posted on May, 12 2013 @ 02:49 PM
reply to post by 74Templar
Indonesia's not that small. China, India, Bangladesh, s Korea, and Japan all have higher population densities inside of that circle.
The number of people in this area make it of high interest in the coming decades. Will China become the highest regional influence? Or will countries
like Indonesia, India, Japan, and South Korea continue to tie themselves tightly to the Western countries, who have retained a significant presence in
the area despite losing most of the colonial land claims?
ETA: Something I've thought about recently is the high populations in East Asia compared with the low pop densities of North America. It may be
beneficial for both sides to facilitate high immigration from Asia to the US/Canada during the next 50 years or so. I think North America could quite
easily support about double what we currently have and for many of the poor in Asia a better life might be had here. Driving our Asian population
higher might attract more foreign investment in the US and make it a superpower that is truly representative of the globe and therefore less
One of the ongoing issues of the near future is American-Asian relations, in particular China. If there were a program in place to bring some millions
of Chinese to America, there may be a higher level of cultural friendship between the two countries.
My opinion is that America's primary strength lies in diversity and this is an advantage that can be further enhanced. If in 2050 America has a pop of
600M and is up to 15% Asian, it would be seen much more favorably than is currently. The US needs to continue to build on it's ideal as an ideological
country and move away from the perception that it is an historically oppressive colonial power.
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