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11th May '16 3:29:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Main/TheKnightsTemplar The Order of Solomon's Temple]], while famous for their knights deserve mention here. Everyone has heard of the Templar Treasure, but while movies imagine this as hoard of gold or Thor's hammer, the reality is that their funding largely came from investments. By creating one of the most well established banking and cheque system in Europe, they were able to establish what was essentially a multinational corporation. By investing the pilgrim's money while they were in the holy land, they were able to receive the interest profits from these investments and amass their own personal endowment that rivaled kingdoms. In reality their eventual purge was little more than a hostile takeover to take control of these assets. All of this while they remained one Europe's most effective armies.

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* [[Main/TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar The Order of Solomon's Temple]], while famous for their knights deserve mention here. Everyone has heard of the Templar Treasure, but while movies imagine this as hoard of gold or Thor's hammer, the reality is that their funding largely came from investments. By creating one of the most well established banking and cheque system in Europe, they were able to establish what was essentially a multinational corporation. By investing the pilgrim's money while they were in the holy land, they were able to receive the interest profits from these investments and amass their own personal endowment that rivaled kingdoms. In reality their eventual purge was little more than a hostile takeover to take control of these assets. All of this while they remained one Europe's most effective armies.
2nd May '16 9:59:07 AM Snarf
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** To put this into perspective: the king of France was the one to order the Templars put out of business, because the kingdom was so far in debt to them that the order could have taken ''France itself'' in payment.
31st Mar '16 11:26:01 AM Thom_Phan
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* [[Main/theknightstemplars The Order of Solomon's Temple]], while famous for their knights deserve mention here. Everyone has heard of the Templar Treasure, but while movies imagine this as hoard of gold or Thor's hammer, the reality is that their funding largely came from investments. By creating one of the most well established banking and cheque system in Europe, they were able to establish what was essentially a multinational corporation. By investing the pilgrim's money while they were in the holy land, they were able to receive the interest profits from these investments and amass their own personal endowment that rivaled kingdoms. In reality their eventual purge was little more than a hostile takeover to take control of these assets. All of this while they remained one Europe's most effective armies.

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* [[Main/theknightstemplars [[Main/TheKnightsTemplar The Order of Solomon's Temple]], while famous for their knights deserve mention here. Everyone has heard of the Templar Treasure, but while movies imagine this as hoard of gold or Thor's hammer, the reality is that their funding largely came from investments. By creating one of the most well established banking and cheque system in Europe, they were able to establish what was essentially a multinational corporation. By investing the pilgrim's money while they were in the holy land, they were able to receive the interest profits from these investments and amass their own personal endowment that rivaled kingdoms. In reality their eventual purge was little more than a hostile takeover to take control of these assets. All of this while they remained one Europe's most effective armies.
31st Mar '16 11:23:16 AM Thom_Phan
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* The Order of Solomon's Temple, while famous for their knights deserve mention here. Everyone has heard of the Templar Treasure, but while movies imagine this as hoard of gold or Thor's hammer, the reality is that their funding largely came from investments. By creating one of the most well established banking and cheque system in Europe, they were able to establish what was essentially a multinational corporation. By investing the pilgrim's money while they were in the holy land, they were able to receive the interest profits from these investments and amass their own personal endowment that rivaled kingdoms. In reality their eventual purge was little more than a hostile takeover to take control of these assets. All of this while they remained one Europe's most effective armies.

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* [[Main/theknightstemplars The Order of Solomon's Temple, Temple]], while famous for their knights deserve mention here. Everyone has heard of the Templar Treasure, but while movies imagine this as hoard of gold or Thor's hammer, the reality is that their funding largely came from investments. By creating one of the most well established banking and cheque system in Europe, they were able to establish what was essentially a multinational corporation. By investing the pilgrim's money while they were in the holy land, they were able to receive the interest profits from these investments and amass their own personal endowment that rivaled kingdoms. In reality their eventual purge was little more than a hostile takeover to take control of these assets. All of this while they remained one Europe's most effective armies.
31st Mar '16 11:21:32 AM Thom_Phan
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* The Order of Solomon's Temple, while famous for their knights deserve mention here. Everyone has heard of the Templar Treasure, but while movies imagine this as hoard of gold or Thor's hammer, the reality is that their funding largely came from investments. By creating one of the most well established banking and cheque system in Europe, they were able to establish what was essentially a multinational corporation. By investing the pilgrim's money while they were in the holy land, they were able to receive the interest profits from these investments and amass their own personal endowment that rivaled kingdoms. In reality their eventual purge was little more than a hostile takeover to take control of these assets. All of this while they remained one Europe's most effective armies.
23rd Feb '16 2:54:55 AM 59Efra
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* Plenty of the Ministry workers in ''Series/ElMinisterioDelTiempo''. They're civil servants with little to no weapon or hand-to-hand fighting training, but perfectly able to kick serious ass.
10th Feb '16 4:21:29 PM FighterJetCowboy
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* The Bureaucrat class from AnarchyOnline lives and breathes this tropes. They use a combination of bureaucratic red tape and propaganda to hold enemies in place or turn them neutral, making them invaluable for [[AnAdventurerIsYou crowd control]], while their robot bodyguard or charmed enemies handle the rest. . The [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]] and GunsAkimbo they frequently sport are just gravy on one of the most DifficultButAwesome classes in the game.
25th Jan '16 7:20:00 PM R1ck
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* Staff officers in an army have throughout history had the job of working out all the little details that turn a general's grand plan into actuality, from ordering the right quantities of ammunition, rations, etc. to mapping out the paths that the soldiers will take to their deployment and jump-off points, how many carriages in how many trains are needed, organising transfer and care of the wounded and dead, and making sure that infantry (and cavalry in a bygone age), artillery, and (where applicable) tanks and aircraft all work together smoothly. Etcetera. They are the ultimate detail-obsessed pen pushers. ''They are also ''all'' trained professional soldiers.''

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* Staff officers in an army have throughout history had the job of working out all the little details that turn a general's grand plan into actuality, from ordering the right quantities of ammunition, rations, etc. to mapping out the paths that the soldiers will take to their deployment and jump-off points, how many carriages in how many trains are needed, organising transfer and care of the wounded and dead, and making sure that infantry (and cavalry in a bygone age), artillery, and (where applicable) tanks and aircraft all work together smoothly. Etcetera. They are the ultimate detail-obsessed pen pushers. ''They are also ''all'' all trained professional soldiers.''
25th Jan '16 7:19:39 PM R1ck
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* Staff officers in an army have throughout history had the job of working out all the little details that turn a general's grand plan into actuality, from ordering the right quantities of ammunition, rations, etc. to mapping out the paths that the soldiers will take to their deployment and jump-off points, how many carriages in how many trains are needed, organising transfer and care of the wounded and dead, and making sure that infantry (and cavalry in a bygone age), artillery, and (where applicable) tanks and aircraft all work together smoothly. Etcetera. They are the ultimate detail-obsessed pen pushers. '''They are also ''all'' trained professional soldiers.'''

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* Staff officers in an army have throughout history had the job of working out all the little details that turn a general's grand plan into actuality, from ordering the right quantities of ammunition, rations, etc. to mapping out the paths that the soldiers will take to their deployment and jump-off points, how many carriages in how many trains are needed, organising transfer and care of the wounded and dead, and making sure that infantry (and cavalry in a bygone age), artillery, and (where applicable) tanks and aircraft all work together smoothly. Etcetera. They are the ultimate detail-obsessed pen pushers. '''They ''They are also ''all'' trained professional soldiers.'''''
26th Dec '15 11:45:01 AM StFan
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* There are a number of stories of diplomats and consular officials who saved Jews from the Holocaust due to determined applications of bureaucracy. Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania, saved [[strike:dozens]] ''thousands'' by filling out visas that allowed Jews to evacuate to Japan. He was recalled in disgrace, but he continued to fill out visas as fast as he could until the very last minute, even flinging them out of the window at the crowd as the train pulled away.
** Similarly, RaoulWallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, saved numerous Jews by falsifying paperwork permitting them to enter Sweden, then bought up apartment buildings, filled them with Jewish families, declared them Swedish sovereign territory (much like an embassy or consulate in a foreign country) and pretty much dared the Nazis to stop him. They didn't.

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* There are a number of stories of diplomats and consular officials who saved Jews from the Holocaust due to determined applications of bureaucracy. bureaucracy.
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Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania, saved [[strike:dozens]] ''thousands'' by filling out visas that allowed Jews to evacuate to Japan. He was recalled in disgrace, but he continued to fill out visas as fast as he could until the very last minute, even flinging them out of the window at the crowd as the train pulled away.
away. Sugihara was a ''vice''-consul, which means in the (highly stratified) Japanese diplomacy he did not have the authority to decide on visas. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiune_Sugihara#Lithuania He gave them out in direct violation of his orders from Tokyo]], during the time when powerful Japanese generals had to step carefully to avoid disgrace, execution or assassination. This is an even more {{Badass}} act.
** Similarly, RaoulWallenberg, UsefulNotes/RaoulWallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, saved numerous Jews by falsifying paperwork permitting them to enter Sweden, then bought up apartment buildings, filled them with Jewish families, declared them Swedish sovereign territory (much like an embassy or consulate in a foreign country) and pretty much dared the Nazis to stop him. They didn't.



** Sugihara was a ''vice''-consul, which means in the (highly stratified) Japanese diplomacy he did not have the authority to decide on visas. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiune_Sugihara#Lithuania He gave them out in direct violation of his orders from Tokyo]], during the time when powerful Japanese generals had to step carefully to avoid disgrace, execution or assassination. This is an even more {{Badass}} act.



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