Please do not take my word for anything, but find out for yourself what is true for you.
This essay was written during the USA's war against Iraq, which really began in 1990, and the essay was originally finished in the summer of 2002.
El Nio cycles regularly affect South American civilization, and elaborate food production and storage systems are designed to cope with them, as well as other environmental challenges.
Rome was forced by the population loss to recruit barbarian troops.
Agriculture collapses in central Mesopotamia due to soil salination. The anti-feminine culture of ancient Greece develops, known as Greece’s “dark age.” Women are gradually excluded from public life.
Although male gods dominated Greek mythology, women were also present, if subservient.
The first mass conversions to Christianity were apparently a consequence of the epidemic. Germanic peoples invade the Roman Empire’s lands in Europe during the late 400s, including the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Great Britain.
The Eastern Roman Empire lasts nearly continually for the next 1,000 years, with Constantinople (earlier named Byzantium and later Istanbul) as its capital city. 32-year drought begins to afflict the Moche culture in South America.