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The American Empire Is on the verge of collapse. If so will we see a new empire emerge after its collapse?

In light of the global debt crisis will empires as we know them become obsolete?

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    Jun 14 2011: eh, that collapsing sound you hear is just the federal government eating itself. When they get full or sicker, they'll stop. The states can run without it. Heck, we'll run with just county governance if need be. Many of us would like it that way anyway.

    The new empire is already the fourth largest form of democracy, facebook.com. The word "empire" will let you down though. As empires of the future will only last years instead of centuries. Although I suspect the word "empire" goes away entirely in this context. Just my humble opinion. I'm not much of a debater.

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