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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by mattifikation
What many people don't realize is that any North American Union would be controlled and dominated by the US and Washington, just as Russia and Moscow dominated the Soviet Union.
Saying NAU is nothing more than a politically correct newspeak for the United States of (North) America.
With Mexico and Canada firmly under Washington's control, the US would be energy independent. Right now most of the US' oil imports come from Canada and Mexico.
With the move to Oil Shale and Oil Sands for energy, North America stands to become by far the most important and powerful force on the face of the earth in the 21st century.
Canada alone has more Oil Sand reserves than the Entire remaining global oil reserves, over 1.7 trillion barrels of oil. In the US, oil shale reserves equal over 2 trillion barrels of oil.
When the rest of the planet is fighting over the last conventional reserves, North America will be the new OPEC to the world. The world will come to depend on America for its energy needs.
Originally posted by Cthulwho
If America can move it's factories from China to Mexico, the NAU may be able to replace China as the worlds manufacturer. It would also solve the border issue since there would be plenty of jobs in Mexico. It would then also be able to move some of the jobs to the US, kick starting the economy.
Because it could be worse than now? Drug cartels running the society, thousands of dead by shootings, political assassinations, poverty, no democracy.... army in the streets.
Yeah, Mexico should be moved to Africa, because it's basically the same thing.
MM the USA has more gun related killings and incarcerated people than Mexico.
Granted the USa has a large middle class but most of it is in debt, so worthwise its only a metter of perspective.
The Army is in some north Cities because we dont have permision to bear arms so not everyone in Mexico has a gun in his House so the huge killing thing is due to drug cartels that are paid in GUNS by guess who? Our very gun happy north american neighbors. So the Army has to control them by GUN POWER.
SO forget you delusions of grandeur and invading Mexico, the USA is now in more peril of social disintegration than most countries due to the fact that you are on the verge of a profound resecion and probably a nasty depression.
Yes Last week I was in San Francisco and believe me it was not a pretty sight seeing a lot of beggars on market street and in tourist areas of the city.
If Mexico is the same as Africa perhaps you really need a 2 week tour of New Orleans on foot to see that not everything in the USA is perfect, and poverty is poverty no matter what country you live in.
Once Echeverría became president, he embarked on a far-reaching program of populist political and economic reform, nationalizing the mining and electrical industries, redistributing private land in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora to peasants, opposing American "expansionism," supporting the leftist Chilean leader Salvador Allende, condemning Zionism, allowing the Palestine Liberation Organization to open an office in the capital, and imposing limits on foreign investment, and extending Mexico's patrimonial waters to 200 miles (370 km).