Comparing Military and Immigration Policies: The United States and Ancient Rome

By Jeffrey T. Fowler, Ph.D.
Faculty Member, School of Security and Global Studies, American Military University

„The United States government framework has its foundations in ancient Rome’s government. Rome began with its founding by the Etruscans in 753 B.C. and ended with the demise of the Western Roman Empire in 476 A.D. The Eastern Roman Empire continued until its fall in 1453 A.D.

By contrast, the United States has existed as a nation only since 1776. However, while the U.S. is commonly called a democracy, it is actually a representative republic founded on the Roman model.“ (…)

Comparing Military and Immigration Policies: The United States and Ancient Rome