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    British diplomats are apparently fond of saying...

    British diplomats are apparently fond of saying of the 'special relationship' that the USA is Rome & the UK is Athens. In other words USA is the muscle & the UK is the intellect. An unfortunate...
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    @Kryiakos There's an old joke; A Greek &...

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    There's an old joke;

    A Greek & an Italian are arguing over which of their civilisations had the greatest impact on history. After an hour or so the Greek pulls out his trump card,...
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    @Darcy88 You make a good case for London, but...

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    You make a good case for London, but I think you're choosing the wrong measure of influence for Athens. Athens (& to a lesser extend the other Greek city states) was the first time in...
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    Most Influential Cities in History

    I've seen this topic a few times in various corners of the web, but it usually boils down to one or two people getting ridiculed by a dozen others for suggesting New York or London. So as I'm on a...
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