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Great Empire of JAPAN

Dependency of FORMOSA : Taiwan

Flag or logo since 1900-01-01*
TAKASAGO Koku : 高砂国 (ja)
Emblem or Symbol*

Emperor Mutsuhito
(ruler of JAPAN since 1900-01-01)
Capital:Taipeh - (Taihoku)
Official languages: Japanese (ja) .

12 Territories:

AKO AKO Lesser Prefecture : Akau Prefecture  (Ahou)Local: AKŌ-Chō : 阿緱廳 - あこうちょう (ja)  (Akō)
GIRAN GIRAN Lower Prefecture : Gilan Prefecture  (Gilan)Local: GIRAN-Chō : 宜蘭廳 - ぎらんちょう (ja)  (Giran)
HOKO Lower Prefecture of HOKO : Prefecture of the Pescadores  (Makeng)Local: HŌKO-Chō : 澎湖廳 - ほうこちょう (ja)  (Makō)
KAGI KAGI Lesser Prefecture : Prefecture of Chia-I  (Chia-I)Local: KAGI-Chō : 嘉義廳 - かぎちょう (ja)  (Kagi)
KARENKO KARENKO Lower Prefecture : Hualien Harbor Prefecture  (Hualien Harbor)Local: KARENKŌ-Chō : 花蓮港廳 - かれんこうちょう (ja)  (Karenkō)
NANTO NANTO Lesser Prefecture : Nantour Prefecture  (Nantour)Local: NANTŌ-Chō : 南投廳 - なんとうちょう (ja)  (Nantō)
SHINCHIKU SHINCHIKU Lesser Prefecture : Hsinchu Prefecture  (Hsinchu)Local: SHINCHIKU-Chō : 新竹廳 - しんちくちょう (ja)  (Shinchiku)
TAICHU TAICHU Lesser Prefecture : Taichung Prefecture  (Taichung)Local: TAICHŪ-Chō : 臺中廳 - たいちゅうちょう (ja)  (Taichū)
TAIHOKU TAIHOKU Lesser Prefecture : Taipeh Prefecture  (Taipeh)Local: TAIHOKU-Chō : 臺北廳 - たいほくちょう (ja)  (Taihoku)
TAINAN TAINAN Lesser Prefecture : Tainan Prefecture  (Tainan)Local: TAINAN-Chō : 臺南廳 - たいなんちょう (ja)  (Tainan)
TAITO TAITO Lower Prefecture : Taitung Prefecture  (Taitung)Local: TAITŌ-Chō : 臺東廳 - たいとうちょう (ja)  (Taitō)
TOEN TOEN Lesser Prefecture : Taoyuan Prefecture  (Taoyuan)Local: TŌEN-Chō : 桃園廳 - とうえんちょう (ja)  (Tōen)

* The emblems shown for the subdivisions may in some cases be those of their capital.

Other Independent or Semi-Independent Polities within the 2021's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

CHINESE LEAGUE CHINESE Unity League : Chinese Revolutionary Alliance  (Wuchang)

Other Territories or Entities within the 2021's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

MATSU ISLANDS MATSU ISLANDS part of Lienkiang County  (Nankan)
QUEMOY ISLANDS QUEMOY ISLANDS part of Chinchew County  (Chinsheng)
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 Main Internet Sources

   * Base géographique, Archives nationales d'outre-mer (FR). For the administrative divisions of the former French dependencies.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US). For Europe, North Africa and Middle East historical maps.
   * Drapeaux d'Origine & d'Inspiration Françaises - DO&IF, SFV (FR). For French colonial flags.
   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
   * GeoNames, Geonames (CH). Geographical names database.
   * Google Books, Google (US). Online library used for specific sources.
   * Herald Dick Magazine, Herald Dick (FR). For some current and historic arms.
   * Heraldry of the World, by Ralf Hartemink (NL). For local emblems and arms.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, by Jacques Leclerc, University of Laval (CA). For national linguistic policies.
   * National Arms and Emblems - Past and Present, by Hubert de Vries (NL). For historic national emblems and arms.
   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ). For some geopolitical maps.
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
   * Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer (NL). For historical regional demographies and areas.
   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
   *, by Benjamin Schemmel (DE). For photos of rulers.
   * Statoids, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The World Factbook, ed. Central Intelligence Agency (US). For the general data and profiles of the current countries.
   * United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations (UNO). For the United Nations Missions.
   * Vexilla Mundi, by Mello Luchtenberg (NL). For flags of the world.
   * Vexillographia, by Viktor Lomantsov (RU). For flags of Russia and Soviet Union.
   * Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation (US). Free-use pictures.
   * Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation (US). For general data, maps, sources, pictures.
   * World Heritage Centre, (UNESCO). For the selected photos of the countries.
   * World History at KMLA, by Alexander Ganse (DE). For historical maps and links by country.
   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

 Printed References

   * Atlas des empires and other books of Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
   * Flags Through the Ages and Accross the World, by Whitney Smith, ed. McGraw (US). Flags of the world.
   * Fragments d'Europe, by Michel Foucher, ed. Fayard (FR). For the post-Soviet Union polities.
   * L'État du Monde, ed. La Découverte (FR). Yearly geopolitic cover of the world.
   * Quid, by Dominique Frémy, ed. Plon (FR). Yearly encyclopedia that was useful for countries data.
   * Statoids printed version, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The Times Atlas of the World, ed. Times Atlas (UK). Periodical atlas of the world with its supplementary list of administrative subdivisions.
   * World Christian Encyclopedia, by David B. Barrett, ed. Oxford University Press (UK). For world religious groups but also ethnological data. First inspiring source of website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

   * others are added according to the consulted entity.


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