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    Re: What Is ISLAM?

    Neither Islam nor Christianity are monolithic entities, though, so the reform argument doesn't hold much water, in my opinion. Blasphemy laws, for example, are not as rare as usually imagined and, at...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Krbava field is absolutely correct! The Ottomans defeated a numerically superior force of the Croatian Kingdom, by ambushing and encircling it. Croatia had been merged with Hungary back then, which...
  3. Poll: Re: On US Isolationism, Expectations for the Post-US World Order

    Not to be pedantic, but I believe that the more appropriate term is Safavid thugs.
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    I'm not sure what battle you mean, but the battle in question took place in the Balkans, not Poland. For an extra hint about the identity of the combatants, check the headgear of the prevailing side.
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    USS Theodore Roosevelt Controversy

    Two weeks ago, several sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, a US nuclear powered aircraft carrier crossing the Pacific Ocean, were tested positive for the Corona virus. The ship was ordered back to...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Ι think he got wounded, I can see a white bandage on his head. Next battle stays close with the Adriatic and Hungarian theme:

    https://i.imgur.com/pmeFlWc.jpg
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    That's Admiral Horthy, mainly known for the jokes about being regent and naval officer, in a country without king or access to the sea, but also for his victory against the Italians in Otranto. It...
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    The Maniot uprising of 1834 is indeed the correct answer. The Maniot elite didn't really respect the authority of the central government, which justifiably viewed the towers as a very effective...
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    Re: The Disobedient Roman Soldier

    Perhaps I am missing something, but I really don't understand how Marshall's Ratio of Fire numbers were not treated with skepticism from the beginning. Firstly, only the fact that the percentages...
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    https://i.imgur.com/0ZhqQzi.jpg
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    It's the Moscow theater attack, perpetrated by Chechen terrorists.
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    Ultimate Admiral

    Just noticed that the game Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail has been on early access since last month. It has been created by the same team behind Ultimate General: Gettysburg (including Darth Vader,...
  13. Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Today is April Fool's, but please keep in mind that only serious discussion is allowed in the Mudpit. If you want to bring up funny conspiracy theories about the origins of the pandemic or any other...
  14. Hungary: Orban's Next Step towards Authoritarianism

    The Hungarian parliament has just approved a new bill that allows the Prime-Minister to govern the country by issuing decrees. The duration of this measure is not precisely determined, but remains...
  15. Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Please remember that this thread is about the Coronavirus epidemic and not your grudges against China, Turkey, Greece and the Czech Republic. Also, let's not forget that insults and personal...
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    Lebanon: Fakhoury Affair

    To summarise, Amer Fakhoury is a member of the now practically disbanded (currently only serves as an unrecognized party in Israel) South Lebanon Army, a predominantly Christian militia, which served...
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    Re: Best ever moments from film and TV.

    Very heroic scenes. Mine pretty much show my bias towards British comedy:

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    There are definitely more than two active moderators assigned to the Discussion & Debate section, but of course that doesn't mean that any future increase in manpower is not welcome. However, as...
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    Re: Guess the movie from the picture!

    Brewster is right! Great comedy, definitely recommended, especially if you love Italian cinema.
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    Re: Guess the movie from the picture!

    Yup, I'm spending my time rewatching Rick and Morty, so I can finally understand the high IQ jokes. Next one is a comedy, as usual:
    https://i.imgur.com/nOgl5j5.jpg

    He looks Cherokee...
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    Re: Guess the movie from the picture!

    Sunshine?
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    Re: Macedonia Naming Dispute: Solved?

    As an epilogue to the name dispute and the diplomatic interactions, yesterday, slightly more than one year after the Hellenic Parliament ratified the Prespes agreement, the Republic of North...
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    Re: what factions in Warhammer 3?

    I'm not sure about that. Warhammer fans don't strike me as particularly demanding in quality and quantity of content, with how they constantly beg for more DLC packs in reddit. I think the issue is...
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    Re: The Photo-Thread

    I was planning to visit Coblence, but then the coronavirus pandemic happened. I use my Huawei phone to take pictures, because I want to support the Politburo's efforts to overthrow our liberal...
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    Re: what factions in Warhammer 3?

    In my opinion, Kislev is definitely the strongest candidate for pre-order incentive. It has always been quite popular among Warhammer fans and is located in an ideal position between the maps of the...
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    Day of the Dupes is the correct answer! Per paleologos' request, both of you have been given half a reputation comment.
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    A rather informative article from the Intercept about the practices of the People's Mujaheddin of Iran. Apparently, apart from launching terrorist attacks in Iran and collaborating with Saddam, said...
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    https://i.imgur.com/Hj6vrAO.jpg
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    The bombardment of Dresden?
  30. Re: Trevor Philips, Racial Equality Campaigner has been Suspended from the Labour Party

    He should have the right and still does, in fact. His personal liberty has not been curtailed, as a result of his blunders. Freedom of speech does not apply to private institutions, as parties are...
  31. Re: Trevor Philips, Racial Equality Campaigner has been Suspended from the Labour Party

    So, why didn't you bring it up?

    So what was his point, when he mentioned that some Muslims didn't wear the poppy badge or that the common denominator of the sexual abusers was their belief in...
  32. Re: Trevor Philips, Racial Equality Campaigner has been Suspended from the Labour Party

    It is true that Saudi Arabia is partially responsible for the prosperity of Wahhabi extremist in the United Kingdom. Thankfully the British government has taken the appropriate measures to improve...
  33. Re: Trevor Philips, Racial Equality Campaigner has been Suspended from the Labour Party

    I thought the revolutionary leftists were into defining society along class and not ethnic lines or skin pigmentation. Perhaps I'm an old school chap, but I suspect that your perceptions are...
  34. Re: Trevor Philips, Racial Equality Campaigner has been Suspended from the Labour Party

    They are cowardly sophistries, because they are either meaningless observations or insinuated attacks against a specific group of British citizens. Philips is welcome to argue how the Muslim...
  35. Re: Trevor Philips, Racial Equality Campaigner has been Suspended from the Labour Party

    I don't see any grave controversy here. Trevor Philips has made several absurd comments of a negative nature against an entire segment of the British population, based on logical fallacies,...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Absolutely correct! The French repulsed the Austrian attempts to capture the city, although the building were devastated, as a result of the continuous bombardment.
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Thanks Turkafinwë. That battle always leaves a bitter-sweet taste, given it was the last attempt to make the Hexagon a tad more heptagonish.
    Anyway, the next battle shares some common elements with...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    I initially thought of Sevastopol, but then I noticed the more archaic uniforms and your location. :P The image depicts the siege of Anvers in 1832. The French liberators defeated the Dutch, but,...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    Dealing with the coronavirus, from the Middle East to the European Union.

    Meanwhile in Syria:
    Thank God, the Syrian Arab Army has cleared many of the germs on the soil of Syria.[/quote]
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    My bad, I only noticed the signature after having uploaded the picture. Anyway, Oda is absolutely correct! Frontenac succeeded in repelling the British invasion. The French governor has a rather...
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