Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Halloween (photo: Toby Ord)If you could find a way to dress up as the power of the modern constitutional, pervasive State, you would scare the living craps out of all the neighbors.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Brazil at War against Germany

BrazilA century ago today, Brazil (the interregnal government) joined the Allied Powers.

Oscar II Abdicates

A century and a dozen years ago today, King Oscar II abdicated the ancient throne of St. Olav, formally ending the union of Sweden and Norway, being a step on the march towards ever increasing democracy.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Benjamin Constant

Benjamin ConstantA quarter of a millennium ago today, Benjamin Constant was born.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Russian Throne Cedes Alaska

Flag of Imperial AlaskaThree halves of a century ago today, Alaska was transferred from the throne of Russia.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Interregnum of Portugal

107 years ago today, the interregnal government of Portugal commenced.

Viva o Rei!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017