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Dec19-08, 07:53 PM
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Quote Quote by arildno View Post
I don't see the relevance of such a comparison, not the least since the Roman state started out as a kingdom.
I think the comparison between the two is relevant because before rome collapse , it was in debt, much like the United states right now. Like the united states, government grew to a gargantuan size, providing services for the Romans through taxes, much like government supported programs in the US. Rome was a superpower , much like the US is a superpower today.