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triangle.128k
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8/25/2016 6:31:21 AM
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What are some of the most interesting regimes throughout history? This includes any government in history, and could range from as early as Germanic city-states to as late as recently fallen regimes such as Hussein's Iraq.
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8/27/2016 4:31:17 AM
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At 8/25/2016 6:31:21 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
What are some of the most interesting regimes throughout history? This includes any government in history, and could range from as early as Germanic city-states to as late as recently fallen regimes such as Hussein's Iraq.

Idk much about history, and thus don't know much about regimes. But I do think that the establishment of the USSR through Lenin and later Stalin. And how they kept order and the rules they put in place are interesting, as well as some military coup in Brazil that I read about a bit.
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8/27/2016 7:40:02 PM
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At 8/25/2016 6:31:21 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
What are some of the most interesting regimes throughout history? This includes any government in history, and could range from as early as Germanic city-states to as late as recently fallen regimes such as Hussein's Iraq.

The USSR is probably the most interesting. A perfect example of the failures of Communism and authoritarianism.
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8/27/2016 7:44:30 PM
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At 8/27/2016 7:40:02 PM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 8/25/2016 6:31:21 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
What are some of the most interesting regimes throughout history? This includes any government in history, and could range from as early as Germanic city-states to as late as recently fallen regimes such as Hussein's Iraq.

The USSR is probably the most interesting. A perfect example of the failures of Communism and authoritarianism.

Authoritarianism is an understatement for the USSR; I would describe the USSR as totalitarian.
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8/27/2016 11:57:08 PM
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Pinochet in Chile, North Korea, China, USSR, Nazi Germany all come to mind fairly quickly.
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8/28/2016 12:34:39 AM
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At 8/25/2016 6:31:21 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
What are some of the most interesting regimes throughout history? This includes any government in history, and could range from as early as Germanic city-states to as late as recently fallen regimes such as Hussein's Iraq.

Sulla is very interesting to me. Also, Muawiyah I's rise to power and the Qin Dynasty. I also think that Elizabeth (of Russia) was a really fascinating figure.

In the modern world, Lincoln is interesting, Disraeli too, and the various communist regimes. I like Eric Hoffer's work on modern mass movements; it's so insightful.
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8/28/2016 12:34:53 AM
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Mongols are also really cool.
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8/31/2016 9:26:28 PM
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The USSR. I have read stacks of books about this subject yet I still have questions. How? How is the biggest question. Why is another one. The USSR almost sounds like a horror story about another planet in a different universe, yet it happened right here on planet earth.
Does the USSR make planet earth the most degraded planet in the universe? Do ET's on other planets cringe when they hear about the USSR? I wonder these things.
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9/1/2016 5:08:36 AM
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Late Eastern Han dynasty (including Three Kingdoms period), Consulship of Tiberius Gracchi and Cicero. Also, Umar Ibn Khattab (RA).
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9/1/2016 9:59:13 PM
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At 8/25/2016 6:31:21 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
What are some of the most interesting regimes throughout history? This includes any government in history, and could range from as early as Germanic city-states to as late as recently fallen regimes such as Hussein's Iraq.

Nazi Germany
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11/12/2016 1:23:35 AM
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Sometimes I feel compelled to know more about Spanish authoritarian regime during WWII, ruled by General Francisco Franco, sometimes called "el generalisimo". He is also deserved to be called, as other dictators, a son of a ...

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11/17/2016 8:10:16 PM
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At 8/25/2016 6:31:21 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
What are some of the most interesting regimes throughout history? This includes any government in history, and could range from as early as Germanic city-states to as late as recently fallen regimes such as Hussein's Iraq.

An obvious choice would be ancient Rome. Between the fact that Rome started as a small, uncivilized tribe, surrounded by other hostile tribes, that they managed to not only learn but also successfully apply a plethora lessons that various different peoples learned over time, particularly the Greeks, the Egyptians, and the inhabitants of the Iberian peninsula, and that they managed to weather a very large number of government meltdowns and invasions before finally permanently capitulating, ancient Rome is definitely an oddity in the history of empires.

Other, lesser known choices would be late Tsarist Russia, Republic-era China, the Second Reich, 17th century Sweden, the Byzantine Empire, Moorish Spain, the Assyrian Empire, ancient Greece (including the Minoan and Mycenaean periods), and the Mughal Empire.
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12/3/2016 7:25:12 PM
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Romans - It amazes me how people with ancient technology can forge a huge empire. Not only that, but also the political civil wars that always happens in Rome. Unlike the Mongols, Rome was able to maintain its empire for hundreds of years and the political quarrels they have makes it all the more interesting.

USSR - Just seeing how much Russia went through amuses me. They participated in WW1, while having a civil war and they are a major participator in WW2. Also, seeing the rise of Stalin and his brutality made it all the more interesting. They've just been through so much and did a lot.
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12/3/2016 11:39:50 PM
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The Inca's are my choice. A huge Empire that lasted 100s of years without benefit of metal or the wheel.
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1/20/2017 4:21:52 AM
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At 8/25/2016 6:31:21 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
What are some of the most interesting regimes throughout history? This includes any government in history, and could range from as early as Germanic city-states to as late as recently fallen regimes such as Hussein's Iraq.

I have always found Germany's Nazi regime to be quite fascinating. I still try to fathom the inherent reasons it managed to grow and thrive as it did, and also if there was some sort of herd psychopathy at work there. Or if it was just a rabid case of delusion and order following foisted upon a desperate populace.

Also intriguing to me were the Roman Empire and the USSR from the 1917 Revolution to when Stalin died.
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1/26/2017 11:42:32 PM
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At 12/3/2016 7:25:12 PM, XLAV wrote:
Romans - It amazes me how people with ancient technology can forge a huge empire. Not only that, but also the political civil wars that always happens in Rome. Unlike the Mongols, Rome was able to maintain its empire for hundreds of years and the political quarrels they have makes it all the more interesting.

USSR - Just seeing how much Russia went through amuses me. They participated in WW1, while having a civil war and they are a major participator in WW2. Also, seeing the rise of Stalin and his brutality made it all the more interesting. They've just been through so much and did a lot.

I agree about Russia. Talk about a long suffering but enduring people!

Did you know that they lost some Twenty Million men in WWII? That's not a typo. Twenty million. By comparison, the USA lost about 40,000. Or less than one fortieth. Wow.
And yes, the Russian Revolution basically got them out of WWI, but not til? The very end when they had already taken monumental causalities. And then along comes Stalin after WWII, and with his Collectivization Acts he kills as many of his own people as Hitler killed Jews! Yet, today, Russia is on the brink of becoming a world power again. I hope we can be allies with them this time.
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1/27/2017 9:33:42 PM
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At 8/25/2016 6:31:21 AM, triangle.128k wrote:
What are some of the most interesting regimes throughout history? This includes any government in history, and could range from as early as Germanic city-states to as late as recently fallen regimes such as Hussein's Iraq.
When I read that my mind shoots to the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires