Honduras "broke off diplomatic relations" with Taiwan, who should be next?

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On the eve of Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen's planned visit to Belize and Guatemala, Taiwan lost Honduras, one of its main allies in Latin America. On Sunday, China and Honduras announced the establishment of diplomatic relations. The incident, which coincided three days before Ms. Tsai's departure for Latin America on Wednesday, made this event even more compelling.

Taiwan currently has only 13 diplomatic relations with Taiwan in the world, including seven in Latin America, including Guatemala and Belize, where Tsai plans to visit.

At present, only one country has "established diplomatic relations" with Taiwan with a population of more than 10 million. There are one European country, one African country, one South American country, four Pacific island countries and six North American countries in the establishment of diplomatic relations with Taiwan: the Vatican, Eswatini, Paraguay, Nauru, Palau, Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands, Belize, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Guatemala, Haiti, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

  1. Vatican City

The Vatican City State, referred to as the Vatican, the capital Vatican City, the Vatican City is located in the northwest corner of the Italian city of Rome, the world's smallest country, with a land area of 0.44 square kilometers. It has a subtropical Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 16°C, with an average temperature of 7°C in January and 24°C in July. As of January 2023, the permanent population is 618, mainly Italians.

  1. Eswatini

Kingdom of Eswatini Eswatini (Eswatini), abbreviated as "", is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, surrounded by South Africa in the north, west and south, adjacent to Mozambique in the east, the capital Mbabane, the country is divided into 4 districts, the land area is 17,363 square kilometers, the population is 1.15 million (2019, United Nations data), of which 90% are Swazi, 6% are Zulu and Tonga, 2% are white, and the rest are European and African mixed races.

  1. Paraguay

The Republic of Paraguay (Spanish: República del Paraguay), abbreviated as Paraguay, is a landlocked country in central South America, with the main mountains of the Amanbay and Barrancayo mountains, its southern border is completely bordered by Argentina, and the northeast and northwest corners are Brazil and Bolivia respectively, with a land area of 406,800 square kilometers and the capital is Asunción. In 2020, Paraguay had a population of 7.454 million.

  1. Nauru

The Republic of Nauru (Nauru: Ripublik Naoero) is simply Nauru. Located in the Central Pacific Ocean, about 42 kilometers south of the equator, it consists of an independent coral reef island, 6 kilometers long, 4 kilometers wide, about 30 kilometers long coastline, a land area of 21.1 square kilometers, and a marine exclusive economic zone of 320,000 square kilometers. The highest point is 61 meters above sea level. 3/5 of the island was once covered by phosphate. It has a tropical rainforest climate with an average annual temperature of 24°C-38°C and an average annual precipitation of 1500 mm. The country is divided into 14 districts and has no capital. In 2018, Nauru had a population of about 12,700.

  1. Palau

The Republic of Palau, or Palau for short, is located in the western Pacific Ocean, more than 700 miles south of Guam, belongs to the Caroline Islands, and is one of the gateways of the Pacific Ocean into Southeast Asia. The coastline is 1519 km long. It consists of more than 300 volcanic and coral islands, spread over a 640-kilometer stretch from north to south, of which only nine have permanent residents. The land area is 459 square kilometers, and the area of the maritime exclusive economic zone is about 629,000 square kilometers. The largest island is Babelthuap, which covers an area of 352 square kilometers, second only to Guam in the region. It has a tropical climate with an average annual temperature of 27°C. May to November is the rainy season and December to April is the dry season. The average annual precipitation is more than 3000 mm. The country is divided into 16 states, with the capital being Melekaiok. As of June 2022, Palau has a population of 18,000. Most of them belong to the Micronesian race.

  1. Tuvalu

Tuvalu is an island nation of nine atolls located in the South Pacific Ocean. Due to its extremely low terrain, with its highest point only four metres above sea level, sea level rise caused by the greenhouse effect poses a serious threat to Tuvalu and is the country most threatened by total sea level rise in the world. Tuvalu is one of the least developed countries in the world. Tuvalu, a small country of only 26 square kilometers,[3] ranks fourth from the bottom among the world's sovereign states, larger only than Nauru, Monaco and the Vatican. Due to its remoteness and lack of tourism resources, Tuvalu is the least visited country in the world. The population of the country is about 10,000 people.

  1. Marshall Islands

The Republic of the Marshall Islands, or Marshall Islands for short, is located in Micronesia in the Central Pacific Ocean. It consists of 29 atolls and five islets with a total of 1,225 reefs. The islands and reefs to the southeast are collectively known as the Sunrise Islands, and the northwest is collectively known as the Sunset Islands, separated by about 208 kilometers. The vast majority of the population is concentrated on the capital Majuro and the island of Ebeyer in Kwajalein. The coastline is 370.4 km long. It has a tropical climate with an average annual temperature of 27°C and an average annual precipitation of 3350 mm, with a rainy season from May to November and a dry season from December to April. The land area is 181.3 square kilometers (including Bikini Atoll, Enewetoke Atoll and Kwajalein Atoll), and the marine exclusive economic zone covers an area of 2.131 million square kilometers. The country is divided into 24 municipal regions, with Majuro as its capital. In 2017, the population of the Marshall Islands was 54,300.

  1. Belize

Belize is the only country in Central America with English as its official language. The name of the country comes from the domestic river Belize River and the largest city, Belize City, which is the old capital of Belize, and the new capital is Belmopan. Belize is bordered by the Gulf of Honduras in the east, across the bay from Honduras, the closest distance between the two countries is only 75 kilometers, bordering Mexico in the north, Guatemala in the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea in the east, with a total area of 22,966 square kilometers and a population of 430,000 (2021), with mestizos and Creoles accounting for 48.7% and 24.9% of the total population respectively, followed by Indians, Indians, Chinese and whites, and the country is divided into 6 districts.

9. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, consisting of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a volcanic island nation located in the southern Lesser Antilles in the Eastern Caribbean. The main island is about 29 kilometers long and 18 kilometers wide at its widest point, and the national area is about 389 square kilometers, of which St. Vincent's area is about 344 square kilometers. As of October 2022, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is divided into 6 parishes, with the capital located in Kingston. As of 2021, the country's population reached 110,000.

10. Guatemala

The Republic of Guatemala (Spanish: La República de Guatemala), abbreviated as Guatemala. It is a presidential republic in Central America, located in the southern part of the North American continent, with a total area of 108,900 square kilometers. The country is divided into 22 departments (departamento), with 338 communes and 338 communes, with the capital in Guatemala City. As of 2022, Guatemala has a total population of 18.6 million.

11. Haiti

The Republic of Haiti (French: République d'Haïti; Creole: Repiblik Ayiti), abbreviated Haiti, is located in the northern Caribbean Sea, west of Hispaniola (i.e. the island of Haiti). It is bordered by the Dominican Republic to the east, the Caribbean Sea to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the north, and Cuba and Jamaica to the west. Haiti is divided into 10 departments, with districts totalling 42 districts, municipalities and 144 municipalities, the capital of Port-au-Prince. In 2021, Haiti had a population of 11.91 million, of which 95% were black.

12. Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia (English: Saint Lucia) is located on the island of Saint Lucia in the central part of the Windward Islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 616 square kilometers and its capital in Castell. As of 2021, Saint Lucia has a population of approximately 184,000.

13. Saint Kitts and Nevis

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis (abbreviated as "Saint Kitts and Nevis") is an island nation consisting of St. Kitts and Nevis, and is a member of the British Commonwealth. With a land area of 267 square kilometers, Saint Kitts and Nevis is divided into 15 districts, including 10 districts on St. Kitts and 5 districts on Nevis, with the capital being Basseterre. As of 2021, St. Kitts and Nevis has a national population of 58,000.

country population
Vatican City 618
Eswatini 1150000
Paraguay 7454000
Nauru 12700
Palau 18000
Tuvalu 10000
Marshall Islands 54300
Belize 430000
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 110000
Guatemala 18600000
Haiti 11910000
Saint Lucia 184000
St. Kitts 58000

In total, there are still 39991618 people who have not yet "severed diplomatic relations" with Taiwan, and with Tsai Ing-wen's foreign visit plan, you may wish to guess who will be the next to "break off diplomatic relations" with Taiwan?

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