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    Unquestionably, in the history of democracy on Earth (such as it is), England plays a pivotal role. I have long speculated that the fact that the Saxons had no king, but seemed to have been governed mostly through parliament-like councils of nobles, may have been one influence that came to serve as a model for the concessions the British monarchs were forced to make to the nobles centuries later. And in those concessions lie some of the early roots of British democracy.

    "I understand, Mr. Spock. The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity."

    by brainwave on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 04:56:56 PM PDT

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