posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 10:07 PM
I don't see any end to the current political makeup of NA in the foreseeable future. There are no outside pressures, and none on the horizon. And
even if there were, odds are they would stimulate a unified response, as opposed to a breakup.
Comparisons with previous "empires" may not be valid because we have one huge advantage never before experienced in history: instantaneous
communications, which allow long distance command and control.
What about internal pressures? They exist, but in my opinion are not severe enough to overcome the unifying forces. The one arguable exception is
Quebec, which could concievably separate from Canada, but even then the Québecois themselves are unlikely to countenance an isolationist type break,
but will want all the advantages of economic ties both with Canada and the US. We would probably out-union event the European Union.
Internal US pressures exist as well, but I believe that as long as there is an open and democratic government, these pressures will be managed and
mitigated to the point where they are not threatening.