In many sources writing about medieval times, the recurring meme is how decentralized Europe was at the time. It didn't have a boss: neither empire nor central nation-state that ran the shot. It's spoken of as basically an extremely complex system of loyalties without anything like a central power.
How accurate would you say this idea is? Was it really the case, or is it primarily because the middle ages were stuck between two rather centralized periods (Rome and the modern nation state system)?
Who is the greatest Holy Roman Emperor ? and why it is Charles V.
I have read that the Roman Empire had produced so much lead and other metals that they created measurable pollution. Was it ever a possibility of Rome starting the Industrial Revolution 1500 years earlier or did the Revolution require for serfdom to have happened first?
i think the industrial revolution needed neighboring superpowers with relatively small core territories to have happened. western europe was ideal for this and that is why it happened there first
If there are infinite dimensions/realities, does that mean that every conceivable reality exists?
Everyone here fucking hates Woodrow Wilson. Is it a loud minority or do you guys actually think hes the anti-christ?
If you don't like him, detail your arguments down below. The foreign and domestic Woodrow have always been a weird dichotomy, so the more specific in your criticisms the better
He's hated because the hardcore libertarian right-wingers like to ignore the progressive economic reform of presidents like Teddy, Wilson and FDR. When you take that away from Wilson there's not really much good left so naturally they view him as the most evil man ever.
Is western European history worth learning about? Other than when it was conquered by Rome and after the renaissance it seems to be a long list of petty wars and squabbles between counties.
I think you mean some of the greatest conquests and tragedies anon. Western European History during the Middle Ages is this the shit because it reads like a Greek epic, only it was real life.
>tfw there will never be a movie about Henry II and the tragic betrayal by all those he trusted and loved.
No one is forcing you to learn about the history of western Europe. Study what you like.
Have there ever been episodes of mountain warfare in which one side crushed the other?
This pretty good example. 9 French guys in a bunker with couple machine guns held 6000 Italians for ten days, until armistice was signed. English wikipedia article deleted... due to whining Italians.
>hey lets build a fort in a bottleneck pass to block the flow of troops and supplies
>no one will think of disassembling artillery and hauling it through miles of treacherous mountain jungle piece by piece so they can bombard us.
What instances are there of countries using POWS, slaves, or other people as cannon fodder to fight in their wars, if so how did it turn out?
Russia threw peasants--sorry, "glorious workers"--at the nazis until they stoppe.
Worked out okay for Russia.
I think ancient Greeks used slaves in war, but hellenistic slavery was different from todays definition.
>I think ancient Greeks used slaves in war, but hellenistic slavery was different from todays definition.
Unless I'm mistaken, Sparta used helots for rear roles and even minor fighting.
It was a civil war but why it is usually portrayed as a war between Vietnam and America?
does anyone know anything good about the republic of vermont? web searches reveal nothing juicy
What were the accomplishments of eastern philosophy? I study a lot of western philosophy but I have almost zero knowledge of eastern philosophy. What were the main areas of study in eastern philosophy?
>Southeast Asian history
What's with this region history anyway? we rarely heard or know any about it
been to Thailand last winter and their old building look like this.They have wars with Burma,Cambodia ( Angkor ) and Malay states in the south.It even have relation with France back in 15th century though
anyway that is probably what I know from that region.
Which Founding Father contributed the most to the United States? To the world?
John Hancock is the most underrated founding father imo. Everyone loves talking about Hamilton and Jefferson and Adams but Hancock was always the shit and the only thing anyone remembers him for is his obnoxious signature.
You are the ruler of shitpostia, you are at war with the nation of /his/
The mamluks are about the have their pawn become the pope which means they will be invading shit soon, but they are at war with persia right now. Persia has 7,000 soldiers and the mamluks have 9,000 soldiers.
/his/ has 10,000 soldiers.
Your treasury contains 8 million dongdings, each soldier costs 120 dondings a month.
The nation of shipostia makes 600,000 dongdings a month in tax/tarrif revenue
You can make an inquiry about other nations or make a command. What do you do?
Raise 25,000 troops to crush these /his/ shitheads, and send out emissaries to the vikings and kekland to see if either are interested in allying with you against the villainous /his/torians.
The way I see it, I have about 60,000 man/months of labor.
I also happen to know how science works and shit.
If I'm lucky enough to have some collieries and iron around, I'll be able to rapidly industrialize with Bessemer Process/BOS Steel and steam engines.
As for actual warfare, I know that nitric acid + stuff = boom, and I know of the Haber Process and the Arc process for creating steel to point that boom towards my enemy.
Short answer, I tech whore to WW1 era technology and smother everything in a cloud of flying lead and steel.
Does it blow anyone else mind just how incredibly recent in history that mathematics was discovered and invented? And how thanks to math the last 300 years seem more like they may as well have been 3000 years?