Disinfo: The US is collapsing, it is no longer neither a country nor a nation

Summary

The US is collapsing. The collapse of America is not only an economic collapse but also a collapse of the belief system that assured a certain degree of unity among a diverse population and that sustained social and political stability. America no longer exists, it is a geographical entity of diverse peoples and interests but it is neither a country nor a nation.

Disproof

The article is consistent with the recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about an imminent state collapse, disintegration or civil war in the United States.

The article provides no evidence to support its claims that the US is collapsing and that it is no longer a country nor a nation but merely a “geographical entity”.

Predictions about a US civil war or state collapse in the US have been a common pro-Kremlin narrative since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Read previous cases claiming that the systemic collapse of American society is now obvious and that the US is a failed state.

This disinformation narrative appeared in the same article as the claim that there is massive evidence of electoral fraud in the 2020 US presidential elections.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 228
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Italian, English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Western values, Civil war, Conspiracy theory

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