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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post


    This is the U.S. not the U.S.S.R.
    That was never the goal of the USSR, why the comparison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post


    This is the U.S. not the U.S.S.R.
    Yeah, so? I don't really understand the comparison. We already do it to some extent. We use our military force much like a police force, discouraging other countries from doing stupid things. Two-bit nations are less likely to fuck with their neighbors if they think the USA might end up on their doorstep if they do so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrinth View Post
    Yeah, so? I don't really understand the comparison. We already do it to some extent. We use our military force much like a police force, discouraging other countries from doing stupid things. Two-bit nations are less likely to fuck with their neighbors if they think the USA might end up on their doorstep if they do so...
    So okay, um, you're a staunch authoritarian apparently, but while I agree with @Lark that the U.S. has to bring balance to other large powers like Russia and China, what you're talking about is blatant ...do you realize what you're saying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    So okay, um, you're a staunch authoritarian apparently, but while I agree with @Lark that the U.S. has to bring balance to other large powers like Russia and China, what you're talking about is blatant ...do you realize what you're saying?
    Authoritarian? Hah, no, I'm far from one. Yes, we bring balance to major powers like China and Russia, but our forces also help prevent the overrun of other smaller countries. We don't always need to use military force to protect people, simply the threat of it is often enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    That was never the goal of the USSR, why the comparison?
    Imposition of ideology with authoritarian force on smaller nations.

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    America should be whatever the hell America wants to be.

    If they feel like doing this, or that, and they have the means possible to do so, then yeah.
    If another country doesn't want to play along then... So be it, watch there be wars and stuff.
    I'm the first to die right, for posting this, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrinth View Post
    Authoritarian? Hah, no, I'm far from one. Yes, we bring balance to major powers like China and Russia, but our forces also help prevent the overrun of other smaller countries. We don't always need to use military force to protect people, simply the threat of it is often enough.
    You just said it would be nice if our country acted as a police officer to the rest of the world. You are an authoritarian in denial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    So okay, um, you're a staunch authoritarian apparently, but while I agree with @Lark that the U.S. has to bring balance to other large powers like Russia and China, what you're talking about is blatant ...do you realize what you're saying?
    I do agree with the overview of foreign policy given by Chomsky or that other author, the guy who wrote Rogue State, its just as they say. On the other hand I've read some good dystopic fiction about the world without or after US hegemony. For the english speaking world its not a bed of roses. I'm not talking neo-con nonsense like Firefly either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I do agree with the overview of foreign policy given by Chomsky or that other author, the guy who wrote Rogue State, its just as they say. On the other hand I've read some good dystopic fiction about the world without or after US hegemony. For the english speaking world its not a bed of roses. I'm not talking neo-con nonsense like Firefly either.
    Well I don't read dystopian fiction or base my analysis of the world on it but I can tell you that the U.S. can remain a major world power, but that they need to be more in balance with the United Nations. I don't see any reason why the U.S.A. should stand alone as some kind of independent global force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    You just said it would be nice if our country acted as a police officer to the rest of the world. You are an authoritarian in denial.
    *Shrug* Believe whatever you want. Maybe I am, maybe not. I hardly care.
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