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Even Discovery Channel is admitting America might no longer be the world's superpower

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posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 06:23 PM

In the early 21st century, Americans wondered if their country was in free fall while other nations grew -- politically, culturally and militarily. By 2050, they may not have to wonder. Halfway through the century, the economies of China and India will likely continue to outpace the United States, and the Gulf States and European Union -- notwithstanding its financial crises -- will be forces to be reckoned with, both economically and diplomatically. And what of the United States? Well, read on.

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posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 06:27 PM
With Discovery channel even admitting America is declining I wonder how much more mainstream media will it take before it convinces the general population that America Superpower status is on it's heyday. Everytime I told my dad America is losing it's superpower status he simply said it's not gonna happen. Even CBS reported in 2010

A soft landing for America 40 years from now?? Don't bet on it.? The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines.? If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realistic assessment of domestic and global trends suggests that in 2025, just 15 years from now, it could all be over except for the shouting. Despite the aura of omnipotence most empires project, a look at their history should remind us that they are fragile organisms. So delicate is their ecology of power that, when things start to go truly bad, empires regularly unravel with unholy speed: just a year for Portugal, two years for the Soviet Union, eight years for France, 11 years for the Ottomans, 17 years for Great Britain, and, in all likelihood, 22 years for the United States, counting from the crucial year 2003. Future historians are likely to identify the Bush administration's rash invasion of Iraq in that year as the start of America's downfall. However, instead of the bloodshed that marked the end of so many past empires, with cities burning and civilians slaughtered, this twenty-first century imperial collapse could come relatively quietly through the invisible tendrils of economic collapse or cyberwarfare.

posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 06:27 PM
A speculation peace about the future in the section of Discovery titled U.S History...

And you say this like Discovery (and Matt Lake) is some kind of authority on anything and not simply the mouthpiece of pop-science writers and supposition.

This is a giant "What If" story and should be treated as such.
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posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 11:07 AM
There is only two things left that make the U.S a superpower .
One our military is still 5 times as large as the next country . and much more advanced.
two we still hold the world hostage with the American doller being the worlds base trade currancy .
With our deficit so high cuts to the military have alreday begone and in ten years our equmint will be falling apart just like it was before ww2 .
and as for our money well taht could be worthless tommrow and is quickly louseing its value around the world as more and more countrys relize the U.S can not back its currancy .

posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 11:51 AM
reply to post by midnightstar

The US is 2nd after China when it comes to active military. If you count the reserves and paramilitary too they are way down.

China has also stolen just about everything the US had in technology advantage. In addition the pentagon is so bogged down in red tape that they haven't even managed to get the new fighters out the door.

I wouldn't count on you being the strongest any more. _number_of_military_and_paramilitary_personnel

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