posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 01:00 AM
Originally posted by Sepiroth
the world is 'dependent' on china (america even more so), ive gave my reasons in my first post in one key word 'trade'.
The world is interdependant. Now by definition that means "mutually dependent, or depending on each other." Did ya get that? Now aside from the fact
that I think you are grossly overstating the downfall of the US. (and perhaps blindfully wishful thinking on your part) The world economy as we know
it, cannot, and will not allow one of the richest nations on earth to fall because they themselves would infact fall. Thats fact!. America makes up
21.6% of GWP (gross world product). The EU makes up 21.4% GWP. China 12% GWP. America has the highest GWP. Without that 21.6% GWP the world economy as
we know it collapses.
So you shouldnt get such a hard on when talking about such serious, yet UNLIKELY scenarios. If such an unlikely scenario does infact come to pass,
your way of life as you know it comes to a complete standstill!
i wouldn't count on your 'friendships' either - i feel america only has one true friendship and that is tony blair (not britain) blair is
stepping down from power though in 5 months so it will be interesting to see which side the next prime minister leens to most (EU/US), but due to all
criticism blair as had with his close alliance with america it won't be 'as close' as it was previously [/B]i feel.[B]
the keyword in the above qouted text being "I Feel." Meaning "you feel"... So in other words your worthless unprofessional opinion. And opinions
are like assholes, everyones got one. So keep your worthless opinion to yourself. Your only dumbing ppl down with your incoherent babbleing by making
us read it!
This is a world that no one inparticular likes one another. Now Tolerates? Oh you bet your ass theyll tolerate anyone as long as its in there best
intreset. When it comes to who the world would rather tolerate, china or the US. 10 out of 10 times the world would vote US. Why you ask? Because the
US means that much more to their economic survival and visa versa.
but that's one of my points, britain as these options (eu) - what's americas options if relations with china fall apart? the north american
we've all heard canadians and americans views on that but mainly all we keep hearing about with this 'north american union' is the US
interests and ONLY AMERICA will decide if/when its going to happen people forget though theres several nations involved should it happen and
would their citizens and governance want it?, from what i read on ats, no... also is it wise for these nations to sit on a sinking ship, you tell
Alright bridgette jones. The EU would side with america because the US is the EUs largest trading partner. So, if the US were to fall, then so does
the EU, if that happens, so will China and the domino affect begins.
just because an 'alliance' is formed, debt doesn't get wiped away - in some ways member states of the 'north american union' will share
this debt with the US....just like the EU, we are not one nation but the EU operates as one nation.
The GDP is growing faster then the debt is. Makeing american debt managable for the forseeable future.
The debt isnt a problem. Not like you want to believe it is. When measured properly, the federal government’s debt burden is actually below the
post–World War II average. It is lower than it was at any time during the 1990s. However, unless Social Security and Medicare are reformed,
lawmakers risk allowing debt levels to increase until they cause the highest intergenerational tax increase in history.
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