Archpolitician June Lapincal
American Neoliberal Intellectuals have for decades now promoted the graph of Chinese economic supremacy and American collapse or subordination. But what if the coming decades produced an unlikely alternate model where China booms to 2040 but then contracts mightily as it develops a problem it never had to solve before; China avoided a relatively large senior population by:
- Defeat in the First Opium War (1839–1842) by the British
- Defeat in the Second Opium War (1856–1860) and the sacking of the Old Summer Palace by British and French forces.
- Defeat in the First Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895) by Japan
- The Eight-Nation Alliance invasion to suppress the Boxer uprising (1899–1901) and impose reparations in excess of the government's annual tax revenue.
- The Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945)
- The First Chinese Population Boom (1963–1974)
- The Second Chinese Population Boom (1987–1990)