Why are the more powerful military generals unable to gain the trust of Chiang Kai-shek?

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Why are the more powerful military generals unable to gain the trust of Chiang Kai-shek?

2018-11-14 10:25:35 416 ℃

Because of the Kuomintang’s horrible record and shameful defeat, many people think that the Kuomintang generals are basically waste. But in fact, the generals of the national army also have strong military abilities, such as Li Zongren, Wei Lihuang, Bai Chongxi, Fu Zuoyi, Sun Liren and so on.

What is interesting is that the stronger the military capabilities, the more the military generals will not get the trust of Chiang Kai-shek, Li Zongren, Wei Li Huang and Fu Zuoyi finally made a clear distinction with Chiang Kai-shek, and Bai Chong was passed away. Sun Liren was imprisoned for decades. What is going on here?

First of all, Chiang Kai-shek’s most trusted military generals are basically from the Whampoa Military Academy. However, the overall education level of the Whampoa Military Academy is basically the starting level of military command. In particular, the military level of the Huangpu generals within the Kuomintang is generally lower than that of the old warlords.

But Chiang Kai-shek, who is full of the concept of the brain faction, is the most trusted general of Huangpu, especially the Huangpu general of Zhejiang Province. The foreign generals who were born in the old warlords always had suspicions. For example, Wei Lihuang could not get the trust of Chiang Kai-shek by virtue of his merits.

Second, Chiang Kai-shek is a commander with a low military level but very much like the command of the dynasty. The military generals will resist or criticize Chiang Kai-shek’s orders. The arrogant Chiang Kai-shek regards this normal boycott as an infidelity to himself.

Finally, the Kuomintang’s internal factional struggle is serious, there is no correct ideological theory and institutional system, basically a draping Jianghu gangs in the outerwear of modern political parties. In this environment, Chiang Kai-shek can also be guided to suspect those who have strong abilities.