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Fading superpower?

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posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 04:01 PM
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Fading superpower?


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Like all empires before it, the U.S. will slip from the top of the heap. Let's start getting ready.
By David Rieff
September 9, 2007
In Washington these days, people talk a lot about the collapse of the bipartisan foreign policy consensus that existed during the Cold War. But however bitter today's disputes are about Iraq or the prosecution of the so-called global war on terrorism, there is one bedrock assumption about foreign policy that remains truly bipartisan: The United States will re
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posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 04:01 PM
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Americans, who grow up believing in their country's exceptionalism (which in foreign policy terms often seems to mean not believing that the historical constraints that apply to other nations apply to the U.S.), are not predisposed to believe that American predominance could possibly be coming to an end. And yet it seems more like wishful thinking than rational analysis to believe that the United States -- which in the coming decades will certainly have to adapt to a multipolar world in geo-economic terms, as China and India reoccupy the central place in the global economy that they had 500 years ago -- can continue indefinitely to play a hegemonic role.


Better start teaching your kids Mandarin or Hindi


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posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 04:06 PM
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The French, Bristish, and Spanish Empires all fell and they still have their own culture and language.

If America weakens it wont vanish from the earth. Rather it will probably resemble the collapse of the Soviet Union or the fall of the British Empire. We'll still be here just not a Superpower. Like Russia and China are proving though there's always a Sequel so we may not be out of the game long.



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