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Post time 2018-8-28 06:22:24 |Display all floors
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Post time 2018-8-28 06:24:03 |Display all floors
The USD is backed by the US military. USA won't lose reserve status until their military is defeated. So US military is important.

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Post time 2018-8-28 06:27:45 |Display all floors
Why did we get 'Nixon Shock'? Because USA military was defeated by Vietnam. No other reason. People lost confidence in USD because US military was defeated.

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This post was edited by wchao37 at 2018-8-29 17:18
HailChina! Post time: 2018-8-28 06:27
Why did we get 'Nixon Shock'? Because USA military was defeated by Vietnam. No other reason. People  ...

The military is not the only reason that needs to be factored in when we talk about world hegemony.

The Soviets had at least an equal military vis a vis the U.S. at one point in time in the 1960s, but not many people could spell the name of their currency -- the ruble.

But in the main the USD and the U.S. military are the twin pillars of American hegemony in the world.  

Just as no liquid can stay at its boiling point forever, American hegemony is not likely to last forever now that for the first time after WWII, its economy is in great trouble.

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Post time 2018-8-28 18:14:22 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2018-8-28 15:26
The military is not the only reason that needs to be factored in when we talk about world hegemony ...

The American economy is supported by the rich.
Markets in the States are at an all time high.
But, conditions for average Americans are crumbling.
In another thread,  a "minimum wage" worker needs 2.5 FULL time jobs to support a 1 bedroom apt.
This can NOT be sustained in the long term.
The signs are appearing all over the US as we speak, with the growing number of homeless.
It is a matter of time, when there will be riots and wholesale looting.
and American military will be called into action to protect the wealthy.

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wchao37 Post time: 2018-8-28 15:26
The military is not the only reason that needs to be factored in when we talk about world hegemony ...

There is no sense in talking about ruble during cold war because Russians were Communist so of course capitalists will claim its not worth a lot.

How do England lose reserve status? They lost their status as best military because of WW2. Its all about the military.

Why isn't ruble reserve status? Because the Russians were cowards that were too afraid to use their military power against USA and defeat them. If they had done that then Russia would be sole superpower. If China is going to be a coward like the coward Russians then yuan will never be reserve and China will never be sole superpower. But Chinese don't care. Wealthy Chinese are happy with how things are right now. Wealthy Chinese don't need war. Don't want it. But I think Chinese population is scarier than stupid Russian peasants so something is going to have to happen. USA and China are like Rome and Carthage - war is inevitable.

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Post time 2018-8-28 20:00:28 |Display all floors
This post was edited by HailChina! at 2018-8-28 20:03
UYA Post time: 2018-8-28 18:14
The American economy is supported by the rich.
Markets in the States are at an all time high.
But, ...

I don't see why an economy like USA cannot function as well or better under martial law. The American population are cowards - they are no threat whatsoever - but there would be enough to give the American elite an excuse for martial law - which would solve a lot of problems for them in my opinion.
The American elite could keep martial law in place for many years if they wanted to. So long that people would forget democracy and the republic kind of like how the Romans forgot the republic during the time that Octavian was in power.

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