The decline of the American empire .

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  1. Zebra

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    [video]http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/empire/2011/12/2011122285418789367.html[/video]

    As the world is undergoing a profound transformation, what role will the US play in a post-American century?
    Empire Last Modified: 27 Dec 2011 16:43


    The US has the world's biggest economy, the most influential culture, and the most potent military machine, with a budget that equals that of all other nations combined. It is the only power with a global project defended and supported by more aircraft carriers, Fortune 500 companies, and more successful media-tainment conglomerates than any other.

    But the last decade has been problematic for the world's only superpower.

    America's post-Cold War optimism has given way to pessimism, forecasting a declining power and more crucially, the end of "the American era".

    The rise of new regional and global powers, coupled with Washington's recent war fiascos and financial crisis have worsened the outlook for the future of the US.

    Countless books have been written prophesying the end with titles like: Suicide of a Superpower; The Empire Has No Clothes; Taming American Power; Nemesis: the Last Days of the American Republic; Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire; and Selling out A Superpower.

    So, is all this talk of the US decline premature? And if not, what role will the US play in a post-US century?

    Empire finds out.

    Read more in the transcript.

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  3. Bhartiya

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    An empire that sucked other's blood to make itself fat, but then all these so called empires are like that aren't they?
     
  4. Damian

    Damian Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    One hint, there is no such thing as American Empire... mass media journalists are morons, especially when it comes to politics etc... or other things that they are not capable to comprehend.

    On the other hand censoredcensoredcensoredcensored that, censoredcensoredcensoredcensored democracy, I want to have emperor that I can worship as a great leader of western civilisation and who will order to kill all these democtratic censoredcensoredcensoredcensoreders that censoredcensoredcensoredcensoreded up our economy's. :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Arabs want America to decline so the Caliphate can arise.
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    This is not the work of the Arabs, this is the work of some jealous British jingos like Neil Ferguson. For a long while i pondered on why he would say that when USA is still the strongest nation and frankly what empire does USA have? If it is an empire it is one of the least successful ones which never occupied nations like Britian did for 100yrs. In one interview in India it occurred to me when i was seeing him that he is a British imperialist and he just wants to put forth the idea that Britian was the most powerful empire in the world and USA should in no way shadow the idea the Britian was the biggest empire and not take that credit away from his Jingoistic wet dreams.

    Its guys like this that put the idea out in the first place. Look at 5:00 of the video, the question is funny after he spoke against empire all that while.
     
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    Good point, US is not successfull empire because US is not empire...
     
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