The woman is Israel, and after Jesus’s death, the Romans became aggressive towards Israel. Israel rebelled, and the temple was destroyed. The population of Jerusalem was killed and taken into slavery, and only 10% of the 250,000 people were left. They also killed many people in the countryside as they moved towards Jerusalem. Then a second war arose with Rome, which ended around 135 AD, and by that time Israel was completely depopulated. Only the Levies remained, as Malachi had prophesied. The Jews were scattered around the Mediterranean and lost their identity, as the Israelites did before them. Then he makes war on the saints. This is not as easy as in the past, for Jesus has given us authority over him and his angels. He must flee when told to do so. This authority is a sign that Satan and his angels have been cast down.