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    Re: China closer to matching modern militaries

    I think it's hilarious and simultaneously frightening that there are people so paranoid as to think that the Chinese really are basically supervillains waiting for the first possible opportunity to destroy us no matter how illogical or suicidal the attempt would be. These people must still think the Soviet Union is lying in wait to get us too.
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    Re: China closer to matching modern militaries

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I think it's hilarious and simultaneously frightening that there are people so paranoid as to think that the Chinese really are basically supervillains waiting for the first possible opportunity to destroy us no matter how illogical or suicidal the attempt would be. These people must still think the Soviet Union is lying in wait to get us too.
    tosses you a foil hat.

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    Re: China closer to matching modern militaries

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I think it's hilarious and simultaneously frightening that there are people so paranoid as to think that the Chinese really are basically supervillains waiting for the first possible opportunity to destroy us no matter how illogical or suicidal the attempt would be. These people must still think the Soviet Union is lying in wait to get us too.
    They are so inscrutable.

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    Re: China closer to matching modern militaries

    It seems you all are overlooking the moonwalking bear. Basically it seems people here are caught between two equally misguided prospects for China:

    1. That as a totalitarian dictatorship China has morals vastly different from our own and also possesses a greed for power that can only be satiated through future war with the United States to usurp its position of dominance in the world.

    2. That as a totalitarian dictatorship China cannot engage in military adventurism for long without the government collapsing under the weight of popular outrage over the government's manner of rule or being forced to copy the Western political system to avoid popular outrage.

    What both misguided ideas have in common is they rest as a matter of necessity on China being a totalitarian dictatorship. Since you are all so focused on this view of China you are missing the more obvious path things are likely to take. If you consider that China is, in fact, not a totalitarian dictatorship instead having political principles rooted in democratic thought it is easier to foresee that China will become a superpower without the need for any radical upheaval and without going to war with the United States. That does not mean there will not be changes, but they will not be the kind of changes envisioned by any of you.
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    Re: China closer to matching modern militaries

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    That does not mean there will not be changes, but they will not be the kind of changes envisioned by any of US.
    Fixed that for you.

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