posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 03:10 PM
reply to post by rockymcgilicutty
Imperialistic U.S.A. he said...LOL! Your right...the younger generation has forgotten or perhaps does not wish to study or understand HISTORY.
In early 1941 the United States and it's people were so sick of European Wars that the entire country was Isolationist. Roosevelt in an attempt to
warn the American Public that World Politics and the at that time Nazi Leaderships drive to destroy the U.K. as it had already invaded Poland, Austria
and others...Roosevelt still had an almost impossible task of garnishing any support what so ever from the American Public to fight either the Nazi's
or the Japanese.
It took Pearl Harbor to force the American Public to go to war. The U.S. was anything but Imperialistic.
Now after two World Wars and after preventing the Soviets from Invading the Middle East and Europe as well as preventing a Nuclear War the United
States finds itself strapped for cash after spending so much to keep so many safe.
The U.S. also finds itself as still the Worlds Largest Economy and this is all the more impressive in that only about 300 Million People live in the
U.S. and that the close to 2 BILLION PEOPLE that live and work in the Worlds Second Largest Economy...China...has a population that is almost 7 TIMES
that of the United States. This is astounding and even though the U.S. is just coming out of an economic downturn and has an enormous amount of debt
it has been calculated that a 7% increase over the next 15 years in economic growth will generate enough tax revenue to drastically cut that deficit
if spending can be placed under constraints.
The U.S. Military Budget is less than 6% of the total U.S. GNP which given the enormous size of the U.S. Military shows just how large the actual U.S.
Economy is in fact. Compare this the theCold War Era Soviet Union where the Soviet Defense Budget was over 60% of their GNP.
The point is that the U.S. is even more of an Economic Superpower than a Military Superpower and that should China start screwing around with our
allies as Japan is they run the risk of non Military actions such as the U.S. ceasing all purchases of goods from China. This would be even more
devastating then say sinking the entire Chinese Navy.
Chinas economy in One Dimensional. It has been designed to provide cheap non strategic goods to the U.S. There is not a single item that the United
States purchases from China that is necessary in any way. Add to this that if China was to attack Japan the U.S. could both stop all imports of
Chinese Goods as well as stop payments upon U.S. Debt.
The combination of both these actions would absolutely destroy the Chinese Economy. Even just stopping Imports to the U.S. would bring China to it's
knees as the Chinese have short sightedly based their entire economic system upon U.S. Demads for cheap goods. Without U.S. Purchases...the Chinese
Economy would collapse in very short order.