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  1. A short Res Publica special

    Henryk Sienkiewicz, "The Deluge":

    At that time the Lithuanian hussars, in which Kovalski served under Prince Polubinski, a great soldier, went to the attack. When they were passing I saw them as I see you this moment, for I was with the Lauda men on a height near the intrenchments. They were twelve hundred strong, —men and horses such as the world had not seen. They passed twenty rods distant from our flank; and I tell you that the earth trembled under them.
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  3. Where is the flag of England?

    Just an old Irish song:

    I
    Let the winds of the world make answer!
    North, South, East, West,
    Wherever there is wealth to covet
    Or land to be possessed:
    Wherever the savage nations
    To coddle, coerce or scare,
    You may look for the vaunted emblem
    For the Flag of England is there!

    II
    Aye, it waves over the blazing hovels
    Whence its African victims fly
    To be shot by explosive bullets
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  5. History of Maximia — Chapter 7

    by on 08-07-2014 at 18:40 (Of All Things Cifrasily And Cataclysmic)

    After Nurmarne finally swore fealty to Hostreslev III in 1199 AD, it seemed that the country could actually have some rest. The grand duke ceased wars he inherited and did not need. This idyll was not destined to last long, though. The summer of 1205 AD was unusually hot, causing drought and bad harvest. Once again the poorest began to starve, and then to riot. The situation became so grave that irregular bread distribution offorts could not help
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