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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 8:42 p.m. PST

"The horrors of war have affected nearly every part of the globe throughout history, but China has seen more than its share of bloody combat.

Of the 10 most damaging wars in history based on combatant and civilian deaths, five started in China. This does not even include the horrors that China faced during World War II, when parts of China suffered under an incredibly brutal Japanese occupation.

China wars often stemmed from internal revolts and might have influenced modern China's heavy-handed approach to internal dissent. Indeed, Beijing's heavy emphasis on order and societal peace in particular could shed light on the current tumult in Hong Kong, where protesters have demonstrated against the central government's attempts to strip the territory's autonomy…"
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