Does having "1300 dependencies for Hello World" mean that this will create 1300 dependencies that have to be reloaded with a js file each?
Not necessarily, the point was more towards how complex the "starter" Create React App build pipeline. Most of those are Node-only packages specifically for building your app.
FYI... react-script is not the npm name of Create React App.
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