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  1. DanMcCollum P-WI

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    Hermann Goering, former Ace Pilot and golf enthusiast, interviewed by Sports Illustrated in the 1930s following his winning of a Gold Medal for Golf in the 1932 Olympics.

    Goering had retired from the German Army, following their victory over the Entente Powers in the First Great War.

    "Power! Unlimited Power!" - Gius Julius Caesar.
     
  2. Heldenhammer For Are We Not All Sigmar's Heirs?

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    The younger brother of Gaius Julius, Gius, was famous for his inventions and strange behavior. He was believed to have gone mad after spending about three weeks locked up in his Syracuse estate, working tirelessly on his last invention, the steam engine.

    "I know not how World War 2 will be fought, but I know this one will be fought with stone and sticks." Cyrus the Great
     
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    Cyrus Yomtobian, Jewish warrior-poet and self-imposed exhile from Tehran, sardonically mocking the futility of war in the apocalyptic era.

    American forces invaded Cuba to secure Soviet missile assets in 1962. This, naturally, sparked WW3. The first nuclear bombs were dropped by the Soviets on Turkey (to destroy American stockpiles) simultaneously with a military invasion of west Berlin. NATO responded with long-range nuclear strikes on numerous USSR targets.

    After the war ended with an American victory in the mid-eighties (with a surprise showing by the non-Aligned movement, whereby Chinese nukes and Indian troops prevailed in Eurasia against their Soviet rival), the Middle East was left an irradiated mess. The Iranian Shah and the Israeli military dictatorship began gearing up for a joint invasion of the Arabian peninsula for it's oil reserves.

    Cyrus "the Great" Yomtobian, beloved in both the Persian Empire and Greater Israel, was one of the few who could speak out against the war without being "disappeared."

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    Words written by the infamous 'Monster of Paris' after every murder using his victim's blood. The Monster haunted the French capital for the better part of 1942, and was later revealed to be Charles de Gaulle, former French military officer. De Gaulle targeted mostly members of the Italian occupation forces, but also those Frenchmen who cooperated with them. His execution is considered one of the most important moments of France's pacification process after the Second Great European War.

    "General Garibaldi, Gettysburg is yours."
     
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    Following a Democratic victory in 1860 and 1864, Northern aggitation for succession reaches its height, leading to many states leaving the Union and the establishmemt of the New England Confederacy, The Republic of Superior, the Republic of Indiana as well as the Pacific Union.

    This quote was said to General Garibaldi who had joined the Wars for Northern Freedom, following his decisive victory over American General Lee at Gettysburg - part of a campaign by the Northern Republics to drive the Americans south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

    "I may not be the hero they want. But I'm the hero they're gonna get!" - Matthew M. Schaible*


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    US Major Schaible declaring his intention to ram a tank into an attacking French infantry in Yunnan Province.

    "What's up doc?"
     
  7. KingOnTheEdge Vive La Revolucion

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    Allied Propaganda, painting America as the doctor to a 'sick europe'. the Philippines were the nurse.

    "But Sir--"
    "I don't care if its socialist, it's my job to care for the citizens and as Tsar and i'm going to do it. Now draft the damn socialized health-care bill already. ... and besides it limits the loyalty they have to the nobles when it's the emperor who provides for them." 1795
     
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    Czar Paul I in a conversation with his advisor.

    "There are no signs of intelligent life anywhere."
     
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    Ferdinand II of Bulgaria after the sacking of Budapest and the capturing of the Hungarian armies plans. They were shockingly incompetent, failing to take into account logistic lines, terrain and even whether or not they were outnumbered, leading to the above quote.

    "Would they really have-never mind. Of course they would have. We're dealing with the Yanks here, everybody knows that they're several cards short of a full deck."
     
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    Alan Sherman referring to the Janik people of the Siberia region in Manjuria and their practice of eating bear meat as a delicacy.

    "You just sent a deaf person to kill Medusa."
     
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    Stalin's reaction to French president Pierre Laval using Indochina to attack British Malaya.

    "Oh yeah. It's all coming together."
     
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  12. Talus I of Dixie We need to wank Venice

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    Bulgarian Admiral Vykoi Mozhebavo after seeing the arrival of the coalition fleet prior to the Battle of Agii. The battle would be a decisive bulgarian victory, leading the greeks to the negotiating table and destroying virtually the entire coalition fleet, thus partially inactivating the best of the romanian, serbian and greek navies, thus allowing full naval support in the 1943 Dobruja campaign, which culminated in the surrender of the romanian forces and soon in the effective end of the War of the Balkan Coalition.

    "CADORNA, GIVE ME BACK MY ARMY!" - 1917
     
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    Victor Emmanuel III of Italy finally loses patience with Luigi Cadorna's pathetic attempts to stand up to Austria-Hungary.

    "I too am extraordinarily humble."
     
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    Sarcastically said by Premier Lavrenti Beria to Chairman of the PRC when he quoted Confucius at him.

    "Sir, we've been ordered-"
    "The orders are more like guidelines than actual rules."
     
  15. Heldenhammer For Are We Not All Sigmar's Heirs?

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    The words spoken by Captain Adolf Hitler on the day before the 4th Battle of Paris. Thrown into the meat grinder yet again, the German forces in the area suffered huge loses to Entente forces. Captain Hitler managed to lead his troops in a relatively bloodless assault upon a French trenchline in the north near Cregy, which he managed to seize. However, judging that an assault on the their main objective, the local university, would be too costly, Hitler held his troops back and awaited reinforcements. Later courtmartialed and sentenced to life in prison, this would be the last straw for the local German troops, who would surrender en masse to the Entente and lead to the Chirstmas Mutiny of 1917. The Mutiny would become the first battle in the brief German Civil War, which would further lead to the collapse of the German Empire and the rise of a democratic German state.

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    Comment made by the Canadian amputee athlete and cancer survivor Terry Fox during a CBC interview on his experience running in the 2009 La Rochelle Marathon in France vs. the 2008 Tokyo Marathon in Japan. Mr. Fox found the weather in France more agreeable for the jog.

    King Mufasa: “Everything exists together in a delicate balance. Kings are burdened with maintaining that balance. We respect all creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope. Yes, we lions eat antelopes — but let me explain. When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelopes eat the grass. And so we are all connnected in the great Circle of Life.”

    Adeben* the Antelope: “I mean... thanks for the grass I guess — I do LOVE grass. But it turns out that when antelopes die we ALSO turn into grass. So... you don’t even have to hunt and eat me! That’s fine. Seriously, don’t worry about the grass!”


    * - not an actual character from the Disney canon.
     
  17. Dominic Harvey Well-Known Member

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    An interview between a slave and a slave owner in Boer Vrystaat in 1930 debating abolition using African metaphors.

    "The jew is immunized against all dangers one may call him a scoundrel, parasite, swindler, profiteer, it all runs of him like water off a raincoat. But say "love that chicken from popeye's" and you will be astonished at how he recoils, how injured he is, how he suddenly shrinks back: 'I've been found out."
     
  18. Bookmark1995 Bookmark95 Reborn!

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    Joke by Hashemite Comedian Bobby Al-Aman in 1986. Al-Aman was infamous for his use of stereotypes, insulting everyone from Armenian to Zoroastrian. Despite his provocative and anti-Semitic humor, he was a staunch supporter of Jewish rights within the Hashemite Empire. He was assassinated in 1993 by a crazed Muslim extremist.

    "A Negro free state, they say, will guarantee rights for the Negro. By forcing us onto our reservation, they say we can live in peace. But to me, that would be the final proof that in America, all men are not equal."
     
  19. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    Chief of the Apache tribe and "the first Marxist", Living Nature, when President Abraham Lincoln forced the Apache into a reservation in eastern Arizona. This drove the Apache first into the hands of the CSA and, when Marxist urpisings shattered the young nation in 1881-5, into the hands of the Marxists. Though Chief Living Nature would not live to see the creation of the first Communist state on Earth, native Americans and African-Americans were treated well in the Union of Socialist Free States (USFS) and they would be a good example for many socialist revolutions in Europe.

    "Something is rotten in the state of Absaroka"
     
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    The title of a famous New York Times editorial, detailing the sentiments of the local population of the proposed state of Absaroka in 1940, just prior to the short-lived outbreak of hostilities between the supporters of the new state, and the state militias of South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. The conflict ended when President Wallace refused to recognize the new state and ordered Federal Troops to put down the revolt. The short lived Absaroka Revolt has been seared into the local culture and, to a lesser extent, that of the United States - a number of movies have been made about the incident over the course of the past 80 years. Some of these, such as John Ford's "Absaroka" paint sympathetic depictions of the rebels, while others, most notably William A. Lincoln's recent "One Step Too Far" instead see the rebels as the forerunners of modern day Alt Right ideologues.

    "I May Forget, But I'll Never Forgive!"