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What country can achieve world domination ??
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Posted 1/30/09

Your_Typical_Friend wrote:

china has become a power house. the new generation of china will take over. america is falling because of our economy. like i say.....all greats must fall


again with the economy crap, we've been in a recession before, its nothing new.
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None, I don't think any country is in a position for 'world domination' now or in the foreseeable future. Hitler blew his big chance, and after the fall of colonialism, it's not a realistic goal anymore (except in Bond movies, of course )
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USA certainly has had the most power and influence to throw around so far, but I think now China is a clear-cut contender for the world's next great super-power.

They certainly have the resources and the man-power to completely dominate all corners of the world.
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Posted 2/12/09
china or Thailand or Malta
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Posted 2/12/09

hoogleman wrote:


Your_Typical_Friend wrote:

china has become a power house. the new generation of china will take over. america is falling because of our economy. like i say.....all greats must fall


again with the economy crap, we've been in a recession before, its nothing new.


True, but when first two recessions hit (in 1908 and 1928) America was not superpower yet, and its economy was much weaker. US became superpower after ww2 (1945).
First recession comparable this one was during war in Vietnam, and that was when Americans lost ability to change their money into gold (until then you could come to the bank give them money and ask your share in gold... now you cant). That was also time when value of Dollar became more tied to stuff outside of US (like oil... which is not on american soil... thats what the wars are about. Thats why dollar is weak now, and thats one of the reasons for weak economy). But now US economists are slowly but surely trying to put value of Dollar into something else, like renewable resources (maybe). US economy will rise again, but the question is will it be stronger or weaker, mainstream, or obsolete; tied to domestic market or exports.
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Posted 2/12/09 , edited 2/12/09
Britannia

But seriously, I think none can achieve world domination.
Or rather, no country desires to achieve it for now.
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Posted 2/13/09
china but id rather it not cause its gonna come down after a few years
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China has a good chance of becoming the worlds sole super power, but they can't take the States out just yet. China says it will be able to take out the U.S. by 2025 , it will likely involve a lot of hackers from China assaulting the west's networks causing all sorts of chaos.


Does China even have a future as a united country?
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Considering the economy of United States and its military power, the next dominant country is actually uncertain. Besides, as one might have noticed by now, as soon as US economy started crumbling, other countries followed. True that China is good at piracy and copying other countries' products but India is also a united nation of booming population. India is mostly focused on technology though while China is more on investments and exports. But China has a huge population so it actually evens out for them; it is only natural for them to require a great economy to support such population.
As for the military side, US still has dominance. Surely they can just bring the whole world down, cannot they? Dominance will not be achieved then if everyone is dead or at least down to ruins. A restart button.
Since this topic is actually about military instead of economy, United States will still probably dominate longer because they actually have a huge gap compared to other countries when it comes to offense technologies. Well, Japan also has robots but so far, it is only US that deployed actual robots in combat and rescue missions.
Other countries also has great military as well as defense. Russia has terrain advantage when it comes to defense. China is open while India is secured up north and surrounded by sea down south. Europe also has technological advantages in military. But when it comes to aerial attacks, they are all vulnerable; so it seems to matter on who has better air superiority. Well, United States has that as of now.'
Of course, develop countries has a major disadvantage: reliance on electricity. An EMP strike will leave them vulnerable.
But as of now and will probably last longer unless United States actually collapse, which will affect every other country as it is one of the major investors, other countries might dominate when it comes to military. "Death to America!" "Die, Infidels!"
Posted 2/16/09 , edited 2/16/09
Any country if it just beliiiiieves.

*clears throat* It'd have to have a pretty incredible leader for that. After all, we have nuclear weapons. I seriously think if a country tried to take the world simply by force, it would quite possibly end up in a nuclear war. That would just cause a whole lot of destruction, and I suppose it would ruin the possible territory they want to take. Because of this, I feel the country would have to be quite cunning, and negotiate to take over some countries. Possibly try and make allies with the main countries to form a bit of a super nation, lol. But that would be quite complicated too.

Gee, seems complicated. Good thing I'm not trying to take over the world.
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Posted 2/16/09
USA.
Posted 2/16/09

willby wrote:


superninjaboy wrote:

China has a good chance of becoming the worlds sole super power, but they can't take the States out just yet. China says it will be able to take out the U.S. by 2025 , it will likely involve a lot of hackers from China assaulting the west's networks causing all sorts of chaos.


Does China even have a future as a united country?


I am not sure.
Posted 2/22/09
china for sure
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