If there’s one thing empires (the political institutions that desire to create them) need to learn – but refuse to – it’s that #military might makes the empire collapse. The same might that’s needed to make the empire, in the first place. This empire briefly made economic sense, so long as the profits from looting were higher than the costs: when this changes, a busines-savvy emperor (the little known Bussinesius the 1st), would abandon that part of the empire, not hold on to it for dear life.
This is how business is superior to politics: in business, if a sector turns lossy, then in order to not let it drag down the whole vmcorporation, it gets sold off, or stopped. That is unpleasant for the workers that put their hearts and hopes into it, but it is unpleasant only for them, not for all other employees of the business. (Citizens of the empire).
But of course we can’t hope for politicians to be reasonable and think if the good of the people; anyone that shows even the slightest propensity to care for the people, is not allowed in.
Oh and before I forget: bloody #NATO (largest terrorist organization this world has ever seen) will lead to today’s impetlrial downfall (the dynasty of the west).
It is not necessarily such a bad thing for the west to stop domineering the world, but that need not lead to an end to the cycle of rise and fall of empires, in fact unless empiredom is stopped in its tracks by the west (-ern people), it will most likely continue, to the detriment of millions.
- There will be economic suffering in the empire, as living standards drop dramatically
- There will be suffering in the regions conquered by the next empire.
- That empire will collapse and the cycle will start over again with some other empire.