I’m a keyboard warrior, and here is my theory on what if U.S.A. and China would go to war against each other. I’m not an expert in military weaponries and technologies, and so I’m not even going to try to be specific in details. Read on to see what I got in mind.
Many people would think China would go to war with Philippines and Japan before they would attack U.S.A., and I think this is unlikely. Only if Philippines and Japan provoke China in unbearable way, then China would attack these two countries. Nonetheless, if I’m in charge of China, I would not think Philippines and Japan would dare to provoke and attack China first. Thusly, I would only draw out secondary defensive plans, with care though, to address the what if Philippines and Japan attack China. The primary plan which to address the priority would be going to war against U.S.A., because — at this point in human timeline — U.S.A. is the only foe in the world that would dare to truly challenge China right in the open, conventional or not.
Of course, in the between of everything, I don’t think China would be careless about little details, and so China would probably draw out plans to address diplomatic conundrums just so China could have an edge in world diplomacy. Furthermore, China would want to make sure she knows who would side with U.S.A. when war truly breaks out between U.S.A. and herself. Meanwhile, China is trying to scare Vietnam and her neighbors into submission, because this way China would get an idea of who will be against her for sure when war breaks out between U.S.A. and herself. Vietnam is going to be capitulated between China and United States. Simply put, Vietnam knows China will forever be her neighbor through geography, but she can use U.S.A. to push back against China when things get too ugly. Other asian neighbors will think twice in challenging China, and so China would know of this too.
Russia would love to see China and U.S.A. go to war, because Russia wants to see two tigers on a mountain killing each other as she waits for her turn to swoop down and destroy both when the time and means are on her side. Although it seems as if Russia is suffering consequences of economic sanctions and the turmoil in Ukraine, but Russia got time on her side to just wait things out. Meanwhile, Russia is cozying up with China to leverage against U.S.A. and Europe in terms of military, diplomacy, energy, and economy. Moreover, Russia would throw oil into the fire to flame things up between U.S.A. and China. Thus, we will see Russia and China will strike even more deals in weapons, military, economics, and whatnot.
Europe is facing economic turmoils in several parts of her region. I think China, Russia, and United States are befriending Europe on the surface but taking advantages of her underneath the surface. After all, who could let go a bargain/deal or a momentous advantage in whatever, right? Thus, we will see China, Russia, and the United States to partly be helpful but also partly be very unhelpful toward European countries in general. Nonetheless, it’s possible that there are several European countries that aren’t expendable for military strategical reasons, thus we would see China, Russia and the United States fight for European friendships in this specific situation. What military strategic reasons? Don’t ask me, because Europe is a big place too, and so it’s obvious that Europe will have a role to play if a war between China and United States breaks out.
U.S.A. is trying to have her economy recovers from the recent financial crisis in 2008. The recovery in the United States is truly slow, and so the United States does have her hands tie behind her back. As China increases her military expenditures, the United States compels to spend money on keeping her military edge even though her economy is still not recovering. China got Russia to supply some military technologies, but China is probably spending untold amount of money in research and development to develop her own in-house military technologies that would give her an edge over her foes. Obviously, United States faces a difficulty in scaring China nowadays, because China is way stronger in terms of military and economics. Thus we have seen China becomes more assertive in pushing United States out of the Pacific. This way, China is going to have her own Monroe doctrine in the 21st century. Of course, if United States refuses to allow China to have her own Monroe doctrine, China would probably do whatever she can to push United States out of the Pacific regardless.
China also got a backup plan to make sure her country isn’t too relying on the Pacific for energy and whatnot. This is why we are seeing China proposes the modern Silk Road development. This means China is creating a land route for her energy and trades just so in case she can circumvent the United States’ possible actions in the Pacific. For an example, the United States can use her carrier fleet to blockade China from doing her normal operations in the Pacific, and this would hamper China’s trades and energy imports. The Silk Road is like one arrow shoots two birds at the same time. On one hand the Silk Road will boost the regional economies and in longer term would also keep China’s economy strong, and on the other hand the Silk Road would allow China to develop a second route to circumvent the possible Pacific blockades from her foes.
I can go on, but I’m just a keyboard warrior, and so let me summarize things up. I conclude that if the United States will not allow China to have her own Monroe doctrine, China would do just about anything to push the United States out of the Pacific regardless. I don’t see how China would allow the United States to contain her as she soars higher and higher. Meanwhile, the United States has her plate full, but she probably tries to contain China regardless. This will lead to the faster development of China’s modern Silk Road. Furthermore, we will see Russia and China team up even more closely. In this way, China/Russia alliance will try to win even more friends. With both powerful countries (i.e., China and Russia) together they are more convincing this way in winning friends. Basically, China and Russia are trying hard to isolate the United States in all fronts before a real war would break out. Of course, things won’t go as plan if the United States or China decide to back down for world peace. Nonetheless, I don’t know if there is any will in either China or the United States for backing down. Sure, we still got M.A.D. to prevent an all out war such as a new World War (i.e., WWIII), but humans are capable of going insane.