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Principia Moderni II
Rex, how old are you? For me, you are too young to understand about other's religions and faith. There is no any religion on this world that spread the messages to kill each other. Religion is just all about the man and the invisible supreme power, supreme truth that either just a single one or live in many manifestation. Religion is about human viewing this life, the death and the situation after the death (afterlife).
Egoism inside the human making they believe that their faith is the superior than another and that not only happening on Islam, but also on Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism and even the moral religion such as Confucianism. The fanatic Muslims are worse, as worse as yourself, Rex, who being a fanatic Christian. Fanaticism is only about a hate, a religious chauvinism. Even how wrong the Muslim terrorists are, being the fanatic yourself is nothing help. If you hate the terrorists, you should behaved in the opposite way, being the good example that a Christian like you speaking nicely and politely, respecting the people of other faith.
If you are proud for being a Christian, I understand, you are born that way. But, you must be a good Christian that love your neighbours (lit. other people), regardless their religion, faith and political views. If you want to live in peace, you must starting it by yourself.
Assalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Have a nice day and welcome back, Rex. :)
US can't "win" that war. China intervenes in any way, shape, or form and it becomes impossible, nukes or not. Nor is Truman going to nuke anything. Most it would accomplish is a front line further north, with a much more angry PRC.
But, since that's your PoD...
MacArthur would not win by such a margin. Heck, the use of the nukes he so advocated would cause a backlash against him, and others, that wanted it. At best, he'd barely win. More realistically, he'd lose the nomination and either Taft or Warren would win the nomination - probably Warren.
USSR and Mongolia would not even consider such moves. Not even remotely.
Would take more than one nuke at that point for the RoC to beat the PRC.
France would not allow that. And, really, the lack of the PRC would not prevent communists in Vietnam - that group was more nationalistic than anything, and was unquestionably the principal group in the area. They'd still get power. Be more nationalistic than communist, but they still get power.
The Doctrine is fine, and more or less.
Why this wiki?
I don't remember why.
I'm retired with little to do but sit at my computer all day.
I'm like the English professor in the Men's Room:
I don't write on the walls, I just correct the spelling and grammar.
To read more about me go to qrz.com and enter my call sign K1ATV.
And, I'm number two :)
I'm not an expert but I play one - on HAM TV.
30 years on and off HAM TV in Arizona.
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Rex, rather only fixing around the grammar on the wiki pages, why don't you check around the vandalism or the illegal editing on its too. Your last editing on my United States page almost making an anonymous edit on it unnoticed by me. Be careful for the next time, Rex.
An anon can edit any page they like.
Anyway, thanks for your grammar fixing. Keep your good work. ^^
Rex, maybe we had a quarelling a long time ago. But, you proved that you are worthy to be nominated as a Constable with your wonderful works on categorizing and undoing the vandalism and spams.
You have recently uploaded your third duplicate onto the site.
You have been warned about this multiple times. I remember you attempted to remove my previous message back in April, but I did some digging and I didn't realize you had removed one of my messages back in 2013. For not only ignoring these messages but willingly removing them, you will be blocked for two weeks. If you continue to duplicate following this suspension, you may be blocked longer. -- NuclearVacuum 15:24, May 22, 2014 (UTC)
No Need To Worry
I appreciate the help you've been doing on informing me about duplications, but you really don't need to be doing this. There's lots of duplicate files on this site that I haven't stumbled upon yet, so it's going to be a long road. I will get to all of them eventually, so no need to be messaging me about ones you've found.
- The template automatically adds the category, so you don't need to be doing both. But I'm always happy to get any help I can.
- As stated before, I will block users who duplicate beyond three times. That being said, there's no way for me to know whether an upload was by mistake or not. This is why I also include tips to avoid doing so. But since you are genuinely concerned about this and knowing this isn't a common occurrence with you, I will simply keep an eye on your uploads. By that I will not block you and instead will inform you what you've done. But that can only go so far if this becomes a common occurrence. Hope this helps out. -- NuclearVacuum 20:07, June 22, 2014 (UTC)
Hey Rex, it's Lemming.
Haven't been around in a while - mostly because life just go too busy with grad school applications and personal stuff - but also becasue working on this wiki got me back into creative writing and I'm blowing all my free time writing stories...which is why I'm writing to you. I randomly wrote something set in the Principia Moderni II universe on a lark, and my writing groups liked it a lot more than I thought they would - so I've actually been spending a lot of time on it. Obviously, I can't write PM2 from the Selk'nam perspective without Wales, and based on how my plot is setting up, both Wales and the role you played in the game at large are becoming plot points - I'm even going to have a few scenes in Avalon. So, I wanted to get on chat with you - send you a copy of what I'm doing - and make sure you're OK wih how you and Wales are being portrayed...there's an element of dark satire to it so I'm kind of making fun of everyone (including myself).
Anyway let me know when you have time to chat - and then do me a favor and delete this message :-)
I may get some time Saturday evening - althought weekends suck for me. I'm thinking about asking Fed to let me drive for a week or two and see if I can get back into the swing of things without tanking my schedule. Being back in the PM2 universe makes me want to give PM3 another shot - especially since Fed kindly ended the Nivkhs isolation and accelerated their development to the point where they can do some fun diplomatic stuff (which you know is my bread and butter - Mangut Nivhgu was getting boring when I had to leave because I didn't have other nations around me to mess with).
I like your Yupik nation's gameplay from the few entries I've read - you've got a nice chunk of territory staked out and a great stretegic location without a lot of natural predators, and you're getting off the ground at about the same time the Selk'nam did so you're in decent shape. That said, you need a partner for technology acceleration, and I have some ideas about that. Defintely let's chat strategy soon. If you want to mess with this timeline you are lined up decently well to do so.
I'll be logged in to chat most of today - I've been able to dash off a few entries during breaks at work this week but not much else. I'm probably going to be able to ostay in the game but not at a very intensive level in chat and stuff. I may even post "office hours" to my profile so that I have pre-scheduled login time lol.
I can't imagine that my furture plans will interfere with yours :-)
Lost Nivkh Sailors
Watch my wall carefully. I've expanded up the Aleutians to Adak (where I am going to stop). I'm going to take the Pribilof islands next turn, which should put me in Qayaq range by tomorrow. I'm leaving it up to you to make contact. If you haven't read the entries already, my great explorer and navigator I'mlos'taga'in is a bit of a buffoon who makes most of his discoveries by accident. I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do tomorrow - but let's just say you should expect our fearless navigator to dig himself into an absurd situation that will probably require your help to get out of :-) - Commandante Lemming (talk) 13:56, October 30, 2014 (UTC)
Love the domesticated walruses!! Don't know how many entries of mine you've read but I implied at one point that said domestication would eventually happen :-) Commandante Lemming (talk) 14:36, October 31, 2014 (UTC)
Not my best work as i'm pressed ffor time - but enough for you to have fun with. Either way, please some or all of them off that islands before they freeze to death. I'm giving you full control over whatever happens to them on the island after I dump them and until you return them - do whatever you want to them and take as much time as you want. How well they do or don't survive on the island is your call. Commandante Lemming (talk) 20:41, October 31, 2014 (UTC)
A thank you
I've noticed that you put the PM3 archives list into a template and added the template to the archives. I'd just like to thank you for putting effort into the map game.
If you have any other ideas, feel free to contact me.
Once more, thank you for being awesome.
Hey Rex, I've actually found myself feeling a fair bit more enthusiastic about Blank Slate than I expected, so I think I will continue contributing. As you have seen I put in my little bit about agriculture, if it looks okay to you. I have a couple more things to discuss.
For the Indus valley, what are our plans? Is it going to suffer the similar early fate of OTL, or are we going to have it last longer. In my opinion, we should keep it mostly similar to OTL because by then there would not be enough time for the effects of the changed migration to reach Indus, much the same as Mesopotamia and Egypt. So nothing west of India would diverge from OTL before ~2000BC. But I was wondering your thoughts on this.
And as for the Yellow, I was thinking we could have them to be also largely dependent on fishing, because the waters of the Bohai Sea are quite rich, and the river valley isn't quite strong enough to sustain enough crops a relatively large early civilisation. This means we could have them spread a bit further too, perhaps even to the Japanese islands or Korea.
Another idea, thinking way ahead here, is that the presence of a stronger nation in that area would potentially suppress the Mongol uprising, weakening it or never allowing it to happen, which would of course have global repercussions, most namely a lasting Arab world that was never destroyed by the Mongols.
Hey Rex, I'm never really active on here anymore (hell, I don't even know if you remember me), but I wanted to stop by to thank you.
Remember the books you suggested to me from Murray Rothbard and Hayek a year or so back?
I read them, and my God they took me to heart.
I haven't been able to stop reading literature from the Mises Institute ever since. I've read at least 20 titles, and it's completely flipped me over from the Communist I once was. Thank you, I really mean it. I've developed into a heavily political person, and I'd like to thank you for that. You're the reason why I am who I am today.
I dunno if I'll be active often. I haven't been able to come back here since I'm always busy somehow. Hopefully when I return sometime, you will be here as well.
This message was created after seeing a request for information abaout the economy of Al-Suwayda Governate. This isn't much but I'll just post what I found. All quotes are from wikipedia
About the town of Al-Kafr "It is known for its forest and good wine,"
The following sentence appears on many articles about towns and villages in the Governate: "In 1596 Al-Ariqah appeared in the Ottoman tax registers as 'Ahiri and was part of the nahiya of Bani Abdullah in the Qada of Hauran. It had an entirely Muslim population consisting of 18 households and 3 bachelors. Taxes were paid on wheat, barley, summer crops, goats and/or beehives and a water mill" ("and a water mill only appears in one article, that of Al-Ariqah) Here is a similar version of the paragrauph: "In 1596 the village appeared under the name of "Timri" in the Ottoman tax registers as part of the nahiya (subdistrict) of Bani Nasiyya in the qadaa (district) of Hauran. It had a Muslim population consisting of twenty-five households and fourteen bachelors, and a Christian population of five households. They paid a fixed tax-rate of 40% on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, goats and beehives, in addition to occasional revenues; the taxes totaled 16,000 akçe"
About the Syrian actor Faisal al-Qassem's childhood: "As a child born into a poor family, Al-Qassim had to work various jobs including metalwork, harvesting, street cleaning, electrical work, and more tedious tasks" He graduated in 1983 so this is not anachronistic.
A relevant paragrauph that appears on the Wikipedia page for Agriculture in Syria is as follows: "During the 1970s and 1980s, the government encouraged greater grain production by providing improved high-yield seeds, raising prices paid to farmers, and urging shifts toward wheat growing on some irrigated land formerly planted in cotton. Its intent was to raise grain output at least to self-sufficiency to ease the pressure on the balance of payments. Beginning in the late 1970s, the government showed increased interest in improving rain-fed agriculture and acquired funding from the World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the UN Development Program for a US$76.3 million project to expand food production and raise the standard of living in Daraa and As Suwayda provinces. In addition, Syrian agriculture benefited from research projects undertaken by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas' (ICARDA) branch office located near Aleppo. ICARDA helped develop the Sham-1 durum wheat and Sham-2 bread wheat used by Syrian farmers in the mid-1980s and demonstrated through its research the positive effect of phosphate fertilizers on barley crops in dry areas, encouraging the government to consider a change in agricultural strategy."
So it seems As Suwayda's economy is mainly focused around wheat and barely while there is also summer crops (whatever that is), goat farming and metalwork. About Lajat, a region that includes some Druze territory: "In the early 20th century, the cultivated areas of the Lajat were mostly located in its western and southwestern parts, where soil was cleared of stone and nutrient rich. Wheat and barley were grown in small quantities, and in the vicinity of some villages were olive, apricot and pear trees; other than that, the region was treeless"
About the Badia region of Syria and Jordan that includes As Suwaya: "The Badia (Arabic: البادية, also known as the Syrian steppe or Jordanian steppe) is a region of semi-arid, steppic rangeland in eastern Jordan and the central and southeastern parts of Syria. It covers 85% of the land area of Jordan and 55% of Syria. With low rainfall and poor quality soils, it is principally used for providing pasture for livestock. Bedouin herdsmen, many of whom are still nomadic, graze about twelve million sheep and goats here, as well as a smaller number of camels.
Some of the climax plants in the Syrian Badia are Salsola vermiculata, Stipa barbata, Artemisia herba-alba and Atriplex leucoclada. This desert ecosystem is under threat from drought, over-grazing, hunting and other human activities. Some native animals no longer inhabit this area, and many plant species have died out, with the grasses that have replaced them being of lower nutritional value to livestock."
From the page on Hauran, a colcanic plateau that includes parts of As Sawuya governate: "The volcanic soils of Hauran make it one of the most fertile regions in Syria; it produces considerable wheat and is famous for its vineyards. The region receives above-average annual precipitation but has few rivers. Hauran relies mainly on annual snow and rain during winter and spring and many of the ancient sites contain cisterns and water storage facilities to better utilize the seasonal rainfall. The area is unlike other historical fertile areas of Syria (the Orontes and the Euphrates river valleys), which rely on controlled irrigation systems for their farming productivity. Since the mid-1980s, Syria has built a considerable number of seasonal storage dams within the headwaters of the Yarmouk River drainage basin."
It seems the western parts of the governate are the more fertile areas while the eastern parts are drier. Sorry for the excessive text.
"What did I do now?"
WOW! Sorry about that.
I couldn't figure out what "sidbore" was.