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Finished: 10 PM Thu 22 Sep 11 UTC
Anybody’s game
1 days /phase (normal)
Pot: 366 D - Spring, 2017, Finished
World Diplomacy IX, Anonymous players, Survivors-Win Scoring
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07 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2013: [Europe]:That was a good one, U.S.A.
07 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2013: [Ghana]:Oooh. I'm out of my league here. lol
07 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2013: [Ghana]:And after I had such a great time visiting you in California, too!!
07 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2013: [South-Africa]:I nominate Brazil for the title of Siege Master!
07 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2013: [Ghana]:Second.
08 Sep 11 UTC Autumn, 2013: [Ghana]:The Cooking Channel: Head Chef Neff D'Espere of the Praetoria Hilton is reportedly looking for a reliable source of Brazil nuts for this vegetarian entrées. Says D'Espere, "The Brazil, he is one tough nut to crack."
09 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2014: [Brazil]:Many thanks, I try hard, but I keep wondering why everyone keeps tying up so many of their units in such a fruitless exercise, when the rest of the world could be their Oyster.
09 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2014: [Ghana]:Well sometimes ya never know until ya try.
09 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2014: [Ghana]:Meanwhile, the US Department of Homeland Security a group of people that they have identified as Ghanaian terrorists. On their way out, however, one of the Ghanaians snuck into a power substation and threw a switch that turned off power to over Five Million people in Southern California, Northern Baja California, and parts of Arizona.
09 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2014: [Ghana]:...of Homeland Security DEPORTED a group of....
09 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2014: [Brazil]:Yes, I saw what you done on UK ctv. But they said it was down to human error in a small sub-station.
Is this another C.I.A. conspiracy type cover up?
09 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2014: [Ghana]:Well we wouldn't want anyone to know how easy it is to sneak into California, play old records and eat some good local grub, then turn off the lights and go home, now would we??
09 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2014: [Ghana]:Meanwhile a secret listening post afloat in the East Atlantic has been hearing "Lonely Girl" and "The Girl from Ipanema" as the Brazilian leader apparently laments his lack of a close ally to share all of his feelings with.
09 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2014: [Ghana]:Over and over again. ;-)
10 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2014: [Brazil]:Ahhhh, the STYLISTICS! it brings back such memories.
Every single track on their albums & all were brilliant & they were a great act.
I remember them well & I still play their albums.
As for being a lonly, I am no stranger to that feeling & I often derive great comfort from being so.
It is good to know that the minority is usually in the right & being right gives me great comfort & strenght.
Please feel free to reference a poem by Rudyard Kipling named "IF".
It has been my guide since childhood & I am now in my eigth decade on this planet.
10 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2014: [Ghana]:That's wise advice.
10 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2014: [Ghana]:Russian whalers import penguins to the Arctic, hope to establish bases in Alaska.
12 Sep 11 UTC Autumn, 2014: [Ghana]:Russian and others: However, the real birth of Russian opera came with Mikhail Glinka and his two great operas A Life for the Tsar (1836) and Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842). After him in the 19th century in Russia there were written such operatic masterpieces as Rusalka and The Stone Guest by Alexander Dargomyzhsky, Boris Godunov and Khovanshchina by Modest Mussorgsky, Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin, Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and The Snow Maiden and Sadko by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. These developments mirrored the growth of Russian nationalism across the artistic spectrum, as part of the more general Slavophilism movement.
In the 20th century the traditions of Russian opera were developed by many composers including Sergei Rachmaninoff in his works The Miserly Knight and Francesca da Rimini, Igor Stravinsky in Le Rossignol, Mavra, Oedipus rex, and The Rake's Progress, Sergei Prokofiev in The Gambler, The Love for Three Oranges, The Fiery Angel, Betrothal in a Monastery, and War and Peace; as well as Dmitri Shostakovich in The Nose and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Edison Denisov in L'écume des jours, and Alfred Schnittke in Life with an Idiot and Historia von D. Johann Fausten.[15]
[edit]Other national operas
Spain also produced its own distinctive form of opera, known as zarzuela, which had two separate flowerings: one from the mid-17th century through the mid-18th century, and another beginning around 1850. During the late 18th century up until the mid-19th century, Italian opera was immensely popular in Spain, supplanting the native form.
Czech composers also developed a thriving national opera movement of their own in the 19th century, starting with Bedřich Smetana, who wrote eight operas including the internationally popular The Bartered Bride. Antonín Dvořák, most famous for Rusalka, wrote 13 operas; and Leoš Janáček gained international recognition in the 20th century for his innovative works including Jenůfa, The Cunning Little Vixen, and Káťa Kabanová.
The key figure of Hungarian national opera in the 19th century was Ferenc Erkel, whose works mostly dealt with historical themes. Among his most often performed operas are Hunyadi László and Bánk bán. The most famous modern Hungarian opera is Béla Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle.
The best-known composer of Polish national opera was Stanisław Moniuszko, most celebrated for the opera Straszny Dwór (in English The Haunted Manor).[16] In the 20th century, other operas created by Polish composers included King Roger by Karol Szymanowski and Ubu Rex by Krzysztof Penderecki. Wikipedia
12 Sep 11 UTC Autumn, 2014: [Ghana]:Of course the Italians were dominant. But see Amadeus, the movie, for a glimpse of an Austria in which German operas were beginning to be accepted in a musical scene long dominated by Italians. --his conflicts with Moliere.
12 Sep 11 UTC Autumn, 2014: [Ghana]:Sorry, hit the wrong button. Apologies to the global community. *sigh*
12 Sep 11 UTC Autumn, 2014: [South-Africa]:No need to apologise! You have educated us all with that slip up.
12 Sep 11 UTC Autumn, 2014: [USA]:It's just his way of saying he's waiting for the Fat Lady to sing?
12 Sep 11 UTC Autumn, 2014: [Ghana]:Ooh, USA is really good with a quip!
12 Sep 11 UTC Autumn, 2014: [Ghana]:Another player and I were discussing the pre-eminence of Italian opera, and (with much help from Wikipedia) I was making the case for German-language, English-language, Russian-language, and other operas that were not Italian.
15 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2015: [Ghana]:South African immigrants driven out by local Spanish-speaking version of KKK.
15 Sep 11 UTC Spring, 2015: [Ghana]:More at 11:00/
22 Sep 11 UTC [Russia]:great game guys
22 Sep 11 UTC [South-Africa]:Well played all!
22 Sep 11 UTC [Ghana]:A fun game indeed. Nice job of turtling, Brazil! Europe, thanks for not colonizing more of Africa. Russia, for idling your armies, and South Africa, for his enlightened non-extermination policy. USA, we'll always have California. :-)
22 Sep 11 UTC [USA]:Wow, I was not expecting this. Thanks for letting me step in.