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  1. Shiva Dreaming... always dreaming...

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    Written into the initial draft of President Jordan Belfort as a joke that found it's way into the actual inaugural speech, though he said this sarcastically and earned many laughs from the crowd. Despite entering the White House with multiple felony convictions for financial fraud and drugs, along with a reputation for use of prostitutes and continued cocaine addiction, the Belfort Presidency ended with a strong American economy, even while mired in more scandals which one commentator noted; "The President [Jordan Belfort] has turned the White House into a den of sin and vice, he is America's Caligula. The worst part is that no one seems to care in the slightest."

    "So first we went to the nearest bar and drank all it's contents. We repeated this for about three more liquor establishments before finding a fellow with one leg who sold a wide variety of legal and illegal drugs. After doing an inhuman amount of said substances the world turned into a blue corkscrew and I became Merlin. Somewhere in the middle of the riot that detonated after one of our bodyguards thought his gun turned into a mass of snakes we found a brothel and stayed there for the remainder of the week. So that's how the diplomatic trip to São Paulo went, I put all of it on the expense account, oh and I've got at least five of the prostitutes claiming that I got them pregnant so we'll have to pay for DNA tests in about nine months or so."
     
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  2. KingOnTheEdge Vive La Revolucion

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    Another quote from president Belfort in regards to his presidential visit to Brazil. This actually helped his popularity with the younger crowd. hearing the president do something they would do and laugh about it? that got a lot of people interested

    "Oh you wanna play it like that? Alright then, ya nazi bastard. Come get some. The United Kingdom gladly declares war on the Third German Reich."
     
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  3. raffaele gaggioli Well-Known Member

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    A quote taken from "In the presence of my enemies" a Mel Brooks' comedy, parodying most of historical dramas about WW2

    " I don't care if it will secure my claim to the throne. I may hate my father, but my step-brother is innocent and i won't allow anyone to hurt him."
     
  4. Bookmark1995 Bookmark95 Reborn!

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    Excerpt from the book The Kingdom, by satirical author George Carlin. The book is a vicious critique of monarchy.


    "Evil occurs when wealth and privilege matter more then human lives. This is why no one cried when the Roma perished, but many shed tears when an English royal had a child." Raphael Lemkin.
     
  5. KingOnTheEdge Vive La Revolucion

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    As the British Parliament became corrupt and the monarchs took back power for the sake of the people, the British people became concerned when King George IV took a long ass time to make an heir, as without a child, Parliament may retaliate against the house Windsor, and so when Princess Victoria was born, there were tears of joy all over britain. Contrast with the European Purge, where European nations that had fallen to radical right wing parties like germany or poland quietly carried out a 'second Holocaust.' Tragically, due to the marching of technology, that doesn't begin to describe it.

    "A democracy built on hatred and enslavement better than an autocracy where all are equal under my law? Don't make me laugh."
     
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    Quote by Russian head of state Lavr Kornilov, 1927. When criticized by an American journalist, he made a slight at America's racial policies, claiming his own nationalism ensured "equality under one".

    Lavr Kornilov was one of those figures who is described as both "hated and loved".

    He was the leader of the White forces, successfully crushing the Bolsheviks and other socialist/anarchist groups by 1920. When the early Russian Republic proved to be weak, he seized power for himself in 1923, reigning up until his death in 1951.

    His victories against the Reds, rebuilding Russia into an industrial power, and his later triumphs during the Second World War against the forces of Red Germany and Japan made him a lauded figure.

    However, his brutal actions during both the civil war and the Second World War (among them the Berdichev pogrom, in which thousands of Jews were murdered out of paranoid antisemitism), and his harsh measures against labor activists and non-Russian people have made him controversial.

    "Wars are never about good and evil, but over who gets the loot."
     
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    Retired Commonwealth Marine Corps General Smedley Butler, during a 1967 interview with All-America News reporter Jackie Gruenberg, elaborating on his previously-stated belief that “war is a racket.” At first, he says, he thought that notion only applied to capitalist warfare to obtain imperial dominance over weak but resource-rich nations, drawing on his experiences in the abortive 1920s expedition to Nicaragua. However, after fighting for the Combined Syndicates during the Second Civil War and commanding the Marines in the long and bloody Second Weltkrieg, he resigned his position and became an ardent pacifist, joining with such activists as People’s Congressman Martin King and Catholic Worker leader Dorothy Day in opposing American participation in Internationale interventions.

    “There are those in the Party who say that the sailors of Kronstadt and the followers of Makhno are divisive fools, who will only fragment our workers’ vanguard and destroy our chance at triumphing over the reactionary armies of Kornilov and Kolchak. They advise me that we must eliminate such threats to our unity as soon as possible. To this I say: never! All the left shall stand in solidarity to defend our rights and usher in the age of socialism, and to do this, we must save our bullets for the true enemy: the so-called White Army.” —V. I. Lenin
     
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  8. KingOnTheEdge Vive La Revolucion

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    Lenin, despite what western propaganda would claim, was actually rather democratic. The only restraint was that only those with labor jobs or in government could vote-though women and all races and religions could.

    "There are no words for this unspeakable tragedy. But know this: my men will not leave behind empty plains that can be repopulated. My navies will not leave seas to fish. My scribes will remove records of your existence. My engineers will take every brick with them for use at home. Your people will be erased from history. And you will be left alone. A king of an army of ghosts."
     
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    Alleged words of General Dastan, leader of the armed forces of the Bukharan Empire, during the Great European War, to Commander Kolchak of the Russian Empire after uncovering evidence of the Caucasus Genocide, 1921.

    During the war, the Russian armies, fearing revolt from the Ottoman and Bukharan Empires, murdered millions of Muslim Caucasus people (Azeri, Azerbaijani, Chechens) in the Caucasus Genocide. Kolchak had led most of the massacres, with the infamous phrase "to avoid getting bit, kill the snakes".

    After uncovering evidence of the crimes, Dastan massacred many Cossacks, and forced Kolchak to live the rest off his life as a slave laborer.

    After the defeat of the Russian Empire, and its dismemberment, many Russian war crimiinals were tried at the first war crime trials in Geneva, 1923.

    'You are not a great conquerer. You call yourself a member of a master race, but I see you and your horde as little better then filth. And like all filth, you shall be washed away."-Anne Frank.
     
  10. KingOnTheEdge Vive La Revolucion

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    Anne Frank was the first woman president of the United States during the 1960s. American economic pressure had forced Japan out of southern china and the south pacific during the second sinno-japanese war, which some would argue won the allies the war as Japan was unable to threaten india, giving Britain enough manpower to defeat the Nazis in early 1942. Anne Frank was one of the lucky european jews to escape to america, and through papers that would eventually be discovered as fraudulent, become a writer before a congresswoman before president. The above quote was in regards to Japan, who had begun yet another attack into China. America, though anti-communist, was also rather neutral during the Frozen War between Britain's empire and the Soviet Union, who had launched a massive offense into German Eastern Europe in the closing years of the 4 Years War. When Britain's ally in Japan re-invaded the PRC President Frank reinstated the old war embargoes. Unfortunately, Japan was much better prepared this time, and was unaffected. All the embargoes served to do was sever cordiality with the British Sphere.
    "It is not that democracy is a foolish system. It's that i'd rather have a full dictator than a bullshit, half assed democracy. And they agree with me."
     
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    Line from the Aaron Sorkin show Gridlock (2007-2012). It explores American Congress during the highly tumultuous 1970s (known as the Screaming Seventies) through the eyes of a Young Washington Intern named Abagail Washington (Angelina Jolie). The line comes from one of Abagail's fellow intern, who is known for his cynical one liners.

    "The King is Reborn!"
     
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    King is actually a deliberate downgrade- this remark was in response to Kaiser Frederick III waking from a cancer induced coma. Britain, however, was in an anti-german mood with the Moroccan Crisis, so he was noted as "King Of Germany And Prussia, Suzerain of Bavaria..." so on and so forth. Their recognition of Louis Napoleon II was icing on the cake. Amusingly, when Britain and Germany came to blows in 1919 over colonial disputes in Africa, France joined Britain and Russia the Kaiser. There wasn't a winner. All parties devolved into revolution from the meat grinder.

    "Everyone wants the power that would come from ruling the world. No one wants the responsibility. Me? I need that power to fulfill my responsibility."
     
  13. ThatOneGuy Fite me m8, swer on me mum

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    Emperor Alexander I of the Hellenic Empire to his close friend and suspected lover Bagoas. After seizing Arabia in Fall of 325 Alexander had well and truly conquered the Greek world. While such rule would only last a few decades after his sudden demise, Alexander is repeatedly recorded to consider ruling such a large area as his duty to the people. He saw his conquests as bringing Hellenic civilization to the far corners of what the Greeks considered the Earth.

    For me, home is where my enemy falls.
     
  14. raffaele gaggioli Well-Known Member

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    A verse of Kurdistan's hymne national. Written during the Kurdish war of indipence against the Ottoman Empire, the hymne is characterised by a particuparly violent tone against Ottoman soldiers and all the various countries that tried to suppress the rebellion.

    "Your brother killed my father so i killed him. Now you are going to kill me and my son will try to do the same thing to you. Isn't revenge beautiful?"
     
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    Aprahat Mingana, Strategos of Trapezous, to the Ilkhan Arpa Ke’ün after the Battle of Erzurum in 1336.
     
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    You forgot to write your quote my boi.
     
  17. AltHispano It's worth dreaming / Vale la pena soñar

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    Mr. President, we have information that Juarez and Maximilian are preparing their army for a possible attack.
     
  18. CountDVB Dual Emperor of the Aztech and Maychanical Empires

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    The aide to the President of Louisiana about President of Mexico Benito Jaurez and the King of Aridoamericsa, Maximillian, planning a war against them after several border skirmishes caused problems, especially over the West. EVentually, the problem is instead resoslved after one battle and leading to diplomatic talks. Eventually, northern California and the Oregon territory would secede a few decades later when the Chinese immigrants led a rebellion alongside the natives.

    "Before Colombus, Mali settled onto South America and retain a powerful influence."
     
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    Alex Jones on the popular conspiracy theory of the forgotten cities along the Brazilian coast being of Mali origin.

    ‘All of Chinese problems began just because the Portuguese and Dutch wanted more silk!’
     
  20. raffaele gaggioli Well-Known Member

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    A quote from Russian journalist Alexei Smirnov regarding the collapse of the Quing Empire and the rise of the Taiping Heavily Kingdom. Alexei believed that the two countries had helped the rebels in order to damage british interests in the area and to get better trade deals.

    "Fuck the SS. Fuck the city. Fuck the Fuhrer"