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Originally posted by GLontra
So, OP, you are ignoring my posts, and now you paint Brazil AND Peru as "yellow"?
Okay, keep your delusion. You really understand nothing about South American politics.
Keep dreaming that Dilma Rousseff from Brazil and Ollanta Humala from Peru are going to support any American / Israeli attack on Iran. Keep dreaming...
EDIT: now I realized that ECUADOR is also painted on yellow! THAT is delusional! Ahmadinejad just visited Ecuador a few weeks ago!!!
edit on 14-2-2012 by GLontra because: (no reason given)
The McMahon Line boundary dispute is at the heart of relations between China and India. China has land and sea boundary issues with 14 neighbors, mostly for historical reasons. The Chinese have two major claims on what India deems its own territory. One claim, in the western sector, is on Aksai Chin in the northeastern section of Ladakh District in Jammu and Kashmir. The other claim is in the eastern sector over a region included in the British-designated North-East Frontier Agency, the disputed part of which India renamed Arunachal Pradesh and made a state. In the fight over these areas in 1962, the well-trained and well-armed troops of the Chinese People's Liberation Army overpowered the ill-equipped Indian troops, who had not been properly acclimatized to fighting at high altitudes.
China's unique status as the source of transboundary river flows to the largest number of countries in the world and its water disputes with virtually all riparian neighbors has serious implications for its major south-westerly neighbor, India. Both China and India are major rising powers; both states have exhibited high rates of economic growth; and both states are heavily reliant on natural resources—especially water—for their sustained development. China’s control over the source of major Indian rivers, its construction of mega-dams, its ambitious water management plans, and its rejection of institutionalized water-sharing cooperation creates a potential for serious conflict with India. How can a Sino-Indian water war be averted as China seeks to disturb the status quo on international river flows? Brahma Chellaney, professor of strategic studies at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, and author of Water: Asia’s New Battleground (Georgetown University Press, September 2011), discussed tensions that could result from China’s control over important water sources
Originally posted by jawnaw2000
I think your options are limited. I see in a SHTF scenario, that China and Russia wouldn't be on the same side. I forsee China and Russia being neutral and attacking SE Asia.
Japan will be yellow by virtue of all the US bases on that island, but I think it really wants to be neutral.
Europe would collapse.
Originally posted by sonik
Almost all British commonwealth countries will remain neutral or red, except the British Overseas territories and Crown Colonies/Dominions who will be yellow. Most of the non English speaking commonwealth member states (sadly) hate Britain and Europe in general.
Also most of the African states will not support Europe or its allies.edit on 14-2-2012 by sonik because: (no reason given)edit on 14-2-2012 by sonik because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Nicodeme
reply to post by Vojvodus
I don't think Poland would. There's a mutual hatred between Russia and Poland over WWII and previous conflicts. I'm not sure if the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) should be orange. They were pretty quick to leave the Soviet Union and join NATO and the EU.
reply to post by 00nunya00
Taiwan won't stand 5 minutes in an all-out war; China is more than poised to take it quickly. Iraq and Afghanistan, for the fourth time, are yellow because there is significant US military infrastructure already in place there.
Originally posted by mcamp2011
reply to post by solarstorm
I Agree, no way Mexico is an ally to the US. IF there were a WWIII, they would be highly interested in reclaiming the south west as there own, not helping the US do anything. They would join forces with Venezuela.
These are all highlighted in red, they would never in a million years fight for/with Russia they're ex soviet and have quite a hatred towards Russia, especially Georgia with the recent invasion of Russia, Kazakhstan is home to Russia's space fleet/launch sight with its location being perfect, but i don't think we can simply include them in the fight simply because of that Kazakhstan's have just as good relations with the west as they do with Russia,...
Eastern Euro block, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, can't see them remaining natural like the map suggests there part of the EU, and have been in countless arguments with Russia namely over the US missile shield, and also the gas pipeline & debt for gas supplied by Russia...
Originally posted by GLontra
Countries that are probably going to remain neutral:
- South Africa
The fact is: this is not their war. They have nothing to do with it. They are not willing to take sides in this "game".
Originally posted by Ixtab
reply to post by BRITWARRIOR
Yeah sadly people dont seem to understand modern industrialised nations going to war with each other is a grim nightmare scenerio that would render most the planet totaly uninhabitable. Every economic zone would put an immediate draft into affect over there respective nations and cities would be turned to dust overnight.
Sadly though peoples perceptions are war have been tainted with MSM coverage of our glorious victories in Iraq, where we succesfuly invaded a nation strangled with sanctions and bombed for ten years previous to a pre-industrial state.
The insane amount of carnage any modern European country alone could wreak is unthinkable.
Even nukes a side, any global war will leave us with a dark age for the next thousand years.