Two Mistakes That Led to Creation of The ‘Evil Empire’
If I Were to Redo the 20th Century…

Tiananmen Square. Beijing, China.


China, which expands its hegemony, is now the greatest threat to the world.

The modern Nazi was born, not just because of the appeasement policy by the international community, but because of grave historical misjudgments that roots this trend.

Regarding humanity’s problem of stopping the Chinese threat, Master Okawa observed in his lecture, “Now, here, Elohim is thinking about”, that “If I were to redo history from the year 2000—if we knew how strong of a nation China were to become—there are a few things that we should not have done.” He suggests that the evil empire was born from two historical misjudgments that were made in the 20th century.


Communism Underestimated, Allowed CCP to Create Nation

The first historical misjudgment was made when the U.S. underestimated the potential threats of communism and allowed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to create its own nation.

During World War II, the U.S. rigorously fought for power with Japan, a rising superpower at the time, on the Pacific Ocean. Therefore, the U.S. supported the Republic of China (led by Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist Party) to attack Japan, as China was already fighting Japan in the Sino-Japanese War.

For instance, in 1942, the U.S. army received help from the Nationalist army to conduct the first air raid on various cities of Japan including Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (Doolittle Raid). After bombing Japan, around half of the bomber jets made emergency landing onto mainland China. These operations in which the U.S. assisted China was and is still known now as a heroic act.


However, Master Okawa has pointed out that “at times, things that are praised at the moment can be flipped by history. The victor may induce the next unfortunate event.”

After Japan surrendered, the Nationalists fought in a civil war with the Communist Party led by Mao Zedong. However, during this civil war, the U.S. pulled back from the Nationalists’ support and indirectly aided the Communist Party instead. As a result, the Communist Party won the civil war and established the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

We cannot deny the fact that the U.S. underestimated the threat of the Communist Party. Instead of supporting the Communists, they should have moved strategically so that the Communist Party would have been destroyed, and then mainland China could be ruled by the present Taiwanese-style administration that acknowledges freedom and democracy. The world now faces consequences as it is forced to defend the South China Sea and Taiwan from the threats of imperial China.


Atomic Bomb Detonation Changed Nature of Warfare

The second historical misjudgment was the “dropping of the atomic bomb onto Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S.,” said Master Okawa in his lecture.

To begin with, Japan was on the brink of surrendering in 1945. Many historians have pointed out that there was no need for the U.S. to drop the atomic bombs.


By dropping the atomic bombs, the U.S. has proved that nuclear weapons have the power to annihilate cities and wipe out citizens without taking on any damage in return. In other words, this completely changed the nature of warfare.

After World War II, nuclear weapons spread throughout the world and humanity was exposed to their dangers. The development of nuclear weapons became a fierce battleground. In addition to the permanent members of the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council (U.S., Russia, U.K., France, and China), even the poor nation of North Korea began to possess a nuclear bomb. It has become possible for nations with malicious intent to easily destroy other countries.

Especially, China, with its 1.4 billion citizens, may not care much for the loss of few hundreds of millions of people, therefore making it easier for them to start a nuclear war and pose a greater threat than the Soviet Union. If these weapons were used as a threat, nations like Japan could be made into slaves without even a fight.

With the current state of affairs where the Communist nation China was born and now threatens the world with its nuclear weapons, it is safe to say that the two previous points identify what should be changed if we were to redo the 20th century. Humanity should reflect on these points and learn from their mistakes.


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