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China and Taiwan

The research that went into Diplomats & Admirals, particularly the period surrounding the Sino-Japanese War of 1895, provided important background of the Taiwan situation today. It is worth noting that Taiwan has never been a province or possession of the current regime in China. Taiwan was taken over by Japan in the course of the Sino-Japanese War, and Taiwan was part of the Japanese empire until September, 1945. At that point Taiwan reverted to the Republic of China of Chiang Kai-shek. As a result of the civil war in China, the Chiang government moved to Taiwan in 1949, and the Republic 0f China evolved into the current government as it exists today.

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