And it could have happened.
Key Point: What kind of bomb was Taiwan attempting to develop? Two possibilities are low-yield tactical nuclear weapons and a higher-yield city killer.
It would have been one of the greatest crises of postwar Asia: the revelation of a Taiwanese atomic bomb.
For Taiwan, the bomb would have evened the odds against a numerically superior foe. For China, a bomb would have been casus belli, justification for an attack on the island country...
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