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    That's very interesting. The U.S. had around 8 million right? The U.S. was also vastly bigger, still the Dutch Republic was no city state or tiny confederacy. So do you think one could say the Dutch were truly the first modern (major, that is to say non city-state) Republic?
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    The first true Republic? Define it.

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    Well, in the more modern age I mean. A republic that is also a proper state, not just confined to a city. In the enlightenment era there was a lot of discussion whether a Republic could function on a significant scale. So I want to know what the first Republic was that was more than just a city state or a few thousand inhabitants say after 500 A.D. or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by War&Politics View Post
    That's very interesting. The U.S. had around 8 million right? The U.S. was also vastly bigger, still the Dutch Republic was no city state or tiny confederacy. So do you think one could say the Dutch were truly the first modern (major, that is to say non city-state) Republic?
    Technically I think the Dutch Republic was indeed the first Republic. It still had some medieval ingredients though, via the Stadholder (Stadhouder), the representative of the medieval lord owning the Netherlands. I dont know much about the Venetian Republic, or other Italian republics though. They might have been enlarged city states instead of actual states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by War&Politics View Post
    That's very interesting. The U.S. had around 8 million right? The U.S. was also vastly bigger, still the Dutch Republic was no city state or tiny confederacy. So do you think one could say the Dutch were truly the first modern (major, that is to say non city-state) Republic?
    Yes, probably. There were earlier Republican states, like several Russian and Italian ones, but these were city states. The US based it's Declaration of Independence, and even the Constitution somewhat on the Acte van Verlatinghe and the Unie van Utrecht. It had a Stadtholder, which was nearly always drawn from the Oranje-Nassau family. There were several periods of Stadtholder-less periods. For most of the time of the Republic de Staten-Generaal was the most influential body, along with the Raadspensionaris. De Regenten were a socially mobile class. Whilst they were generally aristocrats, many wealthy merchants became Regents, and it wasn't that hard to become a wealthy merchant in that period.
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    I was wondering if anyone has any good pictures that relates to Egypt that i can use. I have showed some maps of Egypts largest empires so far and i could use any pictures that you can think of thats historic. military, old buildings, paintings whatever!

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    ....I'd say just run a google images search.

    There should be a wealth of pictures available.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Croccer View Post
    The US based it's Declaration of Independence, and even the Constitution somewhat on the Acte van Verlatinghe and the Unie van Utrecht.
    Can i get a source?
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    I don't know if this should be in this topic as it isn't really 'homework' I'm editing some of the Napoleon quotes in NTW for a mod you see.

    In the Localisation.loc, in which the quotes are stored, it doesnt really tell you who said what unless you search for them as the quote 'author' and the quote itself are stored in different places. The only other possible way I've found is to simply constantly reload my campaign map so the loading screen appears and I can view the quotes.

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    I'm struggling to find which historical figures said the follow as it appears in the game:

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    I have done a little searching myself, although searching for 'I die' isnt exactly specific. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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    Could anyone tell me what exactly the medieval Norman word maçue means? Is it a club or a mace, or both?
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    Not sure if I'll find an answer here but I was wondering if anyone had any solid facts on the Battle of Stirling Bridge? I'm trying to get an accurate troop count but some sources say that the Scots had about 2,300, others say 10,000 and one even says 40,000 (unlikely I know) and that the English had about 12,000 or 50,000 and even 60,000.

    With these kind of jumps between numbers I'm not even sure how many troops there was on each side. I'm trying to get a good internet source but it's not really happening.
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    Could someone please explain to me the difference between the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian Empire? These are the facts as I know them
    - The Holy Roman Empire dissolved in 1806 after the Battle of Austerlitz, which basically crushed the Third Coalition. Francis II abdicated.
    - Francis II, the Holy Roman Emperor, founded the Austrian Empire in 1804.
    -Francis II of the HRE then became Francis I of the Austrian Empire.
    - Francis was of the House of Hapsburg-Lorraine.
    Why would Francis secede from his own empire? I don't understand the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alba gu Brath View Post
    Not sure if I'll find an answer here but I was wondering if anyone had any solid facts on the Battle of Stirling Bridge? I'm trying to get an accurate troop count but some sources say that the Scots had about 2,300, others say 10,000 and one even says 40,000 (unlikely I know) and that the English had about 12,000 or 50,000 and even 60,000.

    With these kind of jumps between numbers I'm not even sure how many troops there was on each side. I'm trying to get a good internet source but it's not really happening.
    Generally medieval armies of this period were quite small and primarily comprised of professional soldiers (although some old school historians would rant about the 'peasant levy'), particularly in regards to internal military campaigns in the British Isles. It's not until the 15th and 16th centuries do we see armies as large as 60,000. The English army of the 1297 campaign would have only been about 10,000 or less, I would personally say 8,500-9000 - Edward I at this point was currently with the Royal army in Flanders so that would have limited the soldiers de Warrenne could muster in the North. The Scots army would have been much smaller by comparison so I would say that the 2,300 figure was reasonable enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macky View Post
    Generally medieval armies of this period were quite small and primarily comprised of professional soldiers (although some old school historians would rant about the 'peasant levy'), particularly in regards to internal military campaigns in the British Isles. It's not until the 15th and 16th centuries do we see armies as large as 60,000. The English army of the 1297 campaign would have only been about 10,000 or less, I would personally say 8,500-9000 - Edward I at this point was currently with the Royal army in Flanders so that would have limited the soldiers de Warrenne could muster in the North. The Scots army would have been much smaller by comparison so I would say that the 2,300 figure was reasonable enough.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alba gu Brath View Post
    Not sure if I'll find an answer here but I was wondering if anyone had any solid facts on the Battle of Stirling Bridge? I'm trying to get an accurate troop count but some sources say that the Scots had about 2,300, others say 10,000 and one even says 40,000 (unlikely I know) and that the English had about 12,000 or 50,000 and even 60,000.

    With these kind of jumps between numbers I'm not even sure how many troops there was on each side. I'm trying to get a good internet source but it's not really happening.
    I have that info, its contianed on the muster rolls, and how many turned up and got payed along with the Kings rools of those who owed him service, so i can give you the numbers for the campaigna, and those present at the battle witha fair degree of certaity, the Scots side is anothe rmatter, ill find and popst for you by Friday.
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    M Prestwick Edward I

    Page 470 onwards

    Paraphrase aqcouple of pages.

    1296 Edward asked the shires to provide 60,000 infantry and 1000 MAArms to assemble at Newcastle, in addition to the Royal Household troops,( 522 foot, 338 mounted) pay rolls for this show less than half requested arrived and drew pay ( 1296 vampaign cost the crown £21,443, suggesteing a sum of 25k total payed service) Irish contribution was 1 Earl, 8 Bannwerets, 26 Knights,261 Hobilars, 27 croosbowmen, 2,549 infantry.

    1297. Contracts for Warrene, Norfolk,Warwick, Glocester and H Percy for service under pay in Scotland issued, Plus royal Houshold ( 3000 mounted knights, 110 recived compensation for a warhose slain oin battle) Plus 30,000 shire levies called up, 18500 arrived. 148000 went to Sctland and were in recipt of pay, as were 10,900 Welsh.

    There is no specific numbers for those present at Stirling, hope the above helps.

    60,000 comes from Barrow, Robert the Bruce who looked at the numbers requested to assemble, and assumed they all did and that they were all acepted into service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanny View Post
    M Prestwick Edward I

    Page 470 onwards

    Paraphrase aqcouple of pages.

    1296 Edward asked the shires to provide 60,000 infantry and 1000 MAArms to assemble at Newcastle, in addition to the Royal Household troops,( 522 foot, 338 mounted) pay rolls for this show less than half requested arrived and drew pay ( 1296 vampaign cost the crown £21,443, suggesteing a sum of 25k total payed service) Irish contribution was 1 Earl, 8 Bannwerets, 26 Knights,261 Hobilars, 27 croosbowmen, 2,549 infantry.

    1297. Contracts for Warrene, Norfolk,Warwick, Glocester and H Percy for service under pay in Scotland issued, Plus royal Houshold ( 3000 mounted knights, 110 recived compensation for a warhose slain oin battle) Plus 30,000 shire levies called up, 18500 arrived. 148000 went to Sctland and were in recipt of pay, as were 10,900 Welsh.

    There is no specific numbers for those present at Stirling, hope the above helps.

    60,000 comes from Barrow, Robert the Bruce who looked at the numbers requested to assemble, and assumed they all did and that they were all acepted into service.
    Nice one man, thanks very much!

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    hi guys. im doing my history a level in 3 weeks and im bricking it. im doing the reighn of louis XIV and the british colonies and was wondering if anyone had a link to either past papers, example questions, or did it themselves and can offer any words of wisdom. i know its quite an open quesion so ill be thankful for any help

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    It is too much an open question. Be more specific, and watch your spelling.

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    I'd imagine there would be dedicated books or websites for that kind of thing. In South Africa you can go to any bookstore and buy a special exam guide book for the standardized exams filled with example questions, past papers etc. If they have it here they must have it over there! Maybe try going to a bookshop or googling for such a website.
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