Great empires crumble

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    when outside races infiltrate the original population.

    Rome, Britain - America next on the list.......
     
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    Your statement is as wrong as it is simplistic. It is also wrong because of its simplicity. Try actually reading about the Roman empire and you will learn that from the very beginning it was made up of different races and its fall was FAR more complex then just that.
     
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    The Jews and Christians didn't fare too well under the Roman Empire. Something about feeding Christians to the lions and destroying the Jewish Temple. The invading barbarians didn't work out too well for the Romans.
     
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    your not the original population!
     
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    I've also heard that widespread acceptance of gays is one of the first steps to bringing your nation/empire to its last days. Most of the simple theories don't seem to pass the smell test.

    Possibly the only compelling reasoning I've heard that can be summed up in a few sentences is that, when an empire becomes successful, its citizens' needs are met more easily and life, as a result, becomes less difficult. In absence of significant hardship on the home front, major sectors of the population eventually grow complacent and do less and less to prevent the corrupt from rotting out their government and economy from its core. A sobering thought in that, if there's any truth to it, every society that experiences any great measure of economic success is doomed.
     
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    Britain had so many immigrants when it fell that it had to advertise for migrant workers from Jamaica and Trinidad to do the crummy jobs, hummmm, you didn't really think this through.
     
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    The very idea of EMPIRE suggests multi-culturalism.

    Leave it to a freaking CLOSET NAZI to miss something THAT obvious.

    Read a book, kid.

    Read a LOT of books, you've got lot of catching up to do of you ever hope to understand the nature of your world.
     
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    Widespread acceptance of gays is at least a symptom that the nation is moving toward its last days. Pursuit of pleasure to the exclusion of all else, family breakdown, loss of cohesiveness among the citizens, loss of religious belief, substance abuse, indolence, ever increasing cruelty as entertainment. We are well on our way. No nation that has ever set its national foot upon this path has ever saved itself.
     
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    I guess you forget we are a country of immigrants?
     

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