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Afghanistan: Mahmud Afghan
Albania: An Albania in the north west part of Sassanid Empire
Algeria: Rustamid Empire
Argentina: Falkland islands war
Armenia: Ancient Armenian Churches in Iran
Azerbaijan: Atropatene
Bahrain: Part of Iran until August 1971
Belgium: Joseph Naus, the commerce minister of Iran
China: Mithradates the great received an embassy from the Han Wudi
Egypt: Cambyses conquered Egypt
Ethiopia: Relief of Ethiopians in Persepolis
Frence: French archaeologists in Susa
Georgia: Georgian villages in Isfahan
Germany: World Wars
Greece: Greco-Persian Wars
India: Mughal Empire
Iran: Cyrus the Great
Iraq: Iran-Iraq war!
Israel: Esther and Mordecai
Italy: Roman Empire
Japan: Samurais
Jordan: Petra
Korea: Korean Wars
Kuwait: Persian Gulf War
Lebanon: Siege of Tyre
Mexico: Aztecs
Netherlands: Dutch Castle in Kharg Island
Norway: Vikings
Pakistan: Iqbal
Poland: Polish children in Isfahan
Portugal: Portuguese Castles in Iran
Russia: Wars between Iran and Russia in Qajar period
Saudi Arabia: The Rise of Islam
Sweden: Swedes established the Gendarmerie in Iran
Syria: Zenobia
Tanzania: Shirazis
Turkey: Wars between Safavids and Ottomans
Tunisia: Carthage
United Kingdom: Colonization
United States: Washington
Yemen: Khosrow Anushiravan conquered Yemen

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I add:
Denmark: Artour Cristian Sen
UK: Sherli Brothers
Italy: emperor Valerianos

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Afghanistan: Lapis Lazuli
Albania: King Zog
Algeria: Ergs (sand seas)
Argentina: Patagonia
Armenia: Mountains, fun to play in RTW
Azerbaijan: Volcanic mud that a girl i know fell in.
Bahrain: Oil
Belgium: Beer, chocolate and the Saxaphone
China: Food, paper and gunpowder/fireworks
Egypt: Pyramids
Ethiopia: Ethiopian Church and Emporer Haile Selassie
France: Good food and beautifull scenery
Georgia: Caucasians
Germany: Rhine valley
Greece: Food and wine
India: Food and architecture
Iran: Arhitecture and mountains
Iraq: Babylon
Israel: Dead sea
Italy: Food and wine and Romans
Japan: Mountains and electronics
Jordan: Petra
Korea: Korean wars
Kuwait: Oil
Lebanon: Bekka valley
Mexico: Aztecs and football
Netherlands: Cheese and cycling
Norway: Vikings
Pakistan: Cricket
Poland: Winged Hussars
Portugal: Lisbon and sailing
Russia: Huge empty land and architecture
Saudi Arabia: Oil, Mekka
Sweden: Smallest country to make modern jet fighters
Syria: Damascas
Tanzania: Zanzibar
Turkey: Food, scenry and arcitecture, one of the most intresting countries to me
Tunisia: Carthage
United Kingdom: Bad weather and lousey service
United States: Supersized everything, and cheap
Yemen: Aden



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Afghanistan: Taliban, war against Russia
Albania: Tirana
Algeria: a guy from Outlandish, Zinedine ZIdane
Argentina: DIego Maradonnaaaaa
Armenia : Lies!                                                                                                    Azerbaijan :  Qarabagh      &nb sp;         &nb sp;         &nb sp;         &nb sp;         &nb sp;         &nb sp;         &nb sp;         &nb sp;       Bahrain: Oil, arabs
Belgium: Beer, Biefstuk and Friets
China: Uighurs, Gök Türks and mysterious Pyramids
Egypt: Pyramids, Pharaohs
Ethiopia: Atlets
France: Eiffel tower
Georgia: Laz
Germany: Beer, autobahn
Greece: Girls
India: Buddha, and how they speak English
Iran: Molla's, Azeris
Iraq: Saddam Hüsnü, PKK!
Israel: Ariel matik sharon
Italy: Roman empire, Etruscian, AL PACINO
Japan: Nice girls, reard buildings and electronics
Jordan: King Abdullah
Korea: Korean wars and WK cup still thankfull for them
Kuwait: Oil, dictature
Lebanon: Allways trouble with neighbours
Mexico: Aztecs and football
Netherlands: Cheese, keeskops and Beer (Heineken)
Norway: Vikings, cold land
Pakistan: Cricket, football
Poland: Johannus Paulus the ...?
Portugal: People and football
Russia: Beaty girls and my hidden history
Saudi Arabia: Oil, Mekka, Medina, LAWRENCE!!!
Sweden: hot girls
Syria: Esad,
Turkey: Sultan ahmet Mosque, Blue mosque, see, girls 
Tunisia: Carthage army
United Kingdom: Hooligans and language
United States: Bush't
Yemen: The Turkish Yemen Türküsü

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King Zog? Man Cywr, you could find something better then HIM. Can't you?

 

Albanian Proverb from the South
Liria i ka rrënjët në gjak.
Liberty has its roots in blood.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cywr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Jun-2005 at 12:40
I don't know much about Albania, but still he has a cool name, there was an Albanian who became leader of Egypt IIRC, but i can't renember his name.
It seems we both missed the 'historical' bit in the thread title
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lol, the name of that Pasha was actually Mehmet Ali Pasha. Yea he was of Albanian origin. But King Zog is a cool name. Although the man was a coward
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Afghanistan: Taliban

Albania: Ottoman Empire
Algeria: French Foreign Legion

Argentina: Manu Ginobili

Armenia: a friend from Armenia
Azerbaijan: Oil
Bahrain: soccer team (I mean they actually have one)
Belgium: HERCULE POIROT!!!!!!!!!!

China: The Great Wall
Egypt: Mamluke horse archers

Ethiopia: starving children
France: The Louvre
Georgia: Joseph Stalin
Germany: Berlin Wall
Greece: Olympics 2004
India: Taj Mahal
Iran: Alamut
Iraq: Saddam Hussein
Israel: terrorist bombings

Italy: Pizza
Japan: Yasukuni Shrine
Jordan: Bears the name of a sports giant

Kenya: world's fastest runner
Korea: 38th Parallel
Kuwait: Persian Gulf War

Mexico: Mayan Pyramids
Netherlands: Amersterdam

Norway: Vikings
Pakistan: Nuclear Bomb
Poland: where is Poland in 1770?
Portugal: Henry the Navigator
Russia: The October Revolution

Saudi Arabia: OIL OIL and OIL

Sweden: blondes
Syria: Assyrian Empire
Turkey: fall of Constintanople in 1453

Tunisia: Carthage
United Kingdom: Colonization
United States: GWB



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Afghanistan: Taliban
Albania: Arnavut
Algeria: Corsairs

Argentina: Beunos Aries

Armenia: Historical conflict
Azerbaijanil, Caspian Sea

Bahrain: Wealth

Belgium: The Statue in Brussels  Canada: Hockey and Wilderness

Brazil: bottoms, Rio 

China: Communism and Cars
Egypt: Olive skin Egyptians that look like ancient Egyptians
Ethiopia: Ethiopian Church
France: Food, girls, Casual attitude
Georgia: Pretty girls
Germany: Germans-punctual, strict; soccer, beer
Greece: Grrek Columns, Islands, Mythology
India: Poor peasants that have made their way up the Capitalist caste system of the world.

Iran: Shahmiri's posted pictures
Iraq: Caos, How to screw up a country 101.

Israel: Is Tel Aviv on the eastern Florida coastlline? Jerusalem-History and friction

Italy: Fun, cool eyeglasses and clothing 

Japan: Godzilla, old customs and modernity
Jordan: The king and queen
Korea: Korean wars-ditto
Kuwait: Scapegoat of Arab modernity

Lebanon: Pictures on the wall of most every Arab restaurant in the US

Mexico: Beaches, Food,

Netherlands: Amsterdam, Orange color
Norway: Fjyords

Pakistan: Skinny men 
Poland: Polish jokes, white skin, tall

Portugal: Next to Spain
Russia: The unknown equation on the policitcal scene

Saudi Arabia: Mecca, Saudis, Wahhabists

Sweden: Cool and wierd accents, Abba

Syria: Old soviet satellite, Looking for direction

Tanzania: ?

Turkey:  Sun, Ottoman Balconies, Ferri boats of Istanbul, tourists, Ay-Yildiz red flag.
Tunisia: North Africa

United Kingdom: Fish and chips, rain, expensive

United States: Driving, money, generally unaware of the world scene, TV, fat people, one city's malls that are a carbon copy of anothers Yemen: USS Cole

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Originally posted by Iskender Bey ALBO

lol, the name of that Pasha was actually Mehmet Ali Pasha. Yea he was of Albanian origin. But King Zog is a cool name. Although the man was a coward


Thats the guy aka Ibrahim Pasha, i use his pic as an avatar on the Paradox forums.



I like his hat

Hmm, maybe an identity change is in order, Blackadder is getting a little old.
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Ibrahim was one of his two sons who took the throne after his death. They were pretty crappy.



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Some additions:

Turkmenistan: Seljuks and my greatpas, Ruhnama, Caspian, Turkic culture, horse

Russia: Blonde beauties, Natashas, cold, Communism, workers, Turkic assimilations, Stalin the Georgian, Lenin, the invasion of Afghanistan and of course the Red Army, red square...

Greece: Pythagoras, Euglit and all my Math nightmares, Islands, fish, blue, sirtaki, Fedon, broken plates,

Italy: Sicily, Don Vito Carleone, Michael Carleone, Catholics, Vatican, Pizza

Iran: Indo Europeans, Aryans, Darius the Great, Sheriah, Mollas, Shias, Azeri and Turkmen bros, and of course, The Great Seljuks

Syria: Food, sware words (ex: ayri bikssllahammak etc.), food, mezes, borders, Turkish speaking Syrians, Aleppo, betrayel

Cuba: Che, revolucionario, Fidel...

Spain: guitar, colonization, Latin America, beautiful women, attractive atmosphere, poor bulls

Norway: Boring, cold, lack of sunlight and lack of equal daytimes, old people

Canada: the same, hockey, French

Romania: Gheorghe Hagi, Popescu, Adrian Mutu...

Iraq: Saddam Huso, oppressed people, Turkmens, Kurds, Mesopotamia, ancient civilizations, American greed, and Mosoul, Kirkuk, Misak-i Millî...

USA: Cowboys, Clint Eastwood, The good(blondy), Natives, Apaches, New York, Fast food, KFC, emperialism, lots of different people (white, black, native, clever, wise, ignorant, etc.), Iraq, Vietnam, Embassies...

Germany: Panzers, Turkish immigrants, cars, dicipline, blondes, bad language, the real enemies of Ottoman Empire, Enver Pasha, Bayern Munich, Hitler, Claus Toppmöller

Japan: Technology,Chinese, small technologic objects, otistic scientists, ants?, dicipline, samurais, island

Netherlands: Cruyff, unlucky worldcup finals, Red Light District, German cousins, UN, EU, sex shops, South Africa, Ajax and their current situation (12th in league), Van der Vaart, lowland

England: Cold people, far island, cold air, colonization, 100 year wars, William Wallace, Zulus, Gallipoli, expensive sterlin, best football, ECC, language...

Tunusia: Similar flagi Zoubayir Baya, Italy

Brazil: FOOTBALL, Samba, women, Latin Americans, Portugese, festivals, poor rich divides, soap operas (ex. Raul, Ricardo, Maria, rich families etc.), Amazon, Cortez...

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Originally posted by Seko

 

Portugal: Next to Spain

I hate you...

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Afghanistan: 1842 retreat from Kabul
Argentina: The hand of god
Belgium: Beer

Burma: Beautiful people

Cambodian: Ugly people

China: Zhang Ziyi
Egypt: Pyramids
Ethiopia: Food
Frence: Onion sellers on bicycles with stripy shirts and berets

Germany: The history channel
Greece: Gay men
India: Curry
Iran: Outragiously long beards

Ireland: Old men in a pub
Iraq: Saddam
Israel: Incredibly rude people
Italy: Arguments on the street
Japan: Geisha
Jordan: Desert
Kuwait: Drunken Aussies

Lao: Plain of Jars
Mexico: Pyramids
Netherlands: Porn
Norway: Eurovision song contest
Pakistan: Dishonesty
Poland: Taras bulba
Portugal: Penninsula War

Russia: Drunken men
Saudi Arabia: Drunken Men

Sweden: Abba
Thailand: Hot
United Kingdom: Global Gypsies
United States: Incredibly obese, loudmouthed and rightwing ex-servicemen.



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Originally posted by Frederick Roger

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Portugal: Next to Spain

I hate you...

Well, ok.

Spain: Near Portugal

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china/B] Three kingdoms era(dynasty warriors kicks butt)
sweden/B] blondes(
tunisia/B]carthage, hannibal, and the punic wars
italy/B]roman empire, Scipio Africanus and the punic wars
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Afghanistan: war with USSR, siege of Hort

Algeria: rebellion against France,

Armenia: traders and merchants in medieval times, victims of genocide

Austria: good place for winter vacations

BelgiumLégende de Thyl Ulenspiegel by Charles de Coster

China: lot of people, no respect for human life

Czech Republic: people speaking funny language, beer, pretty girls

Egypt: magnificient civilisation thousands years ago

England: admirality and navy, beautiful horses, we need luck with them in World Cup qualifications

Ethiopia: christian empire in Africa

Finland: Nokia, winter war,

France: Dartagan, revolution, Napoleon, arrogance,

Georgia: Stalin, nice dressed highlanders

Germany: excellent infantry, romantism, Bismarck, Hitler & Nazism

Greece: ancient civilisation

Hungary:  Magyar es Lengiel jo barat....(Hungarian and Pole are two nephews

India: Ghandi, mother Theresa

Iran: Persians and Parthians, their wars against Greeks and Romans

Ireland: stout, ale, pubs, folk songs, Aran Islands

Israel: nuclear weapons

Italy: Food, wine, opera, friendly people, great artists, beautiful language

Japan: samurai, Pearl Harbour,

Korea: commies

Kuwait: Oil

Lithuania: our ex brothers,

Mexico: sombreros, tequilla, western movies, great place for vacations

Netherlands: merchants and sailors

Norway: winter sports, vikings

Portugal: John the Sailor,  

Russia: despotism, creazyness

Saudi Arabia: islam, petrodollars, beautiful horses

Scotland: Picts,highlanders, whisky, scottish uprisings

Spain: a girl from Madrid i knew 10 years ago, empire, Dali, Gaudi,

Turkey: big, beautiful country, Istambul,

Ukraine: the biggest number of beautiful women in Europe, cossacks, wild plains, steppe, cant let it go back to Russia

United States: worlds bigest economy and best army, pop culture

Wales: longbowmen, hills, castles, celts, september 7 we need to win  soccer match with them

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Afghanistan: Taliban
Albania: Enver Hoxha
Algeria: Independence War
Argentina: Pampa's
Armenia: AE
Azerbaijan: Oil
Bahrain: Oil
Belgium: Samson & Gert
Cambodia: Killing Fields
China: Food

Cuba: Fidel Castro
Denmark: Smørrebrød
Egypt: Pyramids
Ethiopia: famine
Finland: High tech stuff
France: Tour de France
Georgia: Caucasus
Germany: Bier und Bratwurst, WW2 (sorry)
Greece: Antiquity
India: architecture
Iran: Antiquity
Iraq: Saddam, American invasion, etc.
Ireland: green
Israel
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Italy: Venice, Rome
Japan: WW2
Jordan: ...desert?
Korea: nukes
Kuwait: Oil
Lebanon: Cedar
Mexico: entire history
Netherlands: never heard of
Norway: fjords
Pakistan: sand
Poland: You forgot Poland
Portugal: Coast
Russia: large
Saudi Arabia: Oil, desert

Spain: Sinterklaas
Sweden: Knäckebröd, Ikea
Syria: desert
Tanzania: savanna's
Turkey: AE, old buildings
Tunisia: sand
United Kingdom: British comedies
United States: McDonald's, Bush, and some other things I won't say out of politeness
Yemen: desert


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