The Rise of the Republic
After the Japanese were defeated, China decided to request assistance from the United States. To this end, Chiang Kai Shek convened a constitutional convention to draw up a constitution. Using a mixture of Roman and Chinese Law, the Constitution set up a tricameral legislature (Mandarin council, the high council and the Senate), a stronger judiciary and a presidential office. However, the President was limited to one five year term, with the first elections in 1950.
Chiang ran as the KMT head, and won the election with 47% of the electorate against Lin Bao's (Progress party) 32% and Deng Xiaoping's (Socialist Labour Party's) 21%, thus establishing a tripartisan system. Eventually, a fourth Party, the Centre Party, would arise form the 1975 election.
Army - The Chinese has an amy whose size is only rivalled by India. Their Class L tanks and Hornet helicopters are easy to mass produce and are known to be very reliable.
Air Force - the ROCAF is currently undergoing a modernisation programme with the Dragon Mk IV replacing the obsolete Dragon Mk III
Navy - China's strength is in its navy, and as such
China has a tricameral legislature which consists of as follows:
Council of Mandarins: 1000 people are elected here to represent the various provinces in China. No term limit.
High Council: 500 representatives are elected and vetted for approval by provincial governments.
Senate: 250 representatives are sent by the provinces and elected by the legislatures. They remin in office for 4 years and are eligible for three terms.
There are 3 main political parties in the ROC:
KMT (Blue) - This is the Chinese equivalent of the British Conservative Party. They follow Sun-Yat-Sen's three principles of the people