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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 > New > >Zealand, based on the premise that the early Portuguese explorers > > convinced their kings and queens to colonize New Zealand. It was printed > > as an > article > >in the Christchurch Press, from which I nabbed it. > > > >Maybe I should take you up on this offer? Reserve a spot in Ill Bethisad > for > >me, if so! Portugal in Australasia. Portugal as the colonizer of the > island > >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. Wesley Parish -- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."


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