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Old 03-13-2014, 04:52 AM
 
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The Crimean crisis will probably lead to Russia being expelled from G8 membership. The question is, which country, if any, will replace Russia?

Some possible candidates include:
Australia
Brazil
China
India
South Korea
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Turkey

Brazil, China, India, and South Africa are BRICS countries with Russia and have very close relationship with Russia, so they are unlikely to take on this role.
Australia, South Korea, Mexico, and Turkey are both OECD members and major economies, so they definitely qualify for G8 membership.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Satellite Of Love
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Greece should join the list. It would be right at home among the existing G8 membership of most indebted nations on this planet.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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China would be the obvious choice it's the great economic force from your list and a country that should already be represented at the top table. The others pale in to insignificance when compared to China. China is already home to a good deal of global manufacturing and also global financial trading centres such as Hong Kong and Shanghai.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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China.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Australia or Spain.

No banana republics, one party ruthless dictatorships or third world countries in the G8, please.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:09 AM
 
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Australia or Turkey (for different reasons).
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Wait China isn't a member??
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Wait China isn't a member??
My thoughts exactly.

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Old 03-13-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Wait China isn't a member??
Why should it? A dictatorship that couldn't care less about human rights and is a developing nation.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Russia is a strange thing in the G8. All the other countries are exactly what Russia is not: democratic and highly developed. Spain, the Netherlands and Australia would be good candidates.
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