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Interesting. From a book about Suleiman, Sultan and ruler of the Ottoman Empire in the 1500s - a song/nursery rhyme.

[quote]To hold a land you need armed men,

To keep armed men you share out property,

To have property you need a rich folk,

Only by laws can you make folk rich—

If one of these lacks, all four will lack,

Where all four lack, the land is lost.[/quote]

Excerpt from: "Suleiman the Magnificent - Sultan of the East" by Harold Lamb. Scribd.
Still holds true..

What a wise man to understand this. 👍
[quote]Ottoman Empire in the 1500s[/quote]what a lazy empire
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
[@760047,MarmeeMarch] I'm not at all sure that the presence of one spider indicates appalling living conditions. The spider in question may have been traveling to visit relatives somewhere in the forest and, exhausted by the journey, just sat down beside Miss Muffet for a little break.
[@663519,Mamapolo2016] Very possible - he should have not come over empty hands-id though.
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
[@760047,MarmeeMarch] Marmee. Spiders don't HAVE hands.
Douglasquaid · 31-35, M
So basically armed men, property, a rich folk and the law are important.
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
I don't know if I agree with it, but I thought it was interesting.

I interpret it a little differently, that armed men, property, a rich folk and the law, are necessary to keep the land from being invaded and thus keep all the people of the land safe.

Douglasquaid · 31-35, M
[@663519,Mamapolo2016] Correct

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