Impact of Chinese Nationalists
Chris explores the flight of General Chiang Kai-Shek and his Chinese Nationalists to Taiwan and its consequences.
Mao Tse Tung's Communists won the civil war in China in 1949. The losers, the Nationalists, fled en masse to the island province of Taiwan.
Until 1991, Taiwan's Nationalist government insisted that it was the legitimate government of China, provoking continual conflict with the mainland.
Native Taiwanese, too, resented the dominance of the Chinese immigrants.
In 2000, the Nationalists finally lost power. Now they are trying to reinvent themselves as representatives of the "real" Taiwanese.
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