Originally posted by michael1983l
reply to post by 200Plus
I'm not sure China has 100 Billion people, there are only 7 billion on the whole planet but everything else you say is true aside from
Australia needing to sell their raw materials to China. Australia is capable of complete self sustainance.
As of 2011, china's population is 1,344,130,000, one billion, three hundred forty four million, one hundred thirty thousand people. That's pretty
much 20% of the worlds population in china alone...
Active personnel approximately 2,285,000
military service 385,821,101 males,
age annually 10,406,544 males
These are wiki figures, which could be grossly underestimated, or grossly over estimated, we all seem to think we have perfect intelligence on the
Chinese, which really urks me. Online, we often run into instances of bold patriots claiming they could squash china like it was no big deal.
Between active military personal, and their currently fit for service individuals they outnumber the ENTIRE US population. Now, I will admit, the
technology china has we are aware of is not all something to be worried about, but they do possess enough technology the US government does not make
the same absolute certain foolish patriotic statements of a cake walk conflict.
Make no mistake, the US would not want, enjoy, have an easy day in a conflict with China, and for a long time the Chinese shared a similar mindset. I
have to say I'm absolutely shocked, that china has made the bold statements it has in the recent months. It makes me begin to question China's
capabilities and if they are underestimated by those in the west, or if China knows that the west does not possess all of the capabilities it claims
Many of us are well aware, on the cyber warfare/espionage side of things China is ahead of the US by miles. They seem to find out more about the
west's technology and secrets then we know about their most basic of services. I'm sure a large part of this is due to the communist silence that
china has with in it's own borders. Everything is a secret, no one talks, nothing is left exposed for prying eyes.
I'm not necessarily saying those of us in the west are complete idiots when it comes to our "security," but goofy basement dwelling hackers break
into top secret systems and files. Why are we so bold as to think those in the business of spying on us aren't miles ahead of them in their skills.
We also live in a modernized electronic world, that was developed and built in china. They produce our software and security systems, and likely know
how to get into them typing with their ear lobes.
I don't want anything to do with this conflict, unfortunately if china kicks off with any of the Asian Allies, the US, or Australia could get
involved, dragging the rest of the western allies into in. I don't want that, nor do you, nor does anyone and sadly if it does happen it's going to
be unlike anything this Earth has seen(that we know about).
China is a modern nation, strong economy(They buy up all the resources we will give them, own all our debts, produce all our goods.) More man power
than any other nation. They're in the closest thing to a modern industrial boom than any of us have seen(even though we need it), they stand to turn
into the worlds leading nation, and they are borrowing a trick from the old world. War brings a nation together, it puts everyone on common terms,
they work together to find new solutions, produce jobs, make enormous amounts of money, and potentially gain land and or resources. China stands to
gain the most in this conflict, we all stand to lose.
It's going to be a pretty stressful year if this tension isn't sorted out quickly and diplomatically.