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Tagged With: politics

(Odd Idea) An Evil Step-Mothers’ Troubles

In fairy tales, when the good-natured widowed father remarries, any princesses should beware! Evil stepmothers are a fairy-tale staple, but what if there ever was only one? And what if she did what she did because she only desired to leave behind a unified fairyland? A Final Fairytale? By marrying old widower kings and murdering them, … Continue reading »

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(Odd Ideas) Under the African Moon

In the modern world, bloody civil wars have cost millions of lives over the last decades. Europe, America, Africa and Asia have all witnessed violent conflicts. Some wars have had their roots in local history, others have been bloody legacies of foreign dominance and some are stages where global cold was have flared hot. And some are … Continue reading »

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(Odd Ideas) Imperial Glory

  Empires usually have three stages: the rise, the glory days and the decline. In the previous post I covered the rise of empires. This time it is time to peek into the stable periods of large nations. To some, these periods of stability and prosperity may seem boring and without good hooks for adventure. … Continue reading »

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(Odd Ideas) Rise of the Empire

While the definition of the word has changed over the years, Empires are not just large kingdoms, they are traditionally nations covering more than one recognized domain. The ruler of a kingdom that conquers another may declare their new nation to be an empire, as it now governs more than one people. Empires have been formed … Continue reading »

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(Odd Ideas) War of the Three Queens

Wars of succession can be either completely internal affairs for a country, but in some case the candidates for the throne are foreign nobles with claims on the vacant throne. These claims can come from many sources: marriages and kinship, ancient legacies for dead titles or from just simple ambitions of conquest against a weakened country. In our … Continue reading »

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