As I started looking into some of the different American issues I realized we had a unique resemblance to Rome in many ways.
So Is america the next Rome?
Another civil war?
First US civil war
The Civil War in the United States began in 1861, after decades of simmering tensions between northern and southern states over slavery, states’ rights and westward expansion. The election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 caused seven southern states to secede and form the Confederate States of America; four more states soon joined them. The War Between the States, as the Civil War was also known, ended in Confederate surrender in 1865. The conflict was the costliest and deadliest war ever fought on American soil, with some 620,000 of 2.4 million soldiers killed, millions more injured and much of the South left in ruin.
Great Roman civil war
Also known as Caesar’s Civil War, was one of the last politico-military conflicts in the Roman Republic before the establishment of the Roman Empire. It began as a series of political and military confrontations, between Julius Caesar (100–44 BC), his political supporters (broadly known as Popular es), and his legions, against the Optimates (or Boni), the politically conservative and socially traditionalist faction of the Roman Senate, who were supported by Pompey (106–48 BC) and his legions.
The war was a four-year-long politico-military struggle, fought in Italy, Illyria, Greece, Egypt, Africa, and Spania. Pompey defeated Caesar in 48 BC at the Battle of Dyrrhachium, but was himself defeated much more decisively at the Battle of Pharsalus.
What is cold civil war ?
A cold civil war is better than a hot civil war, but it is not a good situation for a country to be in. Underlying our cold civil war is the fact that America is torn increasingly between two rival constitutions, two cultures, two ways of life.
as we know ,By 285 CE the Roman Empire had grown so vast that it was no longer feasible to govern all the provinces from the central seat of Rome (which is like america’s future) so The Emperor Diocletian ,divided the empire into halves with the Eastern Empire governed out of Byzantium (later Constantinople) and the Western Empire governed from Rome.
This kind of war is gonna divide country to two part which is like what Diocletian did.
If you want more information about the “US in a COLD CIVIL WAR” click on this link: video
America needs therapy?
Therapy is what folks need when they are suffering, when they are having serious conflicts in their relationships, when they are confused about their identity, and their lives are clearly headed in the wrong direction. Given that, I ask us all to stop, take a moment, and look around.
So first step is identify your problem like some America’s today’s issues are:
Health care, Education, Immigration, Free trade, War, Global warming,…
And the most important one is internal political problem which now is making America divided.
Should we call it United States government or ancient Rome government?
In many ways, the Roman Republic was very similar to the way in which the United States government is organized today. There are three clear divisions of power, as you will see below.
Consuls: Elected by an assembly; ruled as chief executives for one year; controlled the military
2. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Senate: Consisted of 300 members; chosen by aristocrats and responsible for foreign affairs and financial policies
Centuriate Assembly: A group of citizen soldiers that were members for life; elected consuls and drafted/passed legislation
Tribal Assembly: Citizens put into groups depending on where they lived; members for life; elected tribunes
Praetors: Eight judges chosen by the Centuriate Assembly to serve for a year; two of the eight supervised civil court and criminal court
The Twelve Tables was similar to the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments of the Constitution), but it only protected free-born male citizens under the law.
Given to adult man landowners.
But what is Differences?
- Roman republic doesn’t have a separate judicial branch it’s included in an other branch.
- Roman had a provision for a dictator to take over just in case something happens to the consul. Us doesn’t.
- In Rome consuls have religious duties and the Us doesn’t.
- Rome continued to own slaves when the Us stopped.
So I think it’s by no means a foregone conclusion. History doesn’t work that way. And there have been moments where the US looked to be in grave trouble and managed to bounce back. But we have to be really vigilant and defend the integrity of the republic, and defend the integrity of our system, and punish those who abuse our institutions and violate our norms.
by: Kimia Teymouri & Joshua Geiger