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    [–] Healthy eating bad, alcohol good Szmo 20 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in boomershumor

    I love ordering a bowl of kale at my local bar

    [–] Try raining on Castamere now Szmo 67 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in CK2GameOfthrones

    Hanging, drawing, and quartering didn't just kill the victim by hanging. It was standard practice to hang them almost to the point of death (but not quite), cut off the penis and testicles (it was pretty common to then make the victim eat them or at least stuff them in their mouth), disembowel them (skilled executioners did this without killing them), finally kill them by beheading them, then chop them into four pieces. The body parts were then sent around to important towns and nailed to the town gate. Considering I killed him outside of Casterly Rock, his dad probably got a surprise gift.

    [–] Forum RP starter pack Szmo 9 points ago in starterpacks

    His weakness is that he loves his friends and family too much, and will do anything to protect them

    [–] Praxis Szmo 23 points ago in COMPLETEANARCHY


    [–] If Jesus was real Szmo 21 points ago in MurderedByWords

    This sub is absolute trash. Anybody know how to hide it on the mobile app? Or if any of the other iPhone apps let me hide subs? I’m tired of seeing unfunny attempts at jokes or overly aggressive schoolyard insults on my front page.

    [–] 🤮 Szmo 3 points ago in IncelTears

    Whenever I read these kinds of posts I always imagine them trying to explain how it’s actually called ephebophilia, that’s it’s legal in other countries, and anyway it’s natural to be attracted to children as they’re getting shanked in prison

    [–] Retweet Szmo 1 points ago in WhitePeopleTwitter

    have sex with children

    You mean “molest children”

    [–] Just budget better! Szmo 9 points ago in forwardsfromgrandma

    I thought this was another “FUCK poor people” post on r/starterpacks

    [–] me irl Szmo 5 points ago in me_irl

    If trends are kept up, we're going to hit 12,100,000 next year.

    [–] I set the start date to 1821, and i was Shocked to see who america had been at war with! Szmo 2 points ago in eu4

    But it is a textbook. The photo was posted to Reddit but a Turkish redditor, who said it was a textbook.

    What I said is still the same. Up until the Barbary wars, US paid money for safe passage. And this money was paid to a vassal to the Ottomans, thus indirectly Ottomans.

    Seems like you're trying to backpedal on saying that the US paid tribute to the Ottomans for 27 years after the Barbary Wars (considering you said that the US "used force" on the pirates, then continued paying tribute). Not only is that blatantly false, but the Barbary States were (again) under nominal rule. Real life doesn't work like EU4. The Barbary States were independent in all but name.

    The Ottomans were to busy being crushed under the weight of the Russian and Habsburg Empires to even put down an Egyptian revolt (which is why the western powers had to constantly prop up the Sick Man of Europe.

    American (and every other country's) "tribute" was not then going to the royal courts, bowing, and giving gifts. It was ransoms paid to release Americans captured by the pirates. It being called "tribute" makes it seem like something it isn't.

    Wikipedia also states the elite spoke Turkish and used Turkish as diplomatic language so its weird that they signed it in Arabic.

    Because the administrative language of Tripoli and Algiers were still Arabic. And again, this treaty also involved Morocco, which didn't have a "Turkish elite" and wasn't even nominally a Turkish subject.

    'By 1797, the United States had paid out $1.25 million or a fifth of the government's annual budget then in tribute.'

    Random, out of context quote that again calls ransoms "tribute." IF I give you that this was tribute and somehow going to the Ottomans, you're still wrong on several counts.

    • This was for 12 years, not 29.

    • This was before the Americans "used force" (your words, again) on the pirates. And in case you try to deny it, this is what you said.

    Then they used force against the pirates. But they still paid tribute to Ottomans for 29 years.

    It's really cute how you're having your Turkish friends try to downvote my comments, but your painful lack of knowledge of history isn't making Turkish education look good.

    [–] I set the start date to 1821, and i was Shocked to see who america had been at war with! Szmo 2 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago) in eu4

    Wait, do you think that that's about what happened after the Treaty of Tripoli?

    • Your quote (which I guess is you trying to prove yourself wrong via bad reading comprehension?) is about what happened between the end of the American Revolutionary War and the start of the Barbary Wars. You should've noticed something was up with your timeline when the Treaty of Tripoli was signed 15 years before the start of the First Barbary War. Hint: The Continental Navy was abolished because the Continental Congress (the government of the 13 Colonies) was abolished and replaced.

    • It's signed by the US, Morocco, and Tripoli. It's written in Arabic (because that's the language of Morocco, Algiers, and Tripoli) and not Turkish. Then, an English version is taken to congress for ratification.

    • The Ottomans are present because they're Tripoli's and Algier's nominal overlord. Thus, they guarantee Tripoli's and Algier's participation in the treaty.

    • This treaty was to guarantee safe passage and rights for Americans. This was not a treaty telling America to pay tribute to the Ottomans.

    • The entire issue is that the Barbary States, excluding Morocco, violate the treaty and demand tribute.

    • The US decides it's had enough to the Pirates, the First Barbary War breaks out.

    • The US defeats the Barbary Pirates, doesn't pay for safe passage.

    • Barbary Pirates start attacking Americans again, so the Second Barbary War breaks out.

    • The US wins again, continues not paying tribute. Barbary Piracy starts declining.

    Turkish education seems to be in a sad state. Please work on your reading comprehension and actually try understanding what you think is backing up your demented view.

    [–] Suni the Sunni of Denmark Szmo 3 points ago in CrusaderKings

    I see it all the time, thanks to every Norse realm getting spammed with Muslim healers

    [–] Haha yes Szmo 1 points ago in CrusaderKings

    That's a funny way to spell "Destroy Venice, sink the ruins, and remove all mentions of it from the history books."

    [–] Haha yes Szmo 210 points ago in CrusaderKings

    Oh boys I can't wait to restore Rome and convert the Mediterranean to Hellenism.

    [–] Slightly history? Szmo 37 points ago in HistoryMemes

    That was the pilot.