Nature's Law of Returns applies to nations as well as to individuals. It decides their rise and fall, life and death. Because an individual's fate is connected with that of a nation, the Law of Returns pertaining to nations extends to individuals, too. Please recall Allah's law regarding change in a nation's circumstances --- Allah Almighty doesn't bring about a change in a nations circumstances unless it changes what is in their hearts or psychology -Quran chapter 13 verse11, & chapter 8 verse 53- This amr or laws, is referred to in -Quran chapter 8 verse 42- So that Allah Almighty amr or laws are enforced. So that destruction and life come to nations according to clear laws and reasons. No nation survives or dies away whimsically without cause or reason: So that your Protector / Preserver never destroys the abode of a nation wrongfully while they are unaware of its causes -Quran chapter 6 verse 32- Also: It is not befitting Allah to destroy a settlement of a nation wrongfully while the inhabitants still have a chance of redemption Quran Chapter 11 verse 117- Historical Evidence - Our History , despite numerous warnings of the destructive consequences of their wrong conduct, they haven't heeded. Ask them to look at the historical evidence in this regard to see what happened to nations in the past: If they seek it, they shall find the evidence in history. Those nations of the past were richer and stronger than these Arabs.
They had created wealth by hard work, established civilizations and countries more populated than these Arabs. Their prophets brought to them clear laws. Allah Almighty never destroys a nation unless it brings it upon itself through its own wrongdoing. The messengers of Allah Almighty came to them and were ridiculed and refuted. Refusal to change their ways resulted for those nations in creating social ills and imbalance and they were ultimately destroyed - Quran Chapter 30 verse 9 &10.