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Douglas MacArthur

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Why Taiwan has outpaced the Philippines


The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and not necessarily those of China Daily Mail. Scott Charney wrote an enlightening article explaining how a factor caused the difference between Taiwan and the Philippines in respect of economic development in the 1950s-1980s. “… the U.S.-backed Filipino elite looted many billions of dollars through … Continue reading

June 25 1950 North Korea invades South Korea


The two introductory paragraphs from an article I posted last April, titled Is the 1950 Korea Mess Relevant to the New Korean Mess are provided below: The North Korean invasion of South Korea began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean troops — many of them battle-hardened veterans of Mao’s fights against Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists — crossed the … Continue reading

April 3 1942 The Fall Of Bataan Begins


On April 3rd 1942, the Japanese infantry staged a major offensive against Allied troops in Bataan, the peninsula guarding Manila Bay of the Philippine Islands. The invasion of the Japanese 14th Army, which began in December 1941 and was led by General Masaharu Homma, had already forced General Douglas MacArthur’s troops from Manila, the Philippine … Continue reading

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