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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevethepi View Post
    Speaking of which, is there anything actually suggesting Kojiro didn't actually exist/was a pseudonym? The closest thing I can find/come up with is that Matahachi kind of uses it as one in the Eji Yoshikawa novel but I kind of doubt that's the cause.
    From what I've heard arguments that Kojiro was fictional tend to be based on how Musashi never mentioned him in his own autobiography, combined with a few other oddities and inconsistencies in the description of their famous duel.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Tso%27s_chicken As mentioned before, we Chinese love praising our conquerors. FYI, Manchurians by their own words are not Chinese, but those who defeated the (Han) Chinese. To put things into perspective, this would be as if during a High Castle or Wolfenstein world, the US had a dish named after Reinhard Heydrich.
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    For some odd reason, most versions of Makai Tensho leave out Gracia and Mori Soiken. They are like the Haydee to most adaptations of Count of Monte Cristo. Actually, when was the original Makai Tensho book written?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalLoliLover View Post
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Tso%27s_chicken As mentioned before, we Chinese love praising our conquerors. FYI, Manchurians by their own words are not Chinese, but those who defeated the (Han) Chinese. To put things into perspective, this would be as if during a High Castle or Wolfenstein world, the US had a dish named after Reinhard Heydrich.
    I honestly dislike High Castle and Wolfenstein premises because of how damn impossible they actually are without the Nazis getting into absolutely ridiculous fantasy territory.
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    Well, that wasn't my main point, anyway. Another comparison of the Chinese naming their foods after Manchurian generals would be like a Native American making some sort of General Custer's... Custard. As for your point, I think that's kinda the point. Just to give the "good guys" more Nazis to fight than they did historically, which kinda reminds me of Kotomine's and Aurum's lines that all heroes secretly desire more villains.
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    Remind me again how many instances are there where the winner of a particular war was punished for "war crimes".
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    I'm finally reading the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. I should have done this years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperial View Post
    I'm finally reading the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. I should have done this years ago.
    Not ancient literature, but after you finish it, I recommend Marguerite Yourcenar's "Memoirs of Hadrian".
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_...ridge_Incident Honestly, this is ultimately as fruitless as who shot "The Shot Heard Round the World" that started the American Revolution, but theorists, including Chinese ones, believe that it might have been caused by Soviets or Chinese Communists: https://www.aboluowang.com/2014/0710/414630.html
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