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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    What separates the US from the rest of history is that the US isn't an Empire. An Empire consisted of one group ruling over many other groups, and eventually, one of the many groups rebel, and secede, taking territory with them, and it goes on and on, until there are no more territories.

    The US isn't an empire, because the Federal Government, treats all it's subjects (states) equally. Currently, there is no one group ruling over the whole United States, all the States are equal in power, one state, or the Federal Government can't do anything drastic without the consent of every state. There is currently no hard-done feeling in any state for them to secede.

    Differently, would be the British Empire. One group, a small Island, ruled a quarter of the world, from Canada to India to Fiji. The Indians were the first to leave, taking India with them, then we get the second group, the Africans, then we get the Islands, etc. Now look, it only took 25 years after the war for Britain to go from ruling a quarter of the world, to ruling a few small islands across the atlantic and the pacific.

    The Byzantine was the same. One group, the Emperor in particular, ruled a vast amount of land. The same with the Roman Empire as a whole, the Emperor, as one, and one city, Rome, ruled an even vaster amount of land.

    With all that said, I'd say the United States wouldn't end through [internal] disintergration, or by secession.

    You're describing the Second British Empire.

    The disintegration of the First British Empire began on July 4, 1776.

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    Re: How Will The US End?

    It isn't going to happen.

    Give up the hippy-ish nonsensical bull****.

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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    It isn't going to happen.

    Give up the hippy-ish nonsensical bull****.
    You think the United States will continue to exist forever? Forever is quite a long time. History would suggest that even the most powerful states don't last much more than 500 years or so.

    I would rank the most likely ways the United States will end in the following order:

    A) Gradual evolution into something else, most likely a superstate.
    B) The extinction of humans.
    C) The de facto end of ALL conventional states because technology renders them meaningless.
    D) Everything else.
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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    You think the United States will continue to exist forever? Forever is quite a long time. History would suggest that even the most powerful states don't last much more than 500 years or so.

    I would rank the most likely ways the United States will end in the following order:

    A) Gradual evolution into something else, most likely a superstate.
    B) The extinction of humans.
    C) The de facto end of ALL conventional states because technology renders them meaningless.
    D) Everything else.

    Enough of your hippyish spewage!

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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    You think the United States will continue to exist forever? Forever is quite a long time. History would suggest that even the most powerful states don't last much more than 500 years or so.

    I would rank the most likely ways the United States will end in the following order:

    A) Gradual evolution into something else, most likely a superstate.
    B) The extinction of humans.
    C) The de facto end of ALL conventional states because technology renders them meaningless.
    D) Everything else.
    Do you think that humans would ever go extinct? I think that we are nearing a time and technology that might enable humans to live on forever... though I know, that if the Universe collapes all life might end, but it is theoritically possible to use worm holes and such to escape even that event.
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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    It isn't going to happen.

    Give up the hippy-ish nonsensical bull****.
    Yes eventually the US will end, everything dies eventually. Humanity follows a very simple pattern. We build ourselves up to greatness, we reach the height of power the power and for a while everything is good. Then eventually we fall, this is what always happens. The fall may be long or slow but eventually something will take us down. Personally I think the US will be destroyed internally, and then we will split up into many smaller nations.
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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Do you think that humans would ever go extinct? I think that we are nearing a time and technology that might enable humans to live on forever... though I know, that if the Universe collapes all life might end, but it is theoritically possible to use worm holes and such to escape even that event.
    If we can survive the next 30-40 years or so, then yes, I think everyone still alive will be able to live indefinitely.

    But that's a big if.
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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Having set our sights on the moon and beyond, America will eventually make first contact with aliens who will favor us for our drive, ingenuity, and curiosity......and our movie and musical value. They will offer to take our nation to their planet in order to merge cultures because their own culture is beyond boring. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Europe and the rest of the world will be left in the capable hands of Russia and China and everybody lives happily ever after.

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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Having set our sights on the moon and beyond, America will eventually make first contact with aliens who will favor us for our drive, ingenuity, and curiosity......and our movie and musical value. They will offer to take our nation to their planet in order to merge cultures because their own culture is beyond boring. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Europe and the rest of the world will be left in the capable hands of Russia and China and everybody lives happily ever after.
    I'm down with that...

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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    The states will secede and go their separate ways.

    But not for quite some time. I dare say we will yet see the American Tricentennial.
    My question to anyone who things the US will dissolve is: why? Why would states leave the union, or why would the US as an entity dissolve?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    My prediction is a massive and unexpected strike from a country that pretends to befriend us to appease us until its aggression against us.....China

    many factors in history and present lead me to believe this is very likely
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