All civilizations will develop into a 'Universal State', decay, and die.



Arnold J. Toynbee : historian
Western civilization, Islamic society, Hindu society, and the Far East civilizations will develop into a 'Universal State' after a 'Time of Trouble', then decay and die.


Arnold J. Toynbee, A Study of History (Oxford University 1934-1961), 12 volumes, in volume V The Disintegration of Civilizations (Part One) (Oxford University 1939)


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