- Jan 12, 2020
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You see, there is a little problem. China is a part of Eurasia. Naval blockade will just push China directly to Russia. What is, may be, even more important, many our "allies" (like Japan, South Korea, Australia) are dependent on trade with China.Now, perhaps there are better ways of achieving my goals than a direct attack on China.
A naval blockade.
1) This is well within the capabilities of the United States.
2) It would play to U.S. strengths. That is to air and naval power.
3) A distant blockade would allow the bulk of U.S. forces to stay beyond the easy strike range of Chinese land based forces.
4) Given a few years or preparation, the U.S. could easily build up sufficient resources to ride out the economic impact of losing China as a trade source.
5) A blockade would ultimately destroy the Chinese economy and sew lots of domestic discord there.
6) I would put the onus of actually initiating direct hostilities on the Chinese rather than the U.S.
7) For those of you squeamish about the issue, it would avoid the U.S. directly attacking Chinese civilians (for the most part).
Isn't this a vast improvement on my original idea.