posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:29 AM
reply to post by woodwardjnr
Very interesting topic. I would need to do a hell of a lot more research into the exact amount of import and export the US is involved in, what is
essential etc from other countries to be able to really make a sound judgement on this.
Simplistically though, I don't think "support" was the right word in your opening statement. It's not American support it is simply trade. On to the
crux of the topic, the US has energy resources so should be able to sustain itself for a time, but being one of the biggest consumers of "oil" that
would dry up very quickly. Without some alternative form of power I don't think things would actually be viable beyond say 100 years? Again I don't
know the exact figures and how much oil is left, specifically within US borders.
Are there any products other than oil which the US absolutely "needs" from other countries, I don't think so.. again way way more research is
required, but from my limited understanding the US has the correct climates and land mass to sustain arable farming, animal farming etc.. and already
It would for sure create far more employment and would potentially resolve the internal economy as products which are currently outsourced and bought
on the cheap from China would have to be made internally. Globally speaking though, how would international debt be handled?
Are you talking about a completely blanket shut off from anything external here?
Fascinating subject by the way, i'm really looking forward to seeing this topic expanded upon.
edit on 26-1-2011 by torqpoc because: corrected spelling and grammar