what happened in taiwan


Taiwan’s history is complex, especially regarding its current political situation. Here’s a summary of some key events:

Early History:

  • Taiwan was inhabited by indigenous peoples for thousands of years.
  • In the 17th century, it was annexed by the Qing dynasty of China.
  • Japan defeated China in 1895 and gained control of Taiwan.


20th Century:

  • After World War II, Taiwan was handed over to the Republic of China (ROC), led by the Kuomintang (KMT).
  • The Chinese Civil War between the ROC and the Communists resumed.
  • The Communists won the mainland in 1949, establishing the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
  • The ROC government fled to Taiwan, where it has remained since.

Current Situation:

  • The PRC considers Taiwan a breakaway province and claims sovereignty over it.
  • Taiwan functions as a self-governing democratic state but does not formally declare independence.
  • The international community officially recognizes the PRC but maintains unofficial relations with Taiwan.

This is a very brief overview. If you’d like to delve deeper into specific periods or aspects of Taiwanese history, let me know! I can provide more details or point you towards reliable sources like Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan) or Britannica (https://www.britannica.com/topic/history-of-Taiwan).

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