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  1. R

    US 100,000 t displacement ships in 1936

    As part of the New Deakl to end depression, FDR persuades Congress to pass a bill for construction of 12 huge drydocks (6 in the Pacific, 2 in the Gulf and 4 in the east coast) and 24 huge, 100,000 t ships. 5 will be for bulk materials; grain, ores, coal, cement, etc, 5 will be tankers. 5 will...
  2. R

    twenty 100,000 t displacement for the new deal.

    In 1936, Roosevelt is building dams, roads, trails, etc, to generate jobs. He persuades Congress to pass construction of 12 drydocks and 24 unprecentedly large ships called megas. 5 will be CVE (unarmored, so they will be huge (6 times tha deck area of Yorktown), they will have 600 x 30 mm AA...
  3. specul8

    Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for a minimum of 65,000 years

    Sydney Morning Herald - JULY 20 2017 - 8:55AM Aboriginal archaeological discovery in Kakadu rewrites the history of Australia (Extract) Jabiru, Northern Territory: Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for a minimum of 65,000 years, a team of archaeologists has established - 18,000...
  4. T

    IE languages in Europe from 30,000 BP ?

    According to this article, the prehistoric hunter-gatherer populations of the Baltic nations adopted farming without much admixture with neighboring agricultural populations. Now, I understand, that those very same Baltic nations speak the most "conservative" Indo-European (IE) languages...
  5. Kahu

    2 000+ Earthquakes in New Zealand 2016

    The earthquake ruptured on multiple fault lines in a complex sequence that lasted for more than one minute. Its cumulative magnitude of 7.8 makes it one of the world's three largest earthquakes in 2016, and second in magnitude to only one New Zealand earthquake since European settlement of the...
  6. aldo12

    Does China Really Have 5,000 Years of History?

    It’s often said that China is a nation with 5,000 years of history ( written history ? ) What you’re less likely to hear is a discussion of where that magic number comes from. Truth be told, what you find when you go back far enough is a loosely weaved tale of conflicting answers...
  7. V

    Did Japanese genocide Ainu ? 80,000 Ainu dropped to 15,000 in a century

    "In the 18th century there were 80,000 Ainu.[12] In 1868 there were about 15,000 Ainu in Hokkaido, 2000 in Sakhalin, and around 100 in the Kuril islands.[13] " From 80,000 in 1700's to only 15,000 left Hokkaido in the 1800's. Like almost 70% of their population died out in a century. This...
  8. Z

    Start of Upper Palaeolithic 50,000 years ago

    This rewritten blog covers the period between 40,000 and 50,000 years ago. I look at the first steps into Europe by Homo sapiens, much earlier than previously thought; discover another sub-species of hominid in Russia; and look into the start of our artistic achievement which would bear fruit in...
  9. God Emperor

    Foreign troops fathered 400,000 children in post-war Germany

    Troops fathered 400,000 children in post-war Germany | News | DW.COM | 06.02.2015 At least 300.000 from Soviet fathers. What do you think?
  10. D

    What Would the Russians Do if U.S./NATO massed 300,000 troops in Eastern Ukraine?

    Assuming Ukrainian permission and support, what would the Russians likely do if over say the course of 3-4 months the U.S. sent 250,000 troops to the Eastern Ukraine and other NATO nations (except for Germany for obvious reasons) kicked in another 50,000 troops? Supported by comparable naval...
  11. Z

    70,000 to 40,000 BC

    Haven't been on here for ages. But here I am with Part 2 of Timeline of World History where the migration out of Africa to colonise Asia, Australia and Europe begins. There are various theories as to what happened but the main consensus is that a single migration occurred through the Sinai...
  12. Barbarossa

    H.Sapiens in West Asia by 120,000 BP

    I was stunned to discover that recent data suggests Homo Sapiens Sapiens arrived in West Asia, not 65,000-60,000 BP as was previously thought, but already by 120,000-100,000 BP. Homo Sapiens arrived in West Asia twice as earlier as once thought. Supposedly, the admixture with Neanderthals...
  13. Z

    20,000 cases of rape in Nanjing Massacre

    HyperWar: International Military Tribunal for the Far East [Chapter 8] According to International Military Tribunal, there are 20,000 rape cases in Nanjing. I want to know, does this 20,000 cases also mean 20,000 different individual women were raped? Or does it mean the amount of rape...
  14. Z

    200,000 to 70,000 BC

    First part of the long journey of humanity from Stone Age to present day. This episode covers the first beginnings of Homo sapiens in Africa, the initial migration out of Africa by archaic Homo sapiens and the setback of the Toba eruption which threatened to end humanity before it even got...
  15. N

    Homo Erectus continued to walk this Earth until at least 14,000 years ago

    A 14,000 year old bone from China shows, that Homo Erectus got extinct much later than previously thought: "Thigh bone points to unexpectedly long survival of ancient human ancestors": Thigh bone points to unexpectedly long survival of ancient human ancestors | Science | The Guardian It...
  16. N

    Remains of around 150,000 Roman era refugees found the Netherlands

    It has recently been confirmed, that the site in southern Netherlands, in which lots of human bones and items have been coming out of the ground for the last years, is where the battle against asylum seekers / refugees belonging to two barbarian peoples - the Tencteri and the Usipetes - took...
  17. Jim Casy

    Migration back into Africa 3,000 years ago.

    Is there anything in the historical record that points at a great migration 3,000 years ago, from around the Middle-East back into Africa? The scale of the migration would equal 25% of the population of that already existing in East Africa at the time, although I'm not sure what that would be in...
  18. O

    3,000 years old city found in Tamil Nadu, South India - ASI reports

    [News] Archeological Survey Of India Just Found A 2500 Year Old City, And It's Full Of Riches interesting :)
  19. Decembrist

    100,000 Christians Flee Persecution in Pakistan

    Pakistani Christians are fleeing their home country because of violence perpetrated against them both by the state and by Muslim citizens. "More than 100,000 Christians fled in recent years to U.N. refugee camps in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Philippines. Speaking to New Lens...
  20. L

    China's 5,000 years of continuous civilization?

    I've often seen this statement, but what makes China's civilization more continuous than anyone elses? China's bee invaded, balkanized, conquered many times?