Sun Yixian and
Overthrow of Dynasty Rule
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Definition: Sun Yixian and Overthrow
of Dynasty Rule
The Qing was the last dynasty of
China. In 1911, Dr. Sun Yixian (Yat-sen) of the Kuomintang
(Nationalist Party), helped overthrow the emperor. Yixian promised
Three Principles of the Chinese people. They were:
1. Nationalism/People's Rule - This
was to bring unity and pride to the Chinese people who had been
imperialized by other nations for almost a century.
2. Democracy - Goal of creating a
government that met the needs of the people and ensured rights.
3. People's Livelihood - Making sure
that all people had a comfortable standard of living.
Though bold, Yixian never could unify
the people, and civil unrest continued in China.
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