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huaqiao Post time: 2018-11-2 15:04
I don't know of any shipbuilding and aerospace industries that could be build and established in ...
any shipbuilding and aerospace industries that could be build and established in just a few years [...] , China was financially and economically depleted [...] WW2 alliance with China was with both CPC and KMT. After WW2, US viewed Russia as the next "enemy" [...] Japan was established as one of the bases for US [..] How do you think US could work with CPC even if US has given up supporting KMT
All that sums up.
As you said, China was financially and economically depleted. Meanwhile USA had just risen from the WW2 as the new superpower of the world, taking place that had previously belonged to British, French and other old empires.
What you had there, was China as an impoverished and underfinanced country, but sharing long land border with USA's new number 1 enemy. Furthermore, the population and society was so exotic that USA could not have just invaded and taken over the government (like Japan had just recently tried).
USA would have given the financing, ships, planes, and training to PRC to counter Soviet Union, and for doing that, they would not have terribly minded if PRC had taken Taiwan in the process.
As far as containing Soviet Union goes, PRC would have been much better place for US bases than any other country in Asia or really anywhere else either. Not only toward China's northeast but the whole western side as well, bordering the whole range of Central Asian countries that were under Soviet rule, or about to fall there like Afghanistan.
China's growth would not only have started much much sooner, but also more evenly across the country.
Essentially that is my point. If PRC had chosen differently, China's growth would have been kickstarted almost half a century earlier by US financing, and whole lot of of regional, social, and military difficulties both in China and globally could have been avoided.
Of course you can now ask, why would USA have cooperated with a communist country like that.
Answer is simple. Neither USA nor the world had yet experienced the extents that red terror would later go in Soviet Union or elsewhere, and the window to make communism a globally acceptable model was open at that time, and it was open for China. But it was not taken, and that window later closed permanently.
USA ended up financing growth in Japan and South Korea instead, and labeling communism overall the new evil empire, when it could have been just Soviet Union.