We have seen a civilization so great, so long-lived, and so strong that it couldn’t die – do exactly that.
The concept of too big to fail does not necessarily apply to nation states.
We don’t have to go back very far in history to observe such a catastrophic event. It isn’t necessary to go back to the great pre-Christian civilization of Egypt to find parallels with our own current destructive patterns, nor do we need to compare our country to ancient Rome, and that greatest of civilization’s centuries’ long world reign and subsequent downfall. In much more recent times, we can look at what happened when our first and oldest ally, the ancient regime of the great nation of France, in the late 18th Century, self destructed in large part due to nation-destroying financial practices.