I think he picked the wrong country.
I was once asked why America was the greatest country in all time. I didn’t know. They said it was because for the FIRST time in all of human history the USA had the capability to take over the whole world. That was at the end of WWII when we had the atomic bomb. No one could stop us. And, we walked away. We didn’t do that. Now, during all of time, countries did try that. Babylon, Rome, Spain, Great Britton, etc. But, that all eventually failed. We could have and did not.
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