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  1. HIM Dogson Rationally Royalist

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    Scene from the massive television series "Napoleon" about the founder of the French Empire. In this scene, Ivan Kuzonov, a Russian viewpoint character and Serf, calls his friends to action to welcome the "Balts" (Napoleon's regiment from the United Baltic Kingdom) into Russia, after Napoleon declared the liberation of the Serfs.

    "The Chinese Empire has awakened. May God save us all."
    -General Douglas MacArthur
     
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    British General Douglas MacArthur after the 1871 Battle of Nanjing. The first battle in China between the British and the Chinese since the end of the Opium Wars, it was the beginning of the larger Chinese War of Liberation. The British had been expecting a walkover. What they got instead was a modernized Chinese army funded, lead and supplied by their rivals France and Russia, in an effort to prevent a British monopoly in China. The British would be driven out by 1877. However, this plan worked too well; The Chinese, seeking to retake their place at the top of the world, quickly engaged in brutal series of Imperialistic Wars, annexing Luzon, Korea, Japan, and Indochina and taking a new name: The Empire of the Rising Sun.


    "He misread Aerofighters as Nerdfighters, and began thinking of what he could do with an army of nerds. Unfortunately for the world, he soon began thinking about what he could do with just a normal army."
     
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    The opening narration to the hit 80's teen comedy, General Nerd, as spoken by up and coming A-list actor, Michael Jackson.

    "I did not wish to copulate with the book, I have only ever seen my brother attempt to do such a thing."
     
  4. The Red Menace Banned

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    Excerpts from journal of Emily Pendorgast, a wealth English socialite who's schooner went missing in the Gulf of Mexico in 1899. The journal, alongside Emily's remains, were found in a cenote deep in the Yucatán. Since the journal suffered water-damage in the caves much of the writing is illegible and the exact meaning of these words are unclear. Some speculate Emily was captured by Gerard S. Book, a Scottish privateer operating at the time from the coast of Panama. Others think that Pendorgast's ship was wrecked in a storm and the survivors became prisoners of Yucatán tribesman that made them participate in some bizarre fertility rituals. Yet others think that Emily was afflicted with malaria and completely delusional when she wrote that passage. Giving credence to that last theory is the fact that Emily did not have a brother...


    "As soon as I climbed inside the minimalist brutalist interior of this carbon fiber Japanese death machine it was as if I was driving a monster truck. I pushed start. The engine was a throaty roar like a thousand nuclear jet bombers. I immediately soiled my trousers to prevent this beast of the land of hentai from raping me. Tentacles are NOT OKAY. In my haste to escape, I touched a lever, and the windshield wipers began beating like a reaper’s sickle threshing horror. Trying to reach the escape handle, I struck a phallus-like pole, and lights began to blink. Blink. Blink. A light. A terrible, red, light! BLINK BLINK! Shrieking and flailing, I clutched desperately at the door, and tumbled, helpless, into the street. In the cold New York City rain, I lay there helpless and soiled in the gutter. As the terrifying vehicle was looming over me, asserting its alpha dominance, I crawled away. Forever."
     
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  5. Shiva Dreaming... always dreaming...

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    One of the many infamous passages from the book 'A Beast in Los Angeles' by gonzo journalist Richard Nixon about his two 'work' trips to 'America's den of sin and vice' with his lawyer in a drug fueled haze. While semi-autobiographical, A Beast in Los Angeles touches on themes such as the failure of the American dream, the breakdown of the countercultural wave, the rise of Japan's influence on American society, political paranoia, and the rise of hard drug use.

    "When you are a kid in church they tell you to be good, God loves you, and if you are bad then you will burn in hell forever and ever. When you become a teenager hell seems worth it to experience pleasure. When you become an adult you see that God doesn't exist and it was just something adults say to keep their little brats in line. When you become a parent you take your kid to church and tell them to be good, God love you, and if they are bad then they will burn in hell forever and ever. When I became a parent I just told my kids the rules of the house, and if they were bad I would pop them one in the mouth. It worked better than the church crap." - Pat Robertson
     
  6. WotanArgead God of Impalers

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    Pat Robetson is quadrupeds comedian North American origin. He specializes in the vulgar jokes and provocative humor. A special role was given to mockery of religion. The second half of the twentieth century, is known for strengthening the reactionary mood of the American Empire. Party mode Policy "Christian legion of Republic" use religious propaganda to hide the moral degradation caused by the low standard of living. This discord between the environmental reality and propaganda in the end only led to the Spread of moral nihilism among the population. And Robertson can be called a mouthpiece similar sentiments. However, his brilliant and provocative entry attracted the attention of the authorities. In order avoid arrest, he sought asylum in the Peruvian-Bolivian Socialist Federation. But he lived there for long, because nihilism was the first lesson of the local public. For a long time he wandered through the world ... Now he works and memoirs reptile lives in the East Asian League of the Free Cities.

    "Communist culture will take physicality and harmony of the ancient culture, spirituality of the medieval, courage and innovation of bourgeois culture, as well as a keen understanding of the nature of the eastern masters. However, it will overcome the alienation of art from life. Man will be it is both a creator and a cent of study "
     
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    Excerpt from the 1929 speech given by Minister Gabriele D'Annunzio to the graduating class at the La Sapienza university in Rome. A famous artists and a war-hero, D'Annunzio was picked to be the Culture Minister of the Italian Socialist Republic by "Il Duce" Benito Mussolini in 1926. The visions of the 2 leaders clashed frequently however and historians suspect that Gabriele D'Annunzio was aiming to replace Mussolini as the head of the Republic in order to finally implement some of his more... wild visions for changing the Italian society.


    "I dream of a day when they may rise above the billows to drag down in their reeking talons the remnants of puny, war-exhausted mankind -- of a day when the land shall sink, and the dark ocean floor shall ascend amidst universal pandemonium."
     
  8. Achaemenid Rome Iron Age City-State

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    Written by H.P. Lovecraft, leader of the Iron Legion of America, in his "Totalist Manifesto".

    "Hell is empty and all the devils are here." - George Patton
     
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    Some of the last words by George Patton in late 1944. The Third Reich had just unleash the great air ships and many powerful tools of war such as Atomic Bombs onto the Allies and thus the whole world in trying to win the War. The world would be sent into a nightmare of a nightmare.

    "Why is Communism bad? Well, it did not save the Russians from the Germans over in Europe at all. That is as good as a reason not to be a communist. Why supported a type of government that is not only failed it's people, but lead to the Third Reich power over Europe? "
     
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  10. Achaemenid Rome Iron Age City-State

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    The elder ones being Hindenburg, and hellish monsters being nuclear bombs of course, to avoid ASB.
     
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    My bad. I go edit it then.
     
  12. Red Orm Secretly Muad'Dib Banned

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    Quote by famous American actor and director John Wayne, when queried about his dislike of big government in general and communism in particular. Over his career he directed eleven films, only four of which were not set in the Eastern Front of WWII. With the decline of the Western film, Wayne saw the lawlessness and confusion of the prolonged guerrilla war (ended only in 1962) in the Eastern Front as an extreme, more modern and perhaps appealing to audiences, version of the Western, and sometimes lifted scripts word for word from Westerns to these new Easterns. The plight of common, courageous, resourceful men and women squeezed between two huge, genocidal juggernauts never failed to fascinate and rile up American moviegoers.

    "To the East, men, are our homes and hearths. Our women and children, mothers and fathers. But look there, to where the sun sets, to the West! There, is adventure, and the making of heroes."
     
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  13. Achaemenid Rome Iron Age City-State

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    Peter the Great's famous speech before allying with the Ottoman Empire and launching his invasion of Europe during the Wars of Spanish Succession. The conquest of Poland-Lithuania and defeat of the Swedish Empire was the first part of Peter's "Westernization by Westward Expansion" plan. The chaos in western Europe during what became a new Thirty Years' War led to new Russian hegemony by Peter's death, however, unresolved issues with the Ottoman empire faced by later Czars, and continued skirmishes over Azov, allowed the Habsburgs to restore the Holy Roman Empire to its prior borders.

    "A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us. All nations require a sizeable, parable surplus, and it is only this fear of mutually assured destruction which can prevent World War Four." - Albert Einstein
     
  14. Red Orm Secretly Muad'Dib Banned

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    After the Americans reached and surrounded Berlin first in early April, at the tail end of WWII in Europe, the Berlin Crisis began, in which the Soviet Union argued that it too should have a say in the future of Germany, which had caused the most destruction in the Soviet Union (conveniently ignoring Poland) and was otherwise full of humans and natural resources to exploit. The Americans responded by saying "no". What should have been a handshake as Eastern and Western Allies met became a battle, with Soviets trying to go on to Berlin and the American troops not letting them. Thus began WWIII, with WWII not even over.

    Not wanting troops tied up by Berlin, and facing such an enormous and battle-hardened enemy, President and Commander in Chief Roosevelt ordered General Eisenhower to accept the conditional surrender of the Nazi government in Berlin, which included a clause dedicating all remaining German forces to the defeat of the Soviet Union. Allied advances against Japan continued unabated, and greater funding and round-the-clock labor priority was given to Project Manhattan. With the fighting growing fiercer every day and the Allies losing ground in Germany to the Soviet Union's overwhelming numbers, it was decided that the test of the nuclear bomb would be its actual deployment against Leningrad/St. Petersburg.

    Needless to say, the Allies won, with the Japanese surrendering after Moscow was obliterated, rather than have their own nation experience such massive and easy devastation. After this the Americans were uncontested rulers of a chaotic, burning world. Considering the practical implications, Einstein made his famous quote, arguing in favor of sharing the technology with all allies, in order to discourage further death of such magnitude.

    "When will man learn that steel is not his friend? It conquers the soul before it conquers any enemy."
     
  15. AngelQueen Lady-in-Waiting

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    Quote by well-known pacifist Robert E. Lee in 1861 when the eastern states took up arms against the western states for the west's refusal to obey a military draft to go to war against Great Britain.
     
  16. severak Sources Wikipedia

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    New Quote?
     
  17. Red Orm Secretly Muad'Dib Banned

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    Just redo the one I provided, I guess.
     
  18. severak Sources Wikipedia

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    I'll just do a new one.

    "You know what you have? Half-a-million men, women and children, scared out of their damn minds. Desperate. They see what's coming. What the hell do you think they'll do? Even if only a fifth of them stand their ground, that's still 100,000 people with nothing to lose. They're going to fight like demons, with anything they can get their hands on: guns, knives, explosives...and they'll never surrender. And I doubt they'll take prisoners either. But worst of all is this: they have a lot more friends than you think they do. Strong friends. Well-supplied friends. And those friends are some of your worst enemies, and when the time comes they'll be more than willing to fight. So this won't be a police action. This won't be an occupation. This won't even be a war. It'll be mutual extermination."
    -Colonel John Tolkien, 1937.
     
  19. Achaemenid Rome Iron Age City-State

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    John Tolkien, an English-born colonel for the German Empire, warning against the human costs of an invasion of Luxembourg, whose population of approximately half a million was intensely armed after the border crisis with the Peoples Republic of France.

    "Access to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries." - Vladimir Lenin
     
  20. dandan_noodles Well-Known Member

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    Captain Vladimir Lenin led a splinter faction within Baron von Ungern-Sternberg's Asiatic Cavalry Division; while the Baron prized Buddhist literature most highly, Capitan Lenin saw the Vedas as the highest expression of authentic Aryan philosophy.

    "God preserve the Yoke of Assur! Surely it is easier for the Nestorians in the East to enter the Kingdom of Heaven than the Latins in the West, who can neither tell Roman from Jew nor their right hand from their left!"