Mountainbiker , Im in the Confederate territory of Arizona .
Just remember one thing , the US is NATO , the other nations dont carry their weight in combat or deployment . If Russia and more importantly , China , crash our economy , which they could do fairly easily , then our ability to wage war is kaput . No money = no war overseas . War is expensive , and Iraq and Afghanistan have almost bankrupted us already . In that case , I dont see Germany , England , France , or any other NATO country doing anything except protect their own boarders . The people dont have the will either , and if they start up a draft , they are going to see riots and civil unrest to the degree that will seriously hamper any large scale overseas action ………..the civil war you are talking about , that might be one of the sparks that cause it .