How many countries are on earth?
The U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 in countries in the world. Taiwan is not recognized as an independent country. It is considered to be a part of The Peoples Republic of China. Due to political reasons United States refuses to accept Taiwan as an independent country. Till 1971, Taiwan was not only a member of the United Nation but also part of the Security Council. China replaced Taiwan as part of the United Nation's membership and since then Taiwan has been fighting its lone battle. Although Taiwan has been pressing for it to be recognized as an independent country, the Peoples Republic of China simply claims it to be just a province of China.
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