History Analogies #1

Can you fill the blanks in these historical analogies?
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Last updated: January 5, 2021
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Nixon is to Johnson
Eisenhower is to Truman
Lenin is to Russia
Mao is to China
Cortés is to the Aztecs
Pizarro is to the Incas
Newton is to Gravity
Einstein is to Relativity
Plato is to Aristotle
Socrates is to Plato
Odin is to Valhalla
Zeus is to Olympus
Caesar is to
March 15, 44 BC
Kennedy is to
November 22, 1963
Henry VIII is to Tudor
Elizabeth II is to Windsor
Hitler is to Führer
Mussolini is to Duce
Wright Brothers are to
Airplanes
Montgolfier Brothers are to
Hot Air Balloons
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United Nations is to WWII
League of Nations is to WWI
Gandhi is to India
Mandela is to South Africa
Bligh is to HMS Bounty
Cook is to HMS Endeavour
Philip is to Elizabeth II
Albert is to Victoria
"Bard" is to Shakespeare
"Iron Lady" is Thatcher
Byzantium
is to Constantinople
Constantinople is to Istanbul
Napoleon is to France
Genghis Khan is to Mongolia
Abolition is to Slavery
Prohibition is to Alcohol
Brazil is to Portugal
Indonesia is to Netherlands
Ivan is to Terrible
Vlad is to Impaler
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Level 71
Aug 14, 2013
Good quiz - couldn't think of Socrates or Lee.
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Level 66
Aug 14, 2013
I tried Tepes and Dracula before I was like "Vlad the...what?"
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Level 43
Aug 17, 2013
Good Quiz. Got 15 out of 20. Hope i can get out of this rutt. 15 out of 20...on the last six (including this one) quizzes... no less...no more. Oh well.
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Level 18
Aug 19, 2013
Strictly, it should be Galileo and Relativity
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Level 69
Dec 9, 2018
What? Why? It would be Galileo (or Copernicus, depending on whether you're going with "theorized" or "proved") and heliocentrism, but relativity is pretty firmly Einstein.
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Level 80
Dec 9, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galilean_relativity
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Level ∞
Jan 5, 2021
Galileo will work now. Somehow I'm doubting that anyone actually typed that first.
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Level 37
May 26, 2020
Both should be right
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Level 50
Jun 16, 2014
Vlad the Impaler is actually supposed to be the man the story of Dracula is based upon. Interesting, huh?
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Level 50
Jun 16, 2014
Byzantium:Constantinople::Constantinople:Istanbul was Constantinople, now it's Istanbul... yeah, I know, I'm weird.
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Level 67
Feb 21, 2015
Why did Constantinople get the works?
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Level 47
Dec 12, 2018
That's nobody's business but the Turks
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Level 59
Sep 11, 2015
It's sad how many people don't know that the HMS Endeavour was Cook's ship. But then again, I live in Australia.
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Level 71
Nov 27, 2018
To be completely honest, I would have known that fact, but I had never heard of Bligh or his ship, and baselessly assumed that "Bligh" was a nautical term and therefore I had no chance whatsoever of getting the question correct.
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Level 78
Dec 9, 2018
Read Mutiny on the Bounty or watch the film sometime - I like the 1960s remake with Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard, but the old one with Clark Gable is great, too.
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Level 74
Jan 10, 2021
My favorite is the least-known 1984 version, with Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson.
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Level 59
Dec 9, 2018
There is a quiz on here somewhere about who captains the ship. There's quite a few.
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Level 46
Dec 10, 2018
I don't know why, but I first thought of Woodes Rogers for the Endeavour. But now I have no idea whether or not he actually captained a ship of that name. Why did I think of him ?
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Level 44
Jan 24, 2019
Assassin's Creed - the pirate version?
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Level 47
Dec 18, 2015
doge was also used instead of duce
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Level 59
Dec 9, 2018
I always heard el duce. Finally put in duce.
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Level 55
Dec 9, 2018
Doge is a different term that refers to Medieval and Renaissance rulers of various Italian city-states, most notably Venice.
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Level 74
Jan 10, 2021
And 'el' is used in Spanish, while 'il' is correct in Italian.
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Level 59
Jan 28, 2016
Why in God's name are you comparing Shakespeare to Thatcher? Because they're British? Give the man a break.
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Level 83
Jan 28, 2016
Shakespeare is not being compared to Thatcher, they just both happen to have nicknames.
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Level 55
Jan 29, 2016
Bard just mean poet. For it to be Shakespeare's nickname it would have to be 'bard of Avon'.
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Level 61
Feb 3, 2016
He's commonly known as "The Bard" which is what the quiz is asking for. This isn't complicated.
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Level ∞
Jan 5, 2021
As a person who studies fallacies, can I just mention how much I absolutely loath this argument?

Here's an example.

Politician #1: "Martin Luther King had a dream that one day people wouldn't be judged by their race. I'd like to help make that dream a reality."

Politician #2: "I can't believe my opponent is comparing himself to Martin Luther King."

It doesn't take a genius level IQ to realize that politician #2 is being a dishonest jerk by employing a strawman argument. I hereby call this particular variant the "comparison strawman". Once you see it, you'll see it everywhere.

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Level 62
Jan 5, 2021
Sure, twained was being a twit, but the best analogies do have a tighter connection between the two imo.

e.g. "Mutti" is to Merkel as "Iron Lady" is to ______

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Level 74
Jan 8, 2021
Thatcher was a very polarising and controversial neoliberal and authoritarian right-wing politician, while Shakespeare is often regarded as the world's most important playwright. To link the two just because they have a nickname and are from England is, to me, strange and anachronistic. So I agree with Alex Thirkell. Besides, ding dong the witch is dead!
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Level 62
Jan 9, 2021
As QM said, no one is comparing the two people's characters.

My suggestion was only to make the analogy tighter (nicknames of the first women leaders of major European nations, both long-serving and politically steadfast. In fact Merkel is sometimes also called 'Iron Chancellor').

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Level 74
Jan 10, 2021
Agree Merkel is a good comparison, but she isn't generally regarded to be as controversial and polarising as Thatcher. Reagan might be better - both Thatcher and Reagan were hard line neoliberals and conservatives, and imposed from the top down neoliberal reforms in their countries for the first time which (it is widely accepted) caused much inequality, unemployment and poverty. (I'm not talking about character but politics/political economy here).

Altho the 'teflon president' Reagan nickname doesn't have such as strong link as 'iron chancellor' to thatcher.

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Level 64
Jan 28, 2016
Missed Netherlands, kept thinking Spain.
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Level 43
Jan 28, 2016
why isn't zedong accepted for 'mao'?
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Level 86
Jan 29, 2016
The same reason that John isn't accepted for Kennedy. Zedong is his first name.
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Level 39
Jun 23, 2016
"Mao" is accepted, but "Zedong" is not. Why?
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Level 60
Dec 23, 2016
See the answer immediately above.
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Level 58
Jun 27, 2016
loved this quiz
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Level 77
Aug 11, 2016
I couldn't stop typing "Window" for "Windsor" for some reason.
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Level 83
Jan 5, 2021
Maybe you're running Microsoft Windsors 10.
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Level 72
Oct 13, 2017
Nixon is to Johnson . . . well, Nixon was Ike's VP and Johnson was JFK's VP, so couldn't the answer be Eisenhower is to Kennedy?
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Level 69
Mar 21, 2018
I mean, if you think of Nixon and Johnson as Vice Presidents before you think of them as Presidents....
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Level 82
Mar 21, 2018
I had the same thought as Pitzikat. It made sense because it compares administration to administration--VP to VP, President to President. I eventually got to Truman but that's only after I retyped Kennedy a few times.
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Level 69
Dec 9, 2018
Again, that requires you to think of Nixon and Johnson as VPs before you think of them as Presidents, which just seems odd.
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Level 54
Oct 30, 2017
Aced it with 3:20 remaining. Great quiz.
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Level 46
Dec 10, 2018
Dammit, spelt Duce as Deuce
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Level 44
Mar 22, 2020
Stupid Chinese naming customs
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Level 51
Aug 19, 2020
I missed my own name...
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Level 66
Jan 5, 2021
A hot air balloon is known as "une montgolfière" in French.