Flag and seal of the Republic (1895)
On the 21st of October, 1895, the Republic of Formosa (on the island of Taiwan) collapsed when Japanese forces invaded.
Formosa had only been proclaimed a republic on the 23rd of May the same year.
Japanese illustration of the occupation of the capital city.
The Japanese landed nearby on the 29th of May, waging a five-month campaign before occupying the capital, Tainan, in October.