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Old January 25th, 2004 #1
Europe Endless
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Default "empire"

what do you think of this exhilarating and highly dangerous concept?
 
Old January 26th, 2004 #2
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Please elaborate.
I was hoping you would. I guess I see "empire" as a problematic concept because it implies not only dominance (which by nature should be fine) but also assimilation. Successful empires always lead to cosmopolitanism. Once the conquering is over it's simply about money. America is an empire.
 
Old January 26th, 2004 #3
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Originally Posted by Europe Endless
I was hoping you would. I guess I see "empire" as a problematic concept because it implies not only dominance (which by nature should be fine) but also assimilation. Successful empires always lead to cosmopolitanism. Once the conquering is over it's simply about money. America is an empire.
Are not all Empires brought down through assimilation and war weariness? I believe that history shows that Empires are indeed highly dangerous concepts.
 
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