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Rise of Taoism

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In this timeline, the Taoist religion spreads around the world more then it did in our timeline.


Kuomintang, Chinese Nationalist Party, embraces Taoism instead of science and modernism.


1912: Republic of China created. Kuomintang embraces Taoism.

1914: A offshoot full Nationalist Taoist Party is created, Taoist Nationalist Party.

1918: Republic of China's official religion is changed to Taoism and I Ching, Tao Te Ching and Zhuangzi are recognised as the country's holy book.

1949: People's Republic of China is created. Taoism is outlawed in China but it has already spread to other East Asian countries.

1950s: Communism rises in North Vietnam. Taoism also becomes popular. This starts a rift between North Vietnam and China.

1953: Taoism comes popular in Laos.

1955: Despite the ideological differences, North Vietnam and Laos start becoming allies because of Taoism.

1958: Laos comes under free association with North Vietnam.

1961: North Vietnam invades South Vietnam.

1975: Vietnam is unified under communist rule.

1977: Vietnam is suspected for secretly supporting Taoist revolts in China.

1978: Vietnam invades Kampuchea (Nowadays Cambodia).

1979: China declares war on China and Laos because of the Taoist rift between China and Vietnam. Kampuchea surrenders and becomes communist.

12th June - 19th June 1980: In the Chinese city of Yinchuan, a peaceful pro-Taoist protest occurs. They complain about how Vietnam are using Taoist as a smokescreen for their violent activities. The Chinese government commits a massacre, killing all of the protesters.

1980: After the Yinchuan massacre, China decides to silence anything to do with Taoism and the previous massacre. This starts the Taoist Genocide.

22nd July 1983: The president of China, Li Xiannian who was president since 18th June 1983, was shot by a man. No one, to this day, knows who he was and why he shot Li Xiannian. He is now known as the 'Chinese Assassin'.

1983: After the shooting, Vietnam attacked the Chinese city of Chongzou and found evidence of the Taoist Genocide which around 19 thousand people died, around 17 thousand were Taoists.

1984: China offers a peace agreement with Vietnam. It is signed in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi.

1985: The Union of Indochina is created.

1986: Soviet Union starts coming under pressure as Taoism is spreading to China and China started going against the Soviet 'warmongering ways'.

1987: China, Vietnam and America become allies which also weakens the Soviet Union.

1989: The Berlin Wall falls.

1989: The Soviet Union collapses.

1992: Laos, Kampuchea and Vietnam combine to become the 'People's Republic of Indochina'. The country's capital is Hanoi.

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