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Old 04-08-2014, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Both of these countries are rising superpowers, as many call them, but they each still have a long way to go. Which country do you think will become more powerful over time? Do you foresee another Cold War in the future between them both, as there was between the USA and the USSR?
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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China is way ahead of india like by 20-30 years.
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:22 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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China is obviously the more powerful of the two right now and seems to be growing as fast if not faster than India is currently (in all but population). If you're projecting really far into the future, then it's anyone's guess, but for the near future it's going to be China.
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Why would India overtake China? Why would their be a Cold War between them? What would they be fighting over?
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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This thread has been done many times.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:24 AM
 
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China is a rising superpower but I don't think India is.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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India is too inept and corrupt to be any significant challenge to China for the forseeable future. The one thing about eastern Asian culture, is their highly structural society. With China, especially, that includes a clear vision for the future
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yes, in some ways the CCP were like the heirs to the long dynastic tradition (stretching to at least the Qin). China has had a lot bureaucratic tradition of a very centralised, authoritarian government, so in a way the Communists are nothing new. India has never been totally united and has always been very heterogeneous in language, religion etc.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Let's not forget the caste system in India that helps to keep the country unleashing its true potential, gosh its so horrible, lucky that Balinese Hindus don't follow it as seriously..
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:50 AM
 
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Yes, in some ways the CCP were like the heirs to the long dynastic tradition (stretching to at least the Qin). China has had a lot bureaucratic tradition of a very centralised, authoritarian government, so in a way the Communists are nothing new. India has never been totally united and has always been very heterogeneous in language, religion etc.
Exactly. China, until the European Age of Colonization and increasingly today, was the most advanced society on the planet for most of human history. The Chinese were living in an organized kingdom in houses, while most Europeans were living in huts in disorganized society (outside of the most developed parts of the Roman Empire)
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