The Second United Front: A Stand Against the Rising Sun
Crisis Directors: Derek Lin & Laurence Lu
Chairs: Jesper Bajwa & Aaron Thammavongxay
**Note: This is a crisis committee**
A Nation in Peril:
On January 1st, 1937, the Republic of China is facing a fight for its life. After decades of violence and political turmoil following the collapse of the Qing Dynasty, the central government in Nanjing has received at least nominal submission from the nation’s warlords. However, with the impending Japanese invasion in the horizon, the brewing storm forced an uneasy alliance between the various parties. Consisting of urban merchants, Nanjing bureaucrats, rural communists, foreign inspired radicals, and unscrupulous warlords, the fractious alliance must come together in face of the looming threat. Together they must work to rebuild the shattered nation, resist Japanese aggression, and of course, seize power for themselves.
Before you come in to AMUN, please at the very least skim over the basic rules of crisis and your individual character’s description in the topic guide. To be considered for an award, please write up a position paper (reading the topic guide should assist in your research) addressing a summary your character’s view of the current situation and your plan for the future before first committee session. For any questions/submitting your topic guide please feel free to email Derek Lin at email@example.com.
5 February 2019 Update: I have a few old Crisis Position Papers I wrote for other conferences if you would like to see them for reference. Yours do not have to be as long (though you can write as long of one as you wish, within reason), one page double-spaced at 12 font should be fine as long as you can demonstrated 1. you have a general grasp of the topic 2. you have a plan for what you wish to do in committee. While position papers are usually not required for crisis, due to the relative obscurity of this topic and the quick pace of committee (we plan to move forward the crisis timeline 6 months every 30 minutes of committee) my team and I felt it would be best to require one for all delegates seeking awards.