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the decline of roman empire meme? …//The End of Empire

October 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

This is a hard prediction about something we can’t easily predict nuch of anything. Maybe this is right. But the US has a monumental military machine which isn’t going away: to predict decline is the same old ‘fall of the Roman Empire’ meme that is not a correct analog. And a new empire by China is going to be even worse, with Russia, India, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa being most unpromising exemplars of new future…The problem with this prediction is that short term dislocation could shock the US into reform or a new futures….how about socialism?

Short of a sudden and widespread popular revolt, which does not seem likely, the death spiral appears unstoppable, meaning the United States as we know it will no longer exist within a decade or, at most, two. The global vacuum we leave behind will be filled by China, already establishing itself as an economic and military juggernaut, or perhaps there will be a multipolar world carved up among Russia, China, India, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and a few other states.

Source: The End of Empire

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