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  • Adolphus vs Cromwell (Round 1)

    Here are some facts for each player to help you in your voting (From Wikipedia):

    Adolphus,Adolf, also spelled Adolph and sometimes Latinised to Adolphus, was a popular given name, especially in the German-speaking countries, in Scandinavia, in the Netherlands and to a lesser degree in various East European countries - including among Jews living in these countries and sharing their languages and culture, and who previous to 1933 had no reason to avoid the name.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphus

    Cromwell, Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. He was one of the commanders of the New Model Army, which defeated the royalists in the English Civil War. After the execution of King Charles I in 1649, Cromwell dominated the short-lived Commonwealth of England, conquered Ireland and Scotland, and ruled as Lord Protector from 1653 until his death in 1658.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Cromwell
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    Adolphus
    83.05%
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    Cromwell
    16.95%
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    Cromwell was our only ever Dictator, so for that achievement, he gets my vote.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Doctor Sinister View Post
      Cromwell was our only ever Dictator, so for that achievement, he gets my vote.

      Dr. S.
      And also a good reason for me not to vote for him

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      • #4
        Adolphus for me. An innovator.

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        • #5
          Had to go for Adolphus.
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          • #6
            Swedish Bikini Teams or Squareheads? Guess who's going to win. Seriously, Adolphus revolutionized warfare.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by RichardS View Post
              Swedish Bikini Teams or Squareheads? Guess who's going to win. Seriously, Adolphus revolutionized warfare.
              Agreed. Adolphus.
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              • #8
                Adolph...us
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                • #9
                  Adolphus of course.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Airchallenged View Post
                    Adolph...us
                    Cute.

                    Gustav for me too. No contest.
                    Defender of the Faith and Faithful for an entire continent, or ...
                    a pushy, political bandit-type with a bad haircut?

                    No contest.
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                    • #11
                      Adolphus

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                      • #12
                        Adolphus.
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                        • #13
                          Tough one, usually whenever there's a Cromwell choice I vote for him and post the monty python sketch about him.

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                          • #14
                            Have to go with Adolph on this one... Go Bg Sweed...
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                            • #15
                              Gus is the man.
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