|Hur Hur. He said "spoils." Peter Joseph Jamin.|
|Leaching from Wikipedia, here.|
|Taken from Wikipedia, but not hot-linked, because I've imposed enough.|
*Not that I have a more practical solution than hiring all the Afghans who want to come over here and drive trucks and send tons of money home by Western Union. On the other hand, it's worked everywhere else, so give it a shot?
**Marius+Sulla+Caesar+"tyrannicides"+Augustus/Mark Antony=Empire!. How can you argue? It's math! Or a cautionary story. Because, you see, it's all about political choices and regular elections. Ignore all that economic and demographic stuff, because it'll probably solve itself. What matters is that the other guy is, like, a Dark Lord of the Sith or something.
***Nationalist linguistic scholars: fight now!