Life Cycle Of Empires Essay

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INTRODUCTION Politics is defined as the activities associated with the governance of a country or area, especially the debate between parties to having power. It shows that "who gets what, when, how and at whose expense”. Then, the state of a country or region in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services and the supply of money are called economy. Economy is also a careful management of available resources. The function of economy is utilize a human efforts to solve the problem of scarcity. The scarcity happen and arises because resources are limited but human needs and wants are unlimited. So, the political economy is defined as the provisioning of society 's material needs and wants from scarce resources from level micro,…show more content…
Based on the film, it tells that the empires do not begin or end on a certain date but it they do end. It shows that empires have rise and fall situation. The soldier diplomat and traveller, Lt. General Sir John Glubb has analyzed the life cycles of empires and civilizations in his essay The Fate of Empires. He found remarkable similarities between them all. An empire lasts about 250 years or 10 generations from the early pioneers has passed through clearly identifiable stages. Glubb calls these the six ages to explain the lifespan of an empire. Every new empire begins with the age of the pioneers, courageous individuals with passion. Next, is the age of conquests where vision who conquer new territories, perhaps taking over the remnants of an earlier collapsed civilization. Then, the new empire will enters an age of commerce. Great wealth is created through enterprise and trade, making use of the best cultural traits and technological achievements of the vanquished empire. Next comes the age of affluence, a critical juncture in the life cycle of an empire and the time when things to begin go wrong. In the age of affluence, Glubb says, "there does not appear to be any doubt that money is the agent which causes the decline of this strong brave and self-confident

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