Lessons FromThe Past in General Discussions Posted October 20 · Edited October 20 by Jracforr “He who would know the future, must study the past” It has been said “ He who would know the future, must study the past” as the events and circumstances which befall mankind, have their precedence in ages past. This has prompted historians over the centuries , to make a comparative analysis of different Eras of Civilization, with the hope of finding a predictable pattern of behavior, among and within nations. The characteristics of some modern nation are so strikingly similar to ancient ones, that one has to wonder if they are simply coincidence, or are they in fact nations recreated in a new location. The ancient Egyptians believed that the dead would be resurrected to the West of where they previously served, therefore it is to a new land in the West, that we should look for our recreated nations. A parallel has been established between the American Republic, and that of the ancient Roman Republic, references have also been made to Britain and Ancient Greece. If in fact the American Republic is a recreation of the Roman Republic, we could conclude that many other nations in the New World are also of ancient origin; therefore, those familiar with History may find the following comparisons thought provoking. If we regard the old centers of civilization in the Western and Eastern Mediterranean as being re-established in the Western and Eastern Atlantic, we could come to the following conclusion: Rome - USA Carthage - Venezuela Sardinia - Hispaniola Corsica - Cuba Egypt - Spain Greece - Britain Syria - France Scythia - Russia Assyria - Germany My understanding of History in a single post, my life’s work, not arrived at by dreams or vision, but by study and reflection as we LDS are encouraged to seek knowledge from every good book.