Assuming the US dollar devalues to a point that it loses its status as the international reserve currency - what will replace it? Around these parts I'd expect the response to be 'Gold Standard!!!' or 'Silver Standard!!!'. Some of you would want to believe this - as this would make you immensely wealthy in the new order. Do you truly believe that power-hungry politicians and their bankster accomplices would really be willing to surrender their power to conjure money from thin air? Historically we have seen 'Executive Order 6102' - FDR's Gold Seizure. In Australia, Section IV the Banking Act is still de jure and can be re-activated to enforce compulsory gold purchase at vast discounts. That is, discount to the Reserve Bank. The fiends will try to seize all private PMs to restore 'faith' in their fiat by the Sheeple. (A fine time to have a boating accident.) Then they'd opt for another fiat-paper arrangement. The closest alternative I know about is IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) composed of a basket of four currencies - USD, Euro, British Pound, Yen. As far as I can tell, this is like selling whiskey branded as 'medical hangover cure' since this instrument is just the same fiat rebranded. Does any one have any other suggestions about what would be the reserve when the $US is no longer the global reserve?