posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 11:51 AM
China's biggest threat is from within. As their economy slows, it exposes that China's economy is heavily reliant on export and building
infrastructure in the region of 20 odd empty cities every year and shoddy railway lines. The only way China will become this all singing and dancing
superpower, exactly how America has been for several decades, or certainly it was during much of the 20th century, is by increasing domestic
consumption of products and services, this isn't happeneing. Much like India, or perhaps a slightly less concentrated version of India, the average
Chinese person does not see the benefits of China's rapid rise from a country plagued by the flaws of Communism, to a nation introducing a more
western economic model albeit with Communist governing. China has seen rapid growth in the shortest amount of time that I've ever known. However, as
stated they have yet to drop the Communist way, this is why the average Chinese person is still poor and now, as they realise China's rise has not
been met with the same standard of living as what westerners enjoyed as their countries prospered, they are becoming ever more hostile to their own
government as oppossed to anyone else.
To me, China is a ticking time bomb. The rapid growth has left behind the countless poor workers as still poor workers and they're not happy,
especially as this rapid rise has meant greater working hours. Also don't forget, its not like America and Europe, poverty in China is very much as
true to the real sense of poverty as it ever was, the underclass in China that would be the working class has not gained from Chinese prosperity
rather have just starved from it.
So on to the question of China against America in military conflict.
America has the greatest military in the world, I honestly believe with the knowledge that I have that no other country could defeat America, it
would take a combined effort to defeat America. However, I have no doubt that if America was on the verge of defeat, in a Germany 1945 scenerio, I
don't think that Obama or any American president would hesitate in using Nuclear weapons.
As for a conflict on mainland China, China is vast, however its military is spread thin because it is so vast. China itself relies heavily on
shipping lanes, these could easily be cut off in open conflict. China's army, although the romantics on here would say China has centuries of wisdom
and warfare knowledge, actually they are pretty inexperienced. The only allies that China has are Pakistan and North Korea, compare that to the US
list of allies and scope of influence.
I can't see China ever becoming like America is, I think the economic slump will hit them before they truly have a chance of even coming close to
American military capability. Then China will be more concerned with domestic matters than branching out as they have been and even should they strike
out to rally their own country to an external threat, to me this would be a desperate attempt and against America would not bode well. I think America
would smash them to pieces. China does not have the experience in globalisation that America, although in ruthless fashion, have mastered to
perfection. America's influence stretches around the globe, they have a military pressence everywhere, a cultural pressence in the majority of places
and I doubt that there is one country on the planet safe from American "investment" and most of all they know how to weaken a nation long before
they need to move in the military.
America is the superpower that rules the world, whether the currency is in decline or not, more Americans are on food stamps, freedoms being eroded
etc etc it will be a very long time before they cease to be the superpower that rules this planet.