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Old 12-09-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Sir Thomas is correct. His Sopwith Triplane predated Fokker's by a half year.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Ok, now that we are on the subject of of war...

I was born in Austria and joined the military at a young age as a volunteer. I was known for my marksmanship, and my skill and fascination with guns led me to design one of the more famous small arms weapons of the 20th century. I offerered my designs to the American government, but they were rejected. But not so in Europe where an improved version of my design was put into service. Many americans found themselves on the wrong end of my gun as a result in 2 world wars. Who am I?
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Georg Luger?
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Georg Luger?
Ya Vol Mein Heir.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I am a political leader revered by both Mao Tse Tung and Chiang Kai-Shek and by both the people of the communist mainland and Republican Taiwan. I could be considered the George Washington and Thomas Jefferson of China. I died at 58 and my remains were placed at a buddhist shrine.

Who am I?
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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I am a political leader revered by both Mao Tse Tung and Chiang Kai-Shek and by both the people of the communist mainland and Republican Taiwan. I could be considered the George Washington and Thomas Jefferson of China. I died at 58 and my remains were placed at a buddhist shrine.

Who am I?
just a guess, but Sun Tzu?


maybe Sun Yat Sen....
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Gotta pick one.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Gotta pick one.
Not if you put them in separate posts.

Sun Tzu.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Sun Yat-Sen. But you have to wait 60 seconds between posting. I've just been told.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Sun Yat Sen is the correct answer. HIs Three Principles of the People is interesting reading and a good roadmap how to take a country from underdeveloped to developed. Mussolini followed many of his tenets in his modernization of Italy.
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