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12th Apr '16 11:16:39 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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*** The biopic ''Ghandi'' with Creator/BenKingsley explores a bit of the aftermath of the war in its portrayal of Mohandas Ghandi's early life. It begins with Ghandi working as an attorney in South Africa, taking advantage of the British victory over the Boers (and his own British citizenship) to get the job, only to discover that the new British authorities still consider him a second-class citizen because of his Indian birth.

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*** The biopic ''Ghandi'' with Creator/BenKingsley ''Film/{{Gandhi}}'' explores a bit of the aftermath of the war in its portrayal of Mohandas Ghandi's Gandhi's early life. It begins with Ghandi working as an attorney in South Africa, taking advantage of the British victory over the Boers (and his own British citizenship) to get the job, only to discover that the new British authorities still consider him a second-class citizen because of his Indian birth.
12th Apr '16 11:14:05 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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*** The biopic ''Ghandi'' with Creator/BenKingsley explores a bit of the aftermath of the war in its portrayal of Mohandas Ghandi's early life. It begins with Ghandi working as an attorney in South Africa, taking advantage of the British victory over the Boers (and his own British citizenship) to get the job, only to discover that the new British authorities still consider him a second-class citizen because of his Indian birth.
10th Apr '16 10:56:16 AM bud0011
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** * [[AC:Anime and Manga]]
31st Mar '16 11:50:36 AM johnnye
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->''our historical novels have fallen with terrible sameness into two or three grooves. We might almost say that a man is not allowed to write an historical novel except about four different historical periods, about six different historical characters; and even about them he is not allowed to take any view except that taken by the other romances on the same subject. Now, considering the countless millions of marvellous, amusing, unique, and picturesque things that have thronged on top of each other through all our wonderful three thousand years of European history, this state of affairs is as Byzantine and benighted as if no landscape painter ever painted anything but a larch tree, or as if none of our sculptors could model anything except the left leg.''

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->''our ->''Our historical novels have fallen with terrible sameness into two or three grooves. We might almost say that a man is not allowed to write an historical novel except about four different historical periods, about six different historical characters; and even about them he is not allowed to take any view except that taken by the other romances on the same subject. Now, considering the countless millions of marvellous, amusing, unique, and picturesque things that have thronged on top of each other through all our wonderful three thousand years of European history, this state of affairs is as Byzantine and benighted as if no landscape painter ever painted anything but a larch tree, or as if none of our sculptors could model anything except the left leg.''
21st Mar '16 9:31:39 AM Goldfritha
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*** ''Literature/McAuslan'' alludes to this as the narrator (and Fraser) had served in the campaign before becoming an officer.
7th Feb '16 2:01:08 PM nombretomado
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* Due to MedievalStasis, many cultures other than the Vikings during this age aren't shown until TheCrusades and TheHighMiddleAges. Nevermind that technology and history weren't static during this period, especially in the much-ignored Arab and South Asian civilizations of the period.

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* Due to MedievalStasis, many cultures other than the Vikings during this age aren't shown until TheCrusades UsefulNotes/TheCrusades and TheHighMiddleAges. Nevermind that technology and history weren't static during this period, especially in the much-ignored Arab and South Asian civilizations of the period.



* '''Main/TheCrusades''' are the Third Crusade, immediately preceding years of Hattin and the reconquest of Jerusalem. If it doesn't have Richard I, Saladin, Templars and Assassins in it, people are not interested. As for the Fourth Crusade, the one where the Crusaders went and sacked Consantinople instead of the Holy Land, well that's not something people want to remember.

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* '''Main/TheCrusades''' '''UsefulNotes/TheCrusades''' are the Third Crusade, immediately preceding years of Hattin and the reconquest of Jerusalem. If it doesn't have Richard I, Saladin, Templars and Assassins in it, people are not interested. As for the Fourth Crusade, the one where the Crusaders went and sacked Consantinople instead of the Holy Land, well that's not something people want to remember.
27th Jan '16 12:11:38 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Any Korean history that doesn't involve [[Series/{{Mash}} funny Army doctors]] or [[UsefulNotes/TheRulersOfNorthKorea dictators with stupid haircuts]] is sadly underrepresented. The '''Joseon Dynasty''' and the '''Korean Empire''' only rarely show up in period pieces outside of Korea--which is a shame, since the volatile cloak-and-dagger politics surrounding the final years of the Korean Empire are absolutely ''ripe'' with high drama. In the decades following the rise of Imperial Japan, Korea was considered a vital chess piece in the ongoing power struggle between Japan and China, leading to fighting on Korean soil in the UsefulNotes/FirstSinoJapaneseWar (the precursor to the much better-known UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar), the covert assassination of Korea's '''Empress Myeongseong''' by Japanese agents in 1895, and the forceful dethroning of '''Emperor Sunjong''' in 1910--which Korea would ultimately pay back with the assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister '''Ito Hirobumi''' by an angry Korean nationalist. If you can get past the obvious lack of a WhiteMaleLead, Empress Myeongseong's court at Seoul would actually make a pretty good setting for a [[SpyFiction spy movie]].
27th Jan '16 9:03:27 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* The '''Congress of Vienna''' (1814-1815) and the subsequent reign of the '''Concert of Europe'''. It's understandable that the Congress is hugely overshadowed by the preceding Napoleonic Wars (which it was meant to discuss), but it's still a hugely important historical event in its own right, and arguably the ''perfect'' setting for a political thriller. At the time, it was the single largest gathering of European leaders in history, and one of the first times that a group of world leaders met--on equal footing--to hammer out national alliances and negotiate the political direction of an entire continent for decades afterwards. Understandably, it was a major influence on the later League of Nations, which sought to bring the same peace and stability to Europe after World War I that the Congress attempted to bring after the Napoleonic Wars. Not to mention that it included the exploits of Klemens von Metternich and Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (just "Talleyrand" to his admirers), two rival [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]]s of the highest order, who are still popularly regarded as two of the greatest diplomats in history.
27th Jan '16 7:18:00 AM JulianLapostat
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*** ''Buddha'' by Osamu Tezuka.

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*** ** ''Buddha'' by Osamu Tezuka.


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* '''The Protestant Reformation''' is surprisingly under-represented. Martin Luther, Thomas Muntzer, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin and their merry men (and women) who changed the history of Europe are woefully lacking in depiction. The work of non-conformists like William Tyndale (whose translation of the Bible precede the King James Bible, which used it as a base) and also died as a martyr is far less known than say, St. Thomas More (who was a Catholic who opposed Henry VIII's protestantism). There aren't even movies showing the work of Gutenberg and other printers, who played a major role in developing literacy among the common man and gave rise to what Max Weber called the Protestant Ethic of UsefulNotes/{{Capitalism}}.
27th Jan '16 2:10:34 AM JulianLapostat
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* The '''Russian Front''' of World War II has the same disadvantage as the Thirty Years War. The main contenders were EvilVersusEvil, everyone else was just trodden on and so on. Whereas in the West it doesn't quite feel that way to contemplate it. Especially so for minor powers on the Eastern front, like the Hungarians, Romanians or the Soviet-backed Polish force, which aren't always remembered even in the respective nations.

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* The '''Russian Front''' of World War II has had the same disadvantage of UsefulNotes/ColdWar politics, with some in the West, and dissenters in the Warsaw Pact seeing it as EvilVersusEvil. It's also the fact that this was unquestionably far more violent, bloody and devastating, with Leningrad being laid siege, whole villages made to starve to death all under the guide of Nazi Germany's Generalplan Ost. This has the disadvantage of leaving such battles as Kursk as well as the Thirty Years War. The main contenders were EvilVersusEvil, everyone else was just trodden on and so on. Whereas number of female combat veterans in the West it doesn't quite feel that way to contemplate it. Especially so for minor powers on Red Army (a Soviet innovation) including snipers and flying aces. About the Eastern front, like only times this gets addressed is in movies about the Hungarians, Romanians or Holocaust, since the Soviet-backed Polish force, which aren't always remembered even in Red Army liberated the respective nations. first camps, including Auschwitz-Birkenau.



*** ''A Time to Love and a Time to Die''.

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*** ''A Time to Love and a Time to Die''.Die'' by Creator/DouglasSirk.
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