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  1. Traincakes Well-Known Member

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    The beginning of the Battle of Luna, as described in Arthur C. Clarke's epic work, A Man Alone.

    "Huh. I thought legionaries in London are weird enough."
     
  2. CountDVB Well-Known Member

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    A response to the discovery of the Crimean Khanate having ended up in Britain, with the comment eluding to the discovery of dead Roman legionaries in London being found a year earlier.

    "Who knew the original discoverers of the Americas were the Goths?"
     
  3. Bookmark1995 Bookmark95 Reborn!

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    Quote from an ISOT novel, Barbarians and Indians.


    "War-The international equivalent of two ants fighting over a sugar cube."
     
  4. CountDVB Well-Known Member

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    Political comedian Newt "Slick" Gingrich as part of a riff against the wars in Eastern Europe.

    "The Majapahit Empire has been warring with the Empire of Kilwa over control of Southern Africa. My negusa nagast, this is our chance to defeat those Kilwa heretics!"
     
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    Advisor to the emperor of Ethiopia encouraging him to declare war on the Kilwa empire while they were struggling with a Majapahit Naval assault, cutting off their trade with Asia. The emperor took the opportunity to conquer large swaths of Southern Africa and forcibly convert the Kilwa emperor to Christianity.

    “Well what is Japan now? The opposition? The Administration? The Beijing Clique?”

    “I’d like to think we represent Japan now. Tokyo is a sham, the opposition are cowards, and I’d rather die before I call Beijing the true voice of this country. Japan is us now, because we are the only ones who are willing to fight for it.”
     
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    A conversation between Prince Chichibu and Sadao Araki, acting Prime Minister of Japan. In 1945, Japan's Empire was falling apart, with the Russian Imperial Army and the American People's Army closing in. Emperor Hirohito had deposed the military government and was struggling for power with a Communist insurgency, while the remnants of the military government had fled to Beijing and were desperately trying to negotiate with Russian and Loyalist Chinese forces for a deal that would involve them not dying. All three factions planned to surrender to the Grand Anti-Fascist Coalition, prompting Araki, along with the Kwangtung Army, to declare his intention to keep fighting. His fight would last little more than a week, with the Kwangtung Army itself already almost destroyed by the Russian steamroller under Baron Wrangel. Araki would be caught and sumarilly executed by Korean partisans; Hirohito would remark that "nothing of value was lost".

    "There's always another secret."
     
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    President Roosevelt Franklin's words to reporter Darkwing Charles on the allegations that the government of China, at the time, were traficking illegal furniture (history is weird) into the U.S. OF A.

    "Round, round, Rooooounnnnnd. Strange word, I like it. Reminds me that all things move. A lesson this time traveler will never learn now. Cause their dead, ha! Come on, that was worth a little chuckle."
     
  8. CountDVB Well-Known Member

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    The Joker's final words to Lex Luthor when he believes he has killed the Doctor in the Doctor Who/DC Crossover. However, the weapon he did so damaged the Doctor's regeneration, with The Valeyard coming into existence. He promptly kills the Joker painfully before proceding to break Luthor before attempting to wage his own war. He would end up being saved and the timeline restored to normal with the efforts of Ted Kord the Blue Beetle (who the Doctor calls the champion of humanity), Booster Gold and Ambush Bug.

    "Ever since we discovered the New World in 1900, everyone has been wanting to influence the people and now the Sikhs have converted the largest empire?! We have to face Mexico or is it Mesikho?!"
     
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    - Billy the kid, played by Robert Downey junior, in the 'Godfather 5'. As the critics put it "Loved the action, lost the plot, found the climax, reccomend for the visual art lesson." The Godfather 5 went through development hell. 20 years, 26 writers in total, 50 directors, lead actors died in reality a few times slowing development further. Remarkable we got to see the epic rap battle between Einstein, Kublai Khan, and Stephan Hawking, at all.

    "Wheat, barley, and corn."
     
  10. CountDVB Well-Known Member

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    Some of the opening words to the FDA Convention under President Bernie Sanders' administration. The discussion revolved around the influence that the grain and corn industries had on scientific research and how it was negatively impacting human health. To that end, it was also noted as one the reasons for Bernie Sanders assemblying a committee for breaking up large businesses and dealing with lobbying.

    "The United European Empire plans to attack the American-Chiense Alliance. What shall we do?"
     
  11. Bookmark1995 Bookmark95 Reborn!

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    Excerpt from Battleground, a 1989 science fiction novel written by Randolph Elizabeth Hitler, the grandson of famed Austrian-British artist Adolf Elizabeth Hitler. It is controversial for what are perceived to be racist themes.

    The quote is one by the main character, a hyper nationalistic military strongman who seeks to defend a civilized Europe from subjugation by America or China.

    "Commemorating 150 years of the Russo-American friendship."
     
  12. raffaele gaggioli Well-Known Member

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    Part of president Andrew Cuomo's speech in front of the Russian Imperial Palace, celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the American-Russian treaty of friendship against Anglo-Confederate aggression

    "IT IS NUKE TIME"
     
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    Catchphrase of professional wrestler Colin Baker, used during his ill-fated 1982-1985 WWF run as "Lord Nuke" towards the end of his active wrestling career. Baker transitioned to managing, and later had success as an announcer for the WWF and WCW before returning to the UK to pursue an acting career. His best-known role was as the villainous Master opposite Rowan Atkinson's eighth incarnation of the eponymous Time Lord in Doctor Who.


    "My name is Julie Nixon. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
     
  14. Bookmark1995 Bookmark95 Reborn!

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    Quote from the B-Action Movie Nixon. It is a highly tongue-in-cheek parody of President Richard Nixon's assassination in 1962. In the movie, a fictionalized Julie Nixon screams this to Charles Manson.

    Isn't it possible to find some kind of deal with the Fuhrer, Mr. President?

    Can you negotiate with a madman?
     
  15. CountDVB Well-Known Member

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    President Truman during the latter end of World War II after Nazi Germany had been occupying most of Europe and South America having joined them. Evenetually, Truman instead negotiates with the Communists and the Americans proceed to finally end the Nazis through atom bombs, a Communsit Forces in the USSR (now reformed into Russian Socialist Republic), Communist forces in China and Japan (after Mao's death), and those in Latin America.

    "So, the Brazilians AND Argentinians have joined the Nazis... very well then. Tell the Mexicans we'll give them whatever to help us stop those bastards!"
     
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    US President Harold Stassen, when learning about the Argentinians joining the Berlin Pact. This would push him to create the United Nations, with Canada, England, Mexico and Australia.

    "It's 1933 all over again," James Carville.
     
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    The words famously said by Vice President James Carville upon learning of the successful taking of power of the Far Right Hans Eisen as Chancelor Of Germany in 2024, which many saw as comparing him to Hitler. However, despite Hans violent rhetoric and extreme political views, he turned out to be one of the best chancellors in recent memory, being a major factor in draggin Germany out of the recession it was suffering at the time and revitalizing the economy, and the comparisons to Hitler turned out to be unfounded, despite the many similarities in their rise to power.

    “The Sun has set on the British Empire”
     
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    Uttered by British Prime Minister Samuel Hoare, after the fall of Hong Kong to the KMT, June 10, 1940.

    The Sino-British War (1939-1940), ending with China's victory, was said to have broken British power, and ended China's century of humiliation.

    "Evil is like a cancer. It hides among us, pretending to be a normal cell on our body. And we don't realize its effect until society starts dying."
     
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    Were words uttered by Nichael Jackson, singer, songwriter, and artist in the late 1800s. Famous for fighting against social norms through peaceful actions, and 'The Year of the Yogurt'. "The year of the yogurt' incident was a gambling event among corrupt politicians and celebrities across the world. Female, Nichael Jackson, posessor of black skin, successfully mugged the participants involved in the gambling event, told the world of her accomplishment, then the world reacted. A few governments experienced a immediate cash flow issue, conspiracy theorists ran rampant, people were irritated. The people around the world seemed to cry out with one voice "Revolution". - Taken from "Road to Boom" a history textbook focused on the events that made WW1 so devastating that the global population took around ten centuries before anyone could fight even a small skirmish over cake. Much less a ww2.

    "All the king's horses, and all the king's men, couldn't put Canada back together again"
     
  20. raffaele gaggioli Well-Known Member

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    Emperor Napoleon's reaction to the american victory in the war of 1812, that caused the division of british North America between the repubblic of Quebec, a rump canadian state and american occupied Cascadia

    "My father always thought i was insane.
    He was right but i am still a better king than him"
     
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