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Unread 12-17-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I was proclaimed the prime minister of a republic that unilaterally seceded from the motherland. The republic's boundary was defined by a saloon. The republic's independence was crushed, but the territory is still widely referred to by the name used during its brief existence. I also served three non-consecutive terms as mayor of my city. Although I am still alive, my biography lists only an approximate year of birth.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 08:19 AM
 
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Dennis Wardlow??? Mayor of the Conch Republic?? Better known as Key West??
Saloon.. Hog's Breath Salon???
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Unread 12-17-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Dennis Wardlow??? Mayor of the Conch Republic?? Better known as Key West??
Saloon.. Hog's Breath Salon???
That's correct. ". . . northward to 'Skeeter's Last Chance Saloon' in Florida City".
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Unread 12-17-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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Don't have anyone in mind right now... so anyone else can take my turn
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Unread 12-17-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Don't have anyone in mind right now... so anyone else can take my turn
You're supposed to keep a few ready at hand!

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During my reign, I killed over 100,000 Christians, subjecting them to the most imaginative forms of torture. I simply didn't like Christians, they annoyed me. The country I ruled had no indigenous people, was not inhabited at all 2,000 years ago, and today has a population of over 10-million. I came to power by murdering the heir-apparent and all members of his family, making me the heir to the throne by marriage. I'm usually known by a shortened form of my real name, which is 26 letters long. I successfully repelled both the French and British from colonizing my land. Despite the general hatred for me, I died peacefully in my sleep in my 70s. My daughter succeeded me, was baptized, and established Christianity as the official state religion.

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Unread 12-17-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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Was he one of the Ottoman leaders???
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Unread 12-17-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Was he one of the Ottoman leaders???
no, she wasn't.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There aren't very many countries in the world with over 10-million inhabitants, which had population zero 2,000 years ago. I was the cruel queen while the colonial era was raging all around.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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You're supposed to keep a few ready at hand!

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During my reign, I killed over 100,000 Christians, subjecting them to the most imaginative forms of torture. I simply didn't like Christians, they annoyed me. The country I ruled had no indigenous people, was not inhabited at all 2,000 years ago, and today has a population of over 10-million. I came to power by murdering the heir-apparent and all members of his family, making me the heir to the throne by marriage. I'm usually known by a shortened form of my real name, which is 26 letters long. I successfully repelled both the French and British from colonizing my land. Despite the general hatred for me, I died peacefully in my sleep in my 70s. My daughter succeeded me, was baptized, and established Christianity as the official state religion.
Queen Ranavalona I of Madagascar..

Brilliant choice, by the way..
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Unread 12-18-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: NC
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Could it be Queen Ranavalona I of Madagascar. (that is her royal name not birth name which is 26 letters, which I am too lazy to type)

Edit Blast someone beat me to it.
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