An Ally Against China?

Who do you think would be a great ally in a future war against China?

England? Sure.

France? Ha! They’ve been more of a burden than a true ally in almost every modern war.

Germany? They’ve been a great ally for decades, but they need to focus on Europe right now.

Japan? With their Self-Defense Force? Maybe if they’re hiding the SDF-1[1] under the ocean.

India. Yes.

Aust- Wait what?

India?! Really? How can a 3rd world country famous for spices, tea, outsourcing, and telemarketers help us in a modern war?!

Here me out.

The population of China is about 1.4 billion, and the US has about 330 million people[2]. That means the Chinese horde outnumbers us by at least 4 times in population alone. They can easily overwhelm us by attacking in swarms. We need a human swarm of our own… India.

India has a population which almost matches China, and we can use that uncontrolled population growth to our advantage. There already are several points of contention between the two nations, some are cultural and ancient. But more importantly, is the fact their militaries have had deadly border clashes in recent years. 

Yes, the US and India have very different cultures. Yes, most Americans despise Indians because we can’t understand them over the phone, and all our administrative service jobs are being outsourced there.

But, despite those minor annoyances, both nations are democracies with elected officials. Neither of our nations has had conflict in the past. The United States was quick to recognize India when they broke from the United Kingdom (aka Britain). And we both have concerns about an increasingly aggressive totalitarian nation.

This is the perfect recipe for a military alliance.

While we’re fighting a sea battle to defend the Pacific nations, the Indians can take advantage of the situation by invading from the west. The Chinese will be fighting a war on 2 fronts and when the tide turns, the allied nations will be in a better situation to bottle up the dragon of the orient.

Unless the Chinese cheat and go nuclear…


[1] SDF-1: Super Dimensional Fortress, from the 1985 Robotech anime series.

[2] The World Bank. (2020). Population, total. Retrieved from The World Bank: https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL

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