FIRST MODERN STATE - CHINA STRIKES AT NEPOTISM
The dynamic in Europe of constant warring taught the aristocrats that they could conscript peasants to fight the wars for them but to finance the wars they needed to tax. To tax, they created institutions. The bureaucracies and then administrators to run them was similar in construction to the one’s used by the Ottoman’s.
“The French Revolution divested all these old elites of their estates, their offices, and ultimately their heads”, Fukiyama says.
RULE OF LAW COMES FROM RELIGION - TRANSCENDENTAL EFFECT
The only world civilization that did not have this Rule of Law type of civilization is China.
Editor - Judy Joyce