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Because the US is the one doing security guarantees for Taiwan (without an explicit treaty saying we'll actually defend them). It's, frankly, not a NATO problem.Why would? The US is just a country, all others should raise their arms also (NATO and others) and not always the US vs. bad guys. China is much more powerful than Russia, they have newer tech, weapons, newer nuclear and the only way to stop Russia, China, etc is not a weapon war but economical.
There's a reason why China is investing hundreds of billions into its own CPU architecture and production facilities. Nevermind they probably hope if they take TSMC the rest of the world would just fall in line.The world (all) won't stand a chance if some of these "nuclear countries" have a maniac in control, sadly in the case of Russia, the people actually defend him... they just don't get it, what will happen if that guy pushes the button. The same with China. But China for example, if they invade Taiwan, 95% of the companies that buy from them will stop. That means that the way of life of the Chinese will end.
Because he's doing *exactly* what they want.What is sad is to see that on those countries, one person has full power and the people don't raise their voice and let them to...
In literally every country that practices democracy, people have shown time and time again they will happily vote for would-be dictators if he can guarantee the safety and economic well being of the majority. Russia is just one example, in recent years we've had Hungry, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, and a host of other countries including the US show that the people really don't give a damn about Democracy, as well as they are personally well cared for.
Now throw in the fact that opposition voices are drowned out, and elections rigged in a way that maintains them but heavily biases the outcome (US House maps are the perfect example), and it's no shocking that once in power it's almost impossible to remove these people.
Frankly, Democracy has failed, but the *illusion* of it has to be maintained for public order. But as we've seen, even that illusion is close to no longer being necessary. The US as it's constructed, in all likelyhood, won't be around too much longer. But don't worry, it's what 51% of the population wants.