This may be the height of Israel's prosperous influence over the middle east and beyond. Rarely do we look at successes like this as the beginning of the end, however most times they are. Certain tendencies develop within a nation, attitudes and expectations without and within that irreversibly turn the course of a nation. We'd expect to see jealousies and envies and covetousness increase. Pride and fatness and laziness erupt. Corruption and bribery and extortion. Things that those living through these fat times just come to except.
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