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  1. Re: Why is Genghis Khan characterized as a ruthless conqueror while Alexander and Caesar are praised as heroes?

    In the particular case of those conquests the victims made terribly stupid mistakes.

    Subotai is one of those who took part in the raid against Hungary. If Napoleon would have been in charge of...
  2. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    I was clarifying why "dvayse" is similar to the English "twenty" while "dvadeset" would be literally "two-ten" (of course the meaning is still "twenty" but the format is "two-ten" and we were...
  3. Re: Why is Genghis Khan characterized as a ruthless conqueror while Alexander and Caesar are praised as heroes?

    The best way to understand what the others thought about the Mongols is to look how they reacted after the Mongols had already become famous.

    In 1241 the Mongols had ravaged Hungary. In 1254,...
  4. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    By "twenty" we should understand a special word for the number 20, a word which is cannot be divided into stand-alone parts.

    For instance dividing the English "twenty" would result in "tw" and...
  5. Re: Why is Genghis Khan characterized as a ruthless conqueror while Alexander and Caesar are praised as heroes?

    The Mongols were considered excessively brutal by all their contemporaries. The 13th and 14th centuries weren't exactly peaceful in that part of the world, so people had recent wars in memory to...
  6. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    Twenty is said differently depending on the language. In Bulgarian (which you may remember that I speak) the formal way is "two ten" while the modern, colloquial way has indeed evolved into dvayse,...
  7. Re: Why is Genghis Khan characterized as a ruthless conqueror while Alexander and Caesar are praised as heroes?

    That is so rich!

    By the same standard, by the time the Japanese had reached Nanking the Chinese should have known how brutal they were.
  8. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    Yeah, but this time we have it with a Stalinist twist instead of the traditional Horthy fanboy club.

    Speaking of Horthy, his cousins volunteered for a genetic profiling. It turned out that his...
  9. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    Really? Guess who says "three and twenty"? The Germans.

    Where there Germanic populations where the Czechs and the Solvenians settled? Of course there were (Quadi and Marcomani for the Czechs and...
  10. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    I hoped the contributions to this thread can only improve after referencing two of the most recent genetic studies available.

    What I didn't anticipate is this thread getting a farcical twist.
  11. Re: The Ligurians: Italic or Celtic peoples?

    According to this article on Eupedia:


    They were genetically of mixed descent (almost equally Celtic and Italic) and based on the scarce linguistic evidence we have from the time, they spoke a...
  12. Re: Why is Genghis Khan characterized as a ruthless conqueror while Alexander and Caesar are praised as heroes?

    The unwillingness to abandon their nomadic cultura makes them stupid.

    What makes them bad is the trail of destruction they left behind. Unnecessary destruction, judging by how others went about...
  13. Re: Why is Genghis Khan characterized as a ruthless conqueror while Alexander and Caesar are praised as heroes?

    You mean the books of a guy who is highly decorated by the Mongolian government for his interpretation of the primary sources in a way that pleases the Mongolian government and your good self?

    How...
  14. Re: Why is Genghis Khan characterized as a ruthless conqueror while Alexander and Caesar are praised as heroes?

    Ignoring the written sources would be being un-biased?!

    If the contemporary sources are ignored what are we left with? Imagination?

    The question pertaining to the OP you graciously used to...
  15. Re: Why is Genghis Khan characterized as a ruthless conqueror while Alexander and Caesar are praised as heroes?

    he was the first to allude to the blankets. You didn't "expose" him by mentioning them. He was the first one to mention them when he mentioned the year 1763.

    So you called him a liar because you...
  16. Re: Why is Genghis Khan characterized as a ruthless conqueror while Alexander and Caesar are praised as heroes?

    I would say you are too quick to jump to baseless conclusions. Did you ask yourself why he said 1763?! Could that year have anything to do with certain blankets?

    So while neither of the two was...
  17. Re: Why is Genghis Khan characterized as a ruthless conqueror while Alexander and Caesar are praised as heroes?

    And that is exactly why people label things as being good or bad: because it either affects them directly or because they imagine how such things would have affected them.

    Being able to judge the...
  18. Re: Why is Genghis Khan characterized as a ruthless conqueror while Alexander and Caesar are praised as heroes?

    Let's see if hatred has any place in what was said, or you are just seeing things which aren't there:

    1) The Mongols were culturally inferior to the Chinese, Arabs, Persians, Russians, Poles,...
  19. Re: Why is Genghis Khan characterized as a ruthless conqueror while Alexander and Caesar are praised as heroes?

    The reputation of the Mongolians is much worse than that of the Romans or Macedonians because the Mongolians did not bring any sort of improvement to the situation which had existed before their...
  20. Re: After crossing the Rhone, did Hannibal really need to cross over the Alps instead of fighting Scipio's force stationed at Massalia (Marseille), advancing along the coast to get to Italy?

    I know the Senate of Carthage traditionally gets blamed for not supporting Hannibal. However they couldn't really afford to neglect the defense of Spain. And by looking at how the Romans proceeded...
  21. Re: After crossing the Rhone, did Hannibal really need to cross over the Alps instead of fighting Scipio's force stationed at Massalia (Marseille), advancing along the coast to get to Italy?

    Hannibal wasn't defeated yet at the time Hasdrubal left for Italy. What had happened was the Carthaginians were losing Spain so Hasdrubal extricated his army from there and moved to reinforce...
  22. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    The garbage "theory" about Romanians moving into Romania from the Balkans was proven to be a stinking pile of worthless manure well before the arrival of DNA studies.

    Before science was able to...
  23. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    Looks like we're going to have another 80 pages of the same arguments, unless the moderators are going to step in before that.

    That being said, I will repeat my advice: you need to do a lot more...
  24. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    You have a Stalinist signature and you spew Stalinist propaganda.

    As for what the Byzantine sources say, let's see for instance Ana Comnena:


    So what do we have here:

    We have the Dacians...
  25. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    Actually while in Albanian and in the Slavic languages 11 is indeed "one over ten" , in Romanian 11 is "one towards ten (un-spre-zece instead of un-pe-zece or un-peste-zece). By comparison in...
  26. Re: After crossing the Rhone, did Hannibal really need to cross over the Alps instead of fighting Scipio's force stationed at Massalia (Marseille), advancing along the coast to get to Italy?

    I have asked the same question about the coastal route a few years ago and SpartanJKM was kind enough to point out that at the time Liguria was a very dangerous place.

    Even though during the...
  27. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    You didn't understand his argument.


    Kekaumenos mentions explicitly the Balkan Vlachs are invaders coming from the North.

    But you didn't actually read his chronicle, did you? Nor have you...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    LOL!

    Don't forget it was the American instructors who taught the Ukrainian army how to crucify babies after the liberation of Kramatorsk. And how to shoot down the Malaysian airliner.

    Finding...
  29. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    The French labor laws make it more difficult to fire people. That in turn makes the French employers less willing to hire foreigners who might not fit and then would be hard to fire.

    Spain and...
  30. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    If I were you I would take the Romanian imperialism very seriously.

    Not only they sneaked into the present day territory wiping out the Neanderthalians, but as we speak they have sent a one...
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    Re: Question : Why are Albanians muslims?

    The Wallachains and the Moldavians were living outside direct Ottoman rule. The treaties between Wallachia or Moldova and the Ottoman Empire made it illegal to build mosques or preach Islam on their...
  32. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    The Romanians originated in Africa, just like everybody else.
  33. Re: Far-right European degenerates hunting for foreigners and refugees

    1) Do you need Antifas patrolling your neighborhood?

    2) Antifas battling the Neonazis on the streets of Germany is so 1930s. If it actually gets to that, past experience seems to indicate it...
  34. Re: Trump suggests murdering the families of terrorists in revenge

    A real Christian is supposed to kill homosexuals, witches, children who disobey their parents and to stone adulterers.

    And thanks to the existence of people of other religions, a true Christian...
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    Re: Zimbabwe changes her currency

    The EU anthem has a nice ringing in Zimbabwe (for those who wonder why, do some research, knowledge doesn't hurt).

    Time for the natives to develop a similar appreciation for the pentatonic scale.
  36. Re: Discussion on Greek political, financial issues + new elections

    How about relocating the Turks to Turkmenistan right after stopping the diplomatic relations with Israel?

    You know, once one gets about correcting the past wrongs, one shouldn't stop before...
  37. Re: Trump suggests murdering the families of terrorists in revenge

    The discussion about hadiths is grossly of topic: after a Muslim has committed an act of terror the only on-topic issue to be debated is wether the Americans should wipe out his whole family or not....
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    Re: Zimbabwe changes her currency

    Changing the currency won't solve Zimbabwe's economic problems.

    Getting rid of Mugabe might, provided somebody more suitable for the task of rebuilding the economy replaces him. Slim chance...
  39. Re: Trump suggests murdering the families of terrorists in revenge

    The thing is the hadiths are used precisely because the Quran by itself doesn't provide detailed guidance on how to solve certain issues.

    On one hand, the fact certain issues were left out by the...
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    Re: Germany decides free speech is a bad thing.

    It is amazing that people still come up with the line "hate speech is too vaguely defined" after they were repeatedly shown that countries which criminalize hate speech have codified it in detail.
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