Category Archives: Nathan’s Rants

American expansion beyond North America to the west

By Nathan Barton Modern technology means that the communications and access gap between the “home country” and “colonies” is largely gone.  In the days of sail – say, the British Empire before the American Revolution – it took one to … Continue reading

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Expanding by adding Canadian states?

By Nathan Barton In the last commentaries, I’ve discussed the potential for expansion of the Fifty States – de jure and not de facto (as American forces straddle the globe today). In the last commentary, we looked at the politics … Continue reading

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American expansion – how and where?

By Nathan Barton In a previous commentary, I discussed the FedGov acquiring Greenland from Denmark, much as (102 years ago) the FedGov bought the US Virgin Islands. While Greenland would almost certainly not be admitted to the Union (become a … Continue reading

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American expansion?

By Nathan Barton By now, you may have heard that The Donald (Trump) is “obsessed” with the idea of the FedGov purchasing Greenland.  It is presently a dependent territory (“autonomous country”) of the Kingdom of Denmark, as it has been … Continue reading

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Is Red China dying?

By Nathan Barton Hong Kong is in the news a lot: protests have disrupted business and usual, and even shut down airline flights in and out of the former Crown Colony.  The protests started several months ago, because Beijing was … Continue reading

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So crazy it’s funny?

By Nathan Barton I realize I keep harping on our growing epidemic of insanity.  Call it nuttiness, bad headspace timing, craziness, weirdness, or whatever.  I realize that we do get a lot more news about anything everywhere these days. Electrons … Continue reading

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Insanity isn’t just for breakfast anymore: China and Russia

By Nathan Barton Be sure to read part 1, or this won’t make much sense. The FedGov, imperial or not, whatever our “objectives” are, needs to have nothing to do with China or Russia.  Why?  Why are they doomed?  For … Continue reading

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