1000 nearly toppled the Burmese Government? Well just goes to show that they were a bunch of marauding bandits, desperate, stateless and looking for easy prey. Sad to see what was left of "the Ironside Army and Army of Steel" eventually become a drug peddling bunch of jungle thugs. Although you seem to have an impressive body of knowledge and constantly talk up the KMT's "crack" military elan I find it hard to give any of your arguments any credibility. It seems every misfortune the KMT suffered was caused by someone else's back stabbing according to you. Be it Communists, bandits, traitors, students, professors, warlords, Russians, Americans, Japanese, French, British, League of Nations, United Nations and 'The Whole World". Such a fine force being so clueless they were tricked by everyone? You just have to face it. They were just pretenders for the Mandate of Heaven. Time to move on.
I have seen posts of your nature on this board for many years.
In every post of yours, there was missing the basic information, i.e., what we call by facts - name, place, time and event.
To beef up your points, you better work on supplying the flesh - name, place, time and event - on the skeleton or bone.
There are important topics on "Chinese Civil Wars" on this bbs. Unfortunately, some people had bumped
those topics to the end of pages and un-pinned
those topics that the board owner had put there for years. I suggest that you spend some time reading those threads that deal with "Chinese Civil Wars" for deeper understanding of this topic. (Go click on page 4 and onward for topics related to civil wars.)
The 1000 soldiers were the initial group. Later, more soldiers joined in to expand it to 10,000-20,000, including the mountain tribesmen who were allies of Chinese since Sino-Japanese War. There were at least three major campaigns against Burmese government, with the initial war waged by 1000 soldiers, only. United Nations intervened to evacuate ROC troops by three batches. Those who refused to leave Burma had nominally severed relationship with Taiwan. The drug dealing was to do with this group of people who consisted of locals and mountain tribesmen. There are two volumes of Wellington Koo Memoirs dealing exclusively with Burma, ROC Troops and United Nations. If you browse TIME ONLINE, you might find writings about the war in northern Burma.
Edited by ahxiang, 21 February 2009 - 08:11 PM.