Geopolitical Situation of Taiwan
Does Taiwan is an independent country ?
For determine if a country is independent, there are eight criteria. Let us exam there criteria in regard to Taiwan.
(1) Has space or territory that has internationally recognized boundaries
(2) Has people who live there on an ongoing basis
(3) Has economic activity and an organized economy. A country regulates foreign and domestic trade and issues money
(4) Has the power of social engineering, such as education
(5) Has a transportation system for moving goods and people
(6) Has a government that provides public services and police power
(7) Has sovereignty
(8) Has external recognition
Taiwan fully meets five of the criteria, but the three other are mainly respected. So Taiwan should be considering like an independent island and country, but in reality it is so much complicated... Indeed, in an official point of seeing, Taiwan belongs to China and is not officially recognized as an independent country on the international scene.
Until 1971, Taipei was recognized as the representative of China to the United Nations Organization; and therefore as one of the five permanent members. However, only 23 of the members of the United Nations recognize Taiwan as independent countries, while the most of them maintains unofficial relations with it for their economic and cultural interests.
In addition, even the population of Taiwan is divided about the independence of the country....
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