Day Of Empire Analysis

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In Amy Chua’s book, Day of Empire, the main emphasis is how hyperpowers rise to the top, achieving global dominance, and how they fall off the global plateau. She writes about a theory that she believes is the secret to global dominance, and provides examples to further prove her theory. Chua believes the secret is to be as tolerant as the empire/nation can possibly be, and to obviously not be extremely intolerant. Empires should be tolerant of race, religion, and other cultures, and attempt to be open to all of their residents. Having said that, Chua also believes being too tolerant can harm a nation more than intolerance, and this leads to the downfall of many civilizations. One example used to prove her theory is the Empire of …show more content…
- ~ 1453 A.D.) . The Roman Empire, was at first, am extremely tolerant nation. Elites from all parts of the empire were not barred from achieving the high-ranking positions in Rome. People of all origins, races and cultures could coexist in Rome. The first example of tolerance in the empire was when Emperor Claudius demanded that the Senate allow the recently conquered tribes of Gaul to run for office. Claudius convinced the Senate, and thus started the beginning of tolerance in Rome. Emperors rarely interfered with the cultures of their conquered subjects, turning Rome into a more powerful, tolerant state. The beginning of intolerance started with Emperor Hadrian, who was very intrigued by the Greek ideal of the body and banned circumcisions, defying Jewish Law. The Jews rebelled, and Hadrian kicked the Jews out of Jerusalem. The fall of the Roman Empire is attributed to many things, but Christianity is the main reason. Emperor Diocletian started the mass persecution of Christians after Christians were blamed for disasters, and wasn’t to popular with the Romans. The Romans and the Christians went to battle, with the Christians coming out on top. Persecutions stopped, and the Pagans and Christians battled and battled. Rome soon fell to barbarian tribes, proving that religious intolerance contributed to the fall of the …show more content…
The main reason why she believes the US is so powerful is our outstanding tolerance. The US is unmatched when comes to its economy, military, opportunity. Even though the US doesn’t have to fear being conquered by another nation, it must remain tolerant in order to keep internal peace. The amount of opportunity the US has to offer makes it a destination for all cultures around the world, and the US is very tolerant of those cultures. Chua believes the US will fall to a power such as China, or India, but for now and the near future, the US will remain the world's Hyperpower. This US’s high-tolerance proves Chua’s theory the best out of all three

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