Destroyer25;5172319Its just pure nonsense, yes anything is possible, some things are more possible than other things. And the chances of the US being completely destroyed are very very slim. This should be moved to the Spam Forum.
You're american right? Point taken. Also, I didn't say that there were a chance the US would be destroyed, I said what if something really unexpected happened?... Of course, when something unexpected happens some things just bite you in the arse a hole lot harder. The US would remain or might remain for a time being, but there might be a time that it won't call itself the US anymore because of internal threats yadda yadda nothing lasts forever :lookaround:
No doubt people said the same of Rome or the Caliphate or the other Empires and unions of their day. With the advent of WMDs it's unlikely that any country will be destroyed outright; Russia existed during the Soviet era and it exists today; but specific styles and borders of governments do seem to be quite transient.[QUOTE]
Exactly. [QUOTE]If history tells us anything it is that all large systems contain within their creation the seeds that will cause their eventual destruction - social schisms that will eventually shake them apart. The USSR is not around today; and at the peak of its influence it wielded power much greater than that of the current day United States. Perhaps in time the United States will not be around either, for all that America may be.
Well someone here deserves a +Rep point for doin research :)
Quite possible, but lets remember the USSR has always been run by lunatics. They fell apart because they spent way too much on their military, obviously the US does too but not nearly as much as the SU was. The SU is also much bigger, and has a lot more people of different nationalities, cultures etc. These people were pretty unhappy under Soviet rule. The US isn't like that. They don't have a bunch of really pissed Georgians, Latvians, Estonians, Etc that want indepedance. Edit: Lol shit I fail, the US has a Georgia too. :lulz:
Whiteshield;5172654You're american right?
No, I'm Canadian. The fact is the US will not likely be attacked by another country ever. At the momment no country on earth could stand a chance, maybe in 50 years, but not now. Why do you ask such foolish questions? "Zomg wut if every1 on earth atacks the US!?!?" Please :cort: Thats obviously not going to happen, do you lack the common sense to figure out that its probably not going to happen. :cort:
Quite possible, but lets remember the USSR has always been run by lunatics. They fell apart because they spent way too much on their military, obviously the US does too but not nearly as much as the SU was. The SU is also much bigger, and has a lot more people of different nationalities, cultures etc. These people were pretty unhappy under Soviet rule. The US isn't like that. They don't have a bunch of really pissed Georgians, Latvians, Estonians, Etc that want indepedance.
The US and nato spent just as much on their military complex, if not more than the USSR and warsaw pact. The main difference lay in the fact that the US had an economy which was able to support its military spendings. The soviets didn't and they ran themselves down in an effort to keep up with the US.
The fact that these new nations are often vary of the Russians is something slightly different. Most rebellions inside the border were put down pretty quickly before.
To be honest, the current geopolitical situation is such, that no superpower, be it the US, the EU, Russia, China and most Likely India, can't capture any of the others.
While various smaller nations are pretty much conquerable in a few days if not weeks, these superpowers can fend off attacks that are led against them by others.
The US is most likely the worst off it comes to deploying to other nations amongst the superpowers. While they most likely have the largest and strongest navy, the amount of satellites in the air means that they can't just move their carriers somewhere uncontested. And there's no way they can deploy their troops in such a way to be a real danger to anyone large enough.
Likewise no one can really attack them with troops, though the lower population density of the US, would make conquering it easier than russia or the EU.
Also you have to remember that the soviets were the most stable power behind the red curtain. If the satellites didn't crumble (which was a process that began long before 89), the soviets would have most likely continued onwards.