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Most important Country in History?

 
 
Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 07:27 pm
I'd say England or Italy......By the way, it doesn't have to be a current country.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 07:28 pm
Peace, the undiscovered country.
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Child of the Light
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 07:32 pm
Setanta wrote:
Peace, the undiscovered country.


Nice :shakes head in agreement:
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 07:34 pm
Setanta wrote:
Peace, the undiscovered country.
Says who?
Costa Rica... Hands down.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 07:35 pm
I'd say Rome. I know it's not a country but it set the blueprint of modern society.
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caprice
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 08:05 pm
OCCOM BILL wrote:
Setanta wrote:
Peace, the undiscovered country.
Says who?
Costa Rica... Hands down.


What historical significance does Costa Rica play in world history?

I think you've gotten too much Central American sun! Wink
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caprice
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 08:06 pm
Ceili wrote:
I'd say Rome. I know it's not a country but it set the blueprint of modern society.


What about contributions from Greece?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 08:39 pm
Caprice, i believe O'Bill was saying that Costa Rica is the place for which peace is not the undiscovered country. I agree with him, if that's his point.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 08:53 pm
You are right on Setanta :wink: ... By the way, I'd love it if you would weigh in here: http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18722&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

Edit= Fixed link
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Asherman
 
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Reply Thu 12 Feb, 2004 09:04 pm
Rome and China are tied in my mind as the most important countries overall. The importance of the UK in introducing Capitalism, Industrialism and the institutions of democratic society are hard to overlook. However, the United States dominated the 20th century, and promises to remain the leading nation for the 21st century.
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Individual
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2004 01:32 am
Austria-Hungary

Because they started WWI, they also started the communist scare, the vietnam conflict, massive hostility towards europeans in the middle east, WWII, and countless other wars that shaped the modern era.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2004 01:58 am
I don't think, you could name "the" most important country of history.

However, if I should name one, I think it would be Rome for the 'Europen' part of the world and China for the greater rest of it.
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satt fs
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2004 02:03 am
Greece.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2004 06:11 am
My original response was intended as ironic. My serious answer is that the question is not to be taken seriously. The variety of human endeavor and accomplishment is to great and widely-spread as not to support a contention that any one country has had a significant universal impact. At this point in time, at which that might be said of the United States, the borders of nations are so blurred by electronic communications as to make the cultural aspects of that question meaningless.
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kitchenpete
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2004 08:20 am
Mesepotamia (which is pretty much where Iraq is today!)

...the cradle of civilisation, because it is here that the change from unspecialised labour (hunting/gathering) took on the form of a society with farmers (who tilled very fertile soil by the Euphrates) and others who could rely on them to produce the food...which allowed them to take on other jobs, not directly related to satisfaction of immediate physical needs.

KP
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au1929
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2004 08:24 am
For the religious I should think ancient Israel from which the three major religions sprang.
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kitchenpete
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2004 08:54 am
I think "the" three major religions would rather upset Hindus and Bhuddists!

Perhaps that was your intention.
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au1929
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2004 09:35 am
kitchenpete
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I think "the" three major religions would rather upset Hindus and Bhuddists!

Perhaps that was your intention.


Not at all.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2004 09:38 am
The island of Yap.
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Letty
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2004 04:02 pm
Well, Cav. I just learned some geography today.

(Incidentally, how are you feeling?)

The most important country in history? I have no idea, child of the light. Too many variables to consider.
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