There are well over a billion Chinese, a billion Indians, nearly 200 million Russians, as many in the República Federativa do Brasil — and so on — all with a vested interest in levelling the playing field. It’s just a matter of time, now.
There’s even a name for this bunch: BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), and of course they’re not the only ones (Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Mexico . . . even impoverished King Leopold’s Congo has 60 million people in it, who will sooner or later have their day in the sun).