Friday, August 15, 2008

US projected future population distribution and political consequences

Historically there were worries among some Anglo –Saxon Protestants when Kennedy was the first Catholic US president. What can make the US different or the same in the future are the ideas held by the majority of its people. As long as the Americans hold to the constitution which guarantees the rights of everyone, there is little chance of national split because of a change in racial majority. The whites may stop being a majority in 2042, but this doesn’t mean the majority will drop the American values.

What is predicted is that the US won’t be the same in 2042 as in 33 years from now other countries will emerge as economically and politically more powerful, especially China and India. The Americans should learn to adjust from now on to the possibility that they can no longer be a superpower, but as a powerful nation with people from different parts of the world who can live in harmony among themselves and with the rest of the world.

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