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Vladimir

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  1. You misunderstand the point of Viceroyalties -- at least from the Pacifican perspective. The point was to avoid the necessity of eternal or repeating war. You take an alliance and, rather than destroying it to such an extent that its nations can never recover, you help to rebuild the alliance in such a way that its members are no longer a threat regardless of their nation strength. Unfortunately it didn't always work out that way, as emotion and attatchment to inefficient systems got in the way. Of course, other alliances may have used them in other ways. But if they were used to conquer
  2. Since I just consider myself and my writings to be Francoist I'm not sure the first half of the name is necessary.
  3. Emperors who served for less than a year are in good historical company: Comrades Franco, Ivan, Dilber and myself, amongst others, all did likewise.
  4. This article is best read while listening to this .La Vangardia Pacifica would like to thank regular readers for their patience during its prolonged hiatus, and can now confirm that production will resume in the near future. By way of apology for the unexpected interruption we we would like to offer readers a free copy of the December 2008 publication Letters of Pacifica. Within its cover readers will find the foundation of many of the intellectual and historical ideas that informed the Order during the early years of its existence. Some of these may be outdated while others may not be,
  5. How useful you find it will depend on what you're trying to get out of it. It isn't, for example, an assessment of anyone's mind. It is an attack on the popular notion that theory is without purpose, and an explanation that everyone's mind, regardless of their goal or hobby, regardless of whether they realise it or not, is built upon it.
  6. This article is best read while listening to .The world of practical men often has occasion to laugh and mock the theorists and theories that seek to explain their domain. "What is the point of it all" they scoff. Why question such basic causes, connections, goods, evils and truths when they’re so obvious to me? They sit smugly, surrounded comfortingly by their common sense, attempting with the last of their strength to live in an independent, practical 'world of the real'. And in each moment they fail to recognise that every action they witness and every truth they know is nothing but
  7. Smart RL hegemonies do. There's more to staying on top than having a big stick. That doesn't mean they'll let it stop them from doing what they want to do, of course.
  8. [quote name='youwish959' timestamp='1306919313' post='2721928'] As a member of the working class, I must say I am pretty happy myself. [/quote] False consciousness.
  9. [quote name='BamaBuc' timestamp='1306507610' post='2719000'] Haha, I was about to say... I don't think I've met many Catholic Marxists. -Bama [/quote] You need to [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_theology"]broaden your horizons[/url], comrade. Though it should be further noted that the happiness bonus brought about by democracy here is transitory and ultimately illusionary. Looking at the nation as a unitary object and ignoring the fundamental class divisions within it is a transparent attempt to separate the economic base from the political superstructure, and thus to ob
  10. The essay really skims over alliances. If I were writing it I would cut down on the number of case studies and give more analysis of each -- the foreign policies pursued by alliances, such as neutrality, are irrelevant to the point being investigated, so GPA, for example, could be removed. The case studies also seem very descriptive, which doesn't answer the question of why these different forms of government developed. There is no consideration of what role RL ideology played (and whether this advanced or held back development), or how significant historical factors/path dependencies were
  11. It is an important lesson for every budding historian to learn to ignore Duffman. The important note in this case is that there were in fact two different Polar Wars. The first, which could properly be referred to as the NAAC-NPO War, had nothing to do with spying. I wrote a brief history of it [url=http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?app=blog&module=display&section=blog&blogid=104&showentry=1258]here[/url]. The Second Polar War was actually the NPO, GATO and Legion vs. NAAC, since NAAC was caught spying on all three (well, I say 'caught', their (not very good) leader
  12. That is complete nonsense, DictatatorDan. When the NPO came out of terms we kept our heads down and attempted to engage in diplomacy with anyone who would listen. It was the hegemonic alliances that used us as a boogeyman to scare the children back in line, and even banned former alliances that wanted to sign treaties with us from doing so. This was pretty self-evident to anyone with eyes, leading me to write on it as early as May last year: http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?app=blog&module=display&section=blog&blogid=104&showentry=1712
  13. So much for doctor-patient confidentiality. Janova is just one of many who have shown themselves as insatiable hypocrites over the past month, but he is nevertheless the outstanding example, and perhaps one of the few whom I would have expected to avoid being so obvious about it all.
  14. This is hardly the place for such a discussion. If you took the time to read the literature on the subject instead of just making blind assumptions to fit your primitive narrative then you might be able to make more educated posts.
  15. [quote name='goldielax25' timestamp='1297102828' post='2624244'] NPO claims it didn't lose the Great War because they inevitably won revenge over their enemies.[/quote] This is incorrect.
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