a reply to: AlienView
I don't see a global war. Russia and the US are basically adversaries, not enemies. Both seek favor from their Sphere of influence. China, Asia, the
middle east and Europe are the places they seek favor. Russia needs Europe to keep their economy, along with China. Both take Russian commodities. The
USA trades with Europe, Asia, and China as well. So Europe will make darn sure a war doesn't break out as this means everything comes crashing down
between the 4 major blocks. Meanwhile, China is exerting pressure in SE Asia, Africa, and S. America. Thats why you see America getting ready to
straighten things out in S. America. Africa is a struggle for the USA, but Europe and the M.E. has more influence there, then the USA. So Europe and
the M.E. are making inroads their with Turkey, Europe, pushing in. This leaves India and Pakistan in a cold war. They might blow each other up, which
realistically I think pretty much everyone will sit on the sidelines on that one, and/or back India. Too much trade goes to India though to let that
So no, I don't see a Hot War with global super powers. I see small skirmishes. China pushes into SE Asia, Russia into Central Asia, Europe back into
Africa, and the USA into S America.Iran and NK will continue to be marginalized, Saudia Arabia, will throw weight in the ME along with Turkey, and
Europe will finally shut down its borders hard as it pushes back into Africa. China will continue to push into Central Africa, and realistically
everything will stay the same.
Economically, I see the USA bringing alot of Manufacturing back to the USA, especially if Trump gets a second term. Europe will do the same. This will
result in Economic issues for China, which will push more into Africa and SE Asia, securing their block.
Eventually things will Stabilize and you'll see the American block of USA, Canada, Australia, Britian; Then the EU, then Russia, Then China with SE
Asia and parts of Africa, the ME with two smaller powers Turkey and Saudia Arabia, and finally India. The areas of influence are S. America,
controlled by the USA block, EU with parts of Africa, The Middle East with parts of Africa, Russia with central Asia, and China with SE Asia.
That said, Japan will fight economically China in SE Asia, and be a go between with Russia. They are part of the USA Block, but more neurtral. China
will have Hong Kong, and Shanghai as a go between SE Asia, Japan, and the world as a whole. Russia will provide resources to China and EU, and EU will
continue to consolidate Europe and N. Africa.