Do we know what Stalin was going to do with Manchuria if the KMT would have won the Chinese Civil War?

Futurist

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The original source material for this is a Japanese light novel series, so the plot gets a bit bizarre.
They don't need to go to war, just make threats. Britain would be pressured to split the territory as neither government can claim to be the legitimate heir to Manchurian government that the British signed the treaty with.
I think that the KMT would be legally recognized as the heir to the Qing Dynasty, no?
 
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I think that the KMT would be legally recognized as the heir to the Qing Dynasty, no?
The west would argue that, but its similar to in reality if Taiwan or mainland china is the proper heir. Most people ultimately sided with the mainland government because they controlled the most territory. In this reality its a little more fuzzy.
 
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Futurist

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The west would argue that, but its similar to in reality if Taiwan or mainland china is the proper heir. Most people ultimately sided with the mainland government because they controlled the most territory. In this reality its a little more fuzzy.
Manchuria is only 10% of China's total population, no?
 
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Why, though?
Okay, this gets farfetched.
In the 70's Soviet scientists were experimenting with psychics to predict the future, the experiment failed but had the unforeseen side effect of causing children to be born that would later be called "Whispered." These children are born at random across the word and as they reach adolescence they innately learn advanced math and sciences and ultimately acquire the engineering skills to design advanced technology decades beyond current. Each Whispered has the specific knowledge for a certain technology/device, being able to design that but not other advanced things. The superpowers become aware of this and begin gathering these people and using them to advance their technology (military a high priority). This technological boom reenergizes the Soviet Union which enters a golden age of prosperity, allowing it to continue on into the 21st century in a continuation of the cold war.
 
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One key to note which probably gave away Stalin's intention.

From 1945~49, Puyi, the last emperor and emperor of Manchukuo was..... in Moscow , Stalin refused to give him back to either faction of the civil war nor the Tokyo tribunal.

So it seems that one of the contingency plans for Stalin if a hostile faction won the civil war they would actively try to split apart China, particularly Manchuria and Xinjiang, they managed to do that with Mongolia anyway as the Mongols were a more cohesive polity. Without Manchuria Beijing would be very exposed and without Xinjiang Tibet also becomes much less tenable, which probaly mean China would be a unending warzone during the cold war.
 
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