Stuart Taylor (Little Upsilon)
| Friday, August 8, 2008 - 05:01 pm |
...but in 30 years time, the americans will be nothing. There is no way that even a country of that size, can afford to keep a large 'empire' in existance. Every large empire that has ever existed has eventually fallen, and the root cause is almost always somthing to do with finances. The British empire is a classic example. Do you really think we wanted to get rid of all that terratory we owned? A third of the world? No - of course not. We had to get rid of it because after WW2, we couldn't afford it. The Roman Empire went down the pan because it got too big for its own good and couldn't afford to fight a war when needed. The same applies to the ottoman empire, and in a degree to the Russian empire. Mark my words - the same will happen to the USA in time to come.