Will the United States Stay United?
The National Interest -

Mark N. Katz

Civil War, United States

If indeed the United States’ future is as negative as its adversaries hope, Russia and China—as well as others—will definitely see it as an opportunity for advancing their own great power ambitions.

Sometimes states lose control over a significant amount of their territory before regaining much or even all of it. This can occur due to external invasion, when internal political struggle gives rise to secession, or even as a result of combined internal and...


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