America, land of the free* and home of the brave. Rome, the ancient bastion of civilisation.
They say history never repeats…
I am not the first to point out this comparison and I am sure that I will not be the last before the fall of western civilisation but until then let us have some fun in pointing out the directly comparable features of America and the Republic powerhouse that was Rome.
This whole post is a TL;DR version of striking parallels of history.