1. Independent Taiwan in 1990s: Effects on the Chinese leadership?

    The PoD is that Third Taiwan Strait crisis escalates into a ''border skirmish'' and PRC captures small Islands near Formosa ( which was IRL anticipated by many). Such move would hugely boost DPP support during the 1996 presidential elections. With DPP winnig the elections BEFORE they have...
  2. ACH: Swap modern India and China

    After seeing the map below, I wanted to develop this scenario. How could India and China swap places after WW2? India becomes a powerful authoritarian nation. because it was expansionist at first, it controls the area of the British Raj + Tibet + Nepal + Bhutan. India claims Sri Lanka but the...
  3. World Mapping

    WI: China invades Taiwan on 2022/02/24?

    Idk if this qualifies as alternate history, but here we go. Asking out of curiosity, what would have happened had China invaded Taiwan on the 24th of February 2022, the same day Russia invaded Ukraine?
  4. The_Persian_Cat

    PRC "Taiwan" in Mongolia?

    Hey all, So as we all know, the Kuomintang was forced to evacuate mainland China for Taiwan in 1949. The Chinese Civil War may be de facto over, but the Kuomintang government in Taiwan is still known as the "Republic of China," still claims to be the rightful government over all of China, and...
  5. GameBawesome

    WI: Spanish takesover Taiwan

    In OTL, on the island of Taiwan/Formosa, it was contested by the Dutch and the Spanish. The Dutch set themselves up on the South part of the Island, while the Spanish set themselves up on the Northern tip of the Island, in San Salvador. However, the Dutch took the Spanish Formosa, and was the...
  6. SealTheRealDeal

    WI: Taiwan develops nuclear weapons

    Until the late 80s Taiwan actually had a very sophisticated nuclear weapons program which was shut down due to US pressure following a defector informing the CIA of its existence in 1987. Had Taiwan successfully kept a lid on the program until it was able to test a nuke, what would consequences...
  7. Non-genocidal Japanese Empire

    POD any time after 1910 (Japanese annexation of Korea). How can Japan keep control over its colonies without the situation devolving into the egregious violations of human rights seen in OTL? Is there any way for Japan to both keep long-term control over its colonies AND provide for good living...
  8. Who would effectively be able to lead the republic of China?

    As a continuation of this thread, where Sun Yat-Sen was blasted as incompetent for presidency of the Republic of China, who would effectively be able to take his place, if we do not count Sun Yat-Sen or Yuan Shikai?
  9. Was Sun Yat-Sen a competent leader?

    I cannot seem to find any information on how Sun Yat-Sen fared as provisional president or how he would fare as president. All in all, does he have the qualities for the Presidency of the Republic of China or nah?
  10. PolishMagnet

    From Phin-o to Peh-tang: Tai-oan

    The Republic of Tai-oan: National Flag Map showing territory and major cities Territorial evolution of Tai-oan. Declaration of Independence by the Republican Government (1945) in green, Dutch surrender of Phin-o (1947) in red, and US handover of Peh-tang (1948) in blue. Tai-oan was...
  11. WI: Taiwan gets Nuclear Weapons before China?

    IOTL Taiwan is without nuclear weapons, and China has made it clear if they even try to get them then they would invade. But WI Taiwan either gets nuclear weapons before China or at nearly the same time? IOTL China became nuclear armed by the late 60s. If Taiwan had better leadership and more...
  12. AHC: Maintain indigenous Taiwanese polities

    Your challenge is to have at least some of Taiwan under the control of its indigenous peoples throughout the vast majority of its history. You can use whatever POD you'd like.
  13. AHC: Save the Kingdom of Tungning

    Your challenge is pretty much exactly what the title says: prevent the Kingdom of Tungning from getting annexed by the Qing dynasty or another power for as long as you can.
  14. AHC/WI: More Taiwan-like states

    After the KMT's defeat in the Chinese Civil War, the government of the Republic of China evacuated to the island of Taiwan and still has authority over the island today. Are there any other states that could pull out a Taiwan-like scenario, fleeing to an island or a dependency/colony of that...
  15. WI: Earlier, More Prominent Formosan Kingdoms?

    What if the Formosan aboriginal peoples formed more prominent kingdoms on the island? There was the Kingdom of Middag, but that was a later creation and had the issues of Dutch/Spanish rivalry fighting over the island in addition the Chinese at the Kingdom of Tungning and Japanese attempts to...
  16. Middlesex_Toffeeman

    AHC: The Red Flag

    Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to have a Communist state controlling a part or the whole of the British Isles. Bonus points if you get a British Taiwan anywhere or manage to revive the Jacobite succession as a result of Scottish nationalism (yes, I know it's pretty much ASB...
  17. Could a defeat against Taiwan trigger the fall of communist China?

    Pretty self explanatory, I want to know whether you think a military defeat against Taiwan would trigger the fall of the CCCP from power. By defeat I mean the impossibility to invade the island. The casus belli is a referendum for Taiwanese independence In this scenario, there has been no...
  18. portgofor

    WI: Japanese armed forces in Taiwan declare a republic after the surrender of Japan in WWII

    Inspired by the efforts of the Republic of Ezo many decades prior the Japanese forces in Taiwan declare their own republic. Fearing that Taiwan would fall into Chinese hands and trying to shelter their officers from prosecution they consider this an effort worth undertaking. They hope that by...
  19. Sam Biswas

    What if Taiwan was still under the Dutch control much more longer until the 20th century?

    How did the Dutch lost Taiwan http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/december2012/articles/features/andrade.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Dutch_conflicts Society and culture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Taiwan#Dutch_and_Spanish_rule...
  20. Kalga

    WI: PRC remained marginalized?

    PODs: in which Nixon did not go to the PRC during the 1970s, and Taiwan's status as the legitimate China is maintained. As such there was no major foreign investment and trade after death of Mao. How would things change? I figure that exodus of industries from the developed countries would...