What would the world be like without the US? 119 replies

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lilbond

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#1 12 years ago

Imagine that the US suddenly just disappeared. What do you think would happen to the world, now that the world's biggest superpower is gone, along with 25% of the United Nation's budget?

I think that nukes would soon start flying, now that the US isn't there to try to prevent countries from developing and deploying nuclear weapons. If you doubt this would happen, think of this: if the world doesn't have one country that is so powerful that it could prevent/discourage another country from invading other nations, then unless the world somehow settles their differences and starts working together, it is unlikely that the world will turn into anything but chaos.

What do you think would happen?




Zab

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#2 12 years ago

The border problem would be fixed.




UNDIESRULES

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#3 12 years ago

It would be thinner and less full of consumer rubbish.




CKY2K

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#4 12 years ago

Im pretty sure if we dissapeared now there would be a 3rd World War. I think most european country's are evenly matched and the middle east would start pumping out terrorists at a much faster rate. WMD's would join everyones arsenal and well I have no idea what North Koreas ambitions are for the future, but it's probably safe to say that with us around they are thinking a bit more carefully than just romping around as they please... And the 3rd world war thing I have no idea when something like that would end. It's all about who uses nukes first. Maybe Russia would dominate in that conflict.. Who knows. The world would be a very different place indeed...




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#5 12 years ago
UNDIESRULES;3360696It would be thinner and less full of consumer rubbish.

That's funny. So you Brits have forbid yourselves of anything materialistic? Anti-materialism just means you're under the poverty line.




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#6 12 years ago

The world would collapse into a deep depression. Access to the US economy can make or break a country. It's so big that downturns in the US economy effect the entire world. That's why we can use sanctions as a means to discourage countries from doing what we don't want them to do. Ex Cuba, Korea, Iran, Iraq.

Cuba's economy is so bad they've been using the same recycled cars for the last 50 years. That's the price you pay for pissing off the countries with the big economies.




lilbond

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#7 12 years ago

A sanction by the US is pretty much a death sentence (usually) for that country.




Karst

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#8 12 years ago

The question is reduntant, it's impossible to speculate about because a country can't simply "disappear".




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#9 12 years ago

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Rich19

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#10 12 years ago

lilbond;3360674Imagine that the US suddenly just disappeared. What do you think would happen to the world, now that the world's biggest superpower is gone, along with 25% of the United Nation's budget?

I think that nukes would soon start flying, now that the US isn't there to try to prevent countries from developing and deploying nuclear weapons. If you doubt this would happen, think of this: if the world doesn't have one country that is so powerful that it could prevent/discourage another country from invading other nations, then unless the world somehow settles their differences and starts working together, it is unlikely that the world will turn into anything but chaos.

What do you think would happen?

Aside from the obvious problems of sea levels that accompany the disappearance of a major land mass, there would be a lot of differences in economy and consumer goods. Nukes would NOT start flying though. Most of the other nuclear capable countries, as well as some other European ones would fill the gap. I don't think the US is exactly preventing many countries from developing nukes either (N. Korea for example).

To be honest, I sort of agree with UNDIESRULES. Most companies have headquarters and major offices and stuff in the US. And there is no denying there are a lot of fat Americans.