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How does this make sense?

From "The Millennial Messiah" by Bruce R. McConkie, Page 491
"It is our firm conviction as a people that the stars and stripes will be waving triumphantly in the breeze, as a symbol of the greaatness and stability of the United States of America, when the Lord comes.   This nation was established to be the Lord's base of operations in this final gospel dispensation.   From it the gospel is to go to eveery other nation and people.   The greater its influlence among the nations of the world, the more rapidly the gospel spreads.   But the Lord has told us that all nations, the United States included, shall cease to be when he comes."
This seems to say that before the Lord comes again the American flag will be flying over a nation that does not exist.    I have read other statements attributed to prophets and apostles saing the same things, but never together or in the same paragraph   Any thoughts on how that can happen?


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I take it to mean that the U.S. will still be a nation when He first arrives, but that He will then immediately organize His Kingdom to take its place.


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Maybe it means that no country will have been successful in invading the US and therefore laying claim to any of its land, but the government itself will be gone. After all, is the US the government or the people? Even the government is supposed to be "By the people". So absence of government doesn't necessarily indicate absence of US.

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!
- Samuel Adams
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