Throughout all of western civilization, cultural, economic, political, and social forces have had the most influence on history. These forces easily outweigh what a single person could do in their lifetime. It is true that many times a single person has lead these forces, but it was the force itself that influenced the times, not the will of the person.
The rise and fall of the Rome was a major force in history. The Roman
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a moral fashion, this benefits all mankind.
All of these historical forces mentioned above have had lasting positive effects upon history. However, none of these effects could have come by a single person. One person cannot reach so many people in so many different lifetimes. It is true that many times a person can start or lead one of these forces, but as I have shown, it is the force itself that brings the change.