Chiang Kai-shek

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We must unite to exterminate these Japanese bandits, before we can be safe.

Chiang Kai-shek (31 October 18875 April 1975) was a Chinese Nationalist politician, revolutionary and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China from 1928 until 1949 in mainland China and then in Taiwan until his death in 1975.

Quotes[edit]

1930s[edit]

1940s[edit]

  • We must unite to exterminate these Japanese bandits, before we can be safe.
  • Mao is a strange man whose personality is like the Tao, sometimes yin and sometimes yang; he has a soft-as-cotton outer layer, but at the same time has sharp needles hiding inside... I do not think he will achieve anything, in the end, he will be crushed inside my palm.
    • Diary entry, 1945
  • If and when the war starts, no matter where or whoever you are or if you are young or old, Northerner or Southerner, you all have the responsibility of protecting our home and repelling the enemy, you all must have the will to achieve ultimate sacrifice.
  • We must use every inch of our blood to take back every inch of our land, you ten thousand youths and soldiers.
  • The sky cannot have two suns.

1950s[edit]

  • If when I die, I am still a dictator, I will certainly go down into the oblivion of all dictators. If, on the other hand, I succeed in establishing a truly stable foundation for a democratic government, I will live forever in every home in China.
  • As long as we have Taiwan, the Communists can never win.
    • As quoted in Gallery: The Battle That Saved Taiwan, historynet

About Chiang Kai-shek[edit]

  • The only world leader who sympathised with Indian aspirations at that time was Chiang Kai-shek of China whom Pandit Nehru had denounced as a reactionary tool of Western imperialism only a few years earlier.
    • quoted in S.R.Goel, GENESIS AND GROWTH OF NEHRUISM , Vol I
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