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Taiwan's Political History at a Glance

How much do you know about Taiwan? The US severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 1979 in favor of China. Taiwan is not recognized as a country by the US government. Taiwan has been denied full membership to the UN and WHO due to pressure Taiwan held its first direct presidential election in 1996, from China. which was preceded by ballistic missile February 28, 1947: An anti-government uprising in Taivwan was violently suppressed by the KMT government, REMEMBERING tests from China 228 known as the 1996 Taiwan Strait Crisis. which resulted in 1996 the massacre of There are more than 30,000 Taiwanese people. currently more than STOP 1,600 ballistiC missiles in China Taiwan had been under targeted at Taiwan. martial law for more than 38 years (1949 - 1987). The period became known as the "White Terror" where around 140,000 Taiwan's Olympic teams compete political dissidents vanished, executed, or under the name "Chinese Taipei". were imprisoned. Cheng Nan-jung set himself on fire in 1989 in protest against the KMT government's suppression of freedom of speech. Hundreds of Taiwanese people occupied the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on March 18, 2014 after legislators from the ruling KMT government expedited the review of a services trade pact with China. Ask questions. Get involved.

Taiwan's Political History at a Glance

shared by Pixelmetry on Apr 30
Many people know about Taiwanese cuisine and culture, but only a handful are aware of the island's little known political history. Ask questions. Get involved.


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