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Unformatted text preview: Anthony Cavallaro GEOG 1700.003 April 6, 2009 Exercise 10: Chinese Rule or Independence for Taiwan? While the People's Republic of China claims that Taiwan is one of its provinces, it has never controlled Taiwan. Taiwan was governed by the short lived Republic of Formosa until the Japanese took over in 1895 following an invasion of the pro-Qing Republic of Formosa in the First Sino-Japanese War. Taiwan later fell under Chinese control again after Japan surrendered to the Allies subsequent to Japan's military defeat in World War II. Taiwan has been under the administration of the Republic of China since 1945. Chinese rule of the territory should continue. The article provided compares the creation of independence in Taiwan to a hypothetical creation of independence of the island of Puerto Rico. The rule of these territories has been long established. "Chinese reunification is a goal of Chinese nationalism that refers to the bringing together of all of the territories controlled by the People's Republic of China and the...
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