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  1. KingOnTheEdge Well-Known Member

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    Prime Minister Austen Chamberlain on his own personal failure with the policy of appeasement of French Prime Citizen Philippe Petain, and damning German Chancellor Otto Lincoln for being unwilling to join the fight against the French Autocrat when Chamberlain realized Petain would not stop at belgium, nor at switzerland. or Catalonia.

    "I am sorry to say that I must say there is a state of war between the United States and the British Empire, after their attack on sovreign american territory and their violation of the monroe doctrine." Theodore Rossevelt, 1915
     
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    A quote from the announcement given by President Theodore Roosevelt via the first Presidential Broadcast via Radio after the British assault of America's military base Cristobal in American Panama as part of an amphibious invasion of Panama to seize control of the vital Panama Canal, and to expand British territorial holdings in the New World as France, Britain, and America were in a race to carve up the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.


    "Without fame this haircut is simply... Mental illness."

    "Well duh! What was your first fucking clue?"

    "How refreshing. Normally people feed into my ego when I say shit like that."


     
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    Private discussion between actor Ronald Reagan and his personal friend Sylvester Stallone, some time in the early 1980s. No one is exactly sure when the passage became public.


    "The American nation has become to man what man is to ants. An incomprehensible God. We could wipe out nations with a device half as powerful as we have developed here, or power three. And I most shoulder that burden as if it were easier than carrrying a backpack into elementary school." -- President George Bush Sr.
     
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    President George Bush Sr, during the negotiations with the Empire of Japan at the 1975 Copenhagen Summit regarding nuclear disarmament. The two Cold War opponents came together and produce the historic Copenhagen treaty to reduce nuclear arms.

    America: where freedom is measure by the number of washing machines you own-Leon Trotsky.
     
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    A satirical remark from a socialist commentator in the 2020s. Since the Suspension of The Constitution in 2020 by then President Trump and the outlawing of parties that incited social unrest (i.e all the parties left of what was the american center, hence the second civil war and the establishment of the Republic of the Cascades and the New England Commonwealth), socialist commentators had to create strong front identities. Leon Trotsky, leader of the Neo-Trotskyites was one such identity, harkening back to a revoltionary who had become nearly as legendary as George Washington or Napoleon Bonaparte. Of course, the constitution was restablished, with stronger anti-partisan provisions but the people who'd wanted it banned were still out there and so the front remained.

    "You don't get it, do you?! I treat all under my rule as equals to the french. It is the old regimes that institute racism, sexism, and a thousand more bigotries. Further, it is the right of any ruler to challenge another on the field of fair battle for any land and any peoples they want. He who loses weilds unjust power-for he rules on the promise he will protect from the cruel and the ruthless, and in his failure, shows that to be a farce. If i lose to you english bastards, then i was unjust in my conquest. But as it stands? I am justice personified."-Napoleon Bonaparte, 1815
     
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  6. CommanderVonBruning In command of the torpedo gunboat 'Blitz'

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    From the 1966 French teledrama "L'Empereur", considered by most at the time to have been outright propaganda to provide moral justification for maintaining the French empire, while laying the groundwork for a 4th war with Great Britain. As the Accionist Regime declined such media became more and more commonplace, and following the establishment of the French 3rd Republic in 1982 it was banned under the Integrity of the Media Act. Since that act has since gone on to become the most popular tool of political censorship in the Republic, this has meant "L'Empereur" is now martyred and it's once-transparent propaganda is seen by many to have been true.

    "We're in the endgame now."
    King Edward VIII
     
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    Edward VIII, the last King of Great Britain and Emperor of her Dominions Beyond the Seas, told this to an aide as General Defense Unions surrounded his exile capital of Toronto. After three long years of struggle for supremacy over the Union of Britain in the Atlantic, the Empire’s efforts were rendered effectively pointless when the American Workers’ Commonwealth had recovered sufficiently to declare war on Canada. In an offensive stretching from New Brunswick to Vancouver, the Commonwealth People’s Army surged over the Canadian border with 1.2 million troops, 6,000 tanks, and 5,000 aircraft. It only took a month for Canada to surrender, allowing America to concentrate on the other powers of the Entente and Reichspakt.

    “My opinion of Mao Zedong is thus: he is a Hegelian hillbilly with a snoot full of honeybees.”
     
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    Joseph Stalin in 1947, explaining why the Soviet Union had refused to assist the chinese comunist againat the nationalists during the chinese civil war.

    "When i was six, they burned my synagogue down. When i was eight, they beat my father to death in the middle of the street. When i was eleven, i was forced to leave my home because "the dirty jews don't deserve fields that can be used by christian men". Today they accuse me of being a traitor because i led an army for the sultan. Tomorrow they will know my fury and suffer from my revenge."
     
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    Constantine Abadi, a prominent Greek Jew who defected to the Ottoman and rose quickly during the Balkan Revolt, before leading them to victory and managing to get reforms through that strengthened the Ottoman empire and restored them to power unseen since Sueilmon.

    “My Kaiser, with all respect, the Jews were not responsible for our failure in the Great War. We were fighting the three strongest empires in history, and the United States. Add in that we had to reinforce both our incompetent allies, and do you honestly think we could win?” Adolf Hitler
     
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    Austrian/German soldier now assistant minister Adolf Hitler confronting the Kaiser in regards to the persecution of the Jews as part of the Kaiser's alliance with the Nationalist party to restore Germany to greatness. Hitler meanwhile, while conserative, had come to regret his early antisemitism after being saved and nursed back to health by a Jewish couple during and post-war. His attempts would see him get the Kaiser forced to step down and the Nationalists suffering an embarassing defeat. However, His own words did cause a rift between him and the new Ottoman Empire (set in Turkestan after Central Asia liberated itself from Russia) and the new Bulgarian Empire (who ultimately won the Balkan Wars and unified South Europe minus Greece.)

    "From Berlin to Budapest to Sofia to Ankara, the Central Powers reign over Europe"
     
  11. CommanderVonBruning In command of the torpedo gunboat 'Blitz'

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    King Louis XXI to President Aleksandr Kolchak at the Copenhagen Conference in 1923, that secured continental dominion for the Franco-Russian "Central Powers" (so named for its members' place "at the centre of human civilisation") that had defeated the Anglo-German-Ottoman "Allied Powers" at the end of the Third Imperial War. The only member of the Allied Powers not to be reduced to a rump satellite of France or Russia was Great Britain, which remained at war with both supported by its American possessions.

    "They say too many cooks spoil the broth. I say too many Germans spoil the dissolution of international Monarchism. They say that's not as catchy."

    Neville Chamberlain
     
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    Chamberlain was a revolutionary and diplomat fighting in the Union Of Britain and Ireland, a failed communist revolution in Great Britain (and Munster) following the Kaiser’s victory. He was referring to the German forces supplying the UK in the south of England. He was hung shortly after this remark.

    “The British Empire is ultimately a force for good on this earth. There was no Indian identity, there was no nation of South Africa, Egypt’s been spared the death of the ottomans, and there is peace on the high seas. God save The King.” Mahatma Gandhi, 1947.
     
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    The famous Forced Address of May 1947. The British authorities captured Harilal and Devdas Gandhi, and Mahatma agreed to make a public speech supporting the crown in exchange for their release.

    "Kriva has fallen STOP Rebels are advancing up valley with gatlings and bombardment STOP All able-bodied men to walls STOP Spiking all equipment STOP God help us, we need reinforcements STOP"

    --- Last telegram from the Bulgarian telegraph crew stationed at Saint Joachim Osogovski Monastery, 28 June 1909
     
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    The Bulgarian Revolution took Bulgaria from a moderate nation state, to a brutal, nationalistic empire that spread all over the balkans. This telegram was received in Budapest right after the national surrender.

    “I refused to let Hamilton act, and the Union has perished for it.” Thomas Jefferson, 1798
     
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    Thomas Jefferson, on his refusal to allow Alexander Hamilton submit the Federalist Papers. This led to the eventual break up of the early United States.

    "The Special Relationship shall stand, whether blizzard, sleet, or hail. No American President will let Moscow fall." Cordell Hull, 1940.
     
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    President Cordell Hull on the the complete lack of equipment and clothes of the American Expeditionary Force in the Slavic Republic

    "Australia: The capital of the world!"
    -Quote from a Russian propaganda poster
     
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    Secretary of State Hull, referring to the American Russian Treaty going back to Andrew Johnson, wherein America would join any war Russia fought for wherein the enemy made it within 100 miles of Moscow. Tsar Nicholas II was saved by the same treaty

    “A thousand deaths await that genocidal bastard in The White House”- Kaiser Wilhelm III
     
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    Kaiser Wilheim's proclamation against the then-President of the USA, Lindbergh, regarding his open contempt toward Jews and the rise of the religious rightwing populist party with ties to the KKK. This led to the Second American Civil War, led by a coalition of progressives and socialists against Lindberg and the USA. Lindbergh and his Cabinet would be executed as the Civil War became World War II due to the British Union of Facists taking over and aligning with Francoist Spain, Nova Portugal and a few other nations. This would lead to the birth of the Republic of Usonia, a successor to the American state.

    "Abyssinia will remain a great power and East Africa under our protection. The 20th century may not be ours, but the 21st surely will be"- Menelik II
     
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    The Emperor of Abyssinia reassuring the worried populace upon the British invasion of his territory as they fought to regain their supremacy on African soil in the years following WWII. The Emperor was to be proved right, for spread too thin trying to defend itself against various popular uprisings in colonies in other Parts of Africa, the British very soon pulled back and made a very favourable peace with Abyssinia.

    "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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    Quote from the Scythian Khanate leader Oda Khan. Oda Khan, between 237 BC and 221 AD would conquer Ukraine, Turkey, Greece, Mesopatamia, building the largest empire of the ancient world. Scythians were one of the most powerful matriarchal societies of the ancient world. Oda Khan, though remembered as a genocidal madwoman, did leave behind a legacy of woman's rights.


    "You experienced politicians can't even balance a budget."-Ralph Nader.
     
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