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History tends to repeat itself. Empires rise and fall in a vicious circle of greed, tribal thinking, prejudice, misunderstandings and envy.

Empires, organisations and companies rise and fall, new are created, get competitors and fall or not, change and evolve, or fall again. People tend to be seduced by either organisations, ideas, tribes, values, often without questioning their source, wondering why they get seduced or what the intention, goal, purpose or competence of the seducer is.
But in the end, it's facts that are more important than fiction.
Or, as they say in NY, true facts.

Do the tedsters have any stories, thoughts or insights about this? Links can be provided.
Excuse my being young and colloquial but... Share or be square..

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  • May 7 2013: First of all, Id like to start questioning the definition of 'facts.' Do you honestly believe that an ordinary human being has access to facts or is he/she being manipulated by the press, the media, the government most of the times? Things that we perceive as being facts might simple be mere fiction. Albeit the manipulation is not as loud as it had been in previous times but it continues to exist, which was clearly demonstrated by the Wikileaks scandal that had occurred. Furthermore, there isn't a direct empire anymore... there aren't direct colonies. However, there are nations in the world that dominate.. that have formed several alliances. And that the nations who do not join the alliances are considered as being direct threats. The falling of empires such as the European Union was clearly demonstrated during the recession where history did repeat itself. Several developing nations such as China now continue to rise. Thus, there definitely has been a shift in power over the former years
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      May 7 2013: I agree with what you're pointing out but I still wonder about the following: 1. an ordinary human being that wants to have access to facts will get them one way or another. We are influenced by the media, the press, the government, some are manipulated, but change is constant 2. Did EU fall? I need some new media 3. China has always been there, it is developing, but I wouldn't call it a rising nation, correct me if I'm wrong. There has been a shift of power - the shift of debt and influences, but is it between the nations and nations only? I'm not convinced.

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