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Does the future belong to China or Europe?

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posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 11:03 PM
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I don't think the future belongs to any country so to speak. I think China and India will continue to prosper but I don't think they will be the most powerful countries while leaving the West in the dust. I view China as a kind of Obama. There is a lot of hype, but can it really do what people are saying? I think it may fall short of expectations. All the US has to do is become really really friendly with India and later Russia when the trio starts to have falling outs with each other (which will happen eventually). And poof goes the magic dragon.




posted on Feb, 16 2007 @ 11:20 AM
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Has, and will continue to be played out in the United States of America.

China is rising, it had to. It had no place to go but up. After what the Japanese did to them in WWII.

The European Union will only work until their people realize its just one of the steps towards a global government. When they realize how much of their identity, and culture they will have to give up to join the collective, they will begin to bolt.



posted on Apr, 28 2008 @ 07:04 PM
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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
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I personally think that China is going to be the next super industrial power. While the EU has some things that are going in its favor, I'm just not sure that there will be enough unity there to compete with the humongous economy of China.


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posted on Apr, 30 2008 @ 03:27 PM
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" . . the United States of America. China is rising, it had to. It had no place to go but up. After what the Japanese did to them in WWII. The European Union will only work until their people realize its just one of the steps towards a global government. When they realize how much of their identity, and culture they will have to give up to join the collective, they will begin to bolt.


I say there are 6 ½ potential power centers in the world. 1) USA, Washington, DC. 2) PRC, Beijing. 3) EU, Brussels and Strasbourg. 4) Russia, Moscow, 5) India, New Delhi. And 6) Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. Who is the potential half power? I offer 6.5) Japan, Tokyo.

The EU is problematic. Early last year first the Netherlands then the French rejected the 300 pages long EU Constitution. Can you just imagine how many lawyers adopting that document wold have brought lifetime employment to? Sweet Jesus! The EU Con should be renamed the “The Lawyers Lifetime Full Employment Act.”

A long time ago America’s kids had to memorize the Preamble to our Con as well as the Gettysburg Address, but as nefarious neo-Capitalists gradually gained control over local school boards, both were dropped from the curriculum as TOO damed egalitarian if not outright socialistic! In its place they offered children the “Under GOD” version of the old Pledge of Allegiance for super patriots. As if invoking GOD would stop the drive by shootings or the guns and drugs in grade schools.

Look, China has 1.3 billion people. They have been able to stop at that point due to the foresighted “one family, one child” policy adopted 30 odd years ago. India has proved incapable of slowing its out of control birthrate and will surpass China in numbers of people by 2040. Not good. China has 3 million square miles of area while India has slightly less than 1 million square miles. Wow! For a minute play-like America was populated like China. For every person you see on the street today, there would be FOUR if in China! They have more than enough work to do at home to keep them out of other people’s business.

Brazil has lots of things going for it but being immovably sited on the Equator is not one of them. Once the Brazilians slash and burn the last of the great Amazon Rain Forest, we’ll all miss the oxygen it produces. But that’s life. And that same rain forest sequesters - how about that word - carbon dioxide at the same time. CO2 being that deadly global warming gas that we put 400 billion tons of into the atmosphere every year.

Russia has been taken over by gangsters. It is said fully 20% of the old USSR property is now in the hands of the Russian MAFIA. Did you know Forbes says more billionaires live in Moscow than in any other city? We might have avoided that if we had been more outgoing in the 1989-1991 period. But we weren’t and they were. Regardless, the Russian Federation is the opposite of Brazil. Too far north to be able to grow much excess food. The day is already here when FOOD is more valuable than OIL and next to WATER as a necessity of life. If we could dump Senator Bob Dole and ADM - Archer Daniels Midland - and stop wasting time, money and water on the false hope to slow or halt global warming, ethanol, we could be higher up on the rung than any other country!

India. Despite having more than 1 billion people, it is said they have MORE cows than people! Friends of min visited India 4 years ago and spent 30 days there on a walk-around tour beginning at New Delhi and going east to the Bay of Bengal. Super nice people. But my friends told me there is but one word to describe India and that one is banned from ATS so I’ll take a chance and spell it backwards as an accurate report. T*hs. As mostly Hindu, they cannot kill king cobras or man eating tigers. Not to say rats and mice. Ugh!

Japan. After the Tokyo real estate bubble burst some 10 years ago, the Japanese have reined their expectations and gotten their ambitions under control. I think they are becoming a niche country, like the Switzerland of Europe, but slightly more populated. Doing a few things well. But challenging no one.

[edit on 4/30/2008 by donwhite]




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