THE UNITED STATES IS CARTHAGE TODAY

 THE UNITED STATES IS CARTHAGE TODAY, BUT NOT ANCIENT ROME TODAY.

 

AMERICAN PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THE UNITED STATES IS A MODERN VERSION OF THE ANCIENT ROMAN EMPIRE. AS IN ANCIENT ROME, THE USA ALSO HAVE THE SENATE. BALD EAGLE ON THE EMBLEM OF THE UNITED STATES COPIES OF THE ROMAN EAGLE. IN THE CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES IS THE CAPITOL AND IN ANCIENT ROME WAS THE CAPITOL.ANCIENT ROME INVENTED THE RULE "DIVIDE ET IMPERA" AND THE UNITED STATES UNITED CONSTANTLY APPLIED THAT RULE. HOWEVER,ALL THESE SIMILARITIES ARE ONLY SYMBOLIC.DE-FACTO ANCIENT ROME WAS A MILITARY POWER, BUT THE UNITED STATES IS A TRADING POWER.


REAL TRADING EMPIRE OF THE ANCIENT WORLD WAS CARTHAGE .THE UNITED STATES MORE LIKE CARTHAGE THAN ROME . HERE IS SOME EVIDENCE FOR THIS CLAIM:


1. CARTHAGE HAD THE LARGEST NAVY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN (300-350 WARSHIPS ACCORDING TO POLYBIUS) . TODAY THE UNITED STATES HAVE THE LARGEST NAVY IN THE WORLD

2. THE CARTHAGINIAN NAVY ALLOWED CARTHAGE TO HAVE FULL CONTROL OF THE SEA TRADE ROUTES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. TODAY THE UNITED STATES NAVY CONTROL THE MAIN SEA TRADE ROUTES.


3. THE FIRST EVER CARTHAGE WAS BUILDING WARSHIPS IN SERIES. TODAY THE UNITED STATES ALSO BUILD DESTROYERS AND AIRCRAFT CARRIERS IN SERIES


4. THE SAILORS OF CARTHAGINIAN NAVY WERE RECRUTED FROM LOCAL POOR CARTHAGINIANS AND CARTHAGINIAN NAVY OFFERED FINANCIAL SECURITY FOR THIS SAILORS. TODAY IN THE US NAVY MOSTLY SERVE POOR NATIVE AMERICANS AND US NAVY OFFERED FINANCIAL SECURITY FOR THIS PEOPLE .


5. UNLIKE THE CARTHAGINIAN NAVY , THE CARTHAGINIAN ARMY RECRUTED FROM MULTIETHNIC MERCENARY TROOPS. TODAY MANY MILITARY TASKS FOR THE UNITED STATES ARMY IS PERFORMED BY PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES (SUCH AS BLACKWATER ).THESE PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES RECRUTED MERCENARIES (NOT US CITIZENS). UNLIKE THE  CARTHAGINIAN ARMY , THE ARMY OF ANCIENT ROME  WERE RECRUITED  ONLY FROM ROMAN CITIZENS  FOR A LONG TIME.


6. CARTHAGE INHERITED ITS ROLE AS THE LEADING TRADING EMPIRE FROM TYRE AND SIDON.THE UNITED STATES INHERITED THE ROLE OF LEADING TRADING EMPIRE FROM GREAT BRITAIN.


7.CARTHAGE WAS AN OLIGARCHIC REPUBLIC WITH ELEMENTS OF DEMOCRACY.THE UNITED STATES IS DEMOCRATIC FEDERATION , BUT THE ROLE OF OLIGARCHIC CLANS IN THE USA HAS ALWAYS BEEN VERY LARGE.


FROM THE FOREGOING WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSION: THE UNITED STATES IS CARTHAGE TODAY, BUT NOT ANCIENT ROME TODAY.