US Military Capability against a near-peer competitor

So the baddy baddies own Asia and have almost dominated Africa.

If this was a game of Risk, I'd be getting a bit depressed and waiting for the inevitable tank rush. And looking at the state of western politics and resolve, I don't think we have many cards to hand in at the next turn.
 
So the baddy baddies own Asia and have almost dominated Africa.

If this was a game of Risk, I'd be getting a bit depressed and waiting for the inevitable tank rush. And looking at the state of western politics and resolve, I don't think we have many cards to hand in at the next turn.
Yup, the Chinese have pretty much bought up most of the world along with the resources that go with it. I'd go so far to say that they have comprehensively outplayed the West. Us? We've been too busy arguing over how many genders there are and who get's to use which toilet.
 
Not really, studies have shown even chimps cheat at food sharing within their familial groups let alone humans. The nation state concept could arguably be made to work better since those adminsistering the collecting and giving should be divorced from the process so that they feel no need to interfer and disrupt it, but even that doesn't seem to work that well.
You are never going to have full equality with every resource. But if I were to spend all day deer hunting, everybody is going to eat. Even though only two people out of ten worked for dinner.
 
You are never going to have full equality with every resource. But if I were to spend all day deer hunting, everybody is going to eat. Even though only two people out of ten worked for dinner.
I'm not 100% sure where you're going with this, but before you get to go deerhunting someone has to make whatever weapons and ammunition you hunt with. Once upon a time when hunting wasn't really just a hobby it was a high risk/high reward gamble, which is why it fell into disuse when farming came along.
 
I'm not 100% sure where you're going with this, but before you get to go deerhunting someone has to make whatever weapons and ammunition you hunt with. Once upon a time when hunting wasn't really just a hobby it was a high risk/high reward gamble, which is why it fell into disuse when farming came along.
Oh I was thinking of our cave dwelling days, when life was not quite as complicated and the family/tribe was the most important social unit in existence at the time and the collective was focused on the survival of that entity.
 
Russia can invade USA. Right after the first exchange of nuclear strikes and occupation of Europe and Japan.
Another way - to use drones for serching and destroying remains of the septic industry and population. Actually, their is a common opinion that USA 2029 (from "The Terminator") is a basic way to achieve shiny united and communistic future 2084 (from "The Guest from the Future")
"I am hearing voices from the glorious future,
In the silver dew these morning voices sound,
I am hearing voices and alluring road
Whirls my head just like in childhood roundabout.

I pray glorious future, don't be to me so cruel.
Don't be to me so cruel, oh please do not be.
From innocent inception into the glorious future,
Into the glorious future I start my way to thee.

I am hearing voices from the glorious future,
They are calling me to fairy wonderlands,
Hearing voices and they're asking me so strictly –
For tomorrow what's been done by you today?

I pray glorious future, don't be to me so cruel.
Don't be to me so cruel, oh please do not be.
From innocent inception into the glorious future,
Into the glorious future I start my way to thee.

I swear I will become better and kinder,
And will never leave in trouble any friend,
I am hearing voices, rushing to their callings,
By the road on which there's not any trail.

I pray glorious future, don't be to me so cruel.
Don't be to me so cruel, oh please do not be.
From innocent inception into the glorious future,
Into the glorious future I start my way to thee."
yeah I see what you mean. However, maybe you should consider this

I thought I could hear the curious tone
Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone
Fiddle, 'cello, big bass drum
Bassoon, flute and euphonium
Far away, as in a trance
I heard the sound of the Floral Dance

As I walked home on a Summer night
When stars in Heav'n were shining bright
Far away from the footlight's glare
Into the sweet and scented air
Of a quaint old Cornish town

Borne from afar on the gentle breeze
Joining the murmur of the summer seas
Distant tones of an old world dance
Played by the village band perchance
On the calm air came floating down

I thought I could hear the curious tone
Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone
Fiddle, 'cello, big bass drum
Bassoon, flute and euphonium
Far away, as in a trance
I heard the sound of the Floral Dance
I heard the sound of the Floral Dance

And soon I heard such a bustling and prancing
And then I saw the whole village was dancing
In and out of the houses they came
Old folk, young folk, all the same
In that quaint old Cornish town

Every boy took a girl 'round the waist
And hurried her off in tremendous haste
Whether they knew one another I care not
Whether they cared at all, I know not
But they kissed as they danced along

And there was the band with that curious tone
Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone
Fiddle, 'cello, big bass drum
Bassoon, flute and euphonium
Each one making the most of his chance

All together in the Floral Dance
All together in the Floral Dance
Dancing here, prancing there
Jigging, jogging ev'rywhere
Up and down, and round the town
Hurrah! For the Cornish Floral Dance
 

Grey Fox

*Russian Troll*
I'm not 100% sure where you're going with this, but before you get to go deerhunting someone has to make whatever weapons and ammunition you hunt with. Once upon a time when hunting wasn't really just a hobby it was a high risk/high reward gamble, which is why it fell into disuse when farming came along.
Actually, risks and reward in hunting/gathering game highly depends from density of population. Actually, farming was rather risky game, too, highly dependent from the weather and other uncontrolled factors. Advantage of farming was supporting of higher density of population and bigger armies.
 
Oh I was thinking of our cave dwelling days, when life was not quite as complicated and the family/tribe was the most important social unit in existence at the time and the collective was focused on the survival of that entity.
Then I'm not sure you could have guaranteed everyone got to eat after you'd been hunting. Farming was taken up for a reason.
 

Grey Fox

*Russian Troll*
yeah I see what you mean. However, maybe you should consider this

I thought I could hear the curious tone
Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone
Fiddle, 'cello, big bass drum
Bassoon, flute and euphonium
Far away, as in a trance
I heard the sound of the Floral Dance

As I walked home on a Summer night
When stars in Heav'n were shining bright
Far away from the footlight's glare
Into the sweet and scented air
Of a quaint old Cornish town

Borne from afar on the gentle breeze
Joining the murmur of the summer seas
Distant tones of an old world dance
Played by the village band perchance
On the calm air came floating down

I thought I could hear the curious tone
Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone
Fiddle, 'cello, big bass drum
Bassoon, flute and euphonium
Far away, as in a trance
I heard the sound of the Floral Dance
I heard the sound of the Floral Dance

And soon I heard such a bustling and prancing
And then I saw the whole village was dancing
In and out of the houses they came
Old folk, young folk, all the same
In that quaint old Cornish town

Every boy took a girl 'round the waist
And hurried her off in tremendous haste
Whether they knew one another I care not
Whether they cared at all, I know not
But they kissed as they danced along

And there was the band with that curious tone
Of the cornet, clarinet and big trombone
Fiddle, 'cello, big bass drum
Bassoon, flute and euphonium
Each one making the most of his chance

All together in the Floral Dance
All together in the Floral Dance
Dancing here, prancing there
Jigging, jogging ev'rywhere
Up and down, and round the town
Hurrah! For the Cornish Floral Dance
Ok. Lets play assosiations...
 
Then I'm not sure you could have guaranteed everyone got to eat after you'd been hunting. Farming was taken up for a reason.
Yes it was safer then trying to kill the bison, and a more reliable method to feed people. Instead of getting eaten by the Saber Tooth, you just worked yourself to death growing crops!!
 
Yes it was safer then trying to kill the bison, and a more reliable method to feed people. Instead of getting eaten by the Saber Tooth, you just worked yourself to death growing crops!!
It also meant not having to follow your food everywhere it went, carrying all your possessions, and your home, with you. Which amongst other things, meant a stabler, safer home.
 
Yes, but making an agreement with the Chinese won't matter one bit if the military faction is not willing to go along. They do seem to be the only people who think China is going to come away from any fight the US unscathed.
You should take some time and look up their tear jerker Armed Forces Recruiting commercials.
 
These two statements are not the same thing. Your strawman has failed.
You can only lead a horse to water. If it's convinced it's petrol it won't drink it.
You are either deluded, or liars.

Give 1 valid, concrete, definition of socialism. Then provide 1 real example of it functioning as labelled, without causing mass shortages, and mass death.

Venezuela is drowning in petrol and can't afford water.
 

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