History Fridge / Temeraire

18th Oct '16 7:58:09 PM nombretomado
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* There's a good reason why it makes sense that [[spoiler:Napoleonic France]] would be in a position to extend equal rights to dragons, and it's not simply getting an advantage over England. One of the founding tenets of the Republic (and legacies of the FrenchRevolution) is the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity." What [[spoiler:Napoleon]] did was in effect extend the same rights enshrined in that ideal to dragons, effectively making them just like any other citizen of [[spoiler:France]]. Also, since dragons were considered demonic in at least some traditionalist lore, their vindicated place can be considered an ideological and systemic TakeThat against the old order.

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* There's a good reason why it makes sense that [[spoiler:Napoleonic France]] would be in a position to extend equal rights to dragons, and it's not simply getting an advantage over England. One of the founding tenets of the Republic (and legacies of the FrenchRevolution) UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution) is the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity." What [[spoiler:Napoleon]] did was in effect extend the same rights enshrined in that ideal to dragons, effectively making them just like any other citizen of [[spoiler:France]]. Also, since dragons were considered demonic in at least some traditionalist lore, their vindicated place can be considered an ideological and systemic TakeThat against the old order.
8th Jul '15 10:52:56 AM RTDice
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* Hammond takes frequently takes ill at high altitudes. To alleviate this, he is given bundles of coca leaves as treatment; a common remedy in South America, even today. Over the next few books he continues to use them in comic excess. It seems rediculous, until you remember the more infamous application of coca leaf...

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* Hammond takes frequently takes ill at high altitudes. To alleviate this, he is given bundles of coca leaves as treatment; a common remedy in South America, even today. Over the next few books he continues to use them in comic excess. It seems rediculous, until you remember the more infamous application of coca leaf...
8th Jul '15 10:51:30 AM RTDice
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* Temeraire and Laurence are symbolized by wind and water, respectively. These are the titular elements of ''Chinese'' feng shui- it's no wonder they work so well together!

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* Temeraire and Laurence are symbolized by wind and water, respectively. These are the titular elements of ''Chinese'' feng shui- it's no wonder they work so well together!together!
* Hammond takes frequently takes ill at high altitudes. To alleviate this, he is given bundles of coca leaves as treatment; a common remedy in South America, even today. Over the next few books he continues to use them in comic excess. It seems rediculous, until you remember the more infamous application of coca leaf...
31st Dec '14 5:03:10 AM Argon2
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* The design of the dragon transport, specifically in its being strangely narrow for such a long ship (except for the wide dragondeck), is more or less a WoodenShipsAndIronMen take on an aircraft carrier.

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* The design of the dragon transport, specifically in its being strangely narrow for such a long ship (except for the wide dragondeck), is more or less a WoodenShipsAndIronMen take on an aircraft carrier.carrier.
* Temeraire and Laurence are symbolized by wind and water, respectively. These are the titular elements of ''Chinese'' feng shui- it's no wonder they work so well together!
8th Mar '14 7:53:09 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* There's a good reason why it makes sense that [[spoiler:Napoleonic France]] would be in a position to extend equal rights to dragons, and it's not simply getting an advantage over England. One of the founding tenets of the Republic (and legacies of the FrenchRevolution) is the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity." What [[spoiler:Napoleon]] did was in effect extend the same rights enshrined in that ideal to dragons, effectively making them just like any other citizen of [[spoiler:France]]. Also, since dragons were considered demonic in at least some traditionalist lore, their vindicated place can be considered an ideological and systemic TakeThat against the old order.

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* There's a good reason why it makes sense that [[spoiler:Napoleonic France]] would be in a position to extend equal rights to dragons, and it's not simply getting an advantage over England. One of the founding tenets of the Republic (and legacies of the FrenchRevolution) is the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity." What [[spoiler:Napoleon]] did was in effect extend the same rights enshrined in that ideal to dragons, effectively making them just like any other citizen of [[spoiler:France]]. Also, since dragons were considered demonic in at least some traditionalist lore, their vindicated place can be considered an ideological and systemic TakeThat against the old order.order.
* In ''Empire of Ivory'', we learn that there is [[spoiler:a thriving, very complex society in sub-Saharan Africa. While there were certainly smaller, less centralized empires in "real world" sub-Saharan Africa, they could never reach the level of complexity that similar societies did in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Why? Well, according to Jared Diamond in ''Gun, Germs and Steel'', the scourge of malaria forced sub-Saharan Africans to live further from sources of water and in smaller, less densely-populated communities.]] In ''Throne of Jade'', however, it's very casually mentioned that dragons [[spoiler:naturally repel mosquitoes.]] FridgeBrilliance, indeed!
* The design of the dragon transport, specifically in its being strangely narrow for such a long ship (except for the wide dragondeck), is more or less a WoodenShipsAndIronMen take on an aircraft carrier.
25th Nov '12 12:41:39 AM cthulhucalamari
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* The period after Napoleon's fall in real life is known to have given birth to Romanticism but Napoleon's fall also resulted in a massive conservative backlash that led to two World Wars and colonial empire's continued survival for a while longer.

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* The period after Napoleon's fall in real life is known to have given birth to Romanticism but Napoleon's fall also resulted in a massive conservative backlash that led to two World Wars and colonial empire's continued survival for a while longer.
over 150 years.
25th Nov '12 12:40:35 AM cthulhucalamari
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* The period after Napoleon's fall in real life is known to have given birth to Romanticism but Napoleon's fall also resulted in a massive conservative backlash that led to two World Wars and the colonial empire's continued survival for a while longer.

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* The period after Napoleon's fall in real life is known to have given birth to Romanticism but Napoleon's fall also resulted in a massive conservative backlash that led to two World Wars and the colonial empire's continued survival for a while longer.
25th Nov '12 12:40:15 AM cthulhucalamari
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* The period after Napoleon's fall in real life is known to have given birth to Romanticism but Napoleon's fall also resulted in a massive conservative backlash that lead to two World Wars and the colonial empire's continued survival for a while longer.

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* The period after Napoleon's fall in real life is known to have given birth to Romanticism but Napoleon's fall also resulted in a massive conservative backlash that lead led to two World Wars and the colonial empire's continued survival for a while longer.
18th Oct '12 7:07:55 PM cthulhucalamari
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* The period after Napoleon's fall in real life is known to have given birth to Romanticism but Napoleon's fall also resulted in a massive conservative backlash that lead to two World Wars and the colonial empires continued survival for a while longer.

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* The period after Napoleon's fall in real life is known to have given birth to Romanticism but Napoleon's fall also resulted in a massive conservative backlash that lead to two World Wars and the colonial empires empire's continued survival for a while longer.
18th Oct '12 6:56:14 PM cthulhucalamari
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* The period after Napoleon's fall in real life is known to have given birth to Romanticism but Napoleon's fall also resulted in a massive conservative backlash that lead to two World Wars and the colonial empires continued survival for a while longer.
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