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When will America die out?

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Now you might be thinking "What a radical and absurd question."

I'm serious though.

Everything is going to come to an end.

That's just life.

 

When do you think America will die out?

How would it collapse as a country?

Could it happen in this life time?

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I highly doubt it will happen in our lifetime, but its gotta happen sometime. Just look at the Roman Empire.

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I remember reading economic experts saying it will collapse within our life time.

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It doesn't have to happen but it will because people just won't wake up in time.

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... You're right. This is absolutely absurd and ridiculous. I don't DOUBT America could *someday* collapse in on itself, but I would doubt it happening during the lifetime of my generation. What makes this worse, though, is that you ask such a horribly negative and dark question (which makes you sound like an anti-American from a different country) and yet you don't even put what country you're FROM!

 

Seriously, dude... It may or may not happen, but I like to personally live in the now, and not worry about the distant future. If I asked this about any other country, I'd be labeled racist or whatever because I'm American. There's a huge double standard, but I'm calling out on it. Stop being so negative.

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For the record, Canada will probably last longer.

 

Go Canada!

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It could happen, but I would rather focus on what America is now. Only the future can hold the answer.

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Die out completely? No.

 

Be replaced by China/other as economical world leader? In our lifetime.

 

 

For the record, Canada will probably last longer.

 

Go Canada!

 

 

Of course we will

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I won't be sad if it dies out; I don't like this country (and yes, I'm an American. I would be out by now if immigration laws weren't so freakin' strict!)

 

But yeah, I doubt it will collapse anytime soon. It's possible for the future, but it will take awhile to get there. I think it's more likely for another country to have a larger economy.

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I don't think the pony who asked this question is anti-American, it's on a lot of ponies minds. I don't want to see the country collapse and maybe that's part of what this community is here for to bring back the love and compassion we once had for each other. Don't get me wrong we have a dark past also but let's face it once upon a time there wasn't a need for daycare centers or food banks we took care of the people within our community.

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I'm not sure, but it is questionable. Especially with all the bad things that happened in North American history.

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Well we are a young nation for one thing, so I think there's no need to worry about it in the immediate future. Japan, Egypt, China, these countries have existed for thousands of years. And even if Rome "fell" it's cultural influence still pervades to this day.

 

So I think it's less about us "dying out" as much as it is about us staying relevant. We live in an increasingly globalized world. Nations no longer regard one another as entirely different species like they have in the past. As a country that already embraces and accepts universal human rights, I think even if we cease to be as a political actor, our cultural identity will endure for quite some time.

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One thing that will definitely help us out is when these large companies finally realize that all this counterfeiting is killing them and realistically it is cheaper to bring the jobs back here and manufacturer products.

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One thing that will definitely help us out is when these large companies finally realize that all this counterfeiting is killing them and realistically it is cheaper to bring the jobs back here and manufacturer products.

 

While I don't think overseas employment is entirely bad, and really, it's up to them how they want to run their business. I do see your point. A growing unemployment population here makes for a good market of thousands of skilled employees.

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Ehh this topic again, or this type.

America is still a young strong country and is doing good, maybe the economy isn't exactly the best...

But it's not going to collapse in our life time, most likely not. No one can tell when it's going to let's just hope not anytime soon.

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Oh no I don't think over seas employment is bad, but when the country your having everything made in is counterfeiting all your goods and costing you millions of dollars it makes you wonder when they will wake up. I am a big business guy, we'll I should say I am a common sense business guy. I'll defend a big business or small business when they are right and point out when they screw up. I understand why they go over seas, business isn't an easy game and honestly anyone who complains about them making products somewhere else needs to look in the mirror. The consumer is what drives all this. If Tony's widget company makes all his product here and let's say acme widget company makes all there stuff over seas. If the consumer isn't willing to pay extra for American made and Tony's widget sales are in the toilet how long do people think he can hold out.

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For the record, Canada will probably last longer.

 

Go Canada!

That's actually probably somewhat accurate, not by much though.

 

Let's see according to my calculations it will occur between the release of Transformers 4 and Transformers 5. That's right Michael Bay movies will destroy America.

 

Okay back to dead serious, if I had to guess sometime in the next 30-50 years. Likely the Union will decline and several confederations and federations of various states will become their own country. Now one group may identify itself as "Americans" much like the Byzantines identified themselves as "Romans". Generally speaking a country ( with the same government/ regime ) lasts about 300 years max, it seems. So the US has had a good run I'd say.

 

If you think I'm being unrealistic, just look up the sections about "Signs of a failing State" in your old Chinese strategy manuals, and then compare with history ( especially the decline of Rome ).

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... You're right. This is absolutely absurd and ridiculous. I don't DOUBT America could *someday* collapse in on itself, but I would doubt it happening during the lifetime of my generation. What makes this worse, though, is that you ask such a horribly negative and dark question (which makes you sound like an anti-American from a different country) and yet you don't even put what country you're FROM!

 

Seriously, dude... It may or may not happen, but I like to personally live in the now, and not worry about the distant future. If I asked this about any other country, I'd be labeled racist or whatever because I'm American. There's a huge double standard, but I'm calling out on it. Stop being so negative.

All good things have to go eventually. It IS life. 

 

I mean, China has several powerful dynasties that collapsed, with each one collapsing and creating another. The United States can't last forever, but I hope that at the least it's purpose doesn't die out someplace else.

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For the record people, I love America.

I just wanted to get what people thought about the time America will end.

It's not meant to be a happy question, but it is certainly not an inappropriate question.

It's actually quite an important question if you think about it.

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Soon enough. Economic disparity combined with the current trend of "diversity over all" will no doubt sow the seeds of a weak foundation that will serve to collapse the USA as we now it. But it will not be the end of the world, everyone fends for them selves collapse that TV always portrays. It will happen slowly, you will notice people will work less and less, food will become more and more rare, housing will grow continuously smaller and darker, until there is no America anymore, just an endless waste of poverty.

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That's actually probably somewhat accurate, not by much though.

 

Let's see according to my calculations it will occur between the release of Transformers 4 and Transformers 5. That's right Michael Bay movies will destroy America.

 

Okay back to dead serious, if I had to guess sometime in the next 30-50 years. Likely the Union will decline and several confederations and federations of various states will become their own country. Now one group may identify itself as "Americans" much like the Byzantines identified themselves as "Romans". Generally speaking a country ( with the same government/ regime ) lasts about 300 years max, it seems. So the US has had a good run I'd say.

 

If you think I'm being unrealistic, just look up the sections about "Signs of a failing State" in your old Chinese strategy manuals, and then compare with history ( especially the decline of Rome ).

 

Why does everypony hate the Micheal Bay Transformers? I love them!

 

Anyway, I think Canada will be a very long lasting country simply by virtue of it being a "quiet" country. I don't mean that to be insulting! I'm merely pointing out that Canada doesn't have much in the way of big international incidences.

 

For it's size, Canada has a very poignant ability to whether both strife and peace.

Soon enough. Economic disparity combined with the current trend of "diversity over all" will no doubt sow the seeds of a weak foundation that will serve to collapse the USA as we now it. But it will not be the end of the world, everyone fends for them selves collapse that TV always portrays. It will happen slowly, you will notice people will work less and less, food will become more and more rare, housing will grow continuously smaller and darker, until there is no America anymore, just an endless waste of poverty.

 

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Why does everypony hate the Micheal Bay Transformers? I love them!

 

Anyway, I think Canada will be a very long lasting country simply by virtue of it being a "quiet" country. I don't mean that to be insulting! I'm merely pointing out that Canada doesn't have much in the way of big international incidences.

 

For it's size, Canada has a very poignant ability to whether both strife and peace.

 

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Here help yourself to one of these.

Nah mate, the US would just invade Canada for resources.

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I could see America's government's corruption poisoning itself to weakness and finally collapse sometime with the next fifty years...

 

... but that is worst-case scenario. I would guess more like 125-150 years.

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For the record people, I love America.

I just wanted to get what people thought about the time America will end.

It's not meant to be a happy question, but it is certainly not an inappropriate question.

It's actually quite an important question if you think about it.

 

Well I think it depends on what you define your country as. Is it just an economic/military/political entity? Is it the borders you draw on a map? Or is it the spirit and ideals you carry in your heart, no matter where you go or from where you come?

 

"It's not the keel, or the sails, or the deck now that's what a ship needs what a ship is . . . .what the United States is . . . is freedom."

 

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Well we are a young nation for one thing, so I think there's no need to worry about it in the immediate future. Japan, Egypt, China, these countries have existed for thousands of years. And even if Rome "fell" it's cultural influence still pervades to this day.

 

So I think it's less about us "dying out" as much as it is about us staying relevant. We live in an increasingly globalized world. Nations no longer regard one another as entirely different species like they have in the past. As a country that already embraces and accepts universal human rights, I think even if we cease to be as a political actor, our cultural identity will endure for quite some time.

Just to point out; the government and regimes of those "countries" you have mentioned have changed greatly, roughly at about the 300 year mark. In our context, if America had a war among itself resulting in a President that drafted a new constitution and governed for 30 years before selecting a successor, I would not call that America as founded in 1776. Thus a different country, although "America" it would still be called. Same situation with Japan (power going back and forth between different Emperors and Shogun ) , China ( Dynasties galore ), Egypt ( Dynasties, Sultans, and plenty others ), and countless others throughout time, and let's not talk about how many times the government was overhauled in France during the 1800's.

 

I'm not insulting any country, just pointing out that when one speaks of nations throughout time, you are not necessarily talking about the same country; Example: Which Egypt? Old Kingdom, New Kingdom, Ptolemy dynasty, Ottoman Egypt, or it's current Modern Day form? And even that is a very short list for a single country, especially in the case of Egypt.

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