Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: On the Peace Train
Re: North Korea ready for Sacred War
Taiwan actually has a historical link with Korea: according to (IIRC) Komrade Khruschev's memoir, Mao would have sent troops to reunite with Chaing Kai-shek's refuge, the "renegade province" on Formosa, if not for the Korean War. And Nikita Sergeyevich also wrote that Stalin got Mao to agree to send in troops by saying the Soviets would too, then cancelling that promise after Kim Il-Sung launched the war.
BTW, the US entry was after Truman's Secretary of State Dean Acheson left South Korea (and Taiwan, FWIW) off of a list of "vital interests" the US would defend with troops. Another is that the Soviets were then boycotting the UN ova its failure to switch the China seat (including on the Security Council) to Peking, so didn't veto the use of force vote with their veto; though a "coalition of the willing" might have entered anyhow.