Joint Crisis Committee: Chinese
The Chinese Civil War was one of the most influential events of the twentieth century, lasting intermittently for around 20 years. It caused irreversible change for not only one of the world’s superpowers, but also for the rest of the world, as it defined international affairs in East Asia during the Cold War and in the years that followed.
This historical topic features two joint committees: The Communists (CCP) and The Nationalists (KMT). Although history saw the CCP ultimately winning control over Mainland China and establishing the People’s Republic of China, while the KMT-controlled Republic of China government fled to Taiwan, we will not necessarily be sticking to historically accurate events throughout our simulation. Instead, we will be starting with events similar to those of history, but then leave it up to delegates to decide how the war will unfold. Will the KMT make the same mistakes and suffer defeat, or will they be able to overpower the Communists? Will China be partitioned between the Nationalists and Communists, or will there be a coalition government?
In this joint crisis setup, delegates will be in two separate rooms separated by committee—yet they will be constantly interacting with the delegates in the other room, and any decisions and actions taken will mutually influence each other. Unlike traditional Model United Nations committees, there are not multiple topics of debate. Rather, the primary issue at hand will be for each committee to advance their party/character’s interests in fighting the war.
Each committee will be composed of 16 characters, for a total of 32. Each character was carefully selected as they had the capacity to play an influential role during the war.