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Old December 9th, 2012, 10:48 AM   #1

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What dead state would you like to see alive?


If you look at Switzerland, you'll see a state that has existed continuosly since the middle-ages - sure, the dimension of the country has changed, the political system has evolved, the culture of the population is much different etc but today switzerland has a direct link with its past.

That's not the true for many contemporany countries. What type of disappeared states would you like to see today (evolved to match today society, though)?

Possible example of what I mean are pharohs' egypt, the knights of malta, the byzantine empire etc
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Well, just the Venetian Republic [La Serenissima] would be a great return from the past.

With its incredible "arsenale", the Doge, its political ad diplomatic sphere of influence. The legendary Fleet ...
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Atlantis might be interesting Also all the cultures which were trashed by empire and colonialism.
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You should specify which one ...
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The one from sci-fi and fantasy of course, with infinitely renewable and ecologically harmless energy sources, true equality and social harmony, and cures for everything from colds to cancer.
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hahaa that takes me back!

Let's just bring back the Byzantine empire.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #7

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For my own country I would like to bring back

Mauryan Empire (which ruled most of the India, Pakistan, Bangladesh , Nepal and Afghanistan)

Chola empire (South Indian dynasty which conquered most of the South east Asia)

And for the world,

I would like to bring back Carthage, Byzantine empire, Novgorod republic or Kievan Rus.

Aztec empire also comes in mind, proveided that they abandon the human sacrifice.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #8

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The state is still there, in a form or an other ... anyway I think that Ancient Egypt wasn't the modern one [I see this quite evident].

So I add to the list my beloved Egypt of the Pharaohs. KmT [Kemet, the black land].
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The Song/Tang, and all the dynastys of china.
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