There is a universal, immutable law that governs every nation:
if a nation doesn’t produce enough indigenous surplus energy to support the demands of its people, they must beg, buy, borrow or steal it from somewhere else, or face eventual collapse and starvation until their numbers reach a sustainable level.
When Germany and Japan held the fantasy that they could support vast military machines, they quickly found that they had to thrust outward to support their aspirations and grab resources from weaker nations…They were Ponzi schemes that collapsed.
It will be the same with the USA….right now in the outward thrusting phase, which accounts for the endless posturing and supply of wartoys (keeping millions in employment of course)
next will come the collapse phase
Both of those will be overlaid by denial, just as the maniacs who governed Japan and Germany in the 30s/40s were consumed by denial.
After the collapse phase comes civil insurrection leading to civil war (having no means left to fight external wars)
After that comes state secession phase. With no indigenous energy resources, the USA will not hold together as a nation
The notion of the 1000 year reich is still with us, and as with the last fuh rer, that reich will ultimately only extend only to the door of his bunker.
my book The End of More explains our predicament in greater detail