Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
You certainly have the power to organize an alternative for when the American Empire collapses. You just have to have a clear eyed view of which parts need replacing.

Establish shadow periodic (eg, quarterly at first, eventually fortnightly) exchanges where developing nations can offer finished goods at set local currency prices and EU producers can offer finished goods at set Euro prices, which EU buyers bidding for quantities and EU prices of the developing nation finished goods, and developing nation buyers bidding for quantities and local currency prices for the EU finished goods, and set shadow exchange rates that clear the bids.

I've already discussed sea lane coverage versus invasion forces ... as far as keeping a sea lane open through the South Atlantic and then the southern Indian Ocean to East Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia, that seems doable with the resources that the EU nations throw away on junior partner invasion forces and defending West Germany from invasion from East Germany.

Making an international market by a capital goods producer and keeping sea lanes open to trade ... are there any another useful side effects of American Empire that is not offset by losing the drawbacks of American Empire?

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Nov 23rd, 2010 at 05:45:14 PM EST
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