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The Republican Revolution in China broke out on October 10 1911 at Wuchang the Capital of Hubei Province The leader of this revolution is Sun Yat-sen a republican and anti-Qing activist By the end of November 1911 15 of the 24 Chinese Provinces declared their independence from the Qing Empire In December the delegations of Provincial Delegates from central and northern China declared China a Republic On January 1 1912 Sun Yat-sen was elected the President of the Republic of China However in Beijing another leader Yuan Shikai grasped power and demanded the Republic of China to be united under the Beijing government ran by Yuan Shikai To prevent the new and fragile Republic of China from civil war and possible foreign destruction Sun Yat-sen agreed to Yuan Shikais demand and resigned from his post On February 12 1912 Qing Dynastys child emperor Puyi was officially abdicated On March 10 1912 Yuan Shikai declared himself President of the Republic of China The Republican Revolution of China was both successful and unsuccessful in its attempt to make China a republic and deliver to its people democracy It was successful in placing the mile stone that would eventually lead to the Peoples Republic of China the official name of China today Nevertheless this process proceeded slowly after Yuan Shikai became the President of the Republic of China in 1912 his power began to surpass the power of the parliament He modified the constitution and became dictatorial It was not until 1949 and after decades of continuous wars and rebellions that China finally became the Peoples Republic of China the creation of a peoples democratic dictatorship The pattern and steps of the Republican Revolution of China was similar to that of the French Revolution They both began with its people wanting to escape from starvation and the insecurity of an absolute monarch Numerous protests and rebellions were the stepping stones toward both revolutions As the revolutions developed the
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