Romans were to Indigenous Americans as Europeans were to Germanic tribes

Regarding this idea, I put it to the customers: did they think it was possible to make a meaningful analogy between the interactions of Europeans and Indigenous Americans and those of the Romans with the Germanic tribes?

Either (a) Romans were to Europeans as Native Americans were Germanic Tribes;

or (b) Romans were to Germanic tribes as Europeans were to Indigenous Americans;

or (c) Romans were to Indigenous Americans as Europeans were to Germanic tribes…?

or what have you. Pretty much everyone said no, there was no meaningful analogy to be made there but thought the question rose interesting issues and was a good catalyst for discussion.


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