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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Posted on: July 04, 2010, 06:54:20 PM

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Since a2h is Australian (and asleep anyway, I guess), Ism is actually a Russian spy, and none of the other administrators know what the hell day it is, happy fourth to all you Americans.

I'm going to go set something on fire and blow some other things up in good American spirit. ...The old spirit. Well. I mean.

Explanations later.

Peace.
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Reply #1 Posted on: July 04, 2010, 10:46:46 PM

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And this is why those people arguing we shouldn't go independent because we'd lose the Queen's Birthday holiday are such sadly misguided people :eng99:
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Reply #2 Posted on: July 05, 2010, 12:54:48 AM

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a2h I'm Aussie too! :D:D:D

I really wish we WERE independent >:

Not sure what would happen with our flag though.
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Reply #3 Posted on: July 05, 2010, 02:43:46 AM
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When I was in America, we were often asked whether we celebrated the Fourth of July in Britain.

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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Reply #4 Posted on: July 05, 2010, 09:27:19 AM

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I've asked some British people if they were still sore about it. But yeah, Americans aren't, as a collective, shining jewels of intellect...
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Reply #5 Posted on: July 05, 2010, 11:14:19 AM

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A lot of mistakes came out of being independent. The mass slaughter of Indians not being the least of them. Slavery lasting a fair bit longer than it would have otherwise. The civil war (which we sadly lost). Not to mention if we stayed out of the WWI, Europe would have reached some better settlements and peace treaties, meaning Germany and Italy would have remained traditional monarchies. With a Russian Czar and a German and Austrian Kaiser in place, it would have been almost impossible for the Bolsheviks to seize power in Russia, and in reaction to a growing communist threat in Western Europe, for the Fascists and National Socialists to do the same in Italy and Germany (especially since they couldn't be elected into power, since monarchy != democracy), preventing WWII and the slaughter of juice. We'd also probably have remained on a gold standard, meaning we wouldn't have the economic crisis that we have now.

I think independence was a wise move.
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Reply #6 Posted on: July 05, 2010, 11:31:12 AM
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I've asked some British people if they were still sore about it. But yeah, Americans aren't, as a collective, shining jewels of intellect...

It hasn't remained in our national conciousness, no.

Mostly we (our government) think we have a 'special relationship' with the US, and the US ignores us completely unless it needs us to extradite people or send us nuclear missiles to keep.
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Reply #7 Posted on: July 05, 2010, 02:26:18 PM

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The mass slaughter of Indians not being the least of them.
Native Americans, not Indians. :|
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Reply #8 Posted on: July 05, 2010, 03:13:27 PM
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Happy 4th.

btw democracy in Italy :eng99:
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Offline (Male) MahFreenAmeh
Reply #9 Posted on: July 05, 2010, 04:30:01 PM

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oh i know what day it was.
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Reply #10 Posted on: July 05, 2010, 07:42:47 PM

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The mass slaughter of Indians not being the least of them.
Native Americans, not Indians. :|
Political Correctness, not Trolling. :troll:
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Reply #11 Posted on: July 05, 2010, 07:46:01 PM

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A lot of mistakes came out of being independent. The mass slaughter of Indians not being the least of them. Slavery lasting a fair bit longer than it would have otherwise. The civil war (which we sadly lost). Not to mention if we stayed out of the WWI, Europe would have reached some better settlements and peace treaties, meaning Germany and Italy would have remained traditional monarchies. With a Russian Czar and a German and Austrian Kaiser in place, it would have been almost impossible for the Bolsheviks to seize power in Russia, and in reaction to a growing communist threat in Western Europe, for the Fascists and National Socialists to do the same in Italy and Germany (especially since they couldn't be elected into power, since monarchy != democracy), preventing WWII and the slaughter of juice. We'd also probably have remained on a gold standard, meaning we wouldn't have the economic crisis that we have now.

I think independence was a wise move.
There's no point in regretting what we did.
We should focus on getting ourselves a better future.
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Offline (Male) MahFreenAmeh
Reply #12 Posted on: July 05, 2010, 08:28:19 PM

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i regret eating that cake.
oh well.
i'll eat more.
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Reply #13 Posted on: July 05, 2010, 09:37:37 PM

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The mass slaughter of Indians not being the least of them.
Native Americans, not Indians. :|
Political Correctness, not Trolling. :troll:
The politically correct word is native american or american indian, not indian.
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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Reply #14 Posted on: July 06, 2010, 01:49:10 AM

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Retep: Who's this "we" we're going to get to focus? If you mean Americans, don't count on it. They'll remain, as a majority, in oblivia until it becomes absolutely necessary for them to think for themselves. Ism would make that sooner than later, but I insist that nutrition facts on water and directions on poptart and cereal boxes are a good sign that no thought will be put into life by any of them for a long time.

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