What the Last Roman Emperor Would Tell President Obama Today

by Keith Fitz-Gerald.

Over the course of 700 years, the ancient Roman Empire grew from a small republic to one that stretched from London to Baghdad at its peak. As one of the world’s first true superpowers, the Empire’s achievements included the world’s first standing professional army, economic prowess, intellectual growth and governance principles that are commonly regarded as the basis for modern society. But it is also remembered for its spectacular collapse in less than a century under the weight …

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