Usefulness of a North East port?
Posted 16 January 2011 - 04:16 AM
I'm pretty surprised the Chinese didn't use this trade route often enough back then and realise that they could lose the entire territory but keeping this port would have been gold.
So now begs the question, hypothetically, what if the Chinese had Vladivostok returned, I stress, it is a "what if" question, would this reengerise the now declining North East? Sure, it had Dalian, but that pretty much only serves Liaoning which has plenty of Japanese and Korean investment, but this would prove to be a bonus of provinces like Jilin and Heilongjiang.
Secondly, it would also be a world hotspot, imagine it some of the world's biggest economic and military superpowers gathered around in one sea - The Russians (Nakhoda), Chinese (Haishenwei), North and South Korea and Japan all in one close body of water. This would definitely keep the Russians and Americans in check for the Chinese.
Posted 09 February 2011 - 06:46 PM
China's access to the Sea of Japan (East Sea) could easily be summarized in these few words: United Democratic People's Republic of China and Northern Korea.
Zhonghua Hangou Wansui, Wansui, Wan Wan sui.
China de-facto has spread it's sphere of influence over the decrepit post-USSR soviet state. Just like what Tsarist Russia did to Northeast China, China will do to Outer Manchuria. Land seizing is outdated. Get the resources you need, and leave. :-)
Edited by phead128, 09 February 2011 - 06:48 PM.
United Democratic People's Republic of China and Northern Korea. =-)
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