What if Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomingtang had won the Chinese Civil War?
The Nationalists were able to decisively defeat the Red Army at a month-long battle in Sipingjie in May 1946, occupying Southern Manchuria.
However, it is far from certain that Stalin would have accepted the wholesale conquest of Manchuria by Chiang’s regime.
In this case, there is a possibility that China would have become another ideological battleground of the Cold War.
If the KMT had been able to keep the country together and been able to develop economically, perhaps Nationalist China would have absorbed its communist neighbor, as happened in Germany.