Europe is illegally occupied by the US
The next war is a regional war between Russia and Poland. The US will support Poland. Russia will lose.
After that, 30-40 years down the road, the US will fight Japan and Turkey.
Last edited by reefedjib; 01-25-10 at 06:03 AM.
America is going no where and will be the superpower for the next century. We will develop our space-based command and control, with sensors, comms, space defense, etc. Evidently 2 constellations of satellites will for platforms upon which to guide long range bombers to their specific targets. Global overwatch.
Russia is trying to preserve its regional influence before its demographics catch up to it and it can no longer sustain its economy. In the next 5-10 years it is going to try and take back the old communist states beyond Belarus and the Ukraine. Poland will oppose them with a coalition of states (Romania, Check, Slovokia, ...) and with our help will defeat Russia. Russia will lose its regional power forever. It will become a resource state only.
Longer term, and thus more speculatively, the three growing countries of the coming decades are Poland, Japan and Turkey. Poland is our ally and runs the regional coalition there. Turkey will control the ME and have a fair bit of its Ottoman empire back. Japan will be a powerhouse import partner of China. Japan and Turkey will try to sneak attack our Space resources. It will be a quick war and we will retaliate against their resources (space, comms, industry) and knock em back a few decades.
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Last edited by reefedjib; 01-25-10 at 08:43 AM.
Technology and customs may change, but people never do, so war (of any magnitude) is always a possibility.
I agree that China probably won't try to "take" Siberia, so to speak. I think it's much more likely that Russia will decide there is no way they can defend it and they'll sell or trade it to China.
We aren't running out of resources, and you've offered absolutely nothing to support this ridiculous claim. Global population is leveling off, and economics and technology will enable us to quickly find replacements for any nonrenewable resource that might be on the verge of depletion.Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra
Such as? Evidence?Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra
Ah yes, of course. Ra-ra-ra for the home team again. Your moronic jingoism aside, you forget that Europe consumes vastly more resources per capita than most countries in the world.Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra
China is now the world's largest polluter and is grossly inefficient per dollar of GDP.Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra
Every country eventually becomes more sustainable. Europe and the United States are both considerably cleaner and more sustainable than they were 20 or 30 years ago, and that trend seems likely to continue into the foreseeable future. China still has a ways to go in terms of economic development, before their pollution peaks.Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra
Last edited by Kandahar; 01-25-10 at 03:01 PM.
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What? Are you for real? Do you think so?
And... Dont you think there is a bigger chance of war over Taiwan than Siberia? (and why not, if no).
The global population isnt leveling of, and oil isnt the only resource we are running out of. How about water or food? The predictions are that more and more people will have problems even getting enough water to survive and that the only "safe" regions are Europe, US/Canada, and Russia. How about the hydrogen economy? What will happen when we start using water for commercial purposes other than drinking?
How about agricultural land? How about forests and ecological diversity, which is at its lowest levels since the past ice age? How about food production, which isnt going up vis a vis the demand for food. How about health disasters waiting to hit the US/Europe? How about the globalization of germs, bacteria and virus in a faster paced world?
How about these things, and how exactly are we really progressing that will save us from the situation? I dont see ipods and smaller computers saving us from it. There hasnt really been real innovation the past 15 years, just slight improvements. Seemingly progress is really slowing down instead of heating up. How in any scenario will modern technology save us from two handful of disasters waiting to his us when we cant even do something as simple as feed the whole planet. Heck we cant even distribute things half fairly. We are so dumb that one part of the world eats themselves to death while the other part starves to death. How the f*** do you think such a society can handle massive onsetting crisis? Add climate change, and add a theoretical scenario of sea levels raising only 1 meter the next 50 years. Many cities will be unihabitable and a lot of fresh water will be rendered impossible to drink.
Eurpean companies are even planning on building a half trillion project in African saharan desert to help cover future energy needs. The US only spends such money trying to buy poor countries oil fields in competition with China. Difference is, China is playing both games.
Last edited by Maximus Zeebra; 01-26-10 at 01:27 PM.
Europe is illegally occupied by the US