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East Asia Tells The Tale

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Sep 20, 2015 at 16:51

Thanks for your comment, Michael. For a great example of a civilization that has been around long enough to have experienced multiple rises and falls, I refer you to Edwin O. Reischauer's "History of East Asia". He chronicles the rise and fall of Chinese dynasties, going back millenia. Major dynasties tended to last roughly 250 years.

The usual scenario was: Tough horsemen would sweep down from the northern Mongolian steppes and sweep away the decadent moonbat-hippies in power. Eventually, the new rulers would become fat, lazy and decadent in their own right, and a new set of horsemen would sweep down and blow them away in turn. Historically, the advent of the Communists and Mao were roughly on schedule after the Manchu dynasty fell apart in the early 20th century. A glance at your schedule for Europe from 1600 is rather ominous, as is the fact that the US will be celebrating its 250th birthday in a few years. I just hate to think of who's coming for us; we could have a lot worse than Mongolian horsemen.

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