I’ve decided to write a blog about presidential administrations and their ability to help their party in both houses of Congress. In doing so, I looked at the numbers for each congressional session (a session lasts for two years).
The following blog is greatly adapted from “Karl Marx and the American Civil War” by Donny Schraffenberger. I found this article extremely interesting, but rather long for anyone not completely interested in Karl Marx. Therefore, I’m condensing the key points into a short blog.
Here’s how the 2016 battleground states (I’ll use a loose interpretation of this) have voted since 2000. The numbers will be the % difference (rounding decimal up or down) between the Republicans and Democratic parties only. On virtual ties, I will put the winner’s name first.:
It is interesting that Obama, Ford and Eisenhower are the only presidents to be the most popular home-state presidents of two states. Other surprising facts include:
I estimate that I’ve read and owned about 35 books covering the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era since I began reading books from this period sometime around 2001. In this blog, I’ll list the eleven books of the original 35 that I have kept.
I decided to simulate a scenario using Europa Universalis 4 to see what the world could have looked like if the Roman Empire fell apart by 100 A.D. Check below to see map at the very end of this short blog.
Recently, I’ve been reading Coues’s letters, and in doing so, I noticed that his writing is heavily based on figurative language, more so than the naturalists who did not stick strictly to scientific writing. Coues’s scientific writing can be dry. However, his commentary is often as sharp and curmudgeonly as President John Adams’s, and his private letters are often filled with a poetic quality.
I can finally present my Top 100 Most Influential People. Originally, my list was close to a thousand names. I find these 100 people (or groups of people) to have had a stronger worldwide influence on the living in 2016 than those who fell short for this list.
The list of candidates for the remaining spots are now few enough that I can rank this small group of people and make cuts at the bottom of the list.
I’ve determined to reduce this list further by select Deathwish’s political candidates with my entire suggested list. Doing so might help in figuring out who should be demoted to the honorable mention list.
As such, I’ve decided to run his contested suggestions through a gauntlet of my devil’s advocated suggestions.
I had recently published my preliminary list for the Top 100 Most Influential People in World History. The dilemma was that I found 25 figures that were guaranteed inclusion, and this left me with 162 people who had to battle it out for the final 75 slots.