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u/ProudTemporary9496 Sep 24 '22 I'll Drink to That

Well it looks like the Roman Empire is going back to his ultimate glory. ROMA INVICTA

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u/Thomas_K_Brannigan Sep 24 '22

Meanwhile Mongolia is like "were finally back, baby!"

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u/MotivatoinalSpeaker Sep 25 '22

The next round of the big black death intensifies

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u/SlowInsurance1616 Sep 24 '22

SPQR.

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u/auxaperture Sep 25 '22

Side note, but it was awesome seeing SPQR on the old sewer covers in Rome.

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u/teemuham Sep 25 '22

Several SPQR markings on sewer covers are from the time of Benito Mussolini, who used those as a part of his propaganda.

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u/disappointed_moose Sep 24 '22

Romanes eunt domus!

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u/charonn0 Sep 25 '22

"People called Romanes, they go, the house"?

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u/ElectricMotorsAreBad Sep 25 '22

It says: "Romans go home"!

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u/Kersenn Sep 24 '22 Wholesome Starry

Skyrim belongs to the nords

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u/FalconIMGN Sep 25 '22

I snorted. Unfortunately I had engaged Frost Breath and now I'm living in an igloo.

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u/poncho51 Sep 24 '22

So does that mean the U.S. should give half the country back to Mexico? Fckg amazing the tweet doesn't address that issue.

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u/Yellow_Dorn_Boy Sep 24 '22

And the other half to France?

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u/Ekkeko84 Sep 24 '22 Silver

And Mexico and France give it back to the natives?

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u/TheGoodDoctorGonzo Sep 24 '22 Masterpiece

If we decide to go all the way back to pushing the continents back together into a superpangaea, I just want to be on record that I’m very busy then and won’t be available to help.

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u/tearsonurcheek Sep 25 '22

Good thing we're not going to do it then. We're waiting until you're available. We need your truck.

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u/zeusinchains Sep 25 '22

and my axe

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u/Dektarey Sep 25 '22

And this guy's axe!

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u/Chpgmr Sep 25 '22

What about when we return the moon to its original path? We at least need help with the lift on that.

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u/True_Parsnip8418 Sep 24 '22

And the natives give it back to the dinosaurs.

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u/GoSuckOnACactus Sep 24 '22

Where all my Pangaea homies at?

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u/AllPurposeNerd Sep 24 '22

All over the place.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Give it another 200myr, they'll come back around.

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u/ForestsNplants Sep 25 '22

Aha

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

I don't know what it means but thank you.

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u/Eagleballer94 Sep 25 '22

How in the fuck did you do that?

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u/Ekkeko84 Sep 24 '22

And the dinosaurs to the unicellular organisms

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u/Admiral-snackbaa Sep 24 '22

England quietly enters the room before quickly leaving

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u/Ekkeko84 Sep 24 '22

Spain watches from a distance

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u/hurtindog Sep 24 '22

Belgium pulls its fingers out of its ears for a moment, then re inserts them

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u/ZoeLaMort Sep 24 '22

Fingers? Well at least Belgium still has hands, unlike Congo.

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u/Admiral-snackbaa Sep 24 '22

And the lips, weirdly!!

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

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u/Admiral-snackbaa Sep 24 '22

You gave us William of orange though

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u/oneeighthirish Sep 24 '22

Give it all back to Cthulhu

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u/worldspawn00 Sep 24 '22

Nah, the US didn't take the Louisiana purchase by force, it was sold by France to the US.

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u/CykoTom Sep 25 '22

Why does that matter? If taking it by force is the barrier then mainland China should belong to Taiwan.

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u/TheTechnik Sep 24 '22

And 26% to the UK too

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u/No_more_hiding Sep 24 '22

What about the Vikings and Roman invasions of the UK? This is going to get complicated.

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u/TheTechnik Sep 24 '22

I’d say clean the slate and give it all back to the monkeys

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u/No_more_hiding Sep 24 '22

I, for one, welcome our monkey overlords.

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u/MrStu Sep 24 '22

UK looks at India

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u/juicewilson Sep 24 '22

Ireland wants a word

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u/Secretest-squirell Sep 24 '22

Does that mean we get some of France back?

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u/BlasterPhase Sep 24 '22

after you give back some to the Romans

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u/Natuurschoonheid Sep 24 '22

We Dutch get new York!

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u/Cautious-Space-1714 Sep 24 '22

Just the tip though!

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u/Shriketino Sep 24 '22

Hey, we bought it from the French fair and square.

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u/EtStykkeMedBede Sep 24 '22

Yea, well about that... it wasn't really France's in the first place now, was it?

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u/noeagle77 Sep 24 '22

And the other 100% to the Native Americans that were here before anyone else?

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u/ray_cosplay Sep 24 '22

Sooo new york will be new amsterdam again?

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u/Namorath82 Sep 24 '22

and Istanbul will be Constantinople although it maybe nobody's business but the Turks

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u/Revanche1 Sep 24 '22

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam, why they changed it I can’t say.

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u/MyDogHasAPodcast Sep 24 '22

People just liked it better that waaaaay.

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u/ncopp Sep 24 '22

Cmon There Might Be Giants, open a textbook, the answers right there!

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u/AtlasHighFived Sep 24 '22

Everyone in Constantinople knows it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople.

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u/Appropriate_Ant_4629 Sep 24 '22

Sooo new york will be new amsterdam again?

Speaking of the Dutch, does that mean China will give Taiwan back to them too?

The island of Taiwan, also commonly known as Formosa, was partly under colonial rule by the Dutch Republic from 1624 to 1662 and from 1664 to 1668.

... The Dutch were not universally welcomed, and uprisings by both aborigines and recent Han arrivals were quelled by the Dutch military on more than one occasion ...

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u/Big-rod_Rob_Ford Sep 24 '22

no, taiwan would go to the Formosans who survived the KMT's genocide and whatever imperial japan did to them.

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u/deukhoofd Sep 24 '22

Rest in peace Indonesia.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

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u/Appropriate-Draft-91 Sep 24 '22

Also, what Serbia? Did they misspell Austria? and most of the Ukraine needs returning to Lithuania.

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u/CentaursAreCool Sep 24 '22

Or, you know. To the people that inhabited the land originally in the first place.

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u/BubblingRamenWithEgg Sep 24 '22

I'm 3% Neanderthal. So I want 3% of some land, somewhere. Maybe a cave. I'd be happy with some cave.

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u/LoudBoysenerry Sep 25 '22

If a bear hasn't taken it first. Be careful with caves.

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u/fallingcave Sep 24 '22

Yup tons of them left

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u/dagbrown Sep 24 '22

There’s a life pro tip: if you steal something, just kill the owner and they’re less likely to want it back.

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u/ChillyBearGrylls Sep 24 '22

Germany fuhriously scribbling notes

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u/SeleucusNikator1 Sep 24 '22

Germany doesn't need notes, they were on the losing end of that. East Prussia, Silesia, and half of Pomerania are forever lost and will not be German ever again.

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u/Suprisefinger Sep 24 '22

Well those writing this tweet would then be Mexican and we can't be having that can we?

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u/forgotmypassword-_- Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

So does that mean the U.S. should give half the country back to Mexico?

They'd say "yes".

They're a tankie. Their only position is "America bad".

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u/LMFN Sep 24 '22

"America has done bad things so any country that doesn't like America only does good things! Even if they seem bad!"

Tankies have the most braindead takes.

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u/Whoevengivesafuck Sep 24 '22

What the fuck is a tankie?

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u/SeleucusNikator1 Sep 24 '22

It's a term used to make fun of Communists who always defended Stalin or Stalinist methods

The "tankie" name comes from the fact that the Soviet Union had a habit of crushing protests in the Warsaw Pact with tanks, e.g. the East German uprising, the 1956 battle of Budapest, and the 1968 Prague Spring.

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u/EmbarrassedPenalty Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Also not soviets, but Tiananmen square 1989 was another iconic use of tanks by a communist regime to put down dissent

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u/Connor-Llewellyn1 Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

To make things even sadder Tiananmen was one of the last large-scale protests about democracy in the workplace and putting the power directly in the hands of workers, you know actual socialism, they even sang the Internationale as they were being murdered for god's sake, it's infuriating.

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u/MrIncorporeal Sep 25 '22 edited Oct 15 '22

Basically tankies support the warped totalitarian / authoritarian version of socialism / communism practiced by Soviet Russia and pre state-capitalist China, paired with a general attitude of "USA = bad, therefore any nation opposing the USA is automatically good regardless of context". There's a few different tankie ideologies, but one of the big ones (though still tiny compared to the rest of leftist ideologies) is Stalinism, to give you some idea of how dense these clowns are. Tankies also, despite technically supporting socialism, pretty regularly spew racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, etc. on par with the worst among the right-wing.

It's important to note that they're basically pariahs among the rest of the left. The vast, vast, vast majority of leftist groups oppose authoritarianism in general as a defining core tenet, so we regard tankies with almost as much disdain as we regard Nazis and similar right-wing authoritarians. The main difference being that tankies are way more of a joke.

Thought Slime and Sophie From Mars have a pretty decent video of them basically just dunking on one of the prominent tankie leaders for like an hour and a half.

TL;DR: Tankies believe in socialism backed by tanks and jackboots, rather than socialism backed by cogent philosophy and the will of the proletariat.

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u/wolfbutterfly42 Sep 24 '22

and "imperialism bad unless I do it then it's okay"

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u/halfar Sep 24 '22

yeah, that's definitely something an unabashed tankie would say.

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u/myflesh Sep 24 '22

Their name is Proud Tankie. They 100% hate America and would be pro your idea. This is not a Maga or Republican.

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u/Campfire_Sparks Sep 24 '22

Wait so to support imperialism you must oppose the claims of these literal empires ?

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u/Quakarot Sep 24 '22

I’ve heard tankies say that authoritarian is an authoritarian buzzword because it get used against communism sometimes.

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u/Raycu93 Sep 24 '22

People often struggle to separate economic policy from governance. They think capitalism means democracy and communism means authoritarianism. I guess it doesn't help that the only major countries ever labeled communist were also massively authoritarian.

For anyone needing an example just look at China. At one point they were basically authoritarian communist and now they're basically authoritarian capitalist. Not in the purest definitions of course but close enough.

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u/stanthebat Sep 24 '22

People often struggle to separate economic policy from governance. They think capitalism means democracy and communism means authoritarianism. I guess it doesn't help that the only major countries ever labeled communist were also massively authoritarian.

It also doesn't help that, at least in the US, we're indoctrinated to believe that capitalism, wage slavery, and Beautiful American Freedom are all the same thing. People object to communism on the grounds that it inevitably devolves into authoritarianism, as if capitalism isn't doing/hasn't done exactly the same thing before our eyes.

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u/Haui111 Sep 24 '22

The american system is (depending on your pov) either a cleptocracy, capitocracy or kakistocracy.

The worst thing imo is the idea that wealth means success or intelligence. It’s the most toxic view a person can possess.

Like even considering folks who are not the same class as you to be your democratic representative is completely braindead.

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u/dojoboner Sep 25 '22

you taught me two new words so i'll point out that it's kleptocracy. same root as kleptomania

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u/TheBirminghamBear Sep 24 '22

Society is basically just a lot of people who never played and don't understand Sid Meyer's Civilization watching a match in a big coliseum and screaming "KILL THEM" and its never even terribly clear who they're talking to or about.

That isn't to say Civ is some perfect analog for human society but more to say that economics, government, these things are complex and the nuances and nitpicks and small details have profound effects and the majority of people take about zero time to learn any of them but want to scream a lot about what they want to have happen.

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u/metatron207 Sep 24 '22

I like Civ as much as the next guy, but there are games that model all of those institutions significantly better, and better represent the complexity — though I suppose that does support your point, since people who don't understand Civ would struggle more with real-world econ and public administration.

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u/Anthaenopraxia Sep 25 '22

You also tend to believe that the American form of capitalism is the only version and that every other capitalist country is just as bad.

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u/RedDragonRoar Sep 25 '22

The thing is, the US isn't capitalist, not really anyways. We have managed to take the worst parts of capitalism and socialism and apply that to poor people, and apply the good bits of both to rich people.

To boil it down even further, we have capitalized gains and socialized losses, making taxpayers fund megacorps when they start to fail because lobbying is still something that is legal in the 21st century.

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u/Poette-Iva Sep 24 '22

I will never understand tankies, presumably such well read leftists and they chose to be bootlickers. Usually my go to argument when someone is freaking out about communism is, "you don't hate communism, you hate authoritarians" but they come along and are like "no, the authoritarianism is the point". Like, fuck off, no one likes you.

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u/numerobis21 Sep 25 '22

presumably such well read leftists

Key word here is "presumably". They think they're left wing because they've got some vague socialist ideology, but the majority of it is, ironically, just far right nationalism mixed with authoritarianism and imperialism

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u/admiralteal Sep 24 '22

In their very narrow defense, it's pretty fucked up how badly educated people are about what these political words mean.

So many useful words for political theory have become completely meaningless with the way they're used. There's often no difference between the words fascist, authoritarian, Nazi, or communist. Liberal and socialist are synonyms instead of opposite ends a spectrum. And for that matter, libertarian, liberal, fascist, and conservative are often used interchangeably as well.

I feel like a lot of politically-minded people would be smarter to just stop using these words altogether given how poorly they retain meaning. But the new words we try to use will just do the same damn thing, and given the way culture war is I'm not sure we can make new words faster than their meaning can be obviated.

The tankies are doing it too. They think authoritarianism and communism are the same thing. They don't think that it's possible to have non-authoritarian communism, so they believe anyone who resists authoritarianism is an enemy of the social good. Which is a lunatic position to take.

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u/Grogosh Sep 25 '22

Tankies are all batshit insane anyway. Don't pay attention to their rantings.

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u/DeltaFrost117 Sep 24 '22

Yes - in the minds of tankies (Authoritarians who larp as being communist or on the left in general), the only imperialism comes from 'the west' and especially the US. Their politics begin and end with 'America bad'so they uncritically support ANY nations which are the traditional opposition to the US. Their brain rot is clearly shown by the fact they don't support Rojava - a VERY progressive project trying g to be established by the Kurdish people in Syria.

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u/numerobis21 Sep 25 '22

by the fact they don't support Rojava - a VERY progressive project trying g to be established by the Kurdish people in Syria.

Tankies have historically always fucked over anarchists, so that part don't surprise me in the least

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u/bgsfvlsrf Sep 24 '22

North korea is an empire?

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u/DarthGayAgenda Sep 24 '22

It is if Kim Jong Un says it is. Lord knows it's not Democracy or a Republic.

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u/ChoppyWAL99 Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

How can you say that tho? It literally has DEMOCRATIC and REPUBLIC in its name!

/s

(Reminds me of the GoTs scene when Joeffry say “I am the king” and Tywin says “any man who needs to say ‘I am the King’ is no true King”)

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u/MarthLikinte1 Sep 24 '22

It’s a necrocracy (think that’s the spelling)

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u/raspberryharbour Sep 24 '22

I thought that meant a society NOT ruled by crocodiles

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u/Nulono Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

That's an acrocktocrocy.

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u/RoamingBicycle Sep 24 '22

Mongolians rubbing their hands

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u/ZoeLaMort Sep 24 '22

Mongolians when they see that the world needs a solution against climate change and the Earth could use a little less carbon emissions:

[happy throat singing]

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u/Finito-1994 Sep 24 '22

Can the Persians give it a shot? As far as world conquering empires go they weren’t complete assholes.

As long as we can bring back Cyrus the great.

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u/LectureAdditional971 Sep 24 '22

The tides of history beg to differ, I guess.

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u/SlowInsurance1616 Sep 24 '22

Alright, Hegel.

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u/LectureAdditional971 Sep 24 '22

Awesome response!

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u/Andrewticus04 Sep 24 '22

Solid dialectic!

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u/HilariousMax Sep 25 '22

A German outdrank by a Scot?

For shame, Germany. For shame.

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u/FlamingPhoenix2003 Sep 24 '22

Ironically, saying "This country belongs to this country" is basically imperialistic.

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u/MandoPlat Sep 24 '22

It literally is. A key component of an empire is owning land outside of its original country

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u/dead_monster Sep 24 '22

The user name is “Proud Tankie” so I’m guessing this is a self-aware parody account.

Go to /r/noncredibledefense and search for “tankie” there if you want a modern definition of the word.

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u/Hiimmani Sep 25 '22

"Go to /r/noncredibledefense"

Sir, I still have some scraps of dignity. Your Plane Waifus will not sway me.

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u/nest00000 Sep 24 '22

"proud tankie" 💀

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u/ZoeLaMort Sep 24 '22

Tankies trying to understand why everyone, even the majority of people on the left, hates them (they can't, they'll assume it's all a CIA conspiracy again)

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u/fizikz3 Sep 24 '22

*especially the majority of people on the left.

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u/ABigSoftE Sep 24 '22

Tankie: sneezes

Oðer tankie: starts conspiracy posting about CIA biological warfare against ThE rEaL lEfTiStS

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u/terminalzero Sep 24 '22

they mean proud like a proud nail; still needs a few more hits

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u/DBSTKjS Sep 24 '22

Tankies absolutely ruin leftist online spaces.

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u/thismangodude Sep 24 '22

What is a tankie?

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u/noirthesable Sep 24 '22

u/DBSTKjS outlines it pretty well, but I should add that the term originally referred to people (usually certain members of the Communist Party of Great Britain) who cheered when tanks crossed the border from Russia/the Soviet Union into Hungary in 1956 to crush the Hungarian revolution, into Czechoslovakia in 1968 to crush the Prague Spring, and into Ukraine in 2022 to crush it.

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u/DBSTKjS Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22 Gold

Its an old term that came about for a cold war era authoritarian 'socialist' that supported the USSRs military force against revolutionary action in Hungary. The term has since evolved to more generally refer to anti-democratic/pro-authoritarian socialists, though the idea that socialism is compatible with anti-democratic views is an extremely flawed one.

It's not a synonym, but it's pretty damn close to a nazbol.

And just premptively, 'communist' China and the USSR admitted themselves that they were not 'yet' socialist states, they would describe themselves in a transition period that Marx described between revolution and the installation of a socialist society. Unfortunately in both cases the people who filled in the power vacuum to shepherd the 'transition' to socialism quite fancied their position of power and shaped their respective states to protect that power, rather than run society collectively which is the entire point of socialism.

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u/Ph4ndaal Sep 24 '22

That reminds me of one of my dads favourite jokes:

The USSR builds a supercomputer, and the first question that’s asked of it is: How soon will the Soviet Union achive communism?

The computer churns and crunches out a punchcard, which say “In 42 kilometres”.

Everyone is baffled, so thinking there is a glitch they ask the question again, but the answer is the same: “In 42 kilometres”.

There is a lot of puzzled head scratching until one old Bolshevik pipes up: “Comrades, I’ve solved it! Do you remember the words of General Secretary Brezhnev at the last plenum? He told us “Every five year plan brings us one step closer to communism…”

Miss ya dad.

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u/thesciencesmartass Sep 24 '22

That’s about 275,000 years incase anyone was curious

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u/MisterPhD Sep 24 '22

275,600 years, and 55,120 steps, to be exact!

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u/Alia-of-the-Badlands Sep 24 '22

Hahahaha that is a good joke. At first I thought it was going to turn into a Douglas Adams joke :')

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u/kerdon Sep 24 '22

I feel like it's not entirely not. There's too many paralells.

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u/thevoiceofzeke Sep 25 '22

the idea that socialism is compatible with anti-democratic views is an extremely flawed one

I don't understand why they don't realize that. Fuck tankies. They're the Leftist boogeymen that give the far right their fuel. They're the kids pooping in our pool.

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u/SoggySeaman Sep 24 '22

Saving this so I can steal it later

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u/DBSTKjS Sep 24 '22

Collectivise our knowledge ❤️

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u/r0bbiebubbles Sep 24 '22

Usually refers to a Stalinist.

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u/ZoeLaMort Sep 24 '22

Imagine being an anarchist and just because you're not a big fan of the idea of South Korea to be under the control of literally the worse dictatorship on the planet, you're a fascist because some tankie online said so.

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u/advocatus_ebrius_est Sep 24 '22

Yup nothing says Imperialism like radical community based self determination

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u/prezbyter Sep 24 '22

As an anarchist, we are used to get fucked by tankie scum, just look at what happened in spain or in ukraine

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u/ZoeLaMort Sep 24 '22

[A brief history of anarchists and libsocs' relationship with tankies.]

-Finally! The Revolution is happening! We will free the working class!
-… We? clocks gun behind back**

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u/prezbyter Sep 24 '22

There is a funny german book about an tankie kangaroo and his anarchist friend, the tankie asks the anarchist what political view he has, he says anarchy:

Ok, well, than we can be friends until the revolution, afterwards it will get difficult :D

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u/dontdomilk Sep 24 '22

Its actually funny they specifically mentioned Rojava...

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u/Harmacc Sep 24 '22

It really speaks volumes.

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u/HandsomeGangar Sep 24 '22

And right wing online spaces too since they think we’re all like them.

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u/ZoeLaMort Sep 24 '22

Tankies, just like fascists, ruin everything. That's the thing with totalitarian ideologies: Their ideologies are total, they know no bound.

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u/Wemblerry Sep 24 '22

have you considered that tankies are fascists who hate poor people a little less

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u/Carnieus Sep 24 '22

They sure like poor people being run over by tanks though

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u/DannoHung Sep 24 '22

They just hate poor people for a different reason.

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u/LaserGuidedPolarBear Sep 24 '22

In my experience tankies aren't actually socialist or communist. It's more like they are so extremely authoritarian thay they support the worst dictatorships which often tend to claim to be "for the people" and therefore leftist, but not actually in practice.

It's like how the Democratic Peoples Republic of Congo is only one of those four things.

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u/TrademarkedLobster Sep 24 '22

I didn't realize how bad it was until I got banned from /r/capitalism_in_decay for calling out CCP propaganda.

/r/IronFrontUSA is where it's at for those who still believe in democracy.

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u/elveszett Sep 24 '22 Take My Energy

This is how the Internet works. Every radical forum on the Internet is eventually taken over by mindless, fanatic extremists that support ideology like they were football teams. It becomes a competition of one-upping one another on how extreme they are, and that usually involves opposing absolutely everything society accepts.

Whenever I see a communist support Russia, I want to kick them in their balls.

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u/Janus_Grayden Sep 24 '22

/r/latestagecapitalism has a huge tankie problem. I got banned from there for pointing out CCP propaganda, as well. China's economic policy is state capitalism; criticizing the CCP isn't even criticizing a socialist or communist government.

For fuck's sake, they have billionaires. China doesn't give a shit about equitable wealth distribution or workers owning the means of production. How can any leftist support a government so antithetical to their supposed ideology?

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u/NWYUPSIO Sep 24 '22

I got banned for the same. It's really no joke that Chinese propaganda is performing so well... There's no way western intelligence agencies are unaware of this, so it's astonishing to me that there hasn't been some public service announcement about this crap. A country actively seeking to destabalize your country should be called out on its bullshit.

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u/DBSTKjS Sep 24 '22

Great shout-out. Shame I'm from the UK, but always good to know what the comrades across the pond are up to

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u/ArborGhast Sep 25 '22

Tankies are the MAGAts of the left

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u/Green-Event813 Sep 24 '22

I’m just waiting for the inevitable “this was a Russian disinformation account” revelation.

It’s so fucking transparent.

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u/smb275 Sep 24 '22

I say this as a Socialist, emphatically and loudly, fuck tankies. Fucking bootlickers who would bow to the state, as opposed to the fucking conservative bootlickers who bow to strongmen.

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u/winter-ocean Sep 24 '22

I know, it's genuinely difficult to just find a normal leftist subreddit

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u/nathanielhaven Sep 24 '22

Yeah? And all your base are belong to us!

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u/dogemasta117 Sep 24 '22

Palestine belongs to Israel

Korea belongs to the empire of Japan

And the whole of Europa rightfully belongs to the glorious third Reich. And if you disagree you support fascism and imperialism.

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u/Lowouik Sep 25 '22

Napoleon or even the Cesar disagree.

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u/hurtindog Sep 24 '22

What is a “tankie”?

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u/Josselin17 Sep 24 '22

used to refer to the people who supported the USSR sending tanks in hungary to repress the revolutionaries there, now it means all authoritarian 'socialists' who stand in support of pretty much any authoritarian state on the pretense that it is "resisting imperialism" which means that you'll often hear them defending syria, , north korea, china, russia, etc.

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u/Type2Pilot Sep 24 '22

By that token, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California belong to Mexico.

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u/shai1203d Sep 24 '22

Or all of it to Native Americans!?

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u/Borno11050 Sep 24 '22

Most sane Tankie of Twitter.

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u/Sapatilhas Sep 24 '22

They're a proud tankie so...

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

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u/prezbyter Sep 24 '22

They are cast out by most of the radical left 🤷‍♂️

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u/ZoeLaMort Sep 24 '22

Yeah but you know, it's very important to have some leftist unity with the exact same people that, once they get in power, will send to camps any dissenting anarchist, social democrats, liberal progressive, libertarian socialist, post-left anarchists/socialists, democratic socialists…

Basically, anyone who isn't a communist. And I mean their understanding of communism. Which is specifically ML. And I mean Stalinist apologetic ML. No, you know what? No one gets any right except the rulers. Ah, the perfect classless utopia.

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u/advocatus_ebrius_est Sep 24 '22

"We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas."

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u/Oblivious_Otter_I Sep 24 '22

Michael Tracy recently said the US entry into WW2 caused the holocaust, so yeah, they would've.

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u/wolfcaroling Sep 24 '22

Democratic countries belong to the communist/monarchist countries they broke off with! If you don't agree you're an imperialist!

Wut

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u/DelcoPAMan Sep 24 '22

Yeah, funny how that worked that way for them. Maybe the Baltics, Kazakhstan, etc. all belong to Russia too.

/s

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u/ZoeLaMort Sep 24 '22

"I'm not an imperialist, I just think Russia should have the same borders than when it was an empire"

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u/thundercoc101 Sep 24 '22

How about nowhere belongs to anyone

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u/Oblivious_Otter_I Sep 24 '22

Based and anarchist pilled comrade

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u/emmacappa Sep 24 '22

All property is theft, comrade!

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u/BigVanVortex Sep 24 '22

He should try to be proud of something else

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u/__cnav__ Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

US belongs to the UK

Mexico belongs to Spain

Brazil belongs to Portugal

Ethiopia belongs to Italy

Falklands belong to the UK

UK belongs to France -> England belongs to the Normans

France belongs to the Roman Empire

If you disagree you support fascism and imperialism

Edit: Replaced France for Normans and UK for England

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u/emmacappa Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

I feel like the Romans should belong to the Trojians? Which is in Turkey? Which was part of the Ottoman empire which was the Byzantine empire which was part of the Eastern Roman Empire. Hmmm...

Edit: Must point out that the UK never belonged to the French. Parts of England belonged to Vikings who had settled in Northern France (the Normans). The English however did own quite a bit of France during 13th -16th century. As an English person, can't be having any thought of being owned by the French 😉

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u/Modigem Sep 24 '22

And if you agree, you support...wait, there's no way to win here, is there?

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u/Pretend_Morning_1846 Sep 24 '22

According to his logic the US is still Britain’s property

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u/Cynical-Basileus Sep 24 '22

1/4 of the world belongs to Britain! Huzzah! Give it back!

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u/QuesoChef Sep 24 '22

You sure you want the US? Updates in recent decades have rendered the operating system buggy and inconsistent as far as stability goes.

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u/Cynical-Basileus Sep 24 '22

At least you’ve had updates. The UK seems to be stuck replaying the Victorian era over and over again.

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u/SlowInsurance1616 Sep 24 '22

What, so Liz Truss can go open pork markets pause for applause

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u/Cynical-Basileus Sep 24 '22

Exactly, we can be great again. /s

Apparently I NEED to add the /s because people don’t understand blatant sarcasm.

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u/Infobomb Sep 24 '22

pause continues.

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u/SlowInsurance1616 Sep 24 '22

pause becomes excruciating

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u/Spotted_ascot_races Sep 24 '22

Ok then, who does America belong to?

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u/JomaBo6048 Sep 24 '22

North and South Korea both claim to be the only legitimate government of Korea so technically they belong to each other 🇰🇵❤🇰🇷