Generational Collapse

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It is indeed, without doubt, that America is moving further and further away from the Super Power we once considered ourselves to be. While surrounding nations, such as China have begun to emerge as a thriving force in today's global economy, and is seemingly ahead of the pack. Perhaps Niccoló Machiavelli was right when he stated: "Such is the circle which all republics are destined to run through. Seldom, however, do they come back to its original form of government, which results from the fact that their duration is not sufficiently long to be able to undergo these repeated changes and preserve their existence. But it may well happen that a republic lacking strength and good counsel in its difficulties becomes subject after a while to some neighboring state, that is better organized than itself." (The Circle of Government). Machiavelli here explains his theory that all government it subject to generational collapse by; henceforth being superseded by another prevailing nation's whit, drive, and adaptability.

It is certain to say that the United States is experiencing extreme political and economical hardships. However, in order to better understand the transpiring decline of the American nation's precedence as the top super power, we must first identify and analyze the foundations in which America established its unprecedented dominance. Therefor, by identifying the values of a smart economy and a strong government in which established America we may, perhaps, outlive it's predestined "generational collapse".

At the end of World War II America had a great sense of wealth and a supreme level of precedence in the world. The war was a huge military victory for the United States and our allies. Like Germany after the two world wars of the twentieth century, the losing power, the Soviet Union, gave up territory and changed its form...