What would folks have predicted Jan 1 1914
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Submitted by Lyle (United States), May 1, 2014 23:07
I suspect that the projections for the 20th century made then were mostly wrong. Most did not expect WWI, and of course without that war WWII would have been very different, and its not clear that the great depression would have happened. On Jan 1 it looked like the world was becoming more and more integrated, and that human beings had changed. Of course those expectations were proven wrong.. On Jan 1 various tech predictions could have been made, but many were obvious such as electrification.
On the expatriation issue, many of these folks are what is called accidental americans who have not lived in the US for a long time. If you have no ties to the US the tax system is a major hassle, all be it if you never come to the US is the US going to be able to extradite for tax evasion?
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