1. Futurist

    The morality of conquering territory for living space?

    I was wondering what everyone's thoughts on the mortality of conquering territory for living space--whether in the past or in the present--is. I mean, I feel rather conflicted about this considering that, on one hand, I support national self-determination--for instance, allowing territories to...
  2. Kookaburra Jack

    Chi-Rho ☧ originally a Symbol of the Centurion

    A common Christian legend has it that the Roman emperor Constantine first used the Chi-Rho symbol ☧ on his vexilla (military standards) to represent a christogram formed from the first two Greek letters of the word "Christ" (Greek: ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ, or Χριστός) — Chi (χ) and Rho (ρ). "By this, conquer!”...
  3. Guevarist Mayan

    What prevented the Arabs from fully conquering the Byzantine Empire?

    The Arabs were able to conquer much, if not most, of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire as it existed during the 7th century, but were unable to fully conquer it, even though they managed to conquer the Sassanid Empire as a whole. Why was this the case?
  4. S

    The Balkan nations conquering the earth !

    I see many think are Balkan nations . So how a Balkan can conquere the world ?
  5. G

    why could korea never produce an all conquering empire

    Why did the Korean area not produce an China conquering empire like manchus and mongols. Those two groups could manage to do this despite being around the same area of north east China. Why did Korea never produce a feat of similar nature.
  6. T

    Was militarily conquering the world before the 20th century ever possible

    As stated above, every general of renown has dreamed of conquering it all, but would it ever have been possible? And if so, could a single empire ever have achieved and maintained a beurocracy to manage so much territory and so many populations?
  7. Futurist

    Could the U.S. have won the Vietnam War if it would have tried conquering North ...

    Vietnam and if it would have pursued a rapprochement with China five or more years earlier than it did in real life? Any thoughts on this?
  8. Futurist

    Why exactly did Britain never try conquering Ethiopia in the Age of Imperialism?

    Why exactly did Britain never try conquering Ethiopia in the Age of Imperialism? After all, Ethiopia was bordered by British colonies on several sides: Any thoughts on this?
  9. Z

    Qin state policy when conquering other territory

    Ba (state) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The above wikipedia claim suggest that Qin usually force large migrations of Qin people into area got conquer by Qin. However,there is no citation to the wikipedia page. Do they do that to every single area that got conquered where Qin state will...
  10. L

    The Spanish conquest of Central America

    I'm a big fan of books that take place in some part in history, and after I wrote 2 books that took place in the present I'm now trying to write a book in the genre that I love most. My book is fiction, but I want it to be as realistic as possible and that's quite difficult. It was supposed to...
  11. Ibero

    How did spanish live in peru after conquering the Inka empire?

    I really wonder about this, how was live there few years after the conquista? I guess they were living mostly at castles build there. Are there any left from this early time today? And how was communication and interaction with the local population?
  12. N

    Why Napoleon was successful in conquering Italy while he failed in Spain?

    What made Napoleon successful in annexing Italy while failing in Spain and What do you think Napoleon should did and did not do if he was aiming to conquer Spain?
  13. Essa

    Who had the better chance of conquering Britain ? Why ?

    I would naturally think of the following three: - Spanish Armada. - Napoleon's France. - Hitler's Germany. - Others !
  14. Alcibiades

    Who had better chances of conquering Europe-Ottomans or Arabs

    So?Which Muslim Empire had a greater chance of conquering most of Europe,and placing most of Christians under Islamic rule?Arabs in 8th and 9th centuries AD,OR Ottomans in 15-16th AD?And why do you think so? Discuss? Alcibiades
  15. Alcibiades

    Alexander's chances of conquering Italian Peninsula

    We touched a bit on this topic on the now closed thread "Alexander vs Caesar vs Napoleon''.IMO,it was by far,the most interesting part of the last 300 or so posts in that thread. Okay,I will revise here Alexander's side of things(and his forces)for 2 reasons:a)I know much more about that than...
  16. R

    Ancient Rome conquering America

    Hello, i have bee wondering, and if Rome ever began a campaign on America? There are 11 eleven legions under the command of a great general, that knows what ground is suitable for battle, when to fight and how, he understands military tactics. He also have more 20 generals, one for each legion...
  17. Shanks

    Who came closest to conquering Europe?

    Hitler or Napoleon