15b.+Taiwan_S11 - Introduction to the Government and...

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Introduction to the Government and Politics of Taiwan April 11, 2011
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Taiwan: Strategic Location Source: Google Map
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Curiously Similar to a Sweet Potato
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General Information Officially known as the Republic of China (ROC) – alternately: China, Taipei, Chinese Taipei, Republic of China on Taiwan, etc… Capital: Taipei Population: 23 million Area: 14,000 square miles “Ethnicities”: Taiwanese, Mainlander, Hakka, Aborigines
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Major Historical Events Prehistory – Malayo-Polynesian Aborigines migrate to Taiwan from SE Asia 1200s-1300s: First Han Chinese migration 1500-1683: Portuguese and Dutch colonization, Ming Dynasty Kingdom of Tungning 1683-1885: Part of Fujian Province 1885-1895: Taiwan Province 1895-1945: Japanese Colony
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History (Continued) 1949-1975: Presidency of Chiang Kai- Shek 1978-1988: Presidency of Chiang Ching- Kuo 1986: Legalization of Opposition Parties 1987: End of Martial Law 1988-2000: Presidency of Lee Tung-Hui 1991: End of “Temporary Provisions”
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ROC
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15b.+Taiwan_S11 - Introduction to the Government and...

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