ITT Empires and countries that did not deserve to fall
First, second, and Third empires of France
Yours was an empire of corruption, paganism and degeneracy, OP. Mine was an empire of good christians, great thinkers and brave warriors who stood at the gates of hell and held back the hellish islamic hordes for centuries. It should not have fallen and the west should have done more to save it.
Just imagine what would happen with syrian refugees when they knocked on the doors of orthodox byzantines instead of muslim turks.
>saying christian rome is better than the republic
The whole reason Rome was able to control so many territories was social integration, which Christianity, Judaism, and monotheism prevented.
Fuck infighting greed killed one of the greatest short lived empires.
If an Orthodox coalition of Greece, Russia, Macedon, and the Slavic states formed to retake Constantinople and western Anatolia, I would fucking convert and sign up tonight.
You've got a point there, even if the state wasn't perfect it was better off than the balkans at present, and certainly not worth the slaughter that followed it's collapsed. My folks were UN peacekeepers in the Serbia/Croat border regions during and after some of the bigger battles. Shit wasn't civil, to put it mildly.