Seriously? U rely on a website to tell you the most powerful country's.. No website truely noes
Then how do you know? From your commentator who doesn't know facts about the war of 1812? :P Srsry? XD
Lol well played :), but a said, the commentator never said that all the commentator said was that America do not celebrate remembrance day with us, I admit America is the most powerful country in the world and despite what you may think British people aren't anti American.. We love America the primeminister is always speakin of how great of a country they are and always agree with Obama on any subject we need America to retain are status as a great country.. We're a small island and with today's weapons we could be wiped out with one bomb.. I'm jus saying as a continent.. North America isn't as powerful as Europe.. In my opinion
We here in CYS are racist against -insert accent here- typing, xD
Nope, that was your grammar. Fairly bad punctuation, and a few typos.
Well spoken.. please answer this. America created the Nuke first so how did the other countries get it.
Sadly, two communist Jews gave it to Russia during ww2...
Sadly? More like thankfully, had the U.S been the only country in the world with access to nuclear power, then not only would we all be living under the rule of our U.S overlords, chances are that Russia would have been completely destroyed, along with many other countries.
More talking about the fact that Jews were the ones that were spying...
America most likely sold them.. Regardless it would of only been a matter of time before other country's scientists figured it out.. Your best scientists were German after all
Not that I claim the website is fool proof. It may not be factual evident. But from researching the topic, europe is behind many countries. (note that I'm not counting Russia in the equation, which may be a mistake)
Alright, so I'm right in thinking that.
Asia would probably be the bees knees with millitary strength then. :p
I mean, United states is the most powerful country in the world, and is located in north america. Canada is Placed at 19th, and is also in north america.
Mexico is 21rst place.
This would disqualify North America simply because it's only three countries do not have a high enough rank to compete with the other, more numerous and higher located level countries.
Asia possesses Russia, China, India, the 2 Koreas (Which are somehow located on this list), Japan, afganisthan, United Arab emirates, and really just a host of the countries on this list.
HOWEVER, most of the Asian countries have lower rankings on this list, with a notable few such as Russia, South Korea, India, and China taking the 2nd, 3rd, 4rth, and 9nth places. Whereas Europe has a larger amount of countries in higher positions than Asia does, with the notable mentions being France, Britain, Germany, Italy
Damn, my geography is way off. Asia really just has a lot of countries. Yeah, no, Asia wins, having dominated most of the list and taking most of the higher level spots.
In ranking of power, it would go Asia>Europe>North America (And then all those other silly continents no one gives a crap about)
I dunno, The US has stations all over the world (In Germany, South Korea, pretty sure in Japan and others too).
I imagine it to be- Asia>North America>Europe>Antarctica or whatever else.
Having Army bases spread out all over the world doesn't mean much. And by much I mean at all. Like, seriously, won't make any sort of difference. If a country wants the U.S Military base gone, there are these handy things called bombs that are very skilled at just straight up annihalating shit.
Don't get me wrong, I acknowledge that U.S is a powerful country, the most powerful one in fact. But if you take a lot of other countries, that are only a small bit less powerful than U.S, and you pit the U.S vs those countries, U.S is going to lose.
Of course,US alone, duh. US plus Canada and Mexico stands quite a chance. Using my earlier sources (which I'm not a fan of since I don't see a sources button on the site)-
Plus whatever little countries there are, still don't win against all of these combined (I think, haven't don actual math haha)-
Math solves ALL the problems!
This is Britain, France, and Germany
This is Canada, Mexico, and U.S
According to this, US, Mexico, and Canada would lose VS Germany, UK, and France. (Since lower numbers are better)
I picked the three highest so as to make sure the results were not skewed in any way (Three highest for north america, three highest for Europe) but if we count the fact that on top of the already winning combo here, Europe also has Italy and a few other countries to help out (And might I note that Italy is stronger than both Mexico and Canada?), meaning Europe would totally whoop North America's ass in a fight.
Have you looked at the chart you've provided?
U.S has a Pwrlndx of 0.2475, making it the lowest (And strongest) on the list. The higher your number, the weaker you are.
I had no idea what the pwrlndx was, I was more looking at the average numbers of Air power etc and land power, where the US had more than France, Britian, and and Italy combined!
What was that saying about the size of something not mattering, just how you handle it?
Don't remember, but what is pwrlndx? (I saw it on the source Aman gave, but I still have no idea what it means...)
So 3 on 3 and Europe still wins, without all the other country's :)
Britain has got a pretty high ranking
I'm kinda surprised Canada has as high a rating as it does lol.
I wonder what it does?
(Screw it, no one will get the joke. Frank2 said Canada was a Super power, and I asked what it does...)
Economically and politically sure, but we're not well known for a strong military (we have the US for that).
Mexico are useless, Canada's good hard to invade and hold and America obviously, but two nations(and Mexico) isn't enough for all Europe every nation powerful in its own right, the Eastern European country's have the toughest men lol.. Ok I'll admit Asia-Europe-North America then Africa or who ever.
Lol the fact that you said he agreed with Obama makes half of America think you're anti-American XD
Except, ya know, we disassembled Germany's military after WWII and they only JUST finished paying back the reparations from it all... (
Because, ya know, every German obviously represented Hitler.)
France has the world's third most powerful military, Britain has Britain, and a good deal of European countries have a good deal of nukes...
France doesn't look like the third strongest millitary. And again, with nukes, no one really matters. :P
France has the third highest spending on military, which is what I base "France has the third most powerful military in the world" off of.
You spend a bunh of money on something yet still have it be garbage, you know. :P(not that it is garbage. Just not the 3rd most powerful)
"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one," he said.
. These things are killing me.
But yeah, I got the reference :D
Well, going purely off of who has so far commented on this thread.... Smurf is Killa?
Similar humor, with what he's been doing so far with you. Also, the bad vocabulary and grammar could be to disguise his own perfect vocabulary and grammar, in order to stop himself from being targeted immediately like that.
Still think I'm a tarquin fan-girl(which I am a man.) Drak? Shame, shame...
Ok I read through all this and all the posted links. For the original question if Russia and China declared war the world would go to hell in a hand basket regardless of allies. In WW3 there will be no winners. "I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth — rocks!" ~ Albert Einstein.
He is also the man who made the idea of the nuclear bomb possible. He researched a chain reaction and thought the Germans would make the bomb so he encourage FDR to use his research as a way to get a lead on the Germans. However the Germans were beaten before they had developed the bomb and then we dropped it on Japan. Einstein regretted his letter campaign saying, "If I had know Germany would be defeated before they developed the ability, I wouldn't have lifted a finger.
Still to this day no one has launched nuclear missiles since WW2 and the missiles we have today are 100 times stronger then those of yesterday. I war would destroy the world (Unless the U.S. actually makes the S.T.A.R.W.A.R.S project).
What would start off WW3 is most likely Israeli being attacked in a way we couldn't ignore or NK invading SK.
The only way I thought of that possible was Arab Spring pouring into the neighboring areas like Africa, Asia (not Orient), and some parts of Europe. Or yeah, someone jacks the chemical weapons from Syria or produces it, then lets it loose on israel, and then posting blame on some warlord who's agreeing to spark apocalypse.
Even if NK has the largest military forces in the world (not necessarily most powerful, mind you), their tech can be assumed to be outdated since their no-trade laws went up decades ago. Not to mention the majority of UN would happily glomp (carpet-bomb) the whole damn place and give the land to SK to shut people up, right?
Or am I really, really wrong? ._.
You are China loves and wants to keep NK around so we can bet they have been helping keep them upto date.
It's really not hard to develop chemical weapons for a modern nation, they don't necessarily need to to take it from Syria XD
Actually, fuck loads of nuclear bombs were launched after world war 2.
It was called "Nuclear Testing" and was an excellent demonstration of how little people knew about radiation at the time.
... I get really pissed off when people forget about Australia...
Austria has a rather weak military, it's even weaker than North Korea's, I believe. (According to the list of the most powerful militaries in the world).
It's bound to be ignored.
It helped the American and British Navies out in the Pacific, I knew that much. Unfortunately it isn't taught in American schools though, it needs to be.
Russia and China? Well it would go a little like this...
If people had common sense they wouldn't use nuclear weapons until the very last moment when all else fails. I assume that governments would realize that nuclear weaponry are much too powerful to be used in war. Basically they would destroy each other with the bombs before returning to regular warfare. Guns, tanks, helicopters and jets. If the world were to go to world war three I would just like to be one of the countries who watch from the sidelines. Fuck being bombed!
Aftermath of WW3, the apocalypse.
Wow, I just said a load of shit that probably didn't make any sense...
Unfortunately even the countries who watched on the sidelines would be affected economically once the superpowers were attacked :/
Simply if it happens: Bo is right, world economy destroyed for EVERYONE regardless of if they joined in or not. Also UKs main contribution would prob indeed be to join Americas team, provide a small addition to the allied forces with our navy/marines, Then get targeted first as having a small Island nation with reasonable navy (Compared to most of the world not including russia/China and the US) would be strategically important to remove.
After this it just comes down to who is willing to hit the nuke button first and end the human race.
Yeh, Britain would be punished early on. Having a small territory and a lot of people in that territory isn't exactly good when the other country has, you know, bombs.
Right now, there is nothing to be gained from such a war. But with natural gas (with Russia being the biggest exporter) becoming more important and countries like China/India growing into world powers, no one can predict the future.
And with NATO still around? It is impossible
Something about not trading resources or something. Only crazy primitive cultish villages do it anymore, :p