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View Poll Results: Favorite Germanic Tribe That Invaded Rome at its Fall
Visigoths 12 13.79%
Ostrogoths 6 6.90%
Vandals 12 13.79%
Franks 17 19.54%
Suevi 12 13.79%
Alans 2 2.30%
Burgundians 2 2.30%
Huns 5 5.75%
Gepids 0 0%
Lombards 1 1.15%
Angles 4 4.60%
Saxons 6 6.90%
Jutes 0 0%
other 2 2.30%
none 6 6.90%
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Old July 8th, 2013, 02:44 PM   #31
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I voted for the Suevi but could have voted for the Burgundians as well for both are related with the origin of my country.
I just wanted to ask, what the Burgundians have to do with Portugal. But then of course I knew what you mean. Henrique de Borgonha is maybe about his grandmother related with Burgundians. I am not sure were the de Semur are coming from. But the family of henrique is frankish. he is the grandson of Robert, who is a member of the rhine-frankish-neustrian dynasty of the Robertines/capetingers. Henrique's mother may have been from Barcelona and from the Borels of Barcelona. They may have some Gothic origin. With the Burgundians has the house of Burgundy nothing to do.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 02:52 PM   #32

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Btw, sorry I listed the Huns as Germanic. My bad. I would fix it if I could edit it.
The Alans as well.

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Among all the quoted German tribes, I think the history of the Visigoths is the more well known...
Exactly, because we know the most about them, but just not enough.
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BTW, for me all are thrilling and fascinating and I would vote for all of them. But a little bit of local patriotism let me vote for the Saxons.
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The Alans as well.
True. Perhaps I should change the title to Favorite Tribe from the Great Migration Period.
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The Lombards are pretty interesting as well, but the Franks pretty much pushed them south.
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None, destroying the Empire is one of the saddest events in history. Seeing a civilization getting humiliated like that is never a pretty sight. The barbarians should have stayed where they came from.
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None, destroying the Empire is one of the saddest events in history. Seeing a civilization getting humiliated like that is never a pretty sight. The barbarians should have stayed where they came from.
Perhaps, but without them, France, Napoleon, you, and myself would not have ever existed.
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None, destroying the Empire is one of the saddest events in history. Seeing a civilization getting humiliated like that is never a pretty sight. The barbarians should have stayed where they came from.
The closest the barbarians came to 'humiliating' Roman civilization was by promoting their own, rather ghetto version of it

Historians modern and historical have suggested many causes - overpopulation, natural disasters, Huns, and even greed or sheer boredom - but regardless, it seems obvious some of the 'barbarians' weren't happy where they came from.

Apart from Gaiseric & Co. most of them entered the Empire as federates anyways, or became federates upon their entrance. They didn't want to bring Rome down, they wanted a slice of her pie.
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The Lombards are pretty interesting as well, but the Franks pretty much pushed them south.
The Lombards are probably the most 'neglected' of the barbarians, probably because they were fairly late to the party.

After the Vandals, however, they have the most charismatic name. Its etymology always conjures up images of Tolkienesque dwarves in my imagination
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I voted Suevi since they seem to have given the Romans a good bit of trouble since the time of Caesar (although ancient chroniclers seem to refer to them either as a specific nation like Caesar does in De Bello Gallico, or as a blanket term for a number of tribes like Tacitus does in Germania), teaming up with other tribes to invade the Western Empire during the Migration Period, during which time they ended up in Gallaecia in Spain and Swabia in Germany (some of the tribe didn't go west, instead going towards the Danube into Pannonia, then back up into Germany). Having that kind of longevity is pretty cool in my book.
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