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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    Meanwhile, a Florida (Republican) man, who lost a congressional race by more than 50% of the vote, has refused to concede, because "stuff has been coming out". Seems legit.
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    They would have probably been appalled at the idea of getting mistaken for Brits. The event is not famous, but it should be much easier to guess correctly, once the family in the center has been...
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    Minor event, but it did have quite a few implications for those involved:

    https://i.imgur.com/2WBQVtB.jpg
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    Looks like the village of Amatrice, destroyed by the 2016 earthquake in central Italy. I thought of the L'Aquila earthquake at first, but the images didn't match.
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    Re: They Sold Their Souls

    That's not true, literal interpretations of the Bible and especially the Genesis were in vogue since the beginning. There was no general consensus, but the most famous treatise on the subject, Saint...
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    Re: President Biden's first year in office

    According to the list of Wikipedia, Greece also has term limits. Like in the majority of cases, the Greek president cannot serve more than two terms of five years each. Limited terms only apply to...
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Charles is correct! He's pretty badass, because diplomats kept predicting his premature death, but, he managed to survive until his middle age, despite his grave health issues. The subsequent...
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Well he's alright, but as badass as that guy?

    https://i.imgur.com/zPb44PJ.png
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    He must be Count-Duke Olivares. 17th century Spaniards are easy to spot, because of their distinctive gollila.
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    There is Imperial Destroyer. It has wonderful graphics and a few new regions have been added (Turkmenistan, Arabia, Indonesian islands etc.), but the game-play changes are a bit hardcore. As for the...
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    [UESW] Re: UESW 557 - Submissions

    https://i.imgur.com/PpdwQpe.jpg
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    The Saturnalia were never celebrated on the 24th or the 25th December. There was also no need for Christians to mask their festivities, at least for the vast majority of the period, until the...
  13. Re: The Origin of the Kalash People of Pakistan

    An interesting article I came across disputing the alleged links between the Kalash and the Macedonians from an anthropological perspective. Among other things, it traces the origins of the numerous...
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    Correct, of course!
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    No, I mean that the first image corresponds to one word and a half (of the total two, articles excluded) of the hint. So, to use your example, it could either be something like "acr + oss[2nd image]"...
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    It was relatively easy, but that was a welcome change, as I don't even know most of the expressions used.:P In the next one, the first picture corresponds to one word and a half.
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil?
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    That's right! The depicted monarchs are (clockwise, from top left), Charles V of France, Philip V of Spain, Murad V of the Ottoman Empire and John V of Portugal.
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    Thanks, it was that Star Wars character that really helped me. Next one shouldn't be too difficult, but I can't think of anything better:

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    Re: The catchphrase game

    Bat on a sticky wicket?
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    An interesting article about the civilian casualties from US air attacks in Syria, Iran and Afghanistan, as well as about the efforts of the military authorities to cover them up. I also found a nice...
  22. Re: New Caledonia Referendum: The (French) Empire strikes back?

    Third referendum is over and loyalism prevailed yet again. That was the last referendum according to the Nouméa accord. In fact, the separatists were annihilated, but that was mostly the result of...
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    Re: The Accession of Darius III

    Yeah, Diodorus' account is garbled and very stereotypical, so I also lean towards the hypothesis that Artaxerxes III died from natural causes. He was quite aged in 338 BC (probably around his...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    We have a winner, guys! It's indeed Artaxerxes III, who, according to Greek-Roman authors probably inspired by the tradition of the hostile Egyptian clergy, accused Artaxerxes III of not only...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Well, you are very very close. You found the dynasty and even identified the bovine, but it's neither Cambyses nor Darius nor Xerxes. In our case, the bull wasn't simply killed (at least, according...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Not a Roman, Macedonian, Babylonian, Assyrian or Hittite, but you're getting close. The Phoenicians took a taste of his methods, but keep in mind the Egyptians were the primary victims. Focus on the...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Callao is correct! It's the Spanish flag, although the lines look more vertical than horizontal to me. The Spanish admiral was injured, but the operation was a success, although the war between...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    That's not the Peruvian flag (although it looks very similar to it), but that doesn't mean the Peruvians weren't involved... The injured admiral won the battle and even survived to see the end of the...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Thanks! In the next one, the flag colours are not very clear, but, if you misunderstand them, then you will probably find the battle even more easily:

    https://i.imgur.com/moRDRr2.jpg
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Oh that's easy. It's the battle of Fontenoy and more specifically the rather chivalrous dialogue between the French and English guard regiments.
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    No problems whatsoever. But the Classics, influenced by the Egyptians, described his death in a manner very similar to that of Antiochus IV in Maccabees.
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    Re: Russia, US, Ukraine, and the Future

    Nobody wants you to die. The grievances with Russia are similar to those with China. Diplomatic antagonism, investments, favourable trade deals etc.. The only major difference is that China is more...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Nice guess. It's not Antiochus IV nor any other Seleucid, but there are quite a few similarities between them, especially in terms of their posthumous reputation. You correctly identified the...
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    Prestigious/superior language is a concept of sociology and is referring to languages which are viewed as more prestigious in a society, due to their cultural influence or associations. The classical...
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    From your the Wikipedia article you cited:
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    Re: Small Orthodox corner

    There are no better or worse languages. This is a scientifically unacceptable observation and there is not going to be a single academic endorsing. In terms of vocabulary, as a general rule, older...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    I think it is implied that perhaps not everybody who may hold a different opinion is or has been a communist/radical leftist. Anyway, the conspiracy theory of Jewish Bolshevism has Christian origins...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    No, you are a few millennia and continents away. The animals are a key to identifying the individual in question. Most of the words and the structures from the first hint were creatively borrowed...
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    Sticky: Re: RELEASED: RVINA ROMAE

    These sites are super unreliable, they always delete the files after a certain amount of time. This time, I re-uploaded the text in Total War Center. You can download it from here. I also took the...
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    [ABANDONED] Re: [Amendment] Patronus: The Third Class

    Yeah, the wording needs some work to become more easily comprehensible. Anyway, this revised edition of the CdeC looks impractical and pointless. The only argument in favour I can personally find is...
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