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This post was edited by sfphoto at 2014-4-28 03:17|
jay_dee Post time: 2014-4-25 08:13
MAO and his followers would BE DEAD, killed by the Japanese as they advanced into China.
The Allied forces didn't stop the Imperial Japanese Army; they all surrendered: British in Malaya, Americans in Philippines and the Dutch in Indonesia. Lt. Gen. Arthur Percival surrendered after ONE(1) week of battle in the Fall of Singapore despite his 85,000 troops outnumbering Yamashita's 36,000 troops. Meanwhile, General Douglas MacArthur escaped by submarine to Australia and abandoned his 75,000 USAFFE troops to the Imperial Japanese Army. In all, the Imperial Japanese Army captured hundreds of thousands of Allied POWs whom they tortured, mutilated, cannibalized, beheaded, impaled or otherwise marched to death (Bataan Death March) or worked to death (Burma Death Railway). That was the fate that befell the American, Dutch, British and Australian POWs.
In China, Chiang Kai Shek never surrendered and fought a bloody "war of attrition" against the superior forces of the Imperial Japanese Army which had air support. Remember, Imperial Japan already had an "industrialized" economy capable of manufacturing warplanes such as the "zero" which was used by kamikaze pilots in suicide attacks against U.S. aircraft carriers. Despite inferior weaponry, Chiang fought the Japanese for more than eight years. Compare that to the Americans who fought only in the last two years of the war. After encountering the ferocity with which the Japanese fought at the Battle of Saipan, Battle of Iwo Jima, Battle of Manila, etc., President Truman (who's racist as most white Americans are) decided to "test" the two atomic bombs (one using Uranium and the other using Plutonium) against the civilian populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki even though the Japanese were already worn-out and ready to surrender.
What would have happened if the Americans had stayed out of WWII?
Most likely scenario would be the Russians would have defeated the Germans first and then they would have invaded Manchuria to fight the Japanese (which is what they did). But Truman also wanted to show Stalin this new weapon that the U.S. Military had developed so he hurriedly authorized the atomic bombing just a few days after its successful testing in the U.S.A. After that, Emperor Hirohito surrendered. The Russians then allowed Mao's PLA to move into Manchuria to take over the weapons left behind by the Imperial Japanese Army. And because the Japanese had superior technology, the Russians took their industrial machinery back to Russia.
THAT'S THE REAL STORY.