Was the Cold War a direct result of the breakdown of World War II alliances? Not really. In actuality, it took form in the late 19th century on the plains of Northern China and Manchuria. Conflict arose when the American emphasis on business, markets, and profits clashed with the czarist emphasis on expansion and empire. So that’s where our timeline begins. NOTE: If you can’t see the timeline (below), just reload your page.
Our timeline ends in December 1949 when Chiang Kai-shek Chiang evacuates over a million KMT government and army personnel to the island of Taiwan, establishing Taipei as the ‘wartime’ capital of the Nationalist Chinese.
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