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Posted: 4/17/2017 2:46:24 PM EDT
would we continue to make interest payments to them for the bonds they hold?  Or is that not how any of that works?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:48:03 PM EDT
IIRC, we stopped making royalty payments to Germany for the 1903 when WW1 kicked off.  Precedent, ya know.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:49:47 PM EDT
there's plenty of precedent for halting payments. Germany halted repatriations during the second world war, during the first world war we stopped paying royalties to mauser.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:56:07 PM EDT
The first act of the war would likely being a "fuck you, ain't gonna pay ya" message. 
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:57:13 PM EDT
We aren't going to war with China.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:59:33 PM EDT
If we go to war with China the world will be turned to radioactive ashes.  Payments are kinda irrelevant then.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:59:43 PM EDT
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that is not the point nor the question
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:00:52 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:03:10 PM EDT
Even more concerning is whether or not the Bamboo Garden down the street would go on strikee.  Also young Chinese women are hot.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:03:19 PM EDT
I guess I should have asked...If we go to war with a country that hold US debt, do we continue to make payments?

That has been answered.  Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:04:39 PM EDT
We should just do the same thing China did to us after ww2, replace our government and then say all debt belonged to the old USA and we won't pay it.

I don't think there will ever be a war between the USA and China. I think we will keep growing closer as allies. Both countries are run by intelligent people who want a prosperous future more than anything else. China will eventually need major political reform though.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:20:30 PM EDT
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Think about how illogical that is...

"We're trying to kill your soldiers and destroy your government. BTW here's some cash we owe you."

Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:24:50 PM EDT
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It's going to be nuclear or nothing.   There isn't enough conventional ordnance to take out 600 million chinamen.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:25:53 PM EDT
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Think about how illogical that is...

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Oh dang, you are right.  US wars are all about logic.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:27:31 PM EDT
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I thought I recall that there was some sort of lawsuit on that that we lost on and we were paying for the 1903. Strange for sure.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:29:12 PM EDT
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Think about how illogical that is...

"We're trying to kill your soldiers and destroy your government. BTW here's some cash we owe you."

Oh dang, you are right.  US wars are all about logic.
We pay them: it hurts our war campaign

We don't pay them: what are they going to do? War us even harder?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:33:07 PM EDT
Walmart will go under!
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:33:56 PM EDT
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The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them. Vladimir Lenin
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:34:20 PM EDT
Unless I'm mistaken we kept paying debts to england during the revolutionary war.

It shocked the world and set up our current credit ratings
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:35:34 PM EDT
We aren't going to war with China.  There is nothing for them to gain by going to war with us.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:36:39 PM EDT
China strikes back by dumping the US Treasuries on the market in one shot.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:43:47 PM EDT
I think the Chinese.gov pretty much realise they aren't going to be able to send thousands of little emperors  over the top in human wave attacks.
Contraception + one child policy has consequences yo

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Link Posted: 4/17/2017 4:05:50 PM EDT
Correct, no more payments.  

It also means no more "made in China" goods.  So we would have to rely on all the factories here.  All three of them.

Thankfully, China needs some things we make, like airplanes. They don't want war.  They do want us to knock off the financial insanity, though.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 4:06:27 PM EDT
we get our canal back and charge them a toll
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