Back in 2010, Peter Turchin, a researcher at the University of Connecticut published a paper in the journal Nature. In that paper, he presented an analysis of historical cycles of instability, and predicted that America would suffer a period of major social and economic crisis beginning around 2020. It would appear that his analysis was right. Today, we are are dealing with the economic fallout due to COVID-19, violent protests triggered by the police killing of George Floyd, and now attacks on our fundamental institutions and historical monuments. Unfortunately, he says that his analysis suggests that the worse is yet to come. He says that when pent up social and economic pressures are triggered, the crisis that ensues can typically last 5 to 15 years. Furthermore, he worries that--unless the root causes of the current social instability are properly addressed--this could boil over into civil war. SOURCE: "This Researcher Predicted 2020 Would be Mayhem. Here's What He Says May Come Next." Time Magazine. URL: https://time.com/5852397/turchin-2020-prediction/. Accessed 6/30/2020. So, what do you guys think? Is the next civil war coming sometime in the next 15 years? When I say "war", I mean distinct groups of people fighting to control territory.