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Conor Hickey
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One of the last icons (love him or loathe him) of the Cold War has died:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38114953
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Jim McNaughton
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Finally realigned.
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Christian van Someren
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Quote:
Finally realigned.


lol
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Anders Olin
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As a tribute I'll send him to space first thing next game.
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Anders Olin
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Also he has done this for mankind, which cannot be underestimated as a gigantic act of glorious power:

There is one person who is most definitely not a fan of Monopoly: Fidel Castro. Upon taking power in 1959, Castro banned all sets of the popular game. He allegedly wanted to ban all capitalist influences, but any sore loser of a Monopoly game can sympathize.
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On the same day as my copy of 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis arrived as well, which freaked me out a little! surprise
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F_9FEx7ymg
 
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ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ/ πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσεν./...
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*sigh* This will go to RSP but I see why this wasn't started there.
 
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Andrew B
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whac3 wrote:
*sigh* This will go to RSP but I see why this wasn't started there.


This seems needlessly disparaging. Everyone involved has been supremely civil so far.

We can talk about communism and democracy without turning it into a mud fight.
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andrewbwm wrote:
We can talk about communism and democracy without turning it into a mud fight.


Sure, but that's irrelevant to Twilight Struggle as a game. Hence RSP.
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turbothy wrote:
andrewbwm wrote:
We can talk about communism and democracy without turning it into a mud fight.


Sure, but that's irrelevant to Twilight Struggle as a game. Hence RSP.


It's talking about the theme of the game. Fidel Castro is portrayed as a card in the game, his legacy, regardless of perspective, is clearly present in this game.
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andrewbwm wrote:
whac3 wrote:
*sigh* This will go to RSP but I see why this wasn't started there.


This seems needlessly disparaging. Everyone involved has been supremely civil so far.

We can talk about communism and democracy without turning it into a mud fight.
It's not disparaging at all. It has everything to do with the topic and not with posters' behavior.
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Are Bush Snr and Gorbachev the only TS Cold War icons now left standing? Lazily I've not checked out Ortega's living status.
 
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Koen Hendrickx
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klinsy73 wrote:
Are Bush Snr and Gorbachev the only TS Cold War icons now left standing? Lazily I've not checked out Ortega's living status.



I think Lech Walesa, Helmut Kohl, Henry Kissinger and Jimmy Carter are also still with us
 
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Anyway, the last Early War TS icon is gone.
There are plenty of Late War characters still around, obviously, but is there anyone from Mid War?
Let us have some thematic condition though - a character must be directly related to a Mid War TS event(or a Mid War era instance of a repeating event). Not necessarily named on a card, for example JFK would be valid for both "Ask Not..." and "Cuban Missile Crisis".
 
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klinsy73 wrote:
Are Bush Snr and Gorbachev the only TS Cold War icons now left standing? Lazily I've not checked out Ortega's living status.


Ortega is still (or again) president of Nicaragua


Ziemowit wrote:
Anyway, the last Early War TS icon is gone.
There are plenty of Late War characters still around, obviously, but is there anyone from Mid War?
Let us have some thematic condition though - a character must be directly related to a Mid War TS event(or a Mid War era instance of a repeating event). Not necessarily named on a card, for example JFK would be valid for both "Ask Not..." and "Cuban Missile Crisis".



Camp David accords was Jimmy Carter
 
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Buzz Aldrin (One Small Step, of course).
 
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John Clemente
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Col. Oliver North is depicted on the Iran Contra Scandal, late war card.

Also, we still have terrorists, depicted on the Terrorism card.
 
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andrewbwm wrote:
turbothy wrote:
andrewbwm wrote:
We can talk about communism and democracy without turning it into a mud fight.


Sure, but that's irrelevant to Twilight Struggle as a game. Hence RSP.


It's talking about the theme of the game. Fidel Castro is portrayed as a card in a game, his legacy, regardless of perspective, is clearly present in this game.


i guess it could have been worse for Fidel. his buddy turned into a t-shirt.
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Ziemowit wrote:
Anyway, the last Early War TS icon is gone.
There are plenty of Late War characters still around, obviously, but is there anyone from Mid War?
Let us have some thematic condition though - a character must be directly related to a Mid War TS event(or a Mid War era instance of a repeating event). Not necessarily named on a card, for example JFK would be valid for both "Ask Not..." and "Cuban Missile Crisis".


Henry Kissenger and Shuttle Diplomacy.
 
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Mikhail Dektyarev
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Ziemowit wrote:
Anyway, the last Early War TS icon is gone.


Romanian Abdication - Michael I is still alive

For midwar, Missile Envy is named after a book by Helen Caldicott.
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Bitchy Little Boy
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Well, for what it's worth, Romanian Abdication is still in play. King Michael is the last WWII head of state still alive.
 
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Ziemowit Pazderski
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mihaild wrote:
Ziemowit wrote:
Anyway, the last Early War TS icon is gone.


Romanian Abdication - Michael I is still alive


My mistake. It's quite something - Michael I is not only the last remaining (until proven otherwise) Early War character, but actually a significant WW2 character as well.
 
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