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Wed Aug 7, 2013, 11:44 AM

34. I have often wondered what the ramifications of waiting for a Soviet invasion were

 

Just what the toll would have been had Japan spent the next 50 years as a Soviet client state?

How much different would Japan have been? I have visited former Soviet countries, and none are nearly well off today as Japan is.

How much different would the world have been?

There would have been no Korean War, the Soviets would have owned it all, and even if it was still split without US bases in Japan fighting the war then would have been almost impossible.

No Vietnam war?

How much different would China's path have been with the Soviets holding Japan and Korea?

If the Soviets had a much stronger hold on the Pacific than they did during the Cold War, how much more likely would the possibility of things going "hot" have been? How much more likely would they have been to invade other counties in the region?



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