This speculative model data of future countries population , military expenditure and income for 2025, only 6 years away was found on http://www.deagel.com/country/forecast.aspx.
The compilers of the model data offered only short explanations and not happy ones. It is their best informed guess. Both immigration and economic depression are mooted as likely to cause the sorts of population and income changes predicted. A general relocation of economic industrial activity continues to move to Russia, China, and Asia.
Before we get into paroxysms of outrage, shock, and disbelief, please note, that this sort of unevenly distributed global readjustment, is exactly along the path and time-frame required in order to have any hope of containing global heating to 1.5 - 2 degrees C. It most likely won't be enough. Climate and Earth systems will continue to collapse by desperate over-exploitation as our debt-economies and resource purchasing power also collapse.
Australia's population is predicted to fall from 23 million, to around 15 million, and the decline in average purchasing power per person, of annual income (PPP), from about $50,000 to approximately $18,500, in some sort of $US dollar equivalent of 2017. Despite a considerable fall down the country rankings, Australia would still be relatively well off. The United States of America falls to the level of Greece in PPP.
Declines in per capita greenhouse gas emissions require declines in energy consumption, and declines in relative purchasing power. Sorry for the bad news. But a well organized, educated country like Australia, ought to concentrate on what's important, know what is coming, make preparations, and make adjustments to maintain health and social well-being for as many people as possible at much lower levels of luxury.
Collapse will have to be real fast, as CO2 rise continues to accelerate, as nature rebels against our stuffing the entire biosphere with it.
For those interested in their future rankings of prosperity by country, I took the liberty of re-parsing the data off their site, and re-ordered the rows in terms of PPP in 2025.
Here is a link to the reformatted predictions as a open-doc spreadsheet.
To give this some current explanatory context, Nafeez Ahmed has just published his analysis of turmoil in Venezuela at the moment. "Venezuela’s collapse is a window into how the Oil Age will unravel".
And as the USA tail continues to try to wag the global dog with its petro-dollar, and maintain its oil - based global hegemony, key parts of its controlled dollar connections to the rest of the world are breaking off. It is becoming easier than ever to ignore USA imposed trade tantrums. Nations can set up their own independent currency exchange systems, and bypass any requirements to use US dollars, and US restrictive currency exchange systems.
Nations find it more desirable to maintain essential trade, and not harm their own fragile economies, in this age of global decline. As a rogue agent, the USA will find it impossible to impose effective trade sanctions, as an act of war against any countries population. The danger is that the USA will decide to proceed directly to more of its costly war crimes of military destruction and occupation. All of which will help accelerate its own financial collapse.
As commented on by Michael Hudson on Counterpunch, US money imperialism is effectively broken.
The root cause is clear: After the crescendo of pretenses and deceptions over Iraq, Libya and Syria, along with our absolution of the lawless regime of Saudi Arabia, foreign political leaders are coming to recognize what world-wide public opinion polls reported even before the Iraq/Iran-Contra boys turned their attention to the world’s largest oil reserves in Venezuela: The United States is now the greatest threat to peace on the planet.
The USA also has the most stupid climate catastrophe denying government, with perhaps the exception of Australia, which has the global usefulness of a flea on its tail.