Chinese Revolution of 1949
Since the end of the dynastic era of Chinese history, China as a republic has been remarkably unstable and chaotic. This committee will be taking place in post-Imperial China, in the year 1935. Japan is consolidating its military might after World War One, and fascism is rising in the west. In this committee, delegates will be representing members of the Nationalist Kuomintang Party (KMT).
As a continuous crisis committee, this committee is most appropriate for experienced delegates. Position papers are mandatory and must be submitted by by Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 11:59 pm. More information about position papers specific to this committee can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.
China is currently engulfed in a civil war between the KMT and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Though Chiang Kai-Shek’s KMT has enjoyed most of the victories so far, Mao Zedong’s CCP is preparing to retaliate after a 9000 kilometre march led to it settling in the Northern area of Shensi. Meanwhile, Japan has encroached into Chinese territory and the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany could lead to a world war that would further complicate this civil strife.
United States Secretary of State
United States Ambassador to China
United States Secretary of Defense
United Kingdom Ambassador to China
United Kingdom Minister of Foreign Affairs
United Kingdom Minister of Defense
French Minister of Foreign Affairs
French Ambassador to China
French Minister of Defence
Left Wing KMT Leader (Wang Jiwei)
Right Wing KMT Leader (Hu Hanmin)
Premier of the Nationalist Government of China
Vice Premier of the Nationalist Government of China
General of the National Revolutionary Army
Second Class General of the National Revolutionary Army
Major General of the National Revolutionary Army
Vice Chairman of the KMT
Minister of National Defense of the Nationalist Government of China
Tyson Dennis-Sharma | Director
To his own surprise and not without considerable setbacks, Tyson has survived the trials of high school and is now a senior at West Point Grey Academy. He is ecstatic to serve as your director for VMUN 2017’s Historical Crisis Committee as he has developed a passion for MUN. He appreciates its knack for allowing him to escape the tedious everyday routine. Tyson is also a competitive debater. Having ventured as far as Hong Kong and the Czech Republic, he values the opportunities to travel and meet new people that MUN and Debate can open up. In his spare time, he plays hockey, reads and enjoys the occasional movie or TV show. Tyson is very eager to learn what this committee has to offer.
Gabriela Langer | Chair
Gabriela Langer is a grade 12 student at West Vancouver Secondary School. She started MUN in grade 10 and has been involved ever since. Gabby enjoys playing field hockey, mountain biking, playing piano and wood working. She is very happy to be chairing the Chinese Revolution of 1949 committee and believes it will be a great committee.
Sean Lee | Crisis Staff
Sean is a grade 11 student at St. George’s School, and has been involved in Model United Nations since grade 8. Ever since his first conference, VMUN 2014, Sean has developed a strong passion for Model UN that has been growing to this date. Sean believes that Model UN provides students with the opportunity to interact with new people, along with the chance to engage in exciting debate and discussion around interesting and relevant world issues. Outside of MUN, Sean can be found eating unhealthy foods, taking unnecessarily long naps, or obliterating ankles on the basketball court. Sean hopes that all delegates will have a unique and unforgettable experience at VMUN 2017!
You can contact the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.