The United States will colonize some desert regions prior to becoming a "5th world country", and will have the support of about 200, 000,000 Americans.
Let the nuking begin.
Build their gallows high
We'll have 3 new 'territories'... Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria... re-populated and striving for statehood!
There was talk in the mid 90's of switching from the Dollar to the Euro, that is a fact.
Oil is traded in England, I forgot the town, the main body of oil trading, and right now, due to the influence of England and their reluctance to surrender to the EU their sovereignty, that is holding this all back.
BUT, if this is ever changed....