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Oda Nobunaga: Conqueror of Owari (3)

Posted October 1st, 2017 at 04:02 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated October 3rd, 2017 at 05:24 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

Claiming Owari Province

At that time Oda Nobukata of Iwakura castle, who ruled the four upper districts in northern Owari, made an alliance with Saito Yoshitatsu against Oda Nobunaga, who now ruled the four lower districts of southern Owari. The loyalty of the feudal clans in the lower districts was also questionable given the situation. Not long after, Oda Nobukata attacked a village called Shimo no Go with his Iwakura army, which was located 2 kilometers from Nobunaga's Kiyosu castle....
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Interesting Facts About Journey to the West - Part II

Posted October 1st, 2017 at 05:14 AM by ghostexorcist
Updated October 12th, 2017 at 04:55 AM by ghostexorcist

Interesting Facts About Journey to the West - Part II


By Jim R. McClanahan


This blog will serve as a repository of facts I find interesting about the famous Chinese Classic Journey to the West (1592) (JTTW, hereafter). It is based on a series of posts I've made on a Facebook group page dedicated to the novel's main character, the immortal monkey demon-turned-Buddhist guardian Sun Wukong. The point of the original...
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Leonidas: Hero or Murderer?

Posted September 29th, 2017 at 11:35 AM by Aristodemus
Updated October 2nd, 2017 at 11:58 AM by Aristodemus

King Leonidas of Sparta gets a lot of attention in history and movies like ‘300’ due to his heroic last stand at Thermopylae, one that most people think helped rally the Greek city-states against the Persian invasion of 480 B.C.

But is that what really happened? Why did Leonidas die in the pass? Was he bravely serving as a rearguard so that the rest of the allied Greek forces could escape? Was his sacrifice a result of the Spartan training that demanded ‘victory or death’? Or was...
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Make more than Enough.

Posted September 25th, 2017 at 01:06 AM by Arikenimi90

Have you ever imagine how you can make money online with your products, services and businesses.. you don't need to think big, you can start from where you are!. Have stayed at home a very long time and realized that, monthly paying job can seem impossible, then I realized that I need to think big and make the impossible happen, because only me can see that in myself, I realized stepping up should be to my own advantage not what people can make from me. and I started going online searching for what...
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Pharsalus and the Campaign in Greece

Posted September 19th, 2017 at 10:18 PM by Duke Valentino
Updated September 20th, 2017 at 02:29 AM by Duke Valentino


This is being written and changed constantly. I'm posting it then adding to it as I go along since I'm hoping people can help me in the writing process in correcting me and providing feedback, sources, alternative thoughts etc. Any such feedback would be greatly appreciated


The purpose of this paper is to serve as an in-depth military analysis Caesar's Greek campaign, primarily the Battle of Pharsalus.
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