Tibet in Conflict


History of Tibet

In 1949 the People's Republic of China began conquering and colonizing Tibet, immediately after the communist victory over the Chinese, set a treaty of "liberation" on the Tibetans, which caused the military to take advantage of Tibet's land. China claims that Tibet has always been a part of China, but to the Tibetans it has always been on its own. China has taken approximately 900,000-square-mile territory of Tibet.

Overview/Facts of Tibet


*Location Boundary

*Condense compact shape

* Depends on China or India for resources

*Want to achieve independence by rebelling against China's government

* Centripetal Forces: Religion, Buddhism, unity, and Tibetan culture

*Centrifugal: Ethnicity conflicts all around Tibet, Devolution because Tibet is breaking down China because it wants to become its own land. China refuses to let it have its own freedom

*Stateless nation because no one knows its on its own

*Religion and culture influence on India such as Nepal and Bhutan

Tibet in War

Throughout history, China and Tibet have had a very rough time in claiming Tibet's land. The China-Tibet conflict is often viewed as an ethnic or religious conflict while the inhabitants are Tibetans, the majority ethnic group in China is Han Chinese. The Chinese government is made up mostly of Han Chinese, and it does not have a strong record of dealing with China's ethnic minorities, like Tibetans, in a fair way. Almost all Tibetans are Buddhists, while ethnic Han Chinese are mostly not, even though the Chinese people are becoming increasingly religious,now that the ideology of Communism has collapsed in China. Moreover, the Chinese government has a history of persecuting religious movements.Tibetan Buddhism has this kind of following potential. While these are aspects of the conflict, they are better described as consequences, of it, as they bring attention to ethnic and religious differences between Tibetans and Chinese, these factors are what really drive the conflict in Tibet.

Mireyah Gomez and Phong Huynh