The Exile of Expatriate Life

Old Dec 16th 2017, 11:03 am
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To the Ancient Romans and their subject peoples, exile was a terrible punishment. Worse than death. Expatriation was how you punished the enemies you really hated. Reflect on that, those among you who lust after a life in Dubai, Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur

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Old Dec 17th 2017, 4:23 pm
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To the Ancient Romans and their subject peoples, exile was a terrible punishment. Worse than death. Expatriation was how you punished the enemies you really hated. Reflect on that, those among you who lust after a life in Dubai, Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...e_iOSApp_Other
It was called banishment not expatriation. People choose to become expats, they don't choose to be banished (generally speaking).

Romans thought of Rome in much the same way that today's Londoners think of London. That nowhere else matters.

The seeds of the Falll of the Roman Empire are there. I think the analogy can be extended to today....

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