History RoaringRampageOfRevenge / RealLife

14th Feb '17 3:24:35 PM SmoCro
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*** This was also the reason for Arminius betrayal. As a son of a Germanic chieftain he had been sent to Rome as a hostage and had been educated there, even reaching the rank of equites. But that did not change the fact that the Romans had taken him away from his family and stolen his life. Three Legions worth of Romans rather regreted that.
19th Jan '17 1:11:28 PM infernape612
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** During the [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Second Punic Wars]], the Greek city-states of Sicily, allied with Rome, switched sides after [[CurbStompBattle the Carthaginian triumph at Cannae]]. Rome replied sending against them the survivors of Cannae led by their best general, Marcellus, who razed two cities and then started besieging Syracuse while his troops sent raiding parties. The Sicilians were not impressed, especially as the Romans were failing against Syracuse's walls and Archimedes' inventions... And then the Romans broke through, [[RapePillageAndBurn sacked and demolished the city, and slaughtered anyone but those who could be useful, raped and/or enslaved (and some of those cathegories too, as Archimedes was mistaken for an old fool and killed)]]. Sicily became a Roman province as soon as the other city-states were informed of what had just happend;
** The Romans first came to Judaea when the Jews called them in as protectors, and were comprensibly ''pissed'' when they rebelled. When the Romans were finished, ''over one million Jews'' had been killed, 97,000 others were sold as slaves, most of the others had left Judaea, and Jerusalem had been ''completely'' destroyed save for a single wall of the Temple.

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** During the [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Second Punic Wars]], the Greek city-states of Sicily, allied with Rome, switched sides after [[CurbStompBattle the Carthaginian triumph at Cannae]]. Rome replied sending against them the survivors of Cannae led by their best general, Marcellus, who razed two cities and then started besieging Syracuse while his troops sent raiding parties. The Sicilians were not impressed, especially as the Romans were failing against Syracuse's walls and Archimedes' inventions... And then the Romans broke through, [[RapePillageAndBurn sacked and demolished the city, and slaughtered anyone but those who could be useful, raped and/or enslaved (and some of those cathegories categories too, as Archimedes was mistaken for an old fool and killed)]]. Sicily became a Roman province as soon as the other city-states were informed of what had just happend;
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** The Romans first came to Judaea when the Jews called them in as protectors, and were comprensibly comprehensibly ''pissed'' when they rebelled. When the Romans were finished, ''over one million Jews'' had been killed, 97,000 others were sold as slaves, most of the others had left Judaea, and Jerusalem had been ''completely'' destroyed save for a single wall of the Temple.
19th Jan '17 12:53:21 PM infernape612
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-->''Do not count days. Do not count miles. Count only the number of Germans you have killed. Kill the German - this is your mother's prayer. Kill the German - this is your child's plea. Kill the German - this is the cry of your Russian earth. Do not miss. Do not let up.'' '''''Kill.'''''

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-->''Do ->''Do not count days. Do not count miles. Count only the number of Germans you have killed. Kill the German - this is your mother's prayer. Kill the German - this is your child's plea. Kill the German - this is the cry of your Russian earth. Do not miss. Do not let up.'' '''''Kill.'''''
19th Jan '17 12:53:01 PM infernape612
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-->-'''Ilya Ehrenburg''', ''[[CommieLand Pravda]]'', [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo 1942]]

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-->-'''Ilya -->--'''Ilya Ehrenburg''', ''[[CommieLand Pravda]]'', [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo 1942]]
30th Dec '16 10:21:17 PM nombretomado
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* [[AwesomeMcCoolName Buford Pusser]] was a sheriff in Tennessee who was riding with his wife to a call when a car pulled up and fired on them, killing her and critically wounding him. He [[OneManArmy single-handedly killed every man]] and then went on to wage a war on moonshining, illegal gambling, and several other criminal activities in his county before dying in a car accident. This man was so awesome that not [[WalkingTall1973 one,]] but ''[[WalkingTall2004 two]]'' movies were made based on his story, the second of which starred DwayneJohnson.

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* [[AwesomeMcCoolName Buford Pusser]] was a sheriff in Tennessee who was riding with his wife to a call when a car pulled up and fired on them, killing her and critically wounding him. He [[OneManArmy single-handedly killed every man]] and then went on to wage a war on moonshining, illegal gambling, and several other criminal activities in his county before dying in a car accident. This man was so awesome that not [[WalkingTall1973 [[Film/WalkingTall1973 one,]] but ''[[WalkingTall2004 ''[[Film/WalkingTall2004 two]]'' movies were made based on his story, the second of which starred DwayneJohnson.Wrestling/DwayneJohnson.
23rd Oct '16 8:50:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The entire [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lusitanian_War Lusitanian War]] was a big rampage of revenge against the increasingly expansionist Roman Republic. When Rome pretended to make peace with the tired Lusitanians over war and land, only to slaughter 10,000 men women and children. Huge numbers of them spent the next 3 years randomly attacking Roman territories and allies but slowly failing. Just as it looked like Rome would wipe out the last resisting warriors, a survivor named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viriathus Viriathus]]of that same earlier massacre reminded them of why they had been fighting. Knowing how Romans fought, he managed to save the several thousand cornered warriors without a loss, leading to a renewed 8 year leadership of revenge against Rome. His leadership caused so much distress in Rome that other tribes rebelled, The recruitment rate in Rome dropped, especially after three legions were lost in the war against the Lusitanians alone. However, the trope is somewhat subverted in that eventually he later spared an army of Romans for peace, knowing that over time, the war would simply drain his peoples numbers, only for the peace treaty to be reneged and himself assassinated. Ironically enough his death triggered another brief rampage or revenge but without his leadership it failed. Adding to the confusion, the Roman's ended up making peace later by giving this tribe exactly what they asked for before this entire mess began, fertile land.

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* The entire [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lusitanian_War Lusitanian War]] was a big rampage of revenge against the increasingly expansionist Roman Republic. When Rome pretended to make peace with the tired Lusitanians over war and land, only to slaughter 10,000 men women and children. Huge numbers of them spent the next 3 years randomly attacking Roman territories and allies but slowly failing. Just as it looked like Rome would wipe out the last resisting warriors, a survivor named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viriathus Viriathus]]of Viriathus]] of that same earlier massacre reminded them of why they had been fighting. Knowing how Romans fought, he managed to save the several thousand cornered warriors without a loss, leading to a renewed 8 year leadership of revenge against Rome. His leadership caused so much distress in Rome that other tribes rebelled, The recruitment rate in Rome dropped, especially after three legions were lost in the war against the Lusitanians alone. However, the trope is somewhat subverted in that eventually he later spared an army of Romans for peace, knowing that over time, the war would simply drain his peoples numbers, only for the peace treaty to be reneged and himself assassinated. Ironically enough his death triggered another brief rampage or revenge but without his leadership it failed. Adding to the confusion, the Roman's ended up making peace later by giving this tribe exactly what they asked for before this entire mess began, fertile land.
21st Sep '16 7:54:07 AM theLibrarian
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** This also happened after the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, which saw three Roman legions massacred to the last due to the treachery of their Germanic guide Arminius. After all was said and done, the Romans waited a few years, then sent the army into Germania, wrecking shop, reclaiming the standards of the first three legions, and Arminius was eventually killed (though by rival German chieftains, rather than the Romans.) From then on the Romans were content to let their eastern border sit on the banks of the Rhine, but it's yet another example of why you didn't piss off Rome if you valued your freedom.
14th Sep '16 10:55:59 AM MikeW
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* In the 1970s, the guerrila group FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia) kidnapped prominent landowner Jesus Castano and demanded a ransom. When the proper amount wasn't paid, the group killed Jesus and left his body in the jungle. The man's sons, Carlos and Fidel, immediately swore revenge and formed the ACUU. They then went about slaughtering just about every single member of FARC they could find, burning entire villages that were living near Communist strongholds and putting to death anyone who had a remote connection to the group.
10th Sep '16 12:13:19 AM LadyNorbert
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* During the Union's campaign in the South in the twilight of the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, this was very much the feeling, especially towards the "snake-pit of secession", South Carolina. Columbia was burnt to the ground, and Atlanta and Charleston suffered extensive damage. One Southern diarist recounted: "[The Northern soldiers] say they are sorry for the women and children, but South Carolina must be destroyed". William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea", and extended scorched-earth campaign designed to decisively destroy the Confederacy's ability to wage war was another example:

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* During the Union's campaign in the South in the twilight of the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, this was very much the feeling, especially towards the "snake-pit of secession", South Carolina. Columbia was burnt to the ground, and Atlanta and Charleston suffered extensive damage. One Southern diarist recounted: "[The Northern soldiers] say they are sorry for the women and children, but South Carolina must be destroyed". William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea", and an extended scorched-earth campaign designed to decisively destroy the Confederacy's ability to wage war war, was another example:



* When 14th century French noblewoman Jeanne de Clisson's husband was betrayed by his best friend and executed for treason, she sold all the Clisson lands to buy a fleet of warships, painted them black and dyed the sails red, and made herself a pirate admiral who only attacked French ships. If she found any noblemen aboard, she would execute them by beheading, the same fate that ended her husband's life. But she would always leave at least one sailor alive, so she could send him off with a message -- "Tell the king of France that [[BadassBoast the Lioness of Brittany is coming for him]]." (She never did get to kill the king, but the aid she provided to the English side likely played a significant role in the English victory at Crecy, one of the most important battles of the Hundred Years' War).

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* When 14th century French noblewoman Jeanne de Clisson's husband was betrayed by his best friend and executed for treason, she sold all the Clisson lands to buy a fleet of warships, painted them black and dyed the sails red, and made herself a pirate admiral who only attacked French ships. If she found any noblemen aboard, she would execute them by beheading, the same fate that ended her husband's life. But she would always leave at least one sailor alive, so she could send him off with a message -- "Tell the king of France that [[BadassBoast the Lioness of Brittany is coming for him]]." (She never did get to kill the king, but the aid she provided to the English side likely played a significant role in the English victory at Crecy, one of the most important battles of the Hundred Years' War).War.)



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Southern_California_shootings Christopher Dorner]], after having been dismissed from the LAPD, went on one, posting a long, rambling manifesto, in which he named specific officers he wanted to kill, killed the daughter of the attorney who represented him at the hearing where he was dismissed, as well as her fiancee, before killing a police officer and running up to Big Bear mountain range, where he killed another officer, and holed himself up in a cabin. Then the police themselves got in on the act, deciding [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan the Klingons were wrong and revenge is a dish best served]] ''piping hot'', they set the cabin on fire with the intention of watching him burn alive (the Sheriff officially denied this, of course, but few believe it), [[BettertoDieThanBeKilled though in the end he shot himself to deny them the satisfaction]].

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Southern_California_shootings Christopher Dorner]], after having been dismissed from the LAPD, went on one, posting a long, rambling manifesto, in which he named specific officers he wanted to kill, killed the daughter of the attorney who represented him at the hearing where he was dismissed, as well as her fiancee, fiancé, before killing a police officer and running up to Big Bear mountain range, where he killed another officer, and holed himself up in a cabin. Then the police themselves got in on the act, deciding [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan the Klingons were wrong and revenge is a dish best served]] ''piping hot'', they set the cabin on fire with the intention of watching him burn alive (the Sheriff officially denied this, of course, but few believe it), [[BettertoDieThanBeKilled though in the end he shot himself to deny them the satisfaction]].
31st Aug '16 3:23:37 PM Timjames98
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* When Queen Boudicca's husband died, the Roman moneylender Seneca called in a debt of 40,000,000 sesterces (a debt the Iceni neither agreed to nor wanted). The men sent in to collect this debt also had Boudicca flogged and raped her two daughters in front of her. In response Boudicca rallied a massive army of rebel Celts and led a bloody crusade against the Romans occupying Britain. Before she was stopped, she massacred three of Britain's largest Roman cities, slaughtering at least 70,000 civilians in the process. It required three entire Roman legions to finally bring her down.
** That is, the first legion that tried it found itself outnumbered fifty to one at least, so no surprise at the result there (all the infantry were wiped out, some of the cavalry and the senior officers escaped). Boudicca's last battle, the Battle of Watling Street, saw her faced by two legions, mustering about 5% of her own numbers. It was a complete CurbStompBattle, but not the way Boudica was hoping. The Romans completely cut her men to pieces, chased down those who tried to flee, and after the fight some of the Roman soldiers butchered the families of the rebels (they were brought out to watch the expected victory from a safe distance). After Boudica's death, the Roman's forcibly relocated the remaining Iceni to a Romanized town and launched retaliatory attacks against the other tribes for good measure.

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* When Queen Boudicca's Boudica's husband died, the Roman moneylender Seneca called in a debt of 40,000,000 sesterces (a debt the Iceni neither agreed to nor wanted). The men sent in to collect this debt also had Boudicca Boudica flogged and raped her two daughters in front of her. In response Boudicca Boudica rallied a massive army of rebel Celts and led a bloody crusade against the Romans occupying Britain. Before she was stopped, she massacred three of Britain's largest Roman cities, slaughtering at least 70,000 civilians in the process. It required three entire Roman legions to finally bring her down.
** That is, the first legion that tried it found itself outnumbered fifty to one at least, so no surprise at the result there (all the infantry were wiped out, some of the cavalry and the senior officers escaped). Boudicca's Boudica's last battle, the Battle of Watling Street, saw her faced by two legions, mustering about 5% of her own numbers. It was a complete CurbStompBattle, but not the way Boudica was hoping. Afterwards The Romans Roman Legions - many of whom doubtlessly lost someone in Boudica's sackings and were pissed - took their own revenge. They completely cut her men to pieces, chased down those who tried to flee, and after the fight some of the Roman soldiers butchered the families of the rebels (they were brought out to watch the expected victory from a safe distance). After Boudica's death, Boudica was DrivenToSuicide by her defeat, the Roman's forcibly relocated the remaining Iceni to a Romanized town and launched retaliatory attacks against the other tribes for good measure.
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