A Balanced World

Brushworks Spectacular Finishes(5)April 25, 2013

"China and France both want a multipolar world. We want there to be a balance. We refuse a world of powers, and of superpowers," Hollande said. "When China and France agree on a position, we can drive the world."

I do believe it's time for the USA to step down from the throne of superpower and join the fellowship of peace and mutual understanding. Wouldn't it be wise to allow the citizens of this world to elect a government that cares for all people?

Surely you agree!

Here is a link that might be useful: Multipolar World

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pnbrown

I'm for it, though I think it's naive to imagine that China is not one of the 3 or 4 most powerful polities in the world, and exceedingly likely to be the most powerful in the next century.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 10:22AM
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labrea_gw

In political theory it would be nice but it leaves out the Aggressive Nationalism that comes from the collective unconscious of any given population.
I was taught never underestimate it's power to get a people off their collective asses & leave their sleepy little postcard towns & act out aggression on their neighbors while manipulating the symbols of their right to do so in something of a near religious fan dance, shadow puppet play.

Gotta have the HOOPLAH to play the jingo jig!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 10:40AM
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mrskjun(9)

And who is better at it than us Joe?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 10:44AM
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labrea_gw

There are a lot of Fatherlands & Motherlands out there that do a nice sword dance around the Victim/Agressor position.

The Us is hardly alone in the But they are Hutu's cant you see they are Tutsi's, Lebensraum, Eretz Isreal, Pan Arabic United Ireland, Basque sort of way.
I mean it's quieted down a little since the mad little house painter & the Euro fascists did their little mess up and the aftermath when the workers Paradise spread across the globe.
The US is pretty good at the Land of the Free Home of the Brave story line walk softly & rebuild all your nukes even though yah got a Peace Prize kind of way.
I really don't know much about Andorra but I have seen Black Friday at malls and that is in small the World at Large.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 1:08PM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes(5)

I'm for it, though I think it's naive to imagine that China is not one of the 3 or 4 most powerful polities in the world, and exceedingly likely to be the most powerful in the next century.

I don't think China has the patience or option to wait much longer.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 1:18PM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

"When China and France agree on a position, we can drive the world."

When China and whichever other nation agrees with her on a position, they can drive the world... unless an alternative economic bloc presents a challenge such as a powerful European Union or Latin America.

Not likely, however, in the near future.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 1:24PM
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fouquieria(10b)

I don't think China has the patience or option to wait much longer.

One has to remember that by 2050 India will have over 300 million MORE people than China and their wealth (GDP) will be equal to the US. The only saving grace to keeping the US at bay somewhat is our relative physical isolation. China doesn't have that luxury.

-Ron-

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 3:55AM
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tobr24u(z6 RI)

A has-been and a wannabe...

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 4:54AM
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labrea_gw

China has plans for bigger & better aircraft carriers to be completed in the 2020s.
"The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey, visited Beijing for high-level talks with his Chinese counterparts at a time pressures are mounting between the two powers, as nuclear threats multiply on the Korean Peninsula, and as the two powers trade accusations of exacerbating tensions in Asia. "

Here is a link that might be useful: Balancing act

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 8:19AM
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pnbrown

from the last link:

"We respect the US interests in the region and are glad to see the United States play a constructive role on Asia-Pacific affairs."

Diplomatic blather. There is no reason whatever for them to respect our interests in a region much closer to them than to us - they will say they respect it until they suddenly don't. They are glad to see us play a role there until it no longer serves.

Closer to home: China has an immense trade link with Brazil. When they start to ensure that link with military presence in the southern Atlantic we'll see if we are glad about that. I kinda doubt it.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 8:49AM
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labrea_gw

Yes I always remember Will Rogers
: "So, we set out helping the world. We will send Marines to any nation that can get ten people to ask us. We're in the humanity business. Look folks, if we had any morals we'd use them ourselves... What would we say if the Chinese sent a gunboat up the Mississippi, you know, with their Marines on it? What if they said they were just protecting their laundries in Memphis?"

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 9:37AM
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youngquinn_gw

yes

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 9:44AM
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