Originally posted by NeoQuest
It seems to me as though the late ancient period and the middle ages saw a reconstruction of civilization.
For europe, yes, the europeans had to emerge from a realtively uncivilized dark age. However, keep in mind, the dark age refers to the lack of
written evidence from that time, and a relative lack of archaeological evidence, but people didn't live in caves and abandon all the cities.
Is my theory correct or not?
It seems relatively correct. Not sure that this is a conspiracy theory no? and is there any further opinion on it?
You can also find that greek and medetereanan civilization went through a collapse from a civilized height at the end of the bronze age, it affected
some areas worse than others. Sometimes its called the "Bronze Age Systems Collapse". That'd be a term worthwhile googling. Also notice that the
Harrapan civilization seems to have crumbled apart, whether because of invadian iranians or internal problems, who knows. Also notice that the
toltecs in mexico abandoned their cities, only for a later tribe to find all that lost knowledge and re-establish a civilization upon its ruins.
So will the old nations at the center of the earth ever regain their leadership or not?
You mean like iraq and egypt and the indus valley? And crete?
Doubtful that they'll be major powers.
Or are we about to witness something different, like a universal human civilization?
Consider that global trade now
is only just starting to reach pre-WWII levels. This could be seen as another cycle of rebuilding. Things
looked promising from some perspectives pre-wwii, but then it all went to poo, so who knows? A big difference now is that the world is basically
uni-polar, whereas back then there were multiple great global powers, both in terms of nations (britain, the US, germany, russia, japan) and
ideologies (capitalism, colonialism, nativism, fascism, totalitarianism, communism, etc etc).