Unformatted text preview: • Removing threat of violence would remove deterrence to the island becoming a independent • In fact, the island is of considerable importance to the United States for at least three reasons. First, Washington's policies toward Taipei directly affect the credibility of U.S. commitments to other potentially destabilizing regional or global issues. Second, U.S. support for Taiwan is closely tied to U.S. interests in nurturing newly established democracies, especially those that are threatened by authoritarian governments. And third, it is always important to demonstrate loyalty to long-time friends....
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- Spring '06
- CARLSON, A
- Government, Republic of China, U.S. Support, newly established democracies