Originally Posted by samneanderthal
Yes, supposedly wars had also been rendered moot by the invention of the machine gun and quick firing artillery.
Once Taiwan falls to China and South Korea to North Korea and China, Japan and the Philippines will be open hunting ground.
With the Taiwanese, South Korean and Japanese industry under its control, China will be far more formidable than Hitler after gaining the Austrian, Czech and Polish industries.
China has even been courting its former enemy Viet Nam, which would make a powerful ally to help to occupy Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Hold the horses Sam!
1: China might be able to occupy Taiwan but at a considerable price.
2: North Korea cannot beat South Korea
3: China lacks the navy to support an invasion of Japan, let alone occupy it.
4: you forget the US fleet and India.
And last but not least, once China starts to wage war on a big scale, blockades will suffocate their economy, millions of Chinese become jobless and China will need their military to save the leadership.