This three part series is about the reasons behind a new weapon China is developing. This weapon is known as the DF21D, which will be described in part 3.
Suppose that the United States had just ended a century of conflict that started when several foreign nations sent naval/military power halfway around the world to force America to accept cocaine as a product to be sold to all Americans without restrictions.
The United States loses the struggle against this drug being sold to American citizens, and during the next century, more than fifty-million Americans die from more wars indirectly caused by the nations behind the drugs while a third of Americans becomes addicted to the drugs.
As this century of drug and wars end, the same nations invade Mexico and Canada. By the time the wars in Mexico and Canada end, 10 million Canadians and Mexicans have been killed by the invading armies.
For China, what I’m describing is not a “what if”.
Starting in 1839, China fought two Opium Wars and lost about 50,000 troops while the invading nations lost 3,000. The invaders were from the UK, France and, for a limited time, the US.
These nations forced China’s emperor to allow them to sell opium to his people ruining millions of lives and wrecking families due to drug addiction.
These invading nations also built enclaves and cities in China—Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau and others.
Imagine China controlling San Francisco, Seattle and New York. How would most American’s feel?
In fact, Western nations are indirectly responsible for an 1850 rebellion started by a Chinese Christian convert who claimed to be the younger brother of Jesus Christ. When the Taiping Rebellion ended, 20 million civilians and combatants were dead.
See more about The Opium Wars
Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too.
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