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23rd May '18 2:32:34 PM DVB
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* Dan (Floyd) and Carrie leaving Extra Credits, announced on May 23, 2018.
3rd Apr '18 10:04:16 PM AnotherGuy
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* The BolivianArmyEnding of "Saragarhi - The Last Stand". Most commenters admitted to being misty and finally tearing when the last man, the heliographic communication's officer Gurmukh Singh, requested permission to pick up his rifle, killing 12 men who gave up trying to invade his post and merely set it on fire. Singh [[DefiantToTheEnd repeatedly called out the Sikh battle cry]] "Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal!" ("One will be blessed eternally, who says that God is the ultimate truth!") before succumbing.
2nd Mar '18 6:57:17 AM inukai44
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-->'''Daniel Floyd:''' “He Stopped to shake hands with a hotel employee who brought meals up to his room an assassin shot him three times the handshake turned into an embrace the young man kept the Kennedys head off the floor and put a Rosary in his hand "is everybody okay?" Kennedy asked one of his eyes closed his leg was twitching he tried to comfort the man who held him [[HarsherInHindsight everything is]] [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp going to be okay]] the Cold War continued for another 23 years [[HistoryRepeats as of 2018 the clock is at 2 Minutes to Midnight]]”

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-->'''Daniel Floyd:''' “He Stopped to shake hands with a hotel employee who brought meals up to his room an assassin shot him three times the handshake turned into an embrace the young man kept the Kennedys head off the floor and put a Rosary in his hand "is everybody okay?" Kennedy asked one of his eyes closed his leg was twitching he tried to comfort the man who held him [[HarsherInHindsight everything "everything is]] [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp going to be okay]] okay"]] the Cold War continued for another 23 years [[HistoryRepeats as of 2018 the clock is at 2 Minutes to Midnight]]”
2nd Mar '18 4:38:18 AM inukai44
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*The Death of Robert Kennedy and his last words in the Cuban Missle crisis video and in a way Daniels closing words as well.
-->'''Daniel Floyd:''' “He Stopped to shake hands with a hotel employee who brought meals up to his room an assassin shot him three times the handshake turned into an embrace the young man kept the Kennedys head off the floor and put a Rosary in his hand "is everybody okay?" Kennedy asked one of his eyes closed his leg was twitching he tried to comfort the man who held him [[HarsherInHindsight everything is]] [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp going to be okay]] the Cold War continued for another 23 years [[HistoryRepeats as of 2018 the clock is at 2 Minutes to Midnight]]”
7th Jan '18 6:52:49 PM raziel365
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** Let's not forget the African campaign would also amount to little after the Arabs convinced the Berbers to help them conquer the region.



* The First Crusade. The one that's considered the ''successful'' one no less. So. Many. Lives. ''Wasted''. For seemingly no other reason than... well... '''nothing'''. To think that this was only the ''first''.

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* The First Crusade. The one that's considered the ''successful'' one no less. So. Many. Lives. ''Wasted''. For seemingly no other reason than... well... '''nothing'''. To think that this was only the ''first''.''first''.
** Perhaps it's worth saying that the First Crusade accomplished a much more noble goal beyond conquering the Holy Land: helping the Byzantines get back on their feet after being the bulkward of Europe against the Arabs and the Turks for centuries and being in the receiving end of Norman hostilities...all for it to amount to '''nothing''' after the infamous Fourth Crusade ravaged the Empire and left behind a husk of the guardian of Europe against the invaders of the East.



--> '''Tiberius Gracchus''': ''"The savage beasts in Italy have their particular dens, they have their places of repose and refuge; but the men who bear arms, and expose their lives for the safety of their country, enjoy in the meantime nothing more in it but the air and the light.They fought indeed and were slain, but it was to maintain the luxury and wealth of other men.They were styled the masters of the world, but in the meantime had not one foot of ground which they could call their own."''

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--> '''Tiberius Gracchus''': ''"The savage beasts in Italy have their particular dens, they have their places of repose and refuge; but the men who bear arms, and expose their lives for the safety of their country, enjoy in the meantime nothing more in it but the air and the light.They fought indeed and were slain, but it was to maintain the luxury and wealth of other men. They were styled the masters of the world, but in the meantime had not one foot of ground which they could call their own."''



* Despite how much he fought and try, Simon Bolivar's Gran Colombia dream of a United South America failed due to distrust, corruption, a lack of unity and bankruptcy between all of the former Spanish colonies. Simon died a sick man who saw his dream as a failure.

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* Despite how much he fought and try, Simon Bolivar's Gran Colombia dream of a United South America failed due to distrust, corruption, a lack of unity and unity, bankruptcy between all of the former Spanish colonies.colonies and even his own prior actions. Simon died a sick man who saw his dream as a failure.
7th Oct '17 3:52:39 PM Greystone101
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* The final flurry of messages between Kaiser Wilhelm and Tsar Nicholas II. These two men, ostensibly the leaders of two mighty nations, are talking to one another as nothing but men. More than that, they're speaking as ''family'', trying to hold off a war that will topple empires. They do not write to each other as Kaiser and Tsar, they do not write to each other as Wilhelm and Nicholas. They write to one another as Willie and Nicky. And they fail.
29th Jun '17 9:28:47 AM EricW
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* The tragedy of Ned Kelly. Tried to live an honest life after briefly tasting bushwacking. ForcedIntoEvil after the law got on his case incorrectly, tried to be a noble gentleman thief in his work. Took up the outfit of a knight for his epic showdown, and then defeated, lead away to the gallows only saying, "Such is life."
20th Jun '17 10:15:17 AM alnair20aug93
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* The way they portray Suleimam the Magnificent's later years, guilt ridden over his murder of his friend and two sons and the death of his wife and favorite son. The worst part is the final moments of his life, imagining that everybody is still alive and talking to him before his death.

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* The way they portray Suleimam Suleiman the Magnificent's later years, guilt ridden over his murder of his friend and two sons and the death of his wife and favorite son. The worst part is the final moments of his life, imagining that everybody is still alive and talking to him before his death.


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** How his life is paralleled with Justinian.
9th Apr '17 4:44:45 PM papyru30
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* The way they portray Suleimam the Magnificent's later years, guilt ridden over his murder of his friend and two sons and the death of his wife and favorite son. The worst part is the final moments of his life, imagining that everybody is still alive and talking to him before his death.
** His sympathy for the leader of The Knights of Rhodes, kicked out of his home and banished.
** The death of the child king of Hungary.
5th Apr '17 5:31:39 PM SparkyDJM1
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* For all her successes, Catherine the Great failed to settle her succession. Her son Paul became similar to the husband she hated and he always felt distant from her. Despite his decent qualities being spotted on his tour of Europe, Catherine refused to let him get involved in government or give him any responsibility, effectively treating him as she had been treated as a child. It's hard not to feel sorry for Paul for always feeling insecure about himself and never getting reveal his talents, just like Catherine when she was younger.

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* For all her successes, Catherine the Great failed to settle her succession. Her son Paul became similar to the husband she hated and he always felt distant from her. Despite his decent qualities being spotted on his tour of Europe, Catherine refused to let him get involved in government or give him any responsibility, effectively treating him as she had been treated as a child. It's hard not to feel sorry for Paul for always feeling insecure about himself and never getting to reveal his talents, just like Catherine when she was younger.
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