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History has taught us nothing

we failed to learn and we shall fail to improve

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#8 - xMGx (11/19/2012) [+] (7 replies)
#68 - phanact (11/20/2012) [-]
BUT ITS ONLY 2012 NUGA

HOW CAN THERE BE 2067!?!?!?!?!?!?
#35 - srskate (11/20/2012) [-]
"The night mother will be most displeased"
User avatar #24 - Zydratejunkie (11/19/2012) [+] (2 replies)
The actual quote is: "The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall."

In 2008, someone added all the rest to it and spread it around the internet, it was re-written that way for the specific purpose of matching what the US was facing then, and still is now.
#183 - randomnab (11/20/2012) [-]
"Cicero keeps Mother oiled up"

-Cicero 4E 201
#61 - deathwilldie (11/20/2012) [+] (1 reply)
What if we actually listened to what the nightmother has to say? I think she knows a think to two on how to run an economy.
#43 - worldofwarcraftdog ONLINE (11/20/2012) [-]
we did learn, and these guys wanted us to remember, but **** if that ever happened
#122 - ronyx (11/20/2012) [+] (3 replies)
You always see people on FJ saying how the governemnt is all wrong and how they know exactly how to fix everything and make the debt go away and take the welfare away and make the economy bloom, but instead of actually trying to fix things like becoming a governor, senator, getting more involved in politics, speaking with your senators or congressman about the problems they would rather whine on FJ which solves nothing.
#44 - lankanboy (11/20/2012) [+] (5 replies)
2067 years? There has only been 2012 years!
#142 - pettler (11/20/2012) [+] (20 replies)
Because 90% of the people think that history is boring and unnecessarry.  And I have to deal with those 						*******					 because I'm going to be a history teacher. Can't even name the number how many times people said to me "You becoming a history teacher? Damn that sounds boring."
Because 90% of the people think that history is boring and unnecessarry. And I have to deal with those ******* because I'm going to be a history teacher. Can't even name the number how many times people said to me "You becoming a history teacher? Damn that sounds boring."
#103 - infinitereaper (11/20/2012) [+] (6 replies)
>Kill everyone   
>No more problems   
>World saved
>Kill everyone
>No more problems
>World saved
#79 - lackofcareingerer (11/20/2012) [-]
i support welfare and don't take any, **** me right?
#54 - kuracha (11/20/2012) [-]
The economy is pretty much this bad
The economy is pretty much this bad
#6 - boegywoegy (11/19/2012) [-]
My thoughts. Also epic paint skills.
#132 - diablojoe (11/20/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Cicero is best politician
User avatar #77 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (11/20/2012) [+] (3 replies)
I learned from history.

Maybe because I want to be a ******* historian.
User avatar #69 - newsmyrna (11/20/2012) [-]
Cicero never said that it's fiction Rome refunded its treasury buy conquest and spoils of war a lot of the time.
User avatar #46 - iliekcereal (11/20/2012) [+] (18 replies)
*Warning: Political ******** *
It's kind of funny to me. What led to the eventual destruction of the Roman empire?
-Welfare: Bread and circuses kept the poor entertained and fed, keeping them pacified and complacent as the empire declined
-Assimilation: After many Barbarian attacks from outside Rome, Roman culture was eventually adapted to satisfy and assimilate Barbarian tribes to prevent future attacks.
-Over-extension: Rome's empire eventually became too vast to efficiently govern, and as a result, Rome's economy suffered as they began to be attacked by other empires and nations.
-Nationalism: Late Roman emperors designed plans to place their dominance as far as possible into the future. They waged wars to regain lost territories and stomp out their enemies. These wars eventually led to an unsustainable economic deficit.
-Military: Rome's main area of work was in the army, and as the population grew, so did their military. Spending on war became excessive and unsustainable, and all the fighting angered surrounding areas, who eventually fought back and took Rome down.

Sound familiar?
User avatar #22 - Natendragon (11/19/2012) [+] (2 replies)
As much as I agree with this, you do have to remember that the Roman empire fell, whether this was a factor or not.

I blame their addiction for entertainment.
And guess what country is following in their footsteps?
User avatar #33 to #22 - Lambda (11/20/2012) [-]
All empires must fall. But the Romans had a bloody good run, I'd say.
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