To be honest, if I were to look at Taiwan in the US perspective, I wouldn’t want Taiwanese military have its own nuclear program either. Too many traitors/communist spies hiding in it. Besides, Taiwanese democratically voted Ma Ying-Jeou as president for the past eight years…
One of my guess is that Confucianism and Buddhism have been twisted and misunderstood to disguise people’s cowardliness and passiveness as being morally superior. Now that Taiwan military has become a voluntary force to “buy votes” from young generations, you’re gonna see more snowflakes and infantile men…
Comparable geographical/population discrepancy, yes. After that, it falls apart: different political/cultural/historical context, different relations between the opponents and outside parties, and that one tiny detail of the Arab/Muslim countries not being unified and not heading for unification any time soon.
Totally agree. But how will that make TI a reality? This whole issue is not about what Taiwan wants, its about how the other side would react and if TI can still happen with that reaction (or threat of that reaction).
That’s very philosophical. Give us a plan, a road map to TI. Call PRC’s bluff/threat of war and just do it? The problem with that is only a very small minority of Taiwan voters are willing to do so and it simply won’t happen. I mean changing the constitution, declaring “Republic of Taiwan” etc. Taiwan voters are too scared to do it. Despite what some DPP politicians say which is just political rhetoric.
In terms of military/economic/general geo-political heft, PRC is now much more than “one half of the game”. That might have been true in the 1970s, but not now.
Indeed, if all of the surrounding Arab/Muslim countries were unified as 1 country and had nuclear weapons and was the world’s 2nd largest economic power (and soon to be first), then Israel’s situation would be totally different. This Israel analogy is just pure BS.
The ordinary man thinks in terms of a plan. The greater man thinks in terms of strategic stance. The greater man has more than one way to win. The self-clever man has more ways to lose than he can count.
No plan survives contact with the enemy. No enemy survives contact with a superior strategic stance.