On this day: the collapse of the Republic of Formosa

Flag of Formosa 1895Seal of the Republic of Formosa (1895)

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.

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Old Formosa

Formosa had only been proclaimed a republic on the 23rd of May the same year.

Japanese_Soldier_Entering_Taipei(1895)Drawing about the Moment Japanese Soldiers Entering Taipei City in 1895 after the Treaty of Shimonoseki between Qing and Japan

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.