Sunday, October 12, 2008
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.