Why do people still believe, that knights were stupid and sluggish fighters that swung around 20 lbs of steel?
where did this ridiculous meme come from?
During the years between WW1 and WW2, you see a marked increase in the power of aircraft as military weapons. So it's perhaps inevitable that the air forces* would seek to assert themselves against their departmental rivals in the army and navy and the like.
But if you look at particulars, you see a split, at least between the Anglo-American world and the Germans, which is what I've been reading about lately. Over in England and the U.S., you see an attempt by the air force to distance itself from other branches, insistence that wars can be won through airpower alone, and eschewing roles like being "flying artillery" for the ground troops, or naval bombing, and attempting to push through with strategic bombing initiatives, since that's the way you can theoretically win a war just with airplanes.
Over in Germany, you get the reverse phenomenon, instead of the Air force trying to distance itself from other branches, you see the Luftwaffe trying to assimilate other branches into itself. AA was the province of the Luftwaffe, even when AA guns were often used as AT guns, it was Luftwaffe personnel manning them. Airbase "Security forces" kept expanding and organizing akin to Heer ones, until Herman Goerring had his own panzer division. The defense of Italy was commanded by a Luftwaffe man, and that front saw far more infantry and artillery use out of the Germans than plane use.
Why did England and the U.S. go one way and Germany the other? Does anyone know?
*Yes, I'm aware that in several major powers, most notably the U.S., there was no independent air force command. I'm still using the term for convenience.
It probably has something to do with the structure of the Nazi state, which was far less homogeneous than it looked from the outside. There were various factions within the Nazi state that were competing for power, and Goering's Luftwaffe was one of them.
It's an obvious matter of geography. Germany would be bound to fight wars primarily right across it's borders without the additional necessity or protection of naval forces and transportation over water. This means a war on the ground, so combined arms as a means of backing up infantry and armor is the most important usage of air.
The UK and US were separated from the European mainland (and other theaters) by large or not so large bodies of water, negating a purely ground warfare approach.
What's the most /his/ of video games?
Why didn't Romans invented hieroglyphs, while China didn't invented letters?
Are you from a different country?
>arrive in previously uncontacted empire
>get native pussy almost immediately
Why were conquistadores so great with women?
Who was the equivalent figure of this guy in Asia ? Cao Cao ?
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plz aristotelician shit GTFO
Will this board ever be able to maturely discuss things like vikings or Wehrmacht or have the fanboys as well as contrarians forever ruined that possibility?
No subjects regarding fascism, nazis, Germanic history and eugenics as well as others can never be discussed seriously on this board or anywhere on the internet frankly. Pol is bigger than 4chan now, and has combined It's user base with much of 4chan, stormfront, a large population from Reddit, and various other alternative news and neoconservative websites. Their is no end to their retardation
can music be good, or is that a social construct?
can art be beautiful, or is that a social construct?
Why is free will important to identity? Does pre-determined fate lessen the human condition? If so, why? Is it so bad to experience what is?
If you were a pedophile, the kind that was attracted to really young children would you castrate yourself?
Wouldn't it be the most morally righteous thing to do in that situation?
I think of beating the shit out of people constantly and while I have self control to count to 10 and not swing on them, I don't think to cut my arms off.
You know, victimizers are victimizers, and I'm not entirely sure every rapist is even sexually interested specifically in the person they victimize. I don't think "all child rapists are pedophiles", I think many are people who want to hurt something inside themselves or something inside someone else, or just to hurt people. I think...
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I've heard vague rumors for years that this word traces back to the Sun God of Egypt: "Amun-Ra" or "Amen-Ra." All Internet sources seem heavily biased one way or another; there doesn't seem to be any reliable objective info...perhaps nobody knows.
There was a lot of cultural interchange sloshing around the Mediterranean when Christianity formed in late antiquity. Pseudo-Egyptian mystery cults were all the rage. Let's not forget that Christianity springs from Judaism and by their own traditions, Jews claim to have been slaves in Egypt...
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Did this film accuratley portray the stuff the army was using in the Vietnam war?
There are better films than Forrest Gump that depict the American soldiers' perspective of Vietnam. Platoon is good, Hamburger Hill, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Jacob's Ladder.
Why did Germany declare war on the United States after Pearl Harbor?
Why did the Pacific and European conflicts need to be part of the same war?
I know that Germanotard mind has troubles with comprehending basic things like "not stabbing everybody in the back on every possible occasion" but this was one rare occasion where Hitler kept his promise. He was allied with Japan, so he had to do it.
Any historical examples of a Pyrrhic victory?
Bonus points for being baited into a win and then losing a war.
Well if you didn't knew phyrric victory comes from Pyrrhus of Epirus in the first Punic war who always won the battle but could not reinforce in the way Rome could, so his casualties meant more to him than e Roman casualties Medano to the Romans