[2106-05-04] That's not where Potemkin came from

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[2106-05-04] That's not where Potemkin came from

Postby jimboweb » Wed May 04, 2016 4:51 pm

Maybe someone's already said this, but this comic is not correct about the origin of Potemkin Village. While the Soviets also certainly used this kind of false front to make things look better than they were, the origin is much older. Grigory Potemkin (supposedly) made the Potemkin village to impress the Tsar in 1787.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potemkin_village
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Re: [2106-05-04] That's not where Potemkin came from

Postby pedant » Thu May 05, 2016 8:03 am

And DECIEVING?
Try deceiving...
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Re: [2106-05-04] That's not where Potemkin came from

Postby Kaharz » Thu May 05, 2016 10:44 am

The comic doesn't actually say what the origin of the Potemkin Village was.
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Re: [2106-05-04] That's not where Potemkin came from

Postby jimboweb » Thu May 05, 2016 12:31 pm

@Kaharz: Good point. He never actually said that was the origin. But it seemed implied.
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