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Friday, May 26, 2006

War With China?

As usual, Mark Steyn has an interesting perspective on what many people believe is a future war with China. While war may be inevitable over resources or desire to dominate the world stage, Mark says that the real reason China will go to war is it's current weakness. China has a hugely distorted population gender gap between it's male and female population. With it's past policies of one child per family, people quite naturally discarded and killed babies that were female, choosing a child that would more likely have the chance of supporting parents in their old age. Well, now the result is an ugly monster of 119 men for every 100 women. Not a good situation for a country that now has millions and millions of young adult males with no chance of a mate. So what do you do if you can't find a mate to settle down to raise a family? You go in the military. What happens to all that testosterone? You find a way to use that energy and decrease the male population. To the Chinese, a war would also make sense when they also look north to the Russian wastelands in Siberia. Russia has a decreasing male population with a growing female population. The coming war with Iran will be ugly, making the war in Iraq look like a picnic. But the inevitable conflict with China could be the mother of all wars.

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