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On 2/22/07, Christian Knoke <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> <URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=36516 >
> Egor Vyscrebentsov wrote on Feb 22, 01:26 (-0800):
> > > I think that leaders who are still alive, but definitely out of
> > > business, should be free for inclusion in the rulesets. "Out of
> > > business" might be an argueable definition (Gorbachev is, Prodi is not)
> > > but I think we can solve it. The reason to exclude active leaders is to
> > > avoid too hot political discussions about their importance. There is no
> > > need to extend this on still living ex-leaders IMHO.
> > Yes, "out of business" it too non-formalistic definition.
> > To my mind, Gorbachev still acts in social and political life of Russia
> > (For example, his recent letter to Gates)
> What about "20 years out of business"?
The problem is how to define and verify "out of business" -- even if a
politician is out of the international spotlight, they might still be
leading a very active political life. That why I think "one living
leader per nation" policy is a good compromise.
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