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Unformatted text preview: ion on the part of the US, its agents, or its allies. This policy puts the US on a collision course with the rest of the world. If all-out competition is pursued with the available weapons of awesome power, the result could be the destruction not just of industrial civilization, but of humanity and most of the biosphere. Impact Module: Iran War Addressing this dependence independently prevents geopolitical upheavals beyond Iran over remaining oil reserves – an advanced high-speed rail system is the only realistic way to reduce oil dependence within the transportation sector Perl, professor of Urban Studies & Political Science @ Simon Fraser University in Canada, director of the Urban Studies Program, November 19, 2011 [Dr. Anthony, “How Green is the High Speed Rail,” http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/18/world/how-green-is-hsr/index.html, Accessed 6/1/12] SM Any debate about the future of high-speed rail must consider where this mobility option fits into the 'big picture' of how transportation systems me...
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