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

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

A Superpower is defined as a state with the
ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale, and if needed, in more
than one region of the globe at a time. The United States- currently the world’s sole
Superpower- fits this description, with an official military doctrine that states its
military forces must be ready and capable to fight two major theater wars simultaneously,
a capability no other nation on earth can even approach. But what would happen if the United States
found itself in a war against the entire rest of the world? How would that war potentially play out? The rules of this Wargame will be as follows:
no nuclear weapons allowed, and war will be simulated to have broken out after weeks of
preamble, as in a surprise attack, the United States with its forces spread around the world
would likely lose its non-homeland forces entirely, but not before delivering crippling
blows to most of the world’s major powers and knocking them out of the conflict early. The US’s main opposition would be in the form
of a European coalition to include Russia and a China/India alliance. The rest of the world’s contribution would
be mostly in material supplies or financial backing, as while even nations like Japan
boast a formidable military capability, they mostly lack the ability to actually deploy
that power outside of their own borders. In fact, that would be the biggest hurdle
to any global offensive against the United States- with historical military preparations
focused on conflicts such as NATO vs Russia, or China vs India, most militaries around
the world lack the ability to transport military hardware across the oceans in a meaningful
quantity, making a decisive assault against the US homeland impossible. Meanwhile due to its commitments to fighting
wars well outside its own borders for the last 80 years, the United States operates
the world’s largest air and naval transport fleets that number in the hundreds of ships
and aircraft- more than most modern nations combined. This lack of mobility will prove to be a major
weakness for the global alliance, and severely hinder their ability to respond to US actions. Today the United States operates its forces
in every geographic area of the world, and has split its command structure into nine
combatant commands, six responsible for global geographic areas of responsibility. In the weeks leading up to the outbreak of
war, the United States would likely pull its forces out of Europe and non-American bases
in the Pacific, disbanding its European, African, and Southern Commands. Pacific Command, Northern Command, and Central
Command would absorb these forces. Battlefield 1: Middle East US Central Command would receive an influx
of former European assets, with the US bolstering its forces in the Middle East in bases in
Afghanistan and Iraq, with one goal- destroying the major oil refineries and distribution
centers while denying access to the sea lanes that transport oil from the region. 81% of the world’s oil reserves are located
in OPEC countries, and over 60% of the world’s oil passes through the Arabian Sea alone;
the US’s strategic goals would be simple: shut off the global oil tap. With the world’s 12th largest oil reserves,
the United States could easily supply itself, while denying the rest of the world access
to vital Middle East oil. Europe, which would represent the United States’
most formidable adversary, relies on Middle East oil for 40-50% of its total annual use,
meaning an American stranglehold on the region would cripple any European war effort as reserves
run out and their economies begin to collapse. China would face a similar problem, as 50%
of its total oil imports all come from the Middle East, making the region the first front
in our war. At the outbreak of war, the United States
would first strike at oil production and distribution facilities across the Middle East via carrier-based
strike aircraft backed up by former European theater aircraft now based off American bases
in Iraq and Afghanistan. With the world’s largest air tanker fleet
and flanking the all-important Persian Gulf from both Iraq and Afghanistan, American aircraft
could penetrate deep into Middle East territory with impunity, striking at targets from the
Straits of Hormuz all the way to the Suez Canal itself. Though regional forces would be able to offer
some initial resistance, most operate outdated Soviet-era or non-modern American built aircraft-
with the exception of current US allies such as Saudi Arabia, who would be able to field
modern variant F15s, Typhoon Eurofighters, and Italian/British Tornado multirole strike
aircraft in small numbers. Without European support however, the air
war would go very poorly for Middle East powers for several reasons: Firstly, lacking a joint unified command,
each nation would be unable to coordinate its air assets with its neighbors, resulting
in confusion and low sortie rates. Most middle east powers also field very few
electronic warfare or early warning and control aircraft; Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel
would represent the most formidable threats to American air power, yet neither nation
fields dedicated electronic attack aircraft, while the US is equipped with over 200- mostly
F-35 variants and EA-18G Growlers. Without adequate numbers of AWACS and electronic
warfare assets, Middle East powers would be unable to coordinate the large amounts of
sorties needed to counter US air power, and they’d find their aircraft and ground-based
air defenses actively jammed or spoofed by American EW assets. In the opening days of the Middle East war,
the US would likely see moderate casualties amongst its air forces, as it would be mostly
operating against obsolete aircraft and disorganized or inexperienced air forces. The greatest threat to US craft would come
from ground-based air defenses, which range in obsoletism yet remain a formidable obstacle
to US air power. With a concentration of American power in
the region, it’s a forgone conclusion that Middle East powers would have begun to move
their air defenses to protect vital oil shipping routes and manufacturing/distribution centers;
yet Desert Storm proved how effective the United States can be at dismantling a nation’s
air defense network, and most nations in the region have invested little into modernizing
their defense infrastructure in the years since. The US would suffer most of its losses to
its 4th-generation aircraft such as its F-15, F-16 and F-18s, while its 5thGen F-35s and
F-22s would prove much more difficult to contend with. With an inventory of 385 active F-35s, over
1,800 more on order, and 197 F-22s, the US retains the only operational 5th-generation
air fleets, with current allies fielding a token force of F-35s purchased from America,
and the Russians and Chinese still not fielding combat-ready 5thGen aircraft. Despite its technological and operational
superiority however, sheer numbers would present a threat to American forces; so instead of
seizing key oil production or distribution facilities, the US would instead focus its
efforts on keeping those facilities and trade route choke points shut down while defending
against attacks on its air bases. A single sunk supertanker could block the
Suez Canal for weeks, shutting down one of the most important oil trade routes in the
world, while constant harassment by American air power would make the Straits of Hormuz
impassable. With few major naval threats in the Pacific,
American Pacific naval forces would be split between containing China and bolstering US
Central Command forces in establishing a blockade of trade routes across the Pacific and Indian
Oceans. With 20 carriers, 11 of which are supercarriers-
more than the rest of the world combined- a blockade of the Indian and Pacific oceans
would be easily achieved. With a staggering 80 percent of global oil
trade passing through the Indian and Pacific oceans, the rest of the world would be forced
to abandon any plans to attack the US homeland and first try to dislodge the Americans from
the Middle East; yet they would be doing so while operating on a ticking clock as domestic
oil reserves begin running dry. In a prolonged conflict, immediate development
of oil reserves in Russia would begin, though with only 80 billion barrels of proven reserves
vs over 800 billion in the Middle East, it would be imperative for the global coalition
to dislodge the US from the region or face eventual oil starvation and defeat. Europe would be faced with the difficult decision
of committing the majority of its air and naval power to a Middle East campaign, yet
with an American navy larger than the next 8 navies in the world combined, they would
be doing so at the risk of leaving their coasts vulnerable to harassment from American attack
submarines and carrier strike groups. American attack submarines, in particular,
would prove to be an overwhelming force, with 55 nuclear attack subs alone. Europe, to include Russia, fields nearly 100
submarines, yet only about a third of those are nuclear-powered, and range from 10 to
25 years behind US subs in tech. Lacking in major transport capabilities and
the ability to adequately protect either their sea lanes or any attempts to move troops by
sea, the global coalition would be extremely hard pressed to dislodge the US from the Middle
East. While an eventual overwhelming of US ground
forces would be possible, it would take weeks of buildup and slow moving of forces via ground
routes, to avoid American submarines. Victory in the Middle East would be possible
for the global coalition, but would only come at great expense of dwindling oil reserves,
and any attempts to reopen the Middle East trade routes would certainly fail, as the
US would concentrate its nuclear attack subs and carrier battle groups in the region. The coalition would be forced to rely on existing
land-based pipelines, though these would not be enough to sustain the world economy, and
the United States would certainly commit its stealthy B2 bombers to the destruction of
these pipelines and any attempts at building new ones. In short, a land victory would be probable
for the global coalition, but without the ability to challenge the US Navy, global trade
routes would be permanently shut down, effectively crippling the economies of coalition nations
and the war effort. Battlefield 2: West Pacific The West Pacific and South China Sea is the
most economically important water way in the world, with a full 1/3rd of all global trade
passing through the area, or about $5.3 trillion dollars. China, South Korea, and Japan would especially
have a vested interest in keeping these sea lanes open, yet none of those nations field
a true ‘blue water’, or deep-ocean navy. In a global war, the United States would invest
the majority of its expeditionary firepower in the West Pacific, having little to fear
from an Atlantic incursion by European powers due to their lack of major military transport
capability, and navies designed for decades to engage Russian ships in littoral combat
rather than blue water operations. Japan would pose a significant challenge for
US forces due to its very modern and robust self-defense forces, yet the island nation
could be largely ignored due to Japan’s lack of air tankers limiting the range of its strike
aircraft and 70 year self-defense military doctrine, which saw the nation only recently
begin to build an expeditionary capability. With 155 F-15s making up the bulk of Japan’s
Air Force, and only a combat range of 790 miles (1270 km), it is doubtful the island
nation would risk its 5 operational airborne refueling tankers to attempt offensive operations
against the US Navy and its over 1,000 fighter aircraft, instead holding its air forces in
reserve in case of an American attack on the homeland. The US’s first goal in the region would be
to cut off all trade routes passing through the South China Sea. China would represent the US’s biggest global
adversary, yet like every other global power- to include Russia- it too lacks the navy and
the transport capability to actually threaten the US homeland. In order to deny the nation the opportunity
to build this capability, the US would immediately move to cut off Chinese trade through the
South China Sea- something China would be particularly vulnerable to as over 60% of
its trade is delivered by sea. Though China lacks a navy formidable enough
to threaten US Pacific forces, it more than makes up for this shortcoming with its ballistic
missile forces. It’s DF-26 ballistic missiles each have a
range of 3000-4000 km, and would threaten any US base or ship as far out as Guam. At the outbreak of war, China would immediately
launch a withering missile strike against American facilities on Guam. While Guam would be defended by THAAD, or
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile systems, AEGIS-equipped destroyers, and Patriot
missile batteries, China would rely on heavy saturation strikes and overwhelm American
missile defense systems, decimating the majority of American ground targets on the small island
and rendering it inoperative as a military forward staging area for weeks. This would force America to rely on its naval
assets in the region, which would be the secondary targets of China’s opening barrage. Though long-touted as ‘carrier-killers’, China’s
DF-26 and DF-21 ballistic missiles each rely on a very long and complex ‘kill chain’, or
chain of military assets required to recon a target, track it, and guide a missile to
it. In order to accomplish this, China operates
30 Yaogan tracking and reconnaissance satellites grouped into constellations that, working
together, would provide China 16 opportunities per 24 hour period to accurately target a
US Navy vessel to within 10 kilometers anywhere in the Pacific. The US would certainly seek to counter this
capability with deployment of its anti-satellite weapon systems, of which it remains extremely
secretive about. It is impossible to infer just how effective
US anti-sat weapons truly are, due to a lack of information, but it is known that in the
early 2000s, the US Air Force successfully tested a deployment of mini-sats designed
to kill or hijack enemy satellites, and in 2008 the US successfully targeted and destroyed
a defunct satellite with an SM-3 missile launched from the USS Lake Eerie in the Pacific. With every US destroyer and cruiser able to
carry the SM-3, this could potentially pose a serious threat to Chinese space assets and
degrade the capabilities of their ballistic missile forces. In a push into the Pacific, however, the US
would still suffer heavy casualties amongst its fleet due to Chinese long-range missile
strikes. It’s probable then that while it works to
destroy Chinese space assets from afar, America would instead send in its nuclear attack submarine
fleet to blockade Chinese waters. China operates about 60 submarines, yet for
years those subs did not go on patrols or even leave port as they were often sidelined
by maintenance issues. Only as recently as 2011 did Chinese subs
actually begin to leave port, giving US subs the opportunity to tail them and discover
that Chinese submarines were surprisingly easy to find and track due to their noisy
nature; defense experts estimated that Chinese sub technology was 10 years behind Russia
and about 20 years behind the US. The US meanwhile operates 55 nuclear attack
submarines, with most of these being of the modern Virginia class. Armed with torpedoes and a complement of Tomahawk
cruise missiles, Virginia attack subs could easily threaten Chinese surface and subsurface
vessels, and join its Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines in cruise missile attacks
against Chinese inland industrial and military installations. While in recent years, China has invested
heavily into improving its anti-submarine warfare capabilities, it is still critically
behind even regional powers, such as South Korea and Japan, meaning that in the end there
is likely little China could do to stop US attack subs. Though it could likely keep American carrier
battle groups out of the South China Sea for the first week or two of the war, China would
be helpless to prevent a naval blockade by US attack subs. India, also reliant on South Pacific trade
routes, would certainly dispatch its naval forces to attempt to break a US blockade,
but would face the same issues in challenging US subs that China would. Having only 15 active submarines and also
lacking in modern anti-submarine warfare capabilities, the Indian navy would quickly find itself
overpowered by American attack subs. Employing a combination of its submarine and
anti-satellite assets, the US would likely break through the Chinese ballistic missile
shield within 30 days and enact a complete blockade of the South Pacific, strangling
regional powers economically. With a blockade of Middle East oil exports,
the global war would then become a war of attrition, with the US starving out the world’s
major powers, while able to sustain itself off its own domestic oil reserves. Having little to fear from a European transAtlantic
offensive due to Europe’s lack of major military transport capabilities, American forces would
be free to initiate ground offensives against Canada and Venezuela in order to seize its
oil reserves as well. Ultimately the US Navy, the largest and best
equipped in the world, would be the deciding factor in a global war. With such overwhelming firepower superiority,
the United States would be able to fight defensively, and without launching any major ground offensives
outside of North America. Fielding a larger fleet than the next 8 navies
combined, the US Navy, backed by the US Coast Guard, would easily defend the Atlantic sea
lanes from any European incursion, while enacting blockades of major oil shipping routes through
the Persian Gulf, and Indian and Pacific Oceans. While the world would eventually be able to
muster a large enough force to threaten the US, current military capabilities across the
globe would be insufficient to prevent these naval blockades, and would require years of
build up and expansion of navies from every modern nation. With the majority of global oil trade shut
off by naval blockade however, European and Asian economies would quickly shrink or outright
collapse, making such a buildup improbable, and ensuring an eventual US victory. Yet that victory would come at a titanic cost
to even the US’s own economy, and in the end, the entire global economy would likely shrink
to levels not seen since the end of the second world war. So, how do you think this scenario would have
played out?! Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video
called North Korea vs United States! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
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    8-18-88 Lee LooMis RoleModel PowerRanger

    ii wonder iF you can make a part2 of This video what if Every Nations Recycle Theirs elements Too Build Living Quarters mother's spaceShips and space elevators around The Earth and also around The andRomeda Galaxy LoL

    ii just wonder what it would Be Like if Every Nation's pull Their Resources elements To Build super spaceShips around The andRomeda Galaxy

    ii wonder what will it Be Like if if Hong Kong put Their symbol on our ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Yankee Flag Too join The ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Union cuz they know we ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dont want Theirs Taxes BeeCause Their Taxes BeLong Too Their society culture ii will Buy at that's flag

    The Yankees pen is mightier Than The British sword Hee yeeHaw !!!!

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    the reason the US can beat the whole world but not only russia and china is because the USA is allowed to blockade the middle east in the ladder situation.

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    Mr Thanos

    It is not like countries like China, Russia, Britain, France, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Egypt and Isreal are still living in the stone age!

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    Mason White

    No equal when it comes to conventional warfare. The 7th fleet main battle task force itself is super complicated. That's just one carrier and it's strike group. We have 11 carriers.

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    Eliseo Zari

    Why canโ€™t everybody just do their own thing and let the US who has no plans of invading any country with dreams of conquest or expansion operate and โ€œpoliceโ€ its interests. We are not wanting to harm him bless provoked and yes – sometimes trade unfairly but the US feeds more than half the world and deserve fair trade from its partners.

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    Mia Hala

    People think American is the best weโ€™ll know they have guns and I donโ€™t in my country they are banned.

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    chris szuch

    As an American I HATE videos like this. We dont want war with anybody. Other than a few warmongers in the government. The USA citizens hate war!!!

    Let's be realistic for a minute though. We have 325m people. Yes ofcourse we need resources. As does every other nation. Would anybody else not do what we do given you were us? Power isnt just about military. Our economy enough could win wars seeing if our economy topples the entire world follows.

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    USA vs the whole world….well, it's time to deport all the Americans from U.S.A ..LOL…real question here is where will they be deported to?

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    Tom Van Der Vaart

    Canadian soldiers could attack the US northern border but while the US soldiers are in the north, a mix of soldiers from South and Central America could push quicker into the US

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    chris griffin

    The world would win we would loose our global reach day one and our forces oversea would be stranded and lost

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    Vidar 1312

    Hahahahahahahah. Someone talks about war without knowledge of Sun Tzu.

    Never attack on sheer military power alone..

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    The americans are bunch of exagurated losers like any empire the momment they have to fight fairly they would be crushed. Like seriously they cant even beat the eu.

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    Grace R

    What about the biggest unofficial army? The United States Citizen Army of 150,000,000 with 700,000,000 guns? Can THEY help in this war?

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    Grace R

    How many billions of barrels of oil are in the Middle East? If the Thumbs Up button is blue then you think there is a lot

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    Excuse_Me _Sir

    The USA is strong but not strong enough to take on the whole world and win! Even if we did win there would be so many casualties.

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    Michael Gwinn

    Anyone who thinks it would go any differently apparently don't understand just how garbage the rest of the world's militaries are. Even if they somehow managed to defeat America in the combat zones, the rest of the world combined still can't project power to the shores of the United states. They can potentially shoot missiles at the mainland but most should be shot down. To defeat America in an all out conventional war which this would be is impossible the United States navy alone could dominate the entirety of the earth's waters without any other branch even engaged. Without the capability of projecting power to the United States the rest of the world even combined don't have the force projection to beat the Americans no matter how absurd it sounds it's plain fact. America couldn't win a ground war and wouldn't try, the Navy would simply starve out the rest of the world as deny every country on earth it's basic supplies bc it's unmatched that's the beauty of it, America has the only navy able to do this.

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    Rafey Sandhu

    America: has Nuclear Powered weapons a huge military,jets subs, ships millions of troops

    Afghani Taliban: Hold my Ak47 & naswar …!

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    jay C

    Umm the largest proven oil reserves are in Venezuela I believe so if the middle east is ever comprised, there's always Venezuela, Canada, Nigeria etc. This whole usa can take on the world though is absurd. There's no way the usa would be able to effectively fight in that many theaters while trying to protect its homeland. All it'll take is ONE just ONE bombing run over a major US city and you'll see how fast the US backs down.

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    The Blue Recruit

    The United States military is definitely strong enough to take on any country. Maybe even multiple. I believe the combined might of every other country combined would overwhelm the US. As every front would be completely surrounded.

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    Michael Wang

    :3 this marks the first dislike I clicked on the infographic channel.
    Nothing is like what it appears and there are too many assumption in this video without the usual research, especially when most info are classify by other nation. This video only represent in the USA's prospective and not how other countries may act if they were forced to fight the US. With or without NU.

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    rushy scoper

    3 min in and i feel a problem.
    first while yes middle east is rich in oil key thing to not that in reality its rich in cheap oil, that why countries like the US russia and many other never get mention the reality is the world can survive fine with the middle east price of oil will go up tho that all.

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    yurek wol

    Russia has bombs their equivalent to nuclear blast with no radiation they can also create massive tsunamis It can wipe out half the states easy but i hope that wont happens in the future

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    VKrisz 02

    This video is not about The USA vs The World, this video is about that How can the USA beat the world without any resistance!!!

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    Merp Merp

    USA: We have the strongest land, sea, and air capabilities.

    World: Could they survive multiple simultaneous nukes?

    USA: Yes actually, we reinforced their armour with dark matter plating, gave each anti-nuke nukes, and have enough nukes to blot out the sky.

    USA: Oh and we weaponized black holes.

    World: You have got to be kidding me.

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    Nacom Brindley

    U know itโ€™s not like the U.S have enough men to to repel a mass rush of millions or billions of people on our defenses… world war z proves this

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    Presto Conner

    I think people of different ethic backgrounds and countries (that they love) don't want to admit that the USA could wipe out their "home land". They forget that the USA is made of all of them. LOL That's how the USA is the best…because they/we have the best of all the people from their "home lands" here in the states, prospering. It's a beautiful thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Stephon Nelson

    Also what your saying is every other country in the world doesn't know strategy and is also in the stone age. Also I'm sure the usa navy isn't invincible. Latin American exist. We didn't win in veitnam and we couldn't beat the middle east easily. Also why would people just build forces in middle east? And china's navy rivals the American navy not even including the rest of the planet. And bringing back Latin American they have an army too sooooooooo also of US Navy would be dealing with that too. Also Texas has lots of oil and Mexico right there so oof. Russia is right nest to Alaska so I think troops from China and Russia could be sent there set up in Canada and clap usa from north and south. This video is dumb but I'm just spitting out stuff that could crippled usa

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    เค…เคฐเฅเคœเฅเคจ ArJuN

    SWITZERLAND LEFT THE WORLD.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    Dark X /Afnan287YT

    America:…(has left the chat)

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    F F

    When your Showing how you (USA) can win a war against the world but can't get viatnams rice farmers and Afghan Talibans under control after spending years and billions trying to….

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    Sumit Kuwar

    Haaaaaaaaaa……..Haaaaaaaaaa………..Haaaaaaaaa…. Only Russia enough fight for USA do not tell as a hole world ok fake media.

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    Hyper Boss

    You remind me of the game that each player plays once, nah bruh every country is gonna go ham. And you said no nuclear like 7 billion vs 300 mill

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