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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 06:25 PM

11. Probably until the next world war.

We've racked up enough resentment across the planet that the next one will likely be fought here. What is left over after it ends will be carved up into administrative areas, very possibly under foreign control, and those will eventually morph into separate countries as foreign states lose their appetite for empire.

That's one scenario, at any rate.

Another would happen a little more peacefully if a global financial collapse causes the complete abandonment of the infrastructure needed to keep us connected--everything from electricity to highway bridges. That would also force areas to become self governing in order to preserve what they had left.

Similar events of both these scenarios have happened before.

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