Okay, well it seems to me that some people turned this around into tactics of World War II that would decide the outcome of the war. (Newsflash, we don't use the same tactics! )
Although being an American citizen, I am not a close-minded Republican, or a way too open-minded Democrat (no offense to either, let's not make this a political debate, those are the stereotypes, let them be.) I am actually quite Communist (Don't flame me, not the point here.) Now before you link me to China, let me just say that China is NOT Communist! China is Fascist. That being out of the way, I believe it would be a VERY close call, but the United States would win it. My reasons;
UNITED STATES' ADVANTAGES!
1.Extremely strong morale
2.People are united by CHOICE! (goes along with the whole "strong morale" thing...)
3.Superior Technology (let's face it, we do have better guns/artillery.)
4.History has shown us to be capable of being an industrial GIANT
5.With a MUCH larger Navy and Airforce (Combined with that of the Royal Navy, and RAF from Britain, who would no-doubt be on our side) we would wreak havoc from both sea and air, cutting off any shipping routes.
6.Allies in the East! Most countries (if the US would ever bark the order) world most definitely enlist a trade embargo on China.
7.^Thus being said, China's economy MIGHT topple. I use the word MIGHT because:
During WWII, when Germany was getting the SHIT bombed out of it, they built underground factories. China could do the same.
This would be an epic battle, but I think the U.S. would come out the champ. If it is conventional warfare (my favorite, no cheap WMD's) then yes, the United States would come out on top. The above reasons stated are my argument. Care to argue further? Go for it I love debates.
1.INCREDIBLE numbers of manpower
3.CURRENTLY an industrial giant
4.Extreme conditioning of troops (what are you going to do, tell a fascist country "oh, you can't do that..."?)
5.Location! Location! Location! Most of their allies surround them, and the country is large enough we might NEVER find the factories (especially if underground, as stated above)
Other than that, I'd like to just clear something up quickly. Someone (I can't remember, i'm not going back after all of this typing) said that Japan started to lose after not being able to take inland China. This is WRONG! Japan was still knocking the crap out of China for a while, and nobody felt the right to step in. It was just Imperialism after all, everyone else was doing it, right? Well, after the Rape of Nanking (look it up, gruesome stuff) a lot of countries were like "WOAH!" too far! Of course, that resolve was strengthened by the tragic bombing of Pearl Harbor, which was a FAILED Japanese attack. Japan was supposed to declare war right before the attack took place (their embassy couldn't translate the papers fast enough, LOL) and the goal was to hit the battleships, yes, but their main target was the 3 US aircraft carriers and the dry docks. The carriers weren't even at Pearl Harbor (way to do your research, Japan...) and the dry docks were missed. So we churned out boats faster than ever. Even then, though, we were extremely outnumbered. It was sheer LUCK that made us able to destroy the Japanese aircraft carriers one by one, on our Pacific campaign. So, we were victorious, we came out alive by the skin of our teeth. Japan was NOT going to surrender, even AFTER the first A-Bomb. They thought we only had one, so they did not surrender. well we dropped our second one. Then the Emperor finally took control back and surrendered.
^There was your little history lesson, I've studied WWII for about 7 years now, I'm a FANATIC when it comes to it