(Episode + Discussion) 🎙️ China during WW1

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This Pacific War Podcast is about China during WW1: from serving in the Chinese Labor Corps to fighting during the Siberian intervention and taking a seat at the Treaty of Versailles.

▶️ This Pacific War Podcast will discuss how China may have started as a neutral country during WW1, but it did participate and enter the war eventually. The Chinese Labor corps were a significant part of the war effort for both the western and eastern fronts during WW1. China sent laborers to Britain, France and Russia. China eventually declared war on Germany in 1917.

▶️ During the WW1 time period, China was dealt the humiliating Twenty one demands of Japan and lost Tsingtao (Qingdao) of Shandong province, during the Treaty of Versailles.

▶️ After WW1 concluded, China helped during the Siberian Intervention by sending a military force. Chinese forces also served the Red army in the emerging Soviet Union. China was in a constant period of unrest and turmoil after the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion. None of the new leaders and presidents could really consolidate their power in China and a struggle between the different warlords. broke out. At the same time, China was eyeing a more prominent role within the international community and sent 150,000 workers to the Western Front as part of the Chinese Labor Corps.

➡️ The Pacific War Podcast is featuring Adventure Allies (Let's Play Channel), Canada Watch (Canadian politics Channel) & Just (Economics' major)

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