A LOT OF TALK ABOUT THE
END OF THE DOLLAR'S SUPREMACY -
BUT THAT'S ALL IT IS: TALK

By: S.R. Shearer
July 14, 2009

There has been a lot of talk among the world's leading "talking heads" and the "chattering class" that the U.S. is in danger of losing its status as the world leading nation. For example, a lot of attention was recently given to certain statements made by the Bank of China's Governor Zhou Xiaochuan about replacing the U.S. dollar as the world's "reserve currency." Russia's President, Dmitri Medvedev echoed Zhou's proposal; both China and Russia want to replace the dollar with a "basket of other currencies."

Dmitri Medvedev

Zhou Xiaochuan

Of course, it's not without reason that the world (specifically, Russia and China - and, to a lesser degree, Europe) chaff's under the straight-jacket imposed on them by the dollar's position as the world's "reserve currency;" it gives the U.S. virtual SOLE control over world trade. The other counties of the world can make suggestions as to the direction the world economy should take, but in the end their proposals are just that: SUGGESTIONS. It's the U.S. that makes the rules - and it can do so by fiat if it so chooses.

Nonetheless, to "ninnies" and "know-nothings," the proposals by Xiaochuan and Medvedev seemed to indicate that the era of U.S. world domination is coming to an end.

These proposals were met with not a little snickering in Washington, and in the face of that snickering, all talk concerning this matter was quietly dismissed at yesterday's G-20 conference - AND NOT WITHOUT REASON.

The facts of the matter lay bare the absurdity of China's and Russia's proposal. For example, China's economy today is less than one-fifth the size of the U.S. economy - indeed, it is a little less than the size of California's economy. Russia's economy is even smaller: it is less than one-tenth the size of the U.S. economy. Even the E.U. - taken together, fails to match the size of the American economy. And insofar as Japan is concerned, her economy is about a third the size of the U.S. economy.

And exactly who among these nations is going to force the U.S. to give up its role as world hegemon? - A simple glance at the facts of the matter should be sufficient to end such ambitions, no matter whose ambitions we are talking about!

GROSS DOMESTIC ECONOMY

Rank Countries Amount  
# 1 United States: $13,201,820,000,000.00  
# 2 Japan: $  4,340,133,000,000.00 32% of U.S. economy
# 3 Germany: $  2,906,681,000,000.00 22% of U.S. economy
# 4 China: $  2,668,071,000,000.00 20% of U.S. economy
# 5 United Kingdom: $  2,345,015,000,000.00 17% of U.S. economy
# 6 France: $  2,230,721,000,000.00 16% of U.S. economy
# 7 Italy: $  1,844,749,000,000.00 14% of U.S. economy
# 8 Canada: $  1,251,463,000,000.00 9% of U.S. economy
# 9 Spain: $  1,223,988,000,000.00 9% of U.S. economy
# 10 Brazil: $  1,067,962,000,000.00 8% of U.S. economy
# 11 Russia: $     986,939,600,000.00 7% of U.S. economy

And exactly who among these nations is going to force the U.S. to give up its role as world hegemon? - A simple glance at the facts of the matter should be sufficient to end such ambitions, no matter whose ambitions we are talking about!

AMOUNT SPENT ON THE MILITARY - COUNTRY BY COUNTRY

Then, of course, there is the matter of who has the "BIGGEST AND THE BADDEST GUNS IN THE WORLD" - and there can be no doubt as to which nation that is: The United States! A simple look at the chart below makes that matter clear (and these figures do not include the amount of money the U.S. is spending on its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan). The fact is, the United States spends more on its military than all the rest of the world combined.

Finally, a comparison of the kind of military hardware each nation possesses should suffice to put an end to the question of who has the "biggest and baddest" guns in the world.

We turn to a comparison of navies - because that's the best way of determining the ability of a country to PROJECT power in the world today.

U.S. SUPERCARRIERS

[About 100,000 tons apiece]

GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77)

GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78)

 

Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

Harry S Truman (CVN 75)

John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

George Washington (CVN 73)

Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)

Nimitz (CVN 68)

Enterprise (CVAN 65)

John F. Kennedy (CVA 67)

America (CVA 66)

Constellation (CVA 64)

Kitty Hawk (CVA 63)

Independence (CVA 62)

Ranger (CVA 61)

Saratoga (CVA 60)

Forrestal (CVA 59)

American carriers approach 100,000 tons apiece;
the size of their foreign competitors
stand at between 19,000 tons and 29,000 tons


The USS Eisenhower


Picture of the super carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower
alongside the super carrier the Abraham Lincoln


Picture of England's biggest carrier HMS Illustrious
alongside the American carrier John C. Stennis


We could, of course, go on and on with these comparisons; but this should be enough.

"Who is like unto the beast? who
is able to make war with him?"

- Revelation 13:4

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