The Inevitable Outcome of Politics – Illustrated
The Consummation – The decadence seen in every detail of this cityscape foreshadows the inevitable fall of this mighty civilization.
The Destruction – The action is the sack and destruction of the city, in the course of a tempest seen in the distance. It seems that a fleet of enemy warriors has overthrown the city’s defenses, sailed up the river, and is busily firing the city and killing and raping its inhabitants.
Desolation – This gloomy picture symbolizes what all empires could be after their fall. It is a harsh possible future in which humanity has been destroyed by its own hands.