Uhmmm, that's just generally speaking withot any specifics, how has this been implemented in the real world?
The Tao is implemented whenever we our behaviour is spontaneous, and germane to the actual situation rather than behaviour based on imperfect mental appraisals of the situation. In other words, we all express the Tao all the time most obviously in our bodily functions but even often in the way we speak, cook , speak to people etc.
The areas of our life where the Tao is relatively established is what I call our talents. Anything we do beautifully, and skillfully and which gives us and others pleasure and satisfaction is evidence of the Tao working through us. We all have these talents and for many people on this site their talents are likely to be intellectual in nature.
The Tao becomes a permanent way when we have finally seen that the Tao is our true and actual nature and that we are not individuals with talents. This is the Tao of the saint and is rare.
So far as I've seen it went quite bad with China, only when they scrapped all this outdated supersticious nonsense and embraced imperialism and capitalism they became a super power in the world.
The true Taoist saint has nothing to do with 'Taoism' and the Tao can't be worshipped or followed in any pre-conceived manner. Taoists so called are by definition people who have not yet realised the true Tao but are, like ordinary people, seeking to improve their mortal existence in various ways. More or less people may succeed for more or less time, but ultimately they are following dubious opinions about the nature of things that are equivocal and will eventually be overthrown. Needless to say, China has never been a nation that has followed the Tao any more than Britain has been a nation of saints.
The hardest thing in the world is to know that the Tao can't be known. Many are called, and many aspire to follow the Tao because they have the intuitive wisdom to recognise the sovereign good. They will call themselves Taoists, but they must endure for a long season thinking they are Taoists when they are not. For a long time the sheer simple ordinariness of the Tao is simply too disappointing to face and they must perhaps be disappointed by their attempts to find it before the ordinariness of the Tao will afford them some relief.