This movie offers a concise encapsulation of issues relating to impending change. The declining American empire is discussed in the historical context that all empires rise and fall.
I don't think that today any super power country will fall like in ancient time, because everything is connected and interlaced. I believe that what we can see is only dominance of a country from the group, but it is unlike to see a fall.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.