Why do great Nations fail?

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx7fNQcJAjs[/ame]
     
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    They fail because they become rich and lazy. The socialists take over and pay for people to not work, eventually no one is working and everything collapses.
     
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    Why do great Nations fail?

    HUBRIS

    Either the leaders themselves fall victim to it, or the leaders are operating with a hidden agenda and they use the hubris of the people to create the downfall.​

    But in both cases it's ultimately hubris that brings down the mighty.​
     
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    Great nations fail when Progressives finally fool a critical mass of people into thinking that their way is the best
     
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    Because their citizens become too stupid to vote.
     
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    A book I was forced to read in college is bubbling up in my memory. The Rise and Fall of Great Nations was it's name. main thesis...Great Nations fall because they invariably overreach their capabilities, get bogged down in foriegn wars and internal strife, eventually falling.
     
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    Greed. Moral collapse.
     
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    In a few choice words:

    Complacency
    Laziness
     
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    GREEDY POLITICIANS - sell out the citizens to special interests, gutting their own economy, making others more powerful, giving more and more entitlements they are unable to pay for, needing to borrow more, eventually leading to collapse.
     
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    Um...politicians are VOTED in.
    If they are corrupt etc. etc. it is because the people don't vote or don't take any time to figure out who they are voting for.

    You are describing a symptom not a cause.
     

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