I have a hard time imagining that the population living in the geographical area currently known as the “United States” will outright cease to be a political force. I feel that no matter what kind of global economic catastrophe awaits, there are simply too many people with too much human and economic capital to write the area off completely.
I like the Marc Steven’s definition of politics as “organized violence and deception”. So if the particular geographical area and and people know as the United States *did* “cease to be a significant political force”, that would be fantastic!
If the 350+ people living here are no longer condoning or practicing organized aggressive violence and deception, than at least part of the planet will be back on the right track.
I still hold out hope that the cancer of United States militarism can be destroyed once the parasite has destroyed the economy of its host population.