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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Otto Von Bismarck
Will 2013 come to be known as the year of presidential decree? The year the president ignored Congress, changed the rules of government, and put into place whatever policies he saw fit?
The early decades of the 19th century saw the rise and fall of Napoleon; the middle decades of the next century brought the ruthless expansion of Germany under Adolf Hitler. Napoleon and Hitler were both charismatic leaders, able to sway armies or multitudes by their mere presence.
"Much constitutional language is broad enough to encompass an almost infinitely wide range of positions," he says.
In a succession of offices, Bismarck sought the unification of the German states in such a way as to preclude their domination by Austria.