You are the Ruler of the World.
Yay for you!
All the wars have been won and you have been appointed (or appointed yourself) as the supreme authority over the entire globe. You might announce
yourself god-like stature, as has been the usual historical way, or just stay a mortal and begin the process of kingship, handing your lofty position
Whichever form of rule you've decided on, an unwelcome challenge awaits you.
Now that all the combined forces are under your command, how will you handle the inevitable insurrections which will pop up early in your reign?
How will you handle us, the fractuous multitudes numbering above seven billions?
Will you use your supreme power as a bloody cudgel or do you see a way to finally bring a global peace.
And, best of all, how will you avoid this (?), the wagging finger of Fate:
All T&C's apply
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away".
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edit on 1/4/12 by masqua because: (no reason given)
edit on 1/5/12 by masqua because: (no reason given)