What is the current military strength of the Top 10 nations? - Page 4




View Poll Results :Should countries have more or less troops?
More, every country should have a million soldiers. 15 62.50%
Less, large armies are no longer needed. 9 37.50%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

 
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September 21st, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by xion
ppl i just wanna say this one thing lol i 've seen a lot of topics and ya'll just keep figting over who is who's daddy.Well I just wanna say when america went to war with vietnam i don't think they would ever have expected what happened , the severe resistance from vietnam.... like that anything could happen in actual war ..like when u say russia is more stronger than china..usa is more powerful than russia ..etc. etc........i don't think fighting/arguing here makes any sense the real picture in an actual war can be completely different.There are a lot of other factors affecting a war other than just technology and troop strenth according to me.

Peace out
I second that, very well said
September 22nd, 2004  
AsianAmerican
 
 
Lets all just get along.. Yeah America is the superpower but as the years go by more countries will be joining America as a superpower..... Given a few decades or so China can very well be up their, same with India. Both Economies are growing fast and what ever happens happens!
September 22nd, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
Huh, I had replied to Frog's post, but it was apparently deleted.
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September 22nd, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Chocobo_Blitzer, it was not deleted I believe, it was a database failure last night, my posts also disappeared after the failure occured. But i did read you post
September 22nd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Lovely that the USA and USSR were called "Superpowers". That term implies that they were something that had never been seen before, but that's nonsense. Britain and France were quite dominant for a long time. Nobody every has equalled the Roman Empire in comparative dominance to their own time period. I assume the term is related to technology.

The remainder of the USA's status as Superpower is fading largely. It once was a matter of taking sides in the Cold War. Either ally with the USA or the USSR. The lack of opposition to the USA has weakened their diplomatic strength, even if their military strength is as overwhelming as ever.

Russia is still a quasi-Superpower I suppose, but nothing close to their former strength and in a slow decline. China is well on its way to becoming one, but needs to make greater gains diplomatically. Militarily, they're not quite to the point of total military-technological independence, but they will be soon enough. India has frightening potential as well.

It's pointless to say that we should abandon the term "Superpower" because it has become too familiar. I still feel its based on a false idea.
September 22nd, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
"Superpower", what is really a "Superpower"?

I think no country is really a superpower.

A real superpower should be able to defeat any non-superpower, but can USA defeat China, India, Russia? I don't think so.
September 22nd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Like I said, I don't think the term ever ought to have existed.
September 23rd, 2004  
ACTaFOOL82
 
 
The Chinese may have more troops, but the U.S.A has big, burly, manly, tall, strong, masculine, great smelling.... sorry guys, you know what I mean. Physically Americans are larger than Asians, that is an advantage.
September 23rd, 2004  
AsianAmerican
 
 
Bro it dont matter how big u are... Sure American Troops are bigger physically but you never know what a Chinese Soldier are capable of in a hand to hand combat. What does smelling good have to do with anything? Im confused of why u even brought that up for??? Not all Asians are small by the way.
September 23rd, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
Please note his screen name is "actafool"

But I think large militaries are crucial for defence, if they are able to go underground and form a Guerilla resistence, they could very well prolong the war and force the enemy out over a long period of time.