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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    That's right, It was one of the most impressive assassination attempts ever attempted, as several fighters of the Moroccan air-force tried and failed to take down the royal Boeing, which was...
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    Thanks Genava and pal!

    I'm not an expert on Roman iconography, but I suspect this is just a stereotypical depiction of your generic barbarian submitting to Roman magnificence. State propaganda is...
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    Re: What was the Schlieffen Plan?

    Schlieffen plan was the only viable strategy, which was at least theoretically able to grant Germany a decisive and relatively inexpensive victory against the hostile coalition. France was the...
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    It depicts the Parthians delivering the legion eagles lost at Carrhae to the Romans. It was a major propaganda theme for Octavian, since he presented himself as a victor in a conflict where both...
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Indeed, an anarchist Prussian with a Scythian Christian name! The premise of the site is funny, but they really mixed up the portraits. They were confused a bit with Louis XV and Louis XVI and I...
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    Re: President Trump's funny insults

    Frankly, that sounded to me like friendly bantering that the Independent newspaper intentionally tried to misrepresent. As far as I understand his speech, he's just being a bit self-sarcastic, which...
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Yes, you're right, since their family names are not the same, they are definitely not related.
    Anyway, next one is one of Robespierre's victims, as the wig implies:
    https://i.imgur.com/WpZcMVq.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    An interesting article about the abuse of prisoners in the Guantanamo camp:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/us/politics/cia-torture-drawings.html
    Also a collection of scientific papers about the...
  9. Re: The Great Replacement ''Conspiracy Theory'' vs The Emerging Democratic Majority

    In other news, the next target of Soros' nefarious replacement scheme are the descendants of Aristomenes the Messenian.
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Better than mine, the oldest ancestors of me that I am aware of were an usurer and a counterfeiter. Googling for one eye, Dutch general and Indonesia points towards Karel van der Heyden. I wonder if...
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    Re: What does Christmas mean to you?

    Call me old school or whatever, but, in my humble opinion, if you can not preserve the daily chocolate bits for four weeks, without putting the calendar inside your family fridge, you should be...
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    Re: Guess the movie from the picture!

    Correct! A nice comedy about Cold War politics.
  13. Re: Your favorite bands or groups per various music genres - name them!

    Not going to lie, I doubt I knew more than half of the musical genres Roma listed.:P

    Oriental: Ottoman Janissary Band
    Folklore: Red Army Ensemble
    Classical: Sultan Abdülaziz
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    Re: Guess the movie from the picture!

    Great, teşekkürler (not sure if I spelled it right) Ishan!
    Next one also revolves around a geopolitical controversy:

    https://i.imgur.com/w8JyGBq.png

    Probably, but I'm too ignorant to judge a...
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    Re: Warhammer 2 possible DLC(s) SteamDB

    Definitely not a chance for Thanquol or any other lord of an already released faction to be marketed as a pre-order DLCs. If that happens, I will eat my hat, Rockerduck-style. Pre-order DLCs are...
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    Re: Guess the movie from the picture!

    Kursk, I guess. Not a bad movie, although the depiction of Russians was a bit cartoonish.
  17. The latest complain about Turkey thread (get your daily Turkish delight of bad publicity here)!

    Similarly to the spirit of its "Liberal Rant" predecessor, this thread is specially designed for discussing any news, conspiracies or rumours that could portray the Republic of Turkey or her...
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    Re: POTF 19 - Nominations

    I don’t disagree that the Democratic base has moved to the left, as have voters in general. What I’m looking for is the connection to the “radical left wing extremism” that has allegedly pushed...
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    Poll: Re: UK election thread

    No, he really doesn't. He's simply targeting what he describes as unfettered capitalism, where free market reigns supreme and the public authorities are unable to provide for social security and a...
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    Poll: Re: UK election thread

    Are we seriously arguing over Corbyn aiming to abolish capitalism? I thought that the fear-mongering about Bolsheviks at the gates was limited to the United States, but I was apparently mistaken....
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    Re: Warhammer 2 possible DLC(s) SteamDB

    You are right, CA never announces a new game, before the previous one has been released. Troy will probably be published sometime in spring (April, I suspect), but I doubt Warhammer's III...
  22. Re: Nigeria bill aims at punishing hate speech with death

    Thread closed, as there is no sufficient basis for discussion. The OP is supposed to address the issue raised by the article and not simply consist of ranting about other, irrelevant topics.
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    Re: POTW 584 - Submissions

    https://i.imgur.com/tj5yCCp.jpg
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    Sticky: Tweeting politics.

    This is a place where everyone can casually discuss with each other about political issues and ideologies. The thread is not directed towards a specific topic, so everything is on the table, from the...
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    Sticky: Historical arguments.

    Here we can all debate, in a respectful manner, of course, about history and her offshoot, archeology. This thread is supposed to be more suitable for a more relaxed discussion about pretty much...
  26. Sticky: Friday/Saturday/Sunday morning preaching.

    This is the Ethos, Mones and Monastica version of the chat threads, where the membership of Total War Center is invited to discuss any topic concerning the domains of religion and philosophy. Of...
  27. Sticky: Re: Total War Saga: TROY announced! (trailer, screens & campaign map video)

    Nice-looking pictures, they remind me of Jack's regular updates about military equipment in Rome II. In what concerns the text, the unrepentant pedantic inside me would like to make just a couple of...
  28. Re: Julian Assange is arrested by British police

    As expected, the rape investigation has been dropped by the Swedish judicial authorities. This will help cement his image as a victim of political persecution, since it also deprives his opponents of...
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    Re: Guess the movie from the picture!

    Well that was quick! A great, somewhat sarcastic biography about the giant of Italian politics, Giulio Andreotti!
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Correct! One of the few engagements of the often overlooked Russian-British war during the Napoleonic conflict.
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    Re: Guess the movie from the picture!

    I agree. I'm usually too casual for these moves, but even I enjoyed it. The next image concerns one of my favourite political films:

    https://i.imgur.com/AcpCrlc.png...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Nope. It took place near what is now an Estonian port and the destroyed ship had the name of a Russian prince (not sure whose, but he probably ruled in Kiev).
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    Re: Guess the movie from the picture!

    It must be Phantom Thread. I don't remember the specific book, but mushrooms "played a role" in high-class tailoring.
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    Re: 10 Things Medieval 3 Would Need

    Building everything and everywhere, which really isn't than common from my experience, is not an issue of the absence of slots, but the result of an unbalanced economy and nonexistent workforce...
  35. Re: Naval Warfare in Total War since Empire.

    I really doubt that CA's business plan has changed significantly since the "Golden Age". Releasing one game per year has been the norm since the original Shogun (2000). Then we had the Mongols...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    You found the British and you are very close to the year, but no Ottomans were involved.
    As an extra hint, the engagement occurred in the Baltic Sea and resulted into a British victory.
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    Re: YouTube History Channels

    I wonder what's your opinion about Armchair General. I just watched his video about the Iran-Iraq War and found it rather amateurish. He often over-simplifies and omits several important details...
  38. Re: Naval Warfare in Total War since Empire.

    Sorry Daruwind, but I really don't see how naval warfare is even comparable to magic and violation of natural laws in historical games. As for naval battles in Warhammer, AAA games are usually...
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    Re: Franco's Mausoleum upsets Spain, again.

    Bit of a Slowpoke comment on my part, but oh well...

    I understand your perspective, but I think your judgement is distorted by a misunderstanding of the nature of the Spanish civil war. The...
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    Re: POTF 18 - Nominations

    Yup, that sounds legit:

    Illiteracy rates:
    2006 13.0%, 2018 2.4%

    Unemployment rates
    2006 9.2%, 2018 4.1%

    Moderate poverty rates
    2006 60.6%, 2018 34.6%
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