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Oh and this month sparks the 350th anniversary of the first War the west had with "China"
350 years ago today. The first war that China had ever fought with Western forces was fought in 1662 over the control of the island of Formosa which is now Chinese Taipei.
Then, a world power, The Netherlands wanted to keep its largest holding in Asia. The island of Formosa, but coupled with superior Chinese troops and tactics following those of "The Art of War", the first Chinese-Western war ended with a descicive victory. It was only two centuries later that another war with westerners would be fought and by this time, China had already closed off its borders many decades ago and entered into a state of isolationsim. Western states, internal struggles, and foreign Asian overlords would carve China up into pieces for the next century. It would not be until 1949, 287 years after the first western war would China once again reunite under one flag, one people, one race, one ideology, and as one nation.