Trucking During Wartime

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  1. RunningAces

    RunningAces Heavy Load Member

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    What would the effects be on trucking if the US got into a major war with either China or Russia? What about warfare in Europe without the US being involved?
     
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    We won’t go to war, because if we do, it will be over very fast and we won’t win.
     
  4. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    Wrong.
     
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  5. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    Depends on how you view winning. A MASSIVE amount of our supply chain relys on chinese parts. China cuts all trade off with us and expect most parts to dry up in days. There will be no more def for def engines, most consumer goods out the window, economy overturned and colapsed, most common metal goods in short to no supply, near total stranglement of our metal supplies. And thats just off the top of my head.

    We have a better then even chance of winning the actual fight, but our economy would be so crippled afterwards it wouldnt matter. Not to mention they may send nukes at any and all of our main manufactureing centers left which would further cripple us and thats before you take into account the airbursts.

    Sure we may "beat" china but they would cripple us for generations.
     
  6. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    Still better than china beating us
     
  7. runningman0661

    runningman0661 Road Train Member

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    As a combat veteran, our top generals are a joke, he’s right our current military would get our arses handed to us by either China or Russia. Our commanding generals are to worried about bad press and being PC. China or Russia could give two shatz about either one.
     
  8. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    The only thing I disagree with you on is that we manufacture most of our own urea. The def shortages you read about a while back were countries that import theirs from China.
     
  9. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    TV will be ruined for weeks.
     
  10. Midwest Trucker

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  11. TallJoe

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    Logistical operation against American mainland is unthinkable... Absurd.
    All the China and Russia phobes, if you look carefully, you'll see that Russia minds her own business...she wants to directly control what used to be the Sovet Republics - the sphere of her influence. Her going against NATO - absurd!
    As for China, other than Tibet, it never showed an aggression towards any foreign sovereignty. You can assert that historically it was a very peaceful nation.
    Better worry about a war against the walking Zombies... hard to say who will end up on which side, especially after a 100th vaccination dose.
     
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