Poland during the 18th century was about the size of Texas.
the US is about the size of the whole Europ
Irrelevent, as it was irrelevant that Britain was 20 times smaler than China and 15 times smaller than India. Portugal was 90 times smaler than Brasil.
In 2011 realities are diferent than they were in PLC so it is also irrelevant how far or how close the real or perceived anemy is. You may have heard about airplaines. But those won't be needed to destroy the US as the enemy (some of them at least) is within. Banks and multinational corporatons will suffice and at the current debt the US carries, all it'd take would be for China to ask the US for the repayment of the money it lent the US. And that's just one country the US visitited with their collections hat to beg for money.
With $60 trillion of obligations the country is probably in the worst economic shape any country ever was in human history. With the debt to GDP ratio it is exactly where Greece was when Banks decided Greece is now the property of multinatonal Banks. Portugal and Ireland were privatised with even smaler debt to GDP ratios.
When in 1992 LA police beat up one Rodney King and the perpetrators were subsequently acquitted we could witness one of the most severe incidents of social unrest in the US. It was a small court case and having to do with a tiny part of the population. Now imagine what might happen if suddenly one of the puppets (aka US presidents) stops food stamps, medicare, gas goes up to $10/Gal and Big Mac to $50 (fries extra, and no supersizing for $0.50).
Again, the US with its ridiculous policies towards banks and big corporations is desroying itself, and sadly, draging the rest of the world into one big mess, much bigger than it already authored.