If the U.S. collapsed, would the rest of the world follow?

  • If the USA collapses, the World economy is really likely to collapse too.

    If the USA collapses, the World economy is really likely to collapse too.

    Indeed, almost half of the American debt is owned by the second and third World power: Japan and China. If the USA collapses, this huge amount of money will no more be paid back to Japan and China, which would fall into an economic chaos.

    That would make the three most powerful countries in the World collapsing. They represent half of the World GDP (35,000 billion dollars out of 77,000 billion dollars).

    This would result in a global collapse of the economic system.

  • Y e s

    With the government falling there would be no more jobs for people. And with no more jobs there would be no more money. With no money they wouldn'tb be able to buy food or make food in the factory.Then we would starve to death and the economy would fall .

  • If the government fell

    Half of the world would be come poor or lose there jobs and we would have to survive by stealing food if there is no money. There would be no police because no one would pay taxes. We would be able to do what we want there will be a lot of violent.

  • Yes, it would

    The U.S. has many resources that other countries need. If the U.S. fell, the world wouldn't have the resources that only the U.S. has. In addition, since the U.S. is involved in so many foreign problems. When the U.S falls, the troops around the world won't get the supplies they need.

  • Yes they will

    Yes , the US is too involved in the whole world to not change anything when it collapses .. There's a diference between a country and an Empire .. And the US is certainly an Empire if u look at it in some way .. China heavily relies on the US buying $ 400+ Billion of products from China .That way the Chinese would fall because of their Economy unable to grow further because of other types of influential financial problems when the US falls...

  • Yes, in a way

    Yes, in some way the world would. First of all, America has so many troops stationed in so many countries, and do u know why they are there? To stop countries in which would like to do harm to them. For example, North Korea would love to take back South Korea but they can't cause of US troops. But that is just one of the many examples out there. Plus there is trade, after America stopped trading with Russia, there economy started collapsing. I think for year a world war would break out, many economy's would fall and along that, many government. Countries like France, UK, Germany, China, and Spain and probably a bit more would grow even more powerful as for smaller countries like in the middle east, in Africa, and even some in Asia and Europe would fall. We would see a massive switch in the global scheme of thing and in power, we could see new, fresh countries rise out of the ashes of old counties and build something the compete with the world powers, the possibilities could be endless for what really could happen, NATO would fall apart, and the UN could even fall apart, there is really no telling what could really happen though

  • Unparalleled Economic and Political Influence

    The majority of the people here have no idea what there talking about so here's the real impact of as collapse of the US. First, 60 trillion dollars would suddenly disappear. (40 trillion in US stocks, assets and other securities and 20 trillion in Treasury bonds, notes and debts.) Not only the loss of the worlds largest economy would cause the worst economic downturn in history, but the collaspe of the worlds most invested in and dominant prime credit (the AA+ value United States dollar) would cause economic collapse within a week. Latin America would be the first to go, followed by the Commonwealth, Far East Asia, The Middle East, Russia, India, China, Europe, than finally Africa. Lichtenstein and New Zealand would probably be the only countries that survive the economic devastation. And with a devastated economy and the lack of a global military superpower, the world would probably regress into a state of war and anarchy. It would take at least a century for a new global order to rebuild itself, well, if the nukes don't start flying at least.

  • US main superpower

    The Unied States is the largest and main superpower in the world. It holds up most of the economy and keeps terrorists and communists like North Korea and ISIS from terrorizing the rest of the world. If the US fell it would most likely lead to a second Great Depression and communists like North Korea, Vietnam, ISIS would rise to power to annex most of the surrounding nations. This could also lead to world war 3 a war to take the world without help from the USA. With the nuclear bomb in hands of others and the US gone it could end governments communism will rise and all the world will drop down in destruction

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  • The U.S. Is the most influential nation in the 21st century.

    Let's say the U.S. just goes to hell and implodes. We would see mass unrest across the country, famine in already drought affected regions in the west and probably large scale Balkanization. The effects of this on the world would be catastrophic. First off, the U.S. dollar is used by 26 countries and 6 territories(all in the Caribbean). If the U.S. economy were to collapse these nations would be the first to feel it. Secondly, the U.S. gave over 40 billion dollars in foreign aid last year, largley to third world nations in Africa and Asia. This would lead to a massive domino effect in Asia in Africa which would include large scale famine, war, communal violence, genocide, and disease. In fact Asia and Africa would probably suffer the most. Economies across the world would feel the impact and there would be a second great depression. Russia would most likely initiate a war in Eastern Europe but I doubt they would get too far, they would probably annex Belarus, The Baltic states, Moldova, and most of Ukraine before the ultra liberal Western Europeans bothered to step in. The Arab states would attempt one final war with Israel before their economies stagnated too much or their oppressed societies burst into revolution. Asia would continue to be one massive geo-political shithole but with a little more famine and genocide than usual. Brazil and South Africa would become far more influential. Mexico would collapse or become a narco state, their society would be augmented by millions of Latino Americans which would flood over the border. All in all the world would revert to some anarchists dream for 20-30 years and then a new staus quo would be constructed. Human history is essentially a pattern of nations gaining strength, reaching their climax, then spiral into a massive mess and drag the world along with them. Those who beleive that the U.S. are no longer the superpower of the world are mistaken. The U.S. has the largest military, economy, they give the most foriegn aid, and trade more than other nation. Their power may be waning, but it is still by far more powerful than any other nation on the planet and (unless by some freak catastrophe) will stay that way for several decades.

  • No They Wouldn't

    If the United States collapsed, not much would happen. Believe it or not, the United States isn't the influential and dominating country it was a few years ago. It is a middle of the road country and if it fell, many countries would not be affected by it at all.

  • Not Everyone Would Collapse

    No, they would not fall because they are not America and in this question asks is the US collapsed, other countries are not America, so they would not fall. This is an accurate answer because I like being smart and have already supported my following evidence with the previous evidence.

  • We Won't die

    If anything, the world will actually improve. With the splitting of the US into several hypothetical states, like California or Texas etc., it would allow for the economy to diversify, and for a more representitive spread of nations to appear allowing for cultural identity to flourish. Because of this, the markets should boost back after an initial fall, and in the long term, an american superpower may come to be seen as a bad thing. Need I remind you, this has happened before, in a similar scenario with the USSR. While there was an initial fall in the markets, and many a disenfranchised person, the nations could band together and (mostly) improve under a system of self governance (ignore Kazakhstan). I think it would be a similar scenario for the USA (Ignore Alaska).

  • The usa would not bring the world down

    Because the usa is only one western civilization nation . The land would be clamed by canada to the north and Mexico to the south . Plus the white people of amdrica would go to canada and the other races would die off .If western civilization collapsed the world would collaspe

  • World would be better without america

    The world would be better without America because it would slow down global warming by hundreds of thousands nearly millions of year. SO IF AMERICA COLLAPSED that would be doing us a favour. Also if America did collapse then countries that relied on you would then rely on The British Empire.

  • World would be better without america

    The world would be better without America because it would slow down global warming by hundreds of thousands nearly millions of year. SO IF AMERICA COLLAPSED that would be doing us a favour. Also if America did collapse then countries that relied on you would then rely on The British Empire.

  • No it wouldn't

    No because the whole world does not depend on the U.S in fact I don't think any country would collapse but rather create conflict among countries to claim the land and the U.S population would definitely decrease as their would be no forces to control the international and and internal problems the post collapsed U.S would have.

  • U.S. Population 309 million, rest of world 7.3 billion

    The 96% won't follow the crash of the 4%. If the U.S. suddenly collapsed, mass migration of former U.S citizens to more promising lands might follow. States would secede to form their own governments, like Alaska and Texas. China might suffer economically but Russia might rise. Mexico may advance if the southwestern states don't retain their territories.

  • We aren't the driving force we once were

    The US isn't as much of a superpower as it was- China seems to be taking that spot. Poorer countries who depend of the US for aid or imports would be affected, but I doubt countries like Britain, Japan, Spain, etc. Would collapse. If you had asked that question 50 years ago, the answer might have been different.

  • It would be very arrogant of the US to believe this to be true.

    The rest of the world does not rely on the US in order to function. We would get along just fine without the support of the US. There would be problems of course as many things do come from the US, but it would not be that difficult to make the changes, we do produce most of our own food and goods, we don't import it all from the US.

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