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To: muawiyah
Has there ever been a nation in the history of the civilized world whose government so flagrantly pandered to immigrants, especially invaders who came in without that government's consent?

The Roman Empire, right before it imploded and plunged the world into centuries of dark ages?

30 posted on 02/08/2013 6:22:17 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: null and void

yep... hiring foreigners to man their defenses certainly turned out to be a bad idea...


31 posted on 02/08/2013 6:26:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: null and void
BTW, i'm not the guy who posted that. Anyway, the Western Empire crashed about 535 AD ~ due to a serious change in the weather ~ something like a 7 year Fimbul winter. By the time that was over most of the native peoples of Northern and Western Europe that depended on agriculture had been pretty much exterminated.

My own ancestral Breton people said "Merlin" had to replant the grapes in France ~ all the way from Nantes to the upper reaches of the Rhone Valley.

so that by itself would have wiped out Roman civilization in the region.

The climate anomaly set off a good thousand years of seriously reduced expectations in Western Europe, and actually devastated Southern Europe economically ~ and it also wiped out civilization for a good 300 years in China!

By 600 AD just about the only folks with a fairly intact economy and a supply of gold were living in Petra (in what is now Jordan).

32 posted on 02/08/2013 6:36:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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