Why America Became Great: Decentralization

People list various reasons as to why the United States is great.  Natural resources.  Geography.  Immigration:  Political and economic stability:  All of them are wrong.


There is one overwhelming reason as to why the United States became the most powerful nation on Earth: decentralization.


Decentralization is why the U.S. succeeded while other nations failed and faltered.  




Civilization is a function of production and reproduction of a society. A large population alone is not enough to constitute a civilization. If a society has a large population but lacks goods and services, it would be considered a refugee camp. Similarly, if a place has an abundance of goods and services but no people it would be considered a deserted city. Therefore, a true civilization requires both people and goods and services. The most successful civilization is one that can produce the most goods and services while also having a large population.




There are 3 main pillars upon which a civilization is created.  A civilization is made up of its Social, Economic and Political pillars.  That is the trifecta upon which any nation is built.


Unlike nations past, the United States was built on decentralized pillars.  


The Political Pillar of the United States was built on the Constitution, States Rights, Democracy and Federalism.  It spread power outwards.


The Social Pillar was built on Christianity, which unlike Catholosim was decentralized as well.


The economic system was built on Capitalism, which unlike mercantilism, or feudalism or communism was decentralized as well.  




The goal of your civilization is to maximize production and reproduction.  If the pillars of your civilization are great, if you have great social, economic and political pillars, then you will be able to maximize your Civilization, you will be able to maximize your production & reproduction.  The society with the biggest population & the biggest GDP is indeed the biggest & best population from a Universal or Darwinistic point of view.  


Building a strong civilization hinges upon the foundations of robust social, economic, and political pillars. When these pillars are firmly established, the potential for maximizing the growth and development of a civilization becomes evident. By effectively harnessing these pillars, a society can not only optimize its production capabilities but also ensure sustainable reproduction rates. From both a universal and Darwinistic perspective, it becomes evident that a society boasting the largest population and the highest GDP stands as the pinnacle of human achievement.


The strength of a civilization lies in its ability to cultivate and optimize its social, economic, and political pillars. By fostering a cohesive society, encouraging economic growth, and ensuring effective governance, a civilization can maximize its potential for production and reproduction. Ultimately, a civilization with a substantial population and a thriving GDP attains the highest level of achievement, not only from a universal or Darwinistic standpoint but also in terms of its impact on the well-being and prosperity of its citizens.




The United States’ success as a nation and its rise to global power status can be attributed mainly to decentralization.  A civilization is made up of its social, economic, and political pillars, and the United States’ decentralized approach to each of these pillars has been a key factor in its success.




Starting with the political pillar, the United States’ system of government is based on federalism, which means that power is divided between the national government and state governments. This division of power ensures that decisions are made at the most appropriate level, and that citizens have a greater say in the decisions that affect their lives. States’ rights are also enshrined in the Constitution, which limits the power of the federal government and gives more power to individual states.


The U.S. Constitution was specifically designed to limit the power of the federal government and grant more power to individual states. For example, the Tenth Amendment reserves any powers not specifically delegated to the federal government to the states or to the people. This decentralization of power has allowed states to experiment with different policies and approaches to governance, leading to innovations in areas such as education, healthcare, and criminal justice.


The Electoral College, which is used to elect the President of the United States, is also an example of decentralization. Rather than having a single national popular vote, the Electoral College gives individual states more power in the presidential election process, as each state is allocated a certain number of electors based on its population.




Moving to the social pillar, Christianity has been a significant influence on American culture since the country’s founding. Unlike Catholicism, which is centralized around the Pope and the Vatican, Christianity in the United States has a more decentralized structure, with many different denominations and independent churches. This has allowed for greater diversity of religious expression and has contributed to the country’s strong tradition of religious freedom.


Christianity in the United States is highly decentralized, with many different denominations and independent churches. According to the Pew Research Center, about 70% of Americans identify as Christian, but they are divided among dozens of different groups, including Baptists, Methodists, Catholics, and Mormons. This decentralization has allowed for greater diversity of religious expression and has contributed to the country’s strong tradition of religious freedom.




Finally, the economic system in the United States is based on capitalism, which is a decentralized economic system. Unlike mercantilism, feudalism, or communism, capitalism is based on private ownership of the means of production and a market-based approach to resource allocation. This decentralization of economic power has allowed for greater competition and innovation, which has driven economic growth and prosperity.


The U.S. economy is built on a decentralized system of capitalism, which allows for private ownership of the means of production and a market-based approach to resource allocation. This system has led to significant economic growth and prosperity, as well as innovation in areas such as technology, healthcare, and energy.


The development of Silicon Valley, one of the most innovative and successful technology hubs in the world, is another example of decentralized economic activity. Rather than being the result of a centralized government program or policy, Silicon Valley emerged through a combination of private investment, entrepreneurial activity, and the presence of leading research universities.


Overall, these examples demonstrate the ways in which decentralization has played a key role in the success of the United States. Whether in the political, social, or economic sphere, decentralization has allowed for greater production & reproduction and has contributed to the country’s rise as a global power.




Decentralization has great and unique attributes.


Firstly, it allows for greater citizen participation in the political process. Because power is dispersed across multiple levels of government, citizens have more opportunities to get involved in local politics and have a greater voice in decision-making. This can lead to more responsive and accountable government.


Secondly, decentralization can foster competition and innovation. When power is dispersed, it creates a more diverse range of political and economic actors. This can lead to experimentation and innovation as different states and regions compete to attract businesses, talent, and investment.


Finally, decentralization can help to promote resilience and adaptability. In a rapidly changing world, the ability to adapt and respond quickly to new challenges is essential. Decentralized systems are often better equipped to do this because they are more flexible and can respond to local conditions more effectively.


The United States’ decentralized approach to its social, economic, and political pillars has been a key factor in its success as a nation. This approach has allowed for greater citizen participation, diversity of expression, and competition and innovation, which has driven growth and prosperity.




To prove our hypothesis that decentralization is the key to civilization, the key to production and reproduction, we need only look at the GDP & fertility rate of the United States from 1750 to 1950.  When the government was small, when the economy was more capitalistic and when the overarching dogma was more decentralized in christianity, the peoples of the United States produced more goods and services and more children.  




As capitalism has given in to socialism, as the limited Government has given in to the world’s largest bureaucracy, as Christianity has given in to Wokeism or Atheism, we can see the production and reproduction of the United States collapse.  The U.S. now has to import in more goods and services than any nation in history.  The U.S. (and most western societies) have to import humans as well as they cannot keep their population growing due to low fertility rates.  




The most powerful and prosperous nation on Earth was forged through decentralization and a people unencumbered by excessive government oversight. By the turn of the 20th century, the United States had achieved greatness through this model. Alas, over the past century and more, the United States has strayed further from its decentralized root


The Constitution, as the backbone of the Political Pillar, gave birth to the smallest government ever known. Yet, in a twist of fate, it has now become the foundation upon which the largest government in history has been erected. This has resulted in a formidable central authority that draws power away from the individual and into the hands of the state.


The Economic Pillar, once under the leadership of capitalism, has seen a marked shift in recent times. Central banking and various social and communist principles have taken center stage. In addition, a vast bureaucracy has emerged, with thousands of regulations now in place..


The Social Pillar, once under the guidance of Christianity, has undergone a significant shift. Wokeism has taken its place, compelling all to conform to a singular, politically correct ideology and morality.   Wokeism, a pernicious ideology that forces everyone to believe the same politically correct morality. Wokeism is not just a set of beliefs, but a religion, with its own dogmas, rituals, and holy texts. Those who do not subscribe to its orthodoxy are labeled bigots, racists, or worse.


Decentralization, once the cornerstone of the American experiment, is dying or already dead. A decentralized people with little to no government oversight built the most powerful and prosperous nation on Earth. The United States was great precisely because it was decentralized, with power distributed across states and localities, rather than concentrated in a central authority.  But over the past 100 years, the United States has become less and less decentralized, with power increasingly concentrated in the hands of the federal government. 




The world has always oscillated between centralized and decentralized systems, but it seems that we are on the cusp of a major shift towards decentralization. The collapse of centralized systems is now inevitable, and the technologies of the future, such as AI, solar power, and cryptocurrencies, all favor decentralization. These technologies will enable us to create a more decentralized world, where power is distributed more equitably among individuals and communities.


It is likely that we will see the emergence of new, decentralized governments with low taxes, or even entirely new cities and nation-states that operate on decentralized principles. 


The world will always return to decentralization, but only after the collapse of centralized systems.  And those systems are now beginning to collapse.  The technologies of tomorrow such as Ai, Solar, Bitcoin, the internet and various others favor decentralization.  Thus, we will soon find ourselves in a much more decentralized world.  Humans will most likely create newer, decentralized governments with low taxes or spread throughout the entire planet and create new, cities and nations states.


We delve into ideas in other works of our such as:


Paradigm 6:

VDDD.  Voluntary, decentralized, direct, Democracy

Colonizing the Earth: The End of Cities.  


A VDDD, or Voluntary, Decentralized, Direct Democracy, which allows people to participate directly in decision-making processes without the need for intermediaries or representatives.


In our work, we have also explored the idea of colonizing the Earth and the end of cities, which points towards a future where human settlements are spread out across the planet in a more decentralized fashion. 


The concept of decentralization can be perceived as a profound reflection of our intrinsic nature, rather than a novel notion. Throughout history, we have witnessed the immense potential and prosperity that emerges when power and control are distributed among individuals and communities. It is an embodiment of the natural order of things, and as our present centralized systems face inevitable collapse, we are bound to gravitate towards decentralization once more.


Ultimately, the idea of decentralization is not a new one, but rather a return to our roots. Decentralization has always allowed people to maximize their potential and build thriving communities. It is the natural order of things, and we will inevitably return to it as our current centralized systems collapse.


Nature demands that we maximize production and reproduction, and decentralized systems allow people to do just that. The best ideas and groups of people who can maximize civilization will survive and thrive.  Decentralization always allows people to maximize civilization. 

Inevitably, we find ourselves on the precipice of a pivotal juncture, where the fragility of our centralized systems becomes increasingly apparent. The shifting tides of time beckon us to realign with the wisdom of our ancestors, recognizing that decentralization has been the backbone of human progress throughout the ages. By embracing this timeless philosophy, we can reclaim the path towards sustainable growth, harmony, and flourishing communities.


Decentralization was our past.  Decentralization will be our future.

And thus, to the ideas of decentralization we will return…