Explain the AH Quote

"Such is the beauty of nuclear weapons. Without it, we couldn't have made the Qattara Depression an oasis in Egypt."
Said after the Qattara depression was bombed low enough for seawater to filter through the sand, and getting inflow from the sea. Due to the filtering from the sand, the Qattara depression would become a large freshwater lake with many offshoots. This would eventually be what saved Egypts as a nation as Ethiopia was damming up the Nile. Later on, a new capital would be established there.

"Oh how the mighty have fallen, oh how the low has risen, over all the broken flood banks. "
 
"Oh how the mighty have fallen, oh how the low has risen, over all the broken flood banks. "
A poetic line regarding an epic play by Shakespeare that reimagined Noah's Ark happening in his time. It was over the follies of not being prepared emergancies and the how the squabbles of humanity seemed trite in the face of overwhelming nature.

"Carthage cut its losses with Rome and expanded westward into Hispania. Unsrprisingly, the Goths and Vandals would assimilate into them."
 
"Carthage cut its losses with Rome and expanded westward into Hispania. Unsurprisingly, the Goths and Vandals would assimilate into them."
A footnote written by a 17th century scholar about the expansion of the Carthaginian Empire into Hispania. The Goths and Vandals who later visited Hispania easily assimilated into Carthaginian society, providing a plethora of cultural contributions in society.

"We've bombed more people than Churchill and Roosevelt combined."
 
"We've bombed more people than Churchill and Roosevelt combined."
Official Press Release from Coca-Cola & LSD Incorporated in wake of Pepsi Poppers claims that it's new pharmacological products, the "Churchill" (as marketed in Europe (including U.K.) and across the former Commonwealth) and "Roosevelt" (as marketed in the rest of the world) were 12% more potent than the Coca-Cola's original flavor (which famously had never been altered from its original recipe).

He was a great man of passionate integrity and humanity, and a great reformer committed to modernising the law, while also caring deeply for chickens.
 
He was a great man of passionate integrity and humanity, and a great reformer committed to modernising the law, while also caring deeply for chickens.
A tribute to the late Chancellor Heinrich Himmler of the United Baltic Duchy. Once a chicken farmer, Himmler's reign marks a period of prosperity and increased mutually beneficial cooperation with Germany while keeping the Soviet Union in checks

No matter what happens next, don't be too hard on yourself. Even now, after all you've done, you can still go home. Lucky you.
 
No matter what happens next, don't be too hard on yourself. Even now, after all you've done, you can still go home. Lucky you.
Napoleon Bonaparte II to his men after surrendering at the Battle of the Marne in 1854. The peace terms allowed his soldiers to return to France and to civilian life, but his abdication and exile were required by the Anglo-Prussian Alliance that defeated France in the Five Years War. France would be carved up, with some territory going to Belgium and Prussia, Brittany becoming an independent puppet of Britain, the north of France being turned into a Kingdom of Normandy led by a restored Bourbon monarchy (and subject to the whims of the Prussians and British in economic affairs) and southern France forming into the Republic of Aquitaine.

Napoleon II would travel to the United States with his family, and his grandson, Emile Bonaparte, would become President of the United States in 1904, and led the Atlantic Pact (United States, Brazil, Argentina) and their ally Prussia to victory against the Anglo-Austrian Alliance in the Global War, which ended in 1910 with the dissolution of the United Kingdom and the creation of a German Empire led by Prussia.

My people! One hundred years ago today, your grandparents stood here and said to the British: No more! Never again! In that act of defiance, we won ourselves a nation. Now I ask you to make the same choice - the Chinese may not have come with soldiers, but they threaten to steal our nation from us all over again. Will you honor your grandparents, or will you slink off into the silence and shadows, throwing away all they sacrificed for?
 
Napoleon Bonaparte II to his men after surrendering at the Battle of the Marne in 1854. The peace terms allowed his soldiers to return to France and to civilian life, but his abdication and exile were required by the Anglo-Prussian Alliance that defeated France in the Five Years War. France would be carved up, with some territory going to Belgium and Prussia, Brittany becoming an independent puppet of Britain, the north of France being turned into a Kingdom of Normandy led by a restored Bourbon monarchy (and subject to the whims of the Prussians and British in economic affairs) and southern France forming into the Republic of Aquitaine.

Napoleon II would travel to the United States with his family, and his grandson, Emile Bonaparte, would become President of the United States in 1904, and led the Atlantic Pact (United States, Brazil, Argentina) and their ally Prussia to victory against the Anglo-Austrian Alliance in the Global War, which ended in 1910 with the dissolution of the United Kingdom and the creation of a German Empire led by Prussia.

My people! One hundred years ago today, your grandparents stood here and said to the British: No more! Never again! In that act of defiance, we won ourselves a nation. Now I ask you to make the same choice - the Chinese may not have come with soldiers, but they threaten to steal our nation from us all over again. Will you honor your grandparents, or will you slink off into the silence and shadows, throwing away all they sacrificed for?
Rahul Gandhi, to his voters in the Muslim state of Bangla, during the day of defiance, the day in which most of the Indian men in Dacca refused to be conscripted by the british, and instead, registered to be in the army of Indian liberation, to fight in the Anglo-Indian war.
Democracy, tolerance and Buddhism are the values that defined America and western civilization. We shall not let those values die.
 
Democracy, tolerance and Buddhism are the values that defined America and western civilization. We shall not let those values die.
Austria-Hungary was one of the few countries of western Eurasia to be Buddhist, based off close ties with the Tengrist Empire starting in the 1200's. It eventually became powerful enough to found colonies in the Caribbean. During the 1700's, this was spoken by a governor who believed in a now-discredited theory of Buddhism being more widespread in Antiquity.

"Two kings were at a theatre where a play was on. The play mocks both kings as being silly-looking and incompatent. After the play, one king orders the entire crew of it banished and forbids the play ever being played again, the other shugs and moves on to more pressing matters. Which king is the better one, then?"
 
Austria-Hungary was one of the few countries of western Eurasia to be Buddhist, based off close ties with the Tengrist Empire starting in the 1200's. It eventually became powerful enough to found colonies in the Caribbean. During the 1700's, this was spoken by a governor who believed in a now-discredited theory of Buddhism being more widespread in Antiquity.

"Two kings were at a theatre where a play was on. The play mocks both kings as being silly-looking and incompatent. After the play, one king orders the entire crew of it banished and forbids the play ever being played again, the other shugs and moves on to more pressing matters. Which king is the better one, then?"
- Joseph Stalin, to one of his Communist party comrades, after executing the entire crew of the movie vines of wrath.
We will build a big wall. And we will make them pay for it.
 
We will build a big wall. And we will make them pay for it.
General Secretary Walter Ulbricht in a speech to supporters during the 1962 German Elections. The speech advocated for what the press dubbed "The Western Wall" which meant various things to its various proponents with the only uniting feature with it facing the French Unitary Republic. Ulbricht however called for a legitimate wall, backed by fortifications stretching from the North Sea to the Swiss Confederacy. The Wall has had many detractors though. Free trade proponents say its obstruction of trade is unforgivable, economists decry its expensiveness both building and maintaining and some geopolitical analysts oppose isolating France, instead saying that interconnection with the democratic community could bring down the regime or force its democratization.

I cant do that. Can I do that? I cant do that.
 
I cant do that. Can I do that? I cant do that.
President Napoleon III of the Second French Republic, debating whether or not to declare himself Emperor in 1852. In the end, he decided not to and just stayed as President for Life.

I think everyone was so busy planning that nobody had time to think.
 
I think everyone was so busy planning that nobody had time to think.
Nikita Khrushchev remembers the USSR's simultaneous invasion of the Raj via Afghanistan, invasion of Japanese territory on the Asian continent, and attacking US bases in the North Pacific. Decisions which cost the USSR dearly, and dragged down their German allies with them.

"This is the kind of garbage that keeps me coming back to you, even when I'd rather leave you to your own fricking devices."
 
Nikita Khrushchev remembers the USSR's simultaneous invasion of the Raj via Afghanistan, invasion of Japanese territory on the Asian continent, and attacking US bases in the North Pacific. Decisions which cost the USSR dearly, and dragged down their German allies with them.

"This is the kind of garbage that keeps me coming back to you, even when I'd rather leave you to your own fricking devices."
Prime minister Pyotr Stolypin to the Russian Imperial Duma in 1942, at the beginning of his 3. tenure as prime minister. Having lead the modernization of Russia in the early 1900 century, Stolypin was dismised from his function by Tsar Nicholas II. with the support of the overwhelmingly millitarist Duma due to his opposition to involving Russia in WW1, he was first recalled following the catastrophic defeats against Central Powers, which lead to a communist uprising in Russia. Stolypin would provide the necessary leadership to the government forces, crushing the bolsheviks and restoring the Russian monarchy, though constitutional this time, while taking almost dictatorial powers for himself. Ruling untill 1932, he oversaw the resurgence of Russia, using clever diplomacy to divide the Central powers and retake central asia and parts of Caucases for Russia. In 1932, he was struck by serious illness, which allowed his rivals, and pro-democratic members of Duma to sideline him and then force him into retirement. Considered to be a finished man, Stolypin would retire for 10 years, waiting for the right moment to return. This would come in 1942, when, due to the mismanagment by previous governments, Russia found itself at war with Communist Germany, Imperial Japan and various fascist regimes in the Balkans and Asia minor. With the army nearing collapse and Russias allies having been spurned and antagonised by the previous government, Tsar Alexei II. recalled Stolypin. The 80 year old man then publicly chastised Duma for their incompetence, taking the most severe shots at those who previously removed him from power. In the end, the old politician would once again lead Russia to victory, dieing in 1948, mere days after returning to Moscow from the Luxembourg peace conference. His speach to the Duma remains one of the most popular speaches in history.

"It is truly dreadfull, how much that maniac Hitler hurt Germany. May he burn in the deepest pits of hell. To consider, that in the Great war, it took almost the entire world and 4 brutal years of conflict to bring us down, and now... now Germany has to sue for peace 2 months after beginning a conflict, having failed to defeat a hundred thousend mountain rats. It is a horrifying idea. The mere fact that Switzerland shall continue to exist is a horrifying idea!"
 
"It is truly dreadfull, how much that maniac Hitler hurt Germany. May he burn in the deepest pits of hell. To consider, that in the Great war, it took almost the entire world and 4 brutal years of conflict to bring us down, and now... now Germany has to sue for peace 2 months after beginning a conflict, having failed to defeat a hundred thousend mountain rats. It is a horrifying idea. The mere fact that Switzerland shall continue to exist is a horrifying idea!"

The discussion regarding over the happenstances of World War II and the failures of the Germans and Austrians regarding their ambitions. The mountain rats coment was a jab aimed toward the Swiss for maintaining away from the German and Austrian counterparts. Of course, this caused a backlash all around in regards to the failures of theirs. Switzerland would see Romansh become the new primary language.

Germany would split and under go a cultural revolution that many note is a reaction against Prussian influence. Hamburg would become the new capital of the German Republic with Low German becoming the preferred choice. Meanwhile, the growing cultural changes would see the southenr German states secede and merge with Austria under the new Sudria (a latinization of Sudreich) which, while under the monarchy, also had to deal with a faster rate of people becoming more irreligious, mantaining the High German speaking.

"The Poles' attempt of subjugating the other Western Slavs backfired; instead, the Hussite Church became massively popular and not just outside the Czechs, especially amongst Slovakia, Slovenia and Silesia and now the Poles are joining the Church."
 
"The Poles' attempt of subjugating the other Western Slavs backfired; instead, the Hussite Church became massively popular and not just outside the Czechs, especially amongst Slovakia, Slovenia and Silesia and now the Poles are joining the Church."
A quote from The Hussite Wars about the Hussite's struggle for recognition in the Reformation era HRE. This specific quote refers to the Polish Intervention when the Catholic ruler of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth invaded Bohemia, which had just been seized by Hussites after their victory at the Battle of White Mountain. While the Hussites were unable to stand up to the Poles they launched a effective guerilla campaign against them and managed to frame being a Hussite as being pro-Bohemian. This drew many more to the Hussite faith and even in surrounding areas threatened by Polish invasion. Today while there are only a few areas in Bohemia and its surroundings which are expressly majority Hussite, the Hussites who remain are a sizeable minority and have been used by the Bohemian state throughout the centuries as a way to further their geopolitical goals, whatever those may be

Hail Hortler!
 
A quote from The Hussite Wars about the Hussite's struggle for recognition in the Reformation era HRE. This specific quote refers to the Polish Intervention when the Catholic ruler of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth invaded Bohemia, which had just been seized by Hussites after their victory at the Battle of White Mountain. While the Hussites were unable to stand up to the Poles they launched a effective guerilla campaign against them and managed to frame being a Hussite as being pro-Bohemian. This drew many more to the Hussite faith and even in surrounding areas threatened by Polish invasion. Today while there are only a few areas in Bohemia and its surroundings which are expressly majority Hussite, the Hussites who remain are a sizeable minority and have been used by the Bohemian state throughout the centuries as a way to further their geopolitical goals, whatever those may be

Hail Hortler!
Common saying that went along with the Notsi Salute, it was named after supreme leader of the Swedish-German Commonwealth, Adolf Hortler, and was banned upon the end of the Second Great War.

“Praise be to God-Emperor Harold Stassen!”
 
“Praise be to God-Emperor Harold Stassen!”
Phrase offered to honor former Minnesota governor Harold Stassen on every April 13 by the current governor. Stassen was diagnosed with late-onset Schizophrenia in 1948 while in office. Despite his, he continued to serve in his position until 1960, and in doing so, helped break the taboo around mental illness in the United States. The phrase in question is a tongue-in-cheek reference to his final speech, wherein he proclaimed himself "God, the Emperor, God-Emperor!" In his typical fashion, in 1962, he reintroduced himself using a similar phrase, as well as penning it into his will.

"Now, I'm afraid that there may be a fair bit of... violence, but I hope we can agree that it's all in a good cause!"
 
Phrase offered to honor former Minnesota governor Harold Stassen on every April 13 by the current governor. Stassen was diagnosed with late-onset Schizophrenia in 1948 while in office. Despite his, he continued to serve in his position until 1960, and in doing so, helped break the taboo around mental illness in the United States. The phrase in question is a tongue-in-cheek reference to his final speech, wherein he proclaimed himself "God, the Emperor, God-Emperor!" In his typical fashion, in 1962, he reintroduced himself using a similar phrase, as well as penning it into his will.

"Now, I'm afraid that there may be a fair bit of... violence, but I hope we can agree that it's all in a good cause!"
The last words of John Lennon, noted British Left-Wing activist of the 1960s, spoken shortly before a bomb, planted by the People's Liberation Front of England, detonated during a special session of the English Liberation Front. Contemporary reports cited ideological squabbling and years of tension between the groups as the reasons behind the attack, which left a dozen dead and over a hundred wounded. The state newspapers satirized the conflict between the group, with particular effort of ex-members John Cleese and Graham Chapman.

"Now then, we've gotten our Jews in order, then the Muslims, now the Christians. Did we miss anyone?"
 
The last words of John Lennon, noted British Left-Wing activist of the 1960s, spoken shortly before a bomb, planted by the People's Liberation Front of England, detonated during a special session of the English Liberation Front. Contemporary reports cited ideological squabbling and years of tension between the groups as the reasons behind the attack, which left a dozen dead and over a hundred wounded. The state newspapers satirized the conflict between the group, with particular effort of ex-members John Cleese and Graham Chapman.

"Now then, we've gotten our Jews in order, then the Muslims, now the Christians. Did we miss anyone?"
Allegedly said by Empress Maria Theresa II. Habsburg-Lorraine in 1817. Having followed her father Joseph II. on the Imperial throne, after his modernization of succesion laws, Maria Theresa proved herself as strong a reformer as her father. This here refers to her relligious equality reforms following the Habsburg aquisition of Bosnia and Serbia in 1810's, which officially granted the relligious rights to all the Jews, Muslims and Christians of the empire. She would later on create the foundation for the national equality that would lay the groundwork for her sucessors work of creating the United Imperial States of Danube.

"If only Yeltsin had not killed himself, he might have saved Russia from this terrible fate."
 
Allegedly said by Empress Maria Theresa II. Habsburg-Lorraine in 1817. Having followed her father Joseph II. on the Imperial throne, after his modernization of succesion laws, Maria Theresa proved herself as strong a reformer as her father. This here refers to her relligious equality reforms following the Habsburg aquisition of Bosnia and Serbia in 1810's, which officially granted the relligious rights to all the Jews, Muslims and Christians of the empire. She would later on create the foundation for the national equality that would lay the groundwork for her sucessors work of creating the United Imperial States of Danube.

"If only Yeltsin had not killed himself, he might have saved Russia from this terrible fate."
Mikhail Gorbochev in a 1995 speech during his self-imposrd exile to Germany after the Second Russian Civil War began in October 1993 during the constitutional crisis. After a messy incident in Moscow where Boris Yeltsin, president of the the Russian Federation accidently shot himself, hysteria broke down the crisis even further, spiraling the country further into crisis, until a monarchist coup was attempted on December 24, which launched the Second Russian Civil War, which only ended seven years later, with the Vladivostok Agreement.

"Well, it's not every day you meet a man like Patton, is it?"
 
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