Taiwan nuclear weapons

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Should we secretly suppy nuclear weapons to Taiwan. Since china has already given nuclear weapons to Pakistan they can't do much to retaliate and west will probably ignore as it will permanently destroy China's ambition for taiwan reunification.
 

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Should we secretly suppy nuclear weapons to Taiwan. Since china has already given nuclear weapons to Pakistan they can't do much to retaliate and west will probably ignore as it will permanently destroy China's ambition for taiwan reunification.
A huge NO! Taiwan is not really that against (as much as the west wants you to believe) China ruling over it, they have their issues sure but will they defend themselves like Ukraine, I highly doubt.

Also, another thing is the other party in Taiwan(The one currently in opposition) is very pro CCP, so much so that CCP was never insecure about Taiwan when they were in power and they might come back to power in the next election and then the whole nuke thing will backfire on us very hard
 

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A huge NO! Taiwan is not really that against (as much as the west wants you to believe) China ruling over it, they have their issues sure but will they defend themselves like Ukraine, I highly doubt.

Also, another thing is the other party in Taiwan(The one currently in opposition) is very pro CCP, so much so that CCP was never insecure about Taiwan when they were in power and they might come back to power in the next election and then the whole nuke thing will backfire on us very hard
Yeah even I have noticed that, Taiwanese people never disowned their chinese identity while Ukrain even considered banning russian language.
 

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Mongolia, Vietnam and philipines have anti china sentiment in general population's mindset, but they don't have strong millitary to handle nuclear weapons
 

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Should we secretly suppy nuclear weapons to Taiwan. Since china has already given nuclear weapons to Pakistan they can't do much to retaliate and west will probably ignore as it will permanently destroy China's ambition for taiwan reunification.
Taiwan = Real government of China in exile

Don't think they are as pro western, as anti PRC and as friendly to India as media projects them. Their territorial claims on India are bigger than PRC's.
 

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Even if you ignore their own claims on Indian territory, the Taiwanese military is heavily infiltrated by PRC assets at the highest levels. That's why the US will never give F35s to Taiwan.
Giving them nukes is like giving PRC a front row seat into our missiles, warhead designs and bomb yields.
Remember that Chinese missile tracking ship? Might as well invite it to anchor off Kalam island and watch our missile tests from there.
 

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The author doesn’t support his claim that a nuclear armed Taiwan would have been destabilizing.

I think an argument can be made for that though, and it rests on the fact that China wouldn’t mind losing a few cities but it would mind losing a lot of cities.

If Taiwan developed a nuke and it became public before Taiwan built enough nukes to destroy China, then China might have decided it is better to act now rather than later.

Historically China, with its huge population, has shown a willingness to throw bodies at military problem because they figure they can always get more. Losing a few million civilians to gain control of Taiwan wouldn’t be a difficult choice.
 

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The author doesn’t support his claim that a nuclear armed Taiwan would have been destabilizing.

I think an argument can be made for that though, and it rests on the fact that China wouldn’t mind losing a few cities but it would mind losing a lot of cities.

If Taiwan developed a nuke and it became public before Taiwan built enough nukes to destroy China, then China might have decided it is better to act now rather than later.

Historically China, with its huge population, has shown a willingness to throw bodies at military problem because they figure they can always get more. Losing a few million civilians to gain control of Taiwan wouldn’t be a difficult choice.
That was during communists china, now they don't even send their soldiers in armed conflict.
The nuclear argument is valid only if taiwan gets readymade nuke.
 

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