Imagine you had the same leader, very few people, and everything at all times...BAM, back to reality... we change our president every 4 years to avoid our society to fall.The failed societies of Ancient Rome and Natzi Germany with the book “Among the Hidden” all relate by the society being weakened and weakened by the Political, Economic and Social traits such as lack of resources, corrupt leaders, and Over population.
Political Corruption takes a big part when it comes to why societies fall. The Country made it seem that it is a free place to live… Soon to find out that you could only have 2 children to according to the population police. The Article States “Then they started running all that on tv about the Population police, how the population police had ways of finding out everything, how they'd do anything to enforce the law”( Haddix 10). This showed the main character that these leaders aren't who they say they are.
Hitler made everyone believe that he is great and knows what he’s doing… But he soon started Killing the Natzis. The Article States, “The leaders of this society set up Strength through Joy, which gave workers rewards for their work - evening classes to improve education, theatre trips, picnics, and even free holidays to encourage breaks from work for fun” (1). This show’s all the great things this leader did… but ended quickly due to the fact that Hitler turned sides. There are many ways that a society can fail.
Some Societies may think that they have everything, but they really all lack some resources. People are limited to the amount of children they can have in this society because they have a lack of food. The article states, “Actually, Luke didn’t know if there was anyone else like him. He wasn't supposed to exist .Maybe he was the only one” ( Haddix 6). This shows how the main character (Luke) Didn't know anything because the Population police had everything so secure to the third children (who were not to be alive). He doesn't know anything and is not supposed the be alive because the Society has a lack of food needed for a family.
People were losing their Diamonds, which led to War. The Article States, “The civil war broke out, mainly due to government corruption...