Re: Ill Bethisad (was Re: Rant: Defending Indonesian)
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 4, 2002, 8:55|
On Monday 04 November 2002 12:59 pm, you wrote:
> Wesley Parish wrote:
> >This is the transcript of someone else's attempt to do an Ill Bethisad for
> >Zealand, based on the premise that the early Portuguese explorers
> > convinced their kings and queens to colonize New Zealand. It was printed
> > as an
> >in the Christchurch Press, from which I nabbed it.
> >Maybe I should take you up on this offer? Reserve a spot in Ill Bethisad
> >me, if so! Portugal in Australasia. Portugal as the colonizer of the
> >of New Guinea. Portugal as the colonizer of the South Pacific islands!
> (snip interesting speculation)
> Could be a very mixed blessing.... Yes, the Port. did some nice
> architecture, they were far less racist than the Germanics and less fanatic
> than the Spaniards, so I suppose that counts in their favor. But as
> colonial masters, they seem to have been, shall we say, inept, or perhaps
> overly benign to put it more nicely. :-)
> Their Asian colonies in particular turned out to be total back-waters. They
> got to Indonesia a century before the Dutch, but never managed to establish
> a presence, except in poor little Timor. Perhaps in Ill Bethisad they'll
> have better luck.
> (Part of the problem was (IIRC) that during much of the 16th C. (or was it
> the 17th?) Portugal was (unwillingly) "united" with the Spanish crown--
> that's probably something that needs to be fixed)
If so, how do I join? What's the procedure? Anything as "interesting" as the
Masonic Lodge's procedures? Or more so?
Let me know.
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Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
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