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Old December 12th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #1

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Current governments in exile


Do you happen to know a government that is currently in exile?
recognized by the majority of nations or not.
Like Belarus?
(by the way, why does it still have a government in exile?)
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As for I know, in Nepal they told me that the "Tibetan government" is in exile in India.

Checking I found out that the CTA [Central Tibet Administration] escaped to India in 1959 after Lhasa revolt and China declared it illegal.

I'm not aware of countries recognizing it as official government of Tibet.
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I am writing this off the top of head, but isn't Taiwan technically a government in exile? After Mao took power in China the Kuomintang moved its government to Taiwan where it has been ever since.

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I am writing this off the top of head, but isn't Taiwan technically a government in exile? After Mao took power in Taiwain the Kuomintang moved its government to Taiwan where it has been ever since.
I was forgetting Taiwan [in Italy we are used to think to it as an independent state and that's all].

You're right: they still consider their capital Nanchino [which is on the continent], Taipei is a temporary capital, and they think that their territory is made also by continental China and Mongolia.

From Wikipedia I learn that 23 countries recognize it [but no great powers].
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Western Sahara government is settled in Tindouf, Argelia.

There is a Equatorial Guinea government in the exile also, settled in Madrid.
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Do you happen to know a government that is currently in exile?
recognized by the majority of nations or not.
Like Belarus?
(by the way, why does it still have a government in exile?)
I'd never heard of this organisation until now. It seems that there was an independent Belarusian republic declared in 1918, whose forces were finally defeated by the Red Army in 1920. An government-in-exile opposed to the Soviet government has existed ever since. According to Wikipedia, it was planned to have some sort of official handing over of sovereignty to the newly independent Belarussian government, but this has never happened due to the government-in-exile's opposition to Lukashenko's authoritarianism.

As for other governments-in-exile today, an independent Sahrawi state was declared in the 1970s, which does control a small amount of the territory it claims in Western Sahara - the rest being administered by Morocco. Its government is mostly based in refugee camps in Algeria, and it's recognised by about 50 countries - mostly African.
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