[LMB] OT: Saudi Arabia more democratic than Barrayar

Jeff Shultz jeffshultz at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 05:00:58 BST 2011

On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 6:53 PM, Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:

> I note "The Germanies" were what resulted when "The Holy Roman Empire"
> became, essentially, a name only. Did the Italian petty states form in the
> Renaissance, or during and after the breakup of the Roman Empire? Because I
> may be seeing a pattern here.

Otto Von Bismark as Dorca Vorbarra? (or vice versa, depending on your grip
on reality and history...:-) )

Jeff Shultz
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