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Changes in the Pacific: A Return to the 1930s
National Review Online ^ | January 9, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 01/13/2014 4:28:33 AM PST by Tainan

Edited on 01/13/2014 7:36:49 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

In the 1920s, Japan began to translate its growing economic might after a prior 50-year crash course in Western capitalism and industrialization into formidable military power.

At first, few of its possible rivals seemed to care. America and condescending European colonials did not quite believe that any Asian power could ever dare to threaten their own Pacific interests.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; History; Military/Veterans; Reference
KEYWORDS: china; history; japan; pacific
China believes it’s now time for its military to reflect its economic power.
1 posted on 01/13/2014 4:28:34 AM PST by Tainan
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To: Tainan
AND if China does go the route Japan did in the 30s, the United States no longer has Detroit.
2 posted on 01/13/2014 4:37:40 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Tupelo

True. The U.S.A. is sadly lacking its heavy manufacturing base.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 4:48:04 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tupelo
The next Pacific war will be fought with aircraft, drones, and satellites. There will be no more Tarawa's or Iwo Jima’s. The losses incurred in winning some volcanic outcropping are politically unacceptable today, and unnecessary.

What it will come down to is how fast can you replace drones and satellites lost in battle. Worry about the percentage of parts that come from your enemy that go into producing these items.

We (the good guys) do not produce enough computer chips and rare earth magnets to sustain losses to an enemy that denies us access to these parts.

4 posted on 01/13/2014 4:59:29 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Tainan

Like Einstein said,”I don’t know what weapons will be used to fight WWIII, but WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

Unfortunately WWIII is building up and China and Russia will want their pound of flesh from the US...

Check out Michael Boldea’s website www.handofhelp.com - Dimitru Duduman, was a prophet sent from Romania to the US to tell of her woes to come. “America will burn.” was his message. But at any time it could have lifted up and spread its wings to fly like an eagle, but it chose to land and be open to attack. Russia, China, Cuba, Mexico and 4 other kings to come against America. I’m guessing Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria? Not sure...will be interesting chain of events.

It’s unfortunately but I think American Gov is in the business of attacking itself so that it has a perceived reason to go after another country for it’s resources...and that’s stirring a africanized bee’s nest.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 7:24:21 AM PST by xavierkress (prophet, Einstein, WWIII, WWIV, China, Russia, America)
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