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  • @operagost said:

    As if the violent, oppressive, chaotic French revolution that devolved into a dictatorship was anything to be proud of.
    Difficult to be proud of a mass murdering followed just ten years later by a war-crazed* empire.

    However, difficult not to be proud of an historical event which has been the funding of human rights in France against a wtf-ey monarchy...

     

    [COLOR=gray]* does this even mean something ? [/COLOR]



  • @toshir0 said:

    @operagost said:

    As if the violent, oppressive, chaotic French revolution that devolved into a dictatorship was anything to be proud of.
    ...war-crazed*...

    * does this even mean something ?

     

    Yes.

    x-crazed means "made crazy by x" or "crazy due to x". Thus, a "war-crazed" empire would be one that has been driven mad by war.



  • @Someone You Know said:

    @toshir0 said:

    @operagost said:

    As if the violent, oppressive, chaotic French revolution that devolved into a dictatorship was anything to be proud of.
    ...war-crazed*...

    * does this even mean something ?

     

    Yes.

    x-crazed means "made crazy by x" or "crazy due to x". Thus, a "war-crazed" empire would be one that has been driven mad by war.

    I did not know Professor Xavier was a villain now



  • @Someone You Know said:

    x-crazed means "made crazy by x" or "crazy due to x". Thus, a "war-crazed" empire would be one that has been driven mad by war.
    Not in this context. It would be an empire madly enthusiastic about war.



  • @intertravel said:

    an empire madly enthusiastic about war
    I was trying to use this meaning, yes, thanks.



  •  @toshir0 said:

    @intertravel said:

    an empire madly enthusiastic about war
    I was trying to use this meaning, yes, thanks.

    Has there really been any other kind of empire?  At least initially, you have to do quite a bit of war in order to create an empire.



  • @DescentJS said:

     @toshir0 said:

    @intertravel said:

    an empire madly enthusiastic about war
    I was trying to use this meaning, yes, thanks.

    Has there really been any other kind of empire?  At least initially, you have to do quite a bit of war in order to create an empire.

     

    "We don't want to fight, but by Jingo if we do,

    We've got the ships, we've go the men, we've got the money too."

     

    In other words, you don't have to be enthusiastic about war to build an empire. You can be enthusiastic and hypocritical instead.


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