Therefore if China and India surpass the United States it can only be predicted

Therefore if china and india surpass the united

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hierarchy. Therefore, if China and India surpass the United States, it can only be predicted that international conflict will ensue. On the other hand, an economic liberal may see the rise of China and India as an advantage to the United States. As China and India grow a stronger economy, the United States can make international deals with them to continue to grow as well. The better economy these states have, the more trade we will be able to partake in and the more resources we will be able
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to obtain. When going back to the core ideas of liberalism, Immanuel Kant and Jeremy Bentham noticed the anarchy within international relations and wanted to change it. “Their abhorrence of the lawless state of savagery led them separately to elaborate plans for perpetual peace” (Baylis et al., 2017, p. 118). If world peace is the core goal of liberalism and neoliberalism and if trade agreements stimulate international cooperation and interdependence, then having stronger trading partners will be nothing but beneficial, not only to the United States, but the whole world. Additionally, with China and India’s rise, there are now more open markets for many other nations. These open markets allow other states to trade and grow economically, which creates more trading partners for the United States. From an economic liberal’s perspective, the fact that China and India may surpass the United States should not have damaging effects, as long as free trade continues to be exercised. “According to this view, trade brings mutual gains to all states, irrespective of their size or the nature of their economies” (Baylis et al., 2017, p. 120). Therefore, an economic liberal could say
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