Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Achaemenid Rome, Feb 3, 2017.
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There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger-Narai
Narai, ruler of the Ayutthaya kingdom, making his famous proclamation on the day of his conversion to Islam. This marked a pivotal turn in Thai history, marking the end of largely Buddhist rule and a renewal of relations with the Mughal empire to the west, which subsequently gave him the power to unite the Thai Kingdoms under his rule.
"War is not a folly of the human condition, it is a benefit of the human condition. What seperates man from his distant apes cousins, who still hang from the vines of darkest Africa? We had purpose. We sought not the food of fruit and meat from the dark canopies, we sought the greatest fruit of knowledge and domination, to this day, man is no ordinary ape, man is ape that wages war, erects buildings taller than the greatest trees on earth. To this day, man is king."-Charles Darwin.
Charles Darwin, founder of the ideology of Revolutionary Technocracy. Darwin argued that humanity was the greatest species on earth and so should exploit as much of nature as possible, as well as arguing that humanity should be governed "scientifically" as opposed to a monarchical or democratic government. Technocracy would take over much of Europe, before losing a Cold War to the USA and Chinese Empire, though the latter two remain rivals to this day.
"Ivan was mad, Mikhail is madder, and Vladimir is the maddest of them all."
Martin Luther King explaining why he, despite a "successful" civil rights movement (which left blacks in the USA as equal despite the campaigning by people like George Wallace, Strom Thurmond and others as the police and military would enforce equality from 1969 onwards), emigrated to Germany.
"CO2 is not, and I repeat NOT a threat to our environment! It is a blessing and not a curse!"
Marc Anthon, a Popular United System (PUS) historian in 2642 AD, after knowledge of the 20th and 21st century is obscured by link rot and loss of sources (even without a particular Dark Age) about what he presumes to be Russian Kings or Emperors. Frequently the title "Zar", "Tsar" or "Czar" seems to be used and somebody called Vladimir Putin, Potin, Puti, Poti or similarly seems to have destroyed a Russian "Union" or "Empire" for the third and final time - after Mikhail just a generation earlier and Ivan in "ancient times" - until the fiefdoms on the territory that Anthon thinks the Empire occupied at its height were gobbled up by the PUS.
Propaganda broadcast from the Plantoid Empire, an extraterrestrial empire that conquered Earth in 2241 AD. The CO2-breathing Plantoids sought to transform Earth into an ideal settlement zone for the Plantoids.
"The Gibraltar Bridge is complete"
Francisco Franco's simple message to the European Nations, announcing completion of the Italian-Franco-Spanish joint project to bridge the straits of Gibraltar, and close the Mediterranean off to the British once and for all, was received with ecstatic applause. Though Italy had formally received most of the British Empire in North Africa following the wartime closure of the straits (an elaborate diplomatic game had seen the two alleged neutrals, Vichy France and Spain, exchange North African territories to set up the blockade), Mussolini had to work with the other Mediterranean fascists to integrate their economies into Hitler's European superstate. The project was long delayed, and fraught with cost overruns and jurisdictional friction, but it served as a powerful symbol of united European fascism.
"This will not stand, this aggression against the Shah."
-George H. W. Bush
A quote by Saudi ambassador George Haaji Wilaayat Bush when the Iranian revolution was in full swing.
Be kind, be trustful, be brave but anyone lays a hand on your dog, send them to the Gulag.-Adolf Hitler
Grandiose comment by King Ferdinand VII after the signing of the Anglo-Spanish Pact, in 1815. Spain and Britain had been allies against Napoleon since Ferdinand ascended to the throne and spun the country towards the Empire - followingn the Napoleonic Wars, the pact was seen as a way for the battered to Spain to keep control of its restive colonies and open up trade with the British Empire as a favoured ally. Trade between the two Empires was duly called the Gibraltar Bridge. This was replaced by the Falklands Bridge after the flight of the Regent Maria and young Isabella II to Spanish America, when Britain decided the colonies (now "Kingdom of Hispamerica") were more important to keep as allies than the old country. "Bridge" has since become the common term for a trade agreement or other alliance.
"Contact has been made."
EDIT: I snoozed, I lost
Statement by the controversial German leader in 1937, when Trotsky's Red Army was approaching Sudentenland (then part of Czechslovakia). The Werhmacht had been ravaged in fighting in Czechslovakia proper and Scandinavia, and the forces were bolstered by SS, Hitler Youth, and volunteers. While German forces pushed the Soviets back, they then entrenched themselves in much of the East and began to ethnically cleanse it.
"Contact has been made."
The notification given by Rasputin moments before engaging the Created fleet of Guardians around Earth, initiating the Foundation counterattack that cleared Sol of Created vessels and revealed the former organization's existence to the rest of known space.
"Praise be unto Zun, the Giver of Justice, for he has granted us victory over the Sons of 'Abbas once and for all!"
The "Oath to Zun and Oath to Khan", an oath established by the Turco-Zunist Khan of Persia after his conquest of the Abbasid Caliphate.
"This rebel, 'Jesus', and his martial skills will be useful in pacifying the Illyrians." - Pontus Maximinus
Jesus said "According to scripture it said my house shall be house of prayers, but you turned it into a robber's den" and beat the moneylenders and dove sellers and their bodyguards with a single whip. This was saw personally by pontus maximus, who recruited him to conquer the illyrians.
"Even the flutter of butterflies have the power to spin the gear."
Ian Montgomerie, 44th President of the United States, giving his famous quote of how event he smallest things can yield massive results over time, an idea centripetal to his economic revitalization plan. Ian was a fan of Alternate History in his childhood, an interest he carried with him to his political career.
"Damn Viets, they never run out of men. We kill them by the score and five score replace every man fallen. If they keep this up they'll conquer Petrograd by next week."
Safiya Khatun Araslani, half Slavic and half Zosyneian (Helleno-Tocharian) 5th century AD Imperial Consort of Zhao and Marshal of the Armies, on the rise of the Yuyue (U Viet) Hegemony and its conquest of the southern half of the realm of Huaxia. Petrograd refers to a city near OTL Shanghai, which was a Zosyneian-Slavic colony turned Zhao city when it was conquered by the Zhao Khanate.
"There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves!"
Corsican revolutionary Napoleone Di Buonaparte, who, after freeing is home of Corsica via armed revolution, went on to join and lead the French Revolutionary armies as, using brilliant tactics and the superior leadership of Buonaparte, they toppled monarchies all over Europe. The quote is reported to be part of the declaration of the abolition of slavery on the French Revolutionary "Parliament" in 1794, after which Napoleon used his newfound support from the now-freedman to recruit a massive army and invade Central Europe, with the hopes of abolishing the Habsburg Monarchy.
Sorry if it seems kinda unlikely, It was 100% improvised.
"I could eat a soup of letters and poop out a more democratic constitution than the one you have nowadays." Al Carter
Sports journalist Al Carter writing in The Daily Oklahoman, in a 1979 op-ed over perceived snobbery against American football. It was sparked off by a Canadian professor's comments, with the line in question referring to the revised Canadian constitution and "state of emergency" over Quebec at the time; while American sentiment had backed Canada at first, it had started to curdle.
"Siam rules the waves!"
Queen Victoria, on the stellar performance of the new all-big-gun battleship HMS Queen of Siam (Siam being the newest addition to the British Raj, in 1886) in the Anglo-Russian War of 1897-1901, a struggle between the two empires for influence over China, Japan, and the Pacific.
Hold defensive line at Cambridge STOP Reinforcements on way from EBurgh STOP God Save The Queen STOP
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