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US-China conflict is neither a clash of ideologies nor a clash of civilizations

Discussion in 'House of Debates' started by reedak, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. reedak

    reedak Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2014
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    There are many examples to prove that the US-China conflict is neither a clash of ideologies nor a clash of civilizations. The first example that comes to mind is the geopolitical rivalry between America and its former colonial master, the British Empire. Both share the same values and comprise mostly people of the same ancestral origin, yet their geopolitical rivalry lasted over 130 years until World War I.

    As another example, when Japan formally surrendered in 1945, bringing an end to World War II, there were no Nationalist forces in the so-called Allied troops under the Allied military occupation of Japan. The US was already looking far ahead into the future that China could become a formidable rival because of its sheer size and population. There was a systemic attempt by the US to contain China’s rise by downplaying its role in World War II.

    The Japanese Instrument of Surrender was the written agreement that formalized the surrender of the Empire of Japan, marking the end of hostilities in World War II. The Republic of China was not given any role by the US to draft the written agreement despite being a so-called US ally. It was the same with other treaties such as the Treaty of San Francisco. Even if Chiang Kai-shek had won the civil war, the current US-Sino conflict would still occur. This shows that the big power rivalry between the two countries is inevitable.

    In short, we can cite a Chinese saying, "一山不容二虎 meaning 'One mountain cannot accommodate two tigers'" to show the underlying causes of Sino-US conflict. Whether China is communist or not, the US will forever regard it with fear and mistrust as a formidable rival. Taking the US-UK geopolitical rivalry as a reference, we can expect the Sino-US rivalry to last for at least 130 years, regardless of whoever is in charge of the White House.
  2. All gods children

    All gods children New Member

    Aug 27, 2020
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    Riverside CA
    There's a lot to say about why the Japanese thought the us as a threat but by the Chinese convincing them that there would be a war with the US and they trained to believe so by 12 years of training there soldiers and brain washing kamcasye still. And as far as being friendly to the us its clames that they are the number one super power as it helps other countries and it does but with hurtful remarks about the us don't get me wrong I don't want war with anyone but what is this economic war there playing so still it sell it give to others with an under tone.

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