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Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 20:35:09 -0600
Subject: Re: (urth) The Best Introduction to the Mountains
From: Adam Stephanides 

on 1/31/02 5:17 PM, Andy Robertson at andywrobertson@clara.co.uk wrote:

> Of course in reality the Empire beame utterly corrupt, and was in fact taken
> by the forces of Antichrist (as the Turks were thought to be)

I think you're mixing up the HRE and the Byzantine Empire.  The HRE was
never taken by the Turks; it was dissolved by Napoleon (who no doubt got
labelled the Antichrist himself).  And I don't think it was particularly
corrupt: it just became decreasingly relevant as its component duchies,
electorates, etc. became practically independent states.
> If Wolfe thought to trace a historical link, it would be a joke he made.
> However, symbolically, the Commonwealth is like the HRE.

Wolfe has said that the Commonwealth is modelled on Byzantium, iirc.



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