Enough time has transpired and enough countries have been on the earth that you would think modern nations would learn from past nations. However, they generally do not, even as Judah did not learn from Israel.
The Lord said through Jeremiah,
“‘Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also. So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees. And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned to Me with her whole heart, but in pretense,’ says the LORD” (Jeremiah 3:8-10).
Nations do not learn, but what about people? Do you learn from the mistakes of others, or do you have to make the same mistakes?