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The USA and the Decline of Western Civilization

  • The Decline of the West is the direct consequence of the emergence of the USA. Without the USA, there would have been no pressure to grant independence to the colonies.
  • There was no reason to do it. The European powers had weapons to impose colonialism on all their colonies for many more decades and maybe centuries.
  • They did so because they were confronted by a new power that used to be a European colony and that did not approve of colonies.
  • Four/five decades later, those colonies have become fast-growing economies that are causing the decline of the West.