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  1. CountDVB Dual Emperor of the Aztech and Maychanical Empires

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    Ralph Nader's criticisms toward his political rivals in the 1996 Elections as the Reaganomics of the 80s and early 90s led to a cataclysmic recession in part due to the fall of the USSR among various other reasons. He won intense support by channeling the resentment and anger at the rich along with how the 1980s "greed is good" was a threat to traditional American values, all while also leading a progressive agenda. This led to a surprisign victory for the Green party with Ralph Nader becoming President from 1997-2005. President Nader's administration achieved variuous victories such as stopping a terrorist attack, breaking up big businesses after the Enron scandal and after Exxon-Mobil was revealed to have suppressed evidence of climate change. He also led the charge for unviersal healthcare and better conditions. While he could not achieve such things, he did prove the viability of third-parties... which led to Ron Paul becoming President in 2004's election... and became infamous for his libretarian policies leading to a Recession starting in 2008. This led to the collapse of the various parties. The moderates of the Republcians and Democrats created the Liberal Conservative Party with their candidate, Barack Obama, winning in 2012 only to lose in 2016 to the new Progressive Party's candidate, Bernie Sanders.

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    Hunter Thompson declaring his infamous 1996 Presidential election. Inspired by Ross Perot's 1992 election run (Hunter claimed the only thing bad about Ross Perot was his ties to Nixon), he choose to relaunch his Freak Power campaign. He managed to get at least 8% of the vote (which swung Wyoming, Colorado, and Idaho to Clinton) on a bizarre platform of drug decriminalization, to Ross' 11%. While initially seen as a one off gimmick, the runs of Ross and Hunter are said to have led to the collapse of the Two-Party system, as the ineptitude of both Presidents George Bush and John Edwards led to the rise of the Green Party and Libertarian Parties, with Paul Wellstone winning the election in 2012.


    "Columbia and India are sleeping giants. When they wake, the world will tremble. When they fight, the world will end."- Lord Richard Lyons, 1863.
     
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  3. KingOnTheEdge Well-Known Member

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    The Columbian Republic (ttl USA with a bit more spanish influence) and the Mughal Empire were the only two places on earth that could really challenge Britain and France in their respective playing fields of America and South Asia. Lyons was predicting that if Britain ever lost hegemony, it would be these two to take it from them. And he was right-the world Lyons knew ended with the Final European War. The Mughals reign over the old world and the CR over the western hemisphere.

    "War is hell, but hell certainly makes the church rich."-President William E Humphrey
     
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    OOC: I am glad that you got my reference to Lyons and his prescience about World War I and its effects on British hegemony.
     
  5. CountDVB Dual Emperor of the Aztech and Maychanical Empires

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    President Humphrey's remarks on the pointlessness of war as well as the churches' exploitation of the insecure masses to make large amounts of wealth through donations. While these comments earned him initial scorn, they became vindicated in World War I as a coalition of Catholic monarchies of Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Austria-Hungary and the the rebellious southern German Catholic states against the British Empire, the Russian Empire, Germany, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire. The World War ended with a German victory and the French monarchy being overthrown for a socialist republic while Austria-Hungary fragmented. It would lead to a second World War as fascism became mixed with Catholicism under Mussolini's Italy, Francos's Spain and Novo Portugal along with Poland and Hungary against the Baltic Union, the Serbian Empire, Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire and Germany. The Baltic Union freed Lithuania and merged with it and Poland to form a new secular Commonwealth while Bulgaria would get the remnants of Serbia after it fell to infighting. Portugal and Spain were replaced with socialist Republics with Italy now split into two.

    "The three-sector model is insufficient and even the five-sector model is not enough. The sixth section transcends ifnormation services or even human services. It is mental services... the communication and war of ideals."
     
  6. KingOnTheEdge Well-Known Member

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    Steve Jobs of Apple after his miraculous cancer recovery in 2016, as he adresses Apple's socio-political obligations.

    "The thing about power,is that when you're the only one with it, you get cocky and reckless. We saw it with the corrupt romans who couldn't go five minutes without a civil war. We saw it with the Chinese and the dynastic cycle, and especially the end of the Qing with the opium wars and failed reform. We saw it when the British and the whole of europe when they thought world war one was going to be done by Christmas. And for a while? we were seeing it with the US. Global hegemony is bad for everyone in the end, we need someone who can keep pace. So i guess my statement on the Commonwealth Unification is 'welcome back.' "
     
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    The comments made by the American President's aide in regards to the formation of the Second American Republic and the formation of the European Commonwealth, responding on Europe's return to influence on the world stage.

    "We're not so different, your Majesty. America and China have always been destined for greatness. Yes, we were shackled by unneeded traditions and bigotry, but we've moved past that. It's time we liberte Africa and end the age of Europe."
     
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    Premier William Z. Foster of the Union of Socialist American States to the Xuantong Emperor, March 3, 1941. As the Qing Empire, which modernized in the 1870s, began a war to push European influence out of Siberia, Japan, India, and Indonesia, the USSA supported them despite being an absolute monarchy, due to both powers being anti-colonialist. Ultimately, the Qing would triumph due to overwhelming industry and manpower, and Western Europe would fall to Communism in response to the defeat. The Cold War between the monarchies of Germany and China and the Communist states of the west had begun.

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    German polítician Adolf Hitler on why he resigned from the National Socialist Party

    “I don’t think I’m god, I’m real.”
     
  10. CountDVB Dual Emperor of the Aztech and Maychanical Empires

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    The end of a drunken rambling of presidential candidate Pat Robertson when it looked like he would be elected President of the USA with a potential GOP supermajority in the House and Senate. The leaked tapes along with his desperate plea bargain where he exposed the various financial crimes and fruads of various prominent conservatives left to the GOP utterly crushed and the Democrats led by Jerry Brown to take the House, Senate and Presidency.

    "Islam shall forever be the faith of the Roman Empire"
     
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    Caliph Suieleman of the Ottoman Empire in 1550, upon his miraculous conquest of Rome from the pope. The pope was allowed to keep his position and his palace, but the ottomans were now undisputedly the Roman Empire reborn. At least for forty years until the French reconquered all of Italy and proclaimed the French Empire.

    “The Empire is reborn.” David Cameron
     
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    As he launches the nukes towards Brussels and Strasbourg after Brexit negotiations seems like they'll drag out another decade.

    "And Alexander laughed, for there was yet another world to conquer"
     
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    when he heard of the massive kingdoms in west Africa which had remained isolated, were on par with his empire in Asia and Europe and parts of Africa , so he jokingly called it another world because it was. He eventually conquer it but it cost him his life

    Gorbachev
    What the hell is going! There a giant fucking ball of light which I can see! I AM IN FUCKING Warsaw! Is it Chernobyl... I thought you stopped the thermal explosion...
    Talking to the director of nuclear physics in Estonia. These would be his last words before he killed himself.
     
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    Dr. Gorbachev upon learning that his subordinates had fixed and then broken once more the the Chernobyl Memorial Nuclear Reactor outside of Tallin. It is believed that his suicide was down to the guilt he felt for having improperly trained his subordinates. On a side note, the Eurasian Union would end its practice of "memorial nuclear reactors" after this one followed the fate of its namesake.

    "As a matter of principle the atheist must be barred from having any role in our revolution. Those who are predisposed to accept nothing as a replacement for something can't be trusted to build a new, cohesive, society. The society of equals to be born from the Tsar's rotted and degenerate corpse must not only retain the moral vitality of the Russian Orthodox Church, but be the victory of holy Moscow over Babylonia on the Baltic!"
     
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    Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili, infamous Russian dictator during the civil war he eventually won. He went on to establish the "Union Of Abrionic Republics," which was slammed by the west as an abhorrent crusader state in the modern day, and was part of the catalyst for the Egalitarian Party to form and sweep Britain, ushering in a new age of legal equality for all races-ironically, as long as they were Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or Hindu or Buddhist. Jainism and traditional paganism weren't included.

    "It is with a heavy heart that i must declare the United States dead. Her republican dream was shattered by insurgencies and radicals. I must instill order and return our nation to glory through any means i can. I swear to you America, i will bring us back from the brink or die trying. I will usher in a new age of equality and justice LONG LIVE UNITED AMERICA" 1926
     
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    Spoken by Major General Smedley Butler in his Proclamation of the New Order in the halls of congress after having launched a successful Fascist coup against the chaotic government of President Andrew Mellon who had been unable to stem the rebellions and guerilla fighting in various parts of America. The brutal regime of 'The Leader' Smedley Butler would go down in history as one of the most tyrannical and cruel regimes in human history.

    "I never thought I'd see the day when a drag queen would become an ACTUAL Queen."
     
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    Quote attribuited to british Prime Minister Jeremiah Kane regarding the ascension to the throne of Queen Elisabeth III (born as prince George II) in 2035.
    While her ascension would be questioned and contested by some members of the conservative party, her firm leadership and diplomatic skills soon earned her the love of most of England.

    "BURN THEM ALL"~Napoleon VI
     
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    Allen Runner, saltily commenting on the Coronation as the Princess of Wales Caroline Ist, formerly known as Prince Charles, after her mother died in a terrible golf accident in Holyrood Castle. She came out after being officially designated as the new monarch, but before the coronation. Her goal was to "avoid being forced to abdicate by the conservatives, and turn the British Monarchy into a shining beacon of hope for trasngender people". The leader of the National-Conservative Party used the incorrect word "drag queen" instead of trasngender on purpose, to show his disapproval and non-recognition of the idea of a fluid interpretation of gender, especially applied to the Monarchy.

    Despite the critics, Queen Caroline was crowned in Westminster, and her wife Camilla Rosemary-Shand was crowned Princess Consort.


    EDIT : Well, I seem to have been ninja-d. Use raffaele's quote up there.
     
  19. raffaele gaggioli Well-Known Member

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    Your explanation is better than mine however
     
  20. KingOnTheEdge Well-Known Member

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    Napoleon VI of the 2nd french empire. after his distant grandfather's loss to prussia, the national rivalry had only gotten worse. four napoleons later, after his victory against the central powers in europe with the help of Britain, Russia and the US, he saw the rise of Hitler. Unlike the rest o europe, Napoleon shared an extensive border with the Nazis and was frankly always rather paranoid. When the reich remilitarized the rhineland, he declared a total war. He wanted every building in germany up in smoke within the week. And he got it too. Germany is still split in four, unlikely to reunite without Paris's approval.

    "I set out to win the hearts and minds of the american people. i did not do that. I don't accept the presidency and request it be given to the opposition."