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New Intelligence Report: US Dominance Set to Wane by 2025

If you wish you could see into the future, US intelligence officials are here to hand you a crystal ball. The National Intelligence Council just released Global Trends 2025, an unclassified intelligence report put out every four years, and assesses the opportunities and problems that lie ahead in the next 15 years. One tip: Americans might need to start practicing being humble, because by 2025 the US could lose its position of global supremacy.

Other findings include:

  • Global warming will have a positive economic impact in Russian and Canada because it will make seasons longer, as well as increase their access to oil fields.
  • Russia's rise could be hindered by a lack of investment in the energy sector, crime, and corruption.
  • Governments in Africa and South Asia could collapse due to security problems or water and food shortages caused by a population boom of 1.5 billion and global warming.
  • There will be a greater potential for war in 2025, thanks to increased global competition for food, water, and energy.
  • The transfer of wealth from West to East will continue for the foreseeable future.
  • Thanks to economic growth in the Middle East, and growing unpopularity of al Qaeda, the terrorist network will collapse sooner than people think.

To see some other predictions regarding Iran, nuclear weapons, and US dominance,

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  • Iran could be a major world player if it gets rid of its theocracy.
  • The risk of a nuclear weapon detonation will still remain low in 2025, but it will be higher than today's risk.
  • A growing demand to solve domestic problems could cause the US to reduce global aid, thus reducing US influence.

Are you upset or happy that US global domination could decrease over the next 15 years?

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melizzle melizzle 8 years
Your mom's still going on... in bed. Alright, NOW I'm done. :)
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I love that this is still going :rotfl: ...in bed!
melizzle melizzle 8 years
Your mom will have a positive economic impact in Russian and Canada.
vanitypot vanitypot 8 years
I am actually very HAPPY that the US global domination will finally end.. I'm not an American nor i live in the US so it is very heartwarming to hear that finally, FINALLY, a shift in focus will finally happen: FILIPINO FIRST! :D It would be beneficial if my fellowmen will decrease their dependence on foreign benefits and goods since as a natural resource-rich country, we have a lot to offer--we don't need neocolonialism to ruin our heritage and culture. Foreigners have done enough. >:(
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
well... that makes me never want to have children sheesh!
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Cold places will benefit by being warmer. Hot places will be hurt by hotter weather. We will continue to buy products from places that do not have the same ridiculous regulations that we have. Very intelligent report. I'm glad we have these people to warn us about what lies ahead.
siguros siguros 8 years
pretty scary stuff.
Witchy-Ways Witchy-Ways 8 years
That is more than just vague speculation but I guess it's one of the most believeable scenarios. Also, I don't really think it's a big deal (or any) if the US should lose their "leading" position in the international community.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
:rotfl:
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
That's what she said.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
...in bed?
meringue meringue 8 years
I would say we have already lost our dominance...
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 8 years
GS.... It won't be the first time, or the last time. In bed. :D (smartypants!)
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
My friends and I have been saying that for years too. Same with "Your mom..." retorts. I actually have to check the setting I'm in before I say either of the phrases. I've said it at work before and been horrified. Good thing my boss thought it was hysterical!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Well, not acceptable, just not as shocking. ....in bed.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
My sister and I are just wired to say that. We won't even think about it and just blurt that out when it fits. If in public we just do it under our breath. We started doing that in, oh, I guess 99', and were ecstatic when The Office made it socially acceptable!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
That's what she said
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
...in bed!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
You're so pretty!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Aww...I was in bed too late :oops:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
....in bed.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, what are you talking about? that was the best one ever. Some rise again, some don't.... in bed.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Ba dum bum!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Some rise again, some don't.... in bed. I'm sorry shadow, you just set it up perfectly!!
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