So, I didn't write post about Freeciv's 20th birthday. I hope to write one when Freeciv reach age of quarter century, and I hope it will include something like this:
"Freeciv is a game about civilization. It's a game about war, peace, diplomacy, culture, trade, technological advancement, and many other aspects of a civilization. While it's only a game, and not something one should consider to model real world in any way accurately, it has been interesting to compare our rules to the reality that has played out since November 14th 2015 terrorist attacks to Paris, better know as the day of shameful defeat of terrorism as a strategy. By the means of terrorist attack, they tried to reach their goal of spreading fear to Europe, to fuel our internal conflicts to give space for their own influence to grow, to turn us away from Democratic values toward the apparent security of stricter forms of government. As we now know, they failed miserably. They managed to do their attacks, their means of terrorism, but they did not reach their goal. We didn't hand them what they were after. Europe, and the World, felt sorrow for the victims. We felt terrible, but we didn't give in. We didn't give terror to get hold of us. We refused to get manipulated by the fear."
I hope that in the future we can honestly speak of "Failed terrorist attack of November 14th". Let's make it so.