My take has been that if America collapses, the rest of the world will too. In fact, the rest of the world may do it first. This means that being an ex-patriot in places like Thailand could be physically dangerous.
So, in 2008 (just before the election) I bought a small farm in central Kentucky. It’s an entire finger of a plateau about 80 feet above a beautiful valley. I moved there from my 45 year home of Seattle in late summer of 2011.
I confess that the reason I can stay sane about what has been happening in the world and, specifically, US politics and economy, is that I am no longer dependant on the infrastructure as I was in Seattle.
Bottom line: For me the answer was to stay within the US and move to a commonwealth.
I agree. If one was going to flee it should be to an English speaking primarily Christian country. Gringos in central and south America would be brutalized.
But, as you said, you can’t escape the global collapse anyway.
Sounds gorgeous, Cuban leaf...
Good for you!