As a result of the constant attacks by the Vikings and other nomads, the governments of Europe were constantly under attack. Communities did not feel that their governments were providing adequate protection for them against outsiders. The economies of Western Europe were in shambles, and trade routes were disrupted.
As the monarchs of central governments lost power, a new type of government evolved called Feudalism. Feudalism began in France around 900 A.D., and spread throughout the remainder of Europe within 150 years.
Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn''t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won''t cheat, then you know he never will.
John D. MacDonald
During the American revolution, inflation was so great that the price of corn rose 10,000%.