Monday, January 05, 2009


Only one year away now. That's kind of astounding for a lot of reasons. But, it could potentially be a history-making year if one Russian professor's predictions comes true.

For a decade, Russian academic Igor Panarin has been predicting the U.S. will fall apart in 2010... that an economic and moral collapse will trigger a civil war and the eventual breakup of the U.S.

Considering the recent economic malaise, people are paying a little more attention than usual. Here's how he says it would go:

[Ongoing] mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July the U.S. will break into six pieces -- with Alaska reverting to Russian control.

Here's a map of the USA as he sees it being by then:

So what do you think are the chances he's correct?


Chairman said...

Is it possible to have less than a 0% chance of being correct? Americans are a remarkably, unmotivated, lazy people. It takes a lot of effort to do a revolution. We can't even get a college football playoff system in place.

And even if we do have that civil war, the groups that Igor comes up with are way off. Instead of using a map to draw arbitrary lines, you'd probably do better by looking at where loyalty to each of the the 6 BCS conferences, plus the WAC/Mountain West. The only places not covered? Alaska, Montana, and the Dakotas, which are unimportant to most of us.

Of course, if Igor's plan includes a playoff system for college football (and not some silly "plus 1" solution), then he may be in business.

Greg said...

Yeah, I remember reading about this a week or so ago. The resulting map the guy comes up with is rather amusing. Does he really think the European Union would admit West Virginia?

Westy said...

I don't think there's any doubt that he has no understanding of what America actually is.

Outside any movies he's potentially watched.