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comment System of Government where the Same Family Cannot Inherit
...sort of. Its perfectly legit to be married before you enter the priesthood. They insist on celibacy, not virginity. There are even a fair number of married priests running around today. Wikipedia lists 6 Popes who were married and had kids, one of which also became Pope. But I think its fair to say this was highly unusual.
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comment Accidental wars
@Bregalad - I thought about that one, but IMHO it wouldn't qualify because the assassination was quite deliberate. You could even argue it worked too, as the country the assassin wanted was indeed formed at the end of the ensuing war.
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comment Illegal election or coup d'état that brought to the same result than a regular election would have
OTOH, if they hadn't done this, most likely the Soviets would have found some other way to corerce (or force) them into making a communist-friendly government. So in a way it does qualify as an example (if we ignore that these "other ways" probably wouldn't have observed the letter of local law either).
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reviewed Approve How densely populated were the Americas prior to European colonization?
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comment How densely populated were the Americas prior to European colonization?
Seconding Greg. The text all looks right to me, but we expect references in good answers on this stack. I'm actually aching to give this an upvote. In fact, I'll lend you one of my references to get you started...
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comment Illegal election or coup d'état that brought to the same result than a regular election would have
What do you mean by "would likely have happened otherwise"? In most despotisms, there are the official laws, and then there is the way things are actually done. Which of those two are you talking about?
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comment Meaning of 19th-century American parlour games
I suppose I should be grateful for your honesty in admitting you made it up on the spot... :-(
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