Predictions of McGeorge Bundy

About politcal scientist McGeorge Bundy and his predictions for the future from the past of the world.


McGeorge Bundy served as special assistant for national security affairs under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. A political scientist by profession, he is currently president of the Ford Foundation.

Past Predictions: No record.

Future Predictions: For 1979-1991

--Bad harvests for 3 years running produce the Great Famines of 1979-1981. Food shortages in the U.S. spark the worst riots in the nation's history, and similar shortages in France cause equally devastating civil violence there. Some 65 million people throughout the world die. The immediate crisis ends with bountiful grain harvests in 1982 and 1983.

For 1984--A succession of sudden and entirely unexpected nuclear explosions ravages an American city. The U.S. Nuclear Uses Technology Reaction Analysis Team (NUTRAT) determines at once, through quick but through analysis of scientific data involved, that the blast is the doing of Communist China. The Presi- of the U.S. thereupon authorizes an identical missile-launched attack upon a large Chinese city. Peking, assuming that the American attack is a cover for what is actually Soviet aggression, responds in kind against a Russian city to complete the triangle. As it turns out, China was not the original belligerent, and the President of the U.S. offers reparations. Peace is restored among the 3 nations. The 3 cities, where 10 million people have died, are rebuilt, never again to be known by their original names. (Instead, they are renamed "Remembrance"--each in the language of the country in which it is located.) It city was done by 2 terrorists--who commit suicide--working in tandem with 2 American is discovered that the bombing of the American nuclear energy companies and 2 small totalitarian countries bent on destroying the U.S.

For 1988--Seventy nations, including the 30 most highly populated, sign the Population Protocols of 1988, under which they agree to stabilize their populations at specific levels. China and India each pledge to hold their population steady at 1.2 billion. Brazil's level of stabilization will be 400 million. Brazil, incidentally, has emerged as the most powerful country in Latin America.

For 1989--On October 24--United Nations Day--the Great Covenant of Survival is signed in New York City. Its guiding principle is capsulized in the Preamble: "To do all that must be done for our survival--and to do nothing more." For the 1st time in history, the nations of the world are able to establish guidelines that effectively insure peace, and end threats to their own survival--without sacrificing their own sovereignty or national identity.

For 2024--A World Conference on Under-employment and Inflation has been established as a 1st step in dealing with an international underemployment rate of 12% and a monthly inflation rate of 3%.

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