According to Drudge Report a Russian analyst/professor is predicting the demise of America brought on by the financial collapse of American institutions. One claim Professor Igor Panarin makes is that America will be divided into separate regions primarily based on multi-cultural differences:
He predicted that the U.S. will break up into six parts – the Pacific coast, with its growing Chinese population; the South, with its Hispanics; Texas, where independence movements are on the rise; the Atlantic coast, with its distinct and separate mentality; five of the poorer central states with their large Native American populations; and the northern states, where the influence from Canada is strong.
He even suggested that “we could claim Alaska – it was only granted on lease, after all.”
Bloomberg is reporting the following:
A professor at the diplomatic academy of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the U.S. will break into six parts because of the nation’s financial crisis.
“The dollar isn’t secured by anything,” Igor Panarin said in an interview transcribed by Russian newspaper Izvestia today. “The country’s foreign debt has grown like an avalanche; this is a pyramid, which has to collapse.”
Panarin said in the interview that the financial crisis will worsen, unemployment will rise and people will lose their savings — factors that will cause the country’s breakup.
“Dissatisfaction is growing, and it is only being held back at the moment by the elections, and the hope” that President- elect Barack Obama “can work miracles,” he said. “But when spring comes, it will be clear that there are no miracles.”
The U.S. will fracture into six parts: the Pacific coast; the South; Texas; the Atlantic coast, central states and the northern states.
“Now we will see a change to the regulatory system on a global financial scale: America will cease to be the world’s regulator,” to be replaced by China and Russia, he said.
Pardon me for my fascination with this but more research has revealed that another analyst out of Europe, Vsevolod Istomin, has derived yet another map of the Divided States of America. This one however dates back to August 11, 2007. Here is that map and explanation of regions:
- California Republic
- Mormon state of Utah
- New Mexico
- Indian Territories
- Texas Republic
- The Confederation of the Southern States
- South Canada
- Upper Michigan
- New Hampshire
- New England
- Free City of New York
- New Italy
- New Africa
- United States
- The Midwest Federation
And yet one more speculative piece online.