Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 decade ago

Does it bother anyone?

Does it bother anyone that Pax Romana lasted for at least 200 years, while Pax Americana is in its twilight after just 50?

Update:

Including me, apparently!

Update 2:

I'm glad to see some folks answered seriously even though the question was kind of inflammatory. Yeah it was inane =)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    what 50 years were we at peace?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    During this time the Romans still fought a consistant number of wars against neighboring states and tribes, most notably the Germanic tribes and Persians, and there was still political unrest among the noble families. Nonetheless, the Pax Romana was an era of relative tranquility, in which Rome endured neither major civil wars, such as the perpetual bloodshed of the first century BC, nor serious invasions, such as those of the Second Punic War three centuries prior.

    This period is generally considered to have lasted from 27 BC, when Augustus Caesar declared an end to the great Roman civil wars of the first century, until either AD 180, when emperor Marcus Aurelius died, or the death of his son, Commodus, in AD 192. It was a time in which Roman commerce thrived, unhampered by pirates or marauding enemy troops. It was not always peaceful; rebellions frequently appeared, but were mostly quelled. For example, British tribes (Queen Boudica and the Iceni) rebelled against harsh Roman rule in AD 60 and at least 150,000 people lost their lives, a figure which does not include the massacre and starvation after the British defeat.

    Additionally, both border skirmishes and Roman wars of conquest happened during this period. Trajan embarked on a series of campaigns against the Parthians during his reign and Marcus Aurelius spent almost the entire last decade of his rule defending the frontiers of the Empire. Indeed, one might argue that Rome was constantly involved in some conflict or another during the "Pax Romana." However, the interior provinces remained largely untouched by warfare, thus giving the empire the semblance of peace.

    DIFFERENT TIME AND PLACE. THE ROMANS QUELLED PROBLEMS VERY VIOLENTLY THE REST WERE TOO SCARED TO RISE UP.

  • 1 decade ago

    WWII laid the foundation for many of the conflicts that we are seeing today. Israel was created, as were many of the nations in the Middle East today with their modern borders. Europe has seen more peace though than it ever has in modern history.

    But this does not really bother me. Especially coming from the viewpoint that humanity is evil, so evil that you sometimes have to go to war in order to stop people from hurting innocents.

  • Eric H
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I think we have at least another 50 to 100 years of playing the role of global leader ahead of us.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What makes you think it is in it's twilight. Some facts would help here, anyone can post inane claims here, and often do.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, does't bother me and frankly, I don't think its in its twilight nor do I think its been only 50 years. Try more like 100-120 years.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It bothers me that you spread fear and propaganda. Go home foreign devil.

  • 1 decade ago

    No

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    umm, what?

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