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Old 01-14-2014, 11:38 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco View Post
Athens is probably the best example vs the Roman Republic
In you lifetime a number of democracies have sprung up and failed.
Depends on definition? No, if you're going to make blanket statements like that about socialist policies, we need to be sure you know what you're talking about. The socialist influences which also were the basis for fascism in Europe were very different under Republican Rome than they were under the Roman Empire. What were they? Did one have more than the other? If so, how do you account for the fact that both lasted at least 500 years, with one lasting arguably far longer?
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