This is turning out to be a very interesting little debate.
First it's important to look at the world's current alliances and what the United States' strengths and weaknesses are. Remember: there are many
forms of warfare, so you have to think way
outside the box here. Oceans aren't gonna save anyone anymore. And our military would be of little
use, being that our regular forces, reserves and National Guard are spread out all over the world. Everywhere but here.
Here's an interesting fact site:
The subject stated is the USA against the world at large. Of course, America would have maybe a few allies; but not many in this scenario.
Let's say China, Russia and the European Union ganged up on the U.S. And all of their client-states fell in with them.
What could possibly bring these forces together? OIL and the world's finite reserves. The US' current policy focus is to accumulate and control as
much of the world's vital resources as possible. This is a direct blow to the needs of China, Russia and the EU. If they put their heads together and
decided an alliance between them would be more beneficial than not, the U.S. might be much deeper shyte than any ever realized.
What are they to each other under that alliance?
China: A massive number of troops. Expendable. Body wave after body wave, if necessary.
Russia: Nuclear weapons. Large military.
European Union: The money men. Nuclear capability. Special Forces.
Let's say OPEC decides to join the alliance and they strike the first blow - changing their oil currency to the Euro. That would be the first volley
of the war. Without the money our economy makes off the daily trading, our economy would collapse. We would be faced with a depression that would make
the great depression look like a pic nic.
Secondly, Blackmail. The Soviet Union lets the U.S. government in on a little secret. (Something Nobel Prize-winning mathmetician John F. Nash knew a
little something about. Some say it may have driven him mad.
Soviet agents during the cold war planted suit case nukes in cities across the
U.S. and in the waters off our coastlines. They warn our leaders that to retaliate with our nukes would be utterly futile. They are prepared to
detonate the nukes at once. Just to prove their point, agents of our government are pointed to one of the suitcase nukes. They find and confirm.
Our fearless leadArs take to their underground bunkers and prepare themselves for all out war.
England, by this time, has joined the EU and told Canada to ready itself for the coming of an EU invasion force. All of Latin America is another
staging area for ground forces. The United States is hemmed in physically from North to South.
Some thoughts at this point:
Our economy would be in tatters.
Fuel is rationed and scarce.
Food, goods, medicine shipments are in complete disarray b/c of fuel shortage.
Martial law in effect?
Looting, chaos, crime explodes.
Penniless Americans left to defend themselves against a massive invasion force penetrating Canadian and Mexican borders.
Do our leaders initiate a first nuclear strike?
What would the outcome be of a second Revolutionary War?
What is the possibility of this scenario playing out?
What would happen to Israel without our financial/military support?
Would this scenario bring about the end of the world?
One thing is certain, however powerful the United States of America is, there is no way we could fight the entire united world and hope to win. It is
impossible, in my opinion. Our leaders would nuke everyone else right off the planet with us.
It's high time we get our diplomatic/foreign policy act together before this very scenario or one similar actually unfolds. It is, I believe, much
closer to midnight than any of us are willing to imagine.