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Re: Modern History and the Brzhona, etc.
On Sun, 28 Jun 1998, Padraic Brown wrote:
> Blimey you NZ types get an early start! Here in Lollardland, it's still
> Sunday. ;-)
The millenium starts here, except where it starts at Tonga or Greenwich!
> I didn't want to go _too_ far back! I suppose I could go all the way back
> the beginning of _everything_, but that would be pushing things a bit.
> You are of course, quite correct in your Pilgrimspiel. I now don't recall
> my precise words (or if indeed I said it in my last post), but you're
> right on the money in that Great Britain is the cause of the USA, and
> therefore all the rest.
> I just wanted to make the particular point that the US is sort of pivotal
> in modern history; and that since *here*'s USA can't exist *there*,
> *there*'s modern history must perforce be quite (if not radically)
> different. I'm not much of an historian, but I think I'm quite capable of
> comming to that conclusion logically; and for Project Interests, I feel
> such things must be dealt with.
Whatever happens in North American History, we need to realise that the
potential for independence has very early groundroots.
> Only if these wars are identical to *here*'s. Otherwise, this seems
> perfectly reasonable.
The history of early British protestantism *there* is not dissimilar to
the fate of the Huguenots *here* if that's any indication.
Andrew Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MAN, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many
accomplishments; still owes his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil
and the fact that it rains.