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    Posted: 07-Jun-2006 at 17:04
Could China dominate the world in the Han Dynasty? And/or the reign of  Han Wudi?

Edited by Wuti - 07-Jun-2006 at 17:08
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Too many geographical obstacles like mountains, seas and deserts. Even the qing couldn't go far beyond modern china's borders because of those factors. Same thing affected Rome and even the mongols later on. Maybe the ming could have taken the western hemisphere, but that's another topic.
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I think it was simply impossible.

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Could America? Could India? Could Germany? Could Britain? Could France?

The answer to all these questions and you question is a big fat no
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I dont know, America could have ruled the world in 1945, due to it being the sole country with nuclear capabilities, that and the world just witnessed us use it although Im not saying thats a good thing. But the real question would be "Would you want to rule the world?" We now live in the nuclear age and I dont think any single country is taking over. 
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Ever heard of Rome?

Anyways, I think China could te most of Asia in the Tang Dynasty when Europe was in the Dark Ages. The biggest obstacle would've been the Muslim armies.
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are you serious? Dominate the world?!

 
I can't picture any nation ruling the world, or even a whole continent. 
 


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The most of the world will be colonized by the chinese-sooner or later. One big "China town. So better start learn chinese from now and hope your eyes become sloped themselves The yellow menace approaching!
Of course I'm joking! But for sure the China will become stronger in the next decades-a fact strongly disliked by the other "candidates for world domination".

"...or even a whole continent"-the Aussies posses one btw
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China is one of the most monolithic, resilient nations on earth. They have been a superpower for thousands of years. With the rise of the West, they went through a hiccup, but I have no doubt they will be a superpower for thousands of years to come.
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Originally posted by arch.buff arch.buff wrote:

I dont know, America could have ruled the world in 1945, due to it being the sole country with nuclear capabilities, that and the world just witnessed us use it although Im not saying thats a good thing. But the real question would be "Would you want to rule the world?" We now live in the nuclear age and I dont think any single country is taking over. 
 
Uh, no actually. Despite Americas nuclear advantage the Russian amry was far superior to the American. Not only that but America would then have to fight allies (UK,France, China etc) and neutrals (Ireland, Latin America etc). No way they could pull that off. Especially not as the greatest navy in the world till 1950 was British. The third largest was Canadian. Hence, any attempted domination would have no reinforcements or supplies. Not to mention the fact that all the navies and armies of the world (or even of Russia and a united Europe could have stopped America.
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China will definitely domnate the future world. That's for sure. Not militarily, but economically.
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Economy and military are not independant
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