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    Do you guys have a history forum? For like discussing the past?
     
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    It's called "Current Events".

    Everything that is discussed there has already happened.
     
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    Or "Politics," where the hard left continue to focus on Bush...
     
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    You will get very little comment on posts based on ancient history unless it has to do with philosophical thought and political development. From time to time I begin a thread on history, particularly ancient Roman history, which is particularly interesting to me because the ancent Roman state and the American state have developed along similar lines, with American being a direct descendent in its representative/executive republican structure.

    Both, by the way are best described as "Empires of Trust," that is they developed empires of allies and pretectorates due to having that responsibility foisted on them. Rome would not tolerate instability on its frontiers, and repeatedly, after conquering its foes made those vanquished foes allies, and included them in its sphere of influence to mainly create a peaceful world for the mutual safety and preservation of their institutions.

    Rome created an entire form of law, the "Law of Nations" for handling relationships between themselves and other states in its sphere. It was called by the Romans the "Ius Gentium," meant to be a law of all nations honored in peace and war: the mutual safeguarding of international merchants and diplomats, the granting of a truce for the burial of the dead, abstention from the use of poisoned arrows, etc. Later philosophers attempted to attempted to identify The Law of Nations with "The Law of Nature" and natural law.


    Like America, Rome's worse record is in how it settled it's internal Western lands, its European "tribal" problems, particularly in Gaul (future France), Germania, and Britania, with the best eventual outcome in Britain, at least when one considers the ultimate outcome.
     
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