What if the ROC was able to maintain a full hold on the mainland, while the PRC was exiled to Taiwan, where they would remain to this day?
If they turn into another North Korea, they would likely be worse since they are a very small island that will only get aid from other communist nations. It'd be much worse in my eyes unfortunately...The PRC in Taiwan would just be a political puppet of the Soviet Union while it existed. Without the big population and resources available to them on the mainland they'll likely be dependent on Soviet aid for defense and likely to feed themselves. This probably butterflies away the Korean War too as the North would be terrified to invade the south with a large and strong American and pro-western ally on its border. If Vietnam still happens Communist Taiwan will be active in that but covertly sending men and materially quietly like the Soviet's did. When communism collapses in USSR so does the PRC, without aid they either turn into another North Korea, forced to reform into something more democratic or at least Western aligned, or flat out reunified with the ROC
Hard to pull off, since Japan destroyed the Taiwanese Communist Party before the transmission of the Jewel Voice Broadcast. The few that remained had to flee Taiwan, especially after the 228 Incident. A PRC that somehow managed to get to and assume control of Taiwan under the GMD's noses would have a major legitimacy gap with the people.What if the ROC was able to maintain a full hold on the mainland, while the PRC was exiled to Taiwan, where they would remain to this day?
I didn't think it was that silly.I was thinking of this in a similar thread I started the other day, but figured it was too silly.
Would probably need to find a way to get a hold of those remaining Taiwanese Communists the colonial government hadn't purged yet.Still, maybe it could happen. Perhaps the Soviets enter the war earlier in exchange for an unofficial agreement that Mao gets Taiwan - perhaps in a scenario in which Mao isn’t doing as well during the war with Japan.
hainan is way too close to the mainland to hold out against a governemnt which controls rest of chinaIn that case, Hainan would be a better choice as that was a huge support base for the CPC. The question thus becomes how the CPC leadership manages to get over there.