|Marines at Hamburger Hill|
What other countries and civilizations have done the same thing? Is the tired old colloquialism "Those that do not read history are destined to repeat it" really so true? Where shall I start my attempt at converting you? Persia. Yeah, thats the place. An empire that by all accounts was one of the greatest in history, but why are they now reduced to a handful of bickering Islamic states that all hate the US? It stated long ago when the God Kings still sat on the golden thrones at Persepolis.
|Xerxes - the Beneficent God-King|
|Picts - Progenitors of the Scots|
|Goths - Not the kind that cut themselves while listening to techno emo music.|
|The Sacking of Rome|
Overconfidence, greed and racism lead to the downfall of two great empires, but does it stop there? Join me next week as I look into more empire breaking events across history.