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Philip II Military Reforms - some references

Posted August 28th, 2017 at 05:02 PM by Duke Valentino
Updated September 19th, 2017 at 10:13 PM by Duke Valentino

~PULLED FROM A THREAD POST. QUITE UNSOURCED AND OUTDATED BY I'LL USE IT AS A BASIS FOR A PAPER ON PHILIP/ALEXANDER SOMETIME DOWN THE LINE



Philip's First Year/s as King


Adopting the most difficult and precarious position any king has faced in history. When he became regent/king (the sources differ on whether he was immediately voted king or was regent for some time for his nephew) he was king over a country with barely any centralization. He was also...
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The Economics of WW2: An Update

Posted August 28th, 2017 at 03:18 PM by Guaporense
Updated August 30th, 2017 at 06:03 PM by Guaporense

It has been over 5 years since I wrote the blog entries on the economics of WW2. Since then I have done some more research on the economy of the world around 1940.

Using a modified Maddison's dataset (taking the 1980 ICP as a basis instead of the 1990 ICP as Maddison used since it's closer to the date that we which to look to, also using Fukao, Ma Yuan (2007) benchmark estimate for pre-war East Asia). This is in order to make it more consistent with the available evidence in terms...
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Military casualties in WW2

Posted August 28th, 2017 at 10:38 AM by Guaporense
Updated August 28th, 2017 at 01:57 PM by Guaporense

One interesting aspect about WW2 is the huge level of military losses suffered by the Allies.

Total military losses in Europe suffered in the war against Germany consisted of soldiers, killed, wounded and missing in battle plus the prisoners of war taken.

USSR ------------- 25,934,494
USA ----------------- 737,590
British Empire ------- 1,159,828
France ------------- 5,500,000
Poland ------------- 1,500,000
Netherlands --------- 400,000...
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