The democratic world needs a global military alliance against China
While nCovid19 appears to be the global threat at this point, what it hides is the far greater threat that can erupt at any time in a global conflict, thanks to China.
If we look at China today, it bears a strange resemblance to Hitler’s pre-WWII Germany from a perspective rarely considered when analyzing the cause of this craziest war. that mankind has ever known.
What makes WWII really interesting is that it actually stems from a trajectory of the Great Depression of 1929.
As the West reeled in a financial crisis in a post-war world, every nation faced the typical problem of unemployment and declining incomes of the population.
When the Nazis came to power in the 1930s, Germany was in the midst of the Great Depression.
The economic crisis that had started in 1929 reached its peak in 1932. With unemployment rates reaching nearly 30%, the German masses desperately hoped for change, and this is what the Nazis used as an opportunity to arm a nation aiming to occupy what they called Lebensraum (“living space”).
The Nazis transformed the economy by focusing first on military spending and then on building infrastructure. This created a huge national debt, but transformed the economy by solving the unemployment problem and drastically increased per capita income.
While Nazi rule may seem like a dark period to the outside world, the German masses have grown and prospered. Public support for the now-seemingly absurd Nazi terror was nothing but the opium euphoria of prosperity that can put the morals of the masses into a deep sleep.
If we go back to China, we can see the same story repeating itself.
The Chinese people are enjoying the prosperity that Chinese economic growth brought on the same trajectory as Nazi Germany, and the process is now taking China down the same Lebensraum path of pushing back its borders.
The persecution of minorities like Uyghur Muslims is a natural extension of the same phenomenon that the world saw with Jews and Poles in the case of Germany.
Now, if we now look at why Germany started the devastating war, it was actually an economic requirement to service massive debts.
The Nazis assumed that debts could be settled by occupying other nations and taking away their wealth (and labor).
If we look at China’s monolith today, it too is in a precarious economic situation. Although it currently has a huge GDP, it won’t take long for the GDP to deflate catastrophically if world markets stop importing what China manufactures, and if that happens, it will not only lead to an economic collapse, but also a social and even national collapse. collapse.
So just like Hitler (who sold the idea of âânationalism to the people by first creating false prosperity by using debt and an unhealthy increase in economic activity via defense and infrastructure spending) did not have to No choice but to go to war, China is slowly but surely reaching a point where war will be the only option it will have for its economic survival.
When World War II happened, the world was unaware of this dynamic and therefore was not duly prepared for such an eventuality. This allowed Hitler to make huge early gains that resulted in the deaths of millions of people.
If the modern world learns from its past mistakes, the biggest mistake is not having a global ideological alignment of military power. While WWII ultimately resulted in such a military alignment, it took time and a great deal of loss of life. So if the world is to avoid this mistake and be better prepared for combat, or rather to prevent World War III, there needs to be not only ideological alignment but military alignment on common ground at this precise stage before a war is started. on us.
As the world now looks at an autocracy far greater than the German Nazi state in the form of China, the real need of the hour is to form a global military alliance comprising all the democratic nations of the world.
If the world’s democracies fail to unite around a common agenda, there will be global turmoil with a tragic outcome.
Just as Western nations came together to form NATO to deter autocratic Russia from imposing war on the world, now is the time to do the same with China, and if the democratic world will be able to put together a credible military organization, the end result could also be the same for China, because it is a nation as solidly constituted as the USSR once was.
China is now a global threat not only because it has amassed a lot of military power, but even more so because it is an unstable idea that can explode and drag the world into a war that we can no longer afford as that species.
Realize that there was no artificial intelligence, biotechnology or ICBM in WWII. Today the world has sufficient firepower to take all of humanity and not into the Stone Age as had been optimistically predicted. A China spiraling out of control may actually end in the extinction of the human race if the world is not ready to control it.
The opinions expressed above are those of the author.
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