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Slightly politically inconvenient these days but Chiang Kai-shek wasn’t a big cuddly teddy bear either, didn’t get in the way of lend-lease though

Slightly politically inconvenient these days but Chiang Kai-shek wasn’t a big cuddly teddy bear either, didn’t get in the way of lend-lease though

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NYC_hydra

The reason people view them differently is because mainland China is still a dictatorship and still kills people, and Tiwan isn't and doesn't. Its like how we view the Armenian genocide as reflective on modern turkey because modern turkey still denies it.


assblaster8573000

Correct. But in the long run Taiwan has been less of a genocidal maniac.


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assblaster8573000

228 incident was a travesty and should always be remembered as a lesson that present governments shouldn't ever replicate. The 20,000 or so people that were massacred should never be forgotten. That being said, the CCP and the great leap forward have led to more human suffering and the deaths of millions of more people than the ROC could ever have massacred.


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assblaster8573000

I was never whitewashing the KMT. They were brutal dictators up until about 30 years ago. Im just looking at them both in terms of human suffering caused. And through sheer numbers the CCP has caused more. Not to mention at least the KMT changed, the CCP is still brutal and Authoritarian to this day.


2woke4ufgt

-999,999,999,999 Social Credit 😳😳😳


assblaster8573000

Oh nooooooooooo-


2woke4ufgt

+15 Social Credit 😎


Psychological_Gain20

At least Taiwan reformed to be more democratic, which is more than we can say for West Taiwan


buttermage21

Man, they gave aid to Stalin, everything to keep the rising sun down. And communists weren't fighting the Japanese compared to nationalists so they didn't deserve a cent.


MikeyTMNTGOAT

Title is a bit *Tu Quoque*


VerifiedGoodBoy

Mao Zedong was a POS, everyone knows this. But people do tend to forget that Chiang wasn't a whole lot better, as it could be argued that his incompetence lead to many of the early successes for the Japanese as well as his purges of communists which he started early as both were originally working together against the warlords originally. Even if nationalist china won against the communists, doesn't mean that they would of become a democracy in the way Taiwan did. China will still be a major power though and tensions between them and the US would likely exist, though probably not as bad as they are now.