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Evo
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Jul17-09, 11:08 PM
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Quote Quote by SW VandeCarr View Post
EDIT: I wasn't able to quote both you and tiny-tim in the previous post (#20), but the first paragraph is directed to you. I trust my re-written post with links satisfies the the requirements.
I didn't see where you reposted sources citing the claims you made and a link to those sources.

Perhaps I wasn't clear.

Where is the source of your claims of economic problems in Rome that are similar to the US?

Quote Quote by SW VandeCarr
This is a common misconception. The Romans themselves were aware of vast lands to the east which had been conquered by Alexander the Great. These lands extended from the eastern boundary of the Roman Empire to India. It's also likely that Romans were vaguely aware of the Han Empire in China whose influence extended to the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea.

Also, the US is a republic with popular elections, a written constitution including a Bill of Rights, a free press and democratic institutions. The Roman Empire had none of these. Unfortunately, the US does have a lot of public and private debt.
When you make a specific claim, you should then post a link to the source as well as posting the specific paragraphs that confirm your post.