I know it’s usual to say how hard it was to pick a winner even when it wasn’t, but this time it’s the simple truth! Many great Italian names for the Italian juggernaut, but in the end I decided on Imperator because it has that extra edge of grandiloquence and pride. if Mussolini had had a juggernaut, I bet he’d have called it ‘Imperator’ (Living in a non-juggernaut era, he probably gave the name to his dog or cat or something.
The choice for the American juggernaut winner was absolutely neck and neck. Several suggestions were a bit satirical – I liked that! But in e end, it was a toss-up between Independence (black and satirical) and Manifest Destiny (I love the historical implications). I agonized and agonized, until I remembered that Laura had allowed David to claim first rights on Manifest Destiny … But David was already winning a copy of Worldshaker with ‘Imperator’! Phew – that made it easy. ‘Independence’ for the American juggernaut, courtesy of Scott!
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Thanks to everyone who took part. It’s been fun!