Thursday, April 19, 2007

When did Mongolia become independent?

I think many people are confused about this, and perhaps even so in China or Taiwan, where historical accuracy regarding Mongolia's origins and independence has always been secondary to their own agendas.

Mongolia declared its independence on 11 July 1921, 86 years ago from today. Throughout the middle of 20th century, Mongolia's status as a sovereign state has been threatened a few times, mostly by the Government of China. The Chinese government was the only country that refused to recognize our independence, choosing to instead enter a 20 year denial period where they deceitfully tried to backstab Mongolians via various closed-door discussions with the Soviet Union.