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Quote from Hugh Thomas,

"History suggests that the cause of national decline is, as a rule, that the state in the nation concerned has sought to do too much rather than too little. This applies as much to the Roman Empire as to the Spanish."


Hugh Thomas (more quotes by Hugh Thomas or books by/about Hugh Thomas)

(1931- ) Baron Thomas of Swynnerton, British historian


"An Unfinished History of the World" by Hamish Hamilton (1979)


Government, History, Independence, Power


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