Pray tell: What does "the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history" have to do with democracy? For example, many of those "greatest civilizations" were monarchies.<quoted text> ... "The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the
beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200
years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage." ...
Another salient point: why must a nation have "spiritual faith" to have "great courage"? Your so-called "progression" is mainly bloviation.