The “Great War”: an abalonian vision

BLACK: CENTRAL POWERS
WHITE: ALLIED POWERS

Black begins (28 July 1914: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia).

CENTRAL POWERS:

Military mobilized: 25,6 millions
Military losses: 4 024 397 deaths & missing in action, 8 419 533 military wounded

ALLIED POWERS:

Military mobilized: 48,2 millions
Military losses: 5 696 056 deaths & missing in action, 12 809 280 military wounded

TOTAL:

Military mobilized: 73,8 millions
Military losses: 9 720 453 deaths & missing in action, 21 228 813 military wounded

(source: Jay Winter, The Great War and the British People, 1986)

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Full mobilisation

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Armistice of 11 November 1918

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(The Evening Standard of 11 November 1918, London, UK)

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(The Sudbury Star of 11 November 1918, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

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(The Chicago Daily Tribune of 11 November 1918, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

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NO MORE WAR!
ALWAYS MORE GAMES!

Peace, Love, Unity & Having Fun!

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Adversity is the true measure of your worth.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, in April 1963.

“The ultimate measure of a man [or a player] is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

(On being a good neighbor, Strength to Love, 1963)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist (1929-1968)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Comfort and convenience

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Challenge and controversy

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By all means possible!

April 29, 2018


American nonviolent strategist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
murdered on April 4, 1968.

“If you can’t fly, run.
If you can’t run, walk.
If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.”

(What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?,
speech to students at Barratt Junior High School,
Philadelphia, October 26, 1967)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist (1929-1968)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

https://projects.seattletimes.com/mlk/index.html

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Will you choose Black or White?

White to move. Who will win?

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Is Artificial SuperIntelligence a threat to the human race?

April 22, 2018


Stephen Hawking, 75th birthday public symposium at Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, UK (July 2, 2017).

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate… Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.”

(BBC interview, December 2014)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

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Do what you can with what you have.

April 15, 2018


Stephen Hawking

“However difficult life [or your situation] may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

(Stephen Hawking at an Oxford University Union speech, 2016)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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White is in a challenging position.

You play white. It’s your turn to move. You can’t win, but you can reach a 6-5 score (:

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King, Hawking: kingdom of the mind

April 8, 2018


American nonviolent strategist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
murdered on April 4, 1968.

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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A wonderful mistake

April 1, 2018

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING, THE PHYSICIST WHO SUFFERS FROM MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE.

(Stephen Hawking in 1995. Click to enlarge.)

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“Next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.”

(From the science documentary television mini-series
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, 2010)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

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