It would, but then years are ambiguous
The "western hemisphere" calculates years A.D.
But the Bahá'í calendar year is 163 (164 in march, approx.)
The Buddhist calendar year is one of 2699, 2553, 1935 or 1370 depending on calendar (approx)
In Ethiopia it's 2001 since sept. 11th 2008
The muslim calendar year would then be 1438 or 1439 depending on sects
And the jewish year looks to me like a rubber-band - it depends on when and how much you stretch it, when you are. (no offence meant, but the Wikipedia article isn't very clear on the subject )
So, who are we to say that the poster doesn't count from 0 - that is now is the year zero from MacHeist III ?
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