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The Age of Warlords

Posted on the 14 June 2012 by Mikeb302000
There is a Chinese saying that one should keep his mouth shut and have people think he is an idiot instead of opening it and proving them right.
In this case, Crunchy makes the comment:
As for the Chinese, I am referring to democide in the 20th century, not the warlords prior to that who killed countless millions more.
In regard to my comment about the Age of Warlords in this comment
The Warlord Era lasted from the death of Yuan Shikai until 1928, when the conclusion of the Northern Expedition with the Northeast Flag Replacement began the "Nanjing decade"; however, when old warlords, such as Wu Peifu and Sun Chuanfang, were deposed, new minor warlords persisted into the 1930s and 1940s, as the central government struggled to keep its allies under rein, a great problem for the Kuomintang (KMT) through World War II and after the civil war. Some of the most notable warlord wars, post-1928, including the Central Plains War, involved nearly a million soldiers.
If Crunchy actually had some idea of what he was talking about, he would realize that he put his foot in it.

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