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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    Nathan Madien - I have to disagree - watching battleships blowing things up is also very wholesome.
    I've always imagined the very definition of "wholesome" to be the scene during the Dunkirk evacuations (I think it was at Boulogne) where a destroyer moored alongside one of the quays was using her 4.5" guns in direct fire against the advancing Panzers! Always seemed a tad overkill but very satisfying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    That was kind of the impression I got, though I think your a little harsh on the Basque. If that Catalans had carved out a sizeable and isolated territory I think they would have behaved in a similar way and focused more on the long term prospects of a Catalan state.
    I concede the point Good Sir. I reported it as it happened without considering the circumstances.

    That is how I see it, fun as the Baltic contributions are they're not going to go a long way in the grand scheme of things. For some reason I keep thinking Mexico might support the Catalans as opposed to the main government, but I've no idea why.
    I had that same thought but as I couldn't reason it out I didn't mention it. I could justify the Mexicans selling to the Catalans, I could even accept them taking scant payment in return but I just couldn't formulate a way for Mexican flagships to reach Barcelona without becoming British target ships!

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    C&D - Frankly the Anarchy of Paddington sounds a terrible place to live. No thoughts of blowing things up AND only being allowed to drink tea at 5 o'clock?

    Derek Pullem - Very satisfying indeed.

    Duritz - It's a tricky one isn't it? What is needed is a fake customer in the Mediterranean who the Mexicans can ship to and then re-export to Barcelona. Hmmm, that gives me an idea, I think one of my earlier plot detours may finally have a use!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    Derek Pullem - Very satisfying indeed.
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    Now we mention anarchism... In my family, a distant cousin of mine became, in his early 18s, a convinced anarchist. He has married his eternal girlfried because he "doesn't bother about conventions and other lies of the burgeoise society" or some rubbish like that. He's against the system that "enslaves" us and, to give us a pratical example of that, he works as a civil servant of the Generalitat

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    C&D - Frankly the Anarchy of Paddington sounds a terrible place to live. No thoughts of blowing things up AND only being allowed to drink tea at 5 o'clock?
    Three o'clock sir!

    And who says you can't blow things up? You just have to think outside the box like Derek Pullem pointed out about the Dunkirk evacuation. And then there's always aircraft with their bombs. Sure, you may be a little restricted in terms of land vehicles, but no place is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    Duritz - It's a tricky one isn't it? What is needed is a fake customer in the Mediterranean who the Mexicans can ship to and then re-export to Barcelona. Hmmm, that gives me an idea, I think one of my earlier plot detours may finally have a use!
    You have me intrigued. Still, the Mexicans don't have much to sell other than foodstuffs, obsolete rifles and a bit of oil. It won't exactly get the Calalunyan economy humming?

    I await developments... and tanks, eagerly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C&D View Post
    Yes! The internet has made me famous, I'm a number 1 now! I am Oprah, I am Oprah!

    That brings me one step closer to realizing my dream of founding a nation based on teddy bears, tea, and the complete absence of the rule of law. And now that we are not even close towards realizing that goal, I think it is time to establish some rules in the Anarchy of Paddington. First, I am to become president for life. Second, no man is to have unwholesome thoughts about tanks blowing stuff up. Third, a teddy bear is your friend. Moreso, the teddy bear is your lover, partner and confidante. Fourth, tea is to be drank at three o'clock. At four shalt thou not drink tea, nor shalt thou drink tea and two o'clock, and the time thou shalt drink tea shall be three o'clock. Five o'clock is right out.
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    I thought the Egyptians had camels, not teddy bears.

    And thanks for the welcome Pip. I have been following this AAR for a LONG time in the weekly email form. It makes a good weekly read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieAB View Post
    I thought the Egyptians had camels, not teddy bears.
    As President, C&D can change that.
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    Kurt_Steiner - But only by working for the government can you cousin bring them down from the inside! (Probably)

    I know my anarchists wont be like that, but only because there wont be any government. There will be a people's worker's democratic council of the anarchist co-operative commune of free Catalunya! Yes that may look a lot like a government, but it isn't. Because they say it isn't mainly, but that's not the point.

    C&D - The explosion limits I could accept, but tea only once a day? What kind of heathen are you? No man can start the day without the elixir of life, but it is equally vital to have tea to survive the long gap between lunch and the end of the day. No sir, I will resist the Anarchy of Paddington to the last tea leaf in my cup!

    Duritz - The Mexican trade may not make the Anarchists a power house it's true, but anything that keeps them in the fight is an advantage over OTL. Even food, old rifles and ammo is enough to stop them having to 'merge' with the Republicans to survive.

    For the long term there is always the Basque strategy - dig in around your homelands and let the Republicans do all the offensive fighting. If it works it's a marvellous plan. If.

    Nathan Madien - He seems over-qualified, what are his views on Swiss Bank Accounts and embezzlement?

    RobbieAB - I doubt I'd have kept going all that LONG time (or raced past the 300,000 view mark ) without a few people poking over the parapet and commenting. And who wouldn't like being told they write something people enjoy reading?

    Nathan Madien - Alas I've just discovered the Egyptians are very much into their tea, having thrown out one dictator why would they replace him with President C&D who would suppress their tea rights?

    Sorry C&D. Try and find a country that only drinks coffee to setup the Anarchy of Paddington in.
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    Well, I drink a cup or two of Coffee in the morning and usually a cup of Earl Grey in the afternoon. Does that count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekaddict View Post
    Well, I drink a cup or two of Coffee in the morning and usually a cup of Earl Grey in the afternoon. Does that count?
    It's really up to you, do you volunteer to be the first member of the Anarchy of Paddington under President for life C&D? You meet the tea requirements certainly, but I confess I'm not sure about your views on treating teddy bears as "lover, partner and confidante", which seems a bit extreme to me but is one of C&D laws.
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    It's not one of mine. I for one would drink more Tea if I could, but early in the morning I can't be bothered to make it myself....
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    For the love of god, give me a H35 so I can blow these teddy bear fiddlers and tea drinking anarchists to hell!

    An armour regiment on the road to Sevilla, surely my demand is not unreasonable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekaddict View Post
    It's not one of mine. I for one would drink more Tea if I could, but early in the morning I can't be bothered to make it myself....
    I don't drink tea myself. Never really got into it.
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    /hangs head in deepest shame

    I... I prefer coffee to the Drink which Made the Empire Great!

    /runs out of the room, sobbing uncontrollably

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAFspeak View Post
    /hangs head in deepest shame

    I... I prefer coffee to the Drink which Made the Empire Great!

    /runs out of the room, sobbing uncontrollably
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAFspeak View Post
    /hangs head in deepest shame

    I... I prefer coffee to the Drink which Made the Empire Great!

    /runs out of the room, sobbing uncontrollably
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiMaSa View Post
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