World wars and conflicts have shaped the course of history as countries stuggle to maintain a balance of power. In this section topics such as the Korean War, Vietnam and both World Wars are explored.
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Other Conflicts

Chiang Kai-shek, a Chinese military and political leader. He dominated the government of China from 1928 to 1948 and was the leader of China's fight against Japan in World War II.

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