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      07-25-2018, 05:25 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Z K View Post
I can see this happening as China's military gets more powerful and Taiwan's shrinks.

The one time they landed in Taiwan in 1949, the PLA landed light infantry in wooden boats.... Most of their boats were sunk by Taiwan Navy ships and the ones who made it were surrounded by fresh US-made tanks, artillery and army regiments... needless to say, the Chinese was defeated. All PLA forces were lost.

Today, the story would be very different.
The famous Battle of Kuningtou.
It's funny the Nationalists up until that point lost basically every important engagement with the Commies, until this one, and it turns out this was the most important victory that would change the fate of Taiwan forever.

For the uninitiated, this islets, known as Kinmen or Quemoy is basically the "Chinese DMZ", or as close as it gets.
The failure of the Chinese Communists to capture the islands in 1949 thwarted any future attempt at invading Taiwan and Kinmen is super close to the mainland Chinese city of Xiamen, literally a 5 minute boat ride.
For decades, there was psyops and propaganda warfare between the two sides here.
The islands to this day remains under Taipei's administration.


Here's the smallest of the islets with the ROC/Taiwan Flag with the towering skyscrapers of Xiamen (mainland China) in the background.
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