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Such as the Catholic Church, the Porfirian Army, or Teddy Roosevelt?

Thematically, it doesn't seem as if you should be able to. But I don't see anything preventing that sort of dissolute behavior.
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I think you could, since they are partners when played. It would be expensive tho: cost to play an assassination card is the cost of the targeted partner.
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Game Answer - yes, any partner can be assassinated. As Mark mentions above, assassinating a public card would be extremely cost-prohibitive.

Historically - I would equate these to purges of the military or Church leadership... a common occurrence during the revolutionary period. Diaz was well aware of the threat of coup, and often rotated his generals through assignments to prevent them from gaining too much local support (ie. command points). While Diaz was often at odds with the Church, he never really cracked down on them the way his predecessor Benito Juarez did... however the 1917 revolutionary constitution effectively banned the catholic church in Mexico and resulted in the Cristero War.

Oh and on October 14, 1912 Teddy Roosevelt was shot at close range by a .32 caliber revolver, just before giving his campaign speech in Milwaukee. He gave the hour long speech anyways, with the bullet still in his body... and was hospitalized thereafter. The bullet was never removed, and if you want to see something cool google "xray roosevelt".

So of the three: the Catholic Church, the Porfirian Army, and Teddy Roosevelt... Teddy would arguably be the toughest to kill.

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Matthew_Eklund wrote:
Game Answer - yes, any partner can be assassinated. As Mark mentions above, assassinating a public card would be extremely cost-prohibitive.

Historically - I would equate these to purges of the military or Church leadership... a common occurrence during the revolutionary period. Diaz was well aware of the threat of coup, and often rotated his generals through assignments to prevent them from gaining too much local support (ie. command points). While Diaz was often at odds with the Church, he never really cracked down on them the way his predecessor Benito Juarez did... however the 1917 revolutionary constitution effectively banned the catholic church in Mexico and resulted in the Cristero War.

Oh and on October 14, 1912 Teddy Roosevelt was shot at close range by a .32 caliber revolver, just before giving his campaign speech in Milwaukee. He gave the hour long speech anyways, with the bullet still in his body... and was hospitalized thereafter. The bullet was never removed, and if you want to see something cool google "xray roosevelt".

So of the three: the Catholic Church, the Porfirian Army, and Teddy Roosevelt... Teddy would arguably be the toughest to kill.

Yep. That ol' Bull Moose.

Thanks for the answer!
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however the 1917 revolutionary constitution effectively banned the catholic church in Mexico and resulted in the Cristero War.


Which is what the recent movie, "For Greater Glory," is based upon (I think...).

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There is a long standing tradition of shooting US Presidents, so I don't know why you are wondering
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Sancherib wrote:
There is a long standing tradition of shooting US Presidents, so I don't know why you are wondering

Not in my family! surprise
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Assassinate the Church . . . there ought be some big game consequences. Not like Teddy's big game, but you know what I mean.
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catmando wrote:
Assassinate the Church . . . there ought be some big game consequences.


Life in prison, hope for a Presidential pardon, find some way to avoid extradition to Turkey?
 
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Matthew_Eklund wrote:
.... He gave the hour long speech anyways, with the bullet still in his body...



That old-school....
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