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[–]Tiwaking 5 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 4 fun -  (3 children)

Thats cute.

Warships need a well trained crew.

China is shit at fighting wars. Just ask Vietnam.

[–]Vigte 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Warships need a well trained crew.

For now...

[–]useless_aether[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

[–]zyxzevn 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Centralized troop organisation does not work well, because the troops can not adapt to local circumstances and short-time opportunities.

[–]dark_devil_dd 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

They've been looking to get a blue water navy for many years now, it would help them secure foreign influence. Maybe they'll even start intervening in Africa.

[–]useless_aether[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

def. heaps of chinese influence in africa. there is a military base too already.

[–]HibikiBlack 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

It's just a matter of time before all hell breaks lose in the Middle East. Once the US is hit by the banking crisis, whatever Russia and China do next will have a lot of influence.

My theory is that they want the EU to become the only powerhouse left, complete with a unified constitution and military.

Thanks for sharing dude.

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

i think they want to build an eu army, so they can eventually emancipate from the nato, and disband the nato, weakening america and the west further. and then go on to integrate the whole eurasian continent into one giant commie superstate.

[–]HibikiBlack 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

That's right, with the world communist regime by itself being the final phase.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Unlikely. The state will always require the opponent.

Corbett recently did a good NEW New World Order thing you might like about multipolarism.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The US will never allow it's tallons to come out of EU. A specific example, they won't allow NATO to die.

There would be another "civil" war between the EU and US if they tried to secede.

[–]zyxzevn 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They may be afraid that the US will attack them, with so many US warships and US bases nearby.

The crossing of US ships through contested waters happens frequently. Or maybe they are afraid of invasions via HK or even via Afghanistan.

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    [–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    why?

    [–]black_hole_son 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

    hopefully from the front line

    [–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

    This is craziness. Superpowers aren't going to fight naval battles.

    [–]useless_aether[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

    this might be about securing the east china sea + they have maritime trading routes and deep water ports in faraway lands to protect now.

    maybe eventually do a taiwan blockade or something crazy like that..

    [–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

    That's probable. I suppose they'll need to transport troops to occupy Taiwan.

    [–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

    It's about time.

    While the US has been wasting money flexing for decades China built its economic and technological might. Seems like they're finally ready to cash in and face off.

    [–]Zahn 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

    Or more like they've finally stolen enough technology to be able to finally implement this.

    [–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    That too, though I would hesitate to call it "stolen". (To explain further requires opening up a huge can of wormsplaining.)

    Also, they're fresh new military will be far more efficient and effective without an enormous ancient military industrial complex far more bloated and corrupted through the many many decades.