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I guess the reason Colman (and I) don't understand asdf's comment is his second blockquote, which shows that the Alsace region in France also has non-total separation of church and state (from the quote, a system similar to the German one).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Sep 27th, 2006 at 04:21:55 AM EST
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When I saw the "pre-1905" bit I interpreted the comment to be a parallel with WWI. Now I don't understand the comment either ;-P

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Sep 27th, 2006 at 04:46:58 AM EST
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