The Imbecile King - History Repeating Itself?

Posted by freedomforall 2 weeks, 5 days ago to History
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"Charles II was only three years old when he became the supreme ruler of the Spanish Empire in 1665. But anyone who took just one look at the child knew they were all doomed.

Charles had come from a long line of prominent European nobles known as the Habsburgs– a family so exclusive that they frequently married one another in order to keep their blood line ‘pure’.

Genetic defects abounded at as result.
Spain had been the dominant European superpower only a century prior to Charles II. It had vast colonies all over the world, a terrifying army and navy, and unimaginable wealth.

But history proves that an Empire’s wealth and power never last forever.

And even well before Charles II took the throne, Spanish rulers were already running everything into the ground.

One clear lesson from history is that empires tend to be extremely expensive… especially when you’re the dominant superpower, and all of your rivals are constantly waging war against you."

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  • Posted by $ Ben_C 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    Yes, history does repeat itself - over and over. Since the government indoctrination centers no longer teach history as it has occurred students today have no clue. When they are my age it will be WTF happened? My parents didn't live this way.
    In 1962 I took a Modern History class in high school. I was taught history - not philosophy.
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