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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
20 Jun 16 UTC
Multivitamins for a 25-year old overweight male
Y/N? Are you on any? which?
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Merirosvo (302 D)
23 Jun 16 UTC
Most Well Known Current Leaders?
I was wondering what the most well known current leaders of the world are and realized that I actually didn't know very many. So my question for you guys is how many current world leaders do you know and which ones are they? Also, what country are you from?
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Peregrine Falcon (2201 D (B))
22 Jun 16 UTC
Worst Mistakes in Diplomacy
I'm curious to know what people consider their worst mistakes in their entire Diplomacy career. Is it failing in a guaranteed solo? Messing up a secure draw? Being eliminated when you shouldn't have?
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faceeater (445 D)
22 Jun 16 UTC
Know Your Enemy
gameID=180478 Password 1234
Started a game with people I've played with before.
Looking for a few more players. Otherwise standard Diplomacy
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Tolstoy (1958 D)
22 Jun 16 UTC
Leading Antiwar Progressives Speak Favorably of Aspects of Trump’s Foreign Policy
Let the hysteria pass over you.
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/06/john-v-walsh/antiwar-left-likes-trumps-foreign-policy/

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ghug (5046 D (B))
21 Jun 16 UTC
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The ODC Has Ended
Congratulations to Octavious (and to his home site, webDiplomacy, which will be taking credit for him whether he likes it or not), the first ever online Diplomacy champion.
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Maniac (344 D (B))
10 Jun 16 UTC
The Euros
Any predictions?
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Blaz_Adam (81 D X)
21 Jun 16 UTC
Upcoming Tour de France
Anyone else getting excited?
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Octavious (1717 D)
18 Jun 16 UTC
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Diplomacy walk-on music
It's the year 2030. Diplomacy has finally taken its rightful place as one of the "big four" global sports, along with soccer, twenty20 cricket, and ultimate frisbee. The first million dollar tournament opens with hordes of screaming fans straining to glimpse you as you stroll to the game board, your walk-on music reverberating through the arena...

What is that music?
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
04 Jun 16 UTC
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The Death of a Legend
As above, so below
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brainbomb (474 D)
18 Jun 16 UTC
College World Series - Predictions
Game 1 Oklahoma State vs University of Cal. Santa Barbara.
Game 2 Miami vs Arizona
Game 3 Texas Christian vs Texas Tech
Game 4 Florida vs Coastal Carolina.
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Franz_o_Sissy (292 D)
17 Jun 16 UTC
Nuby - Nobie to this site
As of yesterday I have joined DiplomacyWeb. Also started a game right off, but I haven't got a clue how the digital side of playing is run.
Can anyone inform me (in the FAQ there wasn't any discription as to e.g. who is alotted to which country, where is the TAB to decide whether contestants can or can't mail to each other, etc) ?
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
British MP murdered in right-wing terror attack
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/jo-cox-shot-live-latest-news-updates-birstall-shooting-stabbing-labour-mp-west-yorkshire-a7085561.html
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principians (881 D)
20 Jun 16 UTC
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Once again, mexican gov. shooting civilians
And maybe you won't watch in the news, nor see any 'prayformexico' hashtag as the 'prayforvenezuela' one...

Maybe you don't give a shit, buy just so you know
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Frost_Faze (102 D)
18 Jun 16 UTC
7 more players!!!
Need 7 more players, http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=180330 modern diplomacy!
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Wanted: Thoughtful Discussion
I'm working on a project where I have to document the process of having a discussion with someone whose views I disagree with. The point of the assignment is to examine my own biases, and find ways to address them. So, since I consider myself liberal in most social and economic policy, I'm looking for an open-minded conservative to debate and discuss politics with. If you're interested, shoot me a PM. Thanks.
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eturnage (601 D (B))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Beekeeping: What is Your Favorite Style of Bee Husbandry?
Hello. Are there any other beekeepers among us? I've been working Warre style hives in Lang medium, 8-frame boxes at my place here in western NC.
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
17 Jun 16 UTC
Oh Magical Mods
Could you pause a game, as I won't be here this weekend?
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Frost_Faze (102 D)
17 Jun 16 UTC
Come Join Modern Diplomacy II
Hey guys, come join this new game.
gameID=180306
Modern Diplomacy II must have 34% reliability at least.
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Fluminator (496 D)
30 May 16 UTC
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MXX: Trouble in Amish Paradise
We're at 20 folks!
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WiseJazzer (128 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Supporting others on a Gunboat
Is it common to order support to a move from some player against another player on a Gunboat game?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 Jun 16 UTC
Liberal Brains vs Conservative Brains
Because this came up elsewhere...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI-un8rHP14
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brainbomb (474 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
Working on a new album
So ive been recording a ton this summer. Heres some of my new songs: https://m.soundcloud.com/mothlion
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
16 Jun 16 UTC
Ecuador V USA
21:30 UTC -5

Anyone down to live discuss?
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Voting in 1970s Britain
An interesting article about the 1975 referendum:

http://scarfolk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/voting-in-1970s.html
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
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Favourite Ancient Empires
Byzantine.
ghug (5046 D (B))
11 Jun 16 UTC
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Do they even count as ancient?
Bob the Lord (292 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
I feel so. By that I mean when Justinian was leader.
Eleven (501 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
Middle Ages? I think to be ancient it had to have existed before 500 AD.
Eleven (501 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
But they were at their height not long after, right? So, no idea now that I'm thinking about it.
Pomagos (262 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
The Byzantine Empire came into existence after the split of the Roman Empire between East and West somewhere around 300 AD. Its kinda on the border but I wouldnt consider it an Ancient Empire because it existed throughout the Middle Ages and until the fall of Constantinople in the 1400's.
Pomagos (262 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
But ill go with the Sumerians because they were Ancient Aliens
principians (881 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
On the other hand, I would consider american and subsaharian empires 'ancient' even when they existed after 500 AD, I'm not sure a temporal knife is the best of criteria.
VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
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Well my least favorite is Babylon. Free great scientist at writing is disgusting, especially with that rate of GS generation.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
11 Jun 16 UTC
Early Roman
Pomagos (262 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
@principians Good point. But depending on what your criteria are, Byzantium still wouldnt qualify as ancient when compared to those civilizations.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
11 Jun 16 UTC
"The Byzantine Empire came into existence after the split of the Roman Empire between East and West somewhere around 300 AD"

The Byzantine Empire is the Roman Empire. As you say, it split in two, one continued to speak Latin as it's main language, the other spoke Greek. The laws continued as before. The Eastern Roman empire briefly retook Italy under Justinian, along with large regions of North Africa. It's capital was Constantinople, named after the Roman Emperor Constantine - who made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire - it stood for a nearly thousand years after Rome fell. It was sacked by medieval knight during the Crusades. A Christian city on their way to save the holy lands from Muslims.

The reason we call it by a different name is only because of western historians making shit up. Obviously they didn't want to admit that one of the greatest cities was destroyed not by Muslims from the East, but by Western Christians.

History is written by the victors. And the west doesn't like to think of the Eastern Empire as part of the legacy of Rome.

To quote wikipedia: 'Both "Byzantine Empire" and "Eastern Roman Empire" are historiographical terms created after the end of the realm; its citizens continued to refer to their empire as the Roman Empire (Ancient Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, tr. Basileia tôn Rhōmaiōn; Latin: Imperium Romanum),[2] or Romania (Ῥωμανία), and to themselves as "Romans".'
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
11 Jun 16 UTC
Indus Valley. Those fuckers got shit done thousands of years before other people started getting shit done.
I'll go for the one long, long ago, in a far off galaxy...:-)
Bob the Lord (292 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
Yes, the Byzantine Empire was under Justinian at 555 A.D., so if it has to before 500 A.D, then Sparta's not bad either.
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
I'd go with the Han Dynasty of China.
Their cultural, technological and economic developments rivalled the Roman Empire at its height. It is hard to compare them directly, considering they never had direct contact. (They knew of the existence of each other, but trade between them went through other countries in between).
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
12 Jun 16 UTC
I don't see why someone would choose the Byzantine portion anyway, it was run by scoundrels at every period of its history. It was when Milan became the capital that we can really say Rome died.
ND (879 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
The Byzantine Empire is my favorite ancient empire.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
12 Jun 16 UTC
That's shady. I can't trust you anymore, ND.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
12 Jun 16 UTC
Never trust those Byzantines who betrayed the One True Rome.
Tolstoy (1958 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
"Those fuckers got shit done thousands of years before other people started getting shit done. "

That sentence should be preceded with "So far as we know,..."

I for one rather suspect that there might have been a civilization or ten that existed before the Indus Valley Civilization, but were destroyed by the catastrophic global climate change resulting from the end of the ice age. There's no telling how many cities of super-ancient civilizations are 400 feet under the ocean right now, or swallowed up by the sands of the Sahara.
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
12 Jun 16 UTC
I'm sure those other people that may or may not have existed before them are just sooooo offended.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
12 Jun 16 UTC
You bet your ass I a--
Uh, I've said too much.
brainbomb (474 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
Im gonna say the Protoss
KingCyrus (512 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
Have to go with the Engineers
orathaic (1009 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
Vorlons?
Putin33 (111 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
Egyptian
Putin33 (111 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
Basil II was a great administrator and quite humane leader, so they were not all scoundrels. The west was always a backwater compared with eastern Rome anyway, which is why Germanic tribes were able to conquer it while the greatest armies of Eurasia had trouble taking the east.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
12 Jun 16 UTC
Really I'd give this to any of the three: Incan, Mayan, and Aztec..... For a society with little in the way of natural advantages like Europe they built complicated structures and social constructs... Without the help of large mammals or connection to far eastern technology.... Just saying.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
12 Jun 16 UTC
Not to diminish the accomplishments of the old world but this is akin to the blind man that paints... It's a little more impressive even if the work isn't as visually detailed as that of a sighted person. The shear amount of natural adversity that was put forward to accomplish comparable work is what makes me vote them.
fourofswords (517 D)
13 Jun 16 UTC
I can't pick just one. I like both Egyptian culture and Minoan culture. Both very old and very interesting. Those are good points about Inca, Mayan and Aztec. The Hittites were cool. They had good chariots. A good one for honorable mention is the Philistines. They worked their way from the Aegean area into the Near East and established a small nation next to Egypt and survived all the way until the Romans came. They had interesting gods and were good warriors.
Nikov (410 D)
13 Jun 16 UTC
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Well, if we're talking ancient empires, I'd have to go with the Holy Velociraptor Empire of the Late Cretaceous. (and their subterranean lizard-people remnants).
For more recent stuff, the Mongols. Along with their impressive conquests, they did some pretty mazing things for cultural and technological diffusion across Eurasia and Northern Africa.
Dejan0707 (1504 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Favourite empire for me is Carthage, closely followed by Roman Empire/Byzantine Empire.
thorfi (1023 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin_dynasty

The Qin... they pretty much set up China to be what it pretty much still is today.


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Maniac (344 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
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Gun control
Webdip has changed so much, back in the day after a mass shooting we'd have a thread within a minute, argue for days and then nothing would get done. Now we just leap straight to doing nothing. I miss the old times.
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Classic Game LF5M
A user has asked me to advertise their anonymous game which includes two coworkers.
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brainbomb (474 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
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Glass Eating: What is your favorite glass eating experience?
Im looking to get into competitive glass eating. Was wondering if anyone on webdip has done this and what the best venues are for glass eating.
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rm63 (100 D)
13 Jun 16 UTC
NEW ENGLAND PLAYER WANTED FOR WWI TEAM GAME!
England has gone into civil disorder so we need a new English player. This is a team game where the allies (Britain, France and Russia) fight the axis (Germany, Austria and Turkey).. England has missed a couple of phases but is still in a good position. The game ID is 179879. It is called "World War One team game". The password for the game is "shellshock". Once you have joined have a look at the other thread on the forum called "WWI team game" to get familiar with the rules.
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