In the 19th Century, Europe lead by the British Empire was on first base. In the 20th Century, America lead by the US was on first base. In the 21st Century, Asia lead by China will be on first base. As the USA moves to second base WHAT kind of global role it plays remains to be seen but one assumes that it will be increasingly a Pacific driven strategy. As for who will be on 3RD base during the Chinese Century will it be the EU or will it be Russia?
I DON’T KNOW!