Following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, many began to talk of the Nostradamus predictions and their validity in the wake of Donald Trump’s win.

Nostradamus was born in 1503 and has since been credited, centuries later, for predicting some of the world’s most poignant and devastating events. The astrologer was said to have accurately predicted the French Revolution, Adolf Hitler’s ultimate rise to power and even the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Nostradamus eventually began to write his visions and penned almanacs devoted to his predictions of the future. Ten volumes were produced, each one containing 100 predictions that would foretell events throughout the next 2,000 years (he predicted the world would end in 3797). The prophecies he published under “Les Prophesies,” were each written in four-line verses, or quatrains.

On The World Stage

China could make bold moves to cure the “economic imbalance” in the world with far-reaching effects, according to believers.

Italy could face financial hardship with rising unemployment and loans making it the “epicentre” of a fresh Eurozone crisis.

The country looks set to experience economic turmoil and a deepening banking crisis in the wake the Italian referendum result and Matteo Renzi’s decision to resign.

The “current superpower”, believed to be a reference to the US, is expected to become increasingly ungovernable and incompetent in the year that Mr Trump enters office.

Another prophecy is said to predict a new truce between Russia and Ukraine, which will be opposed by the US but embraced by the EU.

In Latin America, Governments are forecast to move away from left-wing policies, which will help set the stage for potential civil unrest.

The most terrifying of the alleged prophecies is a “Hot War” over global warming and diminishing resources, with the greatest threats said to be biological warfare and terrorism.

In terms of technology, Nostradamus predicted that cloud computing would simply become known as computing, solar power would become more widespread, and commercial space travel would take off with orbital flights around the Earth.