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World Economic Policies Impact on US Nuclear Deterrence

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Much of the US power has been based on the power and stability provided by the US Dollar serving as the reserve currency for much of the world. What happens to US nuclear deterrence strategies if Saudi Arabia along with BRICS+ nations vote later this year to abandon the Petrodollar? Will extended deterrence fall by the wayside during the climate of geopolitical isolationism that would invariably follow? Is this threat to US hegemony a potential catalyst to open war between great power competitors?