Yes, one is a country while the other is a mythical planet, yet they invite comparisons.
Krypton grew from humble beginnings to become a great and thriving society. The governing body and some of the population believed they were infallible and later became ignorant then dispassionate to their future failings.
This once great civilization boasted advanced science and technology. However, it failed to respond to unstable geological conditions. Sound familiar?
Leading citizen, Jor-El (from the renowned house of El) made passionate pleas to the council, his own colleagues, about the impending doom and final destruction of the planet and its people. Even though he was one of the greatest scientists of his era – no one listened. Continue reading