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  • Yes she is.

    My country America is dying like the Roman Empire, and for the same reasons too. Policing the world, internal corruption, combining religion with government, not taking care of ourselves first. These are the same reasons that the Roman Empire died. When you try to own the world, the world will own you right back. Each nation must take care of themselves first and not try to police the world.

  • China is growing

    China is very quickly growing in the stage of the world. Whereas, America is losing its power steadily in terms of financial, entertainment and so on. Although I'm not a Chinese, it is hard to ignore the ongoing growth of China's power. In the history of World, the most powerful contry like Roman could not continue keeping the position forever. Always there were growth and decline.

  • As I see it..

    I think America is clearly on decline given that popular culture is continually sinking to new lows in film, theater, music, and entertainment in general and the new fixation with social networking. American education consist of a bloated, bureaucratic monopoly of devolving standards as serves as little more than a public funded daycare system and higher education is becoming increasingly more about indoctrination in radical left wing politics than intellectual pursuits. The man on the street segments show this time and again. The individual has ceased to be the ultimate economic and political unit...More and more constitutional rights are eroding to the point where most people defend the secretive efforts of the NSA's...The unfunded liabilities of the welfare state are at around $100 trillion and no one is willing to reverse the trend of people living in perpetual poverty at the expense of the taxpayer...The entrepreneurial spirit is dying in favor of this entitlement to do less work with less education and little or no skill but higher sums of money..The hard work ethic is dead...The scientific community is increasingly consensus driven and relies upon state funding and politically convenient findings...Morality has fallen victim to relativism...Our monetary system under the federal reserve inflates economic bubbles and perpetuates the boom and bust cycle while the fractional reserve system creates money (value) out of debt and never enough supply to repay interest...And Americans involuntarily are forced to fund foreign governments and institutions around the world despite record debt levels...America is politically unwilling to stop massive amounts of illegal immigration sort of like Rome was unable to prevent the barbarian invasions. I think it is wishful thinking or delusion to deny it.

  • It's obvious. Anybody who disagrees needs to wake up.

    The decline of the "Holy" Roman Empire is remarkably similar to the decline of the United States.
    - needlessly at war with other countries
    - political scene = vast money pit
    - foreign investment taking deep roots
    - vast amounts of income overseas
    - polarization between classes
    - death of the middle class
    - loan/repayment system stopped working

    Not even getting into the similarities culturally, I mean, many Romans died fat and rich, their armies filled with mercenaries and foreigners fighting in their place for less money. Football stadiums look eerily familiar to a certain Roman landmark...
    - violent entertainment
    - spiritual decline
    - decline in wholesome families
    - pleasure seeking takes priority
    - lawsuits and revenge
    - a mixed up stew-pot population
    - an unhealthy celebrity culture
    - public humiliation in entertainment

    Also: misplaced super-patriotism and inflated self-importance ran rampant in Rome, as it does in America, a very important note.

    It's all a terrifying puzzle that adds up to two very similar histories. And we all know what history does over and over again.

  • What america was, and is will die. The lower case a is on purpose.

    As information travels faster and faster the cloak and dagger tactics of the rich or powerful are being uncovered the old way is less and less effective in its effort to rule and keep its citizens away from the table so to speak. America was founded under the guise of religious freedom. This is not true despite how great history books would have you believe our founding fathers were. They actually tortured and killed most that were not protestant or practicing baptist (these two fit under christian at that time).

    America was actually founded to perpetuate whatever ideas the original colonist thought were "right." This is as true today... As it was then, and without the curtain, politics, religion, and special interest group are finding harder and harder to press their influence forward within the confines of America.

    So America as it was and as it is... Is dying as the influence shifts and the new people first movement rolls in do to the expanding nature of instant information exchange.

    That is my opinion anyways I could be wrong, I honestly hope there is a day when I can say to the contrary.

  • America WILL fall like the Roman Empire and we can clearly see its signs.

    > When Hollywood actors and professional athletes are paid dozens of millions a year while doctors, teachers, scientists and engineers are paid less than 1% of that.
    > When its citizens fork out $5000 to watch a NASCAR race live but can't afford to spend the same amount to send kids to, say, Oxford University.
    > When its citizens crowd together in 100000-1000000 to celebrate over a World Series or a Superbowl victory, but only hundreds gather to protest against Donald Trump's decision to pull out from the Paris Agreement or fixing the 18th century education system.
    > When its citizens recognise more about Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Michael Jordan or Shaquille O'neal; but not George Washington, Ben Franklin, Alex Hamilton or Groover Cleveland.
    > When its citizens know more about Pixar Entertainment, Marvel or the NBA; but not the Constitution, geography, history or even math.
    > When America sends out more world class athletes but not more world class scientists or engineers.
    > When American kids want to be the next LeBron James or Tiger Woods, while their peers in China and India want to be the next Ibn Sina or al-Biruni.
    > It's expected that India will overtake US economy for the 2nd place in GDP(PPP) behind only China.
    > China and India will take up 50% of the world's GDP by 2100, and plans to expand their territories... To Mars and beyond. America...?
    > The possible reincarnation of Islamic Caliphate will reduce America's dominance to the world. Palestinians are anticipated to see the fall of America on the news headlines. [Israel depends on United States for military and financial support. When United States is gone, Israel have to support itself without the $$$$ from the USA. Eventually, Israel will fall too.]

  • Not an Empire....

    USA is a republic and has periods of decline and periods of growth like any modern economy. If it was an Empire and had annexed Afghanistan and Iraq as well as Vietnam and Korea than I would say its in decline as it lost all Wars or is losing right now.

    However not being an Empire it’s currently in a state of extreme divide due to inherent weaknesses on its systems. However this is just a period and once I’m sure the anti American element will be removed from politics it will be back on the path one growth.

  • Not an Empire....

    USA is a republic and has periods of decline and periods of growth like any modern economy. If it was an Empire and had annexed Afghanistan and Iraq as well as Vietnam and Korea than I would say its in decline as it lost all Wars or is losing right now.

    However not being an Empire it’s currently in a state of extreme divide due to inherent weaknesses on its systems. However this is just a period and once I’m sure the anti American element will be removed from politics it will be back on the path one growth.

  • Sadly, yes, It is.

    Like in Rome, costs like taxes are rising, and we have over stretched ourselves to thin. It's even worse in the U.S. You can't go 5 minutes without another protest or school shooting or something stupid like that happening. The people of America always try to pretend that they're the victim, that they're the damsel in distress, but they're not. They're the ones who are, what you could say, The Big Bad Wolf. They all need to calm down, and stopping being retarded.

  • Stupid trends, obesity, white kids and a civil war.

    Literally every street you pass through is filled with white people that try to act so "gangsta" but in reality they're little shits that don't know anything outside their street. Then we have the ghettos which are just a battlegrounds for gangs. America is ripping itself apart right now.. Besides, if you drop a joke about any other country (even South America) and you're famous then you will be on the every news headline saying "(your name here) is actually racist?! Insults South America!" and a bunch of bullshit written. Don't even get me started on how 'murica avoided the world war and then took credit for supporting countries after on, especially how they have a 11+ TRILLION debt going on and a bunch of triggered women bragging about not having equal rights. Divorces are so common. The biggest drug traffic is in America and they even elected a man president that admitted HE HAD USED COCAINE. Their military is really bad considering 60% of America right now is obese (and it's still rising) and it's funny how a bunch of chinks in a jungle beat a "Global Leader" that had way far advanced technology than some fox holes and a few spikes. So yes, summing up, I give America 10 years and they will rip themself apart.

  • No. America will never die.

    America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. Our men and women alike have shed their blood to defend what is right, and we will not stop doing so. Americans have shed their blood to guard other countries's freedoms, like Korea and Vietnam. We will not stop doing so. America is the hero the world needs, not the one it deserves. Batman reference for the win.
    If America dies, other country's support will die and will lead to their fall, also. Finally, America is strong. The red, white, and blue can push through anything. Yes, we might have a bad President or a bad congress or whatever right now, but that will change! There will come a time when Obama leaves and we get a new congress.

  • Perhaps losing power but not dying

    To claim that the US is dying not only implies that it is losing power (relative to other countries) but that the US itself will no longer exist. That is simple not true sure the US faces problems but is dying? Hardly, there's no invading barbarians at its gates and its not exactly facing internal problems so great that its at risk of being destroyed.

  • Is that a bit of an exaggeration?

    America may not be doing the best currently, but to compare it to the dying Roman Empire is a bit of an exaggerating. The Roman Empire was in the olden times, this is the present. We're doing better than they did. Plus we're not battling for more territory because it's settled. We're not adjusting to new climates with as much difficulty from global warming, and we aren't in major war in America. I'm not the sharpest on this topic so some of the things I may be presenting have a fair chance of being false, but I do not believe America is dying like the Roman Empire.

  • Not Yet, But I Worry

    Right now, America appears to be going through adversity, However, our American values are being threatened. If the Democratic Party wins again in 2016 and 2020, I worry about the future of Capitalism. Also, if we lose the right to bear arms, criminals will have a competitive advantage. I also worry about our culture, such as if the game of football becomes touch football with all of the concussion lawsuits.

  • The US and the Roman Empire

    WE belong to international organizations such as the U.N. The Roman Empire is different.
    We are a democracy, they are a monarchy.
    We may have a better military than the second to twenty-fifth most powerful military, but we will use them responsibly.
    So does the Romans, but their still vastly outnumbered by barbarians.
    But the U.N. Will use diplomacy to stop wars
    There's no international organizations to stop people from fighting against Rome in Roman's period.
    Any objections?

  • The whole Roman Empire analogy is not remotly close

    The real answer to this question is not a simple yes or no. Rather the US has never been similar to the Roman Empire. Maybe it was very powerful economically and politically compared to other countries after WWII, but it has never been similar to the Roman Empire. And don`t forget that the british Empire in the nineteenth century might have been even more powerful and dominant than the US was after WWII. Still non of the empires since the renaissance were similar to the romans.

    The US has a relatively large territory, but russia, China, and Canada, are also as large as de US or even bigger. The biggest population lives in China not the US. While Rome controlled pretty much of the known world. Except for China and India. But If the analogy was true then the population of the US should be much bigger (3.5 Billion people) and the territory should cover half of the world (i.E. The entire American continent plus Europe, Australia, and parts of Africa).

    Relative to the world size the US is not even a close match to Rome. The ancient empire used direct conquest to dominate new territories and acquire power, meanwhile the US has not added territory in significant amount since more than a century ago. The US has a rather indirect influence by economic power, language and culture.

    Since the WWII ended until 1989 the US had a rival (the Soviet Union), which had a similar military power and size. While Rome was unmatched for 400 years, from the fall of Carthage to the end of the empire and the invasions.

    Even if we want to do analogies with Rome, a better one is

  • No - much different scenario

    Rome died largely because of an inability to manage barbarians at its borders. That plus plague and corruption weakened it, to the point that it just couldn't maintain defenses across their very long borders.

    The US doesn't have to worry about borders so much. Sure, border security is an issue, but it's not like we're expecting 50,000 Canadian soldiers to cross the border and start conquering, looting and pillaging. This is the kind of stuff Rome had to put up with all the time. Worse, when one border was invaded, hostile states on the the other side of the empire would smell blood on the water and invade while the empire was distracted.

    A key weakness of Rome was the succession problem. When an emperor died, it often didn't matter who he chose as successor. Instead, the leading generals would battle it out in ruinous civil war until only one was left standing. The winner would then have to bribe the army (draining the treasury) to ensure their loyalty. Even then, the army might flip and revolt, killing the emperor in hopes that the next one would offer a fatter bribe.

    The US does not have this problem. Though our elections are often contentious, they've stayed legal, peaceful, and have not led to civil war.

    The US may be declining in global influence, but that doesn't mean it will collapse any time soon. In a way it's inevitable -- the US golden age was triggered by WWII, when we were the only major power left unscathed by the war. It got a further boost when the USSR collapsed. But all that is changing now. Europe and Japan have long since recovered, Russia is flexing some muscle again, and giants like China and India are finally waking up after centuries of colonization and humiliation. It's inevitable that America's relative standing will shrink somewhat as these new powers gain prominence.

    The US does have its problems though. Too many trends are in the wrong direction. Medical care and higher education costs just keep growing unchecked, squeezing the middle and lower classes. Income inequality just keeps getting worse. The influence of money on politics is stronger than ever, and I'm afraid it's reached a point of no return, as demonstrated by congress' inability to enact meaningful campaign finance reform -- our government operates as legal bribery in some respects. That, at least, we do have in common with Rome: as they got wealthier, corruption got out of control, until the government could no longer deal with the problems of the day.

  • I find that hard to believe

    It's true there are many problems in the USA and i find obvious that i has similar problems like the roman empire had. The Greek and Romans started the western civilization! All western countries are copies.
    Now, there is a very good investment card USA made which i don't want to go deep in right now, that would make this too long. But what i can say is that... The whole planet is washed in America, almost dependable in some topics.

  • It could happen

    From an outsider looking at America I think they are naive in their foreign policies and are naturally insular. They have little idea about the rest of the world and quite frankly could care less. That I am afraid gives them an air of arrogance.
    They are very generous, they have set themselves up as the worlds policemen, they spend dollars like casino chips, they have a girly game they call Baseball and that we call rounders,(played by school girls and women) and a version of Rugby (Grid iron)which is so mechanical in its game plan there is absolutely no way anyone can be individualistic, which makes the game as a spectacle very sterile.
    They don't think things out properly when deciding to go to war. They are the most overweight and disgustingly bad mannered people I have ever met. They are superb engineers, they design and make superb products like computers and such like. Their cars seem to be cheap looking copies of other peoples designs with very bad handling and bad brakes and with no real quality interiors.
    They overeat so much that watching their gluttonous menus makes me heave with disgust. They waste food like it was going out of fashion.
    Any nation that gets themselves into an 11 trillion+ debt and overeats and throws their weight around like the Americans, is probably on the slippery road to oblivion. BUT NOT JUST YET.
    SO NO not for long time.

  • Just a change of player

    Of course - a big country like that can't dissapear so easily in our century. The point is - USA will no longer be the world's greatest power. China is going to provail in the next 5 years, so they will have more money for defence, industry & ect.. The same thing happened 100 years before, when UK realized that they are no longer world's greatest power. But no - it won't die like the Roman Empire - in fact, there are too many differences between the two 'empires' - not only the 19 centuries difference.


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