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Think Bronze Age Collapse. The entire civilized world of the late Bronze Age went down in about 1077 BCE. Of the existing civilizations (Hittites, Assyrians, Canaan, Ugarit, Sidon, Tyre, etc,) all collapsed and only the Egyptians did not. They nevertheless fought the "Sea Peoples". It starts with droughts and fires followed by earthquakes. ...


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Macaulay, 1890 the counsel which has been taken is no less good, though it has been defeated by fortune; while he who took counsel badly at first, if good fortune should go with him has lighted on a prize by chance, but none the less for that his counsel was bad. Godley, 1920 A well-laid plan is always to my mind most profitable; even if it is thwarted later,...


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