- Mar 30, 2021
Very informative post on GDP.I would like to put things in perspective.
Some statements have been made that Australia will become the next Asian Superpower in the league of China and India. And the US and its allies in Asia will dominate the whole of Asia.
Let's take a look at Australia.
It is a very big country of continental size. And has enormous natural resources.
But it is sparsely populated. Has only about 25 million people. Our UP state alone has almost 3 to 4 times that population.And population does matter. After all the GDP is the sum of economic output of all the people in a country. That's putting it very simple.
Australia is almost 8000 km from India. Taking it as an yardstick. The fact is it is thousands of kilometres from most countries of Asia.
The majority of the population of Asia are non Caucasian. Even if one considers Russia as an Asian power, the number of white Russians in its Asian part is probably less than 20 million people.
Europe is a different matter as most of them are Caucasians. But the Asian countries will never accept an Caucasian white country lording over them. The United States despite being an white Caucasian country has enormous influence in Asia. True. But its GDP is around 20 trillion dollars. And it has enormous scientific resources. For Australia to match the US in output it will take several decades of high growth.
Also the combined GDP of China, Japan, India and Indonesia alone would be close to US GDP figures. So the economic center of gravity in Asia is not favouring Australia.
Rather than Australia if the US had plans to turn Indonesia into another Japan, that would affect us and the rest of Asia profoundly. Indonesia is an big Asian non Caucasian country.
Australia will get stronger, no doubt but India will not feel any tremors.
We are already one of the fastest growing economies in the world and our GDP will only increase. Both India and Australia will chart their own paths and need not be in conflict.
And don't forget. Our military is already the 4th largest and strongest in the world.
We have a minimum of a decade lead over Australia in the strategic nuclear arena presently.
However my analysis was mostly focused on military technology not GDP. The advanced technologies that Australia could receive from US will definitely give them an edge over other Asian countries, especially their Navy.