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Cnooc
Saturday, August 19th, 2006, 05:06 AM
First off, thread with PRC (China proper) soldiers:

http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=64117

Please feel free to compare for classification purposes.

These soldiers are guarding the Sun Yat-sun Memorial Hall, the main Taiwanese landmark, just as how the PRC soldiers were guarding Tiananman Square and Forbidden City in the aforementioned thread.

Sun Yat-sun is considered the father of modern China. He is credited in bringing down the foreign Manchu Qing dynasty, the last of China's imperial dynasties. He wished to create a republican China based on democratic principles (similar to the US system, which he admired). However he died before his dream could be achieved, and by then, China had entered an era of chaos, a time where petty provincial warlords carved up parts of the country. His successor, Jiang Kai-Shek would later defeat the warlords and unite the country, but only to have the Japanese invade few years later, and see China fragment again, along two political ideologies: communism, and republicanism. After the Japanese were finally defeated, China was again embroiled in a 5-year long bitter, brutal internecine civil war between the Communists and the Nationalists. The remnants of the latter fled to Taiwan after their capitulation and set up the government in Taiwan we know today, well protected by the American navy.


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Asianist
Sunday, August 20th, 2006, 08:13 PM
I am assuming most of these soldiers are "native Taiwanese" except the guy in the nineth picture, whose appearance looks like a north-middle Chinese of the Mainland. Around 1.8 million KMT mainlanders had fled to Taiwan in 1949, consist of 1/8 of population of the island, after China was taken by the CCP.

Janus
Sunday, August 20th, 2006, 08:39 PM
Majority seems southsinid in my opinion with some middlesinid exceptions.
Well native taiwanese would be nonsinid many aboriginal people there. Those Chinese people who settled there before ROC foundation were mostly southsinids from Fujian and Guangdong.