Beren wrote:They're still the most likely future global hegemon. It's either that or multipolarity.
They would be a hegemon that literally no one would like and one that is massively backward in terms of political norms like democracy and civil rights. The more powerful they get the more serious enemies they will get too, so much so they will end up creating an opposing hegemony that includes the whole goddamn planet. Say what you like about the Americans but they are likeable at least.