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post Jul 4 2005, 04:23 PM
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Please state the nature of the political emergency.
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We do this on another forum of mine, and it's actually a lot of fun.

Basically, one person will ask a question pertaining to any period of any country's history. Someone else will then answer the question. If they're right, they post a question of their own, the trick being that the previous questioneer cannot answer. They may, however, answer the NEXT question. This way you don't get two people just asking one another question after question...

The only other rule is that there has to be an objective answer that can be posted without an essay. Oh, and there's a 24 hour time limit on each question. If not answered within that timeframe, the asker gets to put up another question. If they keep on asking really, really obscure, trivial questions, we lynch them and someone else gets a chance.

I'll start the bidding with: Name the man who is considered to be the first emperor of the United States, and the means by which he obtained this title.
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post Jul 4 2005, 05:31 PM
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Norton the First... He decleared himself that...
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post Jul 4 2005, 07:40 PM
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Son of a bitch Wolfy's right. Okay Wolfy, let's have your question.
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post Jul 4 2005, 08:15 PM
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How old was Mozart when he composed his first symphony?
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post Jul 4 2005, 08:17 PM
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6, I think.
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post Jul 4 2005, 08:20 PM
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nope.
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post Jul 4 2005, 10:28 PM
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He was nine.

Where lie the remains of the man who said "Cogito ergo sum"?

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post Jul 5 2005, 01:17 AM
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My source says 8, but meh, it's probably a not too exact age...
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post Jul 5 2005, 04:54 AM
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QUOTE(Wolfenstein @ Jul 4 2005, 03:20 PM)
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St. Germain-des-Pres, Paris' oldest church.

Who was the last SS Reichsfuhrer and what ended up happening to him?

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post Jul 5 2005, 12:27 PM
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I think it was Goering (spelling?), killed himself with a cynide pill...
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post Jul 5 2005, 11:03 PM
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QUOTE(Wolfenstein @ Jul 5 2005, 07:27 AM)
I think it was Goering (spelling?), killed himself with a cynide pill...
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Incorrect.

Hint: The person in question didn't hold his office for very long.
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post Jul 6 2005, 12:43 AM
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Goebbels(sp?) perhaps?
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post Jul 6 2005, 12:50 AM
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Wasn't it Himmler? And he killed himself with a cyanide casule after he was caught by the allies?
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post Jul 6 2005, 01:23 AM
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Himmler.
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post Jul 6 2005, 01:26 AM
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Screw that.

I'm asking the next question. Who founded the Druze religion (a minority Islamic sect), what Muslim state was he the Caliph of before that, what very important Christian holy place (among many lesser ones) did he have partially destroyed, and what year did he destroy it?

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post Jul 6 2005, 02:08 AM
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QUOTE(libvertaruan @ Jul 5 2005, 08:23 PM)
Himmler.
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No, but you're very close. Himmler wasn't Reichsfuhrer until the very end.

Since Bar-Aram as asked a question I'll just give the answer.

Himmler was dismissed by Hitler in the last months of the war. Karl Hanke took his place as Reichsfuhrer, but for obvious reasons only filled the spot for a few months. On the eve of Germany's capitulation he fled. Some say he ran to Czechoslovakia where he was subsequently shot, others say he managed to escape to South America.

The more you know!

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post Jul 6 2005, 02:13 AM
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Aragorn,

I can't remember the name, but I believe he was from Egypt...

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post Jul 6 2005, 08:05 PM
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Egypt it is, although the state in particular is named after the dynasty that was ruling then and their rule wasn't confined to Egypt alone. They fought a lot with the Seljuks and the Byzantines before the arrival of the First Crusade. This should make the answer easy enough to figure out.
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post Jul 7 2005, 12:16 AM
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Um. . . wasn't the guy's name al-Darazi?
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post Jul 7 2005, 01:11 AM
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Well it was the Fatimids and the Holy Seplechur(sp?). As for the date and who, I dunno.
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post Jul 7 2005, 01:16 AM
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QUOTE(Lord Bitememan @ Jul 7 2005, 02:16 AM)
Um. . . wasn't the guy's name al-Darazi?
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No, he came after him, and he was never a leader of any kind of state.
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post Jul 7 2005, 01:32 AM
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QUOTE(LordLeto @ Jul 7 2005, 03:11 AM)
Well it was the Fatimids and the Holy Seplechur(sp?). As for the date and who, I dunno.
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Yup. The rest should have been easy enough to look up if you already knew that much.

Anyway, it was the Caliph al-Hakim of the Fatimids (quite insane it seems) who destroyed many holy sites for both Christians and Jews, including the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in 1009, and killed many Christians and Jews. Technically, he didn't actually officially found the Druze faith himself, but his followers (including al-Darazi) founded it and settled in the Lebanese Mountains right after his death. But he was the inspiration.

A funny thing. It's said that he had a large black slave named Mas'oud that would walk around with him in the streets of Cairo. Any shopkeepers that he caught cheating during his strolls were sodomized right there on the spot, in public, by Mas'oud. :)
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post Jul 7 2005, 01:39 AM
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Well yeah, it would have been easy enough to google "Druze." Figured that wouldn't be 'fair.' Meh.
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post Jul 7 2005, 01:41 AM
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A funny thing. It's said that he had a large black slave named Mas'oud that would walk around with him in the streets of Cairo. Any shopkeepers that he caught cheating during his strolls were sodomized right there on the spot, in public, by Mas'oud. smile.gif



:lol: Now thats funny.

I guess I get to ask a question now?
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post Jul 7 2005, 01:41 AM
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Since Leto came up with the closest thing resembling an answer, he gets the next question.
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post Jul 7 2005, 01:43 AM
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This one should be easy.

Who is the only man to ever hold the office of Gov. in more then one US state?
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post Jul 7 2005, 01:44 AM
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Wasn't it Sam Houston?
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post Jul 7 2005, 01:49 AM
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Yep. Your turn LB.
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post Jul 7 2005, 01:50 AM
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Which was the first state in the US to outlaw the death penalty and in what year was it done?
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post Jul 7 2005, 01:59 AM
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NM I can't answer till the next question.

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