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Putin's "unipolar order" speech: is it the start of a new Cold War?

 

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in one of his harshest attacks on the United States in seven years in power, accused Washington on Saturday (February 10) of attempting to force its will on the world. In a speech in Germany, which one U.S. senator said smacked of Cold War rhetoric, Putin accused the United States of making the world a more dangerous place by pursuing policies aimed at making it 'one single master'.

 

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Putin scares me a little bit with his recent restrictions on democratic prinicples and his political opponents mysteriously dying. It seems to me that he's attempting to consolidate power within his own country, and though he says he'll step down when his term is up, I believe he's also said he wants to continue in government in some fashion. Plus he has no problems with arming Iran.

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Russia wants to slip back into Soviet times, but Russia can't because it simply isnt powerful enough. It can't even control crime properly. The economy isnt what it was and to be honest Russia probably will take a while to get to the level of Superpower.

 

I see a future cold war against China. I think tht the USA already is suspiciuod of China simply because its a powerful country which is'nt fully democratic and which the US dont have complete diplomacy with. I mean, the USA isnt suspicious of the EU and the EU collectively is a bigger economy and population than the USA.

 

Russia will probably deteriorate if Putin stays in power for too long. Unless it directlyattacks the US, the US wouldnt go to war on Russia, but quite honestly Russia is a sick country. its population is decreasing at around a million a year, crime is uncontrolable and it really hasnt got its economy sorted. Eventually Russia will grind to a halt.

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I see a future cold war against China.

 

I seriously doubt it, maybe the US and China don't like each other but we are strong business partners and need each other.

china doesnt need the US. plus they could win a war with the US if no nukes were used...

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china doesnt need the US. plus they could win a war with the US if no nukes were used...

 

I doubt this greatly as well. The United States is a major customer of China, and China needs all the economic growth it can get. 4% per year in the US is good, in China it's a calamity. Also US conventional forces are far better equipped and better trained.

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ok lets role play this ok...

 

us won the war....what next there is no chinese government to feed 2 billion people not only does the us look like worse (r-tards) the chinese are using guerilla tactics against the "conventional forces". So yeah bascially US Lands on Chinese soil China has already won...

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The more China becomes capitalist, the less they become an enemy to the United States and the more the become competitioners. China, however, still has an enormous way to go. Their economy is growing too rapidly and it isn't certain they can keep up this pase.

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the chinese are using guerilla tactics against the "conventional forces". So yeah bascially US Lands on Chinese soil China has already won...

And as has been demonstarted by the invasion and 'libeeration' of a certain middle-eastern country, the US forces are noo good at anti-insurgency warfare, mainly because they are trained for open warfare, not fighting car-bombing insurgents.

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What motive would china have for invading Thailand?

 

In any case, a conflict between the PRC and the US would probably be some silly bickering over Taiwan. That will be a future flashpoint as the US backs Taiwan and sells arms to them but China wants to reunify with Taiwan and would definately not accept a fully independent Taiwan (although Taiwan doesnt really bow to the will of Beijing anyway).

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