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WHO is the next superpower?

Postby Tinapples » Sat May 15, 2010 6:56 pm

America is #1 in terms of superpowers, China is a high and rising industrial power. Leader in clean coal technology. described by Forbes; Hu is number two (it even rhymes.) Is China next in line? If you believe this is true how long until China overtakes the US?

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Postby Mohawk Clans » Sat May 15, 2010 6:57 pm

If you are talking military wise, never. Atleast in my opinion, though I am biased I suppose


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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Sat May 15, 2010 6:58 pm

50 years, if China does, but they won't be much more powerful even then- and we'll overtake them soon after, or India will.
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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Sat May 15, 2010 6:59 pm

Canadai wrote:Canada is the next superpower.

Is that before or after their population grows by 20x?
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ha

Postby Holm-Andersen » Sat May 15, 2010 7:01 pm

thats a joke

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Postby Self--Esteem » Sat May 15, 2010 7:01 pm

North-Korea, obviously.

Kim Jong-Il sent me an email in which he told me.

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Postby Zykorinov » Sat May 15, 2010 7:02 pm

Canadai wrote:Canada is the next superpower.

Shut the fuck up... :palm:
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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Sat May 15, 2010 7:02 pm

Canadai wrote:
Lackadaisical2 wrote:
Canadai wrote:Canada is the next superpower.

Is that before or after their population grows by 20x?


Depends, when does texas run dry and the middle east start burning it's oil? 'Cause then know where the oil is? Alberta.

Oh, OK. So you mean a super power like how Saudi Arabia is a super power now.
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Postby East Fancainia » Sat May 15, 2010 7:02 pm

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ha

Postby Holm-Andersen » Sat May 15, 2010 7:02 pm

Canadai wrote:Canada is the next superpower.

ha thats a joke

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Postby Rolamec » Sat May 15, 2010 7:03 pm

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Postby East Fancainia » Sat May 15, 2010 7:03 pm

Self--Esteem wrote:North-Korea, obviously.

Kim Jong-Il sent me an email in which he told me.

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Postby South Norwega » Sat May 15, 2010 7:03 pm

The World Health Organisation is the next superpower?

I agree entirely.
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Postby Southern Patriots » Sat May 15, 2010 7:04 pm

Everyone says China... so I say India! Or Poland. Someone wrote a book predicting a possible rise of Poland in the next century.

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Postby Chrobalta » Sat May 15, 2010 7:05 pm

Clearly China. They are rapidly industrializing and becoming a major player in the world economy. They will overtake the US in size of GDP sometime in the next two decades. Their military power is expanding, they are developing a blue water navy capable of global power projection.
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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Sat May 15, 2010 7:05 pm

Southern Patriots wrote:Everyone says China... so I say India! Or Poland. Someone wrote a book predicting a possible rise of Poland in the next century.

Poland is too small of a nation, thats like saying... I dunno, Argentina is the next super power.
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Postby Rwenzuru » Sat May 15, 2010 7:07 pm

Lackadaisical2 wrote:
Southern Patriots wrote:Everyone says China... so I say India! Or Poland. Someone wrote a book predicting a possible rise of Poland in the next century.

Poland is too small of a nation, thats like saying... I dunno, Argentina is the next super power.

Argentina is the next super power.

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Postby Lackadaisical2 » Sat May 15, 2010 7:07 pm

Rwenzuru wrote:
Lackadaisical2 wrote:
Southern Patriots wrote:Everyone says China... so I say India! Or Poland. Someone wrote a book predicting a possible rise of Poland in the next century.

Poland is too small of a nation, thats like saying... I dunno, Argentina is the next super power.

Argentina is the next super power.

based on?
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Postby Blob-land » Sat May 15, 2010 7:10 pm

Why of COURSE it will be Ecuador! :D
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Postby Beth Gellert » Sat May 15, 2010 7:10 pm

Oh, almost right about North Korea, except it'll just be Korea, reunified thanks to the Leader's care! I mean, after all, they're about to discover practical fusion power, honest!

Otherwise, obviously China, with a casual nod to India and not forgetting Brazil as prospective Great Powers, and the return of Turkey as a Middle Power.
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Postby Sarzonia » Sat May 15, 2010 7:11 pm

Kuwait.


Actually, I'm going with China.

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Postby Ifreann » Sat May 15, 2010 7:11 pm

South Norwega wrote:The World Health Organisation is the next superpower?

I agree entirely.

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Postby Beth Gellert » Sat May 15, 2010 7:12 pm

Southern Patriots wrote:Everyone says China... so I say India! Or Poland. Someone wrote a book predicting a possible rise of Poland in the next century.


I've never quite trusted Poland. I'm sure they're up to something. They're a bit less sinister with only one evil twin, though. Still, if I were Lithuania or Ukraine, I'd sleep with one eye open :P
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