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    what the next world superpowers will be. who will comes after the us, and who after that, etc. its probably the number one thing i wish i could know about the future.

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    when will the human race become extinct

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayne View Post
    when will the human race become extinct
    because if its 2012 none of the above shit will matter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayne View Post
    because if its 2012 none of the above shit will matter
    When the sun burns out or if nuclear warfare actually happens for some ridiculous reason in the future.

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    The next world power will be whatever nation forms a strong colony in space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogar The Brave View Post
    The next world power will be whatever nation forms a strong colony in space.
    Probably India, they spend a lot of their money on a space program and little on the federal health care budget.

    Since you've based yours on international developments, I'd want to know what wars would have been resolved (Israel/Palestine? Libyan Uprising?) and what wars would have been created through international tensions. I'd also want to know about the nature of conflict and whether or not the way people do war has changed. Superpowers are boring, we all know China is going to be the next superpower, we just don't really know what the rammifications of that will be.

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    If I ever get a full night of sleep.

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    I think Brazil will be the next world power, no joke. World War 4 will be between Brazil and Paskistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby View Post
    I think Brazil will be the next world power, no joke. World War 4 will be between Brazil and Paskistan.
    Wouldn't that be a regular war, since it only involves two countries? And I guess WWIII was a non sequitur?

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    when will there be a war about water, and how epically canada will get its ass kicked in it.

    (because let's face it, who'll want to defend us? we're probably the only country who'll never run out of water (figuratively speaking of course) so everyone will be after us)


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    When I can finally take an elevator into SPACE

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    You doubt Brazil being a world power in 2123?

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    nuclear warfare is only a big deal if we're still on this rock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayne View Post
    nuclear warfare is only a big deal if we're still on this rock
    Well we're not exactly making any proper efforts to colonise elsewhere and Iran looks mighty dangerous.

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    WWIII is odviously China vs. America.

    Brazil and its allied vs. Pakistan and its allies, ok Pichubro, same as above.

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    kirby what makes you think brazil will be a preeminent superpower

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    Its got tons of water, and its farming argiculture is amazing, its a rising forst world nation, if it ducks WWIII it could indeed rule.

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    Why do people assume that there WILL be a WWIII?

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    The longer and more technologically advanced a civilization becomes, the likelihood of world war approaches 1.

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    Pichubro, you just don't understand men.

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    I understand men besides the biological factor, but just because new technologies develop doesn't equate to a World War.

    The first World War was a bunch of mindless bickering, and the second one was based on racism. IF WWIII happens, it'll be based on resources and the lack thereof, but we might be able to populate Mars or other planets before countries get desperate enough to fight over such things. That, and capitalism is held in too high of a regard among first-world countries for leaders wanting to break it. War would mean that their pockets can't be filled up as they would've been under peacetime (unless your country makes the war supplies for others, but this point is mute because the largest producing countries in the world like the US and China would most likely join in and be a part of the damaged areas). Western Europe and/or Japan would have to the supply the waring nations, and they wouldn't be able to do it on their own.

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    ww2 had nothing to do with racism. the third reich was supremely racist but racism itself had no impact on the war. the genocide only became public knowledge after 1945.

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    Sure it had to do with racism. Hitler hated the Jews and the Slavs, and that's who he attacked until the allies retaliated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pichubro View Post
    Sure it had to do with racism. Hitler hated the Jews and the Slavs, and that's who he attacked until the allies retaliated.
    ...no?

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    Um... no he invaded the allies... que France and Britain.

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