Should Taiwan be unified with China?

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    Alright people, we got a serious problem on our hands. From what i have read, things have escalated from bad to worse over there. China has been in growing support that taiwan should come back to china. On the other hand, polls from taiwan have been saying, 73% of them would fight if there was an invasion from communist china. In my opinion, if the us didnt help em out in the case of an invasion, China would win, but not without a bloody fight. China has many more men and more equipment, but taiwan is technologicly superior. Also, if john kerry went into office, would he support taiwan in the event of war. Do you people think that America is withdrawing support from taiwan, in order to increase relations with communist china? Well, lets get this Asian bash started! (And this is the closest chat room that i could get on this topic, i think u should make one like, asian political chat)


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    According to Bush, if China invaded Taiwan, we'd nuke China. He told the Chinese PM this.

    I guess Kerry would be right in saying world leaders want him to defeat Bush. World leaders like communists, dictators, and terrorists.
     
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    ok, now on to the different topic on taiwan, do u people think that taiwan should be givin back to china?
    I personaly think its a horrible idea.

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    I agree, that's a bad idea.
     
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    hey, why wont sum more guys come and chat on this room, maybe avatar, or zhukov?
     
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    cause there usually isnt alot of activity over here.

    No Taiwan shouldnt be given back to China. Not unless China decides to surrender to Taiwan and become a Free nation.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if, by one means or another, the Kerry Campaign was being donated to by Red China. The Chinese would certainly be interested in having a communist sympathizer in the White House. John Kerry's stance on Taiwan would likely be so conciliatory to the PRC that the damage done to democratic institutions in Taiwan in a mere four years could be irreversible.

    Though we have a "One China Policy" it is definately in our interests and in the long-term interests of the citizens of the People's Republic of China that Taiwan continue to be a semi-autonomous entity through which capitalist influence and democratic ideas can enter China.

    We can only hope that over time China will begin to reform itself along lines more in tune with ourselves and our ideals. Certain aspects of socialism will undoubtedly never go away (which I believe is due to a type of groupthink inherent to many Asian cultures), but perhaps freedom of religion and political expression, as well as a limited degree of private property and private enterprise might one day become a reality.

    However, as it currently stands, any aggressive move on China's part toward Taiwan will be met by a military response from the U. S. A.
     
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    i do want to know how long it would take for china to complete an invasion of taiwan, if the us diddnt back em, keep in mind taiwan does have a stiff defence.
     
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    In the face of a full blown communist invasion, with the knowledge that we weren't coming to help them, they wouldn't last very long. The might just surrender rather than have the entire island destroyed.

    In all seriousness, I think many people would try to swim away, and many people would commit suicide.
     
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    i dissagree, i read an article of the polling said that 75% of the mandarines are willing to die for taiwan. THey also have better weapons than the chinese.(they bought it from us) i would estemate, if they nuke it, that day it would be done. But in the case of a full blown invasion, maybe 3 days to take out the main army. and then a month to take out the gurrila forces. After thats all done id estemate that the mandarines would have lost 80% of their people and the first chinese invasion landing and air force would lose 60%
     

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