Wow, SpacePony, that sounds shockingly similar to what white supremacy groups put out.
Yes, it does.. scary but just becase people who are full of hate think it does not mean that it is not correct (or possable). as i said, just a thoght on one way a nation like China could take over the world without firing a shot.
and as far as underestimating "other cultures" pride, take into account what I mentioned about most of those within the culture having a connection to the other culture as well(in this example China) with it being a third culture taking up the rivalry. so lets say that culture #1 has about 20% of the people in the world identify with it and culture # 2 has 20% of the people identify with it and culture #3 has 30% of the people identify with it but in cultures # 2 & 3 25% of each of their cultures also identify with culture#1 then the first culture is more likly to have an edge over the others in obtaining public support.
The USA is in a stage like the last century of the Romans.
In the last centry of the Roman Empire it had already been split into two seperate empires (Eastern & Western) with the western having been distroyed and pillaged more then once. I do not see The United States anywhere near that. In fact I dispute the claim that we are even in a decline at all. Saying that America is indecline cause we are not at the same pinical we were at say 20 years ago is like saying that the stockmarket is in a crash cause it is down 2% from yesterday. forgeting to mention that it is up 50,000% from 60 years ago. You can only really see if it is in decline now by looking at data in the future, in 50 years we will be able to look and say, yes it was or no it was not.
Remember people thought that The United States was done for and doomed for the ash heap many times before 1861, 1930, 1968, 1979, anyway you know what I mean right?
arrgg... a pox on you!!! I hate it when people present facts that do not fit my narrow interpritation of truth!!!!
(thanks for the factual info but now I need to go find another myth to use in its place)