Nostradamus Quatrain :  

Century :  

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  1
11
21
31
41
51
61
71
81
91
  2
12
22
32
42
52
62
72
82
92
  3
13
23
33
43
53
63
73
83
93
  4
14
24
34
44
54
64
74
84
94
  5
15
25
35
45
55
65
75
85
95
  6
16
26
36
46
56
66
76
86
96
  7
17
27
37
47
57
67
77
87
97
  8
18
28
38
48
58
68
78
88
98
  9
19
29
39
49
59
69
79
89
99
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
100


The kingdom stripped of its forces by fraud,
the fleet blockaded, passages for the spy:
two false friends will come to rally,
to awaken hatred for a long time dormant.
Par fraude regne, forces expolier,
La classe obsesse, passages a l'espie:
Deux fainctz amis se viendront rallier,
Esveiller haine de long temps assoupie.

Century 7 - Quatrain 33

GOVERNMENT EXCESSES CREATE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS

    B: He says this refers to two different things. On the one hand it refers to the American Civil War, and on the other hand it refers to events that have not yet occurred. He says it still refers to America and that the years to come, the next decade or so, will see increasing restlessness in the United States. He says the system of government will become increasingly top-heavy, spending too much money, and it will ruin the economy. Sweeping changes will need to be made, or it will fall from its own weight. He says that America itself will survive, but the people in power will be broken down. The change will be needed, and if it goes as it should, the change will be for the good. Because as the government gets increasingly top-heavy, it continues to infringe upon the rights of the people. But when the old structure is broken down and a new structure built up that is more equitable and more in balance, the people will be restored to their freedom.
    D: It seems to be paralleling what he saw in the Civil War?
    B: It's just a matter of using one quatrain to refer to two different events. He's not saying that it will be like the Civil War. It will not be a country divided unto itself. It will be the people rising and saying, "This is ridiculous. Something has to be done."

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