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Anastasia
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Death
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Europe
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History
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Movie
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claim
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altercation
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talking
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same
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survived
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good game
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beheaded
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spirited
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miraculously
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stuffed
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goddamn
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dubbed
flee
flee
away
away
came
came
and then
and then
unusual
unusual
widow
widow
because
because
jump
jump
then
then
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waterfall
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anything
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though
just
just
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people
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poor
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interesting
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dead
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this
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pops
used
used
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shot
win
win
wins
wins
commander
commander
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eleven
theme
theme
months
months
for
for
mess
mess
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still
perspective
perspective
notes
notes
what
what
son
son
example
example
the ashes
the ashes
december
december
stay
stay
palace
palace
now
now
ivan
ivan
gain
gain
clear
clear
tartar
tartar
first
first
nine
nine
march
march
fast
fast
three
three
identity
identity
imagine
imagine
survival
survival
cannon
cannon
ashes
ashes
following
following
down
down
one
one
stronghold
stronghold
can
can
source
source
stick
stick
him
him
shame
shame
who
who
moscow
moscow
allegiance
allegiance
resurrection
resurrection
lead
lead
her
her
powers
powers
drama
drama
Back
Back
Reincarnation
Reincarnation
Never
Never
Strong
Strong
Russian
Russian
Poland
Poland
Historical
Historical
Drunken
Drunken
Cossacks
Cossacks
Russia
Russia
Record
Record
Okay
Okay
Movie
Movie
History
History
Good
Good
Game
Game
Europe
Europe
Death
Death
Business
Business
Anastasia
Anastasia
Army
Army
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
yeah
yeah
weird
weird
Prince
Prince
Fucking
Fucking
fake
fake
dude
dude
confused
confused
books
books
Assassination
Assassination
apparently
apparently
anaconda
anaconda

prokopetz Everybody talks about Anastasia which is a shame because it's a far less interesting example of Russian fake heir drama than that whole business with the False Dmitries Okay so Ivan the Terrible's youngest son Dmitry was assassinated in 1591 at the age of 8 Fast-forward nine years and there's a guy going about Eastern Europe claiming that he is Dmitry having secretly escaped the assassination attempt and lived in hiding under a false identity ever since This sort of business isn't too unusual but this guy actually pulls it off managing to gain the Russian throne and rule for nearly eleven months before being dragged from the palace and publicly executed in early 1606 He'd subsequently go down in history as False Dmitry I Here's where it gets interesting In mid 1607 a second impostor declares himself Bizarrely this one doesn't dispute the first impostor's legitimacy instead he claims to be the same guy having miraculously survived his apparent execution the year before He somehow wins the political support of False Dmitry I's widow and with her vouching for his identity he gains the allegiance of the Cossacks rallies an army over 100 000 strong and tries to take back the throne Though his march on Moscow ultimately failed he successfully conquered most of Southeastern Russia which he would rule until his untimely death in December of 1610 when he was beheaded in a drunken altercation with a Tartar prince The history books know him as False Dmitry II Now jump ahead three months to March of 1611 when a third fucking impostor pops up Dude apparently just magically appeared from behind a waterfall in goddamn Ivangorod and declared himself Tsar Following the lead of False Dmitry I1 he doesn't dispute either of the two previous impostors instead claiming some sort of spiritual reincarnation andor magical resurrection - it's not entirely clear which - to establish himself as the same guy He must have talked a good game because he managed to win the support of the same fucking Cossacks who supported False Dmitry Il's claim Unfortunately he was a far less able commander being forced to flee his stronghold only a year later whereupon he was spirited away to Moscow and secretly executed Though he never managed to actually rule anything historians decided to stick to the theme and dubbed him False Dmitry Il At this point the historical record becomes confused with some sources asserting there was a fourth False Dmitry though others insist that the third False Dmitry was simply counted twice due to poor record-keeping Still whether we're talking about three False Dmitries or four imagine the whole mess from the Tsar's perspective Dude just wouldn't stay dead! gryphye ohh vou missed one of my favorite bits False Dmitry I not only was executed it was KNOWN he was fake Powers that be used him until he was trouble and THEN executed him Then quartered hinm Then cremated what was left Stuffed the ashes in a can And shot him out of a cannon back towards Poland where he actually came from He pissed off a few people yeah prokopetz It was a very miraculous survival Sourceprokopetz 8898 notes Nobody made a movie about this because it was just too weird Meme

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