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Two people from each continent excluding Antarctica. (Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia+Oceania, North America and South America.)

Requirements:

They have an English wikipedia page, a mentioned date of birth (atleast year) and news of their death will be reported on the internet. A maximum of two of over 95-year olds and a minimum of two under 75-year olds. The person who first gets all 12, wins

 

My list:

 

Africa:

Mustafa Ben Halim (b. 1921, 100) Prime Minister of Libya 1954-1957

Mengistu Haile Mariam (b. 1937, 83) DERG chairman, dictator of Ethiopia

 

Asia:

Khieu Samphan (b. 1931, 89) Cambodian war criminal, last senior member of the Khmer Rouge

G. Venkatasubbiah (b. 1913, 107) Indian Kannada language writer

 

Europe:

Jyrki Kasvi (b. 1964, 57) Former Finnish parliament member

Linda Nolan (b. 1959, 61) Irish singer, Nolan sister

 

Australia (and Oceania):

David Gulpilil (b. 1953, 67) Actor

Sir William Deane (b. 1931, 90) Former Governor-General of Australia

 

North America:

Jean Chrétien (b. 1934, 87) Former Prime Minister of Canada

Rosalynn Carter (b. 1927, 93) Former first lady of the United States (wife of Jimmy Carter), Carter Centre co-founder

 

South America:

Isabel Martínez de Perón (b. 1931, 90) President of Argentina, Juan Peron's widow

Alberto Fujimori (b. 1938, 82) Corrupted former president of Peru

 

 
   
   
   
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
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I'm trying this, later.

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Africa:

 

Desmond Tutu (1931)

Emmanuel Milingo (1930)

 

Asia:

 

Yoo Sang-chul (1971)

Dilip Kumar (1922)

 

Oceania

 

Sir Michael Cullen (1945)

Sir Michael Somare (1936)

 

Europe

 

Tom Smith (1971)

Jimmy Greaves (1940)

 

Murica

 

Margaret Keane (1927)

Rembert Weakland (1927)

 

South America

 

Luis Echeverria (1922)

Raoni (1930)

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@arghton, there are some serious problems with this pool:

 

1)It won't be over in a reasonable time. Having to pick young people for countries in which you could not find better means this will last about thirty years. I'll be long dead (or hopefully very demented) in thirty years.

2)Only you and me are playing. Theres should be more competitors.

 

My proposal is to turn this into a "One for Continent" game like @Youth in Asia suggested. It would be much quicker and many rounds could be done, like in the Silver Screen Pool, and there surely will be much more partecipation. Obviously that's one of your games, so the final decision is up to you. 

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I'll most likely do "x (1-10) for each continent". Anyways as it didn't work i'll try to change it in a few hours.

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50 minutes ago, arghton said:

I'll most likely do "x (1-10) for each continent". Anyways as it didn't work i'll try to change it in a few hours.

 

If x = < 2 then I would be in and it would be a good alternative global pool with an interesting USP.

 

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Now it's with two per continent, 12 in total.

Pick a max of 2 over 95-year olds and atleast two under 75-year olds.

 

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15 hours ago, Grim Up North said:

 

If x = < 2 then I would be in and it would be a good alternative global pool with an interesting USP.

 

 

Agree.  I'd play if it was one per continent.

 

ETA - No, I'm out.  It spoils the game when people post their selections openly before anyone else has even thought about it.

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Oh look newbie starts another DP - up to a dozen yet?

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What a very dull concept. Excuse me while I reteach myself in the art of tying shoelaces. Damn. Wong foot. No it should go under. No. Over you prick. Where are my fucking sandals. 

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3 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

Oh look newbie starts another DP - up to a dozen yet?

I'm so sorry, I should've remembered your obsessive-compulsive.

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Getting these forums, which are largely UK focused, to participate in a pool which is centered on two continents with little UK attention probably won’t work out. 
 

The idea could work though for European/EU countries. Have it so that maybe like 1 man, 1 woman from each country and whoever has the most hits in a year wins that year. Even then you’ll probably still run into the same issues with participation.

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I'm very happy about internationalizing DL a bit. Two names for continents is fine. Only thing I don't approve is the limit of age. If they are over 95 it does not mean they will die at all, and the older they grow the less those fucker die. But apart from that (by which I mean the game will take a lot of time even with old/ill people only), I'm perfectly fine with the restyling.

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Cool Concept, i'll make a list later

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Might give this a go.  Can we have the same selections as others and is there a timescale that you want the choices by?

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1 hour ago, Handrejka said:

Might give this a go.  Can we have the same selections as others and is there a timescale that you want the choices by?

Yes, two people can have some of the same picks and there is no time limit

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Ok, here we go.  Let me know if these are ok

 

Africa
Mustafa Ben Halim [ born 29 January 1921] - Libyan politician
Desmond Tutu - [born 7 October 1931] - South African cleric.

 

Asia
Than Shwe [born 02 Feb 1933] Burmese politician 
Yoo Sang-Chul (born 18 October 1971) - South Korean football manager


Europe
Tom Parker [Born 4 August 1988] - Wanted Singer
Benedict XVI, Pope [Born 16 April 1927] - Former pontiff

 
Australia
Rolf Harris [Born 30 March 1930] - Disgraced entertainer
David Gulpilil -[ born 1 July 1953] actor


North America

Annette Allard ( born May 28, 1934) - Dionne Quintuplet 
Cecile Langlois ( born May 28, 1934) - As above


South America
Pelé ( born 23 October 1940) - Brazilian Footballer
Lucia Hiriat [born 10 December 1922] - widow of Augusto Pinochet


 

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Zemin is luckily 94! ;)

 

Africa
Jacob Zuma

Mustafa ben Halim

 

Asia
Pratibha Patil

Jiang Zemin


Europe
Sir Patrick Duffy

Queen Beatrix


Australia
Jim Bolger

Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi


North America

Chuck Schumer

Donald Trump


South America
José Sarney

Isabel Martínez de Perón

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Africa

Adelaziz Bouteflika (1937)

Desmond Tutu (1931)

 

Asia

Jiang Zemin (1926)

Imelda Marcos (1929)

 

Europe

Jimmy Greaves (1940)

Bobby Charlton (1937)

 

Australia

David Gulpilil (1953)

Colin Burgess (1946)

 

North America

Buzz Aldrin (1930)

Willie Nelson (1933)

 

South America

Lucía Hiriart (1922)

José Mujica (1935)

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Africa

 

Mannetjies Roux(1939)

Emmanuel Milingo (1930)

 

Asia

Jiang Zemin(1926)

Lata Mengashkar(1929)

 

Oceania

David Gulpilil(1953)

Sir Michael Cullen(1945)

 

Europe

Prince Phillip (1921)

Gerd Muller(1945)

 

North America

Jeanette "The Black Widow" Lee (1971)

Jack Warner(1943)

 

South America

Isabel Peron (1931)

Francisco Morales Bermudez(1921)

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Sir Michael Somare is a hit for @drol and the first hit in this pool

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Europe
Taimi Tellervo Koivisto (b. 1929), former First Lady of Finnland
Linda Nolan (b. 1959), Irish singer

Asia
Zhu Rongji (b. 1928), former Prime Minister of China
Yoo Sang-Chul (b. 1971), South Korean soccer player

Africa
Kenneth Kaunda (b. 1924), former president of Zambia
Suzanne Mubarak (b. 1941), former Firts Lady of Egypt

South America
Leonor Oyarzún Ivanovic (b. 1919), former First Lady of Chili
José Sarney (b. 1930), former Brazilian president

North America

Shannen Doherty (b. 1971), US-actress

Mirta Díaz-Balart (b. 1928), Cuban politician's spouse (Castro's first wife)

Australia/Oceania
Kinza Godfrey Clodumar (b. 1945), former President of Nauru
David Gulpilil (b. 1953), Australian actor

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