Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Just out of curiosity, where do YOU live? If you care so much about this, start making America a worse place to live so that people move. You're not going to get 900 million people suddenly get up and leave two continents. It's complete idiocy.
Where do you get 900 million and two continents from?
I live in Scotland. We're pretty full up in the south but could make room for a few further north. Obviously this will take years of negotiating between governments and I'd bet Russia would be willing to play a major role and could reap huge rewards. Take a look on a map how big Siberia is. It's massive and sparsely populated. A lot of Americans would really feel at home there, it's bigger than the US. Wouldn't it be something to see what Americans could do with it?
I think over time many Europeans would see Americans as a real asset, adopting them in many cases and welcoming the the potential to build new businesses and homes in areas that were in need of fresh capital. Over time businesses would have to be moved and with it Americans will bring their expertise. I dare say you would actually see a real growth in entrepreneurs, a people rising to the challenge seeking opportunity as they've always done.
Probably the wealthy would move first, once the Europeans open their borders. They'll be quick to see that as more Americans come there'll have better established businesses to cater for growing demands. Back in the US businesses would have to be assessed for when the prime time to move would be. Some, a lot even, can't just uproot and take off. The thing is though the longer they leave it the less their assists will be worth. The handover to the Native Americans won't be for money, so businesses will have a host of incentives to move sooner rather than later.
The Native Americans I would think would actually like to have their country as a good example to the rest of the world. That would probably mean keeping areas of historical interest in the hands of Americans and keeping some businesses up and running like organic farmers, clean energy and medical research. That could leave say a good part of the main infrastructure, like airports, railways and major roads intact. A population of 10 plus millions Americans seems likely to be well within the realms of possibility, who knows they might even open their borders to migrants if it went well.
So you see it really is possible to accomplish and accomplish whilst improving the lives of a lot of people. It won't happen now, but the ball could be got rolling. Maybe 10-15 years or so, with enough effort, to get Europe to open up its borders and another 30 years or so to get enough people out, especially the under the 40's.
Just because it doesn't seem plausible now, doesn't mean it won't be later on. Clearly there will be a lot of people who just think "no way, never" now, but as the wheels begin to turn and as people see the first new settlers succeed and prosper, others will follow. A great act of peace will take place, indeed I would think a certain stigma could build up to those who could move, but don't, but even they will move eventually as they just won't have the possibility to make money and will have if they move. It's really a win win situation for everybody.