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Countries that Have Controlled China

Which countries have controlled any part of the current territory of China? Including territorial claims of both the People's Republic AND Republic of China!
Disputed territories under Chinese control count
Some of these countries did not exist when the dispute started or no longer exist
Taiwan's claims are constitutional and not actually practiced
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Last updated: May 21, 2021
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Years
Country
2333 BC - 668 AD
Korea
1205 - 1635
Mongolia
1626 - 1642
Spain
1624 - 1662
Netherlands
1848 - 1863
United States
1898 - 1914
Germany
1902 - 1917
Austria-Hungary
1901 - 1943
Italy
1898 - 1946
France
618 - 842, 1912 - 1951
Tibet
1955 - 1974
South Vietnam
1841 - 1997
United Kingdom
1557 - 1999
Portugal
1881 -
Tajikistan
Years
Country
1895 -
Afghanistan
1895 -
Japan
1900 -
Russia
1902 - 1931
Belgium
1946 -
Philippines
1948 -
Myanmar
1911 -
Bhutan
1911 -
Taiwan
1947 -
Pakistan
1949 -
China
1950 -
India
1976 -
Vietnam
1980 -
Malaysia
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Level 67
Feb 15, 2020
Very interesting quiz. Should be nominated.
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Level 67
Jul 20, 2020
Missing United States: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Concession_(Shanghai)
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Level 86
Jul 20, 2020
Fixed.
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Level 73
Sep 7, 2021
Some of these, I don't understand. How did Tajikistan, South Vietnam, or Malaysia control chinese territory?
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Level 67
Sep 7, 2021
Because it's including territorial claims, I think the quiz is referring to the Spratly Islands dispute in the South China Sea.
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Level 67
Sep 7, 2021
And as it includes both the ROC and PRC, the ROC doesn't accept border treaties the PRC have made since 1948, thus the border with Tajikistan is still disputed as per the ROC.
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Level 86
Sep 16, 2021
Tajikistan ceded a small amount of Chinese territory in early 2000s, Malaysia controls James Shoal, and South Vietnam controlled the Spratlies until China took control of it in the 70s
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Level 40
Feb 27, 2022
The ottomans once had a vassal in modern day sinkaing
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Level 86
Feb 27, 2022
The Ottomans never made it anywhere close to China in terms of actual territory controlled. "Vassal" is a very vague definition that does not correspond to territory controlled (or else the UK would historically fall under Chinese control, technically).
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Level 64
Jun 3, 2022
Manchukuo (Manchuria) is missing.
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Level 86
Jun 4, 2022
Manchuko was a Japanese puppet state. It doesn't count here.
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Level 72
Jun 7, 2022
This quiz suffers from a serious lack of focus. What counts as a country?

There are many plausible answers to that question, but the quiz lacks a specific, communicated answer.

Why, for example, are you counting Korea and South Vietnam, but not Guge, the Sikh Empire, or Khitai?

What about the multitude of countries that controlled parts of modern China up to, say, 1000 AD? The quiz implies that the first state in China was Korea, which controlled the entire modern territory until 668 AD. Obviously not, but then why is there no other answer during that period? What specifically is the criteria?