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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 September 20th, 2005, 11:44 PM   #81
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And Madrid since it was the capital of one of the largest empires in history, the spanish anyway I should add that its importance lasted for a small span in the long spectrum of time just for two centuries the 16th and the 17th after that it was an ongoing declining empire, though it's out of any discussion that it left a clear seal in human history and the cradle of an important civilization like the Latin American, though nowadays it cannot be cosidered the capital of Iberoamericanism since it has a counterpartner in North America and that's Mexico city; btw another one that should be added to the list as the most important city of the Aztecs and afterwards of colonnial spanish-Americas.
An interesting observation. Madrid was certainly an imperial city of the Spanish Empire.

But one should add for completeness that the Spanish Hapsburgs, like all Hapsburgs (as well as most of the European courts at the time) were a peripatetic bunch: they loved to move around depending on the time of year, and it is more precise to say that Madrid was the Winter capital of the Spanish Empire.

For the late Hapsburgs and the early Spanish Bourbons, the circuit was codified to 4 places: Aranjuez in Spring, La Granja is Summer, the Escorial in Fall, and Madrid in Winter.
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Old September 21st, 2005, 03:24 AM   #82
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London because it is the most important to my country's history (albeit a boring histoy)
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Old September 21st, 2005, 03:57 AM   #83
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You are right TPE also we should add that thanks to that bunch and their ultraspending policy, they drove Spain to bankruptcy in the 17th century; maybe if they didn't take such economics polices and also applied the Merchantilistic took by the French, Dutch and of course British maybe the history of the Spaniards would have quite different.
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Old September 21st, 2005, 06:00 AM   #84
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You are right TPE also we should add that thanks to that bunch and their ultraspending policy, they drove Spain to bankruptcy in the 17th century; maybe if they didn't take such economics polices and also applied the Merchantilistic took by the French, Dutch and of course British maybe the history of the Spaniards would have quite different.
I do wish there were more threads that add to the historic dimension. Write-ups like yours are just what we need in the other threads to add interest...

Thanks!
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Old September 21st, 2005, 06:02 AM   #85
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London because it is the most important to my country's history (albeit a boring histoy)
I don't think your history is boring at all. I'm sure you said that in jest!
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Old September 21st, 2005, 10:04 AM   #86
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Honestly - you guys are like a bunch of kiddies arguing. And London does have history!!!!

Perhaps you should start the poll again - but listen to what people have to say. Nominate first the cities that should be in the poll before it begins - probably about 5 or so and then choose the most popular from the nominations.

My nominations for most historic cities would go to - and in no particular order:

Rome
Athens
Mexico City
Damascus
Jerusalem
London - 2000 years of history is a lot.
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Old September 21st, 2005, 11:30 AM   #87
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If London is on there, then Paris has to be on there too.
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 01:49 PM   #88
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My vote goes to Amsterdam! Take a look at the Dutch 'empire'. And don't forget to check New York on the map, it was Dutch ones (and formerly known as New Amsterdam).



Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Netherlands Antilles, Tobago, Suriname, Guyana , Belgium, Luxembourg, South Africa, parts of Malaysia, a part of eastern Brazil, New York City - New York, Albany - New York, Deshima, Corandčl (New Zealand), Smeerenburg (on Svalbard), Elmina (Ghana).

Pretty nice for such a small country

On topic: my vote goes to Rome because it's one of the oldest cities in the world.
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Old September 24th, 2005, 01:56 AM   #89
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I was considering beetwen Istanbul and Rome. But I voted for Istanbul, it has more dramatic storyline.
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Old September 24th, 2005, 05:14 AM   #90
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any city in asia...much more history than most of the ones mentioned here...not so much history in london or istanbul...xian maybe
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Old September 24th, 2005, 08:31 AM   #91
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Rome among others!
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Old September 24th, 2005, 10:58 AM   #92
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London gets my vote for being such a wonderful city and with a unque history from 1000s of years ago!
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Old September 24th, 2005, 11:31 AM   #93
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