Asia getting more powerful?

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Personally, I think that Asia isn't going to be as powerful as Europe or as mighty as America. Why because it's a huge continent and its countries are diversified and not untied. Its countries instead to unite to help each other be lifted, they are instead competing against to be more powerful. It's pretty saddening.
 
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What do you really understand about power? In the 70s, power was about the number of nuclear warheads that the country owns, now it's about the country's economic hold over the world. If you control the country's resources then you control the world. Look at how they are investing their wealth in different parts of the world especially in America. They are already more powerful than you think and America knows it. Have you not seen the number of companies in America that have downsized to just one plant or none at all because everyone is buying chinese and korean products?
 
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Rather than compare Asia with Europe or North America (continents where past and present superpowers reside), it would be best to assess Asia's current economic performance and military presence by looking at stats from decades or centuries ago. We can't compete with those continents since they started out differently and never were colonized in the same manner as most Asian countries were. Asia's too diverse, it's hard to identify a starting point. Michael Todaro, a renowned economist, did say that Asia will quickly catch up with the west because of "technology transfer." That doesn't mean Asia will reign supreme, though. Only that it'll be able to attain the same status in a much quicker pace. It took those superpowers some time before they reached their current levels, you know.
 
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The frequently used "emerging economy" terminology has encouraged the misconstruction that Asia has always been disproportionately weak and irrelevant on the global stage until very recently. Even going only as far back as the 17th century, proves this assertion to be inaccurate.

Asia becoming more powerful, is only a side effect of fairer global wealth distribution. There is no reason why 318 million people should hold far more of the world's wealth and power than 1.25 billion and 1.35 billion, it is merely a feature of the world we live in, but there can be no guarantee that it will stay that way.
 
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Personally, I think that Asia isn't going to be as powerful as Europe or as mighty as America. Why because it's a huge continent and its countries are diversified and not untied. Its countries instead to unite to help each other be lifted, they are instead competing against to be more powerful. It's pretty saddening.
Hmmm... you might want to rethink about this now that China just discovered oil in their land. This could be a huge deal now and yes, Asia could be a super power with oil now on the picture!
 
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Asia is definitely getting more powerful. The continent is composed of some large countries with increasing populations. There economies and militaries are expanding as well. Even Japan is modernizing it military.
 
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What do you really understand about power? In the 70s, power was about the number of nuclear warheads that the country owns, now it's about the country's economic hold over the world. If you control the country's resources then you control the world. Look at how they are investing their wealth in different parts of the world especially in America. They are already more powerful than you think and America knows it. Have you not seen the number of companies in America that have downsized to just one plant or none at all because everyone is buying chinese and korean products?
Well stated. I said years ago that if we keep buying junk fromChina, we would eventually make them extremely powerful! My family and I tried to boycott Chinese goods, but almost everything we needed, and could afford was made in China! Our politicians have allowed this to happen!
 
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Well economically Asia has been getting more powerful for a long time. And it's only a matter of time before military follows, as good economy leads to more money and more advanced production facilities etc. Also Asia is quite unstable, particularly the countries closer to middle east, so it's logical that they are trying to improve their military gear.
 
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Aside from China and India, Asia doesn't have much going on where potential superpowers are concerned. China as it stands now has more power than all of the remaining countries in Asia combined. I think China will become the superpower and not Asia as a continent.
 

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