What Will Become of the Empire?
Visions of Late Modernity in United States


The United States is going to change radically in the 21st century, and in ways a lot of people will be unhappy with. To some extent this is unavoidable, as decisions made in the 20th century regarding the demographic and political direction the country should go in have had slow-boiling consequences which we are only beginning to experience now. From the tri-racialization taking place in the coastal South, to the flipping of California and the Southwest from Anglo to mestizo, to the decline of the Eastern elite, to the rise of non-white identity politics in the Democratic party, to the coalescing of White population into an increasingly national populist Republican party, to the general leftward shift of the American culture, the list of changes completed or ongoing in the 21st century that diverge from the status quo(s) of last century grows larger and more impactful every day.

Taken individually, many of these changes are limited in their consequences, but when viewed in context with other shifts, they may give us more insight into what direction the United States will go in. It is impossible to completely predict this in terms of composition, culture, politics, and system of government. That being said, there are a variety of outcomes one might imagine with varying levels of plausibility. One outcome we can be certain of, however, is that our situation will change significantly. Even if current trends simply persist, the United States will be another country in twenty years. Here are some possibilities:


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