This book entitled Crucible of Decline is a fictional story revolving around the eventual collapse of the United States dollar and how a corrupted Federal Government headed by President Carson B. Archer declares a national emergency using the "National Security Emergency Response Act" which has been resurrected from the cold war era thereby allowing the federal government to run the nation in a manner befitting of a dictatorship.
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As the story expands, calamity overwhelms all domestic life and disrupts international-balances to a dangerous and explosive level. The beginning chapter tells the roots of this fictional prediction and the destruction of the four Pillars of America's greatness. Paramount is the Cultural Decline of America well underway in the later 20th and early 21st Centuries and has corrupted the Political Pillar and soon collapses the Economic Pillar leaving only the Military Pillar standing under siege but ready to strike back.
The story is supported throughout with commentary, historical references and facts supporting the probability of this fictional story becoming a prophetic reality. Faced with disasters, rising civil violence and an unintentional plague of mass death, the result of the inept authorities, and so gives members of the Military's Joint Chiefs of Staff and a few members of the Cabinet no option but to form and enact a counter-covert plan which reaches its crescendo in the first days of May. (a veiled reference to the 1964 movie, Seven Days in May, based on the novel of the same name by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II, which was published in 1962).