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« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2008, 17:26:58 EST »

Can anyone think of a single government operation where a "Tsar" has being appointed and success has followed?

I think the original Caesar (the Roman guy) was pretty successful in his military adventures. Hence the many titles derived from his name, including "Tsar".
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« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2008, 18:21:27 EST »

Caesar is a family name, more then anything else.

Czar is the way they use it now (or Csar or Tsar) which is really fin' wierd, as that's Slavic throwback to the claims of Byzantium and the eastern succesor theory.  I don't know if we want the religious head of Muscovy to be in charge of cars.
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« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2008, 22:21:23 EST »

Caesar is a family name, more then anything else.

Czar is the way they use it now (or Csar or Tsar) which is really fin' wierd, as that's Slavic throwback to the claims of Byzantium and the eastern succesor theory.  I don't know if we want the religious head of Muscovy to be in charge of cars.

I certainly do.
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« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2008, 23:12:53 EST »

Support the bailout or Ivan the Terrible will chop your head off.
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« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2008, 23:36:56 EST »

Well, at least Russian cars should be good for cold weather.
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« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2008, 23:44:22 EST »

...Unless they're made out of papier mache. Or was that only Trabant?

And trust me, you don't want to try Lastun... or Olcit...
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« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2008, 00:39:18 EST »

Caesar is a family name, more then anything else.

Actually, it was a title.

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Czar is the way they use it now (or Csar or Tsar) which is really fin' wierd, as that's Slavic throwback to the claims of Byzantium and the eastern succesor theory.  I don't know if we want the religious head of Muscovy to be in charge of cars.

Tsar is one of the words descending from Caesar, as is Kaiser and even King.
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« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2008, 05:04:17 EST »

Caesar is a family name, more then anything else.

Actually, it was a title.
It became a title later.  It was first a family name.  It was derived from Julius Caesar's nickname, nobody really knows where that came from, but there are lots of stories.
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