Post people you unironically admire

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Post people you unironically admire.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYY_ws6axKo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cpiPFkL0QY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_eyqjNgg1E&t=2s
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969_Libyan_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat
https://twitter.com/ZachJCarter/status/895873629031878657
http://www2.idehist.uu.se/distans/ilmh/Ren/flor-mach-lett-vettori.htm
http://legalhistorysources.com/ChurchHistory220/Lecture13/MachiavelliLuigi.html
https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2016/06/15/french-army-reform-towards-1870/amp/
SniperWish
SniperWish

Since you already posted l'empereur

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Just wants a nice tan

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Carnalpleasure
Even with his flaws, I can't get mad with him

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Fuzzy_Logic
damned fine pic

OP Declares
Extra points for aesthetics

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Ahead of his time

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Dreamy

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Carnalpleasure
Have since I was a kid.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Stark_Naked
Not american, what's the run down on Stonewall Jackson?

Spamalot
Spamalot

One of the greatest chinks to ever live
Really lived up to his last name

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Lord_Tryzalot
He was a crazy religious fanatic that was hated by his men because he was automatically strict

askme
askme

@Lord_Tryzalot

Run with Stonewall or be run down by Stonewall

Inmate
Inmate

@Lord_Tryzalot
That would be J.E.B Stuart. One of the best cavalry commands of the war killed in 1864 at age 31. Biggest mistake was not reporting to Lee until the second day of Gettysburg robbing the army of valuable information, but I think people focus too much on that. The one big blemish on an otherwise good career.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Lord_Tryzalot
not stonewall jackson, that's Jeb Stuart.
I think he was Lee' favorite officer

hairygrape
hairygrape

@Carnalpleasure
manlet

Snarelure
Snarelure

@hairygrape
Another one falls to the perfidous anglo and his propaganda
Vive l'empereur

Flameblow
Flameblow

@happy_sad
hated by his men

"This is the first sight we had of Stonewall Jackson, riding upon his old sorrel horse, his feet drawn up as if his stirrups were much too short for him, and his old dingy military cap hanging well forward over his head, and his nose erected in the air, his old rusty sabre rattling by his side. This is the way the grand old hero of a hundred battles looked. His spirit is yonder with the blessed ones that have gone before, but his history is one that the country will ever be proud of, and his memory will be cherished and loved by the old soldiers who followed him through the war."
Co. Aytch by Sam R. Watkins, Chapter I

Doesn't sound like someone who was completely hated by his men, sure they hated him at first for pushing them so hard, but once it started to pay off in battle, they loved him.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@hairygrape
nothing wrong with being a manlet

DeathDog
DeathDog

@Inmate

It wouldn't have really made a difference either way. Lee lost the battle when he failed to seize the high ground on the first day.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@DeathDog
This is true. That is why I say that people focus too much on it. It would have helped, but not enough to win the battle.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Napoleon, Huey Long, LKY, and Musso all already posted

I like you guys.

Pic related is my idol above all the others tho

farquit
farquit

@hairygrape
lmao duke of wellington was 5 feet 3, fuck outta here with your anglo propaganda

5mileys
5mileys

@Nude_Bikergirl
Good man, good trips

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYY_ws6axKo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cpiPFkL0QY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_eyqjNgg1E&t=2s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969_Libyan_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat

https://twitter.com/ZachJCarter/status/895873629031878657

BLOODLESS COUPE
LIBERATED LIBYANS
PAN-AFRICAN
PAN-ARABIST
WEATHERED WESTERN PROPAGANDA
WEATHERED WESTERN AGGRESSION
SOCIALIST NATIONALIST
KILLED BY US/SAUDI/ISRAELI HEGEMONY
KILLED BY PRIVATE SECTORINTERESTS

viagrandad
viagrandad

what the fuck how did I get to Veeky Forums.

Techpill
Techpill

@viagrandad

by not being a brainlet?

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Raving_Cute
Looks like Frank Underwood

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

What could trigger the confederate more than Sherman?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@StrangeWizard
Honestly, fucking why? Monarchists, constitutionalists, republicans, social democrats, socialists, and Russian nationalists shouldnt like him. There are only two reasons you can like him:
hot, stylish, rich, absolute monarch
represented russian orthodox christianity pretty well and is still acting propoganda for it
reasons not to like him
couldnt hold power
couldnt win wars and sucked a strategy
couldnt feed people
failed at absolute monarchy and consititutional monarchy
failed at relinquishing power in safe way
didnt even want to be there
failed to protect his family
allowed social injustices, corruption, and classism to occur under his rule
imperialist
even though it prob didnt happen, he couldnt stop the rumors about him being cucked by a magical priest

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@Sharpcharm
Looks like he didn't do shit during the actual war. You gotta at least burn a city or two to gain scorn from the other people.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@SomethingNew
Agree with user here - Poor lad wasn't up to the task, didn't even want to be tsar and definitely did not want to have to reform an entirely shit massive state into something competent.
Understandable

eGremlin
eGremlin

von Mackensen

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Emberfire
Patrician taste

Booteefool
Booteefool

@farquit
TAKE THIS BACK RIGHT NOW

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Fried_Sushi
A superhuman seriously, what he accomplished is irreal. I'd planned to name my catamaran Humboldt & Bonpland (had to sell it very fast kek).

Methnerd
Methnerd

Unironically made France great again for a while

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Carnalpleasure
One of the greatest heroes in the Union's history, and an even better man.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Evilember
being so manly they name a tank after you
I seriously hope you guys do this

Inmate
Inmate

@Carnalpleasure
I wish Whites won.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@eGremlin
t. antifa

StonedTime
StonedTime

@eGremlin
except Nicholas van Hoogstraten

FastChef
FastChef

burnt georgia to the ground, was cool guy

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

no one's posted /ourguy/ yet

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

the lion of judah

the only African emperor to fight off colonialism

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@BunnyJinx
At least post the lad in proper light

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@SomethingNew
@Deadlyinx
he just wanted to enjoy his family's money and live a nice comfortable life somewhere in the country and cut his own firewood on the weekends for exercise and stuff.
gets made Tsar
fucks it up entirely,
gets pussywhipped by fanatic-convert-wife into taking a hardline stance on everything.

he's sort of the tsar of beta's isn't he?

likme
likme

@Emberfire
way better

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@askme
He's one of my best friend's great great great ...... uncle

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@hairygrape
lanklets cant into greatness

Lunatick
Lunatick

@eGremlin
t. Please come back white man we need food

farquit
farquit

@Sharpcharm
choosing who you admire by how much they will "trigger" people

how edgy m8

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Restitutor Orbis!

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@GoogleCat
I'M NOT ANTIFA I'M A BLACK SUPREMACIST TURK YOU DUMB wh*Te CUMSKIN

Techpill
Techpill

@Carnalpleasure
Didn't fight for slavery but fought to uphold the US Constitution, culture and values. Also the best General of the war and arguably in United States history.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Firespawn
Based Göring

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@Techpill
admiring a traitor who lost
yikes

TechHater
TechHater

@Poker_Star
Works with Pétain too

FastChef
FastChef

@RumChicken
Now I'm not saying the Bible is true, but Jesus sounds like a nice guy. Not like that Allah faggot.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Spazyfool
I respect his convictuon

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@VisualMaster
I hate krauts who disagree with me but I hate countries even more

farquit
farquit

@Emberfire
brainlet here

What did he do that was so great?

massdebater
massdebater

Best damn Marine and possibly American to ever live

Methnerd
Methnerd

@FastChef
Murica

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@VisualMaster

get the fuck out

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Inmate

everybody does

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Playboyize

pretty solid line-up desu

askme
askme

@Carnalpleasure
@SniperWish
@Fuzzy_Logic
@Spazyfool
@Raving_Cute
@Lord_Tryzalot
and pic related

Emberburn
Emberburn

You should have listened to him President Davis

takes2long
takes2long

@PackManBrainlure
Seriously underrated emperor, he was the hero Rome needed, but not the one it deserved. Makes me angry every time I think about how he was assassinated.

likme
likme

@Emberburn
Give me the quick rundown

Evilember
Evilember

Suvorov is easily on my list of people i admire, i think he deserves the praise he gets.

also very nice choices itt

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Skullbone
I like you.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@BinaryMan
why would u admire a public masturbator

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Fuzzy_Logic
Why do you admire him?

farquit
farquit

"It seemed as if, in that thoroughly prosaic age, one of the Homeric heroes had reappeared."

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@Supergrass
Becasu he doesn't give a fuck. Truly a free man.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@GoogleCat
Why wouldnt you?

Inmate
Inmate

@Supergrass
he was a tragic hero for me.

Methshot
Methshot

Spent an entire year reading about him, god damn this man was based as hell.

Methnerd
Methnerd

I know that he was able to achieve a lot thanks to his fathers hard work and earlier preparations, but still to conquer so much in such a short time, while winning every battle, is no easy feat and is quite admirable!

@Spazyfool
There is a lot to admire about Bismarck, he is a very accomplished man and of great historical importance.
I know you think you are helping Veeky Forums, but you're not, you're part of the problem. Please leave.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@TurtleCat
get out

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@BlogWobbles
MAGNUS HAS TAKEN THIS CITY

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Carnalpleasure
napoleon
ian smith
mussolini
3 mainone of the top of my head.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@PurpleCharger
oh and Julius Caesar, but tbf he is the most revered man in human history so that's almost a given

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Would it trigger people if I said Nassir?

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@TurtleCat

i've just noticed the keffiyeh

i was into outrunning my supply lines before it was cool.
my doctrine is a bit obscure, you've probably never heard of it. i call it "blitzkrieg".
take the photo as i look into the middle distance and suck in my cheeks, hans. it makes me look mysterious to the blitzmadel pussy and i fancy a fuck
"jawohl herr generalhipsteroberst"

Bidwell
Bidwell

@Carnalpleasure
You already posted it, but also pic related

hairygrape
hairygrape

@Bidwell
And pic related as well

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Carnalpleasure
All these military leaders

Get your egos out of here, use your talent to create beauty and see into the eyes of man.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@5mileys
@GoogleCat
@Bidwell
@hairygrape
you admire suicidal, lucky and depressed faggots?

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Deadlyinx
t. Maria Theresa

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Spamalot
Interesting choice, why him?

farquit
farquit

If you don't know about the siege of Szigetvar I feel bad for you.

TechHater
TechHater

One of my favorite 20th century European statesmen.

Little known facts:
- He was an adrenaline junkie who loved danger.
- Personally knew Tukhachevsky, the two were cellmates.
- Loved cats.
- Had a daughter with down syndrome whom he dearly loved.
- Very competent tank commander and military theorist.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@farquit

Zrínyi was based. We Hungarians named a tank after him back in WW2. It turned out to be a very effective and reliable weapon despite how obsolete it looked.

Zrínyi assault guns took part in a lot of desperate battles. Their crews typically had good morale and the commanders were usually very competent and slightly eccentric officers, although many of them had their own Szigetvár. So I suppose, Zrínyi Miklós or Nikola Subic Zrinski was pleased by them.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@FastChef
Allah = God

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Firespawn
I'm a right-winger, but Tito was impressive as fuck. Balls of steel.

idontknow
idontknow

Because he literally invented intersectionality.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Spazyfool
Hello my Magyar friend this time no putting your language into our education >:(

I'm pretty sure the Zrinski's were bilingual but ethnically Croat.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@farquit
@Spazyfool
@CouchChiller
tfw have only heard of Nikolas Zrinyi because of the Colbert Report
feels Anglo

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@CouchChiller

Good evening, Horvát friend.

No hard feelings, I hope? We went a bit overboard with that Magyarization thing, I know, sorry about it. Learning Hungarian should have been optional for extra credit instead of mandatory.

Still, we had some fun times together along with our occasionally abusive bully of a big brother, Austria.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Fuzzy_Logic
Colbert Report
Isn't it that the annoying faggot? Why did he talk about Nikola? xD
@Spazyfool
Yeah honestly if the Serb didn't kill the prince the Austrians were thinking of creating a 3 way kingdom. Austro-Hungarian-Croat Empire which actually sounds odd honestly. Hungarian politicians didn't want it and I honestly don't blame them it would go against Hungarian interests. Trianon was really bad on you Magyars I feel bad for you guys you got fucked over the most.

New kingdom without Austria this time :^) ?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@CouchChiller
I think they know that he was a Croat, but it's sometimes common practice to "translate" names of historical individuals into more local versions. Like how Hungarian King Istvan II is called Stjepan here in Croatia.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Garbage Can Lid

I concur. We were strong together and we'll be strong again. Besides, the only notable difference between our peoples is the language.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Emberburn
Croatia joining V4 when?

I hope the west falls honestly.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Flameblow

It's only a matter of time. And it's such a historical necessity that it would happen even if neither parties would want it for some reason.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@GoogleCat
You have a problem saxon boi?

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

132 replies
no Marshal Ney

You disgust me Veeky Forums

during one of the charges beating his sword against the side of a British cannon in furious frustration. During the battle, he had five horses killed under him;[12] and at the end of the day, Ney led one of the last infantry charges, shouting to his men: "Come and see how a marshal of France meets his death![13] It was as though Ney was seeking death, but death did not want him, as many observers reported.[14]

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Carnalpleasure
It was the final year of highschool, and i was reading a history book of his.
After that i looked him up, and he was everything that i wanted to be in life.
Lawyer, professor, historian, writer, MP, and in his later years he headed the government in exile in London.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@farquit
His father, though a prince of Portugal, was sort of an uncultured strongman, so he made sure Pedro II was given the best education possible. As Emperor, Pedro II mostly had the chance to rule as an absolute monarch, but chose to allow democratic institutions to function even when he disagreed with them. This is especially notable during a time when the rest of the continent was filled with caudillos. During his time in office, Brazil won three wars and stood up to Great Britain. He oversaw large-scale modernization and infrastructure projects. He also set up the process by which slavery would be ended in Brazil. He traveled around the world and around his country, sometimes even leading troops into battle himself. He was just a really good person.

@Carnalpleasure
I actually admire pic related for holding fast to his beliefs even when his arms were broken by the Medici. I also think this http://www2.idehist.uu.se/distans/ilmh/Ren/flor-mach-lett-vettori.htm and this http://legalhistorysources.com/ChurchHistory220/Lecture13/MachiavelliLuigi.html make him the true hero of Veeky Forums

TreeEater
TreeEater

The arch-Anglo himself, champion of the British Empire, the father of Rhodesia, CECIL RHODES

He was Imperialism personified

The world is nearly all parcelled out, and what there is left of it is being divided up, conquered and colonised. To think of these stars that you see overhead at night, these vast worlds which we can never reach. I would annex the planets if I could; I often think of that. It makes me sad to see them so clear and yet so far.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Methnerd
Came here to post this. Thanks.
Also, this guy right here

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Playboyize
Ah fuck posted him too. Oh well. You can never have too many cortes pics posted in a thread

Techpill
Techpill

@Garbage Can Lid
Isn't it that the annoying faggot? Why did he talk about Nikola? xD
back when his show was funny, he got his fans to rig an online vote to name a bridge in Hungary after him, at one point during the voting he called Zrinyi (who was the only person with more votes than him) an asshole. Then after he'd won the vote, the Hungarian ambassador to the US came on his show to give him the conditions he had to fulfill to get the bridge named after him, which were to prove that he spoke Hungarian, apologize for calling Zrinyi an asshole, and then be dead. He couldn't do the last condition so they named the bridge after Zrinyi anyway

RavySnake
RavySnake

@TechHater
Very competent tank commander and military theoist.
This is infuriating to no end.
Im in the process of readong his biography and it really shows the why and how the entire military on the Frenchs side completely collapsed during the war. And in the middle of this mess you have De Gaulle (who was only a colonel at the time) who developped an entirely new structure for the army to be based around mechanised forces with infantry as supports which could have challenged Germany, way more versatile in its use than the static Maginot line and it actually managed to do some damage when he was put in charge of one of the few mechanised divisions France had built, although too late. He had it, but for ten years the other members of the military did not listen to him, the scars of WW1 were still really present in their minds and the idea of an indestructible wall was reassuring to both them and the general populace.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Playboyize
burgers

5mileys
5mileys

@Soft_member
stalin tries to assassinate him multiple times
just tells him to fuck off
gets that marshall plan money and support from soviets
gets mariachi bands to preform for him
hangs out with movie stars
had affairs well into his 80's
it's like chad thundercock played tropico

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Spazyfool
This fucking scum.
@SniperWish
My man.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@farquit
Hue shill

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Spazyfool
Ahead from his body*

Lunatick
Lunatick

@askme
jew hater

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Skullbone
he pretty much single-handedly managed the biggest French foreign policy disaster in centuries by facilitating the Germans uniting

askme
askme

@Sir_Gallonhead
Marshall Ney
Not Marshall Davout
The guy was the only Marshall who refused to turn his back on Napoleon no matter what, unlike Ney or that bastard Victor.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@askme
BERNADOTTE

Evilember
Evilember

@Lunatick
literally nothing wrong with hating Jews lad

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Lunatick
The only jew I will love is anne frank

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Lunatick
Even the jews hate themselves man

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@askme
DAVOUT DEVOUT
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eGremlin
eGremlin

The greatest naval commander ever to sail the seas

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Carnalpleasure
her and all of the others in the resistance

Supergrass
Supergrass

Truly, truly based. A scholar and a troll

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

he had his flaws and of course he failed ultimately, but his vision was admirable.

the seizing of the suez canal is one of those dramatic historical events that will never be forgotten

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."

Fuck the Macedonians and Alexander this guy right here is the one i look up to when i think about truly great leaders i can respect.

It's almost criminal how under appreciated he is or how over shadowed he is by Alexander

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Ignoramus
he's my great great great great great..... grandfather (by marriage)

iluvmen
iluvmen

@RumChicken
underrated post

likme
likme

@Methnerd
the nig has a hitler mustache. cmon

Methshot
Methshot

@MPmaster
Jesus thought he was god. same thing.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@SomethingNew
I don't admire him, but I do think he was fun

RavySnake
RavySnake

Loved him so much in HS my friends and I tried to build a boat so we could be pirates on Lake Michigan like him

Flameblow
Flameblow

@RavySnake
What's the name of the biography?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Fried_Sushi
I prefer his brother whose ideas on education make him easily one of the most important figures of the last 200 years.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Possibly the greatest man of my ancestral homeland, Yi "Horatio Nelson of the East" Sun Sin.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@massdebater
The Business Plot was a delusional Marxist/anti-imperialist taking things wildly out of context. It was almost assuredly just semi-drunken rantings ("that goddamn pink Roosevelt, why we oughta take him out and just put in our own government what what") that didn't mean anything beyond that.

askme
askme

@viagrandad
Mr. K? Jax?

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Knowing what we know now, and that the Second World War was the most important conflict in human history, his conviction and foresight were not only admirable, but necessary.

With the exception of the Japanese internment camps, I find very little to criticize, and can only see a man with a great love of his country and of the values which define it.

As planes and ships and guns and shells are produced, your government, with its defense experts, can then determine how best to use them to defend this hemisphere. The decision as to how much shall be sent abroad and how much shall remain at home must be made on the basis of our overall military necessities.

We must be the great arsenal of democracy.

For us this is an emergency as serious as war itself. We must apply ourselves to our task with the same resolution, the same sense of urgency, the same spirit of patriotism and sacrifice as we would show were we at war.

Dead serious, he makes me deeply proud to be an American. Him and Lincoln.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@VisualMaster
What about trying to pack the Supreme Court?

girlDog
girlDog

@Lord_Tryzalot
Truly a great man

massdebater
massdebater

@GoogleCat
Frankly, his goal was to push through unconstitutional New Deal legislation. I totally understand the critique, as regardless of his intentions, the checks and balances of this country are paramount to its integrity.

However, from his point of view, the New Deal was necessary for the rejuvenation of the soul of a dying country, and if packing the Supreme Court meant fewer hungry children and unemployed laborers, so be it.

WebTool
WebTool

@Methnerd
Kek

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@viagrandad
German unification was a long time coming, bud. It almost happened in 1848 under your precious Orleanist monarchs, but barely didn't (Fuck your pride, Friedrick Wilhelm IV!).

Napolean honestly did nothing wrong. He played the political and military game well, his greatest achievements IMO were more domestic rather than foreign. He brought France back to glory on a world stage.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Inmate
For Queen and Country.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Ignoramus
In my honest opinion, he wouldn't have won so much had the Nips shown at least a modicon of respect for the Korean war effort. Honestly, they just naturally assumed the navy was unimportant compared to the army. Fucking autists.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@GoogleCat
To carry off of OP's point, even though I hate the politics of FDR to a degree, I repsect the FUCK out of this man who gave so much for his country.

I mean what greater man is there than a cripple who spends 12 years in the hardest possible job for his country, during the greatest time of strife that century?

His packing of the supreme court, like OP said, was his way of strong arming the SCOTUS to pass his new deal legislation.

I'm actually okay with that. Here's why:

I view a need to change the presidency from what we have now: a Divisive man who brings more scorn than recourse, to a near King-Like figure.

George Washington was wrong, to a degree. A nation needs a central figurehead to center around, even in times of peace. Britain has Lizzie II, and Germany, for better or worse, has Merkel.

FDR was a King, for 13 years (longer than any president). When he died the nation fucking mourned for months and months.

He lead the hopes and dreams of the American people, and lead it towards his vision. For better or for worse... he was our King.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Methnerd
I know you think you are helping Veeky Forums

nah I just believe Germany is satanic

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

<3

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Unironically Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

Now he's known as a renowned late medieval painter. But in his time, he was just a simple yet skilled craftsman.

It's fucking amazing, and he'd never have believed you if you were to tell him that he'll be famous one day.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Bidwell
My favourite Cadillac racer

FastChef
FastChef

@BinaryMan
He was a Renaissance Painter.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Emberfire
fpbp

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@FastChef

Well his style certainly differed from the more famous renaissance painters. To me, it seems a bit more medieval than that of his peers, say Van Dyck or his own sons and grandsons. My opinion though, regarding his work. His lifespan falls into the renaissance epoch, you are right.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Emberfire
I hope he's looking up at a helicopter.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Carnalpleasure
He was a bit of an idealistic faggot, but you can admire him for his sacrifice

idontknow
idontknow

@RavySnake
Don't forget the garbage socialist governments that shat upon the military.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@Flameblow
Mémoire de guerre

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Emberfire
Why are South Americans addicted to shitty fucking dictators? Best dictator of a fucking generation and they tell him to fuck off.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Boy_vs_Girl
That doesn't make any sense, how the fuck do you even translate a name in the first place?

farquit
farquit

@Garbage Can Lid
fuck off
But Pedro II ruled for a very long time.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@WebTool
The End of History on the shelf

TreeEater
TreeEater

@viagrandad
Honestly, it's not him who was to blame.
https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2016/06/15/french-army-reform-towards-1870/amp/

w8t4u
w8t4u

one of the first abolitionists in Pennsylvania
genuinely believed in Quaker ideals to the point that other Quakers didn't like talking to him
did not use items made by slaves
did not talk to people who had slaves, and was known for walking out of social events if a slave-owner turned out to be involved
against animal cruelty, and because animal cruelty was hot at the time (18th century lol) he made every item and meal himself just in case
one day a follower came over to the cave (yes he lived in a cave) and said that the Quakers were going to expel slave owners
after decades as a lone voice in the wilderness, he had finally won
and so he died
Benjamin was one of the only people in history to have a 100% self-consistent life. He never contradicted his beliefs in word or action. I have to admire anyone who takes their worldview so seriously they're willing to shit in a cave for multiple decades until people start agreeing with him out of sheer exhaustion. He was only four feet tall but was able to stare the whole world in the eye until it blinked.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@DeathDog
The war was decided after Antietam anyways, that was the closest the South ever got to winning the war.

FastChef
FastChef

This is now a /scihis/ thread

JunkTop
JunkTop

@FastChef
forgot pic

5mileys
5mileys

Why do history nerds always have this disturbing fetish for psychotic dictators?

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Firespawn
Indeed :^)

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@5mileys
A lot of the answers are ironic.
A lot of the answers aren't psychotic.
A lot of the answers aren't dictators.
Some people daydream about having a lot of power and not being held to account for its use.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@Firespawn
Joseph "throwing fags in Gulags" Stalin was better anyway

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@Carnalpleasure
I know it never would have happened but I honestly believe he should have been king.

Methshot
Methshot

@Nude_Bikergirl
I admire him more for his expose

Lunatick
Lunatick

@TreeEater
I can scarcely begin to imagine what he'd think of modern Britain.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@FastChef
Even if you're technically correct your anime image makes me want to ignore your point.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

GEORGES DANTON (1759-1794)

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Methshot
But he is a prophet, not a god

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@CodeBuns
best Fascist other than de Rivera of Falagne
He was an actual devout christian unlike Hitler with his Positive "Christianity" heresy

TreeEater
TreeEater

@PurpleCharger

Just finish reading Thucydides, Pericles and Brasidas both stand out in that book as truly admirable leaders.

"Make no show of cowardice then on your part, seeing the greatness of the issues at stake, and I will show that what I preach to others I can practice myself"

Methnerd
Methnerd

@CodeBuns
I can never figure out if I wish he lived until WW2, or if him having to see what happened to Romania would be too fucking depressing

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Truly an extraordinary man

FastChef
FastChef

@King_Martha
Being so manly they name the BEST TANK OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR after you, no less.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Methnerd
Agree that Bismarck is admirable, he was aggressive like Wilhem or Hitler but was able to show more restraint and realized just because you might win a war doesn't mean you will be in a better position afterwards. He screwed up in the Franco-Prussian War by overestimating France's ability to have a cohesive government.

FastChef
FastChef

@Burnblaze
have you read seven pillars?

Ive owned it for like 3 years tried reading it twice. Dont think i ever got much farther than the introduction.

Soft_member
Soft_member

He did everything right, but he had too many enemies on too many fronts. Despite this, he maintained the integrity of his empire, which was the most glorious in Europe since the days of Justinian.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@FastChef
Not yet, but not for a lack of interest. I just haven't had the time. I'm roughly familiar with his life and influence

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Spamalot
Lee?

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

The long-lost member of the Holy Family deserves credit for his good deeds.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@farquit
based

happy_sad
happy_sad

@FastChef
one of my distant cousins get's name-dropped in it.

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Carnalpleasure
Wilhelm Furtwangler and Fiorello LaGuardia

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Dreamworx
if Hong Xiuquan had passed his civil service exam, the Qing Empire might still exist
weird thought desu

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Carnalpleasure
That guy and this guy.

farquit
farquit

@w8t4u
That's a pretty interesting character.

cum2soon
cum2soon

The original peeping Tom was based

askme
askme

@Carnalpleasure

Not even mentioning his brilliant generalship during Civil War, but...

He and his family were ruined as a result of one the earliest Ponzi schemes.
Refuse an offer from friends to have the debt paid off for him; instead sell your Civil War memorabilia
Accept an offer from Mark Twain to publish his memoirs
Discover that he's contracted throat cancer, and has a year to live
Write 750 words a day whilst suffering from horrific pain, and high on cocaine water a lot of the time; finishing just days before his death
Die at 63 years of age, with president Cleveland calling for a 30 day period of mourning. Tens of thousands of men, from both sides of the conflict follow your casket
Not only is the autobiography good, but it's a sort of humanistic masterpiece, that survives the test of time.
His homely and loyal wife is set for life.

This is of course not to ignore the rest of his life, I just think that it's a fairly decent example of his character. I just wish I had that sort of inner strength, that moral courage, but I know that I'll probably always come up short. Half-cringing at myself, I have more than once found myself trying to emulate the example of the man.

Also, he was a really feelsy guy:

I do not sleep though I sometimes dose off a little. If up I am talked to and in my efforts to answer cause pain. The fact is I think I am a verb instead of a personal pronoun. A verb is anything that signifies to be; to do; or to suffer. I signify all three.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Carnalpleasure
Claude Shannon.

King_Martha
King_Martha

People saying Musso
Unreal shit

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@RumChicken
Well done.

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Spamalot
Yew ?

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@SniperWish
Arab generals were pretty good.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@5mileys
@GoogleCat
@Bidwell
Top tier husbando, there.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Soft_member
He also knew what was the superior weapon, apparently.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Spamalot
@Supergrass
not that user but Lee basically turned Singapore from a small post colonial dot on the map to a regional powerhouse.

TechHater
TechHater

@SomethingNew
He was an actual devout christian unlike Hitler with his Positive "Christianity" heresy

Wasn't de Riveras Falange anti religion? I remember reading somewhere about Falange member and the Carlists starting a fight over it.

massdebater
massdebater

@Burnblaze
this and pic related

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Arthur, you can't just spend our fucking military budget on firebombs and lancasters
That's where you're wrong, kiddo

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Emberfire
(Yew)

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Carnalpleasure
come at me, bro

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@eGremlin
Ayy whitey if I take your farms, will you die?
It would be extremely painful
You're a tough race
4 u

Methshot
Methshot

@Garbage Can Lid
too afraid to look Turks in the eye

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Evil_kitten
He's a hero. And the fact that he's hated nowadays just cements his position as one.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Garbage Can Lid
Eyes set on the wealth of Constantinople
Dondolo was 100% blind during the crusade, his eyes weren't set on shit

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Illusionz
Good answer.

I love how he came from the bottom too and worked his way up.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@askme
No, if you wanna look at it I think he married a highsmith

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Lord_Tryzalot
@Carnalpleasure
@Spamalot
@GoogleCat
@Gigastrength
@Evil_kitten
these and pic related

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Carnalpleasure
Seek affliction, user.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@BinaryMan
underrated diogenes

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

r8

Emberfire
Emberfire

@TurtleCat
Based Göring

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@farquit
*TRIGGERED*

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Carnalpleasure
He saved my country and was a brilliant commander

likme
likme

Since Der Grosse König has already been posted, I'd like to post my second favorite Hohenzollern monarch.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Evil_kitten
who?

StonedTime
StonedTime

@SniperGod
Prince Eugene of Savoy

Skullbone
Skullbone

marcus aurelius and bismarck are overrated and everyone who posted them should feel bad

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Cromwell,
100% unironically

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@CouchChiller
pretty good 8/10

Booteefool
Booteefool

@askme
F

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@lostmypassword
What a fucking man. Easily one of the best figures in the entire French Revolution.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@idontknow
Intersectionality created lines of Death, not lines of Flight

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@GoogleCat
Gives up Hong Kong

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Supergrass
Successful fascist dictator, who was actually allowed to achieve his goals for various reasons

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@CouchChiller
anyone who isn't French, Greek, or Roman in that pic is trash, nice bait tho here's your (you)

eGremlin
eGremlin

@Lord_Tryzalot
Care to elaborate?

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