On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom will hold a referendum to decide whether or not it will remain in the European Union.

There have been rumblings of such a referendum for quite some time now, but Prime Minister David Cameron, under extreme pressure from conservative politicians across the U.K., has officially announced that they will begin work to decide whether or not they should keep their place in the EU.

That’s all well and fine, but what would the U.K.’s abandonment (now referred to as Brexit) mean for other nations around the world, including the U.S.?

Although the maneuver’s potential effects on Britain sit in plain view, figuring out what this means for the rest of the world is a little more difficult.

Although the maneuver's potential effects on Britain sit in plain view, figuring out what this means for the rest of the world is a little more difficult.