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Re: congovernment

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, November 24, 2003, 21:27
Douglas Koller, Latin & French scripsit:

> Has there been an extant dyarchy?
A few. The British India Act of 1919 established a dyarchy in certain provinces of India, by which the local and British sovereignties were both in existence. Malta was in the same situation from 1921 to 1964. Prewar Finland had dyarchic government, with both a parliament and a president but without a clearcut division of labor. The non-Italian provinces of the early Roman Empire were dyarchic, with both the Emperor and the proconsul appointed by the Senate having full *imperium*. But the classical (and Classical) example of a dyarchy was ancient Sparta, ruled by two non-hereditary kings. -- A poetical purist named Cowan [that's me:] Once put the rest of us dowan. [on xml-dev] "Your verse would be sweeter If it only had metre And rhymes that didn't force me to frowan." [overpacked line!] --Michael Kay