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Zelenskyy calls on Russians to 'protest' and 'fight back' against Putin's draft if they 'want to survive' Russia/Ukraine

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

Probably the first one because people didn't know what was happening.

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u/clintCamp Sep 22 '22

My distant ancestor was conscripted by a local lord to try and take out the British monarchy. They lost, the Lord was executed and we got banished to the American colonies.

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u/ZedTT Sep 22 '22

Oh yeah let's just put all the people who tried to kill the monarch in one place and tax them without representation they won't revolt or anything

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u/nictheman123 Sep 23 '22

To be fair, that place was "way the fuck over there where they can't reach us" so there's some sense to that.

Did they revolt? Sure. Did they do any damage to the homeland, Parliament, or the monarchy? Not at all!

Good for keeping control of the colony? Perhaps not. Good for keeping the brewing peasant revolt from harming anyone you consider important? Absolutely!

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u/Sentinel-Wraith Sep 23 '22

To be fair, that place was "way the fuck over there where they can't reach us" so there's some sense to that.

Did they revolt? Sure. Did they do any damage to the homeland, Parliament, or the monarchy? Not at all!

Captain John Paul Jones: "Am I a joke to you?"

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u/nictheman123 Sep 23 '22

First of all, here's a reddit formatting guide to help you with those block quotes

Second, he managed to partially damage one port town and failed to take some minor Earl hostage according to that article you just listed. So, as far as doing damage to the British homeland, yeah, kinda a joke.

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u/ThroatMeYeBastards Sep 23 '22

I enjoyed reading about this, take my upvote