>It's impressive hoe the things change
>offering criticism when you can't even string together a sentence correctly
You ppl were pagans who practiced human sacrifice and lived like savages
If anything Tacitus was actually a pro-German propagandist since he used his writings to lecture Romans on their lost virtues and portrayed barbarians in a favorable light so that Romans may learn from them.
>germans, a once proud, feared and respected race with the potential to conquer the world
>now a pathetic shell of its former self reduced to cuckoldry and faggotry
>Most ingenious philosophers of the age
>a place of cultural excellence
>The city-states successfully repelled a Persian imperial invasion
>Defaults on loans
>Crime and corruption everywhere
>a fascistic political party is gaining more traction
What happened to Grease?
Not as much the price for losing wars than the price for being completely fucked over, then partitioned for fifty years.
I'm pretty sure that if Germany had lost less and stayed as one country, they wouldn't be this cucked today.
>a more than 2000 year old building confirms Greek superiority
No. Back then society was far less complex than today. The only factors that made a society thrive was favorable climate and geographical location as well as a small number of talented individuals (~5-10%) - the rest of the population did mindless jobs that didn't require much intelligence.
In todays society though, the primary thing that determines the success of a society is its human capital. The economy as well as the the bureaucracy is so much more complex than back then that the talents, intelligence, work ethics and the ability to cooperate of the whole population matters. This is why today, where climate and location are not that important anymore, the Northern European countries with their superior human capital are without any exception far better run than the countries in the Mediterranean.
You go swim and suddenly you see...
>broken ass temple
>cute clean hut with proper fence
>are without any exception far better run than the countries in the Mediterranean
North Italy is better than most of Northern Europe. Southern Gerrmany is better than Northern Germany. The Baltic and East Slavic states lag behind much more southern countries and so on.
Of course location is still important though, selective pressures (i.e. your whole argument) depends on location/socio-historical circumstances.
Being irrelevant for the vast majority of human history needs to be countered somehow, I suppose.