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    Default Which era in history best mirrors our own?

    Id say their are a lot of parallels between, the first half of the 20th century, and our time. Massive technological transformations combined with massive political and social change.

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    The latter part of the Roman Empire right before it collapsed in on itself under the weight of its own corruption.

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    The last days of Rome.

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    Gilded Age of 1890s when Robber Barons controlled the country and income inequity was high.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimitar View Post
    The latter part of the Roman Empire right before it collapsed in on itself under the weight of its own corruption.
    Without a doubt I'd go with this.

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    Early 2000s
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    People tend to overdramatize the "Fall of Rome" as some end of history event, when it would have been barely noticeable to people living at the time. The collapse of the Western Empire was more of just an elite replacement where barbarian kings displaced Roman military officials, which were by that time mostly of barbarian descent themselves as the senate and Italian aristocratic class had long lost any real power. The barbarians tried to retain as much of the structure of Roman civil and religious administration as possible, and while hindsight shows that they failed in this attempt, it was more of a slow decline over several centuries, rather than a sharp break between a glorious ancient past and a miserable medieval future.

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