Sunday, October 12, 2008

Prompt 5

The rise and fall of nations does follow a pattern. Usually a government starts out small, sometimes motivated by religious reasons. Ancient Egypt became a strong power after a bunch of farmers on the nile were united by a ruler. Greece was united by a conquerer. Rome became a power after a giant democratic figure claimed all power. the middle ages people were united as seperate nations through the new and powerful monarchies. Each of these unifications led to growing economies and a sense of nationalism. Eventually as the purity and cause that drives the nation has been forgotten the government becomes weak and corrupt. The people rebell or are taken by invaders on their rise. Rome became weak and cprrupt and the once very mighty nation was easily conquered by the German tribes who were ablr to unite and take down the power which led to the rise of their newer nation. It seems that in history once the government has gotten too big, or has forgotten the people that the government collapses and is replaced witha newer, smaller, and more powerful one. Its like the circle of life, one dies and another takes its place.


Becca DC said...

I guess I agree. I definitely agree with what you said about Rome but I don't think that happens with all governments. Usually what happens is a revolution or a rebellion occurs and causes a new government to be put in place but not a complete collapse of that government all together.

Erica Perkins said...

I agree. I think that most things somehow fall into this pattern. Something will stay strong for some time and then someone will come along and rebel and others will support and eventually this will lead to the fall because the old thing is no longer popular and has run out of defenses.