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View Poll Results: Vote for the city with the greatest history.
Rome 90 45.23%
Athens 31 15.58%
Cairo 8 4.02%
Istanbul 27 13.57%
London 25 12.56%
Xian 18 9.05%
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Old August 29th, 2005, 02:13 PM   #1
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VOTE! Most Historic City

VOTE: Most historic city

Here are the cities which received the most nominations this week.

Vote for which you think has the greatest history.



Rome, Italy


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Athens, Greece








Cairo, Egypt








Istanbul, Turkey








London, England








Xian, China


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Old August 29th, 2005, 03:49 PM   #2
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Rome was really the centre of the world for ages, so my vote goes to Rome
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Old August 30th, 2005, 01:28 AM   #3
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Plase explain WTF is London doing in this list!
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Old August 30th, 2005, 02:43 AM   #4
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ROME!
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Old August 30th, 2005, 04:16 AM   #5
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Plase explain WTF is London doing in this list!
Hmm.If you want explanation - Go to London.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 05:12 AM   #6
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Istanbul since it was one of the leading centers of the world since constantine revamped it. other cities sometimes sank very low and stuff (i don't know a lot about xian, so i dunno about htat city) but istanbul kept going.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 06:53 AM   #7
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WHY ISN'T MEXICO CITY HERE?¿?¿?
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Old August 30th, 2005, 09:47 AM   #8
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Plase explain WTF is London doing in this list!


History isn't limited to ancient times.

London was an extremely important city in the 17th-20th centuries...
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Old August 30th, 2005, 09:49 AM   #9
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Anyway, my vote goes to Rome.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 10:34 AM   #10
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History isn't limited to ancient times.

London was an extremely important city in the 17th-20th centuries...
The point is , wich is the most historic .
Couples of hundreds years doesn`t make it very remarcable on a history contest !
No offence but other cities should stay in the list
Anyway my vote goes to Rome
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Old August 30th, 2005, 02:20 PM   #11
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I'm gonna vote for Xian. Rome is important historical city for Europe, but Xian for Asia. Looking for poll - I think it's not really fair to put Rome so high and Xian so low. So I voted for Xian.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 02:35 PM   #12
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I voted for Istanbul!
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Old August 30th, 2005, 03:08 PM   #13
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Quote:
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The point is , wich is the most historic .
Couples of hundreds years doesn`t make it very remarcable on a history contest !
No offence but other cities should stay in the list
Anyway my vote goes to Rome
Right, London doesn't have a remarkable history, does it.

e.g. it wasn't the former capital of a global empire, the largest and most widespread empire in history, that spread the English language around the world. The Industrial Revolution never happened there. No famous Kings or Queens ever lived there. The English Civil War, overthrow of the monarchy, and establishment of the parliamentary model of democratic government never happened there. The Great Fire which destroyed four-fifths of the City was just a myth. The Blitz never happened, and the city's role in World War II was only minimal. No famous writers, artists, musicians, politicians, inventors, explorers, or painters ever lived there. The only historic monuments are the Tower of London and St Paul's cathedral, nothing else (e.g. dozens of medieval churches, palaces, castles, cathedrals, statues, monuments, etc.)
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Old August 30th, 2005, 03:15 PM   #14
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And btw, London has a two thousand year history, not two hundred.

It just so happens that the most important period of its history was from the 1600's onwards.

I'm not trying to say it's the most historically important city of all (I already voted for Rome, and Athens would be my 2nd choice), but it annoys me how you're so dismissive about a city which has been TREMENDOUSLY important to world history in the last few centuries!!
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Old August 30th, 2005, 04:43 PM   #15
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Cities (without any order) wrongly missing from this list:
Paris,
Mexico City
St Petersburg
Florence
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Old August 30th, 2005, 06:30 PM   #16
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My vote goes to Athens; it's apart from giza (your "cairo") the oldest city of them (though i'm not sure about xian) and IMO the home of the western culture.
And why St. Petersburg? It's one of Europe's youngest cites!
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Old August 30th, 2005, 11:47 PM   #17
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First of all u never had an empire , coz u never had an emperor ; maybe was a kingdom with the largest colonialist policy .
Second : for the same reasons u`ve listed above , Paris should stay on poll too
I don`t wanna argue , don`t wanna look anti brits ( a really like UK ) , just want to be realistic.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 12:48 AM   #18
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My vote goes to Athens.It was the birthplace of democracy and many modern philosophical concepts used nowadays in our society came from there.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 01:28 AM   #19
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Old August 31st, 2005, 01:34 AM   #20
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WHY INDIAN CITIES AREN'T THERE THEY ARE FULL OF HISTORY.
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