You forgot to mention North Vietnam was so weakened, that when we left for political reasons it still took several years for them to gain the strength to take the south.Vietnam war is a different story. When US retreat from Vietnam, the South Vietnamese government still exist, and theoretically, had US never left Vietnam, South Vietnam would still exist today. The strategic goal for US in Vietnam was is to pop up the southern regime, and we achieve that, and the tactical goal for US is to win each and every battle and/or engagement, and we had achieve that too.
South Vietnam losses to North Vietnam, that's the history, how do we know when we withdraw from Vietnam, South will collapse within 3 years......That's not of our concern as, well, simply, we are not part of the conflict anymore. Hence the result do not concern us anymore, and that's also history too.
Maybe you should visit South Korea again. That's still standing and well, Chinese losses
Vast size is still a deterrent....Few countries have that luxury. The US, China, Russia, Canada (count them with US size when push comes to shove) India, perhaps Brazil.His argument also missed out 1 major factor. Now, I don't really know did he intentionally leave out this piece of information or he is just twisting information to make his point.......
China is about 32 times the size of Philippine and it's about 40-50 times the population. China have a land area of 9,706,961 sq km where as Philippine have a land area of 300,000 sq.km.
If a proportional time is needed to totally conquer China with respect to Philippine will be 32 times of 6 months he claim (Which is not true by the way) that's 192 calendar months. Which is 16 years, the war lasted 8 years (1937 - 1945) 45- 55% of China is conquered. I would say China is on the same track with respect to the speed of Japan Conquered Philippine, don't you think?
I don't really know why Chinese keep booster the fact that they are hard fighter, when the reason they were not conquer in full is because, well, they are too big and too vast to conquer.