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( the reason I post this not under 'movies' or 'books' is because this tale has been put on screen as well as the novel , even a series on tv was once made concerning this )

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One of the 'classic' tales . .

The plot summed up . .

Nobleman D'Artagnan wishes to become a musketeer for the king of France at about 1630 . . By accident , while previously having had quarrel with them , he becomes friends with 3 of the king's musketeers : Porthos , Athos , Aramis.

The guards of the Cardinal and that of the king are in quarrels with each other.

The whole story revolves around the guard of the Cardinal and that of the king more or less duelling each other and it even tuns out that the Cardinal is a traitor who wishes to govern France by himself.

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Historical . .

A musketeer , historically , was a mercenary ( especially known from the time of the Thirty Years' War ) carrying a musket ( hence the name musketeer ) . . they also had rapiers . .

Cardinal Richelieu . . it is an open secret that he was the real ruler of France when king Louis XIII was still young at age . . He prepared the absolutism for the later king Louis XIV . .

Historically this tale twists things around a bit . .

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The real core of it all though . . .

The historical D'Artagnan truly existed and was even quite known at his time but he lived during the time of and fought for Louis XIV . .

A bit of biographical truthfulness flew into the story of the D'Artagnan in the novel . .

But one could understand that the author wouldn't paint D'Artagnan as serving under the "Roi Soleil" , otherwise he wouldn't have gotten the popularity he gained via this novel.

So . . as often . . a true core twisted a bit . . and you have a 'romantic novel'.

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It is still somewhat beyond me why this novel though was so poluar in the beginning when it came out in the 19th century since France had recently become a republic and they despised the monarchs of old . .

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Anyway . .

Still an interesting look into ancient France , the role of Richelieu and the upcoming abolutism.

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In fact I think the motto of the musketeers "All for one . . one for all . ." is commendable . . There you had four genuine friends . .

In fact loyalty plays a much bigger role in stories "of old" . .

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On a side note . . were the musketeers of the novel alive today I suppose they would enter the fight again . . Against an unjust ruler of France . .


Macron - N.W.O.-puppet extraordinaire : https://southfront.org/emmanuel-macr...ent-of-france/

All for one . . one for all ! !


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. . oh , and by the way . .




 
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Hi there, little brother,

I'm only familiar with the 70s movie. Used to watch it on the televitz when I was a kid. Michael York was my first crush. I think there were sequels, but memory is hazy.

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The 17th century was the time of musketeers /fencing.

Peviously knighthood had existed.

The knights of the occident vanished in favour of mercenaries who fought for money . .

For centuries the knights of the occident truly fought wars.

One might say , in ancient times wars truly were fought by people who had a hand in them in the first place . . as opposed to the world of today.

The knights stemmed from nobility.

In the 17th century money got a higher status than before so knighthood vanished in favour of mercenaries . .

Most of them are known for the time of the Thirty Years' War . .

The Thirty Years' War was more or less the deciding battle among European christians .

The Habsburg-dynasty ( one of the most powerful royal houses in Europe ) in time got difficulties with the Protestant sovereigns of Germany.

So one might say . . . What started more or less as an inner-German matter became a Europe-wide conflict into which other countries involved themselves , some willing to help the Catholic side , others to aid the Protestant side.

It is known that the Swedes ravished Germany quite extremely at that time. . People lived in terror of the Swedes . . .

The high-point of the Thirty Years' War was the destruction of the German city of Magdeburg by emperor-loyal troops , at that time one of the strongholds of Protestantism . .

The city was ravished badly.

Truth be told , it is estimtated that during the whole time the Thirty Years' War lasted Europe was depopulated at around one third.

Quite extreme times.


 
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. . speaking of Richelieu in post 1, he interferred in the Thirty Years' War against the Habsburg-dynasty . .


Previously Denmark had intervened in favour of the Protestant side in Germany as had the Swedes.

But when Richelieu involved France in the war it was for interests of power , not for religion ( after all , France was a largely Catholic state , like the Habsburg-rulers were ) . .

. . what might have started as a religious quarrel became a chessfield for power in Europe.

The problem concerning the Thirty Years' War was the situation within Germany.

Germany was a federal state ( as opposed to France even back then , who were centralised ) . . The Habsburg-rulers were arch-catholic , so they came into conflict with German territorial sovereigns who had converted to Protestantism.

When the conflict escalated other states from abroad tried to aid the respective sides . . . And then . . you had an inner-European war . . .


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As long as this nougat-filled, chocolaty goodness lives on, so too will the Three Musketeers....

 
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As long as this nougat-filled, chocolaty goodness lives on, so too will the Three Musketeers....

Heehee

. . . always interesting to see/hear from products we do not have here in Germany.

A chocolate-bar named 'Three Musketeers' ?

lol

. . . even beats that.


. . . did I mention your post made me hungry . . ?

 
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. . lol , as it happens , gotta say , re-watching that 'Eat It' video again I imagined a gang-fight as put up in this vid between the guard of the king and that of the cardinal . .

lol . .

Imagine those two like two gangs described here . .

. . the musketeers as two street gangs . .

Well . . maybe they would have made peace though by both sharing Lady De Winter for a gang-bang



 
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. . . always interesting to see/hear from products we do not have here in Germany.
After a quick search it turns out that the Three Musketeers bar is sold in Germany, but under a different name:



Note the German text on the package
 
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After a quick search it turns out that the Three Musketeers bar is sold in Germany, but under a different name:



Note the German text on the package
. . hmmm . .

'Three Musketeers' and 'Milky Way' . . ?

. . there certainly is a difference . .



 
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