View Poll Results: Best Italian like ever:

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  • Emperor Vitellius

    3 33.33%
  • Pope Formosus

    0 0%
  • Count Julius Jacob von Haynau

    0 0%
  • Emperor Napoleon III

    1 11.11%
  • Senator for life Giulio "Beelzebub" Andreotti

    2 22.22%
  • Underboss Fat Tony

    3 33.33%
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Thread: Greatest Italian Leader

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    Default 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 presented below should be considered conclusive, as it includes every famous, Italian statesman, during the entirety of recorded human history: From the ancient era of Iranians defending Mesopotamia from western intervention to the modern era of Iranians defending Mesopotamia from western intervention. The candidates are supposed to be serious, so if you're expecting provocative nominations, like Berlusconi, Mussolini, Caligula or the Borgia family, you will be gravely disappointed.

    1. Emperor Vitellius



    Vitellius was a honest man, who was not afraid of consuming the necessary quantities of peach liqueur and honeyed peacock, despite the whiny protests of pharisaic puritans. During his illustrious reign, he punished the usurper Otho, he banned astrology and reportedly died from uncontrollable laughter, when he noticed how disgustingly ugly his opponent, Vespasian, was.

    2. Pope Formosus



    Formosus was a brilliant ecclesiastical leader in both life and death. He didn't hesitate to scold the first French monarch of the Capet dynasty and arguably paralysed the Holy Roman Emperor Arnulf. Posthumously, Formosus stood trial before a prejudiced jury, but, despite all that, his skeleton won the appeal and had his prosecutor's body thrown to the waters of the Tiber river.

    3. Count Julius Jacob von Haynau



    Julius Jacob von Haynau, coolly nicknamed as the Hapsburg Tiger, the Hangman of Arad and the Hyena of Brescia, saved all alone the territorial integrity of the weak and fragile Kingdom of Lombardy, while he also instilled strict discipline and pious respect for law and order. He reportedly defeated an English mob, which futilely attempted to vandalise his masculine facial hair.

    4. Emperor Napoleon III



    Napoleon III single-handedly turned Italy from a mosaic of querulous principalities into a modern, unified nation-state. Napoleon, not only did he fight for Italian independence against the best efforts of the Austrian and Savoyard armies, but also protected the most valuable symbol of Italian identity, the Holy See, against the nefarious conspiracies of ruthless revolutionaries. He also took special care into Nice and Savoy, upgrading them from from rural desolation into the Ibiza of the 1800's.

    5. Senator for life Giulio "Beelzebub" Andreotti



    Machiavelli is known as the Andreotti of the Renaissance, but who truly was that exceptional statesman? Giulio Andreotti is justifiably credited for impeccable flexibility and political skill, in times when politicians, especially his opponents, happened to get shot by otherwise respectable citizens, who may or may not have worked for the mafia (the socialist press derogatorily described them as mobsters). Despite the political uncertainty and the vile accusations of the left, Andreotti currently holds the global record of becoming Minister of Prime-Minister more than fourteen times.

    6. Underboss Fat Tony



    Fat Tony is undeniably the most easily recognized icon of modern pop culture. Responsible for undermining once and for all negative, American stereotypes for Italians, Fat Tony has actually played a more crucial role in spreading Italian civilisation overseas than Domino's Pizzas.

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    Default Re: Greatest Italian Leader

    [valid historical point about the pervasiveness of the italian-american stereotype in media and the relationship that has with Fat Tony]

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    I support all Napoleonic endeavors to guarantee the sovereignty of European principalities.

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    Adbul man, I mean...



    as for Andreotti, he was too evil.. even for our standards.... and he wasn't even human, since he didn't die, but simply deactivated himself

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    That's great Flinn . What ended up happening after the vid ends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akar View Post
    That's great Flinn . What ended up happening after the vid ends?
    I don't remember well, but he had a sort of stroke IIRC.. he didn't die immediately after that, I think he survived for few months, but that was like his public appearance.. I remember at the time (it was 2012 IIRC) a lot of people said that he faked the stroke.. .that gives the idea of what image he had among the people ..
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    Default Re: Greatest Italian Leader

    Damn, he took that stroke like a ing CHAMP. It's really no wonder people thought he faked it, the man didn't even flinch.

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    Questo Domenica
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Athelstan View Post
    Questo Domenica
    whut?
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    Default Re: Greatest Italian Leader

    he just challenged you to a duel I think

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    Default Re: Greatest Italian Leader

    I voted for Vitellius as any good Roman should do and like any good Roman you should also patronize the establishments using bread and cakes provided by Rome's guild of millers, which uses only the finest grains. True Roman bread for true Romans!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Akar View Post
    he just challenged you to a duel I think
    No, it's a new type of melted cheese produced in Italy by the Lapandaminelli family.

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    Default Re: Greatest Italian Leader

    A "new" type of cheese? Don't be absurd, everyone knows there's only four types of cheese: White, Cheddar, and American, and Cottage.

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    My vote goes to Didius Julianus, sadly forgotten by this poll.

    Some became emperors by force of arms, some by birthright or inheritance, some by political machinations. But only one did so by cutting to the heart of matter and applying the most basic equation of politics and economics. Money=power.

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    Default Re: Greatest Italian Leader

    Wait why does this poll close in March of 2032

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    Default Re: Greatest Italian Leader

    That's when the potassium for this poll runs out.

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    Default Re: Greatest Italian Leader

    wait is that how polls work

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    Default Re: Greatest Italian Leader

    I'm fairly sure that's where the colours in the polls come from, we're rapidly running out of material for polls, soon all we will have is a stately yet depressing grey

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    Default Re: Greatest Italian Leader

    It's like helium and birthday balloons

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