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  1. teddy lives Active Member

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    Said to Georgian ex-president Ioseb Jughashvili by a Polish waiter when he stopped at a restaurant in Warsaw. He responded by buying the restaurant and firing the man.

    "This alliance has stood since the days of Bismarck and you think you can tear it apart with petty threats? We conquered Siberia and Alaska to create the Berlin to Washington railroad, we expanded to encompass all lands that we laid claim to. The French were broken and the British driven off the sea, the Ottomans forced out of Europe and Austria-Hungary absorbed into our empires. Bring your fleets and your armies, let the Pope decree what he will. Kaiser, Tsar and Caeser, the League of Three Emperors has never been broken and it never will be. Washington stands with Berlin and Moscow!"
     
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    The Kaiser Wilhelm III boasts what things will be like in his vision for Germany.

    "I find your lack of faith disturbing."
     
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    Said by Ferdinand Foch to Charles de Gaulle when he expressed doubts about the feasibility of the Petain plan, which called for a swift offensive into Spain to crush them before swinging back to meet the Prussians in the event of a two-front war. He was proven correct when Spain did not fall and the Prussians smashed their way to Paris.

    "You wish for equality madam? There it is, in that trench. Here is your rifle. The common man earned the vote after five years of gas and explosions and blood in these trenches. You'll have to do no less."
     
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    A line from the 2009 short war film Bernadette, about a girl who joins the Free French forces, and the first live-action film by Henry Banks. The line is said by Jaq, her superior.

    "What can I say except 'You're Welcome?'"
     
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    Albert Einstein at the opening of the world's first nuclear reactor. Said after he was thanked for his efforts by his rival, Neils Bohr.

    "I didn't say I was finished!"
     
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  6. Heldenhammer For Are We Not All Sigmar's Heirs?

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    The last words of Pope Francis IV, commonly known as the Great Crusader. Francis spearheaded efforts to revive the African and Asian economy following the stock market crash of 2102, and used much of his personal wealth to help the less prosperous peoples of the globe. His extreme generosity and key role in the Grand Recovery led to the Great Reawakening, a huge wave of new members to the Catholic church.

    "Behold the fields of fucks I give, and behold now that tis is barren."
     
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    William Shakespeare, opening line to Love's Labours Lost, his most popular tragicomedy play. Now a (truly terrible) Broadway musical starring Emma Watson and Danny deVito!

    "Who could have ever imagined it? The Queen, a socialist!"
     
  8. Heldenhammer For Are We Not All Sigmar's Heirs?

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    A quote taken from an astonished Siamese noble the revelation that the Queen supported reforms to turn the absolute monarchy of the United Indochinese Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy. Among many nobles and upper class citizens, this was a clear indication that the Red Fever had infected the UIK, and led to a whooping 10 assassination attempts and 4 coups, all that failed thanks to luck and the well-trained Royal Guard.

    "Blood for the Blood God!"
     
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    Part of a once lost Aztec manuscript discovered by British explorers in 1923.

    "Perfectly balanced. As all things should be."
     
  10. Plateosaurus Well-Known Member

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    A line from Ohio governor Joshua Brolin in 2017 when discussing the flaws in the state's budget and spending.

    "You just spun a massive web of deceit trying to unravel a non-existent one; the latter one only existed in your paranoid mind that can't handle the merest thought of making a mistake!"
     
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  11. Eparkhos_Ton_Trapezous Dux Theodoros ton Khaldeia

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    -Otto von Bismarck, aide to Chancellor Klemens von Metternich of the Greater German Empire

    We're going to build a big, beautiful wall, and it's going to keep all the Mexica out." - Prince Madoc ap Owain Gruffyd
     
  12. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    Referring to seawalls Prince Madoc ordered to be built around (British) Wales when the climate warmed even more, instead of cooling. The medieval warm period lasted and gave the Mexica (=Aztecs) the edge they needed to try sailing over to Europe.

    "Why? Why? Why Övrebö? Why Busacca? Why De Bleeckere? Why Stark? Why?"
     
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    The angered words of Napoleon IV speaking of numerous terrorist attacks the rocked the French Empire and its client states. No motive or suspect was ever found.

    "First, the Celts. Then, the Slavs. And now the Anglos?! Do they never learn?"
     
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  14. KingOnTheEdge Vive La Revolucion

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    Emperor Trajan II. While the Roman empire briefly shattered in the 5th century, the Byzantines, having sponsored christian uprisings to keep Persia busy for ages, managed to reconquer it, even reintegrating the province of britannia. The above quote was said in regards to the raiders who were asailing the empire- first the celtic picts, then the slavs north of the danube, and finally the Anglos from what would eventually be the province of Danskia, used to police the tribes of the area.

    "Leave the Empire? that's the worst idea i've ever heard- India would be isolated, there would be mass famine from loss of trade with the rest, and frankly London and the Crown are the only reason there is an 'indian identity.' No, I am simply petitioning the King for greater legal equality in the empire- all of it. And based on recent speeches? I think i'm succeeding." Mahatma Gandhi
     
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    Gandhi, India's first eventual Prime Minister, on the eve of a vote on his Home Rule bill to give India Dominion status within the British Empire

    "First Ambustus, then Capitolinus and now, YOU! Its a shame you Romans die so easily, or I might have a sense of satisfaction!" - Brennus
     
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    Conner "Brennus" O'McDonald, the loud-mouthed Irish coach of a Florence-based football that did well against three Roman teams before losing to the "Palatine Geese".

    "His name was Yuba
    He was homely, he was dumb
    And so was Yuba
    Just a big ambitious bum
    He wouldn't do-a
    So much as chew a piece of gum
    So this is news to me

    I understand-a
    He's an overnight success
    He's in demand-a
    Why? I never could have guessed
    Well, he found a big bass tuba
    Then he bummed his way to Cuba
    And the rest is history..." - His Majesty Fidel Castro
     
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    Florida Marlins manager Fidel Castro, nicknamed “His Majesty” for his commanding presence and longevity in the sport of baseball, joking at a press conference about short-lived major leaguer Yuba Gonzalez, who went 0-for-13 in a short stint in Florida, bringing a tuba into the clubhouse, and being sent back down to triple-A Havana.

    “Throw me in prison if you want, Your Honor, but refusing to pay my taxes is the most patriotic act I’ve ever committed.”
     
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    An libertarian leader, Samuel Konkin's speech to the 1st district court during his trial for tax evasion in 1982. His speech on limited government and call for minimal intervention started the Agorist party of USA.

    "Yesterday, June 24, 2004 - a date which will live in infamy - the State of Japan was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Democratic People's republic of korea." - PM Koizumi Junichiro's speech in the japanese diet. .
     
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  19. Heldenhammer For Are We Not All Sigmar's Heirs?

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    The State of Japan, a semi-autonomous province of the United States, was one of the richest and most powerful political entities in Asia, rivaled only by the Persian Empire, the Russian Republic, and the Republic of Singapore-Indochina. It had been a rival of the DPRK since the end of the Cold War, and hostilites had been growing for many years as skirmishes between JDF and DPRK forces increased in frequency in Busan. Then, came that fateful day. A combined sea and air assault was launched on Busan, followed up by a land assault the next day. The resulting siege of Busan would lead to the 2nd Sino-American War.

    "And now, we, the people of the Benelux, proudly step forth and proclaim the creation of the Confederation of the Benelux!"
     
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    King Baudouin on the Treaty of Rotterdam of 1958, which formally merged the Low Countries into a single 'Confederation of the Benelux' to resist German expansionism. The acquiescence of Western powers to the 1952 'Stalin Note' had left a united Germany isolated at the heart of Europe, and the victory of the German Reichspartei in the 1955 elections provoked fears in neighbouring states that the German war machine was to be restarted for a third time. The Confederation of the Benelux hoped to avoid mistakes of the past by joining the European Defence Community with France and Denmark, to stand against the reborn Reich.

    "I'm not going to lie, this is really me when I'm driving."
    Hermann Goering
     
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