H/t reader squodgy:
“With all the hype over North Korea, we’ve completely forgotten little Formosa.
The original Chinese Republic,now called Taiwan was set up by Chiang Kai Shek in a retreat responding to the overwhelming success of the 1950’s People’s Communist Revolution of China under Mao Tse Dung (Chairman Mao) which murdered millions at the hands of teenage revolutionaries, who incidentally are now the aged rulers of China.
Taiwan was immediately jumped on by the USA as the opportunity to utilise chinese labour in their capitalist structure, and it worked successfully until the 90’s when China decided to lower the draw bridge and allow western business in, on their terms.
With the explosion of Chinese power & influence, Taiwan, once part of the Ming & Qing Dynasties, looks extremely vulnerable.
Cue an expansion of the 7th Fleet for more ass kicking?”
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