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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #47)

Fri May 20, 2016, 11:10 AM

54. yours is merely one of many possible ways as to how it works.

"I'm sorry...but that's how human civilization works..."

Throughout history, nation-states have regularly divested themselves of lands and populations willingly (e.g., the Sumerian Empire, the de-colonization movement by the west of the mid-twentieth century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, etc).

Hence, yours is merely one of many possible ways as to how it works, regardless of irrelevant sorrow.




(Suggest Paul Kennedy, 'Rise and Fall of the Great Powers' and 'From Sumer to Rome: The Military Capabilities of Ancient Armies' by Karen Metz for additional perspectives)

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