I was watching the Discovery Special on China’s Sand Storms and the growing problem of more and more of the country is turning into desert. The
country has some radical choices to make. I am worried that regardless of the current politics floating around and the US is to too busy keeping the
Government of Iran from starting some stupid arms race. Let’s look at the facts:
China’s Population is about 1,338,612,968 (July 2009) from CIA facts
Arable land: 14.86%
Permanent crops: 1.27% ( Kind of low if you asked me)
Other: 83.87% (2005)
2,829.6 cu km (1999) Not to much
Manpower available for military service:
Males age 16-49: 375,009,345
Females age 16-49: 354,314,328 (2008 est.)
Total: 410,440,783 Approx
GDP Purchase Power
$7.992 trillion (2008 est.)
Plus $1 trillion in US Currency if not more.
Running out of resources and are buying up the world supplies.
Running out of water and habitable land.
What do you do?
Invade or purchase? Where, When, How?
China has us on debt and needs our people to purchase goods, so an invasion here is possible but slim.
Russia? Not to many people in Siberia, but there is resources.
Would Russia sell or fight?
Singapore? Trying a diplomatic aka under the gun deal there.
North Korea, and smack Kim Jung Ill around threaten the west with South Korea?