The continuous Life of the Idea of the Atlantean Empire
by Karl Juergen Hepke
The idea of the Atlantian Empire, that means, of an empire, in which every man can live happy in peace and mutual respect after certain divine rules, in which flourishes trade and commerce and a strong state protects peace and human rights of everyone, has never left men, since it once existed, and will never do so, until it one day probably returns.
In history of mankind was tried in several foundations of empires, to reconstruct this empire of the "Golden age", but again and again failed these attempts or were of limited duration, for there were missing some basic preconditions or there was a lack of necessary knowledge. For you know, that dreams without accompanying real foundation have often only a short life.
The first attempt to reconstruct the Atlantian Empire,
which was deadly wounded by the cosmic catastrophe of 1250 B.C., was made of
its branches and fleet bases at the phoenician coast under leadership of the
mighty town of
Karthagos position in the middle of the two main areas
of commerce, western and eastern
By that Karthago had no possibility to get new people
from its hinterland and had a lack of young men, when the inflow of young
people from Tyrus stopped. In its wars it has therefore to fall back to
mercenaries. which came partly from states, with which Karthago was in war.
This was not good for the moral of the troupe and karthagian strategists had
often a heavy task in finding an order of the battle. in which their fighters
must not fight against their own people. So Karthago failed at least by its
inability. to find sufficient good warriors, after two wars, which had taken
much men and material, for the third one, initiated by
The next empire , intending to be successor of the
Atlantian Empire, was founded in
But this empire made the mistake, to follow the
Phoenicians, who were surely high estimated as successors of the old empire,
into their quarrels with the Greeks. Surely the Phoenicians argued, that with a
victory over the Greek, it was possible to regain the control over the whole
So wasted the
"Alexander the Great" was with that the first of characters, who, possessed by the idea of the atlantian empire, changed the world in some years, in which some mean to recognize the magic number of twelve, but without reaching the strived empire. He was followed later on by others.
One could be inclined to call the next in history
arising empire, the
Therefore there were again and again rebellions in the
controlled countries against this bad treatment and than repaid by another
destroying action. the former rich and wealthy roman empire became so a poor
and devastated one and at least was forbidden for the famous roman legions to
So sunk down this empire by its original power, the more and more out of control getting military power, which put further weakness to the not very strong political system, which tried several forms of government, without reaching a lasting solution.
Also the next foundation of an empire was less guided by the idea of the renewal of the atlantian empire, but by a religious obsession. Namely that it was the will of God, to spread the own religion all over the world, and that even by force. This idea was not new, because also christianity had the order to do so. New was only the idea to do this by force. This idea arose in Arabia and had its roots in the strategy of the people of the desert, to raid the at its edge settled people and plunder them from time to time, to get their cultural possessions without large efforts of its own.
The prophet of this idea was Mohammed and he had such success at his people, that they and their army of riders, by virtue of this idea and some primary success, thought themselves invincible and conquered in a glorious march of victory the whole near orient until India and also the North of Africa and nearly the whole area of the old atlantian empire in Europe.
With that they had won old territories in which still
lived the experience of the old atlantian empire. Also its men and their
ability to build ships and trade. Also the knowledge of coasts and ways at sea
was still existant and soon more and more refreshed under the relative soft and
friendly to commerce and trade being new rule. Additionally offered the size of
the new empire, reaching from
The in Europe new settling people were with their experience in the dry climate of northern Africa and thanks to their old unbroken remaining knowledge of the right methods of cultivation masters in development of problematic landscapes, to which had come many areas of Iberia and North Africa by deforestation in atlantian times and the loss of soil at the mountains by the catastrophe of 1250 B.C. and its devastating rain. They constructed terrasses at the mountain slopes and installed extended ways for the economical transport of rare water, which are often used until now. Mainly the South of Spain, Andalucia, which was ruled by the Arabs regained in this time the level of an paradis, which it possessed in atlantian times and before the catastrophe of 1250 B.C.
The cosmopolitan and open minded attitude of the new masters, who based on their own education, was predominantly friendly to science and fine arts and supported the development of natural science, as medicine, of arts as philosophy and astrologie and fine arts as literatur and architectural design, to nominate only the most important. Universities were founded at first time on European soil and had an excellent reputation.
So one can call the muselmanic empire, which had its
peak in the caliphate of
It found its end through a rapacious army of would-be
crusaders, consisting mainly of european adventurers, that took off one piece
after the other from the rich cake, which was the in many little principalities
disintegrated arabian empire in
That this army called themselves "christian" was at the beginning merely meant as difference against the armed forces of the moors or "Moros" as they were called. But after spending rich gifts from the first success to the pope, the raid became the approval of the church and its leader the kings of Arragon and Navarra gained at least the title of " the most christian catholic majesties" although they acted not very "christian", understood in positiv sense, and violated contracts in large quantities.
To the misfortune of America found Columbus "the western sea way to India" exactly in the year of the definite victory over the moors and discovered the country, which was at first called "Western India" and later on" America". "To the misfortune of America" , because the army of adventurers, that had until than plundered Spain, turned to the new discovered country and treated it with the same methods of robbery and destroyed ruthlessly flowering cultures with approval of the pope and the catholic church.
In the at that base new arising spanish world empire, in "which the sun never set", as said its most powerful king Karl V , after he was chosen also to the emperor of the German Empire by corruption of the german electors, one could see absolutely a successor of the atlantian empire , with its heartland Spain and the rule over sea and ocean.
But this empire stood not in the spirit of liberal trade and commerce, but was orientated to conquest and exploitation of the conquered territories and their total subjugation under christianity, rose to doctrine. With that was its idea of an empire nearer to the roman empire than to the atlantian one and had also a similar history. Religious and spiritual tolerance were totally foreign words in this empire and it was dominating in its domestic policy the spirit of inquisition and torture. That one, who got into the fangs of "justice" and inquisition and proved itself not as absolutely catholic and loyal to the state or was slandered by envious people, went into the torture chamber and following to the stake.
Also its demonstration of power in
The position of
A one sided christian policy, which culminates 1610 in
the driving out of the moors, contrary to the treaty with them, weakens the
spanish state also at home. After the already made expulsion of the jews it was
a further loss of spiritual and artistic potential with which does not cope the
state, already weakened in its quality by the emigration of the atlantian high
qualified people after the catastrophe of 1250 B.C. and now again weakened by
the emigration into the new conquered territories. It follows further loss of
power and with the acceptance of the
This concerns nt only the political but also the
spiritual and artistic area, for
The country that prepares after
Also after that there were attempts of a catholic
party to strengthen the influence of
Because of the high level of the spiritual and entrepreneurial potential, which was here assembled, was the way to a Great Power, ruling over the sea, quite similar to that of the atlantian empire. It began with single ventures of courageous men like Drake and Raleigh, who at their own initiative, with approval of the english crown, battled against the spanish sea power and founded the first colonies and was continued by the "Merchant Adventurers" ,who founded companies for the economical development of interesting territories on earth.
The slowly into its new role growing state joins only when, because of the economical success and the wealth coming into the land, the in the meantime essential to life becoming positions were in danger. Than indeed with all necessary power and consequence. Also this behaviour remembers strongly to the history of growth of the atlantian empire.
So England grows to the sea power Nr.1 in the world and takes care for a world wide trade with its policy of military bases and its fleet, present on all oceans, as it did once the atlantian empire at the Mediterranean Sea.
Also the treatment and economical development of interesting countries follows the atlantian way. One is interested in prosperity and positiv development of the country, for only with an economical flowering country one can make good business. Warring conflicts, disturbing trade, are suppressed with all necessary power. This concept, successfully used already in the atlantian empire long times ago, proves itself now in a world wide scale, until the forward going development of the world puts an end to this policy of colonies and with that to the British Empire.
This end was not due to any faults inherent in the
system, but it was evoked by the quarrels of power which imposed the european
cocurrents France and
The position of
So the world was after the war mainly formed after the
ideas of the
With the foundation of the North-Atlantic-Treaty attracted the USA finally the political and military leadership of western Europe to itself and became so the actual leading successor of the atlantian empire in this area, who with skill and far reaching respect to the interests of the allied nations extended his political position and is favoured today also from some states of the former russian zone of power.
The political concept lays predominantly on the line of the former atlantian empire and one can expect and hope with continuation of the actual policy and its progressive development, that the new atlantian empire will have a long and prosperous life.
Read to this ( at the moment only available in german language):
GESCHICHTE VON ATLANTIS, der vergessene Ursprung unserer Kultur
von Karl Juergen Hepke
TRIGA - DER VERLAG, 2.Aufl. 2008, Hardcover, 268 Seiten, Eur 22,00 , ISBN 978-3-89774-539-1