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Tom Cotton:The challenges of Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan,and the Soviet Union all ended with total American victory;the Cold War..Opinions?
the Cold War was even won without direct military conflict.
Once again, America confronts a powerful totalitarian adversary that seeks to dominate Eurasia and remake the world order. China started its struggle for mastery against the United States decades ago, but only recently has America awoken to the challenge.
Judging from history, a slow start is perhaps the American way of strategy. But so is victory
- 2 months ago
1) Tom Cotton is certainly no historian or political theorist. I wouldn't take his word on it, since part of his job is to be America's cheerleader, just like anyone else in Congress.
2) Sure, WW2 was a victory, but its not that simple and certainly not predictive of future wars.
- 80% of Nazi German casualties were made on the Eastern Front. The USSR is the reason that war was won with what can be considered "total victory" (in their absence, the Germans would have taken the oil from the Caucuses, built up a bulwark in the East, pumped that oil West, turned around and sent upwards of a half a million troops along with it for the Invasion of England).
- If you haven't noticed, the wars since then haven't been slam dunks. We fought to stalemate in Korea, lost Vietnam, and have "won" temporary victories in the Middle East that have always come back to bite us. We supported Iraq, the fourth largest army in the world, against Iran - in total collapse after their revolution - and Iraq lost. We later went after Iraq, got Saddam and still spent a decade in the area, which still is not free. So yes, we haven't really lost, but outside of invasions of Grenada and Panama, it's been a losing streak to the tune of trillions of dollars.
3) The USSR and China are not the same. The USSR bled itself dry trying to fight the US in every proxy warzone, supporting every socialist country and even group, and trying to maintain equal growth to support it all.
China still exists because it compromised with the West in the 1970s, adopted market reforms, and does not, by any means, support outside groups (they even sided against the Nepalese Communists during their revolution right outside their border, which must be awkward, since the Communists won and now do business with China). China is in no danger of collapse, regardless of how Westerners choose to write about them.
To pull from a piece quoting our former President:
"I normalised diplomatic relations with China in 1979. Since 1979, do you know how many times China has been at war with anybody? None." Meanwhile, during the same period, Carter said, the US has "stayed at war."
Charging the US with being "the most warlike nation in the history of the world," Carter explained that his country had a habit of trying to force other countries around the globe to "adopt our American principles." According to Carter's estimate, the US has only had 16 years at peace in its 242 year history.Carter pointed out that while China was building thousands of miles of high-speed rail, the US "wasted, I think, $3 trillion" on defence spending. "It's more than you can imagine. China has not wasted a single penny on war, and that's why they're ahead of us. In almost every conceivable way," the former president stressed."If you take $3 trillion and put it in American infrastructure, you'd probably have $2 trillion left over. We'd have high-speed railroad. We'd have bridges that aren't collapsing. We'd have roads that are maintained properly. Our education system would be as good as that of, say, South Korea or Hong Kong," Carter estimated.
As it stands, China is, in GDP (PPP), the wealthiest nation in the world, the most populous, the most prepared to fight climate change (benefits of heavy state control, I guess), and the least likely to have a talk show host become its leader. I'm no Sinophile, but if there is to be a war, it will be one that the US, in its insecurity, starts with the rising power and one that, strained by decades of perpetual deployment, we probably wouldn't win*.
*that is, if we don't opt to end the world via nuclear holocaust rather than lose*
- Anonymous2 months ago
All this to protecc a bunch of mudsharkian Land Whales ...
. Keep fighting while Tyrone from the hood humps the landwhale you left Chained-up at home ..... 😂😂
But The U.S. will probably collapse from its Massive debt , .... The U.S.S.R. Saw that Train coming for it a million miles away back in 1995 but the U.S. keeps spending .... You Thinkk all this Shīt is FREE .?????
- Anonymous2 months ago
America has fallen. You are far too divided now and ripe to take brick by brick apart. Trump did not start it but did speed it up.
- ?Lv 62 months ago
Tom Cotton is running for president.