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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I imagine in the future the world will be divided up into fewer territories, regions, etc. International law will trump laws across all lands and sovereignty will become less and less an issue. That's why westernizing everyone now while we can is a lofty but admirable goal.
    That depends if you consider that outcome a good thing. I sure as hell don't. I don't want world gov't.

    The United States will end up divided. We will end up breaking ourselves down into strict political categories and isolate each set of people. Eventually it will not be the "United" states of America, but just another continent with too many countries for its own good.
    That is a matter of opinion.
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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    That depends if you consider that outcome a good thing. I sure as hell don't. I don't want world gov't.
    But all the very best sci fi is written that way.

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    Re: How Will The US End?

    The psychology behind bringing this up is . . . fascinating to me.
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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Being it's earth day and all I'm surprised none of the poll options is: Mother earth will die because you bastards refused to bike to work.

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    Talking Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Highly unlikely. We have two oceans separating us from the rest of the world.
    Get real...China is going to pass us up like we are standing still economically and in turn militarily too...

    and they're going to do it with 90% of their country tied behind their back...
    Last edited by creativedreams; 04-22-09 at 11:44 PM.

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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    But all the very best sci fi is written that way.
    Man now that would be a political platform: The Star Trek manifesto.

    The revolution is coming.

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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Get real...China is going to pass us up like we are standing still economically and in turn militarily too...

    and they're going to do it with 90% of their country tide behind their back...
    China's birth rate is declining. Its population is only growing 0.66% per year. That's not particularly fast, even compared to a lot of Western countries including the United States. Granted, China has a lot more people to begin with, which brings me to my second point...

    If you look at China's age structure, it becomes apparent that China is going to get old before it gets wealthy. This poses another demographic challenge. These two problems - economic growth that will eventually level off, and population growth that will eventually level off and begin to decline - make it unlikely that China's GDP will surpass the United States' anytime soon.

    Maybe some day it will happen. But that is a LONG way off, and there are all kinds of trends that could change in the meantime. As for military spending, China has never really shown a great deal of interest in the outside world, compared to other large states. Even if China ramps up its military spending as its economy grows, that doesn't guarantee that A) it will be an enemy of the United States, and B) that said military will destroy the United States.

    There are many ways in which the United States could end that are both more likely and in the nearer future.
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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    China's birth rate is declining. Its population is only growing 0.66% per year. That's not particularly fast, even compared to a lot of Western countries including the United States. Granted, China has a lot more people to begin with, which brings me to my second point...

    If you look at China's age structure, it becomes apparent that China is going to get old before it gets wealthy. This poses another demographic challenge. These two problems - economic growth that will eventually level off, and population growth that will eventually level off and begin to decline - make it unlikely that China's GDP will surpass the United States' anytime soon.

    Maybe some day it will happen. But that is a LONG way off, and there are all kinds of trends that could change in the meantime. As for military spending, China has never really shown a great deal of interest in the outside world, compared to other large states. Even if China ramps up its military spending as its economy grows, that doesn't guarantee that A) it will be an enemy of the United States, and B) that said military will destroy the United States.

    There are many ways in which the United States could end that are both more likely and in the nearer future.
    I guess time will tell...

    as for now the trends and patterns head toward China being stronger than the U.S. within 30yrs.

    As far as starting a war goes, chances are the next major war against us will be well hidden in the makings. They know the best way to defeat us is to decieve us about standing relations right up to the moment. There are just too many reasons that China has personally against us in terms of us sticking our nose in their personal business.

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    Re: How Will The US End?

    The last act of the United States will be the war with the rebel nations who refuse to join our new United Federation, which becomes this system's 1st solar superpower.
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