Two words about two letters etc.

Mon Jan 13 06:06:54 PST 2003

>From: Damien Sullivan <phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu>
>To: dragaera at dragaera.info
>Subject: Re: Two words about two letters etc.
>Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 19:10:21 -0800
>On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 05:48:06PM -0700, Andrew Lias wrote:

> > hundred years.  For that matter, I would opine that not all > reigns are 
>prone to staging invasions.  Can you imagine the > Empire in the cycle of 
>the Tekla doing so?  I can't.  If so, > that's several thousand years, 
>I can.  Roman Republic built the Roman Empire, which was itself pretty 
>static. The French Revolution conquered all of Europe.

I'd quibble with the example of Rome (long before it became an empire, it 
was only nominally a republic, power having long since been consolidated 
into Patrician hands), however the French Revolution is a very good 
counter-example (as would be the Russian Revolution, come to think of it).

I do often wonder what different reigns are like.  The reigns we've seen 
don't deviate too far from our common-sensical understanding of how empires 
work, but I wonder, for instance, what a Jhereg reign would be like (would 
the entire empire persist in the form of an Al Capone fantasy) or an Orca 
reign, for that matter (would it be rampantly capitalistic, with Robber 
Barrons calling the shots).

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