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    A painting of Sikh Akali Warriors by Emily Eden, 1844

    Memoirs of Alexander Gardner Battles of the nineteenth c., Herbert Compton Six battles for India, George Bruce History of the Sikhs vol.ii, Kushwant Singh Or flashman and the mountain of light, if you are happy with historical FICTION.... The first four are quoted by GM Fraser as sources on...
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    Was fascism really that bad? [amontadillo's fascistic hideout]

    Haha, George Orwell would recognise the iPhone, that's for sure. An international network that not only tracks citizens locations, but can be activated to take photos, sound recordings, and videos of them pretty much at any time....
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    Mod idea collection: I want this mod.

    Sorry, blatantly breaking my own thread rule here.... That would be Gondorian, right? Bit decadent, bit affluent.... Elves need some sort of roller coaster psychology to go from fair minstrel to melancholy set-thy-self-adrift for the next world with a tear in the eye..... Anyway, nuff o that...
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    Was fascism really that bad? [amontadillo's fascistic hideout]

    There is a difference between having an opinion, even expressing an opinion, and enforcing it on the rest of your society. The former is what we would like to think we can all have, the latter is what so many of us fear. The middle option is a grey area. For some people, it is intimidating to...
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    The most interesting historical eras / periods

    European supremacy came from the coal and iron ore fields, and from the closure of the religious wars in a geographic divide of Protestant North and West, and a catholic South and East. The age of exploration immediately preceded the early industrial revolution. Although the religious wars of...
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    Best-dressed Warrior

    I would like to know what is holding the gilded seashell in place?
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    The most interesting historical eras / periods

    The thing is, there has always been stuff happening, somewhere in the world.french history in 1775 might be boring, but Spanish history of the same year are-grabbingly exciting.  If you get high on the evolution of intercultural relations then a long era of peace, trade and communication will be...
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    Mod idea collection: I want this mod.

    What were elves? Irishpeople ( western seaboard, a bit given to melancholy, tall and red haired or blond....)
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    The most interesting historical eras / periods

    The twentieth century for sure. In 1901' you were considered rich if you had a horse or bicycle as your mode of transport. Flying was limited to military spotters in hot air balloons. The idea that humans might set foot on the moon was something for novelists and nutters. A little fat lady in...
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    General History Questions thread

    It was also the final evolution of what started as a normal, broad brimmed hat. The brim was pinned up on one side, a la mosquetaire, on two sides, bi corn, on three sides, tri corn, or reduced in circumference, top hat style shako... Then done away with altogether in the stovepipe and bell...
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    Was fascism really that bad? [amontadillo's fascistic hideout]

    Don't apologise for being off topic. I think any sensible discussion is better than some of the on topic crap that certain apologists brought up a few pages back. I think that the exact wording may differ from era to era, or with the fashion of the day, but the IDEA that "you, the majority, can...
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    Strike Witches Quest Finland - an Interactive Adventure!

    B report,then help hanna get the better of a bottle of vodka. Who knows, maybe ethanol gives you immunity to the sledge thingies armaments?
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    General History Questions thread

    His head..... Well, some would hide wealth there, or stick a spate Flint, or letter from home, or a half smoked cigar. So, anything that can be tucked into the lining, really.
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    A thought about full plate armor

    A mid thigh, elbow hauberk might weigh 20-25 pounds (8-11 kg) and alone the B.A worn by a firefighter weighs that much. Ok nobody is naked under their mail, but you get the point ? Mail plus padding plus boots and helm, probably comes in at about the same as BA plus overalls plus fire retardant...
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    About Monarchy.

    There was also the Stuart invasion led by Charles the second. Yep, that was an invasion. And whether you consider the 1745 invasion to have been repulsed, when the invaders decided of their own accord to withdraw? I think e British monarchy is a great example of how immigrants can succeed in...