80 percent of the world’s population resides in the non-Western parts of the world, but 80 percent of the world’s economic and military power resides in the Western nations. Such is Western power that if America and Western Europe agree, then they can devalue the currency of any country and shatter its economy—they recently did this to Russia.
The primary cause of the imbalance between population size and economic and military power is the 400 years of colonization and imperialism which led to a massive transfer of wealth, land, and resources to the West. This kind of imbalance has now become unsustainable because the non-Western nations have become tired of playing second fiddle to the satraps of the West.
Across the globe, economic woes, political instability, wars, and even civil wars will continue to erupt and intensify till an equitable balance of power is established. The West has enjoyed absolute power for too long. Now it is time for a change.