if that was the case why, are we buying made in china ? and if this war breaks out, all i have to say is bring the fucking shit lets do this and get it over, NATO Vs the world, but only if we can all finally get along after wards. "If all these states are invited to join NATO at the forthcoming Prague Summit, the Alliance's total population will have increased from 735 million to 839 million since 1999 - an expansion of 104 million or roughly 14 per cent (see table with data from 2000, the most recent year for which detailed comparative information is available). NATO's active armed forces will have increased by a similar proportion, from 3,448,590 to 3,986,045 — an expansion of about 16 per cent. Reserve forces, however, will have grown substantially in size, with the Central and Eastern European states bringing an additional 1,714,700 reserves to the "old" NATO's 3,774,000 - an increase of about 45 per cent. In contrast, the annual gross domestic product (GDP) of the Central and Eastern European states was only $372 billion in 2000, compared to $18,074 billion for the longer-standing NATO members - an increase of only 2 per cent in the Alliance's total GDP." http://www.nato.int/docu/review/2002/issue3/english/military.html kind of old but you get the point. now lets not forget we have our own individual armed forces to add to these numbers.