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Originally posted by caterpillage
Best guess I would take a stand on is that Novembers presidential election shall be our last. Regardless of who gets in. Well though if its Ron Paul then he might help slow the decay some, but either of the other two are too locked into the system, it will trash out in the next term.
Don't be ridiculous. The U.S. has decades left at worst. Sure, the U.S. is not going to be the uncontested powerhouse it was from 1950-2000 (what thing happened in 2000....) - China, Germany and India (and maybe Russia again) will rise, but the U.S. debt issue is overblown. The U.S. still has somewhat healthy GDP to debt ratio, and has the ability to pay the debt back if it focused on exports and manufacturing again.
I think whats left of the USA will be split between several different new nations, mostly based on red and blue boundaries but eventually the Blue nations will dominate the red nations.
Originally posted by LDragonFire
reply to post by hawkiye
I think there will be multiple blue nations and multiple red nations, I see Texas doing ok, they might exspand into Mexico, as for welfare states:
RedStates Are Welfare Queens
I think the more northern states will dominate because the same reasons they dominated in the civil war.
Edit to add= larger populations, more rail lines, roads and industry.
edit on 15-6-2012 by LDragonFire because: (no reason given)edit on 15-6-2012 by LDragonFire because: (no reason given)