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  • Hi everyone, we are Like It Formosa.

  • Every day we walk through Taipei with travelers from all over the world.

  • They either don't know much about Taiwan or often see Taiwan as a mysterious island.

  • Today we invite seven of our tour guides to play a game - introducing Taiwanese history within three minutes.

  • Let's get started.

  • [Taiwanese history in a rush]

  • Taiwan has been colonized by many different countries.

  • To begin with, it all started from the wordFormosa.

  • In 16th century, a bunch of Portuguese sailors passed Taiwan and said "Ilha Formosa."

  • They came, they saw, but they didn't conquer.

  • Before that, we already had aboriginal people live in Taiwan for thousands of years.

  • But thanks to those Portuguese sailors, Taiwan was put on the map.

  • The first foreign country to come to Taiwan, there were the Dutch in the 17th century.

  • But sadly for them, here came the Spanish two years later.

  • Two European countries on one tiny small island.

  • Obviously, they fought.

  • After 20 years, Spanish was kicked out by Dutch.

  • And after 20 years, the Dutch was kicked out by Ming dynasty of China.

  • And after 20 years, the Ming dynasty of China was kicked out by Qing dynasty of China.

  • It was the longest period in Taiwanese history.

  • Since that time, so many Chinese immigrants started to move to Taiwan, including my grandfather's grandfather.

  • So as you all know, Qing dynasty was going downhill, and it was also when Taiwan was invaded by Japanese several times.

  • So finally in 1895, Japan was the winner between the war of Qing dynasty and Japan.

  • So Qing dynasty gave Japan Taiwan.

  • After WWII, Taiwan was handed back to China, which was under the Republic of China.

  • However, at that time China was going through the civil war between the Communists and the Nationalists.

  • The nationalists who were the Republic of China knew that they were going to lose the war so they relocated to Taiwan.

  • On the other hand, the Communists established the People's Republic of China and stayed in mainland China.

  • Therefore, since then, there has been two China in the world and it is still an unresolved and controversial issue nowadays.

  • [Very easy, right?]

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Taiwanese History in a Rush - Best for Tourists丨Hack It Formosa 001 - Storyteller of Taiwan

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    Eunice Lin posted on 2020/10/10
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