Is this picture of anons based off of a famous painting or sculpture?
How could the English mount a Crusade only thirty years after the Battle of Hastings that had such a huge impact on the kingdom?
>How could the English mount a Crusade only thirty years after the Battle of Hastings that had such a huge impact on the kingdom?
The main crusader armies of the 1st Crusade was a bunch of Flemish, Breton, Norman, and some French lords -many looking for land and property- willing to leave their shit in Europe and go East.
>the Battle of Hastings that had such a huge impact on the kingdom?
Yes and no. The old ruling class was displaced by a new one. Not such a huge disruption to the economic heart of the kingdom.
Also 30 years of relative peace is the sort of thing that causes grand expeditions to be launched.
Has there been an arrangement of tiers among the sub-disciplines encompassed on board? What is the most elitist specialzation snowlfake you are aware of?
Historically what were the pros and cons of settlign near or on a mountain?
so I (germanfag) just found this atlas from 1939 an thought I'd share it's contents with you.
I'll dump some general maps, you can tell me other maps/ parts of the world you'd like to see up close and I'll post em
You're in the royal court and Uther Pendragon slaps your lady's ass
What do you do?
Keep in mind that he is wearing 200 pounds of anachronistic plate armor
Were the IRAs as terrifying as the media made out? Also, who was really the 'real' one? Did anybody take the commo-marxist one seriously?
>inb4 plastic paddy yanks start posting
Imagine everyday OP there was a chance of you and friends getting shot by a sniper on the way to or back to school.
Or your family home being fire bombed or a family member / friend being kidnapped and never returned.
>Look on these two pictures — the life of the masses, one long, dull record of struggle and effort entirely devoted to the petty interests of personal welfare, to misery in all its forms, a life beset by intolerable boredom as soon as ever those aims are satisfied and the man is thrown back upon himself, whence he can be roused again to some sort of movement only by the wild fire of passion. On the other side you have a man endowed with a high degree of mental power, leading an existence rich in thought and full of life and meaning, occupied by worthy...
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Let's pretend I'm a White landowner in America during the Presidency of John Adams. What would happen if I read the Koran and decided to convert to Islam? Would people respect my right to free religion, shun me, or both? Would anyone (maybe the Quakers) be chill with me?
The constitution guarantees freedom of religion
>Doubting the constitution
How un-american. Are you a communist too?
You reminded me of that one Muslim slave trader that got captured by some rivals and put into the trans Atlantic slave trade, got sent to the thirteen colonies, somehow met a guy that knew what islam was, managed to get back home, and went back to trading slaves.
Why did no European nation ever grab land in China during the civil war? I mean, it started when the scramble for Africa was still going on, so it seems logical that they would have and they all had their own footholds in the nation which makes it that much easier to do. Also, it was extremely destabilized, especially during the warlord period, which never really ended until complete communist rule. It could have been the largest colonial land grab of all time. Not even Russia took any land and Japan didn't take any until the 30s, decades after the civil war began. You'd...
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The British tried to take Tibet and the qing intervened. The Russians tried too but the qing held them at bay. Japs and Russians also fought over China too. Other countries didn't have enough logistics to keep an area.
Also taiwan, HK.
Yes, that's why I mentioned the civil war and the warlord period. I understand that a stable government would never allow a foreign power within it's borders. I'm talking about the decades-long period of civil strife that followed it's collapse. Also:
>fucking qing again
did you read my post?
the enclaves i mentioned, yes.
Great job. You barely read the first sentence before replying. May as well have said "FURST" while you were at it.
Wasn't worth the hassle considering most of the warlords still continued trade with the European powers from before, even with the chaos in the country, more countries just ended up with spheres of economic influence, Britain in the Guangxi and Guandong cliques, and tibet for example, the Russians in Mongolia, and of course the closest to a proper land grab being the Japanese packing of the Fentigen Clique, before their eventual invasion of it in 1931, and replacement of it with their own puppet state
Why didn't Nazi Germany invade Der Schweiß (Switzerland)? I've never found a clear answer.
Some (Southern Europeans) think because they had all the money. Others (Anglophones) think because Nazis kinda sorta respected neutrality (but usually when it involves the Swiss having all the money).
It's an extremely well situated country in defensive terms, you can blow up one or two bridges and mountain passes and no motorized vehicle will be able to get in.
The swiss were also a bitch to fight against since like forever.
I don't that buy that argument. The Nazis did actually have top-notch alpine troops who got 'wasted/misused' doing other shit (and in bigger numbers than the swiss)
It's more that it was a waste of time and effort, the Swiss were neutral, and totally surrounded by them, there really wasn't much of a point to an invasion.
Unlike Yugoslavia which began to lean too the allies after the Coup, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium to take down France, and Denmark and Norway to seize the sound strait, and Norway's resources, invading Switzerland didn't offer anything
What's the whole historical basis of Asians being 'yellow', anyway?
the sun sets to the west
when european traders would meet chinese caravanas in the silk road, because they were heading west, the sun would be seen just behind the chinese. this optical phenomenon made the chinese look yellow.
How long did it take Rome to fall?
What if Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon instead of staying in Gaul? Could he have conquered Rome?
Why did the Schlieffen plan fail?