A nation when accumulating massive wealth grows tall and looms over the rest of the world. They live in the shadow of it. It’s grandiosity insults them. It is Sodom and Gomorrah, the cities destined to be torn down by god for becoming too morally weak. A strong nation breeds weak men and nations bearing the fruit of prosperity allow their women to become free to dictate the progressions of the society. This signals to the rest of the world the fruit is ripe to be eaten and it only takes the strongest to claim it and it’s people as their own.