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Saturday, October 6, 2018

AMERICATHON: This Film Predicted China’s Economic Victory Over USA


Americathon was released in 1979, the film depicted a then futuristic vision of 1998. The predictions made by the film seem to be accurate in the current context. The film accurately predicted the downfall of USSR and China's unprecedented rise to power and the way it surpassed America economically. The film warned the public that America would be deep in debt to foreign investors and will experience a massive oil crisis.


Originally the storyline was set 20 years into the future, but the predictions seem to match our present conditions, several shocking forecasts were made. Surprisingly, many of these predictions came true:

(1.)The People's Republic of China embracing capitalism and becoming a global economic superpower.

AMERICATHON: This Film Predicted China's Economic Victory Over USA

AMERICATHON: This Film Predicted China's Economic Victory Over USA

For the first time in decades, the U.S. is no longer the largest economy in the world, and China has become number one, the International Monetary Fund says. The IMF recently released the latest numbers for the world economy, stating that China will produce $17.6 trillion in terms of goods and services-- compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S. -FoxNews

(2.) Vietnam becoming a major tourist attraction among Asia's wealthy and powerful.


(3.) The collapse of the USSR. The depletion of US crude oil production. Jogging suits becoming fashionable as casual wear.

Soviet Union

(4.) A panhandler asks for "$25 for a cup of coffee" — predicting expensive specialty coffee

(5.) The televised boxing match between a mother and son predicts reality television


6.) An America with a devalued dollar and heavily in debt to foreign lenders.


Written by Joen R. Orde, Lucis Philippines contributor

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