Dark Ages

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What is the dark ages?

The Dark Ages is a historical periodization used originally for the Middle Ages, which emphasizes the cultural and economic deterioration that occurred in Western Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire.

When and where did the dark ages occur?

The term once characterized the bulk of the Middle Ages, or roughly the 6th to 13th centuries, as a period of intellectual darkness between extinguishing the "light of Rome" after the end of Late Antiquity, and the rise of the Italian Renaissance in the 14th century.

According to Rand, why did the Dark Ages occur?

The dark ages occurred because most men were on strike against existence, working for less than their barest survival, leaving nothing but scraps for their rulers to loot so basically people were unhappy with what was going on and men of ability went underground and lived undiscovered, studying in secret, and died, destroying the works of their mind.

What is setting of Anthem? Why did Rand choose this setting?

Anthem is set in a dystopian society, Historically, the replacement of reason with faith caused the achievements of Greece and Rome to be buried and forgotten during centuries of stagnation and starvation.