Taiwan's Future: Independence or Subsummation.
Group research project,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The basic question is whether the Republic of China will continue as a political entity considering the Shanghai Communique, its ouster from the United Nations, and the atmosphere of detente between the Peoples Republic of China and the United States. The cultural, political, military and economic history of Taiwan indicates that, although the Taiwanese cultural inheritance from the mainland is strong, the Japanese occupation from 1895 to 1945, the arrival of the Nationalist Government in 1949, and heavy American aid from 1950 to 1965 have created a divergent economic and political life on Taiwan as compared with mainland China. The spectacular economic development of Taiwan, if continued, will result in the emergence of Taiwan as an industrialized economy by the beginning of the next decade, far ahead of mainland China. It is concluded that, despite some flux in big-power relationships in Southeast Asia, the Nationalist Government of Taiwan feels no immediate pressure for abrupt change in economic, political, or military arrangements now in effect. The status quo will obtain for the foreseeable future with changes in present relationships seen as evolutionary, not revolutionary in character. Author
- Government and Political Science