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  1. SirOrmondeWinter

    Worst intelligence failure/covert action in US history?

    Remember 1990 rule so no 9/11 etc 1. Pearl Harbour 2. Bay of Pigs 3. Fall of Iran 4. Tet Offensive 5. Chinese joining Korean War 6. Battle of the Bulge 7. Gary Powers/USS Peublo 8. Atomic Spies 9. Saddam invading Kuwait 10. Iranian hostage rescue 11. Iran/Contra 12. Other? Pearl...
  2. S

    Affirmative Action in American College Admissions

    There seem to be numerous studies and evidence using college admission statistics showing that some races are discriminated against. There seem to be three layers of institutionalized discrimination. For those who may not know much about American education, GPA is a scoring system for academic...
  3. I

    Iranian Pilots Killed in Action during Iran / Iraq War

    Format: No. Date (Cristhian Calender), Last Name, First Name, Rank (USAF), Place of Loss, Plane Type, Unit, Bearth Date (Cristian Calender) 1. 31 Shahrivar 1359 (22 Sep. 1980), SALEHI, Mohammad, Capt, Kut Air Base, Iraq, F-4, 3rd AFB, 5 Sep 1949, Tehran 2. 31 Shahrivar 1359 (22 Sep. 1980)...
  4. T

    Historical Fiction

    Good morning, I am currently in the process of writing a fictional series (my very first) and I would like some assistance. The timeline is the 1890s. I wish to know what railroad system existed in Kenya that could be used to reach Egypt and Morocco. My MC travels from Kenya after the first...
  5. WhatAnArtist

    Was the 18 Brumaire coup justified and the right course of action?

    Despite my almost fanboy-level love for Napoléon, I always find myself in a moral dilemma when reading about him or discussing him. Most of that moral dilemma stems from the fact that he essentially overthrew a democratic government and installed himself as the sole ruler of France (I know that...
  6. Azad67

    Sher Shah Suri's action against Balochs in Punjab

    In 1543-44 , Sher Shah ordered Haibat Khan to expel the Balochis from Multan, who were responsible for depopulating the Multan subah, they had plundered and devastated those parts after Mongol (Arghun) raids. Sher Shah ordered Haibat Khan to restore prosperity to the subah and re-populate...
  7. O

    What kind of tools are needed to create flintlock mechanisms? Bolt action?

    This is kind of speculative as I've been thinking "if I traveled back in time with a flintlock, how far back can I go before it's too difficult a mechanism for people to be able to create?" Same with bolt action (and the percussion caps to go with it). But I don't know what tools and...
  8. R

    Top 10 Action Films

    Just an opinion, as with my other lists. I favor most of the classic picks - though a few minority choices made my personal list as well. The criteria for 'action' film is probably one of the more difficult to nail down genres. Some would consider The Matrix an action film, while others might...
  9. Linschoten

    Eurozone democracy in action in Portugal

    A wonderful example of democracy EU style (or at least Eurozone style). Eurosceptic parties have gained a majority in Portugal's elections, but the President has refused to invite them to form a government because it is 'against the national interest'! Ten years ago anyone would have thought...
  10. Jeff0803

    Most wicked action committed by US military leader?

    In your opinion, what is the most wicked/evil/immoral/etc. action ever committed by a U.S. military leader? If you can point to an action committed by a military leader that most American's admire, even better. For those who are interested in why I ask, I'm a seminary student and I'm writing...
  11. Lawnmowerman

    Demolition Man: Dumb Action movie or Satirical Masterpiece???

    In 1993 Demolition Man was released. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes as the main protagonists. The supporting sat consists of Sandra Bullock, Rob Schneider, Benjamin Bratt, Jack Black, Jesse Ventura, Dennis Leary and in a rare venture into main stream cinema Nigel Hawthorn...
  12. England Expects

    Greatest single-ship action of all time?

    What's your favourite single-ship action of all time? I'm going for HMS Shannon vs USS Chesapeake off Boston, East Coast of the USA, 1st June 1813. Why? Because Philip Broke proved himself to be one of the best frigate Captains ever. He took his opponent's ship in under 15 minutes, a...
  13. bbooze

    Where to find footage of historical artillery in action.

    I'm reading an Osprey book Siege Weapons Of The Far East. It would be really cool to be able to watch weapons like the Thunderclap Bomb actually exploding on targets in order to get an idea of their destructive power. Has some bored rich man or tv show done this? Can someone supply me links to...
  14. M

    Best Bolt action Rifles

    What do you think are the Best Bolt Action Rifles in WW1 and 2?
  15. Domhnall Balloch

    Best 'Action Hero' Names In History

    The question's simple: which historical figures do you think have names that, if they were ran past a Hollywood production office, would be given to Rambo-like action heroes within the week? I'll make a start with Jenkin Savage, Anglo-Norman baronet and legitimate hard-nosed tough guy; Dubgall...
  16. SSDD

    Which was better rifle Ariaska Type 99 or MAS-36?

    Which was better? I am saying because both of these rifles were intended to replace existing service rifles of japan and France respectively. But never completely replaced. When war broke out both armies went to war with multiple service rifles. Japan wanted to replace Type 38 and Type 30 by...
  17. Aegean Ghost

    Democracy in action - Switzerland

    The Swiss voted yes on restrictions on immigration : BBC News - Swiss immigration: 50.3% back quotas, final results show One might agree or disagree with that but I think it's great that people can vote directly for major issues . Compare this with the UK for example where the government and...
  18. Lawnmowerman

    The Last Action of the Calcutta Light Horse

    I just watched the 1980's action movie. "Sea Wolves" It was your basic action adventure about a group of retired British army officers from the Calcutta Light Horse sneaking onto a German Merchant vessel harboured in neutral Portuguese Goa to destroy a wireless that was transmitting the...
  19. H

    "Stealth sign lanuage" action heroes use?

    In almost every action/war movie there is at least one stealth scene where the heroes sneak up on someone or some fort/bunker. Instead of talking, they point to places with thier fingers, or count to three (with fingers) and then attack. Is this a hollywood invention, or do soldiers really make...
  20. HistoryFreak1912

    The American Revolution~ British against British, or American against British action?

    OK, so I know that on 1776, the USA declared itself separated from Britain, we all know the drill, but here's the thing...Britain didn't really recognize the USA as a separate country until much later, after 1776. And this may tie in on the whole 'when did the British colonists in America...