The United States (USA) vs Asia – Who Would Win? | Military / Army Comparison

The United States (USA) vs Asia – Who Would Win? | Military / Army Comparison


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all your online accounts secure! Asia is quickly becoming one of the most important
geographic areas in the world in terms of economic and military power, with China leading
the way for the region as a rising superpower and contender versus the United States. Remembering its past humiliations by Western
powers over the 20th and 19th centuries, China is looking to a future where it is once more
amongst the most prominent global powers, if not the most powerful of all. This means one thing- pushing the United States
out of the Pacific and claiming regional hegemony. But is war between east and west inevitable
as many believe, and could China unite all of Asia in a bid to fight off the world’s
leading superpower? Hello and welcome to another episode of The
Infographics Show- today we’re taking a look at the possibility of a conflict between USA
and Asia, and what that might look like. First, is such a conflict even possible? In a very real sense, the answer is simply:
no. The US and China, as well as the rest of Asia,
simply share too many economic ties to make going to war an easy choice for either side. In January alone the US exported over $36
billion worth of goods to Asia, while importing $93 billion- for 2018 those figures are $510
billion exports versus $1.1 billion imports. This includes everything from electronics
to automobiles to gaming consoles. With just China alone, the US exports around
$120 billion and imports $540 billion. The flow of cash going both ways, along with
hard goods, is an economic lifeline that has created great prosperity for both regions-
though the trade deficit between the US and Asia actually means that it would be Asia
who suffers more from a war against the US rather than vice versa, as Asia has more to
lose financially. Then there’s the actual goods being swapped
between countries- the US mostly imports cheap consumer goods from Asia, along with computer
equipment and machinery, while on the other hand the US exports large amounts of foodstuffs,
airplanes, fuels, and high tech machinery. In case of war, the US would face a shortage
of computer equipment- specifically microchips- but is well equipped to quickly transition
to other available markets or begin massive domestic production. Asia on the other hand would be hard hit by
cuts of major food imports from the US, along with high technology machinery. A crippling blow against the US would be the
loss of rare earth materials that it currently imports from Asia, which would severely undercut
manufacture of new high tech computer hardware for the duration of the conflict, but in return
Asia would face a complete blockade of American information technologies that would throw
their computer systems into disarray. War clearly doesn’t appeal to either side. What about politically though- would a regional
war even be possible? On its own, China simply does not have the
capability to defeat the United States militarily. Its Navy is woefully underequipped versus
the United States’ own, who sports 11 supercarriers versus China’s two training carriers which
are not certified for combat operations. There is also a huge disparity in aircraft
technology between the two nations, with 1700 aircraft of which a third are antiquated J-7
fighters and only a fourth are fourth-gen J-10s and J-11s which are on par with American
F-15s and F-16s. Despite much propaganda about the development
of its fifth-generation stealth fighter, China’s J-20 is only recently entering operational
readiness and is not fielded in large numbers. The plane also notably lacks a cannon- meaning
that the Chinese have no illusions about getting into a dogfight versus American planes, which
is a good thing as its flight characteristics shows that it cannot outfight even a fourth-generation
jet such as the F-16 in a dogfight. Instead the Chinese J-20 relies on powerful
sensors to fire on enemy targets at great distances, much like the American F-35 of
F-22 Raptor, however unlike its American counterparts China fields a much lower number of fifth-generation
fighters and even less aerial support or space-based assets with which to capitalize on all the
features of a Beyond Visual Range fighter such as the J-20 or F-35. This means that in case of war the J-20 will
likely see great success initially against older American F-15s or F-16s, but the superior
number of American 5th and 4th Gen aircraft would inevitably overwhelm meager number of
J-20s. Of course in case of such a large war as a
China-US conflict, the US would lead its attack with the F-22, indubitably the most advanced
non-experimental aircraft in the world, putting even Chinese J-20s at great risk in the opening
days of the conflict. The US on the other hand fields a force of
over 2,000 aircraft- all of which are either 4th generation or 5th generation, with more
5th gen F-35s replacing older F-15s and F-16s every year. As the region’s premier air power, China not
only is already behind the US in terms of air power, but struggles to close a gap that
the US keeps growing every year. Both nations have already cast their eyes
towards the future with the development of a sixth generation fighter, but while China
has only recently announced its pursuit of a 6th-gen fighter, the US has already been
developing its own model for years, with some of its more advanced electronics and computer
technology being prototyped in its next-generation bomber program, which expects to field a flying
prototype within the next few years. The air power situation simply isn’t set to
improve much for China unfortunately, as analysts have predicted that the slow rollout of its
J-20 fighter and inferior flight characteristics are due to China instead choosing to focus
its efforts on the development of a 6th-generation fighter, basically all but abandoning its
5th-gen design in hopes of leapfrogging the United states with a breakthrough 6th generation
fighter. If it were to actually accomplish such a task,
it would certainly change the balance of power in the Pacific dramatically in China’s favor,
but such an occurrence is far from realistic given the US’s historical strength in creating
the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world. However, China’s strategy isn’t completely
without merit, as the US has been forced to spend billions in support of its 5th-generation
fleet, money that China could instead funnel directly into a 6th generation design. It is a risky proposition for China no doubt,
and threatens to leave the nation without an adequate fighter for the next decade or
two, and if it fails to beat the US to a 6th generation design, could leave China a second-rate
air power for the century to come. Other Asiatic nations do ofcourse field their
own air forces which they could lend to the battle, yet with the exception of Japan, India,
and South Korea, none of these nations field modern fighters in large enough numbers to
be effective. Most of these nations also do not have the
ability to support long range flight operations with capable airborne early warning and aerial
refueling aircraft- limiting their usefulness in combat. A crippling lack of electronic warfare assets
would also leave their aircraft and surface vessels vulnerable to American electronic
attack. The best that other nations could do would
be to play coastal defense against incursions by American stealth aircraft, as seeking out
US naval ships and taking out American naval or air power at sea would be a suicide mission-
even for China. Yet the one advantage that China does have
over the US is its formidable ballistic missile stockpile, sporting thousands of missiles
with ranges from 300 to 1500 kilometers, all designed specifically to keep the US Navy
at bay and American air power away from its shores. The US has responded in kind by prioritizing
ballistic missile defense systems, prototyping everything from advanced electronic attack
space and airborne platforms to kinetic and energy-based missile defense systems such
as interceptor missiles and laser systems. While keeping any specific capabilities close
to his chest, one American admiral did recently comment that he did not fear Chinese ballistic
missile threats, and given the US’s continued use of aircraft carriers in the Pacific, the
statement might signify that the Chinese ballistic missile threat is not as formidable as it
seems on paper- either due to US defenses or, as many suspect, because China lacks the
technological sophistication to execute every complex link in a kill chain that would require
careful coordination and sharing of data between space and ground based platforms to the actual
kill vehicle itself. These are links in a chain that can be individually
attacked, defeating the entire threat- and many analysts suspect that China does not
have the capability to properly execute such an attack nor defend every link in that kill
chain from American electronic or kinetic attack. Yet the vast numbers of available ballistic
missiles might prove China’s cold-war era mentality that quantity is a quality all its
own right, as even with limited success sheer numbers would no doubt inflict catastrophic
losses amongst the US Pacific fleet in the opening days of the war. Unfortunately China lacks the ability to follow
up on its initial successes- its air force is poorly suited for anything but home defense,
and it has little if any expeditionary capabilities amongst its armed forces. China could very well force the US Pacific
fleet back and savage key US bases at pearl harbor and guam- but without the ability to
project power past its own shores, it would be unable to capitalize on its initial successes
and keep the US out of the Pacific for good. The US would simply rebuild and regroup its
forces, weathering out the initial stockpile of ballistic missiles before retaliating. Lastly, there’s the simple political question
if such a war is even feasible. For China, the local situation is grim- it
simply lacks any real regional allies, with modern nations such as Japan and South Korea
all closely aligned with the United States. It’s poor treatment of lesser regional powers
such as Vietnam and the Phillippines also means that China would find itself very hard
pressed to find any real allies. It’s simmering hostilities with India also
means that any cooperation between the two is all but impossible. In short, the region lacks the political will
to band together with China for an all-out war against the US. A US-Asia war would have no real winners. Both sides would suffer catastrophically,
though with no ability to threaten the US homeland, it is China and any allies it finds
who would suffer the most. In the end, such a war is not only impossible,
but completely unrealistic- and we hope that our modern politicians remember this fact.

100 Comments on "The United States (USA) vs Asia – Who Would Win? | Military / Army Comparison"


  1. If there is a war in Asia it'll be China and Russia (maybe) vs Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India.

    Pakistan and Turkey may join China's side (at least Pakistan would wanna attack India) but I think that's as far as it could go.

    Vietnam may also join the fight aganist China, but then again, maybe not. And which side the Philippines would be on is debatable.

    But China is not really popular among its neighbors because of what it keeps doing. There won't be a war anytime soon to say the least. Despite what the media, especially Chinese propaganda says.

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  2. The Japanese and South Korean armies are under the control of the United States, so it is impossible for the entire Asian Union to block the US invasion.

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  3. In the case of the exclusion of nuclear weapons, the United States can defeat all countries in the world. That's why they can print unlimited banknotes for any item.

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  4. Title: USA vs Asia
    Video: USA vs China
    Rest of Asia: Am i a joke to you?

    Plus You already have a video about USA vs China

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  5. USA is always the superior,
    It is because they dont want to loose their title as SUPER POWER

    In all midea platform they introduce them self as The Highest

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  6. You forgot the Russia & India, they also a part of the Asian World.

    USA vs The Asian Sisters(Russia, India, & China).

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  7. You should think about it again
    USA has already lost the Vietnam war and it's a fact
    So how can you say that it can we again the whole of aisa and why is Russia is not mentioned..?
    Everyone knows once USA was afraid of USSR
    You are just showing the power of USA and ignore rest of everything else 😂😂😂
    There's a bunch of example where war had been won with tactics and knowledge
    But not only with high tech equipment and high tech machines
    USA just has nuke and world's largest economy that the only reason now one does anything and
    Just keep any of this one thing a side and then try to make any video 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  8. Title: USA vs Asia

    Video: USA vs China

    Afghanistan

    Armenia

    Azerbaijan

    Bahrain

    Bangladesh

    Bhutan

    Brunei

    Cambodia

    Cyprus

    Georgia

    India

    Indonesia

    Iran

    Iraq

    Israel

    Japan

    Jordan

    Kazakhstan

    Kuwait

    Kyrgyzstan

    Laos

    Lebanon

    Malaysia

    Maldives

    Mongolia

    Myanmar (formerly Burma)

    Nepal

    North Korea

    Oman

    Pakistan

    Palestine

    Philippines

    Qatar

    Russia

    Saudi Arabia

    Singapore

    South Korea

    Sri Lanka

    Syria

    Taiwan

    Tajikistan

    Thailand

    Timor-Leste

    Turkey

    Turkmenistan

    United Arab Emirates (UAE)

    Uzbekistan

    Vietnam

    Yemen : Are we a joke to you? (-.-)

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  9. Now i know why Americans geography is so poor.
    For them China is Asia.
    Africa is country.
    Australia does not exist for them.

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  10. Usa:we are the powerful country in the world.
    China :yeah we know that
    Usa:Am i joke to you.
    China added vietnam.
    Usa:left the chat.

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  11. I’m a Chinese I was excited to fight together with other Asian comrades. But apparently we have to fight alone in your video.

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  12. You forgot the governments of Animestan, Kpop Republic, Rocketman, Kebabs, T-Series, Transgenders and those rice farmers too.

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  13. India and China will never become a friends. Because this two country historically had their own influence zone throughout the Asia.but geography separated them and in the plain of Burma and South east Asis this 2 influence zone meet each other. nor India not China will accept each other influence zone in this 21th century.we Indian will never allows the Chinese to threatening our area. So India China cold war will continue for an other century.

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  14. Japan South Korea and India would not take part in such a war on the side of the Chinese, China would only hope to go to war with its Ally North Korea. Despite the brics alliance India and China have big border disputes did they would have to work out first, India would take its Brics Alliance and shove it before risking its friendship with the United States.

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  15. Bro china bs usa not usa vs asia not funny hood thing im a soldier in asia best shooter now i will shoot you

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  16. Russia = North Asia
    China/N.Korea = East Asia
    Iran/Turkey = West Asia
    India =South Asia
    VS.

    North/Central/South Americas & European Union

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  17. When the US couldn't defeat Vietnam,How could the US fight against the whole of Asia?

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  18. Support and love china♥️🤝 from India because we're not support pornhub country 😂🤣😂 like USA 🖕

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  19. Wow he said all asia but what I see is all about china china china how about other countries in asia even they are not strong enough they could fight for free you bro

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  20. Where are India, Russia, Pakistan, Middle East and others? This is titled as "Asia" and not "China".

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  21. Uhhhh, America is literally training their soldiers in indonesia 😂😂
    Indonesia is more fast ,and strong
    Edit: China is stronger than indonesia , America is weaker than indonesia , so????

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  22. It already happened. Mostbof easr asia, and south east asian countries shifted to china and separated from US

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