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Offline Indreams

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Otto von Bismarck
« on: March 02, 2015, 04:43:33 pm »
We talked about Napoleon. Let's talk about another European fellow who could have used airships: Bismarck.

What do you think of Otto von Bismarck?

He was one of the greatest German leaders, who practically founded modern Germany by himself, but leading up to Worild War I, he was dismissed by Kaizer Wilhelm II.

Was he a hero of the German people? Or did he fail Germany by failing to manage the young, overambitious Kaiser? Or should he have pressed his advantage to create a Greater Germany?

Since GOIO community is quite global, I'm sure others have great insight about Bismarck.


Like the Napoleon post, moderators, feel free to lock this thread if it becomes over political or disrespectful to other members.

Thank you,

Offline Hoja Lateralus

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 06:24:56 pm »
I don't know a tad about that man, except for one quote:

"Let the Poles rule (by) themselves and they will wipe theirselves out"

And sadly, as a Pole, I must say he had a point.

Edit: sorry if it's too depressing for you

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 07:17:28 pm »
There's no overwhelming sadness like Eastern European sadness

Sleepy kitten to prevent this thread from turning into a depression session


Offline Omniraptor

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 07:20:14 pm »
Well, as a russian I can say it's not all depressing with napoleon and eastern europe- his camaign in russia is a textbook example of winning every battle and losing the war.

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 01:41:06 am »
Well, as a russian I can say it's not all depressing

When I read it I thought tis gonna end with something like "that Poles would destroy themselves". :P No flaming intended.

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 05:28:46 pm »
Actually, coming to think of it, do we have no Germans on the forums?

Schwaibe is Polish, Mr. Disaster is Polish, most of us are Brits or Americans (or Asian Americans). Anybody German?

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015, 05:50:32 pm »
Wundsalz? Lueosi? [not sure though about those] I remember there were even a whole german clan once in a while, and some time ago I was fighting ship named "Germany Master Race" (I changed my ship's name to "Israel Master Race"; outcome? 5-0 for us).

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2015, 05:55:38 pm »
Wundsalz? Lueosi? [not sure though about those] I remember there were even a whole german clan once in a while, and some time ago I was fighting ship named "Germany Master Race" (I changed my ship's name to "Israel Master Race"; outcome? 5-0 for us).

Lol. :D

I think I remember playing against that Clan. Wonder where they went. All I see are lots of American impostors attempting German accents while they play.
Who are the people in the German international forum? Are they still about?

Offline Hoja Lateralus

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2015, 07:14:17 pm »
Blacky is German

Edit: and Von Feuerkraft, I think

Offline Skrimskraw

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2015, 04:47:31 am »
Im german

Offline Alistair MacBain

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2015, 02:27:14 pm »
Leuosi, Wundsalz, Praxedis, me ...
just to name a few.
There are some germans around. Were just not to clustered in one clan.

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2015, 05:24:47 pm »
I can speak german, but I am from Austria instead.

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2015, 06:24:15 pm »
I can speak german, but I am from Austria instead.

Anschluss?

I couldn't held myself, sorry, don't hurt me, please ;___;

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2015, 04:48:27 am »

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Re: Otto von Bismarck
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2015, 07:05:05 am »
Nope, just an argument Reductio ad Hitlerum.