- Dec 21, 2004
History has shown the pattern for unification
Growth leads to War…
War leads to Conquest...
Conquest leads to Consolidation…
And the cycle is repeated…
It was such with the ancient villages of Greece that grew and eventually came into conflict with other Greek villages. The victor eventually grew into a city-state who in turn waged war against other city-states. In time the city-states would grow into duchies and kingdoms that would wage war for the right to become an empire.
It is this process that has been repeated time and time again to unify the great empires of the past: The aforementioned Greeks, the Romans, the Egyptians, and the Mongols just to name a few.
In more recent history, the process saw the unification of the Great European powers of the late Middle Ages and beyond: France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the Russian Empire.
Conspicuously absent from that list are two unique people groups: the Germans and the Italians.
The Germans had experienced their own unified empire that had lasted 1000 years in the form of the Holy Roman Empire. The empire was dissolved in 1806, and by 1836 the German people were divided but still on the inevitable path.
The Italians however were another story all together.
While the other peoples of Europe traveled towards their inevitable unification, the Italians were stalled continuously from forces both within and without from ever achieving unification.
History however has shown another pattern
Nothing can stop the will of God…