Time to Solve the China-Taiwan Crisis
Suppose the Confederacy Had Fled to Cuba
I know that’s a stretch of the imagination, but it’s very close to the facts of the China-Taiwan crisis.
At the conclusion of World War Two, the future of China was essentially up for grabs. An ally of the U.S. against Japan, their war began five years before ours, in 1937 and they paid the price with 14 million dead.
A momentary aside: I had a dear friend and mentor who flew unarmed DC3 cargo planes over the Himalayas in the U.S. Air Force and completed hundreds of missions, supplying a battered and nearly defeated Chinese military. Never even scratched under extremely dangerous circumstances, Dave returned to run his family plant nursery near Chicago. Riding his motorcycle across the property one evening at sunset, the sun blinded him to a length of irrigation pipe hanging off the back of a truck and it caught him full in the face. He died instantly. Fate, if fate exists, sometimes plays games with the best of our best.