This post is a continuation of last’s week’s ¨Review – The Next 100 Years¨, a book written by George Friedman, CEO of the largest private intelligence company in the world. In this post we will discuss how Mexico will one day challenge US power in North America.
2080 – Mexico´s rise to Power
Factors to take into consideration:
- Mexican inmigrants don´t usually lose their closeness with Mexico.
- Being neighbors with the USA is an economic advantage.
- Mexicans still feel like the USA stole their northern territory.
By 2070 Mexico´s economy will be in the top 10.
- It´s currently #14 in GDP (production)
- The second largest flow of money into Mexico, is the money Hispanic citizens in the US send to their families in Mexico.
- Much like the millions of dollars produced by illegal alcohol sales in the USA during 1930´s, the billions of $$$ made by the drug cartels in Mexico will one day be ¨cleansed¨ through reinvesment in the country.
By 2070, the Hispanic citizens and inmigrants will constitute over 70% of the total population in former Mexican territories.
Around 2080, tensions between USA and Mexico will escalate:
- Hispanic commnity will have a large representation in Congress.
- The rest of the US citizens will start feeling threatened by the growth of the Hispanic community.
- A Mexican secessionist movement will be born calling for the reintegration of these ¨Latino¨ states back to Mexico.
This minoritary Mexican secessionist movement (within the USA) will fuel the fire of the US conservative base. The American right-wing will label this movement an ¨insurrection¨ and will start calling for the inmediate deportation of all ¨Hispanics¨ back to Mexico.
The American goverment will respond by deporting all Mexicans who are not citizens back across the border. The Mexican seccesionis will then turn to vandalism and start revolting. The US will try to contain the revolt by mobilizing the National Guard and the US army.
The Mexican goverment will also mobilize its army to the border. The American actions will be viewed as racist ¨ethnic cleansing¨ by the Mexican goverment, whose right-wing party will start gaining massive support. While militarily superior, the US will not be facing the Mexican army. Instead it will be inmersed in an inner struggle to keep it´s southern states under control.
Territorial shifts aside, Given that the Hispanic community will be the biggest one in the US by 209o, the question will be:
Washington D.C or Mexico City?
Which city will be the capital of North America by 2100?