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Anglo-America, the amalgam kingdom, is the first and foremost global power to become thus amalgamated with roughly 50% iron and 50% clay. Ü The clay is made up of liberal democracy and socialism, includes international organizations like the League of Nations and the UN, and also includes the religions of Christendom. Ü All such clay has weakened Anglo-America just as clay swirled with iron would exhibit inherent weakness. Anglo-American power and influence does not rise to the level to allow the actual creation and maintenance of empire.
The intimate and inseparable alliance between government and religion was most notable in the Babylonian 3rd world power, represented by the head of gold in Nebuchadnezzar's geopolitical analogy. Along these lines, note this quote from The Sumerians (Oxford; 1929), C. Leonard Woolley, p. " The metallic kingdoms that followed Babylon were very similar in makeup with respect to the role of religion in government. In fact the successive development of religion and religious organizations and institutions, and the intimate church-state unions that followed, were tremendously influenced by Babylon itself.
The issue of separation of Church and State, which arose circa 1776 when the thirteen colonies declared independence, really was a brand new issue, unprecedented in the extent to which the principle was defined in the American constitution and carried out in practice. The issue is still, to this very day, a very hot one, as the iron and clay refuse to mix, to be reconciled into one harmonious alloy. The Protestant portion of Christendom's religion got started early producing "clay", greatly assisting in the creation of the Protestant Anglo-American 7th world power.