(nightowl6261a @ Feb. 26 2005,00:38)
Originally Posted by ernest,Feb. 25 2005,18:33
Originally Posted by drizzt3117,Feb. 26 2005,00:22
In my opinion that the only two current world powers are the US and China, if you're referring to Sovereign countries. Â Russia may regain world power status if it can figure out its economic problems, and the EU may emerge as a world power, if they can work together as one, which is debatable.
And what about Japan, Germany, UK ? They are at the same level as Congo? What are the criterions to be as world power in your mind ?
a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world.....Aha....like America and China.
What does China Influence taking apart what everybody wants to sell them because it is a big market? France influence the world very much = Bill of human rights... for exemple. I guess this is more important influence than Coca Cola or Mac Donald or than using military strenght to threaten people... So India is not a world power? They do not influence anybody?
Ernest, do you see a restaurant chain, or a hamburger chain, or an automobile chain or anything of a French magnatic business prowess with influence in America. How many Coca Cola, Pepsi, McDonalds, Burger King, Dominos, Ford, Chevy, Hilto, Hyatt, movies from America, music, entertainers...I can keep going...how many of these French or German, or Italian, or British, how many do you count in America. Very few, why...I contend the world loves everything about America in some small way or another...I am not saying we are the best, but why do French, Spanish, Italian, Eastern Europeans love Levi, Sebago, Timberland....not because they are nice, but because they come from America.