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First, even if today the Tibetan population counts for around 6 million Tibetans , the Tibetan mass was much smaller during the invasion of the Chinese. In addition, the Tibetans had no army, no plan to protect the population.

The Tibetan ethnic groups are the main components of the population of Tibet. So we can say that the first ancestors of the Tibetans are represented by the six red bands of the Tibetan flag: it is the Su, the Mu, Dong, Tonga, Dru and Ra. This shows that the Tibetan people was somehow subdivided, made of small communities. Regarding the geography of Tibet, we can say that it is an isolated territory. First, it is a huge area of about 2.5 million km ² or 5 times that of France. Indeed, due to an average altitude of 4900 m, it is often called the "Roof of the World" consisting of the highest mountains in the world.

Tibet is a plateau nation, located in the north of the Himalayas. It is known as the "roof of the world" as it is the highest region on earth. Tibet had always been synonymous with Buddhism, peace and harmony. However, the current situation in Tibet, which has been the result of the Chinese occupation of Tibet, has become an issue of international concern. This tension between China and Tibet, which had been ignored for the most part of the twenty first century, came to light with the protest launched by Tibetan monks, before the start of the Olympic Games in China, in 2008. The occupation of Tibet by the Chinese, and the subsequent repression of the Tibetan culture has given rise to socio- political problems in Tibet, at an international level.

The Chinese occupation of Tibet has led to the disappearance of certain Tibetan cultural features, mainly in the religious field. People who oppose the Chinese occupation are exiled , and governments not favorable to the Chinese are changed. Despite this behavior of China, most of the nations of the world have done nothing to intervene. This is partly due to the economic challenges engendered by the Chinese government.

A country where peace and the harmony reigned progressively declined to become a country of wars, hatred and escapes. The Tibetans saw the destruction of their traditional heritage, and the progressive disappearance of some their fundamental freedoms, all in the process of making room for the People's Republic of China.

So, the question here is: How has the Chinese occupation of Tibet led to the disappearance of the Tibetan culture? Through this document, we will try to explain that the Chinese interest in Tibet has been responsible for the disappearance of the Tibetan culture, and the subsequent loss of territorial Tibet. The relationship between China and Tibet dates back to the year 641, when the Tibetan king Gampo, married the Chinese princess Wen Cheng. China then signed a peace treaty with Tibet in 821, to guarantee a certain freedom to it. However, Tibet was conquered by the Mongols, and then by China in thirteenth century, when the Yuan dynasty was in power. Since 1652, the peace treaty has been ignored, and the relationship between Tibet and China has been similar to the relationship of a priest and patron.

Tags: Su, the Mu, Dong, Tonga, Dru and Ra, Yuan dynasty, Chinese occupation of Tibet

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