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Discussion in 'Community' started by Obi-Zahn Kenobi, Oct 2, 2012.

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Who is the highest ranked?

  1. The Pope

    7 vote(s)
    21.9%
  2. The Queen of England

    9 vote(s)
    28.1%
  3. The President of the United States

    6 vote(s)
    18.8%
  4. The Premier of China

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. The President of Russia

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  6. The Secretary-General of the United Nations

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. The Dalai Lama

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  8. The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. The Ayatollah

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  10. The Prime Minister of India

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 28, 2000
    Too bad he'd already have the highest precedence in his own country. Doesn't do him much good. :p

    Zap: HM The Queen has a lot of clout, actually, and there's no reason whatsoever that the secretary-general should have any real power.
     
  2. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    May 4, 2003
    Oh.

    Well then why are so many people ranking the President highly?
     
  3. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Jun 28, 2006
    Because aside from the President of Russia, it's one of only two of the positions listed that has always been held by someone who is male and at least 50% White?
     
  4. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 28, 2000
    You're making a pope joke I see.
     
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  5. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mar 26, 2001
    Are we talking about highest ranking in the wording title or the actual power behind the title?

    Nothing sounds more powerful than HRM and the head of the commonwealth(really two different positions,but still under Queen Elizabeth for 60 years now).
    Elizabeth II is also queen of the realm in some of those member countries too.
    So even though the commonwealth is directed by a council under the auspices of a secretary general, the Queen still is the titular head.

    But I voted for the Ayatollah anyways.
     
  6. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Jul 13, 2008
    I figured it had something to do with nuclear arsenals.
     
  7. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Master star 4

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    Sep 2, 2012
    Lester Freeman.
     
  8. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nov 18, 2005
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama keeps getting born like over and over again. I'd say he's got some usefull stuff to tell us. and stuff.
     
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  9. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

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    Jun 2, 2007
    Well, it's more accurate that the United Nations in general should be given more power so it can deal with international events more effectively since world affairs in general should take precedence (the world is bigger than the sum of its parts, so to speak), and the Secretary-General would have more power as a consequence of being the head of it.

    I'll take your word for it that Elizabeth II has a decent amount of power, since you undoubtedly know more about that subject than I.

    Still think the most influential is probably the Pope, though.
     
  10. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Aug 23, 1999
    There have been African popes.
     
  11. morrison85

    morrison85 Jedi Master star 5

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    May 13, 2005
    I think most of them have the same ranks ...
     
  12. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 21, 2002
    hello help
     
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  13. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 28, 2000
    If it needs to be given power, what good is it?
     
  14. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    May 4, 2003
    Agreed.

    Similarly, if someone is supposedly high-ranked but their country is stuck in a recession while a theoretically less powerful person brings the unemployment rate below 8% in the face of determined opposition, how much validity does that have?
     
  15. Debo

    Debo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sep 27, 2001
    It's not often I actually LOL at replies, but that one did it.
     
  16. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Nov 15, 2004
    Reading about His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej and his 'politics' makes me sad that he takes precedence over Queen Elizabeth II.