Second Sino-Japanese War: Second United Front
Over the past ten years, the unity formed between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Kuomintang (KMT/GMD)/Chinese Nationalist Party in the First United Front was shattered by Chiang Kai-shek’s purge of Communist members in what came to be known as the Shanghai Massacre. In the infamous Nanjing Decade, Japan invaded Manchuria, establishing the puppet state of Manchukuo. The date is now July 9th, 1937. Chiang Kai-shek has kept the Japanese at bay for six years through a policy of appeasement, but tensions are rising with the emerging conflict in Manchuria. There is resentment growing among the Chinese people not only towards Japan, but also the KMT for allowing China to be taken advantage of, again. The Second United Front has grudgingly been formed between the two parties and must now decide not only how to address the Japanese threat, but how to gain the support of their people once more. As the sun rises on a new united China, it is up to the members of this committee to put aside their differences and rise up to lead China to victory.
Chair | Max Sun
Max Sun is a first-year from Charlottesville, Virginia planning to study foreign affairs and economics. He spent three years of high school competing on the MUN team and continues to do so here at UVA. In his spare time, Max enjoys mindless TV shows, defending his music tastes (EDM's not that bad), and being a general upstanding member of the UVA honor community. He is hyped to chair at VICS and can't wait to see how the Second United Front will lead China to victory!
Crisis Director | Kira Bannister
Kira Bannister is a First Year from San Antonio, Texas struggling to combat weather below eighty degrees. Planning to study English and Foreign Affairs, she spent her four years of High School competing with her MUN team and continues to do so at UVA. Outside of MUN, she spends most of her time editing for the Cavalier Daily, drinking too much coffee, wanting to visit more art museums, and reading mystery novels in Alderman.