History Fridge / SixteenThirtyTwo

29th Mar '16 12:05:43 PM Jhonny
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* Why would labor organizers and outright Marxists like Mike Stearns fight for in essence a copy of nineteenth century capitalist America with more progressive stances on race and women's rights? - Well, Marx himself said that the Bourgeoisie (the non-noble upper class) [[FairForItsDay has been a revolutionary class in the past]] and Marx even congratulated Lincoln on his reelection. So from this standpoint it makes absolute sense - not even only in a "lesser of two evils" kind of way, why they are fighting for democracy and capitalism as we know them instead of communism. Lenin was the first major Marxist to argue that capitalism could be skipped on the way to communism. Stearns and the real life author of his character are not convinced.
14th Mar '16 11:48:33 PM Teakay
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* In ''1633'', a young Richard Cromwell is killed during his father's arrest after his outburst at the men who'd just murdered his mother. It's not mentioned in the book itself, but a quick Google search will tell you that Richard Cromwell was ''six''.

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* In ''1633'', a young Richard Cromwell is killed during his father's arrest after his outburst at the men who'd just murdered his mother. It's not mentioned in the book itself, but a A quick Google search will tell you that Richard Cromwell was ''six''.
14th Mar '16 11:46:08 PM Teakay
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* In ''1633'', a young Richard Cromwell is killed during his father's arrest after his outburst at the men who'd just murdered his mother. It's not mentioned in the book itself, but a quick Google search will tell you that Richard Cromwell was ''six''.
2nd Jan '16 11:57:59 PM Teakay
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* The listing of party guests at the end of ''The Viennese Waltz'' indicates that among everything else he was willing to do, [[spoiler:Gundaker von Liechtenstein would have blown up his own daughters in his assassination attempt]].
3rd Jan '15 5:12:18 PM MetaBuu
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** The cliffs are only six feet high, not six hundred.
8th Nov '14 7:23:40 AM RoseAndHeather
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* While praising a performance of ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', Archduchess Maria Anna points out that "...the marriage must have been morganatic, of course, but that was all right..." in the middle of the discussion. Now go watch the film version: during the wedding sequence, Maria is holding the Captain's ''left'' hand, as in morganatic marriages, instead of his right, as in standard marriages. Maria Anna was absolutely right!
1st Jun '14 9:16:10 AM roxana
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* Is it just coincidence that the 'new Americans' of Grantville come from two ethnic groups that mad massive contributions to the Original America? Germans and Scots that is. Whatever the horrors Germans got up to in their own country in this dimension they made ''great'' Americans.

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* Is it just coincidence that the 'new Americans' of Grantville come from two ethnic groups that mad made massive contributions to the Original America? Germans and Scots that is. Whatever the horrors Germans got up to in their own country in this dimension they made ''great'' Americans.
1st Jun '14 9:15:29 AM roxana
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* Is it just coincidence that the 'new Americans' of Grantville come from two ethnic groups that mad massive contributions to the Original America? Germans and Scots that is. Whatever the horrors Germans got up to in their own country in this dimension they made ''great'' Americans.
28th Mar '14 10:01:09 PM RobinZimm
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* In ''1633'', when he learns that his navy is going to have to engineer the defense of Wismar against the incoming Danish fleet, Admiral Simpson assigns Lt. Cantrell to determine what resources are available to send. Somehow Lt. Cantrell is able to do this all the way from Magdeburg, presumably by radio ... presumably because he ''already'' visited every town in the house in "Curio and Relic" as Paul Santee's Assistant Weapon Scrounger, and therefore already has a sense of the social landscape of uptimers in Grantville that's far more detailed than almost anyone's.
30th Nov '13 11:22:50 PM GrantMK2
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*** Obstacles were used in real life to stop cavalry forces, which once off their horses would be far easier to handle.
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