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Originally posted by rationaluser
I think Russia would win because it has china on it's side and the Chinese have a VERY good army with one of the largest military in the world not to mention some of the Arabs Iran Syria Lebanon to mention a few. Prove me wrong. ^-^
*I encourage debate so please engage me
China does indeed have an extremely large military. However. The thing that has to be remembered is that at this point in time, the Chinese do not possess the capability to project that power - meaning that the millions of soldiers in that army can't come to the US at a rate fast enough for a successful invasion
December 2008/January 2009 - CER BULLETIN, ISSUE 63 The EU's fleeting chance for global leadership
by Charles Grant
The economic crisis offers unprecedented opportunities for reforming global rules and institutions. Furthermore, the Obama presidency - which Europeans expect to be less unilateralist than that of George W Bush - will give the EU a chance to work with the US in tackling a host of international problems. But the EU may prove incapable of rising to either challenge. It may not be able to agree on a convincing set of proposals on global governance. And if Obama finds the EU ineffective - for example, unable to provide more troops for Afghanistan or to speak with one voice on Russia - he will not treat it as a serious partner.
Over the past ten years, the relative shift of power from the West to Asia has been obvious. But it is less clear whether the emerging multipolar world will be multilateral, with a strong role for international institutions, or one based on the balance of power where 'might is right'. The EU, which instinctively favours the former, has a real chance to work with the US to tilt the world towards multilateralism. The EU and the US still account for half of world GDP. Brazil, India and Russia remain regional rather than global powers. Even China - which has growing interests on all continents - is reluctant to appear as a superpower. And although the Bush presidency and the financial crisis have damaged American soft power, the Obama presidency should help to restore it.
Submarines can't project power though.