We are facing political unrest, financial turmoil and a constant threat of terror. The world can be a very scary place. But how will things look in the future? How will countries of the world fare ten years from now? Private Intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting published a report predicting the next decade’s worth of global economic and political developments. And some of their forecasts are truly shocking.

Europe will be split into four: The report claims Europe will become divided ten years from now. They believe the countries will become Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and the British islands as relations break down and they become increasingly estranged from each other. They said: “The European Union might survive in some sense, but European economic, political, and military relations will be governed primarily by bilateral or limited multilateral relationships that will be small in scope and not binding.” FULL REPORT