posted on Jun, 6 2014 @ 12:01 PM
There are a lot of similarities to this time 100 years ago. With the American Empire making many of the same mistakes the British Empire did then.
With China in roughly the role of America. Russian seems to trying to replay it's own last century.
The parallel isn't direct. But it provides a prism through which you can view current events. You can see similarities between the two Boer Wars and
the two Iraq wars. Between the anarchist bogey man and the terrorist one. China is showing the kind of industrial growth that United States did this
time one hundred years ago. China, and other Asian countries, cultural exports are becoming intertwined with out society. Just as 100 years ago,
Europe became obsessed with America's cultural output.
There's a good chance we'll even have world wars like we did last century. The seeds are already sowed. Not the doom laden nuclear conflicts. But
conventional wars that we many only realize have become world wars when we're deep in them.
But, because we have history to look at, we may avoid all that.
edit on 6-6-2014 by Moresby because: (no reason given)