Explain the AH Quote

"So you're a small town of 290 in Iowa suffering from two things: economic malaise and a recent shooting that has killed five and hurt at least eighteen motivated by right-wing nutcases. Do you:
A: Hold a funeral before investing in infrastructure and police ensuring this couldn't happen again?
B: Invest in tourism?
C: Appeal to neo-nazis, klansmen, and any other right-wing twit to get their money from them coming into town and pretty much worshipping the perps who killed those five people, turning your town into a Nazi Mecca?"
Part of a social commentary about small Midwestern cities and towns. In this case, Lester, Iowa after a church shooting. The commentary on said city continued by saying that the city government of Lester, IA came up with a weird fusion of all of the above. A funeral was held, and tourism was invested on, but it came from notorious right-wing resources.

"Mr. President, I'm afraid that the news reports are correct. There is... what can only be called a portal to hell where Washington D.C. used to be. And... something is coming through."
Part of an exchange in Ring of Fire, a horror film about portals to hell suddenly manifesting across the world.

"Do those idiots have any idea why we couldn't expand into California like we wanted?"
"But we did."
"We're limited by the Mokelumne River. We got literally nothing other than the Texan claims, plus the territories north of the 38th parallel. Useless land, I say! Useless!"
 
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"Do those idiots have any idea why we couldn't expand into California like we wanted?"
"But we did."
"We're limited by the Mokelumne River. We got literally nothing other than the Texan claims, plus the territories north of the 38th parallel. Useless land, I say! Useless!"
A quote from a play mocking Lord Palmerston for his opposition to annexing California, set weeks before the discovery of gold there.

Steam, Mr. Watson. Steam will reveal to us the truth.
 
Steam, Mr. Watson. Steam will reveal to us the truth.
British scientist Sherlock Moriarty to his assistant John Watson, minutes before the explosion that destroyed half of the Royal British Research Institute, killing a hundred people. This episode put an end to research on steam powered engines.

"Come on, you have to be joking! A little girl can't possibly have done all this by herself!"
 
"Come on, you have to be joking! A little girl can't possibly have done all this by herself!"
A prosecuting attorney when told that a 5-year old girl murdered her parents, 3 older siblings and baby brother on the Luna Colony in 2137. The girl was practically born with deep psychosis due to the experimental prenatal drugs used on the mother (without her knowledge), which led to a major investigation of the company that developed it, the drug approval agencies, the doctor that birthed her and a number of other involved persons and organizations.

"The enemy is at the gates, Your majesty. But for the low, low, low price of $14.99 once a month for twelve months, you can make them leave."
 
A prosecuting attorney when told that a 5-year old girl murdered her parents, 3 older siblings and baby brother on the Luna Colony in 2137. The girl was practically born with deep psychosis due to the experimental prenatal drugs used on the mother (without her knowledge), which led to a major investigation of the company that developed it, the drug approval agencies, the doctor that birthed her and a number of other involved persons and organizations.

"The enemy is at the gates, Your majesty. But for the low, low, low price of $14.99 once a month for twelve months, you can make them leave."
An advertisement on the popular historical roleplaying game Stone and Steel, developed in 2004.

Iskandar, the agent of the Lie! Iskandar, the source of all evil! Iskander, the accursed one, the Dahaka in man-shape come to destroy us once more! His armies of Yaunas have come on the gates of Parsa, with the help of his Arab allies! Defend Parsa to the last, men, so that we may repel Iskandar and uphold the Truth, so that we may join Ahura Mazda in the House of Best Purpose!
 
Iskandar, the agent of the Lie! Iskandar, the source of all evil! Iskander, the accursed one, the Dahaka in man-shape come to destroy us once more! His armies of Yaunas have come on the gates of Parsa, with the help of his Arab allies! Defend Parsa to the last, men, so that we may repel Iskandar and uphold the Truth, so that we may join Ahura Mazda in the House of Best Purpose!
Samir, a Zoroastrian soldier, rallies the remaining Zoroastrians to defend the city of Parsa, a refuge for the Zoroastrians, to fight back against the regent Persian prince who wanted to forcibly Islamize the remnants of Zoroastrianiasm.

"They finally produced a movie based on my memoir. When I finished watching it on the summer of 1976, I was sick, horribly numb from the film. It's an appalling film full of hate. Those depraved filmmakers, they wrote things insulting to my father who was executed by the NKVD, and made my traumatizing experiences at Vorkutlag camp 'love corner' as a something titillating and glamorous. Whenever horrible things happen, people refuse to look at it and cover the horrors like baby shoes. I'm still heavily distressed over the proliferation of cheap pulp paperbacks trying to profit off the agony of the people victimized by Stalinists." - Roza Hardmuth
 
Samir, a Zoroastrian soldier, rallies the remaining Zoroastrians to defend the city of Parsa, a refuge for the Zoroastrians, to fight back against the regent Persian prince who wanted to forcibly Islamize the remnants of Zoroastrianiasm.

"They finally produced a movie based on my memoir. When I finished watching it on the summer of 1976, I was sick, horribly numb from the film. It's an appalling film full of hate. Those depraved filmmakers, they wrote things insulting to my father who was executed by the NKVD, and made my traumatizing experiences at Vorkutlag camp 'love corner' as a something titillating and glamorous. Whenever horrible things happen, people refuse to look at it and cover the horrors like baby shoes. I'm still heavily distressed over the proliferation of cheap pulp paperbacks trying to profit off the agony of the people victimized by Stalinists." - Roza Hardmuth
Roza critisising the film "Soviet Struggle", created by a group of Stalinist apologists in late 1975.

The Bosniaks did not just roll over like the Serbs and Croats did - they fought ferociously, which meant that Nazi control over Bosnia and Herzegovina was only theoretical at best.
 
The Bosniaks did not just roll over like the Serbs and Croats did - they fought ferociously, which meant that Nazi control over Bosnia and Herzegovina was only theoretical at best.
A British intelligence report to Prime Minister Winston Churchill detailing the situation of Nazi Controlled Balkans in the 1940s and 1941.

"The Left decry of me being a monarchist, and the right and center decry of me being a far leftist. I say why not both? Glory to the Revolution and the Tsar Comrades!" - Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
 
The Bosniaks did not just roll over like the Serbs and Croats did - they fought ferociously, which meant that Nazi control over Bosnia and Herzegovina was only theoretical at best.
A quote from the Podcast A History of the Balkans, Episode 831, covering the 4th Balkan War, fought from 1947 to 1951, between Nazi Germany and the Ottoman Empire for control of the Balkans (with a sideshow of France and Italy fighting on the side of the Nazis and Ottomans respectively, but mostly bogged down in the Alps and in the African deserts)

My Lord! Be careful when you go in there - there are foul things man was never meant to know... and I assure you, some of them reside within that room.
 
"The Left decry of me being a monarchist, and the right and center decry of me being a far leftist. I say why not both? Glory to the Revolution and the Tsar Comrades!" - Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
Prime Minister Ulyanov of the Russian Empire following his election and establishing the Imperial Union. The state would lead to a revoluton in Germany, the British Empire and Japan establishing monarcho-socialist regimes across the world.
I care not for the King in Bavaria or the Kaiser in Austria I care for the German Volk and the German Volk want freedom and union under the Reichsflagge. Ein Reich! Ein Volk! Ein Kaiser!
 
I making these be in the same universe.
"The Left decry of me being a monarchist, and the right and center decry of me being a far leftist. I say why not both? Glory to the Revolution and the Tsar Comrades!" - Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
My Lord! Be careful when you go in there - there are foul things man was never meant to know... and I assure you, some of them reside within that room.
Lines from the 1993 Sci-Fi Noire film. Siberian Specters. The film, set during a dramatized retelling of the Russian civil war focused on a group of revolutionaries who discover an ancient chamber during a battle with royalist forces in the Ural mountains. The chamber in question was filled to the brim with ancient texts detailing decrepit creatures and unfathomable horrors. The main antagonist, Ulyanov, seeks to use these forces to conquer Russia as a "People's Tsar." The film would be met with mixed reviews, with many decrying it for its over-the-top effects and fairly generic plot, though the movie itself would gain a small cult following, though would receive the most fame when it would be used as the basis for a line of top-down rpgs released in the mid 2010s.

"To call those men monsters would be an understatement, hell, to even call them men is an insult to humanity. Those people are monsters, willingly blinded by the lies and slander of those fascists in Beijing, warped into killing machines incapable of anything resembling mercy."
 
"To call those men monsters would be an understatement, hell, to even call them men is an insult to humanity. Those people are monsters, willingly blinded by the lies and slander of those fascists in Beijing, warped into killing machines incapable of anything resembling mercy."
General Mahatma Ghandi during World War II, when rallying his troops in defense of Dacca (1943), on the Bengal Front. China, led by a fascist dictatorship under Wang Jingwei.Jingwei's regime was known for it's brutality on the battlefield - as seen when the Chinese invaded Korea in 1940, slaughtering Japanese Soldiers and Civilians alike, and being none to gentle with the Koreans either.

In the end, the inability of the Chinese to invade the Japanese Home Islands, and the bogging down of the war in Bengal, would lead to a stalling of the war in the East until 1947, when Winston Churchill ordered the atomic bombing of Nanjing and Shanghai to force China to the negotiating table.

Roll the dice and see what your fate is. Step right up and see what destiny has in store for you! It won't cost much, just a tiny piece of your immortal soul.
 
Roll the dice and see what your fate is. Step right up and see what destiny has in store for you! It won't cost much, just a tiny piece of your immortal soul.
Spanish-born Protestant satirist Tomas del Verde mocking the church's use of indulgences in the guise of a catholic priest looking like Satan, 1585.

"If you don't want your sons to fall down a slippery slope, don't carelessly spill stuff beforehand."
 
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Spanish-born Protestant satirist Tomas del Verde mocking the church's use of indulgences in the guise of a catholic priest looking like Satan, 1585.

"If you don't want your sons to fall down a slippery slope, don't carelessly spill stuff beforehand."
A criticism of the British Prime Minister, Lord Blackwood, to the King of England and Scotland, James V, about the North American dominions.
James V constantly pressured the Anglo-Saxon states of America to protect their territories themselves from the Collectivist Republic of Louisiana. But at the same time he nipped in the bud the military modernization of the dominions and constantly gave in to the Baton Rouge government. Thus, the borders of the dominions were pushed back east of the Appalachians in 1912 before finally falling one by one in the face of General Sorel's " Guerre éclaire ".

"My pain is that of the Empire itself! How can you believe that I don't suffer with my people? »

(hoping this time not to be forgotten).
 
"My pain is that of the Empire itself! How can you believe that I don't suffer with my people? »
Roman Emperor Caligula in 41 C.E., during a famine. The Emperor, already known for his charity and benevolence, famously refused to eat more than one loaf of bread and one piece of fruit per day - as well as drink only well watered, cheap wine - during a famine after a plague of locusts ruined the Egyptian harvest that year. While still more than what some of the poorest citizens got, it was quite the step down from his previous lavish feasts, and he spent the savings from his personal household on food relief for the poor of the city and the rest of Italy as best he could.

The Danes have crossed the Danube and march towards us. If we falter, all of Croatia falls with us. But if we can just hold out a little longer... the Greeks will come. They must.
 
The Danes have crossed the Danube and march towards us. If we falter, all of Croatia falls with us. But if we can just hold out a little longer... the Greeks will come. They must.
A line reportedly said by a Croatian (a former province of the Eastern Roman Empire) Soldier, referring to the several Danish raids on the Adriatic. The Greeks would not come, however, due to the concurring Anatolian Raids, where the Magyars successfully established the Sultanate of Rum later that year.

Just as my father and his father did before me, I will do what my family does best... RUN AWAY!
 
A line reportedly said by a Croatian (a former province of the Eastern Roman Empire) Soldier, referring to the several Danish raids on the Adriatic. The Greeks would not come, however, due to the concurring Anatolian Raids, where the Magyars successfully established the Sultanate of Rum later that year.

Just as my father and his father did before me, I will do what my family does best... RUN AWAY!
Duke Edward of Mercia in 1123, at the Battle of York. The Mercian ruling family had, for the last four generations, made a habit of fleeing battles, switching sides and sucking up to whoever was winning. Edward had spent his life seeming to fight against this reputation, proving his word was his bond in many instances... until the Scots invaded the Kingdom of Northumbria and at the Battle of York, Edward fled the superior scottish numbers the moment the battle started to turn.

I am the King! And the King can have all the chocolate he likes! GET ME A DIFFERENT DOCTOR!
 
I am the King! And the King can have all the chocolate he likes! GET ME A DIFFERENT DOCTOR!
King Charles V after gaining an addiction to a new solid form of chocolate, mixed with sugar, and subsequently becoming diabetic, squandering the finances of the state, and failing in his administrative duties. His reign would be marked by the success of the French in Italy, the loss of the imperial throne, and the failure of colonial projects in South America.
Those fucking fools! How could the Navy be this insane! Launching fucking plague on the Americans and not expecting complete and total retaliation! If Pearl Harbor pissed them off, imagine what will happen now! Japan will not even be a country anymore once they've got their revenge!
 
Those fucking fools! How could the Navy be this insane! Launching fucking plague on the Americans and not expecting complete and total retaliation! If Pearl Harbor pissed them off, imagine what will happen now! Japan will not even be a country anymore once they've got their revenge!
Adolf Hitler in 1943, after the Japanese unleashed special bioweapons and engineered plagues on the Americans on several islands being contested, as well as across the Phillipines. Millions would die from the plagues as they began to spread out of control, on the mainland and in Japan itself, by 1949. America would get their revenge after nuking Kyoto, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In the end, Japan was broken up into two rather artificially defined nations, both puppets of the US. With American forces right there, the Chinese Civil War, which stretched until 1953, ends in favor of the KMT, and the Korean War (1955-1958) was much, much bloodier, but ended in a victory for South Korea and a unification of the Penninsula.

However, this pacific-focused effort by the US saw the entire Balkans (including Greece) fall into the Soviet Orbit, and Turkey, while remaining nominally democratic and capitalist, was forced into alliance with the USSR.

This is the ultimate weapon, Mr. President. Cleaner than a nuke, with less political and diplomatic fallout. No one will be able to prove that the French Republic destroyed Moscow.
 
This is the ultimate weapon, Mr. President. Cleaner than a nuke, with less political and diplomatic fallout. No one will be able to prove that the French Republic destroyed Moscow.
CNES Administrador Pierre Auger to President Georges Pompidou in 1963, introducing a weapons system known as the Lunar Propulsion System, capable of launching artificial meteors up to 40 meters in diameter.
As France was the only spacefaring power back then, most other countries were unaware of their developments. President Pompidou opted to test the weapons system on the then-rebelling provinces in Algeria, using a 15-meter meteorite on the outskirts of Constantine in 1965.
Unfortunately for the French, their attempt to destroy Moscow in 1966 resulted in a misfire, the 25-meter meteorite hitting Obninsk, Kaluga Oblast instead. Fortunately however, France managed to prevent the incidents from having any political fallout until 2016.

"We've won the war. But it's not worth all the bloodshed."
"It is worth all the blood spilled. We've returned justice for the Bulgarians, to the Greeks."
"No, we have created an eternal enmity. Nothing they did - not even genocide - justified the Atomic Bombings of Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Larissa, and Heraklion. We destroyed Greece as a nation."
"But didn't they deserve it?"
"There were more Greeks than Bulgarians before the war. Now they barely number half as many as the surviving Bulgarian population. Tell me that is fair at all."
 
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