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    Re: Imperator: Rome - new Paradox title

    ^I agree with most of your remarks, I would also add that while the game is limiting in some cases, in some others it gives you too great a power; for example, say you're Bactria, you can Hellenize...
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    Re: Imperator: Rome - new Paradox title

    Thanks! Glad they released it, it really fixed the stuttering. They've made it really easy to mod countries (i.e. change their names, add new countries, add new characters), but there's one thing I...
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    Re: Imperator: Rome - new Paradox title

    Hey guys, I've been working on a mod first of all to satisfy my own interest, but hopefully, if it proceeds well, I could release it. The reason I'm working on it is that being fond of eastern...
  4. Re: Was the sarissa a non-lethal weapon? And would the Greeks have done better against the Romans with the dory?

    The phalanx is the perfect weapon to engage a numerically superior enemy relatively safely. At the same time, it is necessary to secure adequate quantity and quality of supporting units, namely...
  5. Re: Battle of Tannenberg - 100th anniversary

    The Americans had already been supporting the British, giving them huge loans, as well as various other supplies. However, do not fall into the fallacy of comparing America's effort in WW2, to that...
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    Can you support that argument? What was the "massive" impact of the Americans in terms of logistics and supplies? I, on the other hand, can show you that not only the American performance in the...
  7. Re: Which are better for learning, primary sources or secondary sources?

    Primary sources present valuable information, but they need to be carefully analyzed, as either the author himself or the sources he draws from promote certain agendas. Thus, a secondary source, or a...
  8. Re: Battle of Tannenberg - 100th anniversary

    The American intervention was necessary for morale, I never doubted that. The way the French managed to remain in the war was an absolute suspension of large offensives and the promise that "the...
  9. Re: Battle of Tannenberg - 100th anniversary

    The effect of the American intervention is erroneously magnified, while overlooking the effect of the spring-summer offensives (Michael, Georgette, Blucher-Yorck, Gneisenau, and Marne-Reims) on the...
  10. Re: Battle of Tannenberg - 100th anniversary

    I'm completely unaware of the German point of view concerning Switzerland, but at the time of the Russian collapse, it was considered the most likely route of a German attack by Petain and it was the...
  11. Re: Battle of Tannenberg - 100th anniversary

    There was a lack of creativity in terms of strategic planning by Germany. In 1916, von Falkenheyn attacked Verdun to bleed the French army white, supposedly causing 5 casualties for every 2 German...
  12. Re: Battle of Tannenberg - 100th anniversary

    A battle largely won thanks to the actions of von Francois, one of the greatest tactical commanders of Germany during WWI. He was a brilliant example of autonomous thinking and action, although this...
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    Re: 1974, Invasion of Cyprus

    Don't equate Turkey's right to intervene with what happened afterwards. The occupation is internationally recognized as illegal. Turkey has openly violated the sovereignty of the Cypriot Republic,...
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    Re: 1974, Invasion of Cyprus

    I'm not going to get into the equation argument, but concerning the referendum, I've repeatedly argued that it would give enormous power to the Turkish Cypriots. Nowadays, I've come to the conclusion...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    And what is? The Ukrainian government (of doubtful legality) allowing Crimea to organize a referendum? Because the chances of that happening were really high... Look, I understand that...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    So the argument is that unless you are being slaughtered, you have no right to self-determination?
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    What's the difference between Kosovo and Crimea?
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    Re: Iraqi civil war(Updated)

    In recent months. Remember that as I stated, the ISIS was empowered in Syria, and then invaded Iraq, not the other way round.



    It was severely weakened and its previous leader was actually...
  19. Re: A tomb of significant size and dated to the age of Alexander the Great has been discovered in Greece.

    Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if some believe this finding is staged for propaganda reasons. The fact that the Prime Minister spends half of his time there, promoting his government through the...
  20. Re: The Byzantine-Arab chronicle (938-1034) of Yahya of Antioch help

    Thanks again sumskilz, my article was published in August thanks to your help.


    http://www.gnomonpublications.gr/datafiles/1324.jpg

    It's the fourth from bottom "The rebellions of Bardas Phokas...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Whatever wrong the Greeks did, Turkey was a guarantor of the Cypriot state, a large proportion of which it currently occupies against international law. I'm not sure what point you're trying to make....
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    Re: Iraqi civil war(Updated)

    Doesn't change my point at all.



    You're missing the point. The reason ISIS got access to supplies and weapons is because the Assad regime was destabilized.



    Sorry, is this where you...
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    Re: Iraqi civil war(Updated)

    The situation is completely fluid. Areas change hands every month, or even every week. How could you possibly monitor who's getting supplies and weapons? According to this article, the USA suspended...
  24. Re: A tomb of significant size and dated to the age of Alexander the Great has been discovered in Greece.

    This is one of the biggest archaeological discoveries in recent years, and certainly the biggest in Greece, after that of the royal tombs of Vergina (Aigai) by archaeologist Manolis Andronikos.
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    Re: Iraqi civil war(Updated)

    You did arm the rebels, as did Turkey and a number of Arabian states. Problem is, you did not make sure who got the weapons. And you also overlooked the fact that motivation plays a more important...
  26. Re: First Battle of the Marne - 100th anniversary

    The mistake of the German high command was that it overestimated the Russians, thinking they could storm Eastern Prussia with ease. A number of divisions were withdrawn from the Western Front by...
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    Re: Iraqi civil war(Updated)

    It's been months since my last activity here, but if anyone remembers, I was one of the people who advocated "no intervention" in the Syrian Civil War. I repeatedly argued that artificial states,...
  28. Re: Guardian Poll on Parthen Marbles: 88% of voters in favor of return

    That's what I just said.



    Not sure if the question is directed at me, but the issue received publicity back in the UK, hence the Guardian's poll. As for whether it has some impact:
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  29. Re: Guardian Poll on Parthen Marbles: 88% of voters in favor of return

    You cannot claim that, say, Mona Lisa belongs to Italy by right, just because it was painted there. On the other hand, the marbles constitute part of a large iconic structure and were forcedly cut...
  30. Guardian Poll on Parthenon Marbles: 88% of voters in favor of return

    Apparently the case regained publicity after George Clooney was asked about the matter by a Greek journalist. Clooney answered it would be a good thing if they returned to Athens.
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    Re: Medieval Berber-Arab warfare

    Besides of the Arabian emirates and their armies, there were autonomous Arabian tribes which had settled in Eastern Asia Minor and Northern Iraq and pledged their allegiance to rulers who promised...
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    Re: Need Help with History Homework?

    Can someone help me translate this sentence from medieval Greek to English (or modern Greek)? "Ἰδοὺ ὃν ἐδεδοίκειν, οὗτος χειραγωγούμενος ἱκέτης μου πρόσεισιν"
    I think it's something in the lines...
  33. Re: The Byzantine themes and their manpower according to 10th century historian Ibn al-Faqih

    Some time in the future I would like to write an article on the so called Byzantine Reconquest, which roughly began in 863 AD. Many have argued that Byzantium was constantly declining, but they're...
  34. Re: The Byzantine themes and their manpower according to 10th century historian Ibn al-Faqih

    In 1025 the empire encompassed Asia Minor reaching as far as Antioch to the south and the province of Vaspurakan to the east, as well as much of the area south of the Danube (including Bulgaria). For...
  35. Re: The Byzantine themes and their manpower according to 10th century historian Ibn al-Faqih

    As neoptolemos noted, the plague had a devastating effect, but the answer to the question 'why the empire's population never recovered' is because medieval society was much different compared to that...
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    Re: Bosnian Revolution

    The way you say it implies that the Croats and Serbs are more of a burden for Bosnia. Then, why not allow them unite with their respective states, so that the Bosnians themselves can begin to follow...
  37. Re: Know Anything About the Peloponnesian War?

    Narrowly? According to whom? Two assemblies were held within two days and in the second the sediment changed towards intervention. A change of heart was not uncommon if a convincing argument was...
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    Re: Why do so many people love Sparta ?

    They provided the biggest force in Plataea.
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    Re: Why do so many people love Sparta ?

    It ain't real democracy either when all you do is vote every 4 years or so for some people who aren't even obliged to apply the program they had announced.
  40. Re: Know Anything About the Peloponnesian War?

    A fundamental flaw of Athens was that it couldn't dedicate to a certain grand strategy, since every decision was for the common civilian to make. A populist could easily incite the mass to make a...
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