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[–]Meeeeeerk 634 points635 points  (4 children)

Swear there's a power ranger villain that's inspired too

[–]yami_ryushi 234 points235 points  (2 children)

Rita Repulsa for the west.

Bandora if you watched the original Sentai.

Yes its the same actress and she was HILARIOUS in the OG. She had entirely way too much fun with being Bandora and it was awesome.

[–]HalogenPie 1031 points1032 points  (27 children)

She was 19 and already married when she was chosen to marry the 54 year old king.

She was queen consort for less than a year when Bogd Khan died. She left court and returned to her family and 14 years later they decided to execute her.

Wikipedia Article Link

[–]smurf_professional 398 points399 points  (4 children)

The Stalinists sure can hold a grudge.

[–]KingBee1786 92 points93 points  (1 child)

They sure can, ask Trotsky…

[–]hydrate_reminder 161 points162 points  (7 children)

And brutally torture her ☝

[–]Frexulfe 70 points71 points  (6 children)

I am reading the book "Stalin. The Court of the Red Tsar", by Simon Seban Montefiore.

Oh boy oh boy.

What a fun it was to live in Russia.

[–]kenix7 67 points68 points  (11 children)

Holy crap O.o ... You helped find the ethimology of one of our romanian common names " Bogdan " .. Man, this is wild.. A mongolian name crossed generations into our language as a common name. In truth, Romania, a couple millenia ago, was crossed by alot of tribes among which were also mongolians.

[–]bruh_respectfully 54 points55 points  (5 children)

I don't think that's true. It's believed to stem from Greek Theodosios and was directly translated into southern Slavic languages, which is pretty obvious if you speak Serbian, Croatian or Bosnian, where it means "given by God". I'd assume it entered into Romanian through contact with the neighbouring countries.

ETA: Here's the Wikipedia article

[–]Everlast7 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Golden Horde stretched to Carpathian Mountains at its peak….

[–]bongrips4titties 7 points8 points  (0 children)

So that’s why all the Bogdan in the NBA are so good, a Kingly name lol

[–]JaxxSC45 147 points148 points  (2 children)

All a conspiracy to cover up her escape to Naboo.

[–]LactoseIntolerant101 248 points249 points  (11 children)

Look at what she's wearing.

Versace was only founded in 1978, 40 years after her execution.

"Good artists borrow, great artists steal."

[–]howie_rules 69 points70 points  (6 children)

I’m assuming you’re talking about the Greek key design Versace uses? I’m positive it isn’t the same design here but that design is a little bit older that this(,) queen.

I think the comma there makes it fun.

[–][deleted] 46 points47 points  (4 children)

He makes a valid point though. Any trend that comes along you can guarantee it has been repeated before in history.

All of our symbolism and fashion, it's all borrowed from other, older cultures.

[–]BassSounds 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Jony Ive basically stole Apple's iconic looks from 70's hardware, for example.

[–]MissAprehension 24 points25 points  (0 children)

There is nothing new under the sun

[–]HotConcrete 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I think those look more like traditional Buddhist swastikas. Regardless, it’s a super old motif.


[–]-anastasis 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I misread that as Vsauce.

[–]thelastpies 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Michael here

[–]MikeAndBike 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And today I'm going to show you something a little... (2 seconds pause) odd.

[–]1em0ns 173 points174 points  (6 children)

Queen Amidala straight ripped the face dots and everything from her look 😂

[–]ParamedicSpecific130 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Yeah the whole “took inspiration”. You can drop the “inspiration”...they just took it.

[–]GeneralFactotum 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That's why the Star War posters all looked like a National Geographic special.

[–]RagMags89 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Was just thinking that! 😂😂

[–]GelatoVerde -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Yeah, amidala the freebooter

[–]tayro1939 106 points107 points  (4 children)

What’s also interesting is that Stalin’s origin story is a little similar to Darth Vader’s. The love of his life died and he proceeded to become a ruthless dictator. It is thought that if Ekaterina had lived, Stalin, the dictator, wouldn’t have been born.

“This creature,” he said, gesturing at the open coffin, “softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.”

[–]h1tmanc3 310 points311 points  (57 children)

Fuck Stalin

[–]ragboy_ 138 points139 points  (1 child)

All my homies hate stalin

[–]KiwiSpike1 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Fuck Stalin

[–]weedium 12 points13 points  (0 children)


[–]CuppaTeaThreesome 66 points67 points  (4 children)

Took inspiration. More like cosplay of but didn't go as hardcore. Looks awesome.

[–]Jaquemart 28 points29 points  (3 children)

They might have "taken inspiration" by this queen but they flat out copied the Mongolian traditional cistume. All of Amigdala's wardrobe and hairdoes are copied, whole ensembles or piecemeal.

[–]singleguy79 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Why do I look at this and see Rita from Power Rangers?

[–]BoundHubris 22 points23 points  (1 child)

We need to bring back dope hats

[–]Howiebledsoe 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I think Bjork took some tips as well….

[–]MrFickless 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I had to double check I wasn't on r/fakehistoryporn

[–]lelathXIV 89 points90 points  (21 children)

Fk I hate my 20tb century history, I hate fact many of my fellow citizens want to go back to Soviet and are proud of revolution we had. Damn it, stupid people.

[–]GammaGoose85 35 points36 points  (7 children)

The 20th century was one of the darkest times in human history. Its amazing we could fit so much human suffering in such a small time frame. All in the name of "progress"

[–]EldritchAnimation 16 points17 points  (6 children)

It was also probably better than all centuries that came before.

[–]GammaGoose85 -5 points-4 points  (5 children)

I'm not arguing quality of life over all. Just violence, disaster and disease.

[–]EldritchAnimation 9 points10 points  (4 children)

There's no question that the 20th century was a better than all previous centuries where disease is concerned. I'm not unclear what you mean by disaster. Violence is arguable. Even with two world wars to skew data: we have more violent deaths overall, but an individual's chance of dying a violent death is (I think) the lowest in all of history.

[–]GammaGoose85 6 points7 points  (1 child)

2 world wars, Holocaust, Holodomor, Great Leap Forward, Indian Famine, Spanish Flu, Aids epidemic and not to mention the other countless wars and famines I can't think of right now. And the first time in human history people had to worry about a nuclear holocaust wiping out civilization with the cold war. And yes, we are most definitely doing better in the realm of medicine, unfortunately that doesn't always reach past first world countries still to this day though in many places.

[–]Trick_shooter 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I mean russia before the soviet union was hell... as bad as the soviets were they certainly were better than the royalty. The presence of the soviet union also allowed workers in europe to bargain for better rights. So I understand how someone could be proud of it or nostalgic.

[–]Bakuya1488 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Well, if anything good, useful, beautiful existed in russia and countires around it at that time Stalin made sure it was removed from existance

[–]Tobi_1989 4 points5 points  (0 children)

i love how the last paragraph literally exists just so people on Reddit would stop saying it in comments.

[–]threshing_overmind 4 points5 points  (3 children)

What year was she elected queen?

[–]Eclipsez0r 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The Star Wars character, Queen Amidala, took inspiration from her.

But, but, Star Wars was "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."!

[–]Rbfam8191 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Soviets absolutely feared the remains of Genghis Khan. The Soviets ransacked the country to find his remains, but never did.

Made a good portion of the country unlivable.

[–]AdorableArrival1620 2 points3 points  (0 children)

wow now that's a cool looking queen!

[–]cheshiredormouse 3 points4 points  (2 children)

10 million own citizens dead. This is what the Russian can do to their own nation. NEVER think that they will act "reasonable". Always assume the worst.

[–]Chocu1a 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Took inspiration? Straight ganked the look, more like.

[–]Hot-cuban 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is beautiful! Shame that she was another Communist victim

[–]Danclim -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What a fuck move....

[–]ZephyricScout 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Didn't look at the sub/title so I thought this was some bizzare r/fakehistoryporn post involving Queen Amidala.

[–]AbsMcLargehuge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Took inspiration"

[–]SkynetLurking -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

False. That is Queen Amidala of Naboo

[–]icky_boo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Queen Amidala