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It's coming up the Saudis and us made a back room deal to break Russia's economy now that it's tied so heavily to oil. Cut the price in half and russian rubles slide down past the 10% mark they already lost a couple of months ago.

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I have only recently learned what SPQR means... I value your shared knowledge

 

 

Why did the Romans Fail????

 

Thanks for the compliment.

 

Multitude of factors of which the predominant appear to be a breakdown in their social structure as well as economic base where their competitors simply surpassed them. A society cannot buy into their own public relations nor can they hide from their social ills otherwise they doom themselves to a false reality that ultimately overcomes them. What ultimately finished them off was their internal fighting. They actually believed they would ultimately end it by splitting themselves into Eastern and Western Rome but we see how it further weakened them into what we have know which as Italy and Romania.

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Thanks for the compliment.

 

Multitude of factors of which the predominant appear to be a breakdown in their social structure as well as economic base where their competitors simply surpassed them. A society cannot buy into their own public relations nor can they hide from their social ills otherwise they doom themselves to a false reality that ultimately overcomes them. What ultimately finished them off was their internal fighting. They actually believed they would ultimately end it by splitting themselves into Eastern and Western Rome but we see how it further weakened them into what we have know which as Italy and Romania.

Do you feel like we do???

 

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Thanks for the compliment.

 

Multitude of factors of which the predominant appear to be a breakdown in their social structure as well as economic base where their competitors simply surpassed them. A society cannot buy into their own public relations nor can they hide from their social ills otherwise they doom themselves to a false reality that ultimately overcomes them. What ultimately finished them off was their internal fighting. They actually believed they would ultimately end it by splitting themselves into Eastern and Western Rome but we see how it further weakened them into what we have know which as Italy and Romania.

 

Ultimately I feel as if it was the result of the breakdown of citizenship and the dilution of culture. Rome was built upon logistics and citizenship which defended it's borders, and as Rome prospered it became common for Roman citizens to slice off their thumbs to avoid military service. This resulted in most soldiers being immigrants, who did not feel an allegiance to Rome, and resulted in the failure of Rome to meet it's enemies.

 

That and the gradual decline of it's technological superiority in military arms and tactics and ability to adopt to meet new threats. Imagine how much bloodier Iraq would have been if we never felt the need to introduce armor to vehicles to counter small arms and IEDs.

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Ultimately I feel as if it was the result of the breakdown of citizenship and the dilution of culture. Rome was built upon logistics and citizenship which defended it's borders, and as Rome prospered it became common for Roman citizens to slice off their thumbs to avoid military service. This resulted in most soldiers being immigrants, who did not feel an allegiance to Rome, and resulted in the failure of Rome to meet it's enemies.

 

That and the gradual decline of it's technological superiority in military arms and tactics and ability to adopt to meet new threats. Imagine how much bloodier Iraq would have been if we never felt the need to introduce armor to vehicles to counter small arms and IEDs.

Just think how much happier everyone would be if we stopped fighting

 

why do we fight Junker Green? Who are you fighting against?

 

we are all humans here

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The mindset of our Military has outgrown world domination because frankly it's contrary to our national thought as a people thus we're now truly peacekeepers who only seek to restore order. Consider it like being world policemen who don't want to tell governments how to run themselves, merely telling them the violence is ended and showing them better ways how to live and interact with their people more peacefully.

 

The problem is like everyone else's, our government. Like all other governments everything we do is tied to some national need or "interest" rather than simply doing the right thing for the right reason which is what our Troops are simply trying to do. Again it's not about dictating anything to anyone except stopping the senseless bloodshed because our world is becoming increasingly smaller with the passing of each day. The world is becoming too lethal so the insanity of the azzholes who would perpetuate their will over others or make a dishonest buck on other's human misery has to stop. It's as simple and complex as this.

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Just think how much happier everyone would be if we stopped fighting

 

why do we fight Junker Green? Who are you fighting against?

 

we are all humans here

 

Because faith and paper are worth the blood.

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