Talk:Defense of the Great Wall
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RE: RoC Policies
While I concur with the analysis presented on the rationale for the active resistance coupled with negotiation policy, it might be that it is somewhat incomplete, since the rationale for resistance was not merely for home consumption - repeated weakness would have been detrimental to China diplomatically both in relation to future negotiation with Japan and securing foreign support.
- yes, but China was too weak to resist Japan. China wasn't even ready by 1937. You're right that China's weakness was detrimental in securing foreign support, as no western powers really helped china when the war broke out in 1937 and Germany, which had been the greatest supplier and trainer of the Chinese army, withdrew support in 1938 because they thought japan had a better chance of resisting the soviet union. BlueShirts 16:32, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
"Silhouettes showing underequipped Chinese soldiers armed with traditional swords"
Are we sure that these are underequipped soldiers? AFAIK, "dadao regiments" as they are known are equipped with rifles/pistols and dadao instead of bayonets, not instead of rifles. It's true that most Northwestern warlord troops have worse equipment, but I wonder if the caption right now is completely accurate. -- Миборовский 23:21, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Keeping the article
This page needs quite a bit of editing. I went through a few of the topics and tried to clean them up, but I don't know that my skills are doing sufficient justice to this article. At times, it's difficult to understand what the author is trying to say because the words are so horribly jumbled.
Someone needs to go back to grammar school:Hoping that it was the last of the army's operations in the area and that it would bring an end to the Manchurian matter, the Emperor approved, while stating that the army was not go beyond China's Great Wall. What the hell is was not go beyond. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 22:39, 30 September 2007 (UTC)