Explain the AH Quote

“This house needs a door. This house needs a door. This house needs a door. This house needs a door. This house needs a door.”
The infamous chant of the supporters of Eduardu Amato, head of the Sicilian Front. While war-torn Italy spiraled out of control following its devastating defeat in the second Franco-German War, the kingdom of Sicily was unaffected, and became the new representative of German interests in the Mediterranean. However, the decades of civil conflict and economic collapse in the north of the peninsula caused millions to look south for refuge. Eduardu Amato, initially an anti-monarchist socialist who had been imprisoned for inciting revolt, became the face of the anti-refugee movement that swept Sicily; many working-class, religious Sicilians viewed the mostly irreligious and formerly middle-class Italian refugees with disdain, and took great pleasure in the reversal of the traditional power dynamic between Sicily and Italy.

The Sicilian Front became the third-largest party in the Sicilian Senate in the elections of 1978, and although they were not given a seat in government due to their mutual enmity with the ruling Prosperity Party (Liberal), they would soon become the most fiercely beloved political organisation in the kingdom, to the point that King Vittoriu II began publicly calling for elections to be held a year early due to the overwhelming support of the lower classes. The Sicilian Front's massive success, especially among Sicily's poor, can be attributed to their careful combination of nationalism and catholic socialism, and to Amato's rhetorical genius. They were able to exploit age-old grudges against the Sicilian aristocracy and the Prosperity Party's disasterous neoliberal policies, while also wink-and-nodding to those same elites that their status would not be threatened as long as they towed the nationalist line. And so, in 1982, Eduardu Amato was elected the first Consul of Sicily, winning the election by a landslide.

However, while within Sicily Amato and his party were beloved, outside of it they were received with a mix of revulsion and fear. What was left of the Italian government watched in horror as Sicilian humanitarian support dried up, and refugees began being turned away at the border, often very violently. This only emboldened radical factions within the crumbling Italian state, that soon began engaging in stochastic acts of violence against Sicilian soldiers and civilians - first within Italy and at the border, and then inside Sicily herself. This self-reinforcing cycle of violence only escalated, culminating in the expulsion of all Italians from Sicily by entranced mobs, bolstered by the 'self-defense groups' of the Sicilian Front.

At this point, it seemed the end of Sicilian Democracy was a foregone conclusion; but the assassination of Eduardu Amato by Curinna Borzì - a former party member whose naturalized Italian husband was murdered in the great deportations - shook the nation enough for all to take stock of the situation, and by the next elections the Sicilian Front was once again relegated to the opposition bench, this time permanently. While those expelled under Amato were allowed to return, and Italian-Sicilian relations would warm up in time, the four years of Sicilian Front rule - known as the 'years of Iron' - would mark a permanent scar on the Sicilian republic, one that still aches from time to time.


"more than 2000 years ago, Persia freed us from captivity in cruel Babylon, returning us to our home in Zion. Today, it is Persia that suffers under Babylonian cruelty - and the people of Zion intend to pay back our debt, with interest" - Yitzhak Rabin, 1980.
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"Ask not what you can do to your country, ask what your country can do to you."
The last words of Irish terrorist leader Sean Cinnéide, uttered just before his hanging for high treason against the Crown on November 22, 1963. His death would mark the beginning of the end of British rule in Ireland, as by the end of the decade the Emerald Isle would be free of three centuries of British tyranny. Unfortunately, it would be replaced by 50 years of Irish tyranny, but that's another story.

"Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director."
 
"Ask not what you can do to your country, ask what your country can do to you."
A briefly used passphrase by the American Liberation League, the most successful of the various rebel groups that fought against the American Directorate. The Directorate, which had ruled the United States since the end of the Second American Civil War in 1933 under "Emergency Law" that was always "just a few years away" from ending, had reached it's greatest level of control under John Kennedy, who served as Chairman of the Directory from 1958 to 1967, and he was famous for his rousing speeches, which actually did sway many - his famous line of "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You - Ask What You Can Do For Your Country" had been as part of a speech announcing certain increased taxes on luxury goods to help fund the ongoing Indochinese War.

The ALL used that passphrase for a few months, in 1966, as an ironic mocking of Kennedy. In 1975, after the assassination of Kennedy's successor as chairman, Ronald Reagan, the ALL launched a series of terrorist strikes up and down the Eastern Seaboard, and that ended up encouraging similar action by other groups, which ultimately led to the Third American Civil War, which soon became a multisided mess that ended with the New Democratic Alliance (a political party/militia/faction led by the former ALL Leadership) winning the war in 1981, after defeating not only Directory Forces, but the Southern Revivalist Christian League, the California Independence Movement, the Founders' Heirs Party and the True Republican Socialist Union, all other political parties/militias/factions.

The NDA created the Unified American Republic, rebuilding it from the ground up, and then opened to free and fair elections as the NDA itself broke apart into about a dozen competing smaller parties - though for the first few election cycles, political parties not derived from the NDA did tend to have... problems actually getting their candidate lists drawn up, and their advertisements aired and so forth.

"Never cheat a German on a business deal. Unless you're sure you can get away with it."
 
"Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director."
A warning from Confederate President John Ambrosius to the Director of Occupation of Yankeeland, James Q. Rockefeller. Rockefeller, a Yank, had dreams of founding a New Nation from the ashes of the United States, and he wished that his office as the ultimate leader of the Collaborators of what was once the Appalachia-New England Axis. His aspirations were realized when he founded Atlantea, shortly after John Ambrosius died.
"The City is destroyed, yet i Remain"
 
"The City is destroyed, yet i Remain"
phrase attributed to cicero after the battle of rome

"When Antiochus saw the cities of the Pamir basin he would never have imagined that from them would arise the man who would destroy his empire"
history professor university of memphis
 
phrase attributed to cicero after the battle of rome

"When Antiochus saw the cities of the Pamir basin he would never have imagined that from them would arise the man who would destroy his empire"
history professor university of memphi

Discusssion of how the fall of the Seleucid empire was to a man from the Pamir Basin. this is slightly inaccurate as from the basin would also arise the man to save the empire for a time. The overthrown of the Seleucids did not destroy them empire. A generation later a prophetic movement of Khasrau IV argued that the ruling dynasty should shift its attention East to Pakistan and India and that was the end of the Seleucid empire.
"Its not about Quaternions"
 
"Its not about Quaternions"
Student in the Constitutional Republics at the University of Cambridge, revolutionary "new" or "Radical Enlightenment" thinker, lawyer, activist and writer Konrad Heitgens in his book Equality and Why it is necessary?, which quickly spread to the absolutist-dominated continent of Europe in the 1830s and 1840s. After a global conflict resembling the Napoleonic Wars with more modern tech more than OTL World War I, fought in 1896-1903 and called variously the Great War, War of Enlightenment, Second Seven Years' War, Papal War or War of the Neapolitan Succession, the ideas of equality and democratic representation - and some even more radical ideas advanced by Kieran Gallagher and André Luis Silva dos Santos which can be called Gallagherism or Gallagherism-Santosism, but are more commonly known as Unification Idea or Unificationism - won out in Europe.

(I got this from a non-AH-related discord server):
"Benches and bins, never forget!"
 
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"Benches and bins, never forget!"
A line often attributed to President John Adams upon seeing the plans for the new capital of the United States, Columbia, but actually came from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, who stressed the importance of giving people a place to rest and wait, the benches, and places to put their trash, the bins. Especially the latter had been important to Franklin in particular, as he had already started the practice of cities having tax-founded waste disposal in New York, a highly innovative concept at the time, as he had been appalled by the waste found in the streets of European cities, but also the original colonial cities, such as Boston.

Columbia, apart from being the capital of the United States and home of the US Senate, has since held the record for having the longest, continuously-serving waste disposal service, the Columbia City Cleaners, or simply 3C, in not just the United States, but also the world as a whole, boasting over 200 years of nonstop service keeping the streets clean. It also led to a saying becoming common in the Northwestern US, that being "When the streets of Columbia are filthy.", whose meaning is similar to the more common "When Hell freezes over", as the Columbia City Cleaners held a remarkable track record for their task.

"I have to say, with all honesty my heart can give, that last night was the best and most comfortable sleep I had in my entire life. I really needed that."
 
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"I have to say, with all honesty my heart can give, that last night was the best and most comfortable sleep I had in my entire life. I really needed that."
Private remark made by President George McGovern on the morning of 3 November 1976, after having narrowly won re-election over Republican candidate Ronald Reagan. McGovern's controversial decision to offer economic and humanitarian aid to unified communist Vietnam almost cost him a second term.

"This way to the ash heap of history, Madame."
 
"This way to the ash heap of history, Madame."
Said by a Union soldier during the siege of Virginia to the wife of Jefferson Davis, hours before she and her husband where both hung for their treason.

"President Lincoln's death, beyond simply the tragedy of it, shows me the those who were on the side of the Confederates believe they may one day rise again. Get a message out to General Sherman, General Grant, General Burnside, and General McClellan. Tell them to round out their soldiers and bring every member of the Confederate government and it's army here to stand trial. Make sure everyone gets the message." - Hannibal Hamlin
 
"Where some states have an army, Sweden is an army with an Nation" - Archduke Ferdinand of Austria.
alternate swedish civil war leads to a germanic noble house with rivalries to the hapsburgs takes power, this rivalry for power against the habsburgs leads sweden to militarize and fight wars with the HRE, and austria. this leads to them having a strong alliance with serbia.
 
"President Lincoln's death, beyond simply the tragedy of it, shows me the those who were on the side of the Confederates believe they may one day rise again. Get a message out to General Sherman, General Grant, General Burnside, and General McClellan. Tell them to round out their soldiers and bring every member of the Confederate government and it's army here to stand trial. Make sure everyone gets the message." - Hannibal Hamlin
A speech given by 17th US president Hannibal Hamlin, having ascended into power after the assassination of President Lincoln. An appearance of the flu in late 1961 in the South would heavily weaken the American Confederacy, both in forces and in morale, especially with Robert E Lee as one of the first major victims.

This would lead to the end of the American Civil War in late 1963, only for President Lincoln to be shot weeks later by a Confederate sympathizer. This along with the raids by former commanders led to President Hamlin to announce harsher and stricter measures in dealing with the Confederate leadership. Many would be tried for treason and executed. The Confederate soldiers would avoid punishment first by assisting in rounding up said leaders and delivering them to the federal government and later in signing up for the Internal Guardsman, a form of federal police force created to deal with similar concerns.

The Internal Guardsman and its successor in the Department of Internal Security would have a complicated and mixed legacy. On the one hand, the collaboration of newly freed blacks and former Confederate soldiers would lead to immense support from the latter for the former, with African-Americans gaining the right to vote in 1868, serving as a prominent force in support of civil rights for minorities such as African Americans and Native Americans. On the other hand, there was also the rough history with the concerning charges regarding violation of political rights and conflicts with other political branches, not to mention other conflicts, such as the infamous conflict between the Guardsmen and the Pinkerton agents. Hamlin himself would go down as a beloved president with a focus on civil rights and cementing the Republican Party as a progressive political party.

“J. Edgar Hoover mellowed considerably when he met his wife, a woman of color and former activist, Sarah Hoover. It also led to his odd friendship and support of Huey Newton, a founder of the Black Panther Party.”
 
A speech given by 17th US president Hannibal Hamlin, having ascended into power after the assassination of President Lincoln. An appearance of the flu in late 1961 in the South would heavily weaken the American Confederacy, both in forces and in morale, especially with Robert E Lee as one of the first major victims.

This would lead to the end of the American Civil War in late 1963, only for President Lincoln to be shot weeks later by a Confederate sympathizer. This along with the raids by former commanders led to President Hamlin to announce harsher and stricter measures in dealing with the Confederate leadership. Many would be tried for treason and executed. The Confederate soldiers would avoid punishment first by assisting in rounding up said leaders and delivering them to the federal government and later in signing up for the Internal Guardsman, a form of federal police force created to deal with similar concerns.

The Internal Guardsman and its successor in the Department of Internal Security would have a complicated and mixed legacy. On the one hand, the collaboration of newly freed blacks and former Confederate soldiers would lead to immense support from the latter for the former, with African-Americans gaining the right to vote in 1868, serving as a prominent force in support of civil rights for minorities such as African Americans and Native Americans. On the other hand, there was also the rough history with the concerning charges regarding violation of political rights and conflicts with other political branches, not to mention other conflicts, such as the infamous conflict between the Guardsmen and the Pinkerton agents. Hamlin himself would go down as a beloved president with a focus on civil rights and cementing the Republican Party as a progressive political party.

“J. Edgar Hoover mellowed considerably when he met his wife, a woman of color and former activist, Sarah Hoover. It also led to his odd friendship and support of Huey Newton, a founder of the Black Panther Party.”
I thin yoi made an error on two of the years you made. It should be 1861 and 1863, not 1961 and 1963.
 
“J. Edgar Hoover mellowed considerably when he met his wife, a woman of color and former activist, Sarah Hoover. It also led to his odd friendship and support of Huey Newton, a founder of the Black Panther Party.”
Taken from a high school American History textbook published in 2028. Hoover's decision to end COINTELPRO in 1965 and apologize to all those who were under surveillance under that program, including his famous apology to President Martin Luther King at the White House in 1973, went a long way towards the public's reconciliation with the FBI.

"Enterprise, what we got back didn't live long. Fortunately."
 
Taken from a high school American History textbook published in 2028. Hoover's decision to end COINTELPRO in 1965 and apologize to all those who were under surveillance under that program, including his famous apology to President Martin Luther King at the White House in 1973, went a long way towards the public's reconciliation with the FBI.

"Enterprise, what we got back didn't live long. Fortunately."
On October 1st, 1957, the strike carriers USS Enterprise and USS Reprisal were operating together as a part of 4th Fleet, conducting air strikes against Societist rebels, aiding the Imperial Brazilian government. The massive 85,000-ton carriers of the Enterprise-class had been commissioned at the end of the Hegemonic War to launch long-range, heavy strike operations against enemy shipping and land-based targets, with their primary long-arm being the turboprop-powered, swept-wing SR Ranger. As a part of Operation PERSEUS, a subset of the larger Operation HERAKLES, the codename for the US government's support of Imperial Brazil, the 4th Fleet was authorized to conduct chemical strikes on entrenched rebel positions. However, what was not expected was for the Brazilian rebels to be in possession of Guinean-supplied counter-air intercept missiles. During a strike on October 1st, two SR Rangers were shot down outright, with another, callsign "Warhammer 03" severely damaged. Warhammer 03 was assigned to USS Enterprise, but with its damage, permission was granted for the crew to land on USS Reprisal. What ensued was the most deadly disaster in US naval aviation history.

Despite precautions, when Warhammer 03 landed, its systems failed and it crashed, catching fire. Unfortunately for everyone onboard, Warhammer 03 had never conducted strikes against her assigned targets and her crew had failed to jettison their payload. As a result, when Warhammer 03 crashed, she was carrying 2,000 pounds of diamolmephontiate nerve agent that was released upon crashing. The deadly nerve agent mixed with the aircraft's fuel, creating a viciously toxic fire that made it dangerous to approach. While the damage to the ship was limited to the flight deck, twenty-seven aircraft were destroyed or labeled total constructive losses and 114 crewmembers died fighting the fire, with well over 500 suffering injuries and many more long-term health complications. The crash was first reported to USS Enterprise during an exchange between the two Commanding Officers, Captain Matthew Decker of Reprisal and James Kirk of Enterprise. Captain Kirk requested a status of his aircraft crew from Reprisal, with Captain Decker giving the grim assessment of the crash.

"Your enemy is well-trained and battle-hardened. He believes the gods are on his sides. Be that as it may, we have the tanks on ours."
 
On October 1st, 1957, the strike carriers USS Enterprise and USS Reprisal were operating together as a part of 4th Fleet, conducting air strikes against Societist rebels, aiding the Imperial Brazilian government. The massive 85,000-ton carriers of the Enterprise-class had been commissioned at the end of the Hegemonic War to launch long-range, heavy strike operations against enemy shipping and land-based targets, with their primary long-arm being the turboprop-powered, swept-wing SR Ranger. As a part of Operation PERSEUS, a subset of the larger Operation HERAKLES, the codename for the US government's support of Imperial Brazil, the 4th Fleet was authorized to conduct chemical strikes on entrenched rebel positions. However, what was not expected was for the Brazilian rebels to be in possession of Guinean-supplied counter-air intercept missiles. During a strike on October 1st, two SR Rangers were shot down outright, with another, callsign "Warhammer 03" severely damaged. Warhammer 03 was assigned to USS Enterprise, but with its damage, permission was granted for the crew to land on USS Reprisal. What ensued was the most deadly disaster in US naval aviation history.

Despite precautions, when Warhammer 03 landed, its systems failed and it crashed, catching fire. Unfortunately for everyone onboard, Warhammer 03 had never conducted strikes against her assigned targets and her crew had failed to jettison their payload. As a result, when Warhammer 03 crashed, she was carrying 2,000 pounds of diamolmephontiate nerve agent that was released upon crashing. The deadly nerve agent mixed with the aircraft's fuel, creating a viciously toxic fire that made it dangerous to approach. While the damage to the ship was limited to the flight deck, twenty-seven aircraft were destroyed or labeled total constructive losses and 114 crewmembers died fighting the fire, with well over 500 suffering injuries and many more long-term health complications. The crash was first reported to USS Enterprise during an exchange between the two Commanding Officers, Captain Matthew Decker of Reprisal and James Kirk of Enterprise. Captain Kirk requested a status of his aircraft crew from Reprisal, with Captain Decker giving the grim assessment of the crash.

"Your enemy is well-trained and battle-hardened. He believes the gods are on his sides. Be that as it may, we have the tanks on ours."
Wingstop, Guild leader of Poodles for Azeroth, giving a speech prior to engaging the final boss of Icecrown Citadel, Gul’dan, In the extremely popular massivly-multiplayer online roleplaying gamee World of Warcraft. Icecrown Citadel, often abbreviated as ICC, qas the penultimate raid for the Wrath of Northrend expansion. Players would fight their way to the top of Gul’dan’s massive, icy fortress, dealing with hordes of Undead, Demons and worse in their efforts to stop him from conquering the world of Azeroth. The raid culminated in a fight with Gul’dan himself, who would boast that he “Has the Gods on his side” when brought to half health. The Tanks mentioned are players whose role it is to draw the bosses attention, withstand the bulk of his attacks, and generally keep him off of the players dealing damage and whittling down his health.

“Hey! It’s October! You know what that means?”
“Oh no! Oh god no!”
“That’s right! Christmas is just two months away!”
“Noooooo!”
 
Wingstop, Guild leader of Poodles for Azeroth, giving a speech prior to engaging the final boss of Icecrown Citadel, Gul’dan, In the extremely popular massivly-multiplayer online roleplaying gamee World of Warcraft. Icecrown Citadel, often abbreviated as ICC, qas the penultimate raid for the Wrath of Northrend expansion. Players would fight their way to the top of Gul’dan’s massive, icy fortress, dealing with hordes of Undead, Demons and worse in their efforts to stop him from conquering the world of Azeroth. The raid culminated in a fight with Gul’dan himself, who would boast that he “Has the Gods on his side” when brought to half health. The Tanks mentioned are players whose role it is to draw the bosses attention, withstand the bulk of his attacks, and generally keep him off of the players dealing damage and whittling down his health.

“Hey! It’s October! You know what that means?”
“Oh no! Oh god no!”
“That’s right! Christmas is just two months away!”
“Noooooo!”
Common complaint in the late post Starbucks era of consumerim in the United States.
There are two reasons
a) resurrection of boomers childhoods has persisted for 3 generations at this point and the creep had passed the 2 month October eclipsing Samhain and Thanksgiving
b) Elaborate gift giving procedures almost resembling pre-Colombian exchanges in intricacy of politeness if not in industriousness or handmadeness have led to people needing two months for it
and c) theologians discussing Same Substance vs same person have crept with theocratic leanings into the 2 months preceding Christmas

"neqabal" Hillel hazeken to Gaius julius Octavius Caesar nasi Rumi
 
"That feculent little [unintelligible] can [DATA EXPUNGED] and die."

Except from a recording of a talk between US president Clifton Britt and vice president Angela White about Canadian ambassador Mercedes Grabowski, with whom president Britt had always been on particularly bad terms.

"The Roosevelts were the greatest family of monster hunters ever. It's a shame how low they've fallen."
 
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