A Map of Betrayal Symbols & Objects

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The Formosa Resolution

The U.S. Congress passed the Formosa Resolution which granted President Eisenhower the power to protect Taiwan.

Ping-Pong Diplomacy

When tensions were high between the U.S. and Red China, a U.S. table tennis champion became friendly with a Chinese champ. It broke the ice between the two nations and led to President Nixon’s visit in 1972 and the normalization of relations in 1979.

“Nail”

When referring to spies, a “nail” was a spy who was entrenched in his position. He would have to live and die in his false identity. Such a spy was “nailed” in. Gary Shang was known as a “nail.”

The Trojan Horse

The Nationalists' internal security system, Eighth Bureau, had a large-scale plan code-named “The Trojan Horse.” It trained a large number of agents who would be required to remain in the city after the Nationalists retreated to Taiwan...

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