Carlos Hernandez started a thread by this title: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11222 However, the thread content was something unrelated. So let's consider the actual topic, shall we? With support from North Korea, Russia, Burma, Thailand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, and dozens of other nations, China declares: 1) The USA is under the rule of a war-hungry savage, a dictator who was not elected by the majority, and who loves roaming around the world bombing civilians. 2) The USA is under an unjust system which houses one quarter of the world's prison population, allows religious whackos to influence politics, and oppresses its minorities. 3) The USA deliberately attacks civilians, eg. Hiroshima, Hamburg, Baghdad. 4) The USA is the only state to have used nukes against people. 5) The USA not only still possesses nukes, but is always making new ones. 6) The USA is making chemical and biological weapons. 7) The tyrannical dictator Bush and his evil regime are involved in rape, torture, murder, and other such activities directed at the poor citizens of the USA. 8) The oppressed citizens of the USA deserve freedom, and their current system does not allow it. So, China makes those charges, they are published in the dozens of supporting nations, and they bring it before the United Nations. The UN does not make a resolution to intervene in the USA. The application for a resolution is turned down. Claiming a moral authority, China invades (let's not bother with the mechanics of the invasion, I'm after a discussion of politics and ethics) and secures a large chunk of mainland USA. For example Florida, as Carlos suggested. Now, some people go and riot, like after football games. Some fight each other for the heck of it, trying to settle religious or other differences. Many fight a guerilla campaign against the invaders. After the invasion, it turns out that Jiang Zemin's (or however you wish to spell his name) best friend is making a fortune from captured resources. So, the questions: 1) Are the guerillas freedom fighters or terrorists? Why? 2) Was China right to invade? Why, or why not? PS: Yes, I am aware that many of the listed accusations against the USA could be applied to China too. This is a hypothetical situation.