Has the United States gone past its peak, what with the rise of China? When was the best decade to be American?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes, the good times are over for the United States.  The size and capability of the military is irrelevant because no one needs to conquer them with guns.  The Ponzi scheme know as "the economy" is doomed to crash like a dead tree.  The rest of the world will try to avoid standing under it when it goes but most of us will be hurt.  

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  • 3 weeks ago

    I am more concerned about a crash of China and how that will impact the world economy and security.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    With people like Trump who are confidently manipulating China?

    No, we are still Number 1!

    And with the wall, a good economy, and fair markets to help us, our peak is just beginning.

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  • a2yar
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    3 weeks ago

    The peak was early 70's . as for best for americans, it was not great for non whites.

    China is rising to its historical strength. The level of consumption and debt in america is not sustainable.

    https://theweek.com/speedreads/892228/national-deb...

    Source(s): Martin jacques " when china rules the world" book and youtube
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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    The 1970s, the Apollo space program  was when the US was at it's peak and it's all downhill since.

     It's all been borrowing  borrowing  and more borrowing.   Buying aircraft carriers, jets, missiles and college educations with this borrowed cash and starting "wars" with 3rd World countries that have no chance to justify this spending. 

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  • KaleyK
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    3 weeks ago

    Not even close.  The United States economy still runs the world economy.  The US economy has grown every decade since the Civil War.  The US Navy is the only blue-water navy on the planet.  The US can forward-deploy 90,000 Marines within a few days.  US geography ... Ocean buffers east & west, friendly countries north & south, the most miles of navigable rivers, the best natural ports, etc ... is the best in the world.  With the advent of shale and fracking technology, the US is both energy and food independent.  China has a large economy that is predicated on full-employment and debt rather than efficiency and quality.  It has one "coastal carrier".  It has no expeditionary capabilities.  It is historically split in three, north south and the coastal cities.  The cost of Chinese labor has grown 8-fold since the year 2000.  Industry is re-locating to Mexico, to be near the biggest consumer market on the planet.  China is no threat to the US, not economically and not militarily. 

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