International: What the Embargo Means

How vulnerable is Red China to the U.N. Embargo?

Because of its vast land mass, its self-sustaining peasant economy, its 5,000 miles of friendly Russian border, Red China may withstand limited economic sanctions. It can feed itself, after a fashion. It can maintain lightly armed armies on its own resources. With its arsenals (especially in Manchuria) unbombed and its overland supply lines to Russia open, it can probably prolong indefinitely the kind of war it is waging in Korea. But the U.N. embargo will deny Red China easy access to important warmaking materials, will...

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