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China vs United States (USA) 2016 – Who Would Win – Military Comparison ๐Ÿ’ฃ

China vs United States (USA) 2016 – Who Would Win – Military Comparison ๐Ÿ’ฃ


Unfortunately for the United States, one of
its greatest trading partners also happens to be one of its greatest adversaries. While the US has never officially been at
war with China, it has in fact fought several proxy wars with it, including the Vietnam
War as well as the Korean War. Neither of those two wars worked out too well
for the United States. In this episode of The Infographics Show,
we thought we would take a closer look at who would win if a war broke out between China
and the United States of America. In terms of financial resources, America’s
military puts China’s military to shame. The annual defense budget of China is $147
billion, which is 2.1% of its GDP, while the annual defense budget of the United States
is $664 billion, which is 2.4% of its GDP. In terms of sheer manpower numbers, China
clearly has the advantage. It has a population of 1.4 billion people,
with 2,335,000 active military personnel. The US, on the other hand, has a total population
of 321 million people, with 1.4 million people who are active front-line personnel. Although a land war between China and America
is unlikely, the two countries have almost an equal number of tanks and self-propelled
guns . China has far more towed artillery, but the U.S. has ten times the amount of armored
fighting vehicles. With regard to air power, currently the U.S.
has a larger and more modern Air Force, with a total of 13,444 aircraft to China’s 2,942. Even if China builds 10,000 more planes, as
it has pledged to do, American pilots will still have the upper hand in terms of training
and support, though China has been improving its training programs and is developing new
aircraft, including the J-20 and J-31, which will, in all likelihood, match up quite nicely
with the US’s upcoming F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Because the seas are the likely theater for
a war between China and America, it is vital that we take a closer look at both country’s
naval power. The United States has a slight edge over China
with 415 total ships compared to China’s 352 total ships. However: The United States boasts 19 aircraft
carriers against a SINGLE aircraft carrier for China. It is highly unlikely that nuclear weapons
would be employed by either of these countries, since the threat of “mutually assured destruction”
is too great. However, nuclear weapons are still important
when measuring up the strength of these war-fighting machines. In terms of nuclear warheads, the U.S. has
an estimated 5,100 warheads on stand-by while China has a mere 260. These numbers are constantly changing due
to an agreement between Russia and the US to reduce nuclear stockpiles. But perhaps a more important factor is delivery
systems. Both countries have intercontinental ballistic
missiles capable of sending nuclear weapons to strike cities across the Pacific, and both
countries have submarine-based missiles, although the U.S.’s are far more advanced. The U.S. is also planning to station a defense
system in South Korea capable of intercepting missiles fired from both North Korea and China. According to the Department of Defense, however,
China is responding by developing new offensive missiles as well as methods to counter ballistic
missile defenses. We must remember that almost every ground
vehicle, aircraft, and naval unit needs fuel to be employed. China consumes 12 million barrels of oil a
day and produces only 4.3 million barrels daily, with a 20 billion barrel oil reserve. The United States currently consumes 19 million
barrels of oil a day, but produces 9 million barrels daily with a 37 billion barrel oil
reserve. One of the most important resource when it
comes to war is allies. Fortunately for the US, it is allied with
a number of China’s neighboring countries, including Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Having close relationships with those countries,
not to mention bases in Japan, gives the U.S. more options and flexibility in the event
of an outbreak of war. The United States boasts treaties that ally
them with over 54 nations, while China has only 5 documented allies. Experience also plays a big factor in the
strength of a military and its commanders. The United States has been actively engaged
in a land war for the last decade, allowing it to try out new systems and tactics, making
it more agile and well-equipped. China, on the other hand, has not been involved
in a war since 1979. As we progress through the digital age, Counter-s
pace and cyber capabilities are becoming a critical part of a nation’s strength. China has 70 military satellites used for
communications, positioning and timing, navigation, and signals intelligence. It has also developed anti satellite capabilities,
such as directed-energy weapons, satellite jammers, and anti satellite missiles. In many respects, China is far more advanced
in these areas, and it is said that China frequently uses cyber espionage to steal military
secrets from the US. This has been a brief look at how the United
States and China match-up against one another. Who do you think would win the war? Let us know in the comments! Also, don’t forget to hit “like” and
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Reader Comments

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  2. Trump was unable to stop Hispanics who have been entering USA thousands of HONDURAN, SALVADOREAN AND MEXICAN PEOPLE entered the U.S. despite all the police force protecting the border. if you can't stop thousands of Hispanics then how you intend to fight CHINA THE GREAT DRAGON!! That trump is pure clown.

  3. Go US Filipinos are always here for youโค dont worry we have aswang. It can really help us

  4. Tai wan wasnโ€™t and wonโ€™t be a country,not in the history and not in the future

  5. Russia would wanna get some of that Chinese land they would join in and two front war would be bad for china.

  6. If both countries will go at war, there is only thing im really sure of, Philippines would be the battleground just like during usa and japan war. Tsk.

  7. The US military has a far greater budget, technology, volunteers, presence, victories, and experience in war than any other country in the world. It's the hub for tech, entertainment, social media, and the largest economy that ever existed. Why would anyone go to war with her? why?

  8. I dont like China but they would win be because they already conquered the market and trade and whole of south china sea. please comment whether i am wrong.because china is advancing in technology US put an embargo on huawei because US feels threatened.

  9. China forgets that USA keeps a tiger caged in China's back yard. That tiger's name is Japan and it's eaten China before.

  10. US Advantage: Better Economy, More Combat Experienced, & larger Budget.
    China's Advantage: Numbers & Hax!!!

  11. I think in war there are no winners we say there are winners but there not because they weaked them self or others so if china an the US went at it i think both would be worn out and both would pull in allies and it would escalate into WW3

  12. when the war between china and america start its going to be a nuclear war and we all going to die

  13. The US is not going to do anything aggressive, unless you count sailing through waters that China is trying to illegally claim with their artificial islands. More likely, China might buzz such vessels, in which case there might be a proportional response. China doesn't seem to value the lives of their people as much, but even then, I don't think they want to gain a reputation as a military aggressor, and the US would rather avoid conflict with China. China values their trade with the US too much to allow the relationship to sour at this time, but longer term they'd prefer to be the leading superpower. That can only happen if Democrats are allowed to pursue policies that weaken the US economically and militarily, which is why China prefers them.

  14. Lol this is not even a challenge Usa has like 5000 Nukes and china only has 200 usa wont even need to invade china They could use their nukes and china will tap out Im not a big fan of the usa but i hate china Bunch of greedy copycats

  15. Fight outside indian ocean ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    i m an indian i want to live 100 years ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  16. Short version: no one wins if the enemy has nukes as well. Which is the case for most of these โ€œU.S vs. โ€œ videos

  17. During the Korean War both North Korea and Red China caught the U.S. flat footed and hit the U.S. and allies pretty hard. This is well known. What is not so well known is that the U.S. and allies hit back. China lost over one million men from their army. Mao and Stalin were very angry with North Korea for suckering them into that fiasco. The lesson is clear; even if a force sucker punches the U.S. that force will have it's head kicked off.
    Don't provoke the U.S. It's a country that LOVES to fight wars.

  18. Ultimately everyone would lose but in a real scenario, there is a very low chance of China engaging in war against the United States because of the US saving China from Imperial Japan.
    Who else agrees?

  19. Iam an Indian and I proudly saying that usa will the war, and any country will win with china because the china is duplicate ๐Ÿ˜‚, pls make a video on india vs china

  20. China airforce is useless to attack USA, they can't reach it.
    USA can send 5 aircraft carriers and basically destroy china.

  21. The USA would win, it would be close, but since they have some powerful allies, they would have won. But everyone wants peace.

  22. China would win if it was just China vs usa, but if the usa brings all their allies then it would be an unfair war and they may win.

  23. Will things have changed before China is now having close ties with Russia and are boosting their military strength

  24. We love the Chinese people, from the US. Their govt has the same problems as us… neither represents their people right now.

  25. USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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