History is dotted with great negotiations and Stucky has compiled the 10 greatest. From Stucky at theburningplatform.com:
I have spent over 100 hours of research and thought on this Labor of Love. It is a short list, for sure, due to time constraints and needing to go to the bathroom. So, please, no criticisms — but, feel free to add your own candidates to this list, which will surely go viral. Let’s get started …
10) The Hammurabi Code
Hammurabi was a really cool dude who ruled a prosperous and thriving Babylonia around 1750BC. His approximate 300 laws are the most well-preserved and comprehensive lists of ancient laws in existence today. Many of his laws were copied directly into the Old Testament! According to one fragment Hammurabi stated his goal was — “… to make justice visible in the land, to destroy the wicked person and the evil-doer, that the strong might not injure the weak.” In other words, he was a Republican. He also (really) came up with the “eye for an eye, and tooth for a tooth” law. If he were alive today creatures knows as Pelosi and Feinstein would be blind and toothless (oh, wait ….).
9) Ramses II, aka, Ramses The Great
Reigned for 67 years during the 12th century BC. Perhaps the greatest of Pharaohs as Egypt reached an overwhelming state of prosperity during his reign. Egypt today is littered with his monuments. He is included here for one reason. According to this source; — “He was the first king in history to sign a peace treaty with his enemies, the Hittites, ending long years of wars and hostility. The treaty can still be considered a conclusive model, even when applying today’s standards.” Actual part of the treaty in above pic. Most people don’t know who the Hittites (pronounced “Hi Titties!”) were. They were an annoying tribe who lived in what today is Turkey. Yeah, even back then the Turks were assholes.