I don't like trying to draw parallels with the past in an attempt to predict the future. Each situation is unique, Rome fell and never rose again. Germany f*cked up about as bad as any country could possibly f*ck up TWICE, but rose above it and is currently getting along fine.
We're in uncharted territory here, the Visigoths are at the gates and the caged lions have been released and are wandering the streets...and what's that you say about a plague...?
I'm at a complete loss at this point and can't makes sense of what could or should happen, let alone make a guess at what's going to happen.
Good coffee, good weed, and time on my hands...