Make a guess on how long until your country falls apart

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10 May 2019, 8:38 pm

I'm going to guess 35 years in 2044. For the USA.


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11 May 2019, 6:09 am

Could very well be in my lifetime... either we go down with the EU or at least with most of the countries in it, or we leave EU and it causes a chain reaction that brings us down. Or Russia invades, but out of the three I'd say it's the least likely possibility.



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11 May 2019, 7:49 am

The UK is already finished.


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11 May 2019, 7:55 am

133 years, 4 months, and 12.725 days.



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12 May 2019, 3:44 am

I heard somewhere that climate change will wipe out humanity in 12 years. :mrgreen:

JohnPowell wrote:
The UK is already finished.


It's in pretty bad shape.
What did you do?

Never thought I would see the day that there is so much chaos in Great Britain.
May I suggest we change the name to: "Not so Great Britain"?
Too soon? 8O


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12 May 2019, 4:29 am

The UK? Hopefully in 10 years or so.



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12 May 2019, 7:37 am

They've been saying that climate change tripe for years.


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12 May 2019, 8:20 am

country: decades, at least. I'm not worried about the country I live in. Nothern Central Europe seems stable.
However, the EU .... not so sure. Mainly because I think that the Euro is very problematic.
Maybe there'll be a Euro-north and everyone else goes back to drachma, lira or pesos. I'm not sure if that would break the EU, though.
and while some countries want outl like the UK and I think Hungary and some others, yet others want in. so... don't know. I think it'll rather turn into an ineffective mess than actually fall apart.

Also: I don't think the UK is finished. It just needs some rethinking of how neoliberal it wants to be. Maybe the scots and the welsh and the northern Irish will band together and invade england.


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12 May 2019, 8:24 am

I think once the welfare states collapse authoritarian regimes will take over the western world.



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12 May 2019, 8:25 am

What is the main issue between the UK and EU?


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12 May 2019, 9:55 am

Tim_Tex wrote:
What is the main issue between the UK and EU?


There is no one simple answer on this. Different people will give you different answers, some will then disagree with each other over the answers claiming they are based on false information and misunderstands and then others will claim the same the other way.

Good luck with your question.



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12 May 2019, 10:17 am

Arganger wrote:
I'm going to guess 35 years in 2044. For the USA.


Really? That long? :roll:

Of course, they'll probably have annexed Canada in that time. If that ever happens...well, I'll be around 80 in 35 years and probably too old to care. But if it happens in only a few years, I'll be kind of slightly annoyed.



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12 May 2019, 10:51 am

Societies are constantly coming apart and coming back together - simultaneously. The trick is making sure that the coming apart isn't so exceeded by the coming together that the whole thing flies apart. I think also as real risks of us coming apart keep presenting themselves people will be less on autopilot, especially with as much information as there is out there on the internet, and more concerned with that - of itself - as an existential threat. We're starting to see prescriptions on what can be done for that, Andrew Yang is a great example.

The thing I'm more concerned about perhaps are large-scale events, especially man-made meets natural disasters (like Fukushima for instance) or terrorist activities by increasingly small and radical groups of activists that could have profound consequences in their damage and potential to polarize the populace. My concern with those things is that they're not predictable, the metadata of the event and whose politics it hits how will have a lot to do with how it gets digested, or worse - how fast government might panic and start clawing back individual liberties.

To resolve out properly this things need to stay liquid and I'm hoping if any potentially crystallizing events come up that there will still be enough social and intellectual liquidity in the system left to buffer it. If government decides to step in that drinks up a lot of said liquidity.


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12 May 2019, 12:01 pm

My country will fall apart the moment the original poster stops beating her spouse! :lol:



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12 May 2019, 3:28 pm

For the U. S., any day now!

Remember T.S. Eliot’s ending to his poem The Hollow Men:

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This is the way the world shall end:
Not with a bang but a whimper.


(although I’d rather see it end as described in the Dies irae section of the ancient Latin mass for the dead.)


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