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Wrong hair color would be an easy fix, but she's also 5'7". That's just too tall for Moiraine. Mila Kunis?
Too young, too tanned and an insufferably bad actress.
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They goaded Hannibal into invading Russia for some insane reason?!? Damn those Romans!
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They goaded Hannibal into invading Russia for some insane reason?!? Damn those Romans!
Technically it was Armenia at the time, but I'm sure that Putin will be willing to point out that that's always been part of Russia.
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Technically it was Armenia at the time, but I'm sure that Putin will be willing to point out that that's always been part of Russia.
That reminds me of the original Star Trek where Chekov would always joke/claim that everything was invented in Russia despite it obviously not being that way.

Up there with the ST6 quote from Christopher Plummer: "You have not experienced Shakespeare until you've heard it in its original Klingon".
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Cannea was brilliant, that cannot be denied!
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Cannea was brilliant, that cannot be denied!
Alexander didn't so much have a clear vision or goal to accomplish as a unquenchable hunger for conquest. He never bothered to stop and consolidate, never stopped trying to push beyond what could feasibly be held. Going into India was foolish, and the results demonstrated that, yet his generals still had difficulty making him see that, and only with great difficulty convinced him to turn back to Babylon. And once in Babylon he began plans to turn those armies west and conquer Italy. It was an addiction more than a clear vision. There is a reason why what he built collapsed so quickly. Only Ptolemy of his successors really recognized the importance of biting off a manageable chunk and cultivating it rather than biting off so much that you couldn help but choke.

That doesn't make him a bad general, but it should point out a theme. Alexander is far from the only of these names that we have mentioned that didn't know when to stop...
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That doesn't make him a bad general, but it should point out a theme. Alexander is far from the only of these names that we have mentioned that didn't know when to stop...
Which, of course, is not a problem if you're a Forsaken who has been told by the DO "conquer the world". Come to think of it, for Ishamael consolidation was a pretty moot point too.
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That doesn't make him a bad general, but it should point out a theme. Alexander is far from the only of these names that we have mentioned that didn't know when to stop...
On that note, I much prefer the Habsburg expansion model: marriages. In general, much less bloody.

Though, it must be said: once a certain amount of marriages has taken place, one should bring new blood into the following generations or you'll end up like Charles II of Spain.
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On that note, I much prefer the Habsburg expansion model: marriages. In general, much less bloody.

Though, it must be said: once a certain amount of marriages has taken place, one should bring new blood into the following generations or you'll end up like Charles II of Spain.
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Unless the mother in law is a de Medici.
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Unless the mother in law is a de Medici.
mm, yes. Quite possibly the Original Red Wedding.

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