Could Japan develop a military presence to rival the best ?




 
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December 13th, 2004  
Ash
 

Topic: Could Japan develop a military presence to rival the best ?


Could Japan produce weapons to rival the best in the world? do they have the capability to re-energise their military society they way they did before?
December 13th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
If they did, they'd be one of the world's top military powers. Right now they're not one because they just don't aim to be. Right now what they do have is a back bone to which they can add more stuff and become a real major power.
December 13th, 2004  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: ok


I think any country that at one point had a great deal of power that doesn't now could still one day get a great power back. After all they got it some how before. Even if it takes years/decades.............its a foolish man that thinks nothing.....................
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December 13th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
You're right it is entirely up to the Japanese how they spend their cash. I recently heard a factoid that the U.S.A. spends 25 times as much money on military expenditures as the next 4 countries in the world combined. I guess they'd have to do some serious reallocation of their capital huh?
December 13th, 2004  
Kane
 
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You're right it is entirely up to the Japanese how they spend their cash. I recently heard a factoid that the U.S.A. spends 25 times as much money on military expenditures as the next 4 countries in the world combined. I guess they'd have to do some serious reallocation of their capital huh?
Actually, the USA should do some "serious reallocation of their capital". Who wants to spend 25 times more?
December 13th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
Apparently the U.S.A. wants to now doesn't it? What's the matter Kane? I see you claim the U.S.A. as you "country" but all I ever see from you is anti-American comments. So who are you exactly? Which is your real country? I see you go to school in NYC but where do you hail from?
Besides the actual topic here is Japan not America.
December 13th, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
I don't think Kane is anti-American...

anyways, I think the Japanese could easily gain major power military status. But would China let it happen..?
December 13th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
China ... well being a major power or even a super power is one thing, but being powerful enough to stop Japan, that is another. If Japan feels genuinely threatened, it can buy extra aircraft, ships etc. and become VERY strong in even a span as short as two years. They have the money to do it.
December 13th, 2004  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

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U.S.A. spends 25 times as much money on military expenditures as the next 4 countries in the world combined
Well Almost Correct ...............here are the Approx figure

United States $466.0 billion
China $65 billion
Russia $50 billion
France $46.5 billion
Japan $$44.7 billion
Germany $38.8 billion
United Kingdom $31.7 billion
Italy $20.2 billion
Saudi Arabia $18.3 billion
Korea, South $16.18 billion
Brazil $13.408 billion
India $12,079.7 million
Iran $9.7 billion

Source

Well there is a huge Difference between the First and secon on that List ....

And to answer the question "Could Japan produce weapons to rival the best in the world?" well they have the money ....................But the thing it's like setting your Priorities................. what you want to be the most................if they start Investing huge amount into Millitary Research .............will they be the Economic Power house that they are .................they are a Economic Super Power?

Peace
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December 13th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
They are an economic super power and don't fall short on high tech either. These two mix to create the recipe for a strong base to create a military with.