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25th Jul '16 12:59:18 PM scaredinmate#94
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* If you live in America, you also think that America has won every war it entered, with the possible exception of Vietnam depending on which side of the spectrum you're on. In fact, America has undeniably lost a few low-key wars in its history, the most crushing being the aforementioned War of 1812, where the British actually set fire to the capital. This might be why it's gone mostly unmentioned. The War of 1812 itself ended as a draw under the Treaty of Ghent, both sides agreeing to end the war as status quo antebellum, or back to the way things were before. Neither side got anything out of it, so neither side can be called a victor. The Burning of Washington, even, was in retaliation to American Forces burning down York first, the then provincial capital of Canada. [[note]]The news of the treaty came after a large American Victory at UsefulNotes/NewOrleans (which happened to be fought after the treaty was signed due to slow communication), leading most Americans to get the impression the war was won.[[/note]]
25th Jun '16 7:51:38 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having hydraulic technology for lifts way ahead of its time -, as well as Romans fluent in [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ExplodingBarrels and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and some guy named Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having hydraulic technology for lifts way ahead of its time -, as well as Romans fluent in [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ExplodingBarrels and [[EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions shell shock, shock]], a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and some guy named Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
25th Jun '16 7:47:54 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ''Exploding Barrels'' and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts way ahead of its time -, as well as Romans fluent in [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ''Exploding Barrels'' ExplodingBarrels and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and some guy named Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
25th Jun '16 7:44:52 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in ''Queens Latin'', [[''Exploding Barrels'' and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in ''Queens Latin'', [[''Exploding [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ''Exploding Barrels'' and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
25th Jun '16 7:42:37 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{RyseSonOfRome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in [[QueensLatin]], [[ExplodingBarrels]] and shell shock, a [[''Film/Gladiator'' gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{RyseSonOfRome}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in [[QueensLatin]], [[ExplodingBarrels]] ''Queens Latin'', [[''Exploding Barrels'' and shell shock, a [[''Film/Gladiator'' [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
23rd Jun '16 11:41:17 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{RyseSonOfRome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in [[QueensLatin]], [[ExplodingBarrels]] and shell shock, a [[''Film/Gladiator'' gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
8th Jun '16 11:46:05 AM Smitty300
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* Extreme emphasis on 'freedoms' in the lower grades plays into both American Exceptionalism [[note]]Read: Arrogance[[/note]] and constant fear of 'big goverment' (despite the US providing poorer social services in some areas than a good number of third world[[note]]The person who wrote this grew up among family and friends from the third world and has not yet enountered a single non-white, non-PC nut who found the term offensive.[[/note]] nations.
2nd Jun '16 2:33:31 PM nombretomado
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* CosmicHorror stories are, [[SarcasmMode as we all know]], all about [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow forbidden knowledge]] (usually acquired from [[TomeOfEldritchLore blasphemous books]]) and [[GoMadFromTheRevelation sanity-blasting]] [[EldritchAbomination tentacled god-monsters]] that are just ''waiting'' to exterminate (and [[ImAHumanitarian optionally eat]]) all of humanity [[WhenThePlanetsAlign once the stars are right]]. Never mind that the actual story canon of HPLovecraft alone is a good bit more varied and nuanced than that...

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* CosmicHorror stories are, [[SarcasmMode as we all know]], all about [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow forbidden knowledge]] (usually acquired from [[TomeOfEldritchLore blasphemous books]]) and [[GoMadFromTheRevelation sanity-blasting]] [[EldritchAbomination tentacled god-monsters]] that are just ''waiting'' to exterminate (and [[ImAHumanitarian optionally eat]]) all of humanity [[WhenThePlanetsAlign once the stars are right]]. Never mind that the actual story canon of HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft alone is a good bit more varied and nuanced than that...
1st Jun '16 6:40:11 PM Meritocrat
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* Most of history, especially what you're taught in high school. It would take the whole school year to get a non-Theme Park version of one war, especially complex events such as the UsefulNotes/ThirtyYearsWar. Likewise, certain national histories are often taught in a closed-off hermetic fashion without reference to geopolitical tensions and other environmental and sociological changes, while also giving an impression of continuity between old regimes and modern times. This intersects with the tendency to present an [[PropagandaPiece official version]] of national history; for example, classes in US history can resemble advertisements for the US progressive movement.

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* Most of history, especially what you're taught in high school. It would take the whole school year to get a non-Theme Park version of one war, especially complex events such as the UsefulNotes/ThirtyYearsWar. Likewise, certain national histories are often taught in a closed-off hermetic fashion without reference to geopolitical tensions and other environmental and sociological changes, while also giving an impression of continuity between old regimes and modern times. This intersects with the tendency to present an [[PropagandaPiece official version]] of national history; for example, classes in US history can resemble advertisements for the US progressive conservative movement.


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*Extreme emphasis on 'freedoms' in the lower grades plays into both American Exceptionalism [[note]]Read: Arrogance[[/note]] and constant fear of 'big goverment' (despite the US providing poorer social services in some areas than a good number of third world[[note]]The person who wrote this grew up among family and friends from the third world and has not yet enountered a single non-white, non-PC nut who found the term offensive.[[/note]] nations.
1st Jun '16 12:21:15 PM Josef5678
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* ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed II'' has tracks taking place in exotic locales such as [[LandDownUnder The Outback]] (depicted as a rocky desert cutting through UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}), The Himalayas (snowy mountains and a small village), and Northern Europe (which contains the Autobahn, a Germanic village, and castles within the same driving distance.
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