Kuomintang

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Kuomintang

(ˈkwəʊˈmɪnˈtæŋ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the political party founded by Sun Yat-sen in 1911 and dominant in China from 1928 until 1949 under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek. Since then it has been the official ruling party of Taiwan
[C20: from Chinese (Mandarin): National People's Party, from kuo nation + min people + tang party]

Kuo•min•tang

(ˈkwoʊˌmɪnˈtæŋ, -ˈtɑŋ, ˈgwoʊ-)

n.
the main political party of China from 1928 to 1949, founded chiefly by Sun Yat-sen in 1911 and later led by Chiang Kai-Shek: the main party of Taiwan since 1949.
[< Chinese guómín dǎng national people's party]

Kuomintang

A Chinese political party founded in 1912, dominant from 1928 to 1949.
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Noun1.Kuomintang - the political party founded in 1911 by Sun Yat-sen; it governed China under Chiang Kai-shek from 1928 until 1949 when the Communists took power and subsequently was the official ruling party of Taiwan
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
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