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The greatest civilizations of all time are...

  1. BakerRambles profile image84
    BakerRamblesposted 5 years ago via iphone

    In my views, I would have to state that the top 5 civilizations of all time would be:
    1). Persia (Expansion, Tribute System)
    2). Egypt. (Cultural Diversity)
    3). Rome. (Citizen Soldiers, Road Infrastructure)
    4). Great Britain. (Industrial Revolution)
    5). Greece/Macedonia. (Rise of Hellenism, Sharing of scientific and moral ideas)

    Share with me, what do you think?  Any more, maybe take one away, switch it up.

    1. Jeff Berndt profile image91
      Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You didn't include China. Many advances in science, agriculture, medicine, etc.

      1. BakerRambles profile image84
        BakerRamblesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        China is definitely growing, and their political education system, the Chinese civil service examinations helped to form the educational institutions of modern day universitys

    2. Freegoldman profile image61
      Freegoldmanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The British EMpire was bigger (by land and population) than any other 'civilization.' They also gave up there empire with less trauma than any other, doing a lot of good in the process (though there is no denying that a lot of that good came undone very quickly).

      The Inca empire was far better organized and run than any other empire in history and it was big by any standard. It is the only civilization ever, anywhere, any time, that eliminated hunger universally. Most of its expansion was without a great deal of bloodshed.

      I think these two 'civilizations' were the greatest but because they were so different they can not be compared to one another.

      I don't think the term "western civilization' means something specific enough to count as a separate entity.
      Source(s):
      Various about the British, esp James Morris's trilogy
      Various about the Incas, esp Garcilaso de la Vega, El Inca, Royal Commentaries (history of the Inca Empire)

    3. Obscure_Treasures profile image60
      Obscure_Treasuresposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Although based on slavery, ancient Greece was the place wherein was religious freedom. Some of the present administrations have learnt much from this period. And some never will, particularly which country has the power to , as a USA general once said " We have the power to blow up the world a 1000 times", Such ignorance is highly dangerous to his country.

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    None!

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      With you on that Cags! The Incas and Mayans weren't smart enough not to sacrifice or start wars either.

      1. IntimatEvolution profile image83
        IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Again you two seem to only want to look at this question one sided.  Yes did they kill, sure did.  But they were mathematical geniuses.  There is no denying their contributions to civilization. 

        The original poster didn't ask for the "perfect" civilizations only the greatest.  Huge differences!!!  I would rate your twos opinion as only accepting the "perfect" & not the greatest.  When you rate something as great you take into account the overall good with the bad.  In my humble opinion the civilizations that i listed, good out ways the bad.  Now if we are to judge something as perfect....   well that's entirely different set of standards.  Hence you two are being extremely shortside on this topic.  Technically your standards don't even apply here.  Nobody is perfect, not even you two.wink

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm not looking at the question one-sided. I am answering the question based on objectivity, which apparently you cannot see.
          No one is denying their contributions to humankind. But, that still doesn't make them to have greatness
          Really? Oh, I am glad you told me. Now I know.

          It's not like I didn't to begin with. And, I didn't mention anything about a "perfect" civilization. I did however mention being civilized, which you are not reading or comprehending.
          And, you should know something IntimatEvolution- "perfect" isn't something any civilization, even as a collective can obtain. So, why bring it up to begin with. Greatness? Only works for individuals, NOT as a collective, unless you want reach civilized living. Got it?

          1. IntimatEvolution profile image83
            IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I can see just fine thank you. I got it alright.  You aren't being "objective" your being closed minded and insensible about the subject matter in which is clearly over your head. 



            So what's too see?  Your arguments about greatness when your standards are quite clearly set as judging a collective based off perfections?  Why pay attention to nonsense that isn't even on topic?  No thank you, I will pass.

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Over my head? You're kidding right?

              Put it this way, if you are going to give credit to a specific civilization for specific contributions and call them great, then you obviously lack understanding of LIFE in and of, itself.

              GET OFF "perfections". Do you NOT comprehend words written?
              You're the one bring up junk and making it appear as if a singular contribution makes them great. How pathetic is that?

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    To answer your email- None!

    How would you rate "greatest" when it comes to civilizations?

    None of the were actually civilized.

    Edit: None are now either.

    1. BakerRambles profile image84
      BakerRamblesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So what do you think makes a civilization great?  What is a Civilization?

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        If I truly could answer your question, I would rule or run the world. lol
        I only know of one civilization. It's the collective Human species and ALL should lead by example, by showing people how civilized they can be.

        None in history has ever shown that quality, as a group or as an entire species.

  4. IntimatEvolution profile image83
    IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago

    I think much could be learned from the Babylonian, Mayan, and Inca's Empires.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Many people could learn from themselves, much less learn from others. The learning from others is what is the problem already. lol

    2. BakerRambles profile image84
      BakerRamblesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yes, the Mayan, inca, and Babylonian cultures all displayed emmaculant studies in astronomy and mathematics, and Babylon created a law system that is still in use among many Arab countries today.

  5. IntimatEvolution profile image83
    IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago

    What's so humerous?  I think your opinion is extremely shortsided.  I hardly think that's funny...  Concerning yes, lol funny...  I think not.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Short-sighted? Not at all. You want to give credit for greatness, to people who simply haven't actually earned it.

      How nice of you. So, yes, it's funny.

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile

      2. BakerRambles profile image84
        BakerRamblesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well cagsil, if you can't give credit to one particular nation or empire, then what great philosophers lived within what countries and why do you think their great?

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Again, you're attempting to nail it down.

          Why? Yes, there are exceptional individuals, but there has never been exceptional collective, which is my point.

          1. BakerRambles profile image84
            BakerRamblesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Well if there could be a collective of 5 exceptional individuals that could rule a nation, beside yourself of course, who do you think that would be?

            1. IntimatEvolution profile image83
              IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Why do you keep changing the dynamics of your original post to fit the needs of one poster?  He hasn't given you a decent public answer yet.  Why conform your original post to fit the needs of one complicant hubber, who was only baiting you in the firstplace?

              Stand your ground for petesake.  You asked a very good question.  Now all your wishy-washy around has muddled your original question, all for not.  What end will you go to gain acceptance from them?  Get a clue he was trolling and baiting you.  He does that.

              Strange./:

              1. Cagsil profile image60
                Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I was doing neither. roll

            2. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              That's the point. There isn't nor has there ever been exceptional individuals who could work together long enough to develop a great civilization. Otherwise, humankind would have already developed a civilized great nation, completely united under one specific collective view.

  6. Onusonus profile image85
    Onusonusposted 5 years ago

    The USA, by far.

  7. IntimatEvolution profile image83
    IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago

    Cags I am not going to debate this topic with you.  Your standards are clearly not within the realms of reality here.  You want perfection.  Greatness is not perfection.  So us debating semantics here is absurd.  Now when you want to debate on topic I would love too.  But until then your points are mute because they are irrational and so I choose to pass.  Thanks though, but until you are on point with the original posters requirements I am not going to debate this with you.wink

    If you are judging something based off perfections then you should really start your own thread based on that.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Then you shouldn't have responded to my first comment I posted to you. You should have just left it alone.
      Not within reality? Too bad you don't understand "reality" to begin with, much less tell whether or not someone is within it.

  8. IntimatEvolution profile image83
    IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago

    Thanks again Cags but......

    Pass.

    Next?  I know I would love to read what you hubbers have to say is your view on other "great" civilizations of our past history.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Expected response. Nothing new. roll

  9. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Todays civilizaions should be considered the greatest! At no time has education , technology, communication , global politi-zation , political unity or multi cultural -religious understanding, and global media been stronger or clearer and potentialy closer than before.

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image83
      IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I was wondering when someone might say our civilization.  You make a very strong point.  The technology aspect alone is worthy of the title.

  10. IntimatEvolution profile image83
    IntimatEvolutionposted 5 years ago

    Pass.

    Thanks again Cags.  But again I see how you don't want to contribute anything of worth on the subject matter...... yet again! 

    Thanks for proving my point.

    Oh by the way your idiosyncratic responses are hijacking this thread. 

    What are some greatest civilizations of all time?  Not perfect but great.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      roll

      You know, I am not attempting to claim any civilization is perfect, but NONE of them are great, including today.

      If we're so great....then why so much killing? why so much poverty? why so much homelessness? why so much disease?

      Please...greatness value people are putting on a civilization is ridiculous.

  11. NathanielZhu profile image85
    NathanielZhuposted 5 years ago

    It all depends on what you mean by "great"

  12. Diane Inside profile image86
    Diane Insideposted 5 years ago

    Where are the Incas and the Mayans now, Hmmmm?

  13. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Cagsil, World Media and communications alone make todays civilization  the greatest. Be serious , past civilizations had the ability to rule with the definate lack of these. They could hide behind the ignorance of the mass populations . If you were a Roman , what did you know of the Mayans , or native American what did you know of France or Greece. All civilizations today are at least somewhat accountable to the rest of the world. Hitler ruled most of Europe before the media actually convinced anyone else to hold them accountable. AND, what do we know of history except what was written by the victors in any case. Personally , I would vote for another time too, but I'm prejudiced by my disdain for man in modern times.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, good to know.

    2. BakerRambles profile image84
      BakerRamblesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you everyone for posting your opinions, I appreciate everyones feedback from both ancient civilizations to modern civilizations and how influence and mass media has caused heavy changes in accountability factors

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    Sherlock221bposted 5 years ago

    The most advanced civilisations have also been the cruelest.  Ancient Rome brought modern technology and fine works of art to all outposts of their empire.  Yet, it also enslaved many people and enjoyed the most blood-thirsty entertainments.  The British Empire was the biggest empire the world has ever known, with one quarter of the world's population being ruled by Britain.  This time is considered to be the height of British culture and civilisation, yet it was an empire based on slavery and the theft and destruction of many native cultures.  And whilst Britain became rich from its empire, most of the British population were living in unimaginable poverty.  So, it depends what you mean by greatest civilisation.

  15. june_le6 profile image61
    june_le6posted 5 years ago

    Egypt, coz when other civilization still make some cooking tools they already made piramids >.<, they also had calender and astronomy

 
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