What do you think was the major reason for the decline of ancient societies?

United States
June 7, 2007 6:15pm CST
If you have any information on any ancient society feel free to share it. From Ancient Babylon to the decline of the Natives of the Americas.
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@onedollar (782)
• Belgium
8 Jun 07
Many reasons, conquests by other cultures, diseases, moral decay, natural disasters
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@tala91285 (1077)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
There are a lot of reasons for the decline of ancient societies. Some, like the Minoan civilization, were destroyed because of natural calamities. Most were pillaged and brought down to rubbles because of wars and raids. Others, like the Babylonian civilization, declined because of the introduction of new cultures, customs and traditions because of immigrants. There are also societies, like the Native Americans, who were virtually destroyed because of the greed of advanced cultures - driven away from their homes and stripped of their land.