The first of my naval pillagers, with an undefeated record of 23-0 in naval warfare....
Yi Sun-shin (April 28, 1545 – December 16, 1598, Korean: 이순신, Hanja: 李舜臣) was a Korean naval commander, famed for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin war in the Joseon Dynasty, and is well-respected for his exemplary conduct on and off the battlefield not only by Koreans, but by Japanese Admirals as well. Military historians have compared his naval genius to that of Admiral Horatio Nelson. His title of Samdo Sugun Tongjesa (Hangul : 삼도수군통제사, Hanja :三道水軍統制使), literally meaning "Naval Commander of the Three Provinces," was the title for the commander of the Korean navy until 1896. Perhaps his most remarkable military achievement occurred at the Battle of Myeongnyang. Outnumbered 333 ships to 13, and forced into a last stand with only his minimal fleet standing between the Japanese Army and Seoul, Yi delivered one of the most astonishing defeats in military history.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (German: [ˈɡeɔɐ̯k ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈheːɡəl]; August 27, 1770 – November 14, 1831) was a German philosopher, and a major figure in German Idealism. His historicist and idealist account of reality revolutionized European philosophy and was an important precursor to Continental philosophy and Marxism.
Hegel developed a comprehensive philosophical framework, or "system", of Absolute idealism to account in an integrated and developmental way for the relation of mind and nature, the subject and object of knowledge, psychology, the state, history, art, religion, and philosophy. In particular, he developed the concept that mind or spirit manifested itself in a set of contradictions and oppositions that it ultimately integrated and united, without eliminating either pole or reducing one to the other. Examples of such contradictions include those between nature and freedom, and between immanence and transcendence.
In her illustrious career she has shown to be versatile and highly progressive.
Since I plan on conquering many lands, she has vast experience in bringing new territory into the fold. She is skilled at Merging new acquired lands and dealing well with the new religions and beliefs those lands have.
Also she will help with keeping the homefront a solidified state as she is a well regarded leader and head of state.
Additionally, she is a strong supporter of education and the arts.. which will make sure that Italy and any other newly acquired states will grown in intellectual status. Her along with Leo Da Vinci and Aristotle should make Italy a progressive nation of enlightenment.
are you asian Anti Hero? I noticed you selecting many chinese and russian figures, you trying to create some pan-european asian geopolitik alliance?
Yeah, I know.
I guess I'm building my country around the philosophy that disagreement is central to the creation of knowledge (and good govt policy).
and it looks like I'm really going to need to draft a general soon as a back-up plan for AH and Zen. I wouldn't be that worried about them tho in reality because of the massive in-fighting that would occur.
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