Tibet Area (administrative division)

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Tibet Area
西藏地方
Area of the Republic of China (1928–1951)
Area of the People's Republic of China (1951–1965)

1928–1965

Flag of Tibet

Flag of the Tibetan Army

Location of Tibet
Tibet Area (red) in the Republic of China
Capital Lhasa
Historical era 20th Century
 •  Established 1928
 •  Battle of Chamdo 1950
 •  Seventeen Point
Agreement
23 May 1951
 •  Replacement of Kashag with the Preparatory Committee for the Tibet Autonomous Region
after the 1959 Tibetan uprising
1959
 •  Establishment of the
Tibet Autonomous Region
22 April 1965
Today part of  China

The Tibet Area was a province-level administrative division of the Republic of China and early People's Republic of China. The Republic of China never had any real control over the area, which was de facto controlled by the Ganden Phodrang government in Lhasa. When the Republic was originally founded in 1912, the Kashag controlled about the same area as the Tibet Area, but later also took control of the western portion of Sikang Province; thus for the most of the Republic of China period, Lhasa controlled an area which was near identical to the contemporary Tibet Autonomous Region. The People's Republic of China invaded Chamdo in 1950 and incorporated the Dalai Lama-controlled regions in 1951. Following the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the State Council of the PRC ordered to replace the Kashag government with the "Preparatory Committee for the Tibet Autonomous Region" which was established in 1956. The current Tibet Autonomous Region was eventually established in 1965.

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