Do you think China and the usa will be engaged in full scaled war before 2020?
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Might could be. I don't think one way or another. About that... >_> If it happens, it's going to be hell on Earth, 'cause the world economy is going to get entirely fucked, I think. It would be WW3, and this one would probably destroy a lot of the planet, if not all of it, not to mention a hell of a lot of civilians, 'cause some asshole is going to throw a nuke at some point. Probably the desperate loser. I wouldn't put it past the U. S. or China. Hydrogen bombs, many times more destructive than atomic bombs, 450 times more destructive than the one dropped on Hiroshima. Who the hell knows what other kinds of super destructive explosives people have developed since the hydrogen bomb. We made these things in the 1950s. 65 year later, we've probably got a bomb the size of a button that could blow the entire Earth up. Maybe, maybe not. In any case, there would be some super heavy handed blows raining down on the entire world. Neutron bombs. Atomic bombs. Hydrogen bombs. Neutron bombs. Electromagnetic bombs. Dirty bombs. I would think, and hope, that the U. S. and China aren't stupid enough to get into a mutually-assured-destruction war. They would have to be suicidal, or willing to destroy all their people and everything else.
Ah, yes. Here it is. Little boy, had 15 kilotons of destructive power. The modern Castle Bravo had 15,000 kilotons of destructive power...1,000 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. They've probably got stronger ones, now, too.
If anything could do it, it would be the U. S. refusing to ever pay back the money they loaned us, though... Although, it looks like we only owe them 1 trillion dollars. "only". But still. I thought we owed them a lot more. If it was like 10 trillion, then I could easily imagine the overly powerful U. S. and its overly powerful military saying, "Well. Whatcha gonna do about it if we don't wanna pay?"
We're in an economic war. Of course, the whole world is and has been. And China's economy has already overtaken the U. S.'s. In another few decades, they'll be the big dogs, so I doubt they would risk all that economic development on a war of mutual self-destruction. As for the U. S., if our shit tanks any lower, we might just become the desperate ones. 20 trillion in debt. Though, I think we'll more likely continue to wage wars on undeveloped countries and steal their resources before we fucked with China. I'm not sure what either would get out of it.0