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  • Your country's national heroes?

    Please, tell me about the national heroes highly respected in your country. Or maybe you can tell about somebody who is not so famous, but still deserving to be called a national hero?
    Last edited by mishanya1980; 03-10-2016, 03:07 AM.

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    Esther the queen...

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      Arminius/Hermann: defeating the Roman legions at Teutoburg forest and thus (more or less) forever stopping their advance into Germanic lands.
      Otto I: made Germany great again and founded the Holy Roman Empire which would last a good 800 years.
      Nicolaus Copernicus: had the idea that the earth circles around the sun instead of everything circling around the earth (and definitely was not Polish).
      Martin Luther: BTFO the Catholic church, freed northern Europe from the yoke of the pope.
      Johannes Gutenberg: inventor of modern printing (butthurt Chinese need not apply).
      Old Fritz: poet, faggot, writer, composer, warrior- king! Fought and overcame insane odds in the 7 Year's War and also laid the foundation for the unification of Germany by establishing Prussia as a European great power. Honorary mention: brought potato to the lands.
      Otto 'I must unite the Germanic peoples under one flag' von Bismarck: united the Germanic peoples under one flag.
      David Hasselhoff: widely known and revered for when by the sheer force of his voice and charisma he 'tore down this wall' and reunified East Germany and West Germany into just Germany. If you wanna know more here's a memorial to the most noteworthy Germans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walhalla_memorial
      Last edited by FlatMike; 04-02-2016, 06:31 PM.

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      • #4
        Mikhail Gorbachev

        https://vimeo.com/1223566?pg=embed&sec=1223566

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          Viriato. Sucessfully fought off a few Roman Legions.
          Dom Afonso Henriques. Fought his own mother's army to make us independent.

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          • #6
            In Russia heroes change within decades
            Predictability is not about this country

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            • #7
              Heroes are not monochrome in personalities but over time their achievements are exaggerated and crimes mellowed down. And one mans hero is another mans killer.

              As such I am not sure if I can name anyone as a hero in the romantic sense of the term.

              Mohandas Gandhi unified the Anti colonial movements and India gained immensely from the Geo political bankruptcy of Britain post WW2. Though Gandhi was also a shrewd politician.

              Then there was Emperor Ashok, a man who first gave the idea of an unified India by making all of present day India(Except Tamil Nadu), Pakistan,Bangladesh and Afghanistan as his Empire. He was revered by the people in his Capital. And he is revered even today. But that doesn't erase the fact that his armies murdered hundreds and thousands of people from the small kingdoms he conquered while building an Empire.


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                In the Parade of Victory Day in 24 June 1945 were attended by 24 marshals, 249 generals, 2536 officers, 31116 sergeants and privates. Parade's "boxes" of troops were passed through Red Square for about thirty minutes. During the four years of war our army at the front and concentration camps had lost about nine million lifes. Each of them, who gave his life for the Motherland, were worthy to walk in the parade on Red Square. Now, if all of the victims put in these "parad`s boxes", they can walked through Red square nineteen days...
                The front of the "box" have ten men wide and twenty deep.
                One hundred and twenty steps per minute. In the coils and boots, in overcoats, in suits, in medical lab coats and in fly-jackets, in guerrilla clothes, in helmets, in "ushanka's", in "budennovka's"...
                Nineteen days and nights cross the Red Square would go this continuous stream of the fallen of the battalions, regiments, divisions, armies. It would be a parade of heroes who bore on their shoulders all the hardships and horrors of that Second World War... the Parade of Winners.
                Last edited by VaselineBasket; 03-15-2016, 08:23 PM.

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                • #9
                  Doctor abdul qadeer khan

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                  • #10
                    in Morocco : Abd el-Karim El-Khattabi , a famous leader of resistance against french and Spanish colonization , he is the hero and symbole of resistance specially for my people and for Moroccans in general ...

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                          We tend to celebrate Generals, or Presidents that lead us through a war. Most notable generals (Who were not later president) Lee, Jackson , Patton, Pershing MacArthur. Other generals who became president are such as Grant and Eisenhower and of course Washington.

                          We also place a nearly religious aura around our founding fathers.

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                          • #14
                            William Wallace who beat the English at the battle of Bannockburn in 1 314

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                            • #15
                              Harald Hardrada, the last true King of Norway : )

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