Contested Spaces

Contested spaces are any spaces that two or more people or entities are in dispute over. These disputes are mostly because of cultural clashes and the inhabitants of these spaces are overpowered and in constant fear of war.

One such example is the dispute between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC), otherwise known as Taiwan. Both these countries claim the same territory without considering the other’s existence. The reason for this dispute dates back to World War II and the establishment of communist China.  The PRC declared itself as the official successor of the Republic of China after establishing control of the mainland, while the ROC was forced into exile on Taiwan.

Although according to me these spaces being under dispute due to political reasons doesn’t make it contested spaces, but the uncertain and restricted lives of the people who fall under these spaces.

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