Building, staffing, and bringing on high-end fabs would be far cheaper and less dangerous than a world conflict over Taiwan or to put it bluntly, TSM. It would be in everyone's interests to build the ecosystem, much of which is already dispersed around the world(AMAT, ASML, LAM, KLA, Tokyo Electron, and many others). This would be the equivalent of a war effort, but far, far cheaper and with great benefits. It's time to think outside the box. Just starting this effort on this scale would change the political equation and has already been started to some degree. This would be a Marshal Plan in reverse before a war could start. If all the stops were pulled out, this could be done in three years. It would be a massive effort involving governments, companies, universities, and true international cooperation. Any thoughts or comments are appreciated.