On Mon, 12 Jul 1999, Stacy Westbrook wrote:
> The Holy Roman Empire was actually a lot like Microsoft: bigger and
> stronger, and clever enough to buy out the competition. They had the armies
> to back up their politics, and the political savvy to get in to bed with the
> right people at the right time.
But Stacy - the "Holy Roman Empire" was _German_, not Italian.
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