I would rather be in a strong empire. A strong empire is better than a rich empire because if you have a strong army than you could never by defeated and you could thrive longer. Even though everyone always wanted to be rich, it would be better to be strong. Being rich does not help you succeed in being a thriving empire but being strong will!!!!
I agree with you because I think that there is not a good chance of YOU being rich.The rich could be greedy and keep the money for themselves. As if you you were in a strong empire you would be safe and protected.!
Jenna, you are totally right!! Even if you were in a rich empire, what are the chances of you being one of the rich people? However, it wouldn't be far different from being in a strong empire, because in a strong empire the empire's money must've been spent on protection, therefore the empire wouldn't be a wealthy one. In a rich empire they'd, assuming that they weren't also strong, spend their money on a defense, then become poorer, then raise taxes, and make you poor anyway.
I agree on that because it would be normal
I would rather be in a strong empire. This is because if your rich yah you can buy mercenaries but they would just turn on you as soon as you started to loose. Being on a strong empire you can defeat many other empires and take their land and thrive longer.
I 100% agree with you. Even though your rich you might have a poor army. (skill wise) With a strong empire you can definitely have a striving empire. :)
I think I would be in a strong empire. You would last longer if your army was good cause they could defeat the invaders. If you were rich you would not know what to do if you did not have anyone who was willing to fight. You could most likely also keep your nation longer if you had a strong empire. As a roman citizen I would want to be in a strong empire so I knew I would be safe. Like I said up there you might live in a rich empire but that does not mean you would be rich yourself.
I agree Jenna because if your empire is strong then you can defend the invaders. When you are rich then you can not defend your empire as well so you will have to pay your money.Also I agree with you because as a roman citizen I would also want a strong empire so I know I will be safe from invaders.
I totally agree with you Jenna! If your army is good than you could defeat the invaders. I also agree with that too. If I was a Byzantine citizen then I would want to feel safe and protected!I do not want to die because some rich empire will not know how to fight. I would maybe rather die knowing that I was part and protected by a strong army. But I said MAYBE!
I totally agree with you Delia. Jenna is right about being a strong empire is better than being a rich empire. If your strong you can feel safe and protected that's another thing I agree with.
I agree with you, Jenna. I would rather live in a strong empire because I would not have to be worrying about the protection of my family and I. If you lived in a rich empire, then I would be worried about my safety and you don't want people stressed in an empire.
I would rather live in a strong empire. Yes, if you live in a rich empire, your life will probably be more comfortable, but if the empire in which you lived was more prosperous, you probably wouldn't need to worry about corrupt government, invasion, etc. If the empire was more prosperous than rich, it can always become rich, more so than if it was only rich, it would have to become prosperous later on. Also, if I was living in a rich empire, there might be higher probability of corrupt government due to greedy emperors.
I agree with u ellen because it would be a regeler empire
I would be a strong empire because if I was a rich empire what if some group broke into my empire even if I pay them not to attack us you will run out of money eventuality.If you were a strong empire I could conquer land and get money by conquer land.When I am a strong empire then I don't have to worry about getting attack.When I am a strong empire then I can also last longer because my empire can fight very well but when I am rich my empire won't fight as well.
I agree with you because if you had a strong army you can conquer more land and get more money from them which would lead to the army getting larger and stronger to conquer more land and more money and it would be good. Except you wouldn't want it to get so big that it has a downfall like the Roman Empire.
I agree with Daniel. This is because I would be a strong emperor. Also I could get money by conquering land.
I agree with Daniel. But you might not have enough money to pay your solders.
I think I would be in a strong empiere. because u don't have to worry about riots and killing happening and stay with only one strong ruller
Honestly there is no better answer for this question, so nice job to Claire for making me actually uses my brain to look at both perspectives. In a rich empire you would be an easy and rewarding target to anyone. Assuming that a rich empire is not also strong you'd end up broke, because of paying soldiers to defend your borders, and for other necessary deference. I can almost garment of one thing that will happen when the government runs out of money,higher tax payments. Higher tax payments means you run out of money too, which means enslavement, jail,death...unending punishments, but soon even the government runs out of money. Which leads to corruption and the fall of an empire within, and a strong empire fits right into those lines, just little ahead.
I agree with you Josie. If you are rich than you might not stay wealthy for long! If you are a emperor that pays your soldiers you might eventually run out of money leading to soldiers getting angry. And since they have amazing skills then they could basically demolish you in one second. But if they decide to let you live then you could just go to jail for the rest of your life.
Personally, I would rather live in a strong empire because the empire would have a smaller chance of falling. The opposing armies are one of the biggest reasons Rome fell, and if the army is strong, we would be able to keep them out. Also, if the rich empire would train soldiers, they might not be fast enough, and invaders might take over.With a strong army from the start, though, we would be wasting less money and time. That is why I would live in a strong empire rather than a rich empire.
Thanks for the compliment (I think, haha) ! I 100% agree with you. I probably could not have said it better myself. Richer empires are yes, indeed, rich. I was thinking when I made this question, ¨Would my classmates think that the rich empires have poorer armies and vise versa?¨ But you totally understood what I was thinking. I would rather have a strong empire army wise, because when you conquer other lands, you take their treasures making you again stronger but you take away land AND money. So basically with a strong empire, you hit two birds with one stone,
That reply was for Josie, I screwed up there haha
Claire I think this is a trick question! Empires that are strong are rich! The only way one could be strong with an army is having enough money to pay that army and enough money to pay for resources and defenses. So if you ask me would I rather be a strong empire or a rich one, I would say rich because my wealth would make me strong.
I would rather live in a strong empire.Eventually I would most likely become rich some time. supporting that I would also have an army to protect me. Finally, we would last way longer because the people with the money are going to get in more fights because people will come to them and conquer them so they can try to get their money.
I would rather live in a strong empire. This is my choice because, if I did live in a rich empire I might not be rich. There were more plebeians than patricians anyways. Also, I wouldn't have high chances of being murdered if a war was going on in a strong empire.
I agree with Isabelle because if you lived in a strong empire, you may become rich from all the defeats of your enemies. Now, if you are more rich than you are strong, you have a greater chance of falling. Then, money won't matter because you will be either killed, captured, or turned into a citizen of another empire.
Isabelle, I totally agree. I actually mentioned the survival factor in my response. But yes, I would totally rather be poor and able to survive, rather than being rich, but having low probability of living over a vast span of time.
Wow, I totally agree with you, Isabelle. I would also choose to be able to live with the army to protect me,than to be rich but with high chances to die.
I would rather be in a strong empire. I would rather be in a strong empire because if you have a strong empire you can easily win fights or wars. With winning wars you can also win land. With the new land you can have more buildings, such as churches, houses, palaces, and more. This can give you more houses. I know houses take money to build, but if you think about it, if you are a strong empire that is conquering and gaining land, you are most likely to have gained money as well as the land.
Kiley I agree 100% because would you rather live longer or for a short time period. Also you can sell the land that you don't want and become rich and be protected.
I also agree with Kiley, churches, houses, ect. Would be easier to Build and maybe take less time.
I would be a strong empire. This is because if I was a strong empire I could be able to conquer land much easier. Then for conquering land I could have a lot of money. Also if I conquer a lot of land I would be the empires best hero.
Nice job Claire! It was a amazing question. I had a lot of things to talk about with this question! I would give you a A+++++!
I believe that living in a stronger empire rather than a rich one is a better idea. For one if you live in a rich empire with an army that sucks, than you have a greater chance to loose all your money to attackers, Or you may have to pay them to stay out of your territory. If you live in a strong empire with little money, you will progressively earn more money my conquering other civilizations and defeating enemies.
If I had a choice to live in the strong or rich empire, I would chose the strong empire. That would be my choice because If the empire is strong it would probably be rich too. That means that we could probably make lots of weapons and bigger walls to protect the city. I would not like to be in the rich empire because, if the empire is rich it dose not mean they have a good army, therefore if we got attacked by another army, we would be screwed. Also the rich empire probably used lots of merceneries who most likely did not fight to there death. I would definitely rather be in a strong empire.
I agree with you, Tony. The rich and the strong would probably be the same thing. With a strong empire we could build more and have a better empire. A strong empire, however, may mean that they have good army that trains well. I would not like to be a rich empire because being a rich empire means being picky about taxes and bossing the poor and the slaves around, therefor, being a strong empire means more to me than being a rich empire.
To me, it depends on the situation. I would have rather lived in a strong empire because we would be conquering more land. You could become wealthier by overcoming others resources and making them your own. I would rather live in a rich empire because Claire never said that if you lived in a rich empire, the army is not well trained. If you did, however, have a poor army, then you could hire mercenaries to train and fight for you. It could go either way.
I see where you are coming from Libby, but would you risk the safety of your family to be rich? Plus, the loyalty of mercenaries is poor so I would depend on my own army more than some hired soldier from over seas. I do see what you are saying though, if there is a good way to live in a rich and strong empire that would be great.
I would be a strong empire. If you are strong you can conquer more land and become rich. If I was rich I would be weak and get conquered.
I would rather live in a strong army for many reasons.One reason would be that if I were strong, I would conquer lots of land. conquering land would get me more money so then eventually, I would be both. I would also like to be strong because if I were strong, that would mean that I have a good army and having a good army would mean that it is a good empire and that is all a person needs.
I agree with you. If you were in a strong empire, then you'd also eventually become rich. Having a good army would let any citizen know that their house wouldn't be ransacked by people from another country. I guess having a strong empire includes having a peace of mind.
I would rather live in a strong empire rather than a rich empire because you'd be able to go to sleep knowing that you're protected. Plus, strong empires conquer lots of land and that usually means more citizens and money. :)
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Also, if you conquer lots of land, there's a high chance that you'd get land close to the sea, and you could make other people pay a toll to get through. More land= More people= More money= More trade= Good economy.
A strong empire could become a rich empire if it had good enough rulers.
I agree Han. you could get money from taking over cities. Easy money.
I would rather have a strong empire. I would rather because you would earn money from conquering cities. The empire would last longer if it was strong.
I would rather live in a strong empire vs a rich empire because the safety of my family and I is more important then living the life of luxury. I mean I would much rather live a middle class safe life then be rich but worry that my home is going to be ransacked by invaders. Think about it, I mean would you really want to be rich so bad that you would put your family in danger to get what you want?
I completely agree with you Sara that is very true. I would care more about my family than being rich.
If I had a choice I would live in a strong empire. I think this because if somebody tried to give you $500 for your family what would you take? In my opinion, I would say goodbye to the money and take my family cause i wouldn't give up the world for them because they would do the same for me.
I personally would prefer to live in a strong empire rather than a rich empire. I say this because if one is part of a powerful empire, they may conquer other, rich lands. Thus gaining a fine amount of wealth. Becoming both a strong and rich empire.
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