Why do nations fail?
Nice galil ace
Job 12. Yah is in total control
nations can hasten their own destruction by injustice, bloodshed, horrific practices, and other abominations
nations can sometimes extend their lifespan when they repent at God's prophesied destruction, like Nineveh did in the book of Jonah.
At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot, to tear down, or to make it perish; but if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to do against it. Or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to build up or to plant it; but if it does evil in My sight by not listening to My voice, then I will relent concerning the good which I promised, to do good to it.
Silence and away with you, demon
Bad institutions do play a big role though not to the extend that book says. The idea dictators or colonialism inherently lead to extractive institutions is just wrong. Lack of capital investments, often forgein, as a result of political reasons also often plays a role. Over reliance on natural resources, general political instability, distasters, geography, lack of a market etc. all play their part too. Often it's multiple of these combined
>The idea dictators or colonialism inherently lead to extractive institutions is just wrong.
A lot if them do. Dictators use resources to dole out favors and rewards as well as cementing loyalty. Colonies were bound to generating utility and profit so deviating from that was either costly or not viable for state goals, especially with their tiny budgets.
And many don't. There is simply no general trend in it. Same with the idea about colonies. There is just no actual evidence many of the coutries that had it worse or which were only good for resource extraction ended up with worse institutions. The book is more a polemic than based on any actual research
why is south korea become 1st world when its a plutocracy where all the important people come from the same handful of rich families who are above the law?
why did France manage to industrialize in 19th century and become colonial power despite being under perpetual political turmoil, revolutions, and dictators?
why has Ghana had a perpetual stable democracy since independence and is still a shithole?
They're not supposed to exist.
Nationalism is retarded.
Nationality is a nebulous concept, this is why nation-states fail. They collapse from within, buckling under the pressure of the purity spiral.
>buckling under the pressure of the purity spiral.
The exact opposite happens, they only collapse when so many foreigners are imported that there's no longer a shared identity.
Late stage empires tend to do this because they're ruled by a despot who wants to abuse the actual native population, and a bunch of rootless foreigners are less likely to band together to revolt.
>The exact opposite happens, they only collapse when so many foreigners are imported that there's no longer a shared identity.
That's assuming there ever was a shared identity or that it wasn't an imprompt one pulled out if some planners ass.
>a bunch of rootless foreigners are less likely to band together to revolt.
But they have. In fact theu tend to be the ones who stand up against them or combine with local efforts.
Unironic Anarchist on LULZ
Unironically a pretty good take. Everything artificial eventually falls apart.
Looking at history, they seem pretty natural.
Looking at history, they don't. They haven't been around long, they crumble and disappear, they get redefined or ignored constantly, and they're currently on their way out of cultural existence entirely due to technological advances.
When nations fail they're just replaced by smaller nations thoughever
Yes, they downsize further and further because one's personal community is all that meaningfully exists.
the black kind
And what about stuff like France privatizing EDF, sabotaging it for years before nationalizing it and existing everyone's time and money? Or how Germany shutdown its nuclear plants instead of doing staggered repairs or replacements? What about the housing crisis in Canada or Australia, or the countless politician scandals in the US? At this point incompetency is a global phenomenon.
it's all the same marxists
Lmao take a break.
Anime profile pic and a Twitter post.
Did you scour that site for this?
I accept your consneedsion.
People lose cohesion.
Pure and simple.
Nobody is going to have faith in the people around them, if they are living on a totally different planet from one another.
why shouldnt they fail? They were never designed to be eternal. Maybe its a good thing?
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