Kuomintang[kwō′min taŋ′; Chin gwō′min′däŋ′]
Origin: Mandarin kuo, nation(alist) plush min, people('s) plush tang, party
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Kuomintang - Cultural Definition
A Chinese nationalist (see nationalism) political party founded by Sun Yat-sen, which gained control of China in the early twentieth century. Later, under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek, it was defeated by the Chinese communists and became the ruling party of Taiwan, the island to which Chiang and his supporters had fled.