Explain the AH Quote

In a world where the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand only led to the Third Balkan War (and Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Albania partitioning Serbia), the Great War is instead started with an Austrian invasion of Germany in 1940. As of 1941, the Central Powers (mainly France, Austria-Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria, and Spain) is on the upper hand, with the Imperial League (mainly the UK, Germany, Russia, Italy, Portugal, and Romania) facing partisans from ethnic minorities.

The excerpt above is taken from Kaiser Wilhelm III's public address on 8 May, 1941, calling for the Imperial League's unity against advancing French and Austrian troops.

When eventually the war ended in 1947, it was a pyrrhic victory on the Imperial Powers, with the true victor's being minority partisans in Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, France, and Spain.

"After two devastating world wars, and a complete American strawman on Germany, all we accomplished are the following:
1. We reignited German nationalism, despite hacking up the nation in 1960.
2. In the eyes of the rest of the world, with the exception of Eastern Europe, Anti-racist has devolved into the Anglosphere's dogwhistle for Anti-Germany.
What happened in Frankfurt, Vienna, Berlin, Stettin, Hamburg, and Düsseldorf only solidified this view. If we don't change, the world will start portraying Germans as the victims, and World War Three will be our swan song. Mark my words, President [Mike] Huckabee." - Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense
The Secretary of Defense's analysis of America's geopolitical decline following the Allied victory over Germany. Although the Soviets had lost, the Nazis had been unable to carry out much of the Slavic ethnic cleansing, and the hamfisted policies of the occupational Allied forces, caused by the lack of a Soviet bogeyman, strengthened the world's bad opinion of them, especially in the ex-colonies.

"These damned potatoes have become too uppity. Put them in the ground, where they belong!"
 
"These damned potatoes have become too uppity. Put them in the ground, where they belong!"
In a TL where Sweden became a much greater power by holding onto its colonies longer and established new ones, one general spoke this in regards to the people of Alquria, referring to their people as Potatoes, coming from a type of primate native to the area.

"The Spanish's extermination of the haida and the salish peoples was a terrible chapter in all of man's history, but for rest of the indigenous peoples of the continent and their sacred religions, it would eventually bring great fortune (if at the cost of Europe's own)."
 
In a TL where Sweden became a much greater power by holding onto its colonies longer and established new ones, one general spoke this in regards to the people of Alquria, referring to their people as Potatoes, coming from a type of primate native to the area.

"The Spanish's extermination of the haida and the salish peoples was a terrible chapter in all of man's history, but for rest of the indigenous peoples of the continent and their sacred religions, it would eventually bring great fortune (if at the cost of Europe's own)."
A history book for 3rd graders explaining the Northwest Massacre. The spanish took the northwestern portion of the North American continent after the 7 years war, and after a revolt by local natives Spain endorsed total ethnic cleansing in a way similar to the british. France, however, in this TL, retained a basis on the north american continent and invested in native powers that eventually broke the spanish empire. Though this limited the silver trade with Europe.

"My friends, our reign had brought eternal glory to France! From Catalonia, to Amsterdam; from Brittany to Milan, there is one banner- FRANCE. Quebec, Louisiana, Algiers, Korea, Mozambique and Madagascar- all under Gaul. Vive La France!" Louis XVI Bourbon
 
"My friends, our reign had brought eternal glory to France! From Catalonia, to Amsterdam; from Brittany to Milan, there is one banner- FRANCE. Quebec, Louisiana, Algiers, Korea, Mozambique and Madagascar- all under Gaul. Vive La France!" Louis XVI Bourbon
The French king Louis XVI personally describing the country's imperial clout before a special session of the Royal Council in the Tulieres Palace, with Charles de Gaule as Prime Minister, 1962.






"アリエス…天翔る金色の牡羊。その星の運命(さだめ)…愛のためなら死ぬ事さえも喜び。見極めてみたい、そんな愛を…、。"

"Aries... amagakeru kin'iro no osu hitsuji. Sono hoshi no unmei (sadame)… ai no tamenara shinu koto sae mo yorokobi. Mikiwamete mitai, son'na ai o…."

("Aries... A golden ram in the sky. The fate of the star... I am delighted to die for love. Such a love to look over...")
 
The French king Louis XVI personally describing the country's imperial clout before a special session of the Royal Council in the Tulieres Palace, with Charles de Gaule as Prime Minister, 1962.






"アリエス…天翔る金色の牡羊。その星の運命(さだめ)…愛のためなら死ぬ事さえも喜び。見極めてみたい、そんな愛を…、。"

"Aries... amagakeru kin'iro no osu hitsuji. Sono hoshi no unmei (sadame)… ai no tamenara shinu koto sae mo yorokobi. Mikiwamete mitai, son'na ai o…."

("Aries... A golden ram in the sky. The fate of the star... I am delighted to die for love. Such a love to look over...")
An excerpt from the poem Aries, written in 1843.

The great Qing Empire, masters of China and the lands beyond, has bested the British in three wars, and yet they still have the gall to challenge us. I want to say to Queen Victoria: "How many times will I have to teach you this lesson, old woman?!"
 
An excerpt from the poem Aries, written in 1843.

The great Qing Empire, masters of China and the lands beyond, has bested the British in three wars, and yet they still have the gall to challenge us. I want to say to Queen Victoria: "How many times will I have to teach you this lesson, old woman?!"
The Tongzhi Emperor's response when he heard of Queen Victoria's declaration of the Third Opium War.

"To be bested by a fool, nay, by a madman is quite irritating to think about."
 
“You are a Saucy Boy, Mr President.”
A quote by Jim Gallahand, Presidential Chief of Staff to President John McHellory in 2005. After McHellory gave his annual State of the Confederation speech to the Union Parliament McHellory went into a back room unknowingly taking back a live mic that was still on him. The mic then recorded and broadcast McHellory and Gallahand flirting with each other and even starting to kiss before an aide was able to open the door and tell them the mic was still live. The resulting scandal brought McHellory's career to a premature and explosive end as McHellory ran and won under the ultra-conservative Union Rights Party who released a damning statement 12 hours after the broadcast calling McHellory a "demon in sheeps clothing" and an "abomination before God and Man alike". While McHellory gained support from the liberal and centrist parties in Parliament after the Grey Wave of the early 2000 they were in the minority with all 12 of them only having a combined 126 of 600 Parliamentary seats. With his administration torpedoed just after it began, his wife Karen leaving starting a five year long messy divorce and an ever growing legion of protesters outside the Presidential Mansion, McHellory announced his resignation as President just two weeks into his term with his VP Jason Bertham taking over to organize emergency elections in the summer of 2005. After the scandal Hellory and Gallahand fled to the Central African State where gay marriage is legal and live happily married in Wilhelmstadt

"If I had Hitler, you and me in a room and three bullets, I would shoot myself three times. Like any patriotic American."
 
A quote by Jim Gallahand, Presidential Chief of Staff to President John McHellory in 2005. After McHellory gave his annual State of the Confederation speech to the Union Parliament McHellory went into a back room unknowingly taking back a live mic that was still on him. The mic then recorded and broadcast McHellory and Gallahand flirting with each other and even starting to kiss before an aide was able to open the door and tell them the mic was still live. The resulting scandal brought McHellory's career to a premature and explosive end as McHellory ran and won under the ultra-conservative Union Rights Party who released a damning statement 12 hours after the broadcast calling McHellory a "demon in sheeps clothing" and an "abomination before God and Man alike". While McHellory gained support from the liberal and centrist parties in Parliament after the Grey Wave of the early 2000 they were in the minority with all 12 of them only having a combined 126 of 600 Parliamentary seats. With his administration torpedoed just after it began, his wife Karen leaving starting a five year long messy divorce and an ever growing legion of protesters outside the Presidential Mansion, McHellory announced his resignation as President just two weeks into his term with his VP Jason Bertham taking over to organize emergency elections in the summer of 2005. After the scandal Hellory and Gallahand fled to the Central African State where gay marriage is legal and live happily married in Wilhelmstadt

"If I had Hitler, you and me in a room and three bullets, I would shoot myself three times. Like any patriotic American."
An excerpt from the script of the film Oswald, which was schduled to begin shooting in 1967 but was cancelled due to a lack of funding.

"Conquering Poland is easy, but trying to keep the country subjugated is harder than chewing a concrete toffee." Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia (1924 - 1946)
 
"Conquering Poland is easy, but trying to keep the country subjugated is harder than chewing a concrete toffee." Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia (1924 - 1946)
Tsar Nicholas II explains to his cabinet his justification for giving Poland independence. Not that it stopped Leon Trotsky from winning the Russian Civil War.

"When the idea of making Rosalina a relative of Peach came about, the original idea was to make them sisters. That is until someone pointed out that Prince Cream, Peach's brother, being younger would require their mother to be around for longer. So that's why we just made Rosalina the mother herself."
- Yoshiaki Koizumi
 
Tsar Nicholas II explains to his cabinet his justification for giving Poland independence. Not that it stopped Leon Trotsky from winning the Russian Civil War.

"When the idea of making Rosalina a relative of Peach came about, the original idea was to make them sisters. That is until someone pointed out that Prince Cream, Peach's brother, being younger would require their mother to be around for longer. So that's why we just made Rosalina the mother herself."
- Yoshiaki Koizumi
In an interview, the Nintendo employee Koizumi explained the Super Mario royal family tree, and the origin of Rosalina. This was found in an interview and later placed in the "Art of Super Mario Galaxy" book.

So bad was the French Army and government in the last few wars that the term "as incompetent as a French General" became commonplace, regardless of whether the term was actually justified. Not all the French generals would be terrible, but their side kept losing battles and eventually, wars. It came to a head where the French lost almost all the battles and a war with it, probably due to bad tactics; France became a laughingstock in military history.
 
In an interview, the Nintendo employee Koizumi explained the Super Mario royal family tree, and the origin of Rosalina. This was found in an interview and later placed in the "Art of Super Mario Galaxy" book.

So bad was the French Army and government in the last few wars that the term "as incompetent as a French General" became commonplace, regardless of whether the term was actually justified. Not all the French generals would be terrible, but their side kept losing battles and eventually, wars. It came to a head where the French lost almost all the battles and a war with it, probably due to bad tactics; France became a laughingstock in military history.
An except from the Wikipedia article on France’s military history.

Further expanding on its conquests in the south, Indonesian forces have seized Sydney and the Australian capital Canberra. Local defenders were forced to retreat across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to new positions on Observatory Hill, but attempts to demolish the bridge were thwarted by advancing Indonesian forces, who then pushed on to take Canberra.

The Indonesian war flag can now be seen hanging from the Parliament House in Canberra, which serves as the headquarters of the area's new military administration, and the Indonesian military police are maintaining a watchful eye on the streets.
 
Further expanding on its conquests in the south, Indonesian forces have seized Sydney and the Australian capital Canberra. Local defenders were forced to retreat across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to new positions on Observatory Hill, but attempts to demolish the bridge were thwarted by advancing Indonesian forces, who then pushed on to take Canberra.

The Indonesian war flag can now be seen hanging from the Parliament House in Canberra, which serves as the headquarters of the area's new military administration, and the Indonesian military police are maintaining a watchful eye on the streets.
News reports from Australian TV stations during the Sahul War. By the end of the month since the broadcast, Australian forces have retreated to a defense line covering Victoria, Tasmania, and most of South Australia.

"Because of the genocidal tactics the Papacy had dealt to the Cathars and other heretics, by the time the Ottomans razed Rome, nobody came to assist the Papal States. In fact, Europe came under an era of the Seven Nation Axis, forged by a series of treaties between Warsaw, Constantinople, Regensburg, Buda, Toulouse, Stockholm, and London. Spain and Portugal simply stayed out of all conflicts during that period, focusing on exploring west."
 
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"Because of the genocidal tactics the Papacy had dealt to the Cathars and other heretics, by the time the Ottomans razed Rome, nobody came to assist the Papal States. In fact, Europe came under an era of the Seven Nation Axis, forged by a series of treaties between Warsaw, Constantinople, Regensburg, Buda, Toulouse, Stockholm, and London. Spain and Portugal simply stayed out of all conflicts during that period, focusing on exploring west."
An excerpt from Fomenko's New Chronology, describing the conquest of Yoros Castle (identified by Fomenko as Rome [as well as Jerusalem and Troy]) and the decline of the "Russian Horde" as western Europe alligned against it.

"I have 300,000 men from six nations in Norway, and with the fall of Libya I have 120,000 men ear marked for Greece. It's not a stable frontline in France, sure, but if wheelchair-boy calls these efforts peripheral one more time I'll advise the Dutch to resume oil sales to the Japanese!"
 
An excerpt from Fomenko's New Chronology, describing the conquest of Yoros Castle (identified by Fomenko as Rome [as well as Jerusalem and Troy]) and the decline of the "Russian Horde" as western Europe alligned against it.

"I have 300,000 men from six nations in Norway, and with the fall of Libya I have 120,000 men ear marked for Greece. It's not a stable frontline in France, sure, but if wheelchair-boy calls these efforts peripheral one more time I'll advise the Dutch to resume oil sales to the Japanese!"
Reportedly uttered by someone in an insame asylum in 1985.

"The Europeans laughed at our spears and shields. 'You'll never defeat our guns!' they said. WELL WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?" - King Mopokondo of the Ghana Empire to the population of occupied London.
 
Reportedly uttered by someone in an insame asylum in 1985.

"The Europeans laughed at our spears and shields. 'You'll never defeat our guns!' they said. WELL WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?" - King Mopokondo of the Ghana Empire to the population of occupied London.
London was an American colony named for the Lon river in Ghana. However, American settlement was sparse and they managed to make the europeans look tolerant with how racist they were. Ghana didn't care enough to distinguish between American and European settlements. When war broke out, the unprepared Americans with few guns were quickly overwhelmed by the actual tacticians of the empire.

"Vive La Espana!" George Washington, 1802
 
"Vive La Espana!" George Washington, 1802
USC diplomat George Washington spoke this while joining Jespanian people in the Nautl colony of Docatlia [ATL western Cuba] in an apparent coup against the spainards (really an attempt to gain exclusive trading rights for the USC).

"I hear you've killed so many injuns, they [the Navajo and Caddo] say you're a boogeyman king who kills naughty children in the heat of the night!"
"True, but why do you say that like it's a good thing?"
 
"I hear you've killed so many injuns, they [the Navajo and Caddo] say you're a boogeyman king who kills naughty children in the heat of the night!"
"True, but why do you say that like it's a good thing?"
An exchange from the 1991 film Broken Brain, written by Sherman Alexie and directed by George Lucas.

"It is my opinion that, having come to recognize the dehumanizing nature inherent to slavery, it is only right for Britain to support the Union against both the Confederacy and the Empire of Spain."
- Queen Victoria
 
An exchange from the 1991 film Broken Brain, written by Sherman Alexie and directed by George Lucas.

"It is my opinion that, having come to recognize the dehumanizing nature inherent to slavery, it is only right for Britain to support the Union against both the Confederacy and the Empire of Spain."
- Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria justifying the British intervention in the US Civil War.

“With their defeat of the Soviet military at Smolensk, NATO believed the Third World War had been won. However, in their zeal to bring democracy to the massive communist nation, they had forgotten the one great rule of Russian warfare: Never March on Moscow.”
 
Queen Victoria justifying the British intervention in the US Civil War.

“With their defeat of the Soviet military at Smolensk, NATO believed the Third World War had been won. However, in their zeal to bring democracy to the massive communist nation, they had forgotten the one great rule of Russian warfare: Never March on Moscow.”
An excerpt from the book, 'A third time' by famous historian Martin Gilbert recounting the allied march on Moscow which turned into a battle similar to the battle of stalingrad during the second world war. After months of fighting the allies were thrown out of the city during the onset of winter.

Bounty hunting is a complicated business, don't you agree? - Heinrich Himmler
 
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