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15th Apr '16 5:59:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Discussed by the messenger of the [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Conclave]] in ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'', when he declared the winner of the ''Kings War'' arc and said winner protested the [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot late intervention]]:

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* Discussed by the messenger of the [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Conclave]] in ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'', when he declared the winner of the ''Kings War'' arc and said winner protested the [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot late intervention]]:intervention:
10th Apr '16 6:24:37 AM aye_amber
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5th Apr '16 5:26:17 PM Godzillawolf
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** Cadence defies this after the Changeling battle: [[spoiler:Cadence beats Chrysalis and becomes the Changeling Queen, Chrysalis dying of her injuries and [[{{Reincarnation}} is reincarnated as an innocent filly]]. Cadence then tells the Changelings to remember Chrysalis for the good she did, but also not deny the evil either.]]
10th Mar '16 5:35:15 PM Jeduthun
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* Spoofed on Website/{{Twitter}} by the popular comedy account [[https://twitter.com/thetweetofgod/status/648952093794009089 The Tweet Of God]]:
--> People say history is written by the winners, but actually history is written by historians, and most of them are losers.
5th Mar '16 8:04:10 AM Jhonny
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**This goes so far that some theologians in fact apply a "rule of embarrassment" to find out which things are likely to have happened. A tale of Jesus being wrong would have no place in a hagiography and hence some theologians argue that it only found its way into a story written by a Christian because it actually happened.
5th Mar '16 8:00:45 AM Jhonny
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*The American Civil War - well into the twentieth century the Southern perspective dominated, even though they lost the war. This was mostly due to Northerners not caring as much and the first movies being made by recent immigrants or their children who had no skin in the game and wanted to avoid it getting [[BannedInChina banned in the South]] for being too critical of the South. This also colors the view of Reconstruction (which failed due to white Southern resistance and a lack of Northern commitment) which briefly gave the rights African Americans had in theory but would not regain in practice until the 1960s. Only after the civil rights movement did a view of the Civil War as caused by slavery and won by the "right side" gain currency and become the dominating narrative it today is.
28th Feb '16 10:42:31 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** In the past decade it seems as if this trend has slowly been changing. Wrestling/EricBischoff wrote his pro-WCW, anti-WWE expose book ''Controversy Creates Cash'' while still working for WWE. And with Wrestling/{{Sting}}'s long-awaited arrival in WWE in 2014, the WCW legacy has been getting a lot more respect from its vanquisher, with Wrestling/TripleH depicted as a heel for wanting to expunge Sting's existence from the wrestling archives. Heck, at the ''[=WrestleMania=]'' match between these two, D-Generation X were the heels and the ''New World Order'' (one of the most notorious heel stables of all time) were the faces!

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** In the past decade it seems as if this trend has slowly been changing. Wrestling/EricBischoff wrote his pro-WCW, anti-WWE expose book ''Controversy Creates Cash'' while still working for WWE. And with Wrestling/{{Sting}}'s long-awaited arrival in WWE in 2014, the WCW legacy has been getting a lot more respect from its vanquisher, with Wrestling/TripleH depicted as a heel for wanting to expunge Sting's existence from the wrestling archives. Heck, at the ''[=WrestleMania=]'' match between these two, D-Generation X were the heels and the ''New World Order'' ''Wrestling/NewWorldOrder'' (one of the most notorious heel stables of all time) were the faces!
19th Feb '16 5:32:18 PM lorgskyegon
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** It actually works the other way as well. A popular view of pre-Columbian Native Culture is one of great nobility and peace. While individual tribes may have been somewhat peaceful, tribes fought each other just as much as European states did and for the same reasons. One way to tell is by common tribal name. If the common name was given by the tribe itself, it likely means "the people" or something similar. If given a name by Europeans, it often refers to a nearby natural characteristic (lake, waterfall, etc...). If named by another tribe, there's a very good chance it means something close to "enemy". For instance, "Apache" comes from a Zuni word meaning "enemy". They call themselves the Ndee.
7th Feb '16 11:39:18 PM ultimomant
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* In ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'', Athena used to be Queen of the Gods, as well as the Goddess of Death. Then Zeus defeated her in battle and took over as ruler. He rewrote history and the myths so that her true role was forgotten and she was demoted to being one of his daughters.
28th Jan '16 6:27:45 PM FurryKef
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* The Vikings are another exception. While the Norse (i.e. the Scandinavians) eventually wrote their history, it was 200-300 years later and their accounts are considered mostly semi-legendary. The contemporary accounts where written by monks and Arab travelers.

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* The Vikings are another exception. While the Norse (i.e. the Scandinavians) eventually wrote their history, it was 200-300 years later and their accounts are considered mostly semi-legendary. The contemporary accounts where were written by monks and Arab travelers.
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