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repRESENT the US

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#1 11 years ago

With China's economy booming and the United State's being, well, nowhere near booming, what's to stop China from becoming the most powerful and influential country in the world?

Also, China has a standing army of well over two-million soldiers (much higher than the United States). What's to stop them from utilizing this massive number? Yes, there is the nuclear weapons argument, but we all know that they will only be used for extreme or defensive measures.

So, what do you think? Is China the next United States?




jeff & eddie

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#2 11 years ago

They will never be influential, nor powerful. Welcome to the 21st century, where your citizens should have basic rights and everyone should be treated equally. This is not the case for china, where women are considered property and valueless. China will never be the United States. We value our citizens, and everyone has basic rights. China is a "modernized" version of 1950's Soviet Union--except full of Chinese.

China being massive has little impact on where its place in the world is. Israel is but a small island of 5million Jews among an ocean of 100 million Arabs who hate them. Guess who's the superpower in that region? Little ol'Israel.




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#3 11 years ago

China will more become the next USSR. The U.S. will maintain it's superpower status but China is going to become the second and only other super power in the world, no doubt. It's bound to happen when you have a several billion people in your country.

However, China's economy is booming because of the West in general and U.S. in particular. China makes sooooooo much of it's GDP selling things to the U.S. it's not even funny. If, for instance, we had a second great depression in the U.S. China's economy would almost certainly come with us. But at the moment the U.S. economy really isn't doing too bad. Outside of the Michigan, Ohio, Indiana area things aren't too bad, as I understand it. We have a huge debt but that really doesn't have much effect on our economy, that more has to do with foreign affairs actually.




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#4 11 years ago

repRESENT the US;3648871Also, China has a standing army of well over two-million soldiers (much higher than the United States). What's to stop them from utilizing this massive number?[/QUOTE] They may have a large army, but so what? Just because they have one doesn't necessarily mean that they're going to utilise it against their neighbours anytime soon (except for Taiwan).

[QUOTE=jeff & eddie]They will never be influential, nor powerful.

Actually, China is both of those. You don't have to be a western democracy in order to be powerful and influential. China has a huge military and a rapidly growing economy. You can't disbute that simply by saying that it's an undemocratic society.




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#5 11 years ago

jeff & eddie;3648877They will never be influential, nor powerful. Welcome to the 21st century, where your citizens should have basic rights and everyone should be treated equally. This is not the case for china, where women are considered property and valueless. China will never be the United States. We value our citizens, and everyone has basic rights. China is a "modernized" version of 1950's Soviet Union--except full of Chinese.

China being massive has little impact on where its place in the world is. Israel is but a small island of 5million Jews among an ocean of 100 million Arabs who hate them. Guess who's the superpower in that region? Little ol'Israel.

Eeh, since when do you have to be a democracy to be powerful and influential?

If one build up a huge power, both military and economic wise, you will become both powerful and influential. It has absolutely nothing, what so ever, to do with what kind of goverment rule you have. China is a living example of that.




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#6 11 years ago

I guess what he meant was that sooner or later the average population of China will demand similar coniditions as people over here get them and that that will reduce their economic growth somewhat.

I don't think China is a military threat to western nations, at least not at the moment. I'd worry more about their ability to reduce the technological advantage western nations still hold, because that will eventually create some economic problems for us.




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#7 11 years ago
repRESENT the US;3648871With China's economy booming and the United State's being, well, nowhere near booming, what's to stop China from becoming the most powerful and influential country in the world?

Nothing really.

Also, China has a standing army of well over two-million soldiers (much higher than the United States). What's to stop them from utilizing this massive number? Yes, there is the nuclear weapons argument, but we all know that they will only be used for extreme or defensive measures.

So, what do you think? Is China the next United States?

Becoming the "next United States" is somewhat of an understatement if we are talking military power here.




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#8 11 years ago
repRESENT the US;3648871Also, China has a standing army of well over two-million soldiers (much higher than the United States). What's to stop them from utilizing this massive number?

They don't have the logistical support to field that many troops for very long.




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#9 11 years ago

This time we live in now its not about man power its about resources and china has alot of that. Guess what yankes Britain had her turn, America has had its turn, Russia has as well. Well now its Chinas turn to be super power With a population of 1 billion i think the Chinese army would be more than 2 million. More around 6-7 million. My uncle went to China for about a year and its not actually as poor as people see it is, its a booming enconmy and its actually alot 'free'er' than western countrys (I know they are Communist what a shock we shouldn't have a Communist state in super power! *Saracasum*)

Oh and jeff and eddie before you talk about Communist history wanna talk about westurn history ours it worse.




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#10 11 years ago

China imports a lot of resources, in 2002 it became the world's largest importer of Iron and Steel.