China... or Taiwan?

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Last updated: February 21, 2019
First submittedFebruary 4, 2019
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1. Used to be called Formosa
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2. The capital city is Taipei
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3. Has Guangzhou as its largest metropolitan area
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4. Has a GDP per capita of 25,534 US dollars
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5. Has the lowest point of 505 feet below sea level in Turpan Pendi, Xinjiang
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6. Has Tsai Ing-wen as the president
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7. Has the highest point of 12,966 feet above sea level, at the peak of the Jade Mountain
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8. Has an archipelago of 90 islands called Penghu County
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9. Has the giant panda as its official animal
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10. Uses yuan/renminbi as its official currency
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11. Has the blue magpie as its official bird
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12. It received its name on the first day of 1912
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13. Is roughly 80 miles off from the Japanese Yonaguni Island
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14. Is officially known as the Republic of China
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15. Has the second highest GDP
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16. Has a population density of 649 people per square kilometer
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17. Officially has 22 counties
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18. Is not part of the UN
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19. Produces around 193 million metric tons of rice a year
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20. Consists of islands including Lantau and Hainan
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Level 43
Feb 14, 2019
The question about the founding date is highly misleading. The Republic of China was indeed founded in 1912 and the country we generally think of as Taiwan indeed offically claims to be the Republic of China (according to its constitution, the whole of the pre-war Chinese republic, most of which is today's PRC, still belongs to it, with the assumption that the continental part will return unter the democratic republic's sovereignty as soon as the Maoist rebels are defeated). But in practical terms, the political and social entity we know as Taiwan came to being after the second world war. Conversely, one may be excused for thinking that what we call China was actually founded in 1912, since the PRC claims to be the legal successor of the pre-war Republic of China and shares the vast majority of its area. I would guess that in both cases, the clash between theory and practice is too prominent and the best solution would be to leave this question out.
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Level 36
Feb 14, 2019
JetPunk considers Taiwan a country and although world disputes are still ongoing, Taiwan considers itself the Republic of China and it was founded by them in 1912. So either if you consider it a country or not anyways, the state/country of Taiwan was founded in 1912 by the nationalists. If you want me to add a caveat saying that these issues are ongoing, I will, but I personally side with JetPunk in this and will keep the questions the same.
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Level 43
Feb 21, 2019
I understand your reasons, and of course feel free to leave it as it is (it is you quiz after all). I just think that in this particular case the jetpunk convention clashes with common sense, since none of the founding fathers of the Republic of China in 1912 would see himself as "founding Taiwan", if you know what I mean. If I were you, I would perhaps replace the question with "Its current name comes from 1912" or something like that. But again, your quiz, your rules :)
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Level 36
Feb 21, 2019
I reworded the question to having its name be received in 1912.

:)