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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    Thick moustaches were not very trendy in the land of the rising sun. Anyway, the assassinated man was not a puny prime-minister or a petty dictator, but a leader of much more illustrious origins. It...
  2. Poll: Re: USA Democratic party 2020 candidates and primaries thread

    Pandering to tyrants is something every president should be determined to do or otherwise diplomacy is doomed. The important difference in the case of Fidel Castro is that he opposed American...
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    Re: Ugly-chic or just ugly AF buildings

    It's not Las Vegas.

    https://i.imgur.com/HhPZz0f.jpg

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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    Sedition is pretty fun. French have even helped weaker foreigners, when they are incapable of performing a successful sedition on their own. So, let's stay close to the subject:
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    The image depicts 8 plotters, from the total number of 13 plotters, plotting the Gunpowder Plot.
  6. Re: Tomb of Romulus Discovered Beneath the Forum in Rome.

    To clarify, there is no concrete proof that the occupant of the tomb was Romulus. The hypothesis is based entirely on the approximate chronological identification and location of the monument....
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    Re: UESW 490 - Submissions

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  8. Re: US House Speaker Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry

    Please remember that repeating the same arguments, despite being already addressed or disproved, is not only considered disruptive and therefore a violation of the site's Terms of Services, but also...
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    Re: Warhammer 2 possible DLC(s) SteamDB

    So, Grace clarified that there are still at least two months before the announcement of the next Lord pack, which pretty much confirms that the Goblins/High Elves DLC will be released probably...
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    Re: Hanau Shooting

    What's morally wrong with going to Syria to fight against ISIL? At least the antifa fight for secularism in practice, instead of only verbally. Also, can you clarify which Antifascist principles...
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    Hanau Shooting

    Yesterday, a 43-years old German targeted two different hookah lounges in Hanau, Hesse. 11 people died, in total, including the attacker and his mother. The rest of the victims were from immigrant...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    The words in blue include the links to the articles, whose information I cited. Foreign policy is actually biased against the Syrian government, while the ORB International is a widely recognized...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    An interesting bit about a Japanese officer who repatriated Ottoman prisoners of war from Vladivostok, despite the protests of the Greek authorities, which had invaded Anatolia at that time.
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    Turkey is protecting al-Nusra/HTS by arming it directly or indirectly, by building observation points to undermine the advance of the Syrian Army, by threatening to violate her southern neighbor's...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    3 millions is a completely unsubstantiated number. Many international institutions report this figure, but they consistently avoid to support their numbers with actual statistical data. Anyway, even...
  16. Russian and alt-right trolls: Convenient scapegoats?

    Just read this rather informative article in the National, with which, perhaps because of my confirmation bias, I agreed wholeheartedly. The crux of the matter is that the scope, dimensions and...
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    Re: The Conspiracy Thread

    Disclaimer: This is a pretty wild conspiracy-theory that I in no way endorse or approve of. However, various media, whose reputation and objectivity are dubious, of course, insist so much on...
  18. Re: Trolling wars about the "Greak Freak" :)

    Giannis is just his first name, though, as his surname is Antetokounmpo. I think that his complete name reflects better the multicultural origins of the famous basketball player. By the way,...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    The demilitarisation agreement was null and void, as it had been consistently ignored by Turkey and her allies. Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham actually expanded its influence, by crushing the slightly more...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Tacuarí is the correct answer. The loyalists of Paraguay defeated the attempt of the United Provinces to invade their country. Although it was technically a victory for the Spanish Crown, the battle...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    The drummer boy was probably nonexistent, while the name of the defeated general is mainly remembered in posterity, because of a sank battleship:

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    Re: Name that Battle!

    That's a classic, Altdorfer's battle of Issus.
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Well, his executed body was thrown into a frozen river in Irkutsk, so don't expect much... Despite being a pretty brutal rebel, he's now venerated by Russian ultra-conservatives and even had his own...
  24. Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    An interesting article about why the Iraqi officials object to Washington blaming the Hezbollah Brigades for the lethal attack against the military base of Kirkuk. According to their testimony, the...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    That's not a proxy relationship.The FSA in Afrin and the rest of the formerly YPG-held areas are the mercenaries of Ankara, but what happens in Idlib is that the Turkish government indirectly...
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Next one is an alpha male. Who's this elegant man immaculately dressed in white?

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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Emperor Nero was notorious for his neckbeard.
  28. Re: SURPRISED; WHY is 3K forums so DEAD relative to other TW titles?

    I'm not very optimistic about Troy's ability to reverse the trend. The first and last Saga game was a failure, but, even if Creative Assembly is more careful this time, projects like this are of...
  29. Poll: Re: [Citizen] Akar (Patron: King Athelstan)

    Akar is a fine fellow who has helped revitalising the Thema Devia forum. He's not perfect, as he somewhat lags in rap contest and his sense of humour may cause some controversy, but that's pretty...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    Not going to lie, I thought that my Saudi propaganda video had guaranteed me the first place in the kitsch competition of January, but the tricolour dresses of the Brexit fandom turned my record into...
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    9selhGBPdek

    Loved the Prince's cameo appearance at 4:40.
  32. Re: SURPRISED; WHY is 3K forums so DEAD relative to other TW titles?

    I think the issue originates from a combination of all these factors you mention. Firstly, because of Steam and the rise of social media, the forum landscape has changed dramatically. Younger players...
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    Re: I love it when you call me Big Poppa

    Not to be a killjoy, but Tupac is not very suitable for the standards of Total War Center. Feel free to appropriate, misappropriate and outright abuse rap lyrics, but don't forget that they should...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    Some positive news, as the Syrian Army has liberated one of the largest cities still controlled by the jihadists, Maarat al-Numan. The goal is probably to set the M5 highway under control, which,...
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    Re: POTF 22 - Nominations

    I noticed they sold 18% of the state owned Danish Oil and Natural Gas company to Goldman Sachs.[/QUOTE]


    I'm not trying to convince you, merely pointing out that neither your assertions nor...
  36. Re: Thousands peacefully protest for Constitutional gun rights in Virginia, legacy media screeches, WV offers to annex pro-2A counties

    Please respect the topic of the thread, which does not concern concentration or death camps. Also, bringing up what your interlocutor said in another discussion is considered a personal reference and...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    In other news, submarine chess master thanks Iraqi Mr. Kurd for what Syrian Mr. Kurd did.
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    The trial of the Golden Dawn is ongoing, but I'm not very optimistic about the outcome, as the prosecutor has asked for acquittal, in what concerns the most serious accusations against the leadership...
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    Poll: Greatest Italian Leader

    Too many spam polls lately invest our favourite place for relaxing, resting and casual chatting, so it's time for a more serious question about a subject, in which the forum specialises. The list...
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    Sticky: Re: The Arts Chat Thread

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jan/17/derek-fowlds-obituary

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    ''Bernard'' was the last of the Yes, Minister trio. His pedantic remarks were always,...
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