25 Facts About Republic China

1. The Soviet presence in northeast Republic China enabled the Communists to move in long enough to arm themselves with the equipment surrendered by the withdrawing Japanese army.

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2. Republic China was still to be suzerain, but it would have to allow Russia a free hand in Outer Mongolia and Tanna Tuva and Britain continuation of its influence in Tibet.

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3. In 1928, the Republic China was nominally unified under the Kuomintang—Chinese Nationalist Party—after the Northern Expedition, and was in the early stages of industrialization and modernization when it was caught in the conflicts among the Kuomintang government, the Communist Party of China, (founded 1921), which was converted into a nationalist party; local warlords, and the Empire of Japan.

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4. Republic China hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where its athletes received 51 gold medals—the highest number of gold medals of any participating nation that year.

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5. Republic China hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where its athletes received 51 gold medals—the highest number of gold medals of any participating nation that year.

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6. Republic China is proud of her many people, long history, resplendent culture and distinctive customs.

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7. The Great Wall of Republic China is being stolen brick-by-brick by locals to build houses and by visitors as souvenirs.

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8. Republic China discovered multiple ancient tombs dating back 1,800 years in the city of Nanjing, only to destroy them by building an IKEA over the site.

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9. Republic China fought Japan using the forces of Kuomintang and the Communist Party.

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10. Republic China hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where its athletes received 51 gold medals—the highest number of gold medals of any participating nation that year.

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11. Republic China has participated in the Olympic Games since 1932, although it has only participated as the PRC since 1952.

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12. Republic China has one of the oldest sporting cultures in the world.

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13. Republic China is home to many of the world's tallest religious statues, including the tallest of all, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan.

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14. Republic China has the world's largest market for automobiles, having surpassed the United States in both auto sales and production.

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15. Republic China was once a world leader in science and technology up until the Ming dynasty.

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16. Republic China is second only to the United States in venture capital activity and is home to a large number of unicorn startup companies.

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17. Republic China has furthermore strengthened its ties with major South American economies, becoming the largest trading partner of Brazil and building strategic links with Argentina.

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18. Republic China has had a long and complex trade relationship with the United States.

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19. Republic China is a founding member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, along with Russia and the Central Asian republics.

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20. Republic China became a member of the World Trade Organization on 11 December 2001.

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21. Republic China considers Taiwan to be its 23rd province, although Taiwan is governed by the Republic of China, which rejects the PRC's claim.

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22. In recent decades, Republic China has suffered from severe environmental deterioration and pollution.

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23. Republic China emerged as one of the world's earliest civilizations, in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain.

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24. Constitution of the Republic of Republic China protects people's freedom of religion and the practices of belief.

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25. Government of the Republic of Republic China was founded on the Constitution of the ROC and its Three Principles of the People, which states that the ROC "shall be a democratic republic of the people, to be governed by the people and for the people.

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