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Guardian
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It's damned poetic if you ask me.

I'm wishing I would be War of 1812, but I leave that to the powers that be.

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Agent
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I claim the war the Confederacy States of America and the United States of America. In which an army of rebels led by former Union generals waged war on their former country. Led as a whole by a pretty much self appointed president (king).
EDIT: Oh now I get it, whatever.

EDIT 2: All fixed up now, Civil War baby.

[ Monday, April 17, 2006 15:27: Message edited by: Kingking ]

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Electric Sheep One
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Okay. Uh. Look.

I'll try to live up to whatever obligation I've taken on by selecting the Revolution as my 'US Conflict Avatar', if any. But if there is any, I'll have to be filled in on what it is. I rather thought we were just contributing snide reflections on the fact that the US of A has crammed a fair amount of violence into its relatively short history. If there's any more to it than that, I need a short review.

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quote:
Originally written by Inthrall:

Why not? I'm in.
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Inthrall is Chile, land of Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet. It is in the latter we find our interest: this delightful free-marketeering tyrant was installed by forces armed and trained by the CIA for the explicit purpose of removing the elected Socialist president of Chile. What did Allende and thousands of victims of Pinochet die for? The nationalization of the American-run Chilean copper mines - a move so popular even Pinochet would not reverse it.
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quote:
Originally written by MagmaDragoon:

Sign me too, please. :)
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MagmaDragoon is Antarctica. While the US has obviously not invaded Antarctica, it has been a principal agent in molesting its political landscape. Incomprehensibly, it enforces the international ban on Antarctican land claims more or less single-handed - and reserves the right to claim any land it pleases on the austral continent.
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quote:
Originally written by Kingy:

Sign me up
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Kingy is The War On Drugs. This special 'war' initiated by Reagan - apparently to supplant that waged by Johnson against poverty - has lead to the incarceration of thousands, the price of some drugs skyrocketing and others plummeting, the complete ruin of the national stability and prosperity of several countries, and so on ad nauseam.

The 'war' is generally recognized as more or less empty sloganeering by anyone with a firm backing in global affairs; many countries derive a large amount of their economy from the transshipment or production of US-declared contraband. Over half of Afghanistan's economic activity has generally been in the production of opium-producing poppies; the issue has become contentious enough in Bolivia that a candidate demanding US respect for the country's traditions vis a vis the coca leaf has recently won the Presidency.

Any American who can recall the preposterous lies doled out in the DARE program or any foreigner who wonders why we're so very intent on throwing marijuana users into prison has known the influence of the War on Drugs.
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quote:
Originally written by Spring:

I'm in. Put me down.
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Spring is World War 1. The US entered this conflict at a point in which both sides teetered at the edge of full-scale mutiny; they proceeded to dramatically bolster the morale of the post-Entente allies and play a crucial role in Germany collapsing significantly earlier than France. Wilson, having been a major player in victory over Imperial Germany, presumed to demand a fourteen-point plan on which a new world order would be established, including the formation of a League of Nations. Thanks in great part to the perfidy of William Randolph Hearst and his allies in the government, US involvement in the League of Nations was foiled, and the League would stand powerless as Japan expanded, Germany rearmed and bullied its neighbors, and Italy, in great ceremony, attacked the only independent state in Africa.
From the first World War arose the beginnings of the great superpowers: the dynamic alliance of democracies pushed for by Wilson and the ever-expanding Soviet state brought to the fore by Lenin.
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quote:
Originally written by Wonko The Sane:

Take me away.
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Wonko is The Philippine Insurrection, a bloody campaign fought by the US army against wogs with the temerity to demand an independent republic in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. This included damn near everyone in the Philippines; the war was a bloody, years-long mess, resolved only by vicious scorched-earth tactics and (in some cases) out-and-out ethnic cleansing. The Philippine Insurrection remains one of the uglier chapters of American history, and is under normal circumstances swept under the rug when the Spanish-American war is discussed.
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quote:
Originally written by Kuranes-:

Let's blow up the forum in the name of the Lord! (by which I mean "Gimme one too!")

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Arancaytar is naturally The European Theater of the Second World War, wherein the United States played a crucial role in the defeat of Nazi Germany, which stands to this day as an almost archetypical example of evil. While US involvement in this conflict is almost always overemphasized by western historians, the second (Italy) and third (France) fronts opened by the US and UK certainly saved years of war and millions of military and civilian lives.

While US involvement did, quite fortunately put, a stop to the Holocaust while the killing parts were still fairly fresh, there is no indication this was a major policy objective of the United States - but rather a welcome side-effect of their efforts to stymy Red expansion. Accidental good is still good, though, so kudos all around.
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Originally written by 2600 Hertzballons:

I'm a big John Quincy Adams fan. And was Canada really "very nearly" annexed? Anyway, uh, I guess I'm in.
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Slartucker is Cuba; seized from Spain in 1898 and replaced with a client state, Cuba is what you call a little country that can - fall to communism and anger the US into military and economic action that turns a strongman into a christlike figure. And Castro's physicians say he's healthy enough to rule another few decades, so look out, West! Communist Cuba will probably outlive you, even if it won't be too pretty afterward.
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Hahaha.
I didn't notice till just now, but these images are all linked from the CIA web site. Very cute.
(Marl, don't say it :P )

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Okay, I give in.

I'm in.

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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

This sounds like fun.
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Sullust is Grenada, which the US invaded for some inexplicable reason in the early 80s. Craven pretty-boy coward and President Ronald Reagan would decorate more men for service in Grenada than actually set foot on the island.

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Originally written by Unaccomplished Lip Balm:

I never did take part in any of these. Anything left for us all?
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Riibu is Finland, technically an Axis belligerent during the Second World War and one of the better unambiguous cases of one democracy waging war on another. While Finland and the US never technically exchanged blows, every Finnish soldier fighting the Soviet Union meant one more German soldier free to fight on the Western Front.
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quote:
Originally written by Imbanophobia 5567:

Put me in.
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Whoever the hell this is is The Iran-Iraq War, wherein Iraq - with the consent and blessing of the United States - fought a grueling trench war against Iran, which employed 'human wave' techniques that lead to Iraqi deployment of chemical weapons. US funding helped support Saddam Hussein in his more brutal period, and weapons bought with US funds brought horrible, choking death first to thousands of Iranians and then to thousands of Kurds. To blame here is - once again - craven pretty-boy coward and President Ronald Reagan.

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quote:
Originally written by Tin:

I'm up for in.

But, I wish to comment on an earlier post too...
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...US has not actually fought any war directly with Canada
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While this is technically true as Canada did not exist as a nation during the War of 1812, much of the defense of Canada against American invasion was provided by Canadian Militia and the war served to unite Canada and is an important event in the Canadian psyche (a watershed moment if you will).

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Fatman is Hawaii, whose indigenous, fairly enlightened monarchy was overthrown by US adventurers. As a direct result of the lobbying of the Dole Fruit Company, Hawaii - and her valuable sugar fields - were annexed to the US around the time of the Spanish-American War.
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Originally written by radix malorum est cupiditas:

I'm in.

If requests are accepted, can I have either Israel or WWII (holocaust)?

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Infernal is Israel, one of the more cuddly and successful apartheid states; it is notable for placing a greater onus on native-born residents of the country than it does on foreigners to gain citizenship, and simultaneously disenfranchising Palestinians and refusing to recognize them as sovereign. The US's generous military aid has allowed Israeli government after Israeli government to take a line belligerent to the point of infuriating with its neighbors and subjects, secure in the conviction that the support of the United States will keep them stronger than either or both put together.

For better or worse, the US is tied to Israel's fortunes, and is is the US's steadfast support for Israel that has lead to the seemingly irresolvable conflict between itself and the Arab world.

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Agent
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All of the ones actually relevant to me have been taken, I suspect. Nevertheless...

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

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quote:
Originally written by Leena:

Moving on.......
Sign me up too

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Leena - as Nicaragua - completes the craven pretty-boy coward and President Ronald Reagan hat trick. The US occupation of Nicaragua in the 1920s - at the reactionary local government's behest - lead to lasting animosity between Latin American states and the United States military; the new government in Nicaragua evoked the legacy of Sandino, an anti-US freedom fighter from the Coolidge era, and any idiot with doubts about the Sandinista government was funded - over the legislated objections of Congress - and sent off to fight.

Where did those illegally-forwarded funds come from, you may ask? Why - bargain-basement arms sales to enemies of the US, of course! Even by the fairly vicious and inhuman standards of the neoconservatives, Iran-Contra didn't make a whole lot of sense, but Oliver North is an inexplicably heroic figure to a lot of people now. What can you do.

[ Monday, April 17, 2006 16:47: Message edited by: The Worst Man Ever ]
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I'll be a little while producing more. It's a daunting task.
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This could be viewed as more of a posting gimmick on Alec's part, but then again on second thought, nah. It's useful in a weird way.

*signs name*

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quote:
Originally written by The Worst Man Ever:

Kingy is The War On Drugs.
Considering what's happening outside at this very moment I find that pretty ironic...
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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Kingy:

quote:
Originally written by The Worst Man Ever:

Kingy is The War On Drugs.
Considering what's happening outside at this very moment I find that pretty ironic...

I sense a story coming on here.

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quote:
Originally written by Erika Maroonmark:

o_O;; What exactly is this?
Sign me up, I guess. =D

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Erika Maroonmark is Hungary; its efforts to stymy the United States include fighting against it in both World Wars, falling on the other side of the Iron Curtain, and producing Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Whatever we did to them, we're very sorry.
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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

quote:
Originally written by Kingy:

quote:
Originally written by The Worst Man Ever:

Kingy is The War On Drugs.
Considering what's happening outside at this very moment I find that pretty ironic...

I sense a story coming on here.

Unfortunitly the CoC doesn't allow me to
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