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Why were infant mortality rates more or less the same until modern times?
under these conditions, instability becomes a very subjective term that you can make whatever you want.
I honestly would not have a problem if a military leader took 20 million soldiers, slaughtered a few corporations and fired the government, and then held new elections, baring anyone from the establishment from running, and then retired. In fact, this would be my ideal. This cure would not be worse than the disease. For the leader would retire and things would return to the way they ought to be.
Where's your source? I call BS. Doesn't change the fact that the Catholics were even bigger charlatans than the Wiccans. And much of modern medicine is based on the knowledge that came from ancient medicinal practices.
The Europeans didn't get the tech from the east, they developed the tech, as the source I provided pointed out.
Heresy was a crime because the Catholics for the most part were a bunch of religious control freak nutcases. Who, by the way, completely ignored the teachings of JC.
Bingo, glad you finally got it, which also makes all your claims about instability a bunch of nonsense to prop up beliefs in the Catholic Church and Empires.
By the way, it was Mexico that attacked the U.S., they thought they could beat us in a war, having a larger more experienced army due to constant battles to defeat numerous revolutions. Mexico lost a war of aggression, and Mexico never had a legitimate claim to CA. I am not going to bother to refute your other false claims.
Yeah, that would be like trying to perform surgery with a butcher knife. History has shown that the military dictator never retires. It has only happened twice in all known history.
Ron Paul has been saying a lot of intelligent things lately, but he still believes in the Free Market, which is communism IMO. It is unrealistic idealism that allows people to get by with doing very bad things to others.
The Wicca were respected individuals who were botanists and studied how the human body worked. They were the alchemists of the day, who developed a great deal of what we know of as chemistry.
It was the Catholics who thought disease was cause by evil spirits. Why large numbers of people ever became Catholic is the biggest mystery.
My source says one ingredient came from the East, saltpeter. The Europeans developed gunpowder, and then canons and firearms, which gave them military superiority over the rest of the world. Why do you insist on giving credit to the East for things they did not invent?
You are the one who has to show that your claims about instability have any merit.
California never belonged to Mexico. The U.S. had as much right to the territory as the Mexicans. Mexico started a war of conquest, lost, and was then forced to give up claims to territory that it did not control.
Washington is one of the two, can you name the other? I have yet to see you point out any facts. Putin wasn't the first President of Russia. All evidence shows he was forced to step down.
While a few U.S. Presidents took on considerable power, they were never nowhere near to being dictators, and there is never any justification for a dictator.
Maybe the bigger problem is that we have allowed too many people into our country who do not respect our culture and our beliefs.
When the economy is unstable, people loose long-lasting fortunes and establishments. Simple enough proof.
Mexico, least you forget, is far more native American than the US.
Modern science didn't just appear out of nowhere. Newton was fascinated with alchemy.
The forces that stopped the attempt of the Ottoman's to conquer Europe had cannon as well. And this was long after cannons were invented.
This only proves that instability causes economic break downs. The real answer is to look at what caused the instability, and historically that has been a concentration of wealth.
Not the people who rule Mexico, and then only on their mother's side. That the Spaniards raped Native American women at will hardly puts them on the moral high ground.
Sorry, but U.S. presidents are not dictators, nor have they ever been.
The Ottomans lost, to the Slavs and the Holy Roman Empire.
Concentration of wealth creates economic instability, see the 1890ties, 1920ties and the last decade.
Lincoln did not suspend civil rights and privileges. It is just another gross exaggeration on your part.
Wicca existed in Europe long before Christianity ever came to Europe
Now larger and larger groups are beginning once again to embrace the superior philosophy of Wica. Alchemy was was always deeply entwined with Wica.
The much larger Ottoman Empire managed to defeat a few small countries in southeast Europe, who were unaided by the rest of Europe, but when it came to meeting larger armies, even though the Ottomans commanded larger armies, they were still defeated and pushed back, demonstrating that they did not have superior military power, and certainly not better develop cannons, which they purchased from other European countries. Your point ignores the facts.
Lincoln put laws into effect in war zones, not the same as you claim. Your link does not prove your claims, but just the opposite.
U.S. style democracy has continuously proved itself to be a superior form of government. The people of the U.S. continue to prove that they will stand up to the rich and powerful, using government to defend their rights.
The people who want to undermine the U.S. government are in fact people who do not believe democractic institutions of representative government. Right now, too many of the people are being fooled by those who want to destroy the very institutions that protect our liberty. That is our current problem.
I proved that the Ottomans didn't have superior or advanced cannon tech, and that it was the Europeans who developed the technology.
Americans who violate U.S. law are deprived of their rights, as they should be. Doesn't prove that Lincoln was a dictator.
You really don't get, or refuse to get, what representative government is all about. You have been proven wrong at every point, while trying to support the idea that empires are better than democracy. Who do you think you are fooling?
In the case of cannons, firearms, and gunpowder, they were invented in Europe, and I provided the links of the history that shows just that. You are now clinging to fantasy.
You are a fan of the Roman Empire over the Republic, the Catholic Church, the Ottoman Empire, and NAZI Germany. It is clear why you don't care for the U.S. or our principles.
While the U.S. isn't perfect, our form of government is far superior to any Empire. When the people of the U.S. wake up to that reality, we will be far better off as a nation.
The oldest physical data on the development of pure nitrates or saltpetre, which is the key ingredient of gunpowder, comes from China, not the middle east. This formula passed through the middle east, but all evidence shows that no improvements were made. Once this formula arrived in Europe, then it was advanced to produce gun powder, cannons, and firearms. There after European military technology far surpassed the rest of the world.
You just want to distort the picture and pretend that representative government can not work, despite the vast majority of the evidence proving the contrary.
1000 years of stagnant peasant culture with barely any technology to speak of, living in the ruins of one of the most advanced civilization to ever live.
European tech was considerably more advanced then mainstream historians have taught. How else could they have taken a few new technologies, added them to their existing technology, and then advanced them far beyond what others had achieved? Do the research and you will see that this is true.
Rapid technological advances have been common throughout human history. In the situation of Renaissance Europe, it was re-establishing democratic institutions the proved the catalyst.
By the way, communism isn't working in China, their current success comes from a trade imbalance created to enrich international bankers. China's current climb in status will be short lived, as they are failing to develop a sustainable economy, at the same time, doing a great deal of environmental damage to their country, far worse than what is happening here in the U.S..
Our modern civilization is going through rapid changes as we speak, and in the next decade, huge forces will reshape our world as we know it. What we are seeing right now is the death throes of our corporate controlled world.
Wasn't until th dark ages ended that freedom and progress followed. The midle class was born, and Europe was better off.