All for One?
Three influential blocs of nations currently exist on the world scene. A fourth is coalescing.
Added to the English-speaking countries, the European Union, and the Islamic Crescent, many analysts expect a unified Asian bloc in the near future.
Speaking at the Asian Cooperation Dialogue conference in April, Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz “underlined the need for collective efforts by the Asian countries to achieve the goals of progress and prosperity in the continent …” (Pakistan Newswire, April 6). Aziz declared Asia the “continent of opportunities,” petitioning Asian nations to join hands in prosperity and peace in order to harness the power of the region.
“Asian growth,” according to the prime minister, “is the engine for the revival of the global economy.” An April 7 Asia Times article purported that an Asian union of nations will be the world’s most powerful bloc by 2020—even ahead of the EU, which is presently the world’s largest trading bloc. Asia Times is right, except for its time frame. An Asian power bloc will form long before the year 2020!
The unification of Asia is a geopolitical event of mammoth proportions. “The biggest asset of Asia is human capital,” declared Prime Minister Aziz (Pakistan Observer, April 7). He is right! The combined populations of China and India, just two of the Asian nations that are coalescing, exceed 2 billion! Add the populations of Japan and the Southeast Asian countries to this number and you have roughly 2.5 billion people. By contrast, united Europe is comprised of roughly 450 million people; the U.S. population, only about 300 million.
What’s more, Russia, despite its strengthening ties with Germany, is steadily building an alliance with Asia—China in particular. Russia is surrounded by traditional enemies. Unless it firms up an alliance with its southeastern neighbors, it faces being hemmed in.
Asia will soon form a giant coalition of nations. News events pointing to this growing alliance are plentiful. As an increasingly unified Asia steadily combines with oil-rich, nuclear Russia, it will become the most massive power bloc in human history.
The Bible prophesies of a coming 200-million-man army (Revelation 9:15-16). This is virtually unfathomable unless one considers the likelihood of a giant Asian alliance, with its biggest asset being human capital.
Watch for the continued unification of Asian nations and their strengthening alliance with Russia. And watch for a violent clash of interests to occur between the four major power blocs! There is only so much room on Earth, and this coalescing of globe-girdling powers will create conditions ripe for World War iii—described in detail in our free booklet Russia and China in Prophecy.