Taipei, RC

Berlin Wall in Taipeh

Location: in the garden of Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

1 segment

 

Despite a civilian government, until 1987, Taiwan’s military rule was a result of changing history: From the end of the 19th century until the end of World War II, the island state was a Japanese colony, then occupied by China. In 1947, there was a popular uprising and bloody crackdown by the Chinese military. Subsequently, a civil government was established.

The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, in which all relevant social groups are represented, was set up in 2002 by the government. The Foundation is responsible for the consolidation of democratic development, builds international contacts, supports programs of NGOs and academic institutions, is based on well-developed democracies around the world and provides support to interested countries in the Asian region.

The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy is supported in its efforts since 2009 by a Wall segment as a symbol for the success of a peaceful revolution.

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Photo above and background:
© by Günter Whittome. Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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