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Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Achaemenid Rome, Feb 3, 2017.

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  1. InfernoMole RWBY delenda est

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    Majapahit diplomat and military strategist Tirto Purwodarminto discussing the diplomatic situation in Southeast Asia circa 1897 and the possibility of a Hinduist insurgency in the Khmer kingdoms with the King.

    Excerpt from Arab science-fiction horror/adventure movie Moon Set Aflame, spoken by Najjar Abdelnour, the leading scientist behind the Fleshmaker Project and the main antagonist of the movie, in response to captive rebel Farouk el-Ameen refusing to bow before the "ifrit made flesh". This scene ended up being rather controversial, as it was followed by a violent torture sequence that resulted in Farouk's death (thus prompting his friend and ally, Haleema el-Fadel, to go into a bloodthirsty rage against the Project's scientists).

    "Read my lips: I will end Red France. There will be no more Jacobite terrorists, no more propaganda, no more calendars to worry about."
     
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    Regent Haig of Great Britain following the first anniversary of the 1916 Paris Rising and subsequent establishment of the French Fifth Republic, on his policy to continue war against both the Russo-German Duumvirate and the Jacobin Brotherhood at the same time. Unbenknownst to him, Haig's barnstorming speech from Buckingham Palace, far from outlining a renewed resolve to fight against Britain's enemies, coincided with the shock Armistice of Prague which ended hostilities between the Duumvirate and Austria-Hungary. Following the collapse of her foremost continental ally, Haig was summarily ousted following a palace coup by elements of the civil service sympathetic to the Prime Minister, Lord Randolph Churchill, who subsequently assumed the regency for himself and merged it with the office of Prime Minister to become the first President of Great Britain.

    "I don't want to survive! I want to live!"
     
  3. Glide08 "Oh yeah. That guy exists."

    An excerpt from a famous speech by Irish Minister of Emergency Preparedness Sean MacGowan, criticizing a proposed national defense scheme. While he commended the construction of enough shelters to accommodate Ireland's entire population, Minister MacGowan criticized the lack of plans for societal reconstruction following an apocalypse.

    "Tell me... have you ever been outside the United States before your military service, Mrs. Bevin?"
     
  4. I'tikaf Mufti of Rome

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    Sorry for posting after you I didn't realise that you'd completed it before me.
     
  5. Mako-Tochan Marquise of Excess

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    Sergent Adelheid FitzGerald, Sergent of the American Volunteer Force. after one of her new recruits, Mrs. Gladis Bevin, said she was "excited to go to Argentina". This is seen as the consequences of propaganda on youth, as Argentina was shown as a beautiful place led by a terrible dictator, Esteban Peron, when in fact, Sergent FitzGerlad was secretly federalist. The Confederal Government of the United States being mostly a peacekeeper between the states, more than an actual political power, state propaganda was authorized, especially in Nevada. Gladis Bevin, citizen of Nevada, was subjected to this full blown propaganda, and thus biased. Her Sergent was trying to indicate her that Argentina is not what it seems to be : in fact, the pro-American government installed after the fall of Peron was terribly greedy, and tried to turn Argentina into the US personnal factory. Mrs. Bevin became known as Miranda Hamilton, the leader of the rebellion, and became the first Deputee Premier of Argentina.

    "I am sorry, I am terribly sorry Your Majesty, but this is going to hurt"
     
  6. Fred Guo Texan Pride

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    This quote was uttered sorrowfully by noble Nan Hai before strangling Empress Consort Fa Naihe of the Qiao Dynasty of China in 568 AD. The near-legendary tale of Nan Hai and Fa Naihe detailed a story on how a throng of bandit chiefs had managed to deceive the Imperial Court and ultimately the Empress herself in a way that most fiction-writers would envy at. A novel based on this event, published 1000 years later, would boost the popularity of Empress Consort Fa Naihe, and to this day the novel is one of the Chinese classics.

    "Drums, you say? They are terribly loud and booming, and God pray for those savages that believe this constant thundering cacophany could even be brought into the category of melody and music."
     
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    Dr Locock to Queen Victoria at the beginning of her labour with her firstborn child, the Prince Albert Edward, in November 1840. This was in fact something of an understatement - Queen Victoria struggled desperately in labour and required two days and a night (and the assistance of forceps) to birth the Prince of Wales. The experience was indeed, so horrific, that Queen Victoria never wished to bear another child, and though the Duke of York and the Princess Royal, Ernest William and Adelaide Alice were born as unplanned twins four years later, for the most part, the cervical cap patented by Dr Friedrich Wilde and self-imposed abstinence from sex with her husband, Prince Albert, granted her her wish.

    "Your Majesty, the Queen has given birth to a healthy baby boy!"

    "A boy, you say? A boy? For heaven's sake, what use is another boy to me? Doesn't the dratted woman know the country needs a girl to follow us on the throne?"
     
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    Cross-posted, sorry!!
     
  9. Fred Guo Texan Pride

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    It's fine. The next person decides which quote to use.
     
  10. InfernoMole RWBY delenda est

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    Representative Sydney Barton Booth of Louisiana on the use of drums by African-American jazz bands, particularly the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, in New Orleans. A former military officer and a honorary member of the Royal Philharmonic Society, Sydney Booth testified before Congress about "the barbarism of degenerate music" in order to gain support for an initiative to shut down "Negro music bars", which frequently attracted civil rights activists and union members. Booth's initiative was supported by most of the Southern Democrats, but ultimately failed by a huge margin.

    "Keep the Balding Eagle out of the Emerald Isle!"
     
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    Director-General Peter Mandelson of the British Confederation, following revelations that Federal American arms were being shipped to find the National-Irish Republican Army. His address to the Confederation-Senate in 2009 was considered by many as a precursor to official recognition of the American Unionists by the BC, but Mandelson's diselection the next year put paid to those speculations, as his staunchly pro-Federal opponent Jeremy Clarkson succeeded to the Director-Generalship.

    "No he's too old! Well he's to fat isn't he? No, he's too thin! And, and that one's one young! No, that won't do at all! It's ridiculous! Is this the best you can do? I've never seen such an 'incredible' bunch!"
     
  12. Bookmark1995 Bookmark95 Reborn!

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    The character of Joan Playwright, from the Monty Python movie All the World's A Stage and Then You Die.

    "When a rich man gets a tax break, they call it "economic development." When you bring up universal basic income, everybody starts screaming socialism."
     
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    Senator John Reed on the status of Britain who would be invaded just after implementing Universal Income for being a "Red" allied state

    "Democracy has been proven to fail, so has Labourism, Fascism, and Supremism. There is only one choice left: Hooverism"
     
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    Acting President Henry King Curtis's St. Louis Declaration on February 14th of 1949. By that point, USA has defeated its arch-nemesis, the Southron Confederate States of America, which were ruled by the supremist National Farmer-Labour Party before CSA's annexation. However, the post-war economic turmoil and the riots over the death of the Great Humanitarian, President Herbert Hoover, resulted in a fraudulent, violence-marred election that resulted in preferred Republican candidate Ken Wherry being defeated by Left Republican Vito Marcantonio. Marcantonio was arrested by a "National Transition" military council; however, Wherry died amidst the riots, leading to House Majority Leader Curtis ascending to President.

    "Short may be my reign, but..."
     
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    King George of the Washington Dynasty, 1799, as he lay on his death bed.

    He only managed to reign for five years as king of the Virginia Kingdom, but managed to accomplish much, like the development of the mail system, beating back the Dutch in the Chesapeake War.

    The Cold War is over...and India won-Ross Perot.
     
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    From the 'Great Concessions' Speech given by Ross Perot, President of the Allied States of the Americas on December 7th, 1992 in the aftermath of the failed Coup of 1992 that effectively broke his power over the ASotA. The Allied States, had been one of the two Great Powers that, along with the Empire of India had been vying against one other due to ideological differences (Mercantilism and Monarchism) for decades in the aftermath of World War Four. However with the Allied States economy falling into slow decay followed by a massive depression saw a domino effect in the ASotA that resulted in the breaking of both it's power and eventually it's existence.


    "If you stay ready, you don't got to GET ready bitch!"

    "Then why don't you prove it?"
     
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    Drunken ramblings between Russia President Boris Yeltsin and American President Ross Perot from their meeting at a hotel in Berlin 1993. Only snippets of their recordings exist and it’s is unknown what exactly their talking about, but popular theory has to do with distribution of pizza between the two men that was order earlier in the night.When the recording was leaked by a member of the hotel staff it actually resulted in boost in popularity of both presidents, under the claims that it made the two more relatable.

    “America’s rise in power had little to nothing to do with resources, government programs, or its military, but rather it’s greatest strength of all its total apathy to to the world at large.
     
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    King Edward VIII following the defeat of the Comintern in the Second Great War.

    "Assimilation is a right of the nation state. This is necessary for our survival."
     
  19. CountDVB Dual Emperor of the Aztech and Maychanical Empires

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    The Kingdom of Manchuria assimilating the various minorities in the new state of Manchuria around the reborn Manchu identity, which involved the adopation of various orphans across Asia to help with the population.

    "We all thought China was the Great Britain of the East, with how the monarchical Chinese Union of China, Manchuria, Tibet and even the new Dzungarian state made for the Kalmyks from Russia. But now, with their power and prestige, they seem more like the German of the East."
     
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    Prime Minister Charles de Gaulle of the Third French Empire, remarking upon the Chinese seizure of the Korean peninsula during the Zengakuren Revolt of 1951.

    "Jesus! Where will it end? How low do you have to stoop in this empire to become emperor?"