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8th Jul '17 8:20:44 AM ironballs16
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*** However, Hannibal paid him back by deliberately ''avoiding'' lands owned by Fabius, casting suspicion that Fabius' reason for abandoning [[AttackAttackAttack their usual strategy]] was out of collusion, rather than caution.
24th Jun '17 8:23:53 PM Knock29
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* D-Day
** Operation Fortitude, the largest military deception operation in the history of warfare.
4th Jun '17 8:51:28 PM ElBuenCuate
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** Empress Theodora proving her status as Empress by basically telling her husband and the Imperial Court to stand and fight, rather then run from the rampaging Demes.
** Belisarius taking back Carthage from the Vandals with only sixteen-thousand men, even less then the numbers he had at Dara. And succeeded where the efforts of BOTH of the Roman Empires of old backfired with six times that many soldiers.

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** Empress Theodora proving her status as Empress by basically telling her husband and the Imperial Court to stand and fight, rather then than run from the rampaging Demes.
** Belisarius taking back Carthage from the Vandals with only sixteen-thousand men, even less then than the numbers he had at Dara. And succeeded where the efforts of BOTH of the Roman Empires of old backfired with six times that many soldiers.
30th May '17 7:39:53 PM KoolKoopaGirl
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** Really, the fact that Carthage was able to stand against the might of Rome for as long as they did is a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome]] all on its own.
15th May '17 7:06:52 PM DarthWalrus
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*** And then the Romans, the reservists and dregs who weren't sent off to Spain, to Africa, ''hold their ground'' in the face of the Elephants, and if it were not for the defeat of their cavalry, quite possibly would have won.
9th Apr '17 4:51:56 PM papyru30
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** Belisarius, when faced with the task off defending Rome from a much larger force, laughs at them and then shoots down three riders to raise his men's hopes.
5th Apr '17 5:25:21 PM SparkyDJM1
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** Ieyasu makes it back to a castle with only five men to protect it after being crushed by the Takada cavalry. Five men against a whole army is suicide and yet Ieyasu dodges death again by lighting braziers along the wall, throwing open his gates and banging a huge drum, daring the enemy to come and get him (which they don't). Then, his secret weapon, Hattori Hanzo, does so much damage to the Takada in the night that they flee to their home.
11th Feb '17 11:58:43 AM ironballs16
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*** After completing her (surprisingly non-violent) coup, Catherine manages, through sheer force of will and personality, to cajole the Orthodox Church into becoming officially State-owned, as Russia's treasury was nearly empty due to a number of failed military ventures.

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*** After completing her (surprisingly non-violent) coup, Catherine manages, through sheer force of will and personality, to cajole the Orthodox Church into becoming officially State-owned, as Russia's treasury was nearly empty due to a number of failed military ventures.
ventures, and they desperately needed more tax revenue.
11th Feb '17 11:57:19 AM ironballs16
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** She started out as TheUnfavorite of her mother, who [[HeirClubForMen was hoping for a son]] to help solidify her position in court. However, Catherine better at selling herself than her mother was, greatly impressing Frederick the Great, whose idle conversation with her over dinner revealed that Catherine was far more interesting (and interested in learning) than her mother believed her to be, sending a favorable letter to Elizabeth in Russia to inform her of such.

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** She started out as TheUnfavorite of her mother, who [[HeirClubForMen was hoping for a son]] to help solidify her position in court. However, Catherine proved better at selling herself than her mother was, mother, greatly impressing Frederick the Great, whose Great over idle conversation with her over dinner revealed conversation, convincing him that Catherine was far more interesting (and interested in learning) than her mother believed her to be, sending a favorable letter to Elizabeth in Russia to inform her of such.
11th Feb '17 11:56:02 AM ironballs16
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--> The embassy from Peter's company arrives, one of them ''begs'' Catherine not to take arms up against her husband. She takes him by the elbow and leads him to a balcony. Gesturing to the ''ecstatic'' crowd, she says: "Deliver your message to ''them''."

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--> ---> The embassy from Peter's company arrives, one of them ''begs'' Catherine not to take arms up against her husband. She takes him by the elbow and leads him to a balcony. Gesturing to the ''ecstatic'' crowd, she says: "Deliver your message to ''them''."
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