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Desange (100 D)
17 Mar 16 UTC
What do people prefer
Chat or gunboat games?
Or does it depend on what type of mood everyone is in?
Ive seen a lot of gunboat games on this site when compared to others (or at least that's what I think I have been seeing , not done a survey or anything...)
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krellin (80 D X)
08 Mar 16 UTC
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Call Me A Dirty So-And-So, Episode VII: The So-and-So Awakens
Yes....that's right you rotten scurrilous weak-minded you-know-who's. It's time for another verbal beat down, both on the field of battle, and within your tortured minds.
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c0dyz (100 D)
16 Mar 16 UTC
Why can't I join this game?
http://i.imgur.com/KhhSpYC.png
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pahla (344 D)
16 Mar 16 UTC
haterboat haters only
Who played with Italy, I really want to know!
I was Austria
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SirReginald (100 D)
16 Mar 16 UTC
LIVE TONIGHT
Anyone up for a live fast game tonight???
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Putin33 (111 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
Deutsch Landtag Wahlen
Was denken sie über die Wahlen in Saxony-Anhalt, Rhineland-Palatinate und Baden-Württemberg? Ist AfD nur eine Protestwahl?
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brainbomb (325 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
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If the British had won the American Revolution
I would have free healthcare and cheaper college. God bless Britannia. Fuck Capitalism.
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
I wouldnt even need to force fuck Bernie Sanders policies on america if the British had simply won the war.
KingCyrus (511 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
Of course, you might be speaking German.
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
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If the British had won there would never have been a Panama Canal, Iraq Wars 1 or 2, Vietnam, or any question about the mightiest navy in history.
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
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Also we wouldnt have school shootings. violent crime is virtually nonexistant in the UK so theres that to consider. Also we would not have to deal with elections we would have the Queen.
Durga (3609 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
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Uhh bb, its shocking I know.. but the UK is a democracy.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
15 Mar 16 UTC
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Right, the British were totally not capitalistic. It's not like they had an overseas empire or anything and demanded international free trade. That would be dumb to think that. They were never the industrial leaders of the world, so it's not even possible.
Octavious (1712 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
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If Britain controlled north American industry Germany wouldn't have challenged British power in Europe in the early 20th century.

Of course there's no guarantee that Britain would be in control. My guess is North America would have become virtually independent by then anyway. Either that or the Capital of the British Empire would have moved to New York, and Donald Macleod Trump would be campaigning to be the new Prime Minister and promising to build a wall to keep the Chinese out of India.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
15 Mar 16 UTC
What party would he be leader for to Make Britain Great Again? I've always thought his most recent policy claims align more with UKIP, but he wouldn't settle for those losers and I'm not sure the UK would even be in the EU in this hypothetical world, so UKIP would be very different if it did still exist, except, you know, they still hate foreigners. Would the Conservatives choose someone like him for their leader? I'm sure Labour wouldn't want someone famous for being rich as their leader.
Octavious (1712 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
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Trump would be a Whig, obviously
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
15 Mar 16 UTC
My money is he'd be leader of the Liberals.
principians (881 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
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How can one say "Fuck Capitalism" immediately after "God bless Britannia"?
Putin33 (111 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
UKIP are hardcore neoliberals. Trump is a protectionist. He really doesn't fit with any of the major British parties. He might be a throw back like Enoch Powell or Joseph Chamberlain.

If the British had won the war, it's likely that continental expansion would have at least been delayed, and the French likely wouldn't have quit North America. It's possible the French Revolution itself would not have occurred, and the early 19th century would have looked a lot like the mid 19th century in terms of the kinds of government in power in Europe. Without the French Revolution its likely the Spanish and Portuguese empires do not break up in the Americas, because afterall Brazil became independent because Napoleon had invaded Iberia, and Simon Bolivar and the other independence leaders were inspired by the French and American examples.

What the British should have done but for whatever reason did not do was play the colonies off against each other, perhaps they could have at least kept the pro-British colonies in the South like Georgia and South Carolina. It would have spared us some hardship later on.

TrPrado (461 D Mod)
15 Mar 16 UTC
And if the French Revolution never occurred, Napoleon would have been kicked out of the military and become irrelevant to history.
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
I think its safe to say Gun control laws would have prevented every major shooting from ever happening. gang vlilence would be non existant. We would have a happy nation of marina and the diamonds instead of timothy mcveighs and the aurora shooter types
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
The decline of british imperialism can be tied directly to animosity between animosity among hindus and pakistanis too. British imperialism in India/Pak was a glue holding tons of factions together.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
15 Mar 16 UTC
McVeigh didn't use guns, he turned easy-to-acquire ingredients (fertilizer) into explosives.
Stubie (1817 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
If the British had won the war, would there be:
a) Canada?
b) gun violence to the crazy levels we see today?
c) WWI or WWII?
d) man on the moon?
e) atom bomb?
f) nuclear arms race?
g) cold war with Russia? (After all, there were family)
h) Louisiana?
i) the Civil War?
j) protracted slavery?

If any of these things were worth keeping, I would be interested in knowing which.
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
King George would have had World War 2 won by 1939 If US and UK were 1 giant kingdom. Hitler would have shit himself.
spyman (424 D (G))
15 Mar 16 UTC
I think if the United States had not have broken away from Britain things would be very different.

I think the country would be a lot smaller as it would not have been able to give itself the right to take over much of Spain's territories such as California and Texas.

The states would have eventually gained independence, just like Canada did, but it is hard to predict how that might have come about. Britain learned a lot from the revolution and was careful afterwards not to make the same mistakes with Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Without the revolution maybe Britain would not have learned that lesson quite as soon as it did.

Would the eventually independent states have decided to join together under a federal system? Could Canada have been part of the union? Or alternatively, maybe a number of states would be separate countries today.

Also how would Britain have managed the slave states? Would Britain have outlawed slavery in the South even sooner?
Putin33 (111 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
"The decline of british imperialism can be tied directly to animosity between animosity among hindus and pakistanis too."

Not really. The proximate cause of the quitting of India was the mutinies taking place within the Raj's Indian army during the trial of three INA officers (one officer from each of the three main religious communities of India). Muslim and Hindu flags were flown side by side during these mutinies/protests as the defendants had sympathy from across India across religious lines. So long as the communities were divided the Muslims could be counted on to support the Raj, as Hindu rule was more frightening. The British decision to partition Bengal in the early 1900s for example gave the British enormous sympathy among the Muslim population.

And the British were perfectly willing to defend their empire with force in the years following the loss of India, for instance in Malaya. The loss of India didn't necessarily spell the end of the empire as a whole anymore than the loss of America did.
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
I meant that the departure of British Imperialism from India has a correlation between modern day inabilities of India and Pakistan to have a strong central govt to oversee progress. Note the two nations skirmish in kashmir region regularly. something that never happened before India-Pakistanian indepenence from GB.
brainbomb (325 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
Some people in India see Ghandi as an antagonist; not a hero at all. Because GB called India the Jewel of the Empire. It stands to reason India was much harder to let go of than the United States for this reason also. Materially India was a much more lucrative and less difficult to maintain colonial experiment.
However if GB had doubled down on America instead and had maintained global imperialism you might be looking at a very happy planet. And a slave free, gun free, healthcare free, USA with pockets of joyfilled city states of Spanish and French influence still to this day.
You may also see a unified Paki-Indian state still.
Hence British Imperialism was a great thing and a hand holding global glue.
Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
16 Mar 16 UTC
Trump would probably be a One Nation Conservative in Britain, along the lines of Jacob Rees-Mogg today.
cpman (0 D X)
16 Mar 16 UTC
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Also, as some of you were talking about the World Wars, the pressures that helped lead Bismark to being able to unify Germany might not have happened -- French Revolution may not have happened -- leading to no Napoleonic Wars which would've made rallying the German States under Prussia much harder. Even if Bismark were to unify Germany under these circumstances, there may not have been some of the internal pressures that ended up leading to the militarization of Germany that led to WWI.
Putin33 (111 D)
16 Mar 16 UTC
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"I meant that the departure of British Imperialism from India has a correlation between modern day inabilities of India and Pakistan to have a strong central govt to oversee progress. Note the two nations skirmish in kashmir region regularly. something that never happened before India-Pakistanian indepenence from GB."

That has to do with how partition took place and which territories went to what states and which states themselves were partitioned (like Bengal and Punjab). It has to do with the confusion of how the princely states would be handled and the awarding of tehsils that formed a landlink between India and Kashmir. Remember it was the British themselves who set up a situation with a member of the Hindu Dogra dynasty ruled over a Muslim majority state in Kashmir. Muslim agitation against the Maharaja's rule preceded the British leaving, because the Mahajara filled all the government posts with Rajputs and Pandits, and the Muslims were locked out.

"Some people in India see Ghandi as an antagonist; not a hero at all."

IMO he's a mixed bag. His support of the Khalifat movement certainly was cynical and in the end, disastrous, as it inflamed religious passions among the Muslim community and in the end, the radicalized Muslims thought they were hoodwinked by Gandhi and the INC when the movement failed.


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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
15 Mar 16 UTC
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Something's missing...
Where'd my comedy cube go?
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scottbrian (0 D X)
16 Mar 16 UTC
Buy Real and Novelty Passport for all countries
Buy Passports,Driving License,Id Cards,Visa,Diploma,IELTS,TOEFL,GRE,GMAT,SAT etc.(documenthome1980@gmail.com)
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spyman (424 D (G))
15 Mar 16 UTC
Karl Marx's predictions about wages
If I under correctly Karl Marx predicted that workers wages would fall, over time, until the workers would have no choice but to overthrow the system. Can anyone tell in which book/essay he actually made this prediction?
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Baskineli (100 D (B))
12 Mar 16 UTC
What I don't like about Diplomacy
Is that this is a zero-sum game. In order to win, you have to make other players lose. I, as an entrepreneur, libertarian and capitalist, find it particularly hard to see the behavior of people when they think they are playing a zero-sum game. Maybe this is why I take human behavior in the game so hard.
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JEccles (421 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Ghost Ratings
What happens if we can't find ourselves on the list when using control+F? Does that mean we haven't been ranked?
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Colonel Saloh Cin (100 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
Is Beast Coast still alive, or did it die long ago?
Or is it just now making it's way out the door. Flatbush Zombies released their first main album on the 11th, so that's why I'm asking.
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KingCyrus (511 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Voting Strategy
With the current political landscape, I am facing the very real possibility of the two main candidates being, in my opinion, pretty awful. I have had numerous discussions with friends over the strategy, but I bring it to you. Is it worth it to vote on principle? Should I vote third party if I think they are the best candidate? Or do I vote for the lesser of two evils among the big two?
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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
14 Mar 16 UTC
A Donald Trump Conspiracy
Or, if you would prefer, a case that he is one of the best marketers and media manipulators around, something I think we already knew.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/03/13/donald-trumps-chicago-scam/
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JenkinsCh (35 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Paused Game
So about 3 months ago I started playing WebDip. I told some friends and they started to play too. Well one guy stopped playing so we paused a game... and its still paused, is their a way to unpause/draw it. Haha
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kaner406 (351 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
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2012 World Cup
A compilation of that epic match for your pleasure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oLlb5TndQs
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cpman (0 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Anybody up for a Low-Stakes Live Game in like an hour?
Hi!
Just wondering if anybody would be up for a low stakes live game starting in like an hour.
I'm thinking a bet of 10 and 15 minute phases?
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eturnage (500 D (B))
14 Mar 16 UTC
not ready setting
Hello, I'm a newbie here. I am curious. If I put in some orders, save them and click the ready button, my orders are in and everything is great. Later, I go and click not ready. My previous orders were in and now I am changing some of them. I fail to clock watch and the time to make my moves expires. Does the software progress with my first set of orders? Or does the software cause my power to go into Civil Disorder.
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JEccles (421 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
The "Won't Hit Ready" Sportsmanship Move
What are thoughts on people not readying up when the game doesn't go their way?
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reedeer1 (100 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Taunt
wouldn't it be great if a troop as its turn could taunt? It would create so much salt. It would do nothing but change its appearance for that turn. I know taunting could be done in global, but still it would be fun.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
25 Feb 16 UTC
Irish Election Predctions
So i'm going to vote tomorrow, and here are my predictions.
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VillageIdiot (7818 D)
10 Jun 15 UTC
ODC Tournament Update
.. let's check in and see how things are shaping up.
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reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
More Than, or less than?
My mom is creating a recipe book that is going to be published, and she came to a point where she didn't know weather to capitalize as part of the title: "More Than, or Less Than" or not "more than, or less than"
Which way do you guys think is right?
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brainbomb (325 D)
04 Mar 16 UTC
Buy used copies of Windows 95, 97, XP
I also have free copies of AOL 2.0 And Netscape 3.5.1 from 1999. TOP NOTCH SHIT. Ill cut you a deal yo. Half off the price + HJ under the table ;). Also free copies of the King James Bible.
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brainbomb (325 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
It's No Longer Valis Birthday
But it is mine.
The guy who stole the crown for most annoying webdipper. In the spirit of shameless self promotion, roast me if you want. Feel free to call me an assholio.
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wjessop (100 D X)
25 Feb 16 UTC
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RECLAIM THE NIGHT
Women should feel and be safe walking in the streets every day and night. Sadly, this just isn't the case, all across the world. But once a year UK feminist groups hold a Reclaim the Night march across our cities. Tonight is that night, reclaiming the night for our mums, sisters, daughters, family and friends that just happen to be women.

http://www.reclaimthenight.co.uk/why.html
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brainbomb (325 D)
05 Mar 16 UTC
Rivalries
Who is your biggest rivals on webdiplomacy? Is there anyone you cannot stand playing against and why? Share your rivalry tales here.
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brainbomb (325 D)
11 Feb 16 UTC
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Roman's never recorded anyone named Jesus being crucified
For an empire which was renowned for record keeping; it always struck me as odd that nobody named Jesus was ever Crucified. I asked my Mormon girlfriend once and they told me it was because Romans were afraid to let the truth get out that they had killed the son of God.
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Checking In
.

Gentlemen, I'm back. What did I miss? How are the times and tides of our beloved community?
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