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Offline Asteriktos

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First Among Equals
« on: December 10, 2012, 09:24:31 PM »
U.S. to face 2030 as 'first among equals,' report projects

The United States is likely to remain the leading world power in 2030 but won't hold the kind of sway it did in the past century, according to a new study by the U.S. intelligence community.
 
Washington will most likely hold its status as "first among equals" two decades from now, buoyed not only by military strength but by economic and diplomatic power. That's one of the conclusions of "Alternative Worlds," released Monday by the National Intelligence Council...
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Re: First Among Equals
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 08:19:54 PM »
First among equals reminds me of a child saying about a cake -

"Cut everything equally and even, just gimme the biggest piece".
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