Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson

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US/USSR Collapse Comparisons

autopope has posted up a very interesting article about the collapse of the USA. It compares the US at present to pre-collapse Soviet Union and I must agree that the people of the Soviet Union were much better prepared for the ensuing collapse than the majority of Americans are. Not least because the Soviets were used to hardships, rationing, etc.

I don't agree with all of the article and I also think that two of the important post-crash problems America will have is the large social/racial divides that exist in most parts of the country along with the religious/political fundamentalism and gun culture.

Anyway, enjoy the article: Closing the "Collapse-Gap": The USSR was better prepared for peak oil than the US (The Energy Bulletin; 4th December 2006)

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