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Do you thing the United States is following in the same path as the Roman Empire?


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Asked by FroggyFeet at 11:58 AM on Nov. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • can you elaborate on that?

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:59 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • I was wondering that myself. I was watching some travel/history/food show one night and they mentioned how those in the failing Roman Empire really did not notice that they were in a decline. It was enough to make me think about it.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 12:02 PM on Nov. 23, 2010


    Answer by Carpy at 12:04 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • That was a good article carpy, ITA with the author. Thanks for posting!!

    Answer by kittieashy at 12:13 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • This wouldn't be the first time in our history that this has been said.

    Or if Yeats isn't quite to your taste:

    Ecclesiastes 1:9 (New International Version, ©2010)

    9 What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.

    I suspect, however, that it will be a bit more like the British Empire than the Roman.

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:17 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • My husband was saying that the other day and I asked him to elaborate on it and he made sense.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:27 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Good article Carpy, that's what I was talking about. History repeats itself.

    Comment by FroggyFeet (original poster) at 12:30 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • No, I think we are making our own path


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:16 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • And what is that path sweet? Please show where this country is deviating from the historical norm.

    Answer by Carpy at 1:38 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

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