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== Regions ==
== Regions ==
Revision as of 17:40, 20 December 2006
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|Time zone||Hattrick Time +7|
|Taiwan HT Country
||[[Asia, Africa and Oceania]]|
|Number of regions:||17|
|Current local season:||11|
|Number of teams:
|2728 (Active 113)|
|Level of series:||5|
|Top series name:||Dragon League|
|National cups:||Phoenix Cup (main)|
|Chinese Taipei Emerald Cup (challenger)|
|Chinese Taipei Ruby Cup (challenger)|
|Chinese Taipei Sapphire Cup (challenger)|
|Chinese Taipei Consolation Cup (third tier)|
The league was called Taiwan for 10 seasons. Coinciding with Hattrick being translated into Simplified Chinese to get better access to the Cummunist Chinese market, the league had its name changed to Chinese Taipei. Since FIFA had bowed to pressure from Communist China, the HTs decided that it was ok to follow FIFA's lead and not be banned by the communist regime in Mainland China.
The users in Taiwan rebelled against this change, but it was no use. They claimed that calling Taiwan "Chinese Taipei" makes as much sense as calling Mainland China "Chinese Cuba".
In fact, calling the island nation Chinese Taipei is an imperialistic afront to the aboriginals of the island who have inhabitted the islands since recorded time. Chinese domination of the island only dates back 400 years, about as long as the French presence in Canada. The local aboriginals have more in common with the people's of Polynesia and and South East Asia. In fact, Malayo-Polynesian and Austronesian languages trace their ancestry back to the Formosan language groups spoken in Taiwan.
But the FIFA name stands.
|Asia and Oceania|
|Near East Asia:||
Armenia (Hayastan) · Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan) · Bahrain (Bahrain) · Georgia (Sakartvelo) · Jordan (Al Urdun) · Iraq (Al Iraq) · Iran (Iran) · Israel (Israel) · Kuwait (Al Kuwayt) · Lebanon (Lubnan) · Oman (Oman) · Pakistan (Pakistan) · Palestine (Palestine) · Qatar (Dawlat Qatar) · Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) · Syria (Suriyah) · United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates) · Yemen (Al Yaman)
|Middle East Asia:|
|Far East Asia:||
Brunei (Brunei) · Burma (Myanmar) · China (China) · Hong Kong (Hong Kong) · Indonesia (Indonesia) · Kampuchea (Prateh Kampuchea) · Japan (Nippon) · South Korea (Hanguk) · Malaysia (Malaysia) · Mongolia (Mongol Uls) · Philippines (Pilipinas) · Singapore (Singapore) · Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) · Thailand (Prathet Thai) · Vietnam (Việt Nam)
|Oceania:||(see also Asia, Africa and Oceania zone)|
Algeria (Algérie) · Angola (Angola) · Benin (Bénin) · Botswana (Botswana) · Cameroon (Cameroon) · Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) · Comoros (Comoros) · RD Congo (DR Congo) · Egypt (Misr) · Ethiopia (Ītyōṗṗyā) · Ghana (Ghana) · Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) · Kenya (Kenya) · Madagascar (Madagasikara) · Morocco (Al Maghrib) · Mozambique (Moçambique) · Nigeria (Nigeria) · Sao Tome & Principe (São Tomé e Príncipe) · Senegal (Senegal) · South Africa (South Africa) · Tanzania (Tanzania) · Tunisia (Tounes) · Uganda (Uganda) · Zambia (Zambia)