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The Washington Post article you cite largely discusses ties between Saudi Arabia and individuals in Nigeria who helped build a Salafi community in northern Nigeria. The article emphasizes Saudi Arabia's ability to export a particular religion -- Salafism -- as a means of spreading its influence abroad. This type of Saudi influence not unique to Nigeria. ...


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Economically, not much. Note: this section is based on statistics from 2019 Based on numbers from this site and this one to get their total trade, and using this site to get their GDP, Nigeria’s trade with Saudi Arabia is is a whooping 0.06736% of their GDP. Not much. Politically: Nigeria is part of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, a group ...


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No previous answer makes a note of the fact that Taiwan was a military dictatorship for the decades after the civil war and until it was "thrown out" of the UN. Had this one fact been different, and had Taiwan evolved into a well-functioning democracy earlier, one main argument of the UN when it switched its recognition of the "real China"...


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Why wasn't a compromise to internationally recognise both Chinas reached, as it was done in Germany and Korea? I would question whether North and South Korea could be said to recognize each other as both maintain that the other is illegimate and corrupt and that their own side is the only true Korea and seeks unification only on those absolutist terms. The ...


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Because Chinese want it this way? The "single China" concept has centuries of history and is recognized and supported by both the Beijing and Taipei governments alike. They differ at the point of who is the legitimate ruler of the single China, but this is considered a matter resolvable mostly by internal (for China) means. They both (in theory) ...


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In addition to the above answers, Germany and Korea were both split down the middle due to international agreements. Germany was divided up in to control zones after the war and Korea had the armistice line. China on the other hand is significantly larger than Taiwan.


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Major difference: Taiwan as an independent state MEANS WAR, possibly involving 2 nuclear powers. Koreas: the current status is after a war which resulted in this stalemate. Germany: this has been resolved, but even in the Cold War both Warsaw Pact and NATO accepted the 2 separate states. So the situation in both cases, while tense, was also stable. PRC ...


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The difference between China, Germany and Korea is that the first had a decisive civil war and the other two did not The Chinese Civil War between the Chinese Communist Party and the Kuomintang-led government forces of the Republic of China started in 1927, and continued until 1947, with a cease fire between 1937 and 1945 so that both sides could fight the ...


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The East/West Germany and North/South Korea splits were the results of compromises between powerful external nations: the US/USSR in the first case, and the US/China in the second. In each of these cases there was an ideologically motivated conflict that resulted in a stalemated military confrontation. Dividing the nations in question allowed each larger ...


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Because the PRC ("People's Republic of China", aka "Mainland China") is powerful enough to make the international recognition of the ROC ("Republic of China", aka "Taiwan") a diplomatic issue and they are willing to use their power to force governments, companies and in some cases even specific celebrities to take the ...


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