How the world will end? Who knows, there are many posibilities, and almost all of those seem to be reasonable, and have an equal chance of happening. If we succeed in living peacefully until the sun dies out/a giant meteor strikes the earth(again, or not, who knows)/whatever other natural disaster may happen, that is when the apocalypse will happen, hopefully, most of the world will have been evacuated by then, or at least other worlds will have been colonized. But I sincerely doubt whether any person of the human race will ever see that day. With policies and aggressiveness of several world nations, and the weapons available to them NOW, I shudder to think what will happen when new weapons are invented..... On the Bush thing, thev MAIN thing Bush has done differently, is that he has been more and more aggressive. Yes Clinton ordered (air)strikes on Iraq, but Clinton never invaded Iraq. When Bush actually went through with the invasion, i was shocked, he didnt get any permission, it was mainly his own decision, not even the congress had given him the right to declare war, but the only thing that changed was that it wasn't an offical war. Besides being more aggressive, Bush also ignored the UN, not just not doing anything with the UN, but purely and solely IGNORING it. The UN didn't give him any permission, while the USA did co-establish the UN, that does not give him the right to act as if he owns the world. Because that is another difference in Bush's policy, he's acting as if the USA has the right to police the world and be the almighty leader of the world. As if they have the right to say to everyone that THEIR way is the only right way. Small example, here in The Netherlands we have a relatively small drugs problem, way and way smaller than that of the USA, yet the USA wants us to do what they are doing to counter that problem(sting operations and other methods, instead of helping the addicts), and if we won't agree, they will come with economic sanctions. Not just that, but they also ignore our laws by sending intelligence here and doing those sting-operations, and then they refuse to have any of those agents testify to prevent people from going to jail. Another example: With the coming of the international courts in The Hague, the USA has been trying(and succeeding) to have special regulations with all of the countries involved to make the US citizens immune for any charges and such of those courts, basically placing them outside of the law!!! And if you want a reason why the USA will fall, it is very easy: one cannot stay in power for an indefinite amount of time. Perhaps the USA will not cease to exist, but I am poisitive that their might will fall, ofcourse life will go on, the area won't cease to exist, but world-influence will deminish. And I think that that effect has already begun, with Bush making the country more and more ignorant of the international community, and focusing on his own "crusade". I think that this will alienate the USA from the rest of the world, and that is not a good thing. History has tought us that every world-power(no matter how seemingly powerful), will fall eventually. To say that the USA wil hold because they are powerful, is ignorance or an incredible feeling of patriotism. I don't know when the "dominance" of the USA will cease, but it will....one day.