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"You can always count on the Americans..."

Posted June 26th, 2015 at 07:45 PM by HistoryFreak1912

Re-posted from another blog, in another forum.
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NOTE: This is my reaction to America legalizing same-sexed marriage.

Winston Churchill had this to say about Americans, “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing; after they've exhausted all other alternatives.”

Well, we've finally done it. We've finally legalized same-sexed marriage here in the United States. I could go marry another man and my government would say that was perfectly...
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The Causes and Consequences of the Crusades

Posted October 18th, 2015 at 04:26 PM by Futurist

Here is yet another essay which I previously wrote :

The Causes and Consequences of the Crusades

The Crusades, which lasted from 1095 to 1291, were an extremely important period in both European history and Middle Eastern history. In this essay, I will discuss both the causes and the consequences of the Crusades. However, before I will do this, I will provide some background information about the events, developments, and circumstances which led to the Crusades....
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The Chinese Superiority Complex

Posted November 4th, 2015 at 12:08 PM by Guaporense
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While browsing over old topics in this forum, in other forums it becomes quite clear that there is a pattern of attitudes in regards to China and the history of China among many.

In any comparison between China and any other country/civilization in any other period of history it can be noticed that there is a pattern of pro-China advocates that essentially shows a perspective characterized by the following elements:

If compared to ANY other society/civilization in the...
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Notable technologies

Posted October 23rd, 2016 at 07:52 PM by Piccolo
Updated October 29th, 2016 at 06:12 PM by Piccolo

Key words: tech, technology, technologies.

Querns and millstones. Ancient inventions; often used for milling.
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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Posted August 7th, 2017 at 02:31 AM by caldrail
Updated August 7th, 2017 at 02:40 AM by caldrail

Many years ago I wrote a piece on the internet about my departure from a company's employment in scathing terms. Back then I wrote how the place would close and the site redeveloped. It has been announced that such will come to pass, my prophecy having been proven correct.

Working there in the good ol days was a different experience than you normally get in warehouses today. There were no agencies involved in finding jobs there, a family atmosphere, and good rates of pay. The rot set
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