ᴅᴏɴ'ᴛ ᴡᴏʀʀʏ 'ʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛᴏᴍᴏʀʀᴏᴡ ᴀɴʏᴍᴏʀᴇ.
i will do more pieces on chinese history in the future. i guess i wont unpublish this after all.
chinese history is bloody, complicated, and forgotten. the US is partially the reason, but i'll get to that in another time.
subtle referenced history: the Qing dynasty (last one) is not ethnically Han chinese, they are invading Manchus. Most people lost faith in them after China lost the opium wars. between opium wars and a sino japanese war, they were over thrown.
manchuria was a puppet government named 'manchukuo' by japan. it was ruled by the fengtian clique (referenced throughout, china was in pieces after the dynasty was overthrown)
first sino-japanese war was fought over korea, the 'peninsula'
marco polo bridge incident and mukden incident were fabricated events of chinese aggression so that japan could 'retaliate'
many war criminals were tried and found guilty, but the Class A criminals (hitler's level) were let off free. they have a shrine to celebrate them (war crimes). the war criminal with the msot blame was pardoned by MacArthur.
*the reason for all of this US influence and 'historical revision' was because China was leaning towards communism.
long march: the chinese communists flee from the nationalists. they walk 8,000 miles.
'starving': in the 'great leap forward', many peasants starved to death as a result of mao's actions.
zhou enlai, mao zedong are founding members of the PROC and chiang kai shek is the founder of ROC.
this is overly simplified.
no one apologized.
Written By: chrysanthemums&ink
June 17, 2020