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DemocraThree: 28 March 2014

by J.R.

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Every Friday bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D; like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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Great Game Previews In History: 3 February 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

800px-Flora's_Malle-wagen_van_Hendrik_Pot_1640“Tulip mania” ends on this day in 1637 as the market for the suddenly and incredibly popular flower collapses, essentially in a single day, with dealers unable to find any buyers.

Tulips are still hot in The Netherlands, but not even close to the way it was in 1636 and 1637. Newly introduced via trade from Turkey, the beautiful plants became Europe’s go-to status symbol. Especially in demand were “broken” tulips — flowers infected with a virus that creates vivid and unique color patterns. But infected plants grow slowly and can’t really be propagated beyond the initial plant and three or four “daughters.” Further, tulips — even normal tulips — take at least seven years to grow. Thus, a futures market was created.

Speculators entered the market — fueled by French demand — and at its peak, 40 bulbs of the Viceroy tulip were fetching 100,000 florin (by way of comparison, the average wage at the time was 300 florin annually).

Bulbs — all unseen and some not even cultivated yet — were trading 10 and 12 times a day until suddenly, people stopped showing up to the auctions and a drastic market correction followed.

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DemocraThree: 31 January 2014

by J.R.

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Every Friday, bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D, updated anew this week, and like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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DemocraThree: 17 January 2014

by J.R.

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Today, we debut a new weekly feature here at III Communication — DemocraThree. Every Friday, bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D and like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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IIIiteracy: 28 October 2013

by J.R.

A recap of tonight’s Conference III action with help from the geniuses on social media:

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IIIiteracy: 5 October 2013

by J.R.

A recap of tonight’s Conference III action with help from the geniuses on social media:

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