Does Military History influence World cultures?

United States
March 24, 2012 2:18pm CST
Throughout the history of mankind cultures have prospered and then declined based upon the Militay might. At the time they believed their culture, their way of life was the ideal way and that their culture would be around forever. Does the military history of a culture ensure its survival?
3 responses
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
25 Mar 12
So long as one nation had some sort of military advantage over another, it expanded, at least until the last few hundred years. Now, militarily, we are all nearly equal, so that advantage is lost. On the whole, now the major advantage is location, tho if you have a way to supply troops, that too can be over come. Consider the U.S. vs Vietnam... The Vietcong knew the area, had time and short supply lines, the U.S. had superior numbers and money, but didn't know the area and had long supply lines. In the middle east now, while the native fighters know the area, the U.S. has many technological advantages, and by using neighboring nations to stage, the supply lines have been shortened.
• United States
26 Mar 12
That is correct, but how does military engagement change the culture or does it?
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
25 Mar 12
It is said that a democracy is doomed when the people realize that they can vote to take money from one group and give it to themselves.
• United States
26 Mar 12
That my friend is no longer democracy but socializm. Is that going on today...?
@CODYMAC (1357)
• San Diego, California
24 Mar 12
No, MD. Look at the Roman empire. It is not around even though it had the biggest army at that time. The Greeks had a wonderful army. Even today, the US military use strategies invented by Alexander the Great. The Persians had a great army too, but it was defeated by the Greeks. Look at even Nebuchadnezzer, and his army... All of these were giants of the day, but like you said, declined due to many things. Things that had to do within the country and outside it as well. It is destroyed without as within. The United States military is not going to be around forever. It too will fall. Have a great day...
• United States
26 Mar 12
Codymac, You are correct with those civilizations that fell. I am sure the Roman Empire figured that they would around forever. If a civilization does not have military influence would they continue to strive? I do not believe so.