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Is Taiwan an independent nation?
Taiwan had always been independent to some extent.
Taiwan was the holder of the
of the Chinese seat in the United Nations Security Council from 1946-71.
Taiwan's government has been different from the mainland's since the
Chinese Civil War
Taiwan was under Japanese colonial rule separate from the mainland during 1895-1945. This insulated its political systems from the
on the mainland, and the subsequent development of communism in China.
The island of Taiwan has a separate indigenous cultural history from mainland China.
Taiwan was colonized by the
, and the