posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 09:41 PM
America HAS been imitating Rome for quite some time now.......
Military garrisons placed throughout the empire.
The cost of said military crippling the state.
Power being wielded from behind the scenes through puppet and incompetent heads of state.
Assassinations of heads of state.
Vast influence over currencies of trading partners.
Significant cultural influence throughout their empire.
Imposition of foreign policy on other states
edit on 11/9/1212 by Krusty the Klown because: Afterthought