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    How Will The US End?

    I've been reading a lot of history lately, especially Byzantine history, which has fascinated me, especially how you have this thousand-year empire that eventually just couldn't take any more.

    It's made me wonder... how do you think the United States will end as a distinct political entity?
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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Either a meteor strike or a supervolcano. I don't think we'll be conquered or conquer ourselves to the point of end ourselves.
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    Re: How Will The US End?

    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.

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    Re: How Will The US End?

    The aliens... again.

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    Re: How Will The US End?

    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.

    In short, we will become Africa.
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    Re: How Will The US End?

    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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    Re: How Will The US End?

    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.

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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.
    This is one of the many factors that lead me to my prediction above...

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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Isn't it obvious?



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    Re: How Will The US End?

    Conquered by a foreign force
    Highly unlikely. We have two oceans separating us from the rest of the world. The two countries on our border are either too poor or too sparsely populated to compete with us economically. And no country is going to be able to conquer us if their GDP isn't at least on par with ours. Maybe 500 years from now, Mexico will be the wealthiest nation on earth and Canada will be overpopulated...but I would highly doubt that the US lasts that long.

    Dissolve by internal forces
    Not anytime soon. I suppose that eventually one region of the country could feel disaffected...but the trend is for the federal government to get stronger, not weaker. I think that makes this scenario less likely.

    End of the human race
    This seems fairly likely to me, if we're talking about a sudden end to the US.

    Other
    I think the MOST likely end to the US is no definitive end at all...but rather an evolution into something else. Maybe NAFTA will become a FTAA, which will become an American Union, which will become a United States of The Americas. Or something like that.
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