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Would China advance to the number one world power if the US and Russia went to war?

Asked by: CyberTechie
  • Yes for sure they would.

    They are already the second most powerful country and after the us was weakened they would be more powerful espically since we would have to pay back debt. But pretty soon the USA would retake the number one world power spot. China is unstable and with the help of NATO wouldn't last very long.

    Posted by: Ceto
  • They already are.

    China has an unsurpassed working population and capacity for production. If Russia, damn near third world at this point and America, working as hard as it can to become third world get into a war, God forbid, they will probably both buy supplies from China. Even if they didn't, at the end of such a devestating war the victor would be wounded so badly that China would be able to dominate them if they chose to do so. China is making strides everyday to overpower America economically and otherwise and it is succeeding.

  • Where There's War, There's Opportunity

    I honestly believe It would be in China's best interest for the US and Russia to war and exhaust their resources. China is more n likely is hoping to use Russia to exhaust the US military while China themselves financially exhaust the US economy with their investments. Seems like a good move to bring down the US so they can advance their world power status. If the US politicians were smart, instead of persistently looking for lawsuits against the US States, they should focus more on effective lawsuits against China for their abusive investments that are weakening the US economy. The US should cap China's investments immediately, and focus on just reducing the returns. If the US falls into war with Russia, the US would be inadvertently surrendering it's world power status to China.

  • China in power

    China can become in power but all the other countries that are allies with the U.S and Russia like france and germany won't let it happen because no.1 if China rules the world their country will have less tourists and also schools are expected to know the chinese language and national languages will die out

  • Conventional or Nuclear?

    I'm going to assume conventional. In that case I'll say probably not. The Chinese economy is to heavily based on Western markets. The US and allies would likely contract global imports at the outbreak of war with another super power. As the allied powers switch to local markets for goods, China would be forced to partner with Russia (if they hadn't already per existing treaties). As a market and trade partner the likely-hood of being pulled into armed conflict with Allied forces (their strategic position in the Pacific as well as them being the only Pac Power with a Carrier...) a near certainty. If this were to happen you are no looking at a the beginning of something resembling World War III, as the US and Russia starts pulling in their allies and treaty partners for the long haul...

    In answer of the original debate question,

    No, but likely their economy would be irrelevant as war would be taking place at a near global level.

  • Assuming its not neuclear

    USA isnt solo dumb ass, NATO. And becoming a world power doesnt happen just because 1 country falls it would be likwe the cold war but with diffent people considering the economy, cultures, and every weaker country dependent on the USA would drasticly change. Also everyone thought the USSR would thrive after ww2 but instead some random country with a cool ass history rose to power instead

  • Assuming its not neuclear

    USA isnt solo dumb ass, NATO. And becoming a world power doesnt happen just because 1 country falls it would be likwe the cold war but with diffent people considering the economy, cultures, and every weaker country dependent on the USA would drasticly change. Also everyone thought the USSR would thrive after ww2 but instead some random country with a cool ass history rose to power instead

  • Assuming its not neuclear

    USA isnt solo dumb ass, NATO. And becoming a world power doesnt happen just because 1 country falls it would be likwe the cold war but with diffent people considering the economy, cultures, and every weaker country dependent on the USA would drasticly change. Also everyone thought the USSR would thrive after ww2 but instead some random country with a cool ass history rose to power instead

  • Assuming its not neuclear

    USA isnt solo dumb ass, NATO. And becoming a world power doesnt happen just because 1 country falls it would be likwe the cold war but with diffent people considering the economy, cultures, and every weaker country dependent on the USA would drasticly change. Also everyone thought the USSR would thrive after ww2 but instead some random country with a cool ass history rose to power instead

  • If Russia and the US went to war no one would end on top

    If Russia and the US were to go to war, it would likely result in a full-scale nuclear war. The likes of the fallout that can be produced by a fraction of either country's arsenal would drift into all neutral territory and be just as deadly to China. On top of which, if we were to get into a war with Russia, it would likely draw all world powers into a third world war, including China.

  • Not entirely likely.

    Leaving aside the questionable 'what if' history, the resident superpowers of China, Russia, the US and other powers (EU, India etc) are linked in such a way as to protect themselves from just such a situation. It is indeterminate what the next 50 years of history will show, and it is impossible to do more than speculate at this point.


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