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Basically, European "states" were all smaller than the Roman Empire, in reach and population for 1000 years or so after the fall of Rome. At its height, the Roman Empire consisted of the modern Italy, Spain, France, Britain, the Benelux countries, the Balkans, and parts of the Middle East and North Africa, and other areas. By definition, all these ...


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Things to consider: First, it is difficult to assess the size of armies in the Middle Ages. Roman troop strength is relatively easy to calculate by knowing the legions involved (the legions usually having the same size), but medieval armies usually had no such regularity. Smaller polities (kingdoms and or counties instead of empires) meant smaller ...


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A major reason would be logistics. It's not all about population sizes. The strength of an army is constrained not just by its manpower sources, but also by the logistical infrastructure available to pay for, feed, and equip it. The Romans in particular were much better at this than the feudal states of Medieval Europe, which tended to be quite factious and ...


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The main reason was to reduce the ability of a single man to raise an army and wield it against the Tetrarchs. An army commander had troops (and possibly a lot of them) but did not have the infrastructure to keep them fed and supplied if he revolted. Similarly, a disaffected governor had no troops to raise a revolt. So an internal revolt had to rely on ...


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Lucifer was not the name of the king in Isaiah 14. As your linked Wikipedia article mentions, it's debated which king of Babylon is referenced in the passage. It names Nebuchadnezzar, Nabonidus, and several Assyrian kings as possibilities. So where does "Lucifer" come from? So where did "Lucifer" come from? Let's look at Isaiah 14:12 in a literal English ...


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In the Bible, Lucifer is not actually a king, and the suggestion that he was real is just speculation. Lucifer is mentioned by Isaiah when he speaks of how God will have revenge on humanity, and that even Babylon will fall. According to Isaiah's vision, the king of Babylon shall be taunted. The key verse here is Isaiah 14:12, which describes that the King of ...



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