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Old 10-13-2018, 04:38 AM   #46
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Default Re: Could the United States win a war vs the entire world?

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Hmm....

We have bases all over the world. Big bases, small bases, huge bases.

I think our military has weapons that not even the best sci-fi writers could ever dream of.

Most of the war wouldn't even be fought by missiles, guns, planes, tanks or soldiers. The US would probably attack their infrastructure first, disable and hijack all electronics to paralyze them in more ways than one. Then we'd start to release chemical agents to kill and demoralize them. Again, all of this could affect millions before a single shot gets fired.

And sure, other countries have nukes and weapons. But we have anti-missile and nuke programs that would cripple their capabilities.

Now... Im not saying we'd win.

But it'd be closer than most think.

An all out war without rules?

We'd demoralize the shit outta the world.
The US isn't isn't the only country with secret advanced military technology though...and they certainly aren't the only ones with chemical/biological weapons either.
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:55 AM   #47
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Default Re: Could the United States win a war vs the entire world?

No country can project power like the US. There are only seven blue-water navies in the world and if you combine the other six into one, they’re still outgunned.

You’re not getting past US coastal defenses without getting kicked squarely in the teeth. You’d need to stage everything in Canada and come over the largely undefeated border there. But you would need an invasion force that dwarfs D-Day just to have a chance and given the shape of the largest navies and air forces, that’s going to take forever and give the US ample chance to make life hard for you.
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:52 PM   #48
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Default Re: Could the United States win a war vs the entire world?

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No country can project power like the US. There are only seven blue-water navies in the world and if you combine the other six into one, they’re still outgunned.

You’re not getting past US coastal defenses without getting kicked squarely in the teeth. You’d need to stage everything in Canada and come over the largely undefeated border there. But you would need an invasion force that dwarfs D-Day just to have a chance and given the shape of the largest navies and air forces, that’s going to take forever and give the US ample chance to make life hard for you.
OP never mentioned the world invading the US.

His whole premise was that the US could defeat every country in the world by themselves which is ludicrous. The US would have their hands full with just Russia, never mind China and the rest of the world

Like someone else mentioned, they couldn't even finish off Viet Nam even though they killed over a million Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters yet OP wants us to believe the US would be able to handle the whole world in a no nukes war

Nukes included, everyone basically dies...
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:02 PM   #49
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Default Re: Could the United States win a war vs the entire world?

Dude the new age world war will be all about cyber attacks and the destabilization all of civilization. Disrupting power grids and financial institutions.
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Old 10-13-2018, 03:10 PM   #50
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Default Re: Could the United States win a war vs the entire world?

If we remove nukes from the equation we simply don't have the man power to do it imo. I think combined numbers kills our technology advantage ... and honestly I don't think our tech advantage is that great anymore.

First strike would allow us to knock out a lot of countries advanced capabilities since we have bases all over the world but then we don't have man power to hold anything which is the problem.

At that point presuming the world unites against us, we're fighting on all four fronts with land battles north and south and then coastal battles east and west. Our borders are huge and if you have multiple fronts on each border which a coordinated world attack entails we probably can't hold out imo.

300 Million vs 6.7 billion. That's the math.
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Old 10-13-2018, 03:34 PM   #51
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Default Re: Could the United States win a war vs the entire world?

Hell no

If nukes are allowed then everyone loses. The US could have a perfect ICBM defense system protecting US soil and it wouldnt do shit to stop MAD, Russia alone has 2k nukes and they could basically end life on earth if they just blew up ~10% of those within the borders of their own country.

If nukes arent allowed, then I agree with shadow and others in this thread that the US just doesnt have the manpower or enough tech.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:04 PM   #52
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Default Re: Could the United States win a war vs the entire world?

Did anyone mention what would happen if nukes were involved?

It would be like the 300 Spartans vs Xerses army. They would have to find a level playing ground. Then it would be wave after wave of armies wearing them down.
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