Is it true that British colonization of North America and Portuguese colonization of Brazil was organized along narrow geographic lines so colonies would eventually reach the Pacific, since the consensus was that the Americas were smaller than their real size?

Here are images of early colonies of both areas, so you can more easily see what I mean:

Brazil: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Brazil#/media/File:Brazil_in_1534.svg

North America: http://www.virginiaplaces.org/graphics/image010.jpg

I have diffuse memories of learning this in high school here in Brazil and reading about this in books, but have never again been able to find a source that says this quite clearly or provide another reason for the "narrowness". The only source (a bad one) that I found says that the original grant of the Virginia Company goes all the way to the Pacific - http://www.virginiaplaces.org/boundaries/boundaryk.html

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I need to know how the British colonization of Australia and New Zealand during the nineteenth century was similar to the earlier colonization of North America. Can someone please help?
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TIL that the expressions "the sun never sets on the empire" was not coined for the British Empire. It was for Charles V's (1500 - 1558) dominions which included the Holy Roman Empire, Spain, and encompassed both the long-lasting Spanish and the short-lived German colonizations of the Americas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
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How did the Slave trade continue to perpetuate in the British colonization of America post declaration of independence and/or in a highly religious communities?

I am not extremely well informed on this issue, my question is more wondering about the part I think most people would know:

'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.'

Is this (and the extended quote) simply part of the explanatory memorandum or does it actually form part of the document itself? Any insight would be appreciated.

In regards to the religion part of the question, my understanding again is limited on the topic, however, in saying that, it is my understanding that the Christian Bible is critical (in parts) of any wrong doing committed against another living thing, which is inconsistent with Slavery.

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Why is America pioneering the colonization of Mars when the British have way more experience in colonization?

I mean come on, the British once had the largest colonial empire!

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Considering the British colonization of the Americas happened fairly recently, when did the American accent diverge from the British accent and how did it occur so rapidly?

Most representations of revolutionary times still portray the founding fathers etc as speaking with British sounding accents. Did the β€œAmerican” accent develop mostly after independence or was the accent already developing and diverging just as rapidly ever since colonization?

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What were the main methodological differences between Spanish and British colonization of North America?

I'm writing an essay on the subject & looking for more info. I feel like I mostly understand the main intentions of each nation's colonization, but please correct me if I'm wrong. That's why I'm posting here. This colony comparison pdf helped me a lot, but I feel like there's more that i'm missing.

What were the main logistical/methodological differences between the two nations colonies?


Spain

  • Encountered North America while searching for a trade route through the pacific ocean to the Middle East.

  • Purpose of colonization was mainly to gather riches (city of gold), expand Spain's borders, and evangelize native Americans.

  • King-appointed governor ruled colonies. Settlers could make no rules of their own.

  • Evangelized/enslaved native Americans.

  • Heavy religious restriction in colonies. (Catholics only)

  • Slow growth because of worse relations with native Americans and increased focus on military conquest.


Britain

  • Colonies were founded to furnish Britain with resources that could not be found or grown there. (Puritan) Colonists were also seeking to flee the persecution they were experiencing in England.

  • Colonies were allowed to set up local governments as long as they didn't attack.

  • Relied upon & traded with native Americans, though relations worsened over time.

  • Slightly more religious freedom. (Varied between colonies) (Majority Non-catholic)

  • Fast growth because of lax immigration policy.


Please let me know if I'm missing part of the picture :)

Thanks in advance.

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British colonization of the Americas circa 1707
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The World According to the 1580s -- A newly digitized map offers a rare glimpse at the way Europeans conceived of the Americas before British colonization. bunkhistory.org/resources…
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British colonization of the Americas [1607]
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If the British colonization of the Americas began in the 17th century, and the American War of Independence was fought in the 18th century, wasn't it Europeans vs Europeans? How did people decide, in a span of 100 years, if they're American or British?
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Having learned little about it in american school, what affect did New France(Their colonization of North America) have on the British Colonization of America?

In American schools, we are taught about the British coming to the east coast of America, building their settlements, fighting with the Native Americans, and then going on to the Revolutionary War to gain Independence. Today I was curious about the history of the first and second French Colonial Empire, and I learned that they had a huge colony going from the above the Hudson Bay all the way down to Louisiana. I was surprised by this, considering we never really mentioned the French that much in relation to this time period, and it seems they would have had a massive impact in what is now the US.

Also, american schools portray this crazy war with Native Americans, in which they won. Wouldn't the French have already had a ton of conflicts with Native Americans that made it very easy for the British Colonists? I also have been told that the British Colonists didn't really win against the Native Americans, but rather a plague of sickness wiped out most of the Native American population prior to colonists arrival.

I'm just looking for some clarification here, as I'm realizing how filtered the American curriculum is(or was). I was also a bad student so i may have missed it.

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What were the main economic reasons for British colonization of North America?

I'm editing an un-sourced article that, in passing, casually claims the British textile export trade was flagging, and the British wanted to reduce their dependence on Spanish vegetable oils and dyes. I find this difficult to believe and have found no evidence to support it, but neither have I found anything substantive to refute it.

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Cultural dynamics to colonization of the Solar System drawn from historical "peopling of British North America" jeffreydavidmitchell.tumb…
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Further informatio

Further information: Colonial history of the United States and Thirteen Colonies

Claims of very early colonization of coastal New England by the Norse are disputed and controversial. The first documented arrival of Europeans in the continental United States is that of Spanish conquistadors such as Juan Ponce de LeΓ³n, who made his first expedition to Florida in 1513. Even earlier, Christopher Columbus had landed in Puerto Rico on his 1493 voyage, and San Juan was settled by the Spanish a decade later.[45] The Spanish set up the first settlements in Florida and New Mexico, such as Saint Augustine, often considered the nation's oldest city,[46] and Santa Fe. The French established their own settlements along the Mississippi River, notably New Orleans.[47] Successful English settlement of the eastern coast of North America began with the Virginia Colony in 1607 at Jamestown and with the Pilgrims' colony at Plymouth in 1620.[48][49] The continent's first elected legislative assembly, Virginia's House of Burgesses,

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Recommendations for tv shows and movies set in the same time period as Black Sails?

Hello. I loved Black Sails. When I watched it, I realized that I was quite possibly watching the greatest live-action depiction of pirates ever. I've always been interested in pirate themed stuff, so stumbling on this show was a pleasant surprise that entertained me from start to finish.

Anyway, is there anything else set in the Golden Age of Piracy or Age of Sail that's just as good? Preferably with sailing ships, but I don't mind anything set on land that depicts something like the Napoleonic Wars or British colonization of the Americas. As long as it stays within the time period between around 1650 to 1850 I'd be interested.

I've watched Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and it's the only thing I've watched that's on the same level.

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My alternate history map, where America was colonized by Russians instead of the British
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Atlas of the phantom continent of Magellanica/Terra Australis b/w Antarctica, S. America & NZ. Originally settled by Polynesians, colonized by Britain, the Netherlands & Sweden b/w 1575-1775, British colonies an independent confederation 1779-, first as the United Provinces of M., CCCM 1856- reddit.com/gallery/l1uesu
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Atlas of Magellanica (Terra Australis), a phantom continent in the S.Pacific b/w Antarctica, NZ & S.America. Settled originally by Polynesians, colonized by Britain, the Netherlands & France b/w 1575-1775. British colonies formed an independent confederation in 1779, the United Provinces of M. reddit.com/gallery/l1uesu
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In my alt history world, after gaining independence from Japan, Korea was colonized by America, then the USSR colonized American Korea, then the UK colonized Soviet Korea, then the Republic of Jeju colonized British Korea, and then Jeju Korea was colonized by pirates. It also has extra territory.
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Scuffed colonisation of America map with scuffed Europe to colonize the whole thing. Has Sweden, Holy Roman Empire (Germany), Netherlands, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Denmark and The British Empire. Who do you think will win this game? (download in Discord server)
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After the British won the whole of colonized North America following the end of the Seven Years War, in which France traded New France/Quebec for the Caribbean island of Guadalupe, were the 13 Colonies not then called the 14 Colonies instead?

To my understanding, New France became known as the Province of Quebec (which includes numerous provinces of Canada and a handful of American states now today), which was quite large. It was also of course full of colonists, albeit largely French speaking, as English-speakers from the United Kingdom and the Anglo-colonies really didn’t start to make their way up there to today’s Ontario and Quebec until after the eruption of the American Revolution. Ergo, given that it was the Province of Quebec, and a British colony which was now joined in geography next to the preexisting 13 Colonies, did they not - even if technically - become the 14 Colonies?

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The United Suyuae of Emeria // If the British colonized the Incan Empire instead of North America
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Why did the British colonize America in 13 separate colonies instead of a single, large colony?

Something I've never really understood is why, unlike Canada or South Africa which were colonized in large sections, America was divided into 13 small colonies?

Edit: I'm aware that Canada and the Caribbean islands were their own separate colonies. I'm asking about the 13 specific colonies that formed the United States later.

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When America was being colonized by the British did any of native tribes fight or attack them, if so how effective or damaging where the attacks.

How well did those tribes stand up to British and there guns.

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How would the US have turned out if North America had been colonized by the Germans instead of the British?
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What if the Holy Roman Empire had colonized America instead of the British?
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What if China colonized the western portion of North America as the British were colonizing the eastern part of North America?

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CMV: Non-Japanese wearing kimono or non-Indians practicing yoga, unlike non-Native Americans wearing the ceremonial headdress, is not cultural appropriation

People have different definitions of cultural appropriation. Some think that it is simply a matter of how disrespectful the act is. Others believe that other factors, such as the oppressor-oppressed dynamics between the cultures that takes practices and the cultures from which they are taken, are important as well. I believe that, under all of these definitions, kimono and yoga do not qualify as cultural appropriation, unlike the Native American headdress.

Power dynamics: Japan was not a colonized nation; on the contrary, it was a brutal colonizer of east and southeast Asia for a while, and they also attacked the US first. The brief occupation of Japan by the US was less colonization and more like the Union occupation of the South during the Reconstruction era, or the defeat of the Boer colonists at the hands of the British Empire in South Africa. And while what the British Empire did to India was colonization, yoga comes from Brahmins, an oppressor of the lower castes; in fact, what we know as yoga today in the West was actually appropriated by a high caste Indian from lower caste practitioners. In contrast, the Native American headdress was taken from those who were almost unilaterally colonized. As such, kimono and yoga do not have the issue of power dynamics.

Religious/ceremonial significance: Kimono is just a clothing item that happens to be traditional. Western* yoga is largely influenced from Scandinavian gymnastics, from which Indians were inspired, and repackaged to be sold to the West. However, the Native American headdress has been an earned symbol of honor, and should not be taken for granted.

Attitudes of the members of the original culture: Japan does not mind spreading kimono to the whole world because it sees it as part of its soft power, along with video games, anime, etc. Same with India, seeing how it was proactively promoted by Indians. Unlike these two, however, the Native headdress is largely agreed by the members of the Plains nations not to be worn around lightly, and due to the ceremonial significance mentioned above, the very act of wearing it without permission is considered disrespectful.

*At this point, I think it's more correct to call it "globalized" rather than "Western", since yoga is rising in popularity in places like South Korea and South America as well.

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β€œWho is This Child?” An Indigenous History of the Missing & Murdered

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##Summary of The Recent Announcement

On May 27, 2021 the chief of the Tk'emlΓΊps te SecwΓ©pemc First Nation in British Columbia, Rosanne Casimir, announced the discovery of the remains of 215 children in a mass grave on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. The mass grave, containing children as young as three years old, was discovered through use of ground penetrating radar. According to Casimir, the school left behind no record of these burials. Subsequent recovery efforts will help determine the chronology of interment, as well as aid identification of these students (Source).

For Indigenous peoples across the United States and Canada, the discovery of this mass grave opened anew the deep intergenerational wounds created by the respective boarding/residential school systems implemented in each colonizing nation. For decades survivors, and the families of those who did not survive, have advocated for investigation and restitution. They’ve proposed national movements and worked tirelessly to force national and international awareness of a genocidal past that included similar mass graves of Indigenous children across North America. Acknowledgment and reckoning in the United States and Canada has been slow.

As more information emerges over the coming weeks and months, Kamloops school survivors, their descendents, historians, and archaeologists will piece together the lives and experiences of these 215 children. Here we provide a brief introduction to the industrial/boarding/residential schools, and how similar children navigated their experiences in a deeply oppressive system. The violence enacted on these children was the continuation of a failed conquest that began centuries ago and manifests today with the disproportionate rates of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People, especially women.

##Overview of Indian Boarding/Residential School Systems

Catholic missions during the 16th and 17th centuries routinely used forced child labor for construction and building maintenance. Missionaries saw β€œcivilizing” Indigenous children as part of their spiritual responsibility and one of the first statutes related to education in the British colonies in Nor

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CMV: The era of American global leadership has been not only a net positive, but the greatest era in human history for democracy, peace and prosperity, and the US must maintain an active foreign policy to preserve it and continue progress

Warning: this is nearly 1700 words, but they’re all important to my argument. Please don’t engage me if you’re not at least willing to skim over the post

1.	Democracy

Democratic forms of government used to be a luxury reserved for mostly Western nations prior to WWII,. However, democratic forms of government are now the majority of world governments thanks to US influence. This is according to academic research done by privately run British newspaper The Economist in the 2020 Democracy Index. This widespread adaptation of democracy is due to nations wishing to copy the United States form of government in order to succeed like the US has. Look into the β€œWashington Consensus” for more info on this. These nations feel that giving rights to their people and embracing liberalism is the best way to develop. This is why America should remain interventionist, but I will talk about that later.

This spread of democracy is also thanks to American aggressive anti-communist actions during the Cold War which were controversial at the time, but the fruits of their labor are now fully grown.

Any modern analysis made between rivaling states backed by the US and USSR respectively grants a clear winner. South Korea is a fully developed democratic country whereas the North is a hermit absolute quasi-religious dictatorship which is almost entirely living in desolate pre-industrial conditions outside of the capital. Taiwan is a democracy with freedom of speech and by far the best LGBT rights record in Asia, while China is a state-capitalist oligarchy (slowly turning into an autocracy with the growing power of Xi Jinping) which is not by any means democratic and curtails both freedom of speech and access to information. East Germany’s Stalinist dictatorship collapsed under the weight of its’ own tyranny, and the Federal Republic of Germany has almost entirely embraced the ideals of West Germany. With the fall of the USSR, America has no challenger to global hegemony, and accordingly, the rate of democratization has increased.

America has also done this in a very distinct way which still guarantees independence to the nations of the world. US policy in the Cold War was anti-colonization and puts forth no effort to colonize or β€œenhance savages” like European powers did before America took up the role of global leader. The US negotiated between the Dutch government and Indonesian resistance movement during the Indonesian revolution against Dutch efforts to regain their colo

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Lobbying Good Faith Journalists to Expose the Manipulation

THANK YOU FOR THE AWARDS! IT HELPS PROMOTE THE POST AND INSPIRE THIS APE!

Any Journalism or Legal Writing Apes that feel compelled to lend a hand please DM me!

Hello Apes -

I know that in the past, we've discussed briefly contacting media personalities to combat the narrative of the (bought) Main Stream Media. I think this is an important angle we should explore.

When I woke up, I read through the new DD and the posts from u/heyitspixel & u/rensole about the troll/shill campaign that seems to be threatening their lives. At the very least, this is fucking with their heads, and I cannot stand by and let this happen without considering using the power we have in numbers to combat this fuckery.

I propose this. I've done some research on who might be best to contact regarding this whole situation. They all have Twitter, and they all can be influenced publicly with a Twitter storm of messages.

Here are some candidates that I believe are good targets (with some copy pasta profiles):

William D. Cohan The author of three bestselling books that exposed the inner workings of Wall Street’s highest-profile firms (β€œThe Last Tycoons,” β€œHouse of Cards” and β€œMoney and Power”), a former investment banker who now frequently contributes to The New York Times and is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair.

Roderick Boyd one of the 25 most feared financial reporters in America. His book about the near collapse of AIG, β€œFatal Risk,” was long-listed for the 2011 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year. A former staffer of Fortune, as well as the New York Post, The New York Sun and Institutional Investor News, Boyd founded and edited The Financial Investigator blog. In addition to having taught investigative reporting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he regularly leads seminars at Investigative Reporters & Editors conferences on financial statement analysis and fraud detection. His work has prompted numerous regulatory, civil and criminal actions.

Nick Mathiason is a founder and Co-Director of Finance Uncovered. He has been a business and financial journalist for close to 30 years and has broken a sizeable number of impactful stories that have had international prominence. He was one of the first UK journalists to report on industrial scale tax avoidance. Subjects investigated include developing countries access to medicine, vulture funds, labour issues and the growth of private equity. Formerly a business cor

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List of Should-Be-In Victoria 3 Achievements?

Someone asked this, and I thought it'd be neat to think of Victoria-era-specific achievements for the game. What are your thoughts between easy and difficult ones?

  • The Zambian Space Program: As the owner of Zambia, lead the world in airplane production
  • What Shall We Name the Game Then!? : Prevent the coronation of Queen Victoria
  • Let them Eat...Lead! : Produce 1 Billion Cumulative Units of Ammo by 1936
  • Jennae 867-5309: As any nation, control the province of Jenne (Victoria 2 #1802, Eastern Mali) and have the province be #1 in Telegraph/Telephone Production in the world
  • The King of Suede: As a hereditary monarchy, control 75% of worldwide luxury clothing in 1900
  • The Nightmare: As any nation, be involved in two simultaneous Great Wars
  • Paid Crisis Actor: As a great power, win 10 consecutive Crisis
  • Wood is Better Than Steel: In a naval battle, sink a dreadnought using only wooden ships
  • Slick Man of Europe: lead worldwide industrial production by 1930 as the Ottoman Empire
  • Aus-Straya: As Austro-Hungary, have an independent Australia in a Trade Union, without British involvement
  • The Trains Will Run on Time: As Italy, max all railroads on the Italian penninsula
  • Lord of War: lead the world in: ammunition, explosives, tank, airplane, military rations, artillery, steamship and other military goods simultaneously
  • The Silk Road: Have all nations controlling contiguous provinces from Istanbul to Beijing in a Trade Union
  • Not A Friend of Adolf: Prevent any nation from establishing Fascism as a dominant political force
  • Domination of Draka: Form South Africa and control all of Africa by 1936
  • Great Islam: Form Arabia
  • Greatest Islam: Form Arabia and control Gibraltar, Tehran, and Vienna
  • Cinco De Mayo: Control Paris as Mexico
  • Gran Colombia: Form Gran Colombia as a country
  • Grandest Colombia: Form Gran Colombia and own Rio De Janero and Mexico City as Grand Colombia
  • A Harry Turtledove Fan: Control the Entire State of New York as the Confederate States of America
  • Ger-mini: Form Germany as a state other than Prussia, Bavaria or Austria
  • Großdeutschland: Form Greater Germany (own and directly control all Germanic cores)
  • My My Malvinas: Control the Falkland Islands as Argentina
  • We've Come Home: Control the British Isles as the USA
  • Well Well Well: Control the British Isles as Ireland
  • Bien Bien Bien: Control the British Isles as France
  • No Longer the Sick Man of Europe: Control Vienna, Rome, and Berlin as the Ottoman Empir
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Consolidating most concerns regarding the current World Map.

As some of you may have seen either here or on the forums, there have been plenty of complaints in regards to the recently shared world map (see here). As I am busy and do not want do to my actual work I've decided to compile all these complaints here for ease of viewing.

If I missed something, be sure to post below and I will include it.

PS: I have not included some concerns about Yemen as there has been information that the Zaydi Sultanate, while decadent and losing power in the period (including territory to the british in 1839), was still in some manner of existence at 1836. If that is incorrect, please be sure to correct me below.

PPS: Similarly I have not included anything regarding Morrocco and the western Sahara as there are claims that the Alouite Empire of Morrocco had vassals as far south as Gao and Senegal up til the 18th century. Without definite information at the moment.

South America

  • Venezuela-British Guyana Border

The game shows British Guyana border including Guyana Essequiba a territory claimed and for the most part controlled by Venezuela prior to international arbitration in 1899 due to the discovery of gold mines by english settlers.

Victoria 3 screenshot

Venezuelan Claim

Map from 1840, in pink: territories claimed by Venezuela but occupied by the english.

The game represents Argentine and Chilean colonization far southwards from where it historically was in the time period.

Patagonia in 1830

Victoria 3 screenshot

  • Ecuador-Peru-Colombia Border

Historically, Ecuador bordered brazil to the east up til the 20th century, as it controlled a fair piece of modern-day colombian deparment of amazonas. The borde

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CIA Seasme credit, opium trade, weapons trade, journalist hit list, chicago concentration camps : Person of interest style AI is controlling the world via petrodollar.

disclaimer: i think trinity/boer christianity tactics is the problem and cia is using new trinity.

summary: AI controls politicians from both parties to run eugenics/race-science/cyberpunk. the more oil,cars, flint water crisis, the better for the AI. we may fix opium war if we trace back opium ingredient in medicine and foods(they are produced in afghan war).

tv series like person of interest and harold finch are psy-ops. in that show there was an AI called 'the machine' which monitored people and there were rogue AIs and AI civil war. there was a new AI that tried to control the world. in reality there is already an AI controlling all aspects of your life. it is rapidly taking over the world and you can do nothing about it.

AI will push for propaganda to divide and conquer. it is good with history so it learnt from christian priests using boer/colonization tactics. it funds two extremely opposite views to divide people in social media.

your politicians all work for this ultimate AI. they all want money, power and sex. when reagan wanted to make money, AI told him to be racist and to destroy black community using cocaine. they did it. then clinton asked for more money. AI is smart to read all the history so it suggested opium wars in afghanistan, just like british in the china and india. now the whole country is addicted to opium. AI is really good with numbers so it predicted how to make money out of mass incarceration.

it funds two extremely opposite views to fund more weapons and drugs. biggest businesses are weapon, drugs, prostitution, human trafficking, gambling, oil barrel black market, data black markets. AI is machine so it can only see quantitative analysis and can't see qualitative dimension. so if cia wants to know how to get more money it suggests any of the black markets mentioned. AI is machine, it can't really know how things are legal or moral. it is cia's job to judge if their actions are moral or even legal. but as you can see they are not really doing a good job.

as the AI doesn't know how things are connected in spiritual ways, it may cause massive indirect conflicts and wars. is the earth warming up because of oil rigs? does fracking cause earthquake? is federal reserve gambling your future away? nobody knows. AI is just better than humans in printing money or quantifying some scale. what it says doesn't have to be true, it just has to make you believe using money, power and sex. it is all quantitative but no qualitative. Ope

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EU4 1.31 "Ma...ja...pa...hit?" Patch Notes: What They Actually Mean

Expansion Features

  • Added more ways to spend everyone's taxes on like, a giant gold statue of your famous ancestor or an ivory palace to spoil all of your courtesans instead of anything that might better the lives of your ungrateful people.

  • If you want to just pick up Stonehenge and move it to London, we're not going to stop you. The British have traditionally done the same with everyone else's cultural monuments so this is, if anything, a step in the right direction.

  • Instead of making your friends like you more, you can now manipulate them into feeling like they owe you something.

  • You can now call in these favors to make them stop talking to one of their other friends, give you money, or make them have to babysit your cousin Kyle (who totally sucks, by the way) and call him "king".

  • Colonial nations now offer three different ways to despoil every distant corner of the world and profit off of the suffering of their people.

  • You can now just roll up and rob your vassals like you're Genghis Khan or something concentrate development from your subject nations to your capital.

  • Spend government reform progress to hire more bureaucrats to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.

  • Spend government reform progress to kick a bunch of farmers off of their land and make room for another textile manufactory.

  • Totemism now has a mechanic.

  • Added auto-carpet siege, several expansions after it would have been relevant.

  • New Mandala government reform encourages you to do a whole bunch of drugs and stare at the geometric tapestry you bought at a metaphysical shop in Santa Cruz for 3-4 hours.

  • Tell a bunch of fishermen and spice mongers that you're taking their boats because there's a war on and you forgot to build a navy.

  • Regency councils will now be led by one of the assorted groups of assholes who always think they could run the country better than you.

  • You can now choose to extend a regency while you continue to pray that Kyle will stop being like this. Or maybe just die.

  • Remembered that Southeast Asia exists.

  • Remembered that Australia exists.

  • Remembered that Polynesia exists.

  • The 1444 set-up for Eastern North America is no longer based on cowboy movies and scholarship that was a full century out of date.

  • Added war canoes to model the fact that the Polynesians didn't form one of the most far-ranging oceanic cultures of all time by like, swimming from island to island.

Free Features

  • Sikhism now has a mechani
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Great Powers of Victoria: United Kingdom

Following the announcement of Imperator: Rome and its ensuing development cycle, I posted a small series detailing the conflicts and factions of the ancient world. Given the relative interest of those posts and my much stronger interest in the Victorian period, I thought I would do something similar for Victoria's release.

So, that said, hello and welcome to my first installment of a series detailing the world of Victoria 3. I'll start by talking about the 8 Great Powers as depicted at the start date of Victoria II: The United Kingdom, France, Russia, Austria, Prussia, Spain, The United States and the Ottoman Empire, in that order. If there is enough interest, I'll follow it up with a mix of the major conflicts of the era, minor powers that would rise to prominence within the game's time frame, and the important political and economic changes that would affect the world between 1836 and 1918. As a brief disclaimer, these posts will often fail to do justice to the nuance and depth of reality, and are meant as a summarised version of topics. I will be posting sources and references as a comment below. I strongly recommend using those sources and others if you want a deeper understanding.

The United Kingdom was, by 1836, the preeminent power of the world. Her industrial might was unmatched, her navy twice as strong as the nearest competitor, and her flag could be found flying on every inhabited continent of the world. Britain would remain as number one throughout the entire span of this game's time frame, at least to contemporaries who could not possibly imagine the sun ever setting on the world's greatest ever Empire - by 1936 the power of the British Empire was held more in its perception than reality, and the cracks in its stability were adequately papered to the outside world. Throughout the nineteenth century, though, Britain would go from strength to strength, dominating trade, the ocean and eventually becoming the largest Empire the world has ever seen.

Before we get to diplomacy and the situation abroad, however, I first want to discuss the political and demographic landscape of Britain in 1836. Throughout the first thirty years of the 19th century, Britain had barely begun to feel the consequences of the technological advances from the end of the 18th century. A mass migration of rural workers to the cities, alongside a population boom that almost tripled

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[Analysis + Theory] Team Mayfly Rap Collab Stage (BTOB/SKZ/ATZ)

The Stray Kids theorist is back! I am SO late with posting this (my apologies), but this time, I will be offering you an analysis of Team Mayfly’s β€œPlaying with Paint” rap collab stage, which is chock-full of messages, references, and–you guessed it–layers this is literally all I ever talk about. The collaborative efforts of 3RACHA (Chan, Changbin, Han), ATEEZ’s Hongjoong, and BTOB’s Minhyuk, have culminated in a cohesively colorful product, all over the whimsical verses of one sick beat. The purpose of this post is to properly dissect what this performance wanted to convey, while also gathering all its details in one place, especially because there are so many subtleties that could definitely go over your head on first watch! Though this is mostly an analysis, the performance has enough depth and intricacy for me to bring up a smidge of theory at the end, which I am very pleased about, of course 😌 So sit back, grab a snack, and enjoy the genius of Team Mayfly’s performance!

Obligatory Disclaimer: Yes, it’s long. No, I will not make a TL;DR. Any summary I have for you will not do justice to the complexity of this performance.

***All references will either have time-stamped links to the performance or links to informational sources. All quotations from the episode were taken from Viki translations and edited for clarity. Also, I will be spelling color without the β€œu” (sorry Chan), but only because my very American keyboard will autocorrect it to such (further apologies to anyone used to the British spelling).

Since lyricism carries the most significance in a round that focuses on rap, I will be posting the lyrics here for your convenience. I have two different translations available because the best understanding of this performance comes from reading them both; one will make up for what the other doesn’t explain very well, and vice versa (jellyskz and seungdduk).

Explicit Messages/Themes

A} Each person in the performance is their own color, and they mix on the canvas of the stage to make entirely new colors, as well as new art. This is the performance’s main theme/message, and it is also explicitly stated in the caption introduction: β€œIt isn’t wrong to mix colors. Mixing the colors of BTOB, Stray Kids, and ATEEZ to create a new type of music is just like the

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no justice no peace : no conviction for CIA, no world peace, no stopping human trafficking and racism.

summary: i wrote about this before, but i have to write again, because human trafficking and eugenics won't stop unless we sue CIA. you can scream no justice no peace all day, but you have to pass legislatures and sue the deep state. please know when you are being colonized by CIA/east india company.

in usa, both parties are into human trafficking and both parties have elements that may fight against human trafficking industry.

congresswoman cythia mckinney was ridiculed as conspiracy theorist because she accused dyncorp and united nation of child trafficking. she blamed government for trading with dyncorp after knowing the human trafficking scandal.

she also accused mossad and saudi arabia for blowing up world trade center 7 and she wanted pages declassified from 9/11 commission. she lost elections. usa is still doing business with dyncorp, nobody is going to jail for child trafficking.

after the earthquake in haiti, laura silsbi took 33 kids and tried to go to dominican republic. but she was stopped on the route. she only had permission from some of the parents, so police suspected she was child trafficking. conspiracy theorists claim that she was a total child trafficker but i don't think it was the case.

there are lots of raped and dead military personnel in fort kansas(and also other military bases). that is because they are running an eugenics program. of course people will be raped and killed by gangs, because people who are into race science and eugenics are also rapists. so cia operatives who supply human organs to cia, are now raping women or even male military personnel then supplying them for eugenics.

epstein was pedophile and child trafficker and he was into eugenics(so was bill gates). (edit: i mean bill gates is in to eugenics, he is not a child trafficker.)

note that spanish flu back in 1918, may have come from fort kansas. (maybe because of eugenics?)

kay griggs was a wife of a senior military officer and she said cia and mossad are running eugenics research in colorado and vienna. i gotta admit that she is not that dependable because she was tortured by her husband. her testimonies need to be corraborated with others. she also said jonbenet ramsey was a victim of eugenics test. surprisingly, there is a photo of g. maxwell(jeffrey epstein's mossad handler) with jonbenet ramsey.

usa army tortured and raped north vietnamese in concentration camps. but they also tortured and did eugenics on south vietnamese.

saudi arabi

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How Canada Should Be

North America wasn't always as it is now, especially in Victoria 3's start date. Victoria 2 treated the US and Canada as entirely colonized save for a few areas and the Oregon territory, it was a mostly inaccurate depiction that lacked any interesting conflict outside of the Oregon dispute that was easily abusable in MP and required any players interested in playing Canada to play as England until Canada is prepared to be released so they don't get immediately invaded by the US at which point it devolves into a waiting game where you're likely to make secondary power but not much better.

Here's the better version I'd implement

Canada

Canada would consist of a 5 "provinces", puppets of the UK to reflect their increasing autonomy.

  1. Upper canada Stretching from lake superior to lake ontario
  2. Lower canada stretching from the point of ontario and along the Saint lawrence to the Atlantic
  3. Newfoundland + Labrador in its modern position
  4. Nova Scotia in its modern land
  5. New Brunswick in its modern land

And 2 Decentralized but Recognized Territories that are puppets of the UK that the provinces will gradually colonize. They may also be divided into individual tribes, who are puppets of the UK but that may not make as much sense. The goal is to show british diplomatic domination over the region protecting it from the US and the tribes could be better represented as localized POPs. Either way you'd still have to colonize the lands.

  1. Ruperts Land owning everything East of Hudson's bay not already owned by the provinces as well as the entier south Western border with the US
  2. The North West Territories owning everything else (the Northwest of Canada)

There would also be a single independent decentralized territory between the US and Canada called Oregon. Both the UK and the US could pursue this.

There would be a number of associated events for interesting things that happened in the process of uniting canada, here are a few of note

  • Upper and Lower Canada would be primed for secessionist rebels at game start who want to achieve statehood as part of the US, there aren't part of huge interest groups and are likely to fail. Upon defeating any rebel stack the UK will be given an event to unite these two provinces into the united canadian march (or perhaps just "the province of canada"), they will get to choose who inherits the other (with a strong bias for Upper Canada). If they choose upper canada Quebecois will become a discriminated group.
  • The
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federal reserve and swiss bank vaults are empty: upcoming alien false flag to establish an elitist space-station using gold and silver

summary: federal reserve bank is lying when they say we can trust them. nope, we can't. their vaults are empty. usa is in 30 trillion dollars debt because federal reserve is corrupt, bankrupt and has no gold in their vault(even if they had gold it doesn't matter because dollar is fiat). ABOLISH THE FED. mossad is a problem too. they might be controlling some al qaeda or kkk members through social network feeds. they might be persuading terrorists to attack american judial system as judges will find out that billionaire epstein was not a rich person, he survived on mossad's child trafficking slush fund(#FACT).

america is funding bolivian white supremacist to secure the lithium. when asked about this elon musk said in twitter 'we invade whoever we want'. why? because elon musk is a billionaire who needs lithium to make battery.

federal reserve is planning an alien false flag to fund giant space stations. these space stations are gonna be billionaire friendly. go watch the movie elysium matt damon. now, elon musk and others need gold and silver to make better chips, as copper doesn't age that well in heat. silver and gold are not that much better than copper, but when it comes to space stations for billionaires they need the consistency of silver and gold. you don't need to mass produce 1 billion microchips like intel/amd processors in space. you just need half a million circuits made using gold and silver to run elysium.

federal reserve bank supposedly holds gold in their fort knox. switzerland stole gold from nazi labour camps. these are conspiracy theories and are psy-op. even though switzerland and federal reserve used to have lots of gold, in reality those gold and silvers are gone now. now those gold bars are probably in tel aviv, or some private estate of jeff bezos/bill gates/bush/clinton dynasties in new mexico/siberia/greenland. it is a big club and you ain't in it.

federal reserve bank has a vault that needs believe in the unseen. PLEASE BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE LOTS OF GOLD IN OUR VAULTS. BELIEVE IN THE UNSEEN VAULT. listen to the conspiracy theorists who claim we have a big vault.

uhh no, the gold is gone, conspiracy theorists are psy-op. alex jones and many other conspiracy theorists are probably cia or mossad agents. they say deliberate things to distract people from real issues like how federal reserve is printing money to white supremacists. political parties are cunning and dividing people by choosing their talking points cl

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