How Is America Going To End?

The following is from the online journal Slate: If and when America is going to expire, you can rest assure there will be a multitude of theories explaining it.  Just take the the case of Alexander Demandt, the German historian who set out in the 1980s to collect every theory ever given for why Rome fell. The final tally: 210

Of course, the fall of America probably won't come to pass for any
single, isolated reason. A nation as powerful, cohesive, and enduring
as the United States won't go down easy—the death of the United States
will be the consequence of a bunch of different stressors converging at
once. What are those stressors going to be? Will America go down as
part of a worldwide collapse, or will we perish as the rest of the
globe flourishes? You can take a stab at answering all those questions
with Slate's  "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" tool. It's a fascinating exploration in the complexity of our lives…

My result after taking the "test"?: I'm a humanitarian internationalist. I'm convinced mankind will terminate America—but at least we won't off ourselves in the process.

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