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Bob

Subj: Re: Is there actually a serious military power aside from America?
Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 06:51:49 am EST
Reply Subj: Is there actually a serious military power aside from America?
Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 02:25:15 am EST

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From what I hear, the British military is crap compared to what it used to be, is no longer a serious fighting force and from what I can tell the Royal Navy is no longer much better than the US Coast Guard. Russia's armed forces are in shambles and they can't even afford a budget 1/60th of that of the US. There's obviously no point in bringing Germany and France into the discussion. Just what's going to happen to other countries' militaries in the future? Can anyone defend his own country or does everyone nowadays need to rely entirely on Uncle Scam to do it for him?

> From what I hear, the British military is crap compared to what it used to be, is no longer a serious fighting force and from what I can tell the Royal Navy is no longer much better than the US Coast Guard. Russia's armed forces are in shambles and they can't even afford a budget 1/60th of that of the US. There's obviously no point in bringing Germany and France into the discussion. Just what's going to happen to other countries' militaries in the future? Can anyone defend his own country or does everyone nowadays need to rely entirely on Uncle Scam to do it for him?

Most advanced military nations (those w/ nukes) seem to have made the obvious conclusion that when you sit on top of hundreds of nuclear weapons, people are somewhat hesistant to attack you. More importantly, they've also begun to work as part of larger communities, surrendering their own military spheres to form groups like the EU. In exchange for needing to get permission for military ventures, they also get 'the combined is great than the whole', so if anyone was still dumb enough to attack them, they'd be up against the 'smaller' military of multiple nations.

So generally, no, we're pretty much the last stupid country in the world in terms of 'male overcompensating' through our military.


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