Military of the Republic of China

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The Republic of China Armed Forces encompass the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Military Police Force and National Space Organization of the Republic of China Republic of China (ROC) (commonly known simply as Taiwan). It is a military establishment, which accounted for 16.8% of the central budget in the fiscal year of 2003. It was originally the National Revolutionary Army before being renamed as the Republic of China Armed Forces in 1947 due to the implementation of the Constitution.[citation needed]

Until the 1970s, the military's primary mission was to retake mainland China from the Chinese communist People's Republic of China People's Republic of China (PRC) through the Project National Glory.[1] The military's current foremost mission is the defense of the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu against a possible military invasion by the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China, which is seen as the predominant threat to the ROC[2][3] in the ongoing dispute over the political status of Taiwan.

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