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Originally posted by apw100
A) The US Navy would easily destroy any invasion fleet that China could send. The Chinese navy is simply not on the same level as the US Pacific Fleet. Any attempt at a large scale invasion would be easily crushed long before it reached the coast. Even if some troops reached the coast, our navy would make it virtually impossible for the Chinese to resupply them.
B) America and its allies would launch a massive retaliatory strike against China via air and naval operations. This would devistate China's major cities and military installations.
I'm not saying that China couldn't attack the US, I'm saying that it would be moronic for them to try to invade us. And quite frankly, it would be moronic for us to invade them. We would take massive casualties, and would almost certainly be defeated.
Originally posted by Raphael_UO
Iraq: Just bomb the oil. There would be no need for an invasion.
Pacific: It is out of the way for a Chinese lead push, unless you live on a flat map. But, in the real world, a straight line between two points doesn't go through the Pacific.
Alaska: Just bomb the oil. There is no need to invade . Air dropping troops into Canada and building your staging point there would be more efficient since you were planning on "passing through" anyway.
Originally posted by Emily_Cragg
we're wasting too much water; and conservation would be a better option.
Well, it's a good thing my husband has a gun!
Superdude you are bringing down the average iq-rate with these silly questions!
He claimed that any missile that would accept instructions- be it guidance or self destruct, whatever, would easily be brought down by the US Navy on a moments notice.
China would need to develope air and naval superiority before a invasion of this scale can be remotely succesfull, Hence they need to close a 5-10 years technological gap, with their current booming economy this seems possible, they could well be on par with the U.S in 2020....
The Chinese would not only have to be on par, but also a secret technological advantage in their airdefence, like be able to launch a whole string of high altitude blimps with huge lasers mounted as airdefence against, no doubt severe showers of usa retaliation missiles. The key would be surprise, without superior airdefence it is pretty MAD to go against the usa. Should the chinese not to be able to keep their blimps secret, the USA would probably in response weoponize space and attack the blimps from above.
More like a 15-30 year gap and ever staying steady with our advancements...
Their economy is very delicate and will probably hit many roadblocks if not even completely collapse in the coming years.
Originally posted by fledgling666
south america? i'd like to see any army on this planet try to take columbia. that would be funny. yeah, they aren't very politically stable, but the massive amounts of firepower, political power and money in the area would be enough. brazil and argentina, too. next, it is extremely difficult to get any force, let alone, a large one, through the andes mountains, if they plan on coming from that direction.
and i agree, it would be HORRIBLY difficult to invade the US, to the point that, unless you have 80%+ of the world's armies behind you, you won't make it. and then, once you're here, you'll have to deal with us.......