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Comparatively, our position in the world, and our advances in technology, medicine, and wealth are equal to that of the Roman Empire circa 753BC -1461AD. They were so far advanced in all these areas, at the time of their peak, that the rest of the world was equivalent to third world countries of today. Given the advanced state of the Roman Empire in the 1400's and our advanced state of today, the similarities are quite astonishing. AID's today, Black Plague of yesterday, Charlemagne, a Frank, who became Emperor 800AD signed a treaty that gave away a large part of the Empire. Treaties about to be signed by Obama will give the UN control over our industrial sector by way of Environmental Regulatory control through Climate Change nonsense.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:48 PM on Oct. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Our society will not survive any more than they did if we continue to lose sovereignty, allow debauchery and immoral policies to grow and lose financial stability through overspending. We currently owe our enemies more than we can repay in 50 years. If they call this debt we will be decimated of our own accord.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:48 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Where's Brutus when you need him?????? lololol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:57 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • The United States of America is following in the footsteps that led to the fall of not only the Roman Empire, but of every great nation or empire that has ever gone under. It's is really frightening when one reads the comparisons.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 3:59 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • I can't predict the future - if our nation will someday fall or not.

    But I do think we should avoid the arrogance of the thought "that it could never happen to us."
    mogencreative

    Answer by mogencreative at 4:15 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Maybe if we stopped trying to be an empire? England got too full of herself "Sun never sets on the British Empire" and all that. Now that they have stopped claiming and conquering they seem to be doing alright.


    Of course I'm no history buff so could be wrong.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 4:31 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • History will always repeat itself just in a different century of times. Studying history and it's people will at times deter mistakes that will come about.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • The US has never been in the business of empire building. Basically every country we have ever been in we leave when we can unless as in the case of europe after the great wars we stay because we have been asked to. Even then we don't inject ourselves into their governing.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 5:36 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them."


    --George Santayana


    Reason in Common Sense


    (A VERY insightful man!)

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:38 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • Sure, tell that to the Iraqia and Afghanis. Or Korea, VietNam. We love to butt our noses into others business and tell them how they should do things.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 6:31 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

  • nope
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 6:41 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

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