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Old 09-30-2016, 06:56 PM
 
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Can they, would it be useful? I'm not talking about East Asia, forget that, there is just too much bad blood amongst China, Japan and Korea.


China is really only interested in a China/Taiwan/HK/Macau and possibly Singapore under the "Sinosphere". Different paths between China, Taiwan and HK makes any common alliance futile (e.g. a share currency).


Korea and Japan share many common things but bad blood will really stop any alliance any time soon as well as being spiteful of each other, but probably not as bad as China/Japan relations.


If you include India...well, they were separated and breaking up into Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for a reason - segregation by religion for forming any alliance would be going backwards.


The only real alliance that I could possibly see happening is probably Indonesia/Malaysia and Brunei. Islamic, wealth gap is relatively OK but I really don't know what merits and advantages any alliance could provide. Another far fetched idea may be Thailand-Laos-Cambodia.
My opinion Indonesia can form an "Alliance" block want to make sure there are two countries that were there: Singapore and Malaysia, maybe Australian or Philipines could also be there

"If only for the sake of religion is not going to happen, maybe an alliance block to the countries in middle east"
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:06 AM
 
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Can they, would it be useful? I'm not talking about East Asia, forget that, there is just too much bad blood amongst China, Japan and Korea.


China is really only interested in a China/Taiwan/HK/Macau and possibly Singapore under the "Sinosphere". Different paths between China, Taiwan and HK makes any common alliance futile (e.g. a share currency).


Korea and Japan share many common things but bad blood will really stop any alliance any time soon as well as being spiteful of each other, but probably not as bad as China/Japan relations.


If you include India...well, they were separated and breaking up into Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for a reason - segregation by religion for forming any alliance would be going backwards.


The only real alliance that I could possibly see happening is probably Indonesia/Malaysia and Brunei. Islamic, wealth gap is relatively OK but I really don't know what merits and advantages any alliance could provide. Another far fetched idea may be Thailand-Laos-Cambodia.
Will the West allow that to happen??
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Will the West allow that to happen??
I don't think that the West would care too much so long as they stayed friendly.
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