Warlord Rule and Sun Yat Sen's Inability to Achieve the Aims of the Three People's Principles

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Warlord Rule and Sun Yat Sen's Inability to Achieve the Aims of the Three People's Principles

I agree with the statement only to a small extent. The period of warlord rule was particularly chaotic in China. However, even when order was being restored again, the aims of the three people's principles were not all being achieved. Therefore, I feel that warlord rule is not the most important reason as to why Sun Yat Sen was unable to achieve the aims of the three people's principles.

The three people's principles are the principle of nationalism, the principle of democracy and the principle of the people's well-being. The first one is Sun Yat Sen's aim to unite the whole of China. As for the
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During this period, it was also a time of lawlessness. The warlords fought each other as they hoped to gain control over a larger territory. This brought about much suffering to the Chinese people. Sun Yat Sen's principle of democracy is not being upheld as these warlord ruled over their area like a dictator. These warlords exploited the people under them, like the peasants. Thus it is clear that Sun Yat Sen's principle's are not being achieved or even upheld. He, himself could not do anything as his party and government was still too weak. However, this period of warlord rule is not the only factor that prevented him from being unable to achieve his aims.

Due to the disunity in his party, Kuomintang (KMT), he could not achieve the aims of his three principles. Before he can actually unite the whole country, he would need to unite his party members. He often met failure when he tried to reunite the country due to internal squabbles in his own party. They often argued over the third principle. Some party members wanted the land of the landlords to be taken away from them, and come under state ownership. However, there were others who disagreed. Therefore, this made it very difficult for Sun Yat Sen to get his party members to work together to achieve his aims. He soon realised he had to reorganize his movement again before he could actually topple warlord rule and unify
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