all the countries which had wars against China failed in the 100years.
Well, let's see. In 1211, the Monguls, under Ghengis Khan, defeated the Chinese Ruzhen and conquered their territory in Northern China, which
In the Opium Wars of 1839-1842, China suffered a series of defeats at the hands of the British, finally capitulating and signing the Treaty of
Nanking. This defeat alone has been called "the most humiliating defeat China ever suffered"
On September 18 1931 the Japanese invaded and annexed Manchuria, establishing the Japanese-friendly puppet-state of Manchukuo
On July 7 1937 at the Battle of Lugou Bridge, Japanese troops invaded China, occupied Manchuria, conquered Shanghai, Nanjing and Northern Shanxi, as
well as brutally slaughtering an estimated 300 000 people in the Nanjing Massacre. The Japanese managed to conquer large portions of mainland China, a
feat made easier by the fact that the Chinese were "unprepared for war and had little military industrial strength, few mechanized divisions, and
virtually no armor support" (Reference
). Finally, the Chinese managed to halt the
Japanese advance, through a combination of "scorched Earth" tactics, Japanese mistakes (such as not backing either the Kuomintang or the Communist
Party of China) and the introduction of the United States into the Pacific arena.
China is a proud and mighty nation, but claiming that every country which has gone to war with China has failed is quite simply a fallacious
statement. I suggest you do more research before posting what was clearly intended to be a factual, rather than an opinioned, point of view.
[edit on 15/8/05 by Jeremiah25]