reply to post by chishuppu
look at WW2
Germany was going to be a tribute state. They didn't like that arrangement, and so a war for whatever reason was started. Everything else was a
consequence of looking for a submissive tributary state. In the end it was Asia, last man standing, like WW1, and so made to pay the bill. That is why
all the wars fought after like Korea and Vietnam were fought. To keep that area of influence. They were our markets, but really our colony.
Europe was just as interested in keeping Asia as subject states, respectively. The east, along with what was the USSR, wanted the same tribute. It had
its satellites, but it wanted to starve the US. Ultimately we kept enough tributary states where we starved the soviets out.
This is simple. We need someone, externally to pay tribute, or we have to look to our own people and make classes.
The reason why our states are clamping down on us now is because they are losing control over our former tributaries. Not OUR markets anymore. So we
need to eliminate the middle class made from conquest, and shrink it so the lower class pays tribute. Or else no one can have WEALTH.
Another reason why war is so profitable, not due only to production and sale of arms and war services, but to the tribute set up after.
The ME is not panning out, really. SO we need to look to our own people. If you have such a guilty conscience, then I say work crazy hours for little
pay and have your empire exploit you, or else it needs to exploit a foreigner.
do the math. If not everyone is producing, then someone needs to pick up their slack. Leisure is not free. Having time to educate yourself, vacation,
hour limits on work, ect. These things mean someone else will produce for the people NOT directly making food, shelter, and everything else. (Cant
keep the elderly around then)Not to mention a modern CIVILIZATION needs all sorts of social programs that someone must pay for. If not everyone is
producing then someone else needs to not only keep the empire alive, but give to those programs and social services.
Tribute, by them or us, Choose.
I would respect either choice, as they are inevitable.
edit on 6-11-2012 by manykapao because: (no reason given)