Future world situation - Page 3




View Poll Results :Who would rule the world in the future years say 200 years later:
Iraq 0 0%
China 12 30.77%
Japan 0 0%
U.S.A. 14 35.90%
Canada 1 2.56%
Germany 1 2.56%
Russia 0 0%
Taiwan 0 0%
India 4 10.26%
North Korea 0 0%
Or?? urs truely, ME ME!!! 7 17.95%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

 
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November 21st, 2004  
SwordFish_13
 
 
hi,

Rule the world huh ..............you people are starting to sound like nepolion to me.

me thinks anybody till date who had that wished that has perished before doing it


Or does that sentence Rule the world means somethign else here...........

-=SF_13=-
November 21st, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
I am... but I'm not holding my breath!
We sure could use that Kingdom about now.

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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
It'll be impossible. Democratically absolutely impossible. Tyrannically... maybe but only if one group has enough resources.
I gather that you are not a Christian. For otherwise, you would have known that God's Kingdom will be upon the face of earth. This Kingdom (a country) will rule the world then (for a 1000 years?).
Well it depends on how much resources you have. I can't imagine anyone having enough resources to control the whole world... but give a guy enough stuff and it can happen.

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Originally Posted by Locke
you are right, she is not a country. however, the question is "*WHO* will rule the world"!!!
even tryanically, i think its impossible. it would be near impossible to effectively exert power over the entire globe
November 21st, 2004  
It's all a game
 
[quote="the_13th_redneck"]I am... but I'm not holding my breath!
We sure could use that Kingdom about now.

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Originally Posted by It's all a game
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
It'll be impossible. Democratically absolutely impossible. Tyrannically... maybe but only if one group has enough resources.
I gather that you are not a Christian. For otherwise, you would have known that God's Kingdom will be upon the face of earth. This Kingdom (a country) will rule the world then (for a 1000 years?).
Oh, ye people of little faith!
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November 21st, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
As for the last 50 years, MAD (mutually assured destruction) will rule the World. When that is breached, then cockroaches will rule the World.
November 21st, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
The future is incredibly difficult to predict. Honestly, if we go back 200 years ago, who in their right mind would have predicted that the USA would one day be the most powerful nation in the world?? They'd have told you that you're crazy to suggest such a thing.

That being said, who is the most dominant nation on Earth 200 years from now? I have to base it on current trends (historically, that's a lousy way to predict ANYTHING). Because nobody can pose an immediate threat to the USA, that means that they will remain relatively dominant for a long time. Under current trends of immigration into the United States, most anything can happen. Personally, I think that the United States remains a major player, but that their dominance will gradually diminish. Their fortuitous location becomes the secret of their success.

China can surpass the USA in economic and military strength. Perhaps surpass the USA and Europe in technology. But they are surrounded by counter-balance. For every bit of progress made my China, India will do its utmost to match it purely for their own self preservation. I think that India and China will become the two most powerful nations in the world and that their proximity to one another will be their greatest limitation. Also, as China increases in strength, Japan, the Philipines, Vietnam, Thailand ... everybody else in the region forges alliances and plans for every contingency of China turning conquerer. The more powerful China becomes as a singular entity, the more driven those who have reason to fear them are to keep up.

The European Union looks good on paper, but seems to be plagued with problems. They could be the biggest, baddest thing in the World pretty easily if they can figure out how to unite themselves in an effective manner, especially if the EU can expand.
November 22nd, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
The country to rule the earth in 200 years could be a country that doesn't exist today.
November 22nd, 2004  
MadeInChina
 
if i was to rule the world... hehe, the world would be happy place where my picture wil be on every book, movie, preview
November 22nd, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Taking example from your leaders then? lol

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if i was to rule the world... hehe, the world would be happy place where my picture wil be on every book, movie, preview
November 22nd, 2004  
MadeInChina
 
oh ya, Mao style but without the weird thinking and cultural revolutions

I'll keep the rednecks happy and the urban ppl rich
November 22nd, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
You gotta be a weird thinker to enjoy your face on everything. Not to mention it's really poor taste.

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Originally Posted by CRUNKER
oh ya, Mao style but without the weird thinking and cultural revolutions

I'll keep the rednecks happy and the urban ppl rich