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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #160 on: 01 Nov 2017, 14:06 »
No, but that's a good guess.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #161 on: 01 Nov 2017, 15:08 »
I remember reading about this but I can't remember the guy's specific name.

Wasn't there some controversy about whether he actually did it?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #162 on: 01 Nov 2017, 16:38 »
Like a lot of moments in history ~ that is probable. Personally I think this guy is kind of an asshole if the story is true.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #163 on: 02 Nov 2017, 01:41 »
Hint: His Saladin poke was in the aftermath of WW1.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #164 on: 02 Nov 2017, 02:54 »
French general after world war one, eh?  Er.... Ferdinand Foch?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #165 on: 02 Nov 2017, 14:21 »
^Let's award that best guess. The correct answer is Henri Gouraud. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Gouraud_(general)

Your go, Baron.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #166 on: 03 Nov 2017, 03:46 »
All righty then.  I'm looking for a double answer: two historical personages that share the following biography.

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At 43 years of age this successful author and charismatic war vet became the head of his country's government.  He took over this roll from the ageing supreme commander of the nation's armies in a war that ended 15 years previously.  He was considered one of the great orators of his generation, although beneath the veneer of a vigorous statesman he actually suffered from ill-health and drug use.  Initiatives while in office included instigating an accelerated program of research into rocketry and outright reckless campaigns to stem the perceived threat of communism.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #167 on: 03 Nov 2017, 03:59 »
JFK And Hitler.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #168 on: 03 Nov 2017, 04:04 »
Why'd you ever take that + off your name, Stupot?  Top marks for you.  Your turn.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #169 on: 05 Nov 2017, 23:12 »
Sorry. Here's one.

This fictional character, originally called Edward and created in 1924, is better known by what name?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #170 on: 05 Nov 2017, 23:36 »
Tarzan?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #171 on: 06 Nov 2017, 01:12 »
I don't know when he was created but Winnie The Pooh was originally Edward Bear.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #172 on: 06 Nov 2017, 03:35 »
I don't know when he was created but Winnie The Pooh was originally Edward Bear.
Ding-ding-ding. Yep. Originally he was named 'Mr. Edward Bear' after a real toy bear owned by the real Christopher Robin Milne. But when Christopher Robin renamed his toy bear Winnie after meeting a real bear by that name at London Zoo, A. A. Milne changed the name of the fictional bear accordingly.

(Not sure where the 'pooh' came from but presumably toilet roll was scarce in those days. They had to use something.)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #173 on: 06 Nov 2017, 12:30 »
Cool I will post a question soon.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #174 on: 06 Nov 2017, 15:30 »
This should be an easy one for some people.
What Mexican General had an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #175 on: 06 Nov 2017, 15:59 »
The only famous Mexican general I can think of is Santa Anna. So... Santa Anna?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #176 on: 06 Nov 2017, 19:34 »
Correct.
Mexican general Antonio López de Santa Anna held a funeral for his amputated leg.
http://historythings.com/time-santa-anna-held-funeral-amputated-leg/

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #177 on: 07 Nov 2017, 13:49 »
The only other famous Mexican General I could think of was Poncho Villa. So I guessed right :D

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This pharaoh of the 3rd Dynasty during the Old Kingdom is known for having the Step Pyramid built as part of his funeral complex at Saqqara. His tomb's design is said to have been created by his vizier Imhotep.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #178 on: 07 Nov 2017, 14:09 »
My knowledge of Egyptian pharaohs is a little rusty so I'll go for the only name I can really remember right now, which is Ramses II.  (Clearly if there's a II there must have been a I, but since you say 3rd dynasty, I'm going with II.)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #179 on: 07 Nov 2017, 14:49 »
I am just going to throw it out there knowing it probably isnt correct, but if it is I didn't want to miss out but other than Ramses the only other one I know of is Tutankamen (sp?)
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