Nationalism and Civil War: 1909 - 1949 AD

Major Accomplishments: Sun Yat-sen pushes for representative government in China, Mao Tse-Dung rises as a Communist leader, Civil War between republicans and Communists, Japan invades and conquers territory in China, Rape of Nanjing, WWII leads to a Communist victory in China

The nationalist period in China is important because it is the played a role in ending the dynastic system in China and led to China becoming a much more technological and modern culture.  This process continued through 20th century and was even more prominent during the Communist era in China.