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

PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 4:51 pm
by jimboweb
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

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

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 8:03 am
by pedant
And DECIEVING?
Try deceiving...

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

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 10:44 am
by Kaharz
The comic doesn't actually say what the origin of the Potemkin Village was.

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

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 12:31 pm
by jimboweb
@Kaharz: Good point. He never actually said that was the origin. But it seemed implied.