3M: Co history Doubles Packet Three: you know you want me, baby!



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This event took place near a cottage owned by Lord Yarmouth, and one participant could be heard humming the arias of Angelica Catalani while travelling there. The satire The Battle of the Blocks was published after this event, which titles a 2008 biography of its participants by Giles Hunt. One participant in this event had begun a “whispering campaign” against the other after the latter ordered the disastrous Walcheren Expedition. The Duke of Portland resigned shortly after this event, after which one participant was passed over for the highest office in favor of (*) Spencer Percival and which occurred due to the participants disagreements over where to send troops during the Napoleonic Wars. This event took place on Putney Heath and ended with one participant wounded in the thigh. For 10 points, name this event in which two Tory members of the cabinet shot at each other with pistols.

ANSWER: Canning-Castlereagh Duel [accept equivalents mentioning Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry, Lord Castlereagh and George Canning]


  1. One language from this modern-day nation was first translated by John Geddie and his wife, and the inhabitants at that time venerated spirits called Natmasses. The crazy libertarian Phoenix Foundation supported Jimmy Stevens’ formation of the breakaway State of Vemerana in this nation, leading this nation’s Prime Minister Walter Lini to ask for foreign intervention, resulting in the Coconut War. This nation’s colonial system was dubbed the Pandemonium, because it was a really wasteful condominium system shared by (*) Britain and France. This nation, whose anthem Yumi Yumi Yumi is written in the Creole Bislama language, is home to a group that builds fake runways in order to attract their savior, who is a synthesis of John the Baptist, Santa Claus, and Uncle Sam. For 10 points, name this nation formerly known as the New Hebrides, an island nation in the South Pacific home to the John Frum Cult.

ANSWER: Vanuatu [accept New Hebrides before mention]





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