Why did the the allies not helped to stop China from becoming a communist country?

After the war the allies poured billions to help rebuild Germany and Japan (correct me if I’m wrong), why didn’t they do the same for China and let alone helped the country to remain a democratic nation?

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  1. “Remain a democratic nation” is wrong. It wasn’t democratic, and has never been democratic, and “China” wasn’t even unified prior to WWII.

    In fact China had experienced decades of instability and war, and by the 1930’s it was in a state of civil war between communists and nationalists. There is no indication I have seen anywhere that democracy was wanted by the people or being suggested by any of the forces vying for control.

  2. 50 000 US troops were sent to China and about $4.5 billion dollars.

    But at the same time Europe was in chaos. Its cities had been flatted, its economies hollowed out and in many countries communists were a major electoral force.

    Some of the biggest empires in history, the French, Dutch and British were in a state of retrenchment and collapse with the home countries in economic despair. The UK was close to bankruptcy.

    The Soviets were now a major threat, the US had undergone a rapid drawdown of forces and had few to spare what it did have was mostly focussed on Europe.

    The situation was fast moving. The west lacked the focus and resources to get into an enormous land war in Asia. Look at how under prepared the US was for the Korean War. To have fought in China with its huge spaces would have perhaps been too much for even the US logistics system.

    At this time Europe needed rebuilding back into industrial nations with all the political infrastructure, cohesion and institutions relatively in place to expand. China was a horrifically poor and underdeveloped nation that lacked the ability to be stood up as industrial states within a decade.

    There were also massive fears of a return to a depression.

    Once things had stabilised around the world, there was more capacity to intervene in Korea. That was only a year or so later. By then the displaced person problem had massively diminished, the Berlin Blockade had been resolved, European and US economies were growing. Elections being held, the inherent fabric of most west European nations was re stitching together.

  3. ‘Remain democratic’, what are you one. China never was democratic, after the collapse of the Qing, warlords controlled large areas. Chiang Kai-Shek (Cash my Cheque, as the USians called him (a reason for not giving more support, racism)) was not a democrat. Taiwan wasn’t democratic until after Chiang died

  4. Okay, you have to remember that post WW2, the only country that could have prevented China from going to the PRC was the US. Which just fought a massive war on two fronts after crawling out of an economic depression that lasted 11 years, and decided to spend a ton of money to rebuild Europe. The US was tired, and trying to prevent the Chinese Communist Party from taking over would have ended badly.

    We know this because the Korean War was largely fought between American and Chinese troops, and was fought to a standstill. Also, you’re underestimating how popular Mao and the Communist Party was in China at the time. Unlike the KMT, they effectively fought off the Japanese, while treating farmers in the countryside fairly well. So, a fight with Mao would end up like Vietnam, only worse because the Chinese army was significantly larger than the NVA/Viet Cong.

  5. Well because the allies also more or less included the Soviet Union, which was basically consequential in the turnout of WW2 in the European Theater. Their enemy was fascism, NOT communism.

    Truman expressed no interest in a Chinese civil war, however they did not want China to turn Communist either. After WW2, Truman send George Marshall to China in the hopes of settling a truce between the Nationalists and Communists. Chiang Kai-shek did not intend to make peace with the communists, and his decision to break this temporary truce after WW2 was not appreciated by Americans.

    They did help Nationalists with the equipments and other logistical support, but they simply performed worse in battle. The USA would never really involve themselves directly in the Chinese civil war because of simply the sheer cost of doing so, America also required the public to support them sending possibly millions of American men to China to fight for a non-democratic (Nationalist) party. There was no way Americans would allow that to happen.

    A final note was that Chiang Kai Shek did not have good relations with Truman, he poured a lot of money in to lobbying for Dewey in the American elections. The Americans did not have hope in Chiang Kai Shek, and wanted to replace him with Li Zongren, which never occurred.

    So in conclusion, the Americans did not have very good relation with the Nationalists and have absolutely no reason to involve themselves in a war on a scale potentially larger than the American invasion of Germany which also happens to be a civil war.

  6. I assume for two reasons .
    One, china is not in Europe and so the Allies simply didn’t care

    Two, we tried that in Russia and failed miserably

  7. I would say that it’s a combination of the fact that those countries were defeated and occupied so that the US in particular had more control ( especially in Japan?) And perhaps there was a sense that after World War 1 leaving the defeated Germany in tatters and so on contributed to them starting another war. Money was focused on the ‘losers’to some extent though I think it was also the case that eventually teh Soviet Union and communism was seen as a threat that needed more money invested in Europe as a whole to overcome?

  8. It was actually a political misunderstanding on The us. They did not understand that The koumitang and The PRoC was two diffrent groups. To Them they where all chinese and where a unified blob. The The soviets transfered manchuria to PRoC and funded them. By The time The USA realised that they where The only thing left to do was evacuate to Taiwan and support The brutal dictatorship on The Island

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