History Series / TheAmericans

29th Oct '17 12:48:47 PM nombretomado
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** Elizabeth believes that "there's a weakness" among Americans (very specifically, the [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant white middle class]] she occupies), and wants to subtly encourage her children to become socialists, or at least sympathetic to the [[CivilRightsMovement radicals of the recent past]] who she admired deeply.

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** Elizabeth believes that "there's a weakness" among Americans (very specifically, the [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant white middle class]] she occupies), and wants to subtly encourage her children to become socialists, or at least sympathetic to the [[CivilRightsMovement [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement radicals of the recent past]] who she admired deeply.
28th Aug '17 2:09:22 PM pyroclastic
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* ProtestByObstruction: Pastor Tim chains himself to the gates of an army base to protest nuclear proliferation.
28th Aug '17 2:09:22 PM pyroclastic
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16th Jul '17 4:00:22 PM Fireblood
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* ClarkKenting: One of the alter egos is also called "Clark". And this Clark looks a lot like Philip with a toupee and glasses. However, for the most part the disguises are not meant to completely change the agents appearances, just to look nondescript.



* CityOfSpies: Washington DC is full of not just KGB, CIA, and FBI agents, but also Contras, Sandanistas, South Africans (both pro- and anti-goverment), Mossad, ISI, Mujahaddin, and others.
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: The early 1980s being an especially tense period of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, following the accession of UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan to the presidency and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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* CityOfSpies: Washington DC is full of not just KGB, CIA, and FBI agents, but also Contras, Sandanistas, South Africans (both pro- and anti-goverment), Mossad, ISI, Mujahaddin, Mujahadeen, and others.
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: The early 1980s being an especially tense period ClarkKenting: One of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, following alter egos is also called "Clark". And this Clark looks a lot like Philip with a toupee and glasses. However, for the accession of UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan to most part the presidency and disguises are not meant to completely change the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.agents appearances, just to look nondescript.
16th Jul '17 3:08:35 PM jogarz
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*** The Mujahideen are portrayed almost as proto-Taliban, which is admittedly the popular narrative today. In actuality, except for a couple of senior commanders, the Taliban mostly consisted of people who were too young to fight the Soviets (the hint is in the name, Taliban=Students). The Taliban fought and defeated the remaining Mujahideen factions in Afghanistan after the USSR collapsed.

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*** The Mujahideen are portrayed almost as proto-Taliban, which is admittedly the popular narrative today. In actuality, except for a couple of senior commanders, the Taliban mostly consisted of people who were too young to fight the Soviets (the hint is in the name, Taliban=Students). The Taliban fought and defeated the remaining Mujahideen factions in Afghanistan after the USSR collapsed. Most of the Mujahideen factions that actually fought the Soviets joined the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance.
2nd Jul '17 8:59:55 PM pratchettgaiman
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* CityOfSpies: Washington DC is full of not just KGB, CIA, and FBI agents, but also Contras, Sandanistas, South Africans (both pro- and anti-goverment), Mossad, ISI, Mujahaddin, and others.
15th Jun '17 12:28:01 AM TrollBrutal
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* NothingButHits: Iconic music from the 80s is seamlessly played and the songs are almost another character in the show, often containing lyrics that put a point on what's happening.
19th May '17 10:24:06 PM forsetipurge
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** Larrick equipped and trained the Contras, a right-wing force so brutal that US congress voted to stop funding them. If that's the right side of history, I'd rather be wrong.
17th May '17 6:16:15 PM Fireblood
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* MathematiciansAnswer: When Claudia identifies a woman in the US as a Nazi collaborator who killed Soviet [=POWs=] based on them being the same age and height, Philip asks whether this means they're really the same person, or just share those characteristics. Claudia says "Yes".



* NoDelaysForTheWicked: Generally played straight although notably averted at times. The KGB is highly efficient. Forged government IDs? No problem. Safe houses across the Washington metro area? Got them. Files on American top-secret security personnel? Piece of cake. They even have an office facility that can pass itself off as the CIA's. Admittedly, the KGB has the advantage of surprise, by being undercover, they [[VillainsActHeroesReact have the advantage of deciding where and when to strike, the US has to react to them]].

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* NoDelaysForTheWicked: Generally played straight although notably averted at times. The KGB is highly efficient. Forged government IDs? [=IDs=]? No problem. Safe houses across the Washington metro area? Got them. Files on American top-secret security personnel? Piece of cake. They even have an office facility that can pass itself off as the CIA's. Admittedly, the KGB has the advantage of surprise, by being undercover, they [[VillainsActHeroesReact have the advantage of deciding where and when to strike, the US has to react to them]].
19th Apr '17 9:33:26 PM BatmanKalEl
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