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Tue Aug 17, 2021, 11:03 AM

Welcome back to a Multi-Polar World

The days of the US being the world's sole super power after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 are over.

Since 1991 we have seen the dramatic rise, economically and now militarily, of China.

Since 1991 Russia has stabilized itself into the 6th largest economy in the world, right behind Germany in 5th place. Completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in 2021 enhances the growing economic connection between the two.

In 1991 the so-called G7 nations, the seven nations with the world's largest economies, were:
US, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Canada.

In 2021 the eight largest economies in the world are:
China, US, India, Japan, Germany, Russia, Indonesia and Brazil


In short, the balance of power has shifted dramatically over the past 30 years.

Get use to it.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Tue Aug 17, 2021, 11:19 AM

1. Yeah, I've already accepted the 21st Century will be China's

The U.S. had the 20th and the British had the 19th.

I'm 50 and fully expect to see China working on all cylnders by the time I leave this earth.

The U.S. will be a force for long time, just not the innovative leader it once was.

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Tue Aug 17, 2021, 11:23 AM

2. Global rebuilding post WWII made all this inevitable

The US will need to shift its thinking from power to cooperation

If that's even possible

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