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All history is man's efforts to realise ideals.
Éamon de Valera, 1929

We do not believe in government through the voting booth. The Spanish national will was never freely expressed through the ballot box. Spain has no foolish dreams.

I have never given up Germany – the other Germany. The day will come when the hatred that seems unavoidable in war will be overcome. One day the Europe in which Europeans can live must become a reality.
Willy Brandt, 1943

The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.

We should not permit tolerance to degenerate into indifference.
Margaret Chase Smith, 1972

History moves in contradictions.
Nikolai Bukharin, 1917

A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.
John F. Kennedy, 1963

It is almost certain that we will fail. But how will future history judge the German people, if not even a handful of men had the courage to put an end to that criminal?
Henning von Tresckow, 1971

The means are at hand to fulfill the age-old dream: poverty can now be abolished. How long shall we ignore this underdeveloped nation in our midst? How long shall we look the other way while our fellow human beings suffer? How long?
Michael Harrington, 1962

In the working class are men for every job. The working class, given the urge and the enthusiasm, and shown the direction, can storm the world.
Bill Alexander, 1940

The speed with which armies collapse, bureaucracies abdicate, and social structures dissolve once the autocrat is removed frequently surprises American Policy makers.
Jeane Kirkpatrick, 1979

As I have said time and again, the focal point of our economy should be the individual.
Ludwig Erhard, 1963

For an SS officer there are no difficulties; his duty is always to remove difficulties himself as soon as they arise.
Heinrich Himmler, 1942

A defeatist attitude now would surely lead to defeat... We can't opt out of the future.
Seán Lemass, 1965

Democracy is not a state, democracy is a process.
Helmut Schmidt, 1969

Men endured so much for war, but for peace they dared nothing.
William Olaf Stapledon, The Seed and the Flower, 1916

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
Adolf Hitler, 1939

I speak simply as a soldier of the Last War whose most earnest prayer it is that such cruel and destructive madness shall never again overtake mankind. There is no land whose people want war.
Edward VIII Windsor, 1939

A thousand years will pass and the pride of Germany will not be erased!
Hans Frank, 1945

We are done shining up the shoes of the Germans!
Italo Balbo, 1951

No one starts a war - or rather, no one in his senses ought to do so - without first being clear in his mind what he intends to achieve by that war and how he intends to conduct it.
Carl von Clausewitz in On War, 1832

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.
John F. Kennedy, 1963

One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.
Subhas Chandra Bose, 1940

The end justifies the means, as long as there is something that justifies the end.
Leon Trotsky, 1938

Nature does not know extinction, only transformation.
Wernher Von Braun, 1962

Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh.
Martin Bormann, 1971

The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion, 1926

I don't see any American dream; I see an American nightmare.
Malcolm X, 1964

To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing.
Adolf Eichmann, 1960

    Super Event epigraphs 
It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of the nation.
Adolf Hitler, 1933 (accompanies the German Civil War)

No one starts a war — or rather, no one in his sense ought to do so — without first being clear in his mind what he intends to achieve by the war and how he intends to conduct it.
Hal Moore, We Were Soldiers Once... and Young (accompanies the South African Civil War)

Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from land but from our minds as well.
Frantz Fanon (accompanies the African Crisis)

The men stood by the sill, calmly, and waited their turn to jump.
A Tokyo Exchange secretary (accompanies the Japanese Economic War)

We prefer independence with poverty to servitude with plenty!
Sekou Toure (accompanies the Indonesian War)

Europe shall be dominated by Germany. Defeated states shall be nothing more than colonies.
Benito Mussolini (accompanies Göring's invasion of Italy)

Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who does not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
Adolf Hitler (accompanies Göring's Fall Rot)

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat.
Julia Ward Howe (accompanies Göring's Fall Rockwell)

Mutinies are crushed in accordance with eternal and unchanging iron laws.
Adolf Hitler (accompanies Göring's Fall Schwarz)

If we value so highly the dignity of life, how can we not also value the dignity of death? No death may be called futile.
Yukio Mishima (accompanies Göring's Fall Dammerung)

People do not want words - they want the sound of battle - the battle of destiny.
Gamal Abdel Nasser (accompanies the Oil Crisis)

At dawn it is not just the night that dies, it is man and his becoming, and the warm blood staining the pavement is a word that is just starting.
Riccardo Mannerini, 1970 (accompanies the Piazza Fontana Bombing)

In a war there are no winners or losers: only victims.
Michel del Castillo (accompanies the Iberian Wars)

The Way of the Warrior is to be found in dying.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo (accompanies Order 44)

One people will we be, - a band of brothers
No danger, no distress shall sunder us.
We will be freemen as our fathers were,
And sooner welcome death than live as slaves.
Friedrich Schiller, William Tell (accompanies the Slave Revolt)

Life does not forgive weakness.
Adolf Hitler (accompanies the Second Night of the Long Knives)

Situation very serious...
Disloyalty seems to gain the upper hand everywhere...
Reichskanzlei a heap of rubble.
Martin Bormann, in his Final Telegram (accompanies the June of Deceit)

Why, of course, the people don't want war. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along.
Hermann Göring (accompanies the Second German Civil War)

We lacked self control. We recognized no limits. Otherwise the Reich would have lasted more than 4 decades.
Wilhelm Frick (accompanies the German Collapse)

Other men are the carving knife and the serving dish; we are the fish and the meat.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (accompanies the Great Asian War)

The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (accompanies the Mars Landing under President Glenn)

We can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old,
For the union makes us strong.
A Traditional Folk Piece (accompanies the Hall Presidency)

A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy.
Samuel Adams (accompanies the Yockey Presidency)

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    Russian Reunification epigraphs 
The war brought great sorrow and made life very very hard. But it had been even harder before the war, because then everyone was alone in his sorrow.
Dmitry Shostakovich (accompanies Humanist Tomsk reuniting Russia as the Commonwealth of Russia)

I am interested only in "nonsense"; only in that which makes no practical sense. I am interested in life only in its absurd manifestations.
Daniil Kharms (accompanies Bastillard Tomsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Republic)

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
Horace Mann (accompanies Modernist Tomsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Republic)

Yes, a strange, brilliant, unearthy visita indeed do you disclose, O Russia, country of mine!
Nikolai Gogol (accompanies Decembrist Tomsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Republic)

Be strong in the belief that life is wonderful. Be positive and believe that the Revolution will always win.
Valery Sablin (accompanies Sablin's libertarian Buryatia reuniting Russia as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

My actions are guided by only one desire: to do what is in my power so that our people, a good, mighty people of our Motherland, wake up from political hibernation.
Valery Sablin (accompanies Sablin's authoritarian Buryatia reuniting Russia as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.
Boris Yeltsin (accompanies Yeltsin's Sverdlovsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Federative Republic)

Russia has only two allies; the army and the navy.
Alexander III (accompanies Nikita's Chita reuniting Russia as the Russian Empire)

However doomed a man may be, he still has the great luxury of freedom of thought that can carry him soaring over the past and the future, the single attribute that can never be taken away by tyrant or circumstance.
Dmitry Volkogonov (accompanies Mikhail's Chita reuniting Russia as the Russian Empire)

Power comes all by itself to the strong man. We will accept our freedom and our laws from the Russian patriot who leads Russia to salvation.
Ivan Ilyin (accompanies Matkovsky's Magadan reuniting Russia as the Russian National Republic)

In these days of doubt, in these days of painful brooding over the fate of my country, thou alone art my rod and my staff, O great, mighty, true and free Russia!
Ivan Turgenev (accompanies Petlin's Magadan reuniting Russia as the Russian National Republic)

If one holds a state based on mercenaries, he will not be secure or peaceful; for they are divided, ambitious and without discipline... they fear neither God nor are loyal to fellow man...
Niccolò Machiavelli (accompanies WerBell's West Alaska reuniting Russia as the United States of Russia)

A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
Ezra Stiles (accompanies Vladimir's Liberal Democrat Vyatka reuniting Russia as the Russian Empire)

The Right of Nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Thomas Hobbes (accompanies Vladimir's Conservative Democrat Vyatka reuniting Russia as the Russian Empire)

So far as he is able, a Prince should stick to the path of good but, if the necessity arises, he should know how to follow evil.
Niccolò Machiavelli (accompanies Vladimir's Authoritarian Democrat Vyatka reuniting Russia as the Russian Empire)

In a hundred years time, perhaps, a great man will appear who may offer them a chance at salvation. He'll take me as a model, use my ideas, and follow the course I have charted.
Adolf Hitler (accompanies Vagner's Aryan Brotherhood reuniting Russia as the Russkiy Reykh)

A thunderstorm was in our air; the nature that we became dark - for we had no way.
Friedrich Nietzsche (accompanies Velimir's Hyperborea reuniting Russia)

The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end. Do not be mistaken. The Russian Revolution is just beginning.
Alexander Kerensky (accompanies Zykov's Samara reuniting Russia as the Russian Republic)

Do not drop from your hands the arms you have received, fight with the enemies of the people. You are being expected by the tortured peoples of Russia. Liberate them!
Andrey Vlasov (accompanies Bunyachenko's Samara reuniting Russia as the Russian Republic)

Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing.
Aesop (accompanies Oktan's Samara reuniting Russia as the Russian State)

A means can be justified only by it's end. But the end in turn needs to be justified.
Leon Trotsky (accompanies Yagoda's Irkutsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic)

Our party, like any political party, strives for political supermacy for itself.
Vladimir Lenin (accompanies Bessonov's Irkutsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic)

Soldiers' bellies are not satisfied with empty promises and hopes.
Peter the Great (accompanies Yuriy's Kemerovo reuniting Russia as the Kingdom of Rus)

You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
Catherine the Great (accompanies Lydia's Kemerovo reuniting Russia as the Kingdom of Rus)

The problem is the more difficult to solve that there are a good many individuals who are at the same time "bandits" and "Anarchists".
Georgi Plekhanov (accompanies Security Council's Siberian Black Army reuniting Russia as the Russian Free Territory)

By the anarchist spirit, I mean that deeply human sentiment, which aims for the good of all, freedom and justice for all, and solidarity and love among the people.
Enrico Malatesta (accompanies the Anarchist Soviet's Siberian Black Army reuniting Russia as the Russian Free Territory)

If the opposition disarms, all is well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.
Joseph Stalin (accompanies Kaganovich's Tyumen reuniting Russia as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

We must finally understand that of all the precious capital in the world, the most precious capital, the most decisive capital, is human beings.
Joseph Stalin (accompanies Khrushchev's Tyumen reuniting Russia as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

If the present were not so horrible and grim, and the future so mysterious and enigmatic, one could go mad with joy.
Konstantin Kavelin (accompanies Democratic Komi reuniting Russia as the Russian Free Republic)

When you have once gained sight, it is impossible to feign blindness.
Svetlana Stalina (accompanies Stalina's Komi reuniting Russia as the Russian Free Republic/ Russian Reconstruction Authority)

You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.
Vladimir Lenin (accompanies Suslov's Komi reuniting Russia as the Russian Soviet Republic)

All our knowledge - past, present and future, is nothing compared to what we will never know.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (accompanies Zhdanov's Komi reuniting Russia as the United Soviet Federation)

So long as the moral tone is preserved, the sun of our glory will not set; there will come no national decay or death.
Frederik William Robinson (accompanies Shafarevich's Ust-Sysolsk reuniting Russia as the Reformed State of Russia)

We are with you, but we are not yours. Do not think we have changed by acknowledging your banner; we recognized it only because it blends with national colors.
Nikolay Ustryalov (accompanies Serov's Ust-Sysolsk reuniting Russia as the Russian National Soviet Republic)

Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus. (Latin for Let justice be done, though the world perish.)
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (accompanies Taboritsky's Ust-Sysolsk reuniting Russia as the Holy Russian Empire)

I work now as I have always worked: with my face into the wind... I'm only an instrument that God is using for the moment. Afterwards, things will be as God wants them.
Alexander Men (accompanies the Father's Divine Mandate of Siberia reuniting Russia as the Divine Mandate of Russia)

Something remains in us from the homeland that it lives in us all our life, now gladdening, at times tormenting, and it always seems that we will someday see it, our homeland.
Vasily Shukshin (accompanies Shukshin's Novosibirsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Federation)

And this victory meant that our Motherland had withstood one of the most difficult tests in its history.
Alexander Vasilevsky (accompanies Vasilevsky's People's Revolutionary Council reuniting Russia as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

    British Reunification epigraphs 
Only worker’s Soviets, not parliament, can be the instrument enabling the proletariat to achieve it’s aims; those who have failed to understand this are, of course, reactionaries.
Vladimir Lenin (accompanies Birch's HMMLR reuniting Britain as the Commonwealth of Britain)

Rise like lions after slumber in unvanquishable number, shake your chains to earth like dew
we are many, they are few.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (accompanies Wilson's HMMLR reuniting Britain as the Commonwealth of Britain)

What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.
David Lloyd George (accompanies Jellicoe's HMMLR reuniting Britain as the Kingdom of Great Britain)

The iron hand crush'd the tyrant's head
And became Tyrant in his stead.
William Blake (accompanies Stirling's HMMLR reuniting Britain as the Kingdom of Great Britain)

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.
Abraham Lincoln (accompanies Maudling's collaborationist government reuniting Britain as the Kingdom of Great Britain)

I have not the particular shining bauble or feather in my cap for crowds to gaze at or kneel to, but I have the power and resolution for foes to tremble at.
Oliver Cromwell (accompanies Macmillian's collaborationist government reuniting Britain as the Kingdom of Great Britain)

The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.
Queen Victoria (accompanies Thatcher's collaborationist government reuniting Britain as the Kingdom of Great Britain)

Come all threats, come all the violence, come all the insults. We will keep marching and they will not stop us.
John Tyndall (accompanies Chesterton's collaborationist government reuniting Britain as the Kingdom of Great Britain)

    Capitulation Messages 
War is Hell.
Generic Quote

But what happens to a dream deferred?
Fareynikte Partizaner Organizatsye

The caged bird cries no more.
Vereinigte Ostlandliga

The status quo lies destroyed.
Reichskommissariat Ostland

The sun sets on the SS.
SS-Oberabschnitt Ostland

A pauper's crown lies shattered.
Central European Council

The talons have been clipped.
Generalbezirk Lettland

Order has been restored to the steppe.
Mongolian People's Front

The Mongol nation, united.
Menjiang

The Mad Dog has been put down, and Order in the Southwest reigns once more.
National Protection Army (Long Yun's Yunnan)

As Japanese troops march through Shanghai, Beijing, and Nanjing, the hope of freedom is squashed. Japan has won the war against China, and consequently the eastern world as a whole.
Republic of China

A shadow falls over France.
French State

The Pan-African dream lies defeated.
African National Congress

The Boer state has been ended, but the conflict has not.
Boer Republic

The light of democracy has been extinguished in Africa.
Union of South Africa

The airport of Africa could not stand up to the Americans in the air.
Reichkommissariat Südwestafrika

So end Huttig's reign of terror.
Reichkommissariat Ostafrika

Though their bravery was commendable, Bohemia has once more fallen prey to the German Reich.
Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren

Bratislava burns, and with it, the last bastion of a brighter future. There is no hope left for the people of Slovakia.
Slovakia

Though the men and woman of the Polish homeland fought with everything they had, Poland is lost. Perhaps this time forever.
Poland

Bind her, grind her, burn her with fire, Cast her ashes into the sea,- She shall escape, she shall aspire, She shall arise to make men free.
Kingdom of England

There are vast numbers whose names will never be known, whose deeds will never be recorded. This is a War of the Unknown Warriors.
HMMLR's England

How shall we extol thee, who are born of the Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.
Cornwall

Towing in gallant fame, Scotland my mountain hame, High may your proud standards Gloriously wave.
Scotland

O, mia patria, sì bella e perduta!Tr. 
Governtorato del Levanto

Del Giordano le rive saluta, di Sionne le torri atterrate.Tr. 
Turkey

This earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life.
Bormann's Germany

History will show the trials to be necessary.
Speer's Germany

The victor will always be the judge, and the vanquished the accused.
Göring's Germany

The world is just a barrel-organ which the Lord God turns Himself. We all have to dance to the tune which is already on the drum.
Heydrich's Germany

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
Deutsche Sozialistische Republik

You have fought like lions and been led by donkeys.
Schutzzone Germania (Speidel's Germania)

So we move lost through, The gray no man's land. Maybe none of us will return Back in homeland.
Regierung des nationalen Wiederaufbaus (Schörner's Germany)

Hemos pasado!Tr. 
Spanish Republic

What was born by the sword shall die by the sword.
Spanish Authority

In the end the tablecloth was rent in wounds, And there did the blushing roses drop, On the caries of the worn tabletop.
Falangist Spain

El sueño esta muerto.Tr. 
Catalan Popular Front

Catalunya siempre será libre en nuestros corazones.Tr. 
Republic of Catalonia

The tortured Union meets its end.
Iberian Federal Government

Once more, the young defeat the old.
Basque Republic

The flame of youth burns out.
Asturian Workers' Battalions

Dona eis requiem.Tr. 
National Redemption Front

The pilgrim's road meets its end.
Galician Republic

Daddah's dream is toppled.
Trarza

The Estado Novo meets its end.
Government of National Salvation

The carnation withers.
Portuguese Provisional Republic

Porto finds peace once more.
Portuguese People's Front

Morocco fades into history once more.
Morocco

History repeats itself.
Rif Republic

The sun of May descends, perhaps forever.
Argentina

Another Paraguayan War, Another Paraguayan humiliation.
Paraguay

Who will cry for the neutral?
Uruguay

A refuge from oppression no more, the tomb of the free forevermore.
Chile

    Russian Capitulation Messages 
Pandora's box shall be forever closed.
Komi

Perhaps peace never had a chance in Russia.
Vologda

The eagle will never again cry.
Vyatka

The doorway to Europe lies open - and with it comes the smell of war once more.
Onega

The war machines lie broken and scattered.
Gorky

Shorn of its protectors, the neutral city has been thrown to the wolves.
Kostroma

Russia is not kind to Dual Authorities.
Berezniki

The muezzins sing no more.
Bashkiria

There remains some justice in the Russian Anarchy.
Aryan Brotherhood

The damned souls no longer guard their Hell.
Vorkuta

She smiled sadly, as she flew into the night.
Free Aviators

A nation of iron, a land of tears.
Tyumen

They would find peace in death.
Omsk

Not even a Falcon can fly against a storm.
Novosibirsk

The mad king's reign is over.
Kemerovo

The calls for tradition have been deafened by the drums of war.
Oyrotia

Their last thoughts were of home, and the people they had loved.
People's Revolutionary Council

Andreev's mutiny ended as it began.
Krasnoyarsk

And onwards ran the River of Anarchy.
Siberian Black Army

Lost souls have finally found their rest.
Aldan

Their diamonds shine bright no more.
Yakutia

There is no middle ground; the Russian Tsar should reign, or perish.
Chita

The soldiers too will take strike action, they'll break ranks and fight no more...
Kyzylorda

Chairman Onoprienko's experiment has ended in failure.
Aktobe

Poland is lost once more.
Nowa Polska

Indeed Allah is the most Forgiving, the Merciful!
Kostanay

The sweetest flower that ever grew is withered to the stalk.
Pavlodar

The Khan could not outride history.
Kokshetau

    Post-Taboritsky Capitulation Messages (UNMARKED SPOILERS) 
Through the graves the wind is blowing.
North Russian Liberation Front

The Regent's abomination passes into the night.
Holy Russian Empire

The Pale Horse rides no more.
Ural Purification Zone

Pressing close, our enemies bellicose, unsleeping, Aim to make us feeble if our name is scorned, if our fame is shamed, What defines us as a people?
The Idel-Ural Free State

Poland has died for a third time, choking on its own blood.
Autonomous Soviet Liberation Army

The Mad Dog put down.
Kazakh Purification Army

A man cries over the loss of his wife until she is buried. A man cries over the loss of his Motherland until he is buried.
Free Kazakh Clans

They would cry out for freedom no more.
Nenetsian Free Army

The hand of Fate has ripped them from the sky.
Imperial Airborne Brigades

What remains in diseases after the crisis is apt to produce relapses.
Redeemed Black League

The light of progress in Russia has gone out.
Chelyabinsk Institute

The new republic, built on hope, has been strangled in its cradle.
Central Eurasian Republic

Rurik's line has been swept away, never to be seen again.
Kingdom of Altay

They died free. There is no better end.
Siberian Free Territory

Alexei has passed forever beyond our grasp.
Russian Empire

Another king joins the ghostly ranks of Russian nobility.
Regency of Holy Russia

No good deed goes unpunished.
Amur Refugee Zone

The rivers of wealth have been replaced with blood.
Free Port of Magadan

No one was coming to save them.
United Siberian Salvation Committee
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