Your statement should be revised as:
it was the JOINT EFFORTS of allies and specifically their atomic bombs that won the war for China & THE WORLD, not the MERE efforts of china itself.
By the way, your war heros, Peng Dehuai and Zhu De did not ever engage in a battle against a Shidan equialent of Japanese Army throughout the war.
About China's population explosion: In the old days, my maternal and paternal grandmas both had 6-10 child bearings, with 5-6 survivors each. The difference was some women chose to have less, and some women chose to have none. In Mao's days, it was a political task for women to bear children.
In today's China, there is a loophole to one child policy. Anyone who had a divorce could re-marry to have another child. We don't want to talk about the high divorce rate to know the one child policy was a bankrupt scheme.
Yes I do agree that the joint effort between the Chinese and the Allies led to victory. I do not accept that the dropping of the atomic bombs led to victory. Japan was on the verge of defeat, even without the A-Bomb. China kept the Japanese Army busy, while the Allies fought primarily the Japanese Navy.
During Mao's time there were still large families as it was customary to do so.
I thought about what would happen if a Chinese person wanted to get a divorce in the current system in Chinese Family Law. Even if they divorce and conceive another child, I don't think it will expand the population too greaty more than it already is. By 2050 China is estimated to have a population of 1.4 billion people. So that is an increase of 200 million, which is not the exponential increase of 600 million between the 1960s to the present. Therefore China's population will grow and contract.
Edited by HappyHistorian, 04 November 2008 - 04:06 PM.