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The rest of the cities that have lost major parts of their population have seen their flagship industries, which include coal, steel, oil, and auto-related manufacturing, fall off or completely collapse. America moved away from its status as an industrial superpower in the second half of the 20th century as the services sector rose to replace it. Millions of U.S. manufacturing jobs have moved overseas. Cities such as Rochester, Cleveland and Buffalo declined in population because they were trade hubs, and new modes of transportation removed their geographical dominance.
Originally posted by archasama
And in the end no one will remain in America because it will run out of jobs. Americans will go to China and India and there people won't like American immigrants and they shall build walls. And you shall feel like Mexicans now!
In North America only Rednecks and Natives will remain.
Originally posted by Swordbeast
Interesting, and unsettling. Where are all those people moving to? I mean, they have to go somewhere, don't they? What are the current boom-cities? What is booming? Are those the so-called "Government Jobs"?
And what I'd further like to know... is the infrastructure in those cities, that are being "depopulated" still being maintained, or is it in decay, as maintenance companies move elsewhere too?