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Old February 25 2013, 01:40 AM   #87
J.T.B.
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Re: Downton Abbey - Am I Missing Something?

The Borgified Corpse wrote: View Post
How did the British ever expect to keep their empire when they were so busy maintaining stupid, arbitrary rules instead?
The rules evolved to fit an agricultural society where land equaled wealth and the aristocracy had military obligations. In the industrialized era, yeah, it seems kind of arbitrary and stupid!
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