Ever since man has stabilized and has started to build Empires, Nations, Alliances, and Democracies, the world has been at war. As said by John F. Kennedy, serving as President of the United States of America from 1960-1963,:
"A Man May Die, Nations May Rise and Fall, But an Idea Lives on."
An average Empire, (70% of the time a rebellionist group that revolted from a larger, more critical mothercountry), lasts about eighty to six-hundred years. For Example, the Roman Empire lasted from around 300 B.C. to (around) 300 A.D. Six-hundred years.
America, ever since 1776, has been it's own, independent country. We have created many world-changing vehicles, equipment, technology, and transportation. We have defined the words Peace, Celebrate and Happy, and have defined the words Slaughter, Kill, and Annihilate.For the past 300 years, America has been a growing country, and an impressive one at that.
The problem is, when will we fall from the list of Superpowers of the World? Five months? Five years? Five-hundred years? No one knows for sure, but all we know is this: Not If, but when.
If say, in 2020 Russia gained an economic advantage over the United States and the rest of the UN, and rebuilt their "Glorious Motherland" into a well built, economically rish country, with a military rivaling the World's on it's own.
They invade and totally destroy the United States. Within, say, five years, rebellions would start across the world from mass-starvation. Millions are killed, and the Russians control the world.
But then, the world's people revolt in one mass-attack and overrun Russia. America is still gone, but, of course, the ideas the Great Founding Fathers thought of still Live On.
If, say, in 2015, China invades and destroys America. I'm saying it in 2015 instead of 2020 because China has a military advantage over Russia (Russia has been falling apart these past years). Rebellions rise up but are quickly cut down with mass-execution. Two billion people are dead.
If America fell, the world would be at a disadvantage. A perfect example is The Roman Empire. It grew so large it fell apart because it could not sustain itself with just one man. Those men were power-hungry and would kill for controlling the world.
America falling from the list of nations in the world would obviously shock the world, but 76% of the people knowing that would be happy. Why? Because they think we are greedy bastards.
The French, for example, have been jealous of us and the British since WWII, which ended in 1945. Why?
The Nazis invaded France in 1940 and we helped take it back. They were jealous, and therefore angry, at us. They couldn't fight the Nazis off because they came with lighting force.
Anyway, countries like France may never make the Superpowers List, but who knows. By tomorrow, New Zealand would have released a biological chemical that could kill millions of people in an instant.
The Point is, In the stories, Good Guys always win, to make the reader/watcher feel better. But in reality, the Bad Guys could win and even endanger our species. America has protected and played part in most events in history, and have stood side-by-side with their allies to the bitter end against the Evil Masterminds plotting against them.
I conclude my story.