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Old 03-13-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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Australia. Another European country would make G8 too Eurocentric.

In a few years Brazil can be a good candidate too.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Australia. Another European country would make G8 too Eurocentric.

In a few years Brazil can be a good candidate too.
If it will leave the Mercosur and have a non-populist government (unlike Lula and Dilma Rousseff), converting it to a full market economy, there is a good chance. Otherwise, no way.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:06 PM
 
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Why should it? A dictatorship that couldn't care less about human rights and is a developing nation.
The G20 which has now replaced the G8 as the major economic forum does include China, as there is little point in holding economic and environmental summits if the largest countries in the world aren't invited. Furthermore the world has more to gain by working with China for change, than by ignoring China, we have already had one cold war and the Chinese should be encouraged to change and to become more democratic rather than simply being ostracised.

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Old 03-13-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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Australia. Another European country would make G8 too Eurocentric.

In a few years Brazil can be a good candidate too.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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The G20 which has now replaced the G8 as the major economic forum does include China, as there is little point in holding economic and environmental summits if the largest countries in the world aren't invited. Furthermore the world has more to gain by working with China for change, than by ignoring China, we have already had one cold war and the Chinese should be encouraged to change and to become more democratic rather than simply being ostracised.

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Which is why I think Australia is the best candidate for replacing Russia's seat in G8.
We already have G20 as the major economic forum.
There is also BRICS for the most prominent emerging economies. Hence G8 should remain as the club for major developed countries. Australia is the largest major developed country not in G8 (South Korea is considered either developed or emerging by different commentators and there is no need to have another European nation such as Spain or the Netherlands in the G8).
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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Australia. Another European country would make G8 too Eurocentric.

In a few years Brazil can be a good candidate too.
Yup, and the European Union is already fully and permanently represented at the G8 along with the UK, France, Germany, Italy so there is really no need for another European nation.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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Which is why I think Australia is the best candidate for replacing Russia's seat in G8.
We already have G20 as the major economic forum.
There is also BRICS for the most prominent emerging economies. Hence G8 should remain as the club for major developed countries. Australia is the largest major developed country not in G8 (South Korea is considered either developed or emerging by different commentators and there is no need to have another European nation such as Spain or the Netherlands in the G8).
Whether the G8 will continue long term is debatable, as it's largely been replaced by the G20. However I agree that the current G8 is already over represented in terms of Europe and indeed North America. Furthermore the fact that Canada, the US and UK are all members, means the natural choice would indeed be Australia. Although there would be a danger of the G8 being labelled a club for the Anglosphere nations by some critics if Russia were to be replaced by Australia.

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Old 03-13-2014, 01:43 PM
 
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Whether the G8 will continue long term is debatable, as it's largely been replaced by the G20. However I agree that the current G8 is already over represented in terms of Europe and indeed North America. Furthermore the fact that Canada, the US and UK are all members, means the natural choice would indeed be Australia. Although there would be a danger of the G8 being labelled a club for the Anglosphere nations by some critics if Russia were to be replaced by Australia.

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The Anglosphere is alive and well, but I wonder whether it needs a better name – Telegraph Blogs
South Korea, Mexico, and Turkey are also great candidates aside from Australia as they are all in OECD and G20. South Korea can allow a 2nd representation of Asia along with Japan. Mexico can be the Spanish-speaking/Latino representative. Turkey is a regional power with influence over Eastern Europe, Middle East, and North Africa.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:48 PM
 
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The G8 is pretty much irrelevant now days.
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