posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 11:05 PM
reply to post by Rockpuck
It's interesting to note historically countries don't collapse because of economic woes.. they collapse because the populace reaches a breaking
point long before the economy reaches a breaking point.. they can erode our quality of life, inflate our currency, tax us, fine us, fee us and even
beat us but eventually we tire of it before the monetary policy ends the government.
I think "they" know this, and have a contingency plan to deal with us before they deal with their inability to maintain their own monetary
That's true, entire countries don't collapse because of their economic woes, but empires sure do. The countries themselves always find a way to
continue on as they should have in the first place.
But Rome had basically the same problem we are having now;
Many historians argue that the rapid growth of the empire over a relatively short time and the economic inflation that followed contributed
substantially to the empire's decay. Due to the vast size of the empire, it required an enormous budget to maintain the infrastructure necessary for
its survival, including roads (essential for communication, transportation, and the moving of armies) and aqueducts (many cities relied on the water
thus provided). Moreover, the empire faced enemies on all sides due to its expansion into their territories, and huge sums of silver and gold were
required to keep up its armies. To cope with both problems, the empire was forced to raise taxes frequently, and also to adulterate its coins, causing
inflation to skyrocket into hyperinflation. This in turn caused major economic stresses that some historians regard as central in Rome's
As did the Ottoman Empire which collapsed because it owed a majority of its debt to Rothschild owned-European Banks.
Then it was the British Empire's turn to conquer as much of the world as they could until they became so financially constrained by policing their
empire they took on enormous amounts of debt to the up and coming banking hub, the U.S.
So, now it's the U.S.' turn to attempt world domination and assume mass amounts of debt, and then it will be China's turn.
It's quite interesting that the Banks are always are the center of it all. First, they build up empires and allow them to indebt themselves to the
next blossoming country, then they jump ship when the time's right, let the former empire crumble and start all over again.
I believe as soon as the British relinquished control of Hong Kong back into the hands of the Chinese in 1997, it signaled China as the next empire
destination. Hong Kong is even one of those special city-states like D.C., London, and Vatican City that doesn’t have to follow the same political
rules as the rest of the country they reside in.
Sorry to go off topic.
edit on 19-4-2011 by tooo many pills because: (no reason given)