By spinning out from today's ideas about how wars are fought and the resource struggles likely to be causing problems by then, much of the next Call of Duty game is concerned with China's hold on rare earth elements ... it's not hard to conduct a headline search or two and discover all types of talk about China's stranglehold on these increasingly vital substances, and it's even easier to find people talking about the eventuality of a new Cold War rising out of all this.
China has already won. Walk into any electronics store in the world and 90% of everything is "Made in China"... the consoles we'll play this game on are made in China. They don't need to invade other countries, the economic victory is there's. This isn't a criticism either, I mean I live in Australia and our last Prime Minister spoke Mandarin and sinks a lot of money into Australia's resource sector (foreign ownership does suck though)... I know this way off topic, and yes it's just a video game, but I keep seeing Americans creating works of fiction where China is some crazy rogue state... I mean they haven't invaded another country in how long?
Sorry for the rant ... anyway, I liked really the article ... piece by piece my faith in CoD is being restored.