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originally posted by: JDeLattre89
a reply to: JoshuaCox
With the exception of Sparta has any western civilization not been an oligarchy??
Good question . . . off the top of my head, I would say the Basques (but they never had their own nation), the Vatican (ruled by Pope, but then you have the college of cardinals), you know . . . come to think of it, without some deep research I am not sure we could come up with any national government east, west, or whatever that has not been an Oligarchy at some point. And yes, that includes Sparta.