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About empires life cycles in history

In 1977, British historian Sir John Glubb wrote an essay titled «The Fate of Empires» whose findings can be summarized as follows.
(A) During 3 millenaries, any empire life has been consistently averaging between 240 and 250 years, regardless of the major changes in transportation speed and weapons sophistication.
(B) All empires cycles in history have followed a same 8-phase pattern process: (1) Outburst, (2) Conquest, (3) Commerce, (4) Affluence, (5) Intellect, (6) Decadence, (7) Decline and (8) Collapse.
(c) Regardless of financial strength, political power and knowledge of previous history life cycles, no empire leader has ever been able to prevent its supremacy from collapsingkeep on reading