Can the U.S. take over the world if it wanted to?

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#1 Second_Hokage
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We have the best military technology, what other country can stop us?
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#2 TehFuneral
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No, not a chance.

Europe, Russia, and China still exist.

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#3 ad1x2
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No single country could beat the US in a fair fight but if the US tried to take over the world they can't stand up to an alliance of different countries ganging up on it. Not to mention the logistics of supporting so many invasions would be a complete disaster.
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#4 DeadMan1290
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No, not a chance.

Europe, Russia, and China still exist.

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#5 Mario_Eater
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The US wouldn't have any chance at all. The logistical issues would be astronomical and they would most likely run themselves into the ground economically, not to mention the rest of the world uniting against them. I'm sure that most of the population would also be against it including many of those in the US military. The US may be better equipped technologically, but that advantage can be overcome through better training and regimen.
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#6 ionusX
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old friendships would be rekindled and the USA would get put down in a matter of months. more than likely it would be turned into a socialist regime operated by puppets for eastern or asiatic nations. optionally it could be european

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#7 Rhazakna
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This is such a stupid question.
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#8 Barbariser
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Obviously not, the U.S. wouldn't be able to successfully invade even a single major military power for a variety of reasons, let alone all of them. It could easily nuke the rest of the world into oblivion, though.

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#9 SPYDER0416
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Well you realize there are still several other superpowers right? And that yes, nuclear weapons are still useful for the other side?

The US is a superpower, but of course they couldn't take on the Allied Nations or the combined might of a few other countries, and again even if they could those other countries have nuclear deterrents.

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#10 VaguelyTagged
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that reminded me of the questiones i'd ask my dad when i was a kid; would a lion be able to take down 3 golden eagles if they fought? how many wolves does it take to kill a tiger? etc..

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#11 seahorse123
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No not strong enough
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#12 deactivated-5b78379493e12
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Not a chance. Not only do you have the other superpowers, but you have smaller countries with nukes, and North Korea's huge army.
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#13 TheFlush
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no

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#14 Laihendi
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America could barely even handle Iraq.
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#15 KnightSkull
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Only a moron would think they could.

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#16 Jazz_Fan
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Not even with Bonaparte as commander could the US take the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros Islands.
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#17 seahorse123
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They act like they can but they can't. No one country can take other the world it has to be a number of country's big country's coming together
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#18 Jackc8
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A few countries would probably fire nukes at us, but oh well. A lot of the population is in need of weeding out anyway. Problem is, it's one thing to take over a country, but quite another to rule it. We're so damned touchy-feely now I don't really think it's possible. The Nazis and Soviets knew how to rule countries they'd invaded lol.

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#19 Dubaholick
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Very unlikely, unless they have mechas.
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#20 neo_87
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Why does it need to, Most countries have to follow the US policies. This is such a stupid question

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#21 Lonelynight
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no
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#22 Lonelynight
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The Nazis and Soviets knew how to rule countries they'd invaded lol.Jackc8
and look at where they are now.
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#23 sexyweapons
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China and Russia would stop it,otherwise yes.

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#24 FMAB_GTO
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No it can't.and no you don't have the technology for it.
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#25 seahorse123
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Speaking about invading I am getting worried we are going to go to war with the Philippines or Vietnam :( I hope there is no war
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#26 Lonelynight
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Speaking about invading I am getting worried we are going to go to war with the Philippines or Vietnam :( I hope there is no warseahorse123
you're from china?
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#27 The_Gaming_Baby
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No chance. They'd get stomped out just like Germany did in WW2

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#28 DraugenCP
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No, not in terms of territory. Although they do already control a large portion of the world in a diplomatic sense, The Americans are very smart, as they have, in this sense, basically reinvented colonialism.

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#29 seahorse123
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[QUOTE="seahorse123"]Speaking about invading I am getting worried we are going to go to war with the Philippines or Vietnam :( I hope there is no warLonelynight
you're from china?

Yeah... I always have been I used to live in New york but I moved about a week ago to beijing Haiden my profile picture is the apartment complex where I live...
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#30 sexyweapons
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[QUOTE="seahorse123"]Speaking about invading I am getting worried we are going to go to war with the Philippines or Vietnam :( I hope there is no warLonelynight
you're from china?

They have internet in China:?

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#31 Crunchy_Nuts
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Not if Mali has anything to to about it.
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#32 FMAB_GTO
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[QUOTE="Lonelynight"][QUOTE="seahorse123"]Speaking about invading I am getting worried we are going to go to war with the Philippines or Vietnam :( I hope there is no warsexyweapons

you're from china?

They have internet in China:?

We have internet over here so why surprised of China? =P
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#33 th3warr1or
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[QUOTE="sexyweapons"]

[QUOTE="Lonelynight"] you're from china?FMAB_GTO

They have internet in China:?

We have internet over here so why surprised of China? =P

Where is "over here?"
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#34 FMAB_GTO
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[QUOTE="FMAB_GTO"][QUOTE="sexyweapons"]

They have internet in China:?

th3warr1or
We have internet over here so why surprised of China? =P

Where is "over here?"

Lebanon,it is a good place "online" hehe.
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#35 Treflis
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If the US went on a all out "Take over spree" don't you think the rest of the world would ally themselves to stop the US.
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#36 CycleOfViolence
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No and why would we want to?

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#37 MrPraline
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Through things like influence, infiltration, diplomacy, covert ops etc: sure. The US already have massive influence and pull globally.
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#38 Dogswithguns
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America could barely even handle Iraq.Laihendi
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#39 lo_Pine
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Yes, only if it wants to die.

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#40 OrianaDorta
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it's so stupid to even try

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#41 DeX2010
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Humanity is far past the point where any one country can even hope to take over the globe. Britain came closest I believe - 1/4 of the earth. We are in the age of Nuclear weapons and, going to war with the world, especially in America's case, would guarentee mutually assured destruction. Nuclear weapons are very powerful, and I'm sure Russia alone possess enough to annihilate the world; there is no plasible scenario in which the USA can take over the world without destroying it, which kind of defeats the object.
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#42 deactivated-590595a6292ce
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Of course not.

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#43 dangamit
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Considering it can barely control Afghanistan, I really doubt it.
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#44 deactivated-5f9e3c6a83e51
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Obviously not. But McDonald's can.

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#45 Darkman2007
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no , pointless question tbh,

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#46 hiramholbroo716
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No, I don't think so as every country has its own Nuclear, Army and friendship with other country.
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#47 Wasdie  Moderator
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Not a chance in hell. Nobody is strong enough to control that much land and that diverse of people.

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#48 Harisemo
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no, unless they nuke and kill everyone

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#49 thebest31406
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Hasn't the US taken over the world already; at least where it counts.
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#50 Mozelleple112
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No absolutely not! Nazi Germany was the most powerful nation during WW2, even with Japan and Italy on their side they were defeated. And they didn't face ALL of the world, mostly just Europe + USA.

The USA is roughly equal to about 25% of the world's power, China + UK or Russia + France or North Korea + Japan + Brazil alone could stop the US. In other words, no they US doesn't stand a chance against the rest of the world.

I think the only time in HISTORY where a nation was so powerful that it could take on the entire world is the British Empire at its peak.

In the 1800s -- Great Britain was so powerful they were equal to about 70% of the world's power, nearly half the production as well.