posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 09:44 AM
Armageddon will definitely come if the two major powers clash with each other especially in the term of nuke warfare.
As for Taiwan, I think the odds of its de facto and legal succession is quite small which is to my opion equivalent to that of a astroid hitting
Earth. The reasons for that is quite simple but eloquent: firstly, Taiwan is more and more economically attached to mainland, for instance, in
shanghai, the commercial centre of china, over 100 thousand taiwanese bussiness live in the neighbourhood. Actually, if the current trends continues,
the whole taiwan economy will be vacuumed and much of it has been and is being transferred to the mainland. Secondly, as Ma yingjiu, the glamorous
Taipei mayor becomes the chairman of KMT party, the future of peaceful unification is looming to mainland, 'cause Ma is quite pro-unification and
sort of advocate of one china doctrine, and his personal charisma and determination would pave his way to the president of taiwan. Thirdly, lets
ignore the us military presence in asia pacific and influence in taiwan, taiwan obviously has no match for mainland military power.
Imagine in 2008, china will boast an navy of more a dozen of Ming and Yuan Class nuke and diesel Subs. Only this could be sufficient for the
destruction of at least on aircraft carrier fleet~and also numerous land based long ranged anti-ship missiles are deployed on the coastline.~~
If guys are interested, I could post those pics~