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#18 - John Cena (07/02/2013) [-]
I hate people who forget that America is ******* HUGE.

America has 15 (might be off by one, I'm on my phone and the scrolling doesn't work too well), and google says that the US has 313.9 million people. The means there is one carrier for every ~21 million people.

The UK will have 3, but one of them is much smaller (however, the other two are somewhat larger), so I'll say they have 2 and a half. There are ~63 million people in the UK, divided by 2.5, and that shows that they have one carrier for ~25 million people.

That's barely different from the US; not to mention that the US has huge coasts to defend. I'm not even American, just saying that there are some factors that need to be monitored.
#131 to #18 - John Cena (07/02/2013) [-]
actually it is because the US deploys its naval fleet around the world not just for the two coasts, and due to their navy being everywhere and demanding air supremacy the US just made bigger and better aircraft carriers because they can.

Also the US economy lets the US overkill in this regard too, 15 carriers and 15 trillion economy.
User avatar #120 to #18 - jellyballs (07/02/2013) [-]
Well yeah but using your same formula China has one aircraft carrier for 1.35 billion people. So.......

#142 to #120 - UNRATED (07/02/2013) [-]
im so glad you mentioned this! but i would like to add something based on that guys formula then as you said china has an aircraft carier for their (1.34 bil ) population but thats not all the other point the stupid anon makes is that the us has huge coasts to defend well o my **** anon i guess the huge piece of coast russia has (in the north of russia) is tottaly irrelevant . no man this is not a case about how many people a country wants to defend its a case of the usa trying to have some kind of leverage on other countries like say hay other countries dont you do something we dont like we have a ******** off stuff to atack you with... but yeah this is probably just stupid foreign propaganda to you guys
#200 to #142 - drshkidz (07/02/2013) [-]
Aircraft carriers are power projection devices. They let you (attempt to) maintain aerial superiority in a given area. America has never been shy about being the kid with the biggest dick on the block, hell, we maintain our biggest dick status by dropping the ************ inch by inch on anyone else who wants to pull out theirs and compare. A good portion of the status quo right now is America hanging out on the local international street corner with a Michael Jackson grip on their bulging crotch mouthing "Make my day" to any passing pissant.
Now, I'm not saying we don't get up to some human rights shenanigans every once in a while but we are by far the biggest defender of disenfranchised peoples.
#205 to #200 - John Cena (07/03/2013) [-]
Especially when you take into account America basically patrols the oceans and maintains free trade in the WORLD by ITSELF.
User avatar #102 to #18 - rainbowrush ONLINE (07/02/2013) [-]
Defend against what?
#107 to #102 - John Cena (07/02/2013) [-]
Are you saying military defense is no longer necessary and should be taken down?

User avatar #111 to #107 - rainbowrush ONLINE (07/02/2013) [-]
It's a enormous waste. You could cut the budget with over 70% and still have more than enough.
#207 to #111 - John Cena (07/03/2013) [-]
Also, the US maintains maritime peace and free trade routes throughout the world by itself.
#126 to #111 - John Cena (07/02/2013) [-]
US is a world power so it uses its power to spread its defenses to those who need it.

spread freedom
User avatar #127 to #126 - rainbowrush ONLINE (07/02/2013) [-]
User avatar #92 to #18 - yonyon (07/02/2013) [-]
That's a good point, however, the amount of military force the US can deploy is just ridiculous.
User avatar #69 to #18 - elkkuprkl (07/02/2013) [-]
You want to do the math for Russia's people, water borders and their number of carriers?
User avatar #80 to #69 - ecomp (07/02/2013) [-]
Pretty much all of Russia's water borders are covered in ice. There's little room for them to go out from, and little room for others to get in, and even then it would be dangeroous as hell. Their only REAL access to the ocean is through the Black Sea.
User avatar #82 to #80 - elkkuprkl (07/02/2013) [-]
Russia's east border is roughly the same as the US west coast, and it is definitely not covered in ice if it's roughly on par with the north sea.
User avatar #87 to #82 - ecomp (07/02/2013) [-]
Most of the eastern border IS covered in ice, because most of the east border is fairly far north, but I guess it does have a fair amount of open shore on the east, but that area would be small enough for a single carrier to cover in my perspective, but I could be wrong.
#67 to #18 - John Cena (07/02/2013) [-]
China has over 1 billion people and only 1 aircraft carrier... Your logic is flawed...
#188 to #67 - John Cena (07/02/2013) [-]
Please tell me how many coasts China has to protect
#24 to #18 - John Cena (07/02/2013) [-]
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