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Fallen Societies: Nazi Germans And Ancient Rome

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Imagine a society where you can be in complete relaxation at all times. Few societies have ever been close to being this perfect and although we are not certain as to why societies fall, three main reasons seem to cause them to fall. Societies can fall due to a weak security system, unemployment, and discrimination. Some of the most powerful societies including Nazi Germany, Ancient Rome, and the society within the novel Divergent written by Suzanne Collins, have fallen miserably because of these reasons.

Weak security systems can be a major contribution to a society falling. If a security system is weak and easy to hack into, the country could become endangered. Veronica Roth writes, “The elevator reaches the eighth floor and the doors open. Two guards stand ready with guns in hand, their faces blank. My eyes widen, and I drop to my belly on the ground as the shots go off. I hear bullets strike glass. The guards slump to the ground, one alive and groaning, the other fading fast”(470 Roth). The security is weak because people are controlled by a simulation which allows people to break in and hack into it which usually leads to invasions. Invasions are a popular reason for the downfall of a society. Invasions usually occur because of a weak security system. Teachers Curriculum Institute writes, “In A.D. 476 the Germanic general Odovacar overthrew the last of the Roman emperors and made himself ruler of all Italy. From then on the western part of the Empire was ruled by Germanic tribal chiefs. Roads and bridges were left in disrepair and many fields were left untilled. Pirates and bandits made travel unsafe. Cities declined and trade and business began to disappear”(Teachers Curriculum Institute). The security system in Rome was weak which caused the germanic general to overthrow the last of the Roman emperors. That general led the city to a downfall. Weak security systems can lead to many different things, but generally if you have a weak security system, the society will eventually fall. Even though weak security systems is a big contributor to why societies fall, there is another reason that contributes also.

Another contributor to why societies fall is unemployment within the society. Unemployment is when a large amount of people in the society do not have jobs that they get paid for. If a large amount of people are not getting paid, they don’t receive the resources they need to survive which leads to a large amount of people eventually dying. Veronica Roth writes, “This is where the factionless live. Because they failed to complete initiation into whatever faction they chose, they live in poverty, doing the work no one else wants to do. They are janitors and construction workers and garbage collectors; they make fabric and operate trains and drive buses. In return for their work they get food and clothing, but, as my mother says, not enough of either”(25 Roth). The people who are factionless get a job but they don’t get paid for it, they...

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