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  1. Futurist

    A restoration of the French monarchy after a French defeat in WWI?

    If France lost World War I, would there have been a realistic chance of the French monarchy being restored? For the record, I am thinking of France losing World War I due to British neutrality in this war. Of course, this might require a somewhat later World War I--perhaps one which breaks out...
  2. chansey

    Can medieval noble women knights defeat male mobs?

    If a woman trained in combat and put on the best plate armor of the 15th century, can she beat a male mob wearing a leather armor? As far as I know, a good plate armor is very expensive, and few people can afford it except the nobility. If she can ride a horse, can she beat more male mobs...
  3. J

    The main reason of the German defeat in WW2: OIL and forced demotorization (VIDEO)

    The German defeat in WW2 has surly many-many reasons, but this is vastly overshadow every other reasons and aspects. OIL and forced DEMOTORIZATION of the German army. It is an extremely well prepared very very professional video about the situation in WW2, with hundreds of references from...
  4. JaddHaidar

    Roman defeat at the Battle of Emesa

    As the title implies, how would Roman history change in the case of Palmyrene victory in the Battle of Emesa? Since I understand this is not a particularly often talked about period in Roman history I'll give a bit background; In 272, Palmyra, under Zenobia, queen of Palmyra and the widow of...
  5. Futurist

    How much did Japan's defeat in World War II influence anime?

    As we all know, Japan has a thriving and extremely popular animation industry. Indeed, Japanese anime is extremely popular in many parts of the world right now. However, what I am curious is this--how much did Japan's defeat in World War II influence the development of anime? In other words...
  6. B

    Should India be grateful for Allauddin Khalji's defeat of Mongol empire?

    Allauddin Khalji defeated the Mongol invasions of India about 6 times. Had he not stopped them, India would've been devastated and everyone looking like Mongolians today. Should India be grateful for this emperor?
  7. Karl XII

    Did it even matter if non-european powers managed to defeat America/european powers?

    The only two times it actually achieved anything was when the ethiopians defeated the Italians and when the japanese defeated the Russians. The Italians lost to just about everybody though and the Japanese were a little more powerful than most other non-european powers so that one is fairly...
  8. Karl XII

    Greatest Ottoman victory vs their worst defeat?

    Just like what I did for the romans and the swedes. Pick one victory and one defeat. This one might be a little hard because there's so much history and the Ottomans suffered some truly disastrous defeats. Victories 1. Battle of Mohacs- While it may not be the most impressive victory...
  9. Karl XII

    Greatest Swedish victory and their greatest defeat

    Similar to thread I did for the roman empire. A poll has been included and for it to work you must vote for 1 victory and 1 defeat. I have primarily focused on conflicts during Swedens time as a great power, but I have included some other battles as well. Greatest Victories in my opinion 1...
  10. Duke Valentino

    Zama: Hannibal's Impressive Defeat?

    What do you guys think of Zama? Do you think Hannibal lost his touch? Was Scipio simply better? Or both? Was Hannibal's plan viable, or should he have attempted something different? Was his plan impressive? I've got my own thoughts on the battle, but I'd like to see what others think before I...
  11. T

    Do the Visigoths deserve more credit for the defeat of Attila at Chalons?

    Though commonly thought of more as a Roman victory (perhaps the last great Roman victory) it seems to me that Theodoric and the Visigoths deserve more credit for the eventual stopping of the Huns. How did Visigothic troops compare to the Roman troops at the time? Were they considered better...
  12. F

    How did the Mongols defeat Song Dynasty guns?

    This might be a stupid question. The Song Dynasty had the first guns, albeit very primitive ones. Were these guns just not powerful enough to repel the Mongols? Because the Mongols had no such gunpowder weapons until they got them from the Song Chinese. These were hand cannons.
  13. T

    Details on the Lithuanian defeat of the Mongols at the Battle of Blue Waters

    Why is this battle not that famous? It seems like it would certainly matter to the Lithuanians at least. After all, it led to the Lithuanians conquering the Principality of Kiev. It also helps crack a dent in the myth of Mongol invincibility. Could it has been because it didn't happen in Western...
  14. M

    The largest military force that American Indians could Defeat?

    What was the largest military force that Indians in the Western United States could defeat? At the Battle of Pine Creek, also known as the Battle of Tohotonimmee and Steptoe's Disaster, on 17 May 1858, a US army force of 159 or 164 men and two mountain howitzers under Major and Brevet...
  15. S

    The Battle of Toulouse 721 A.D. (and Duke Odo's defeat at Bordeaux)

    Hey. I make history videos, and recently decided to cover Duke Odo's victory at Toulouse against the arabs and his defeat 11 years later at Bordeaux: Gbni7vjhdS4 Now, I noticed something during my research for the video. It seems that this battle was completely overshadowed by Charle's victory...
  16. M

    Was Hitler Arrogant or Just Stupid to Think He Could Defeat the Soviets?

    The greatest martial mistake Hiter did was attacking the Soviets in the Second World War, however, I never understood why he thought that was a good idea. Was he just arrogant, and believed that the German Army was superior to the Soviets? Or did he believe that the Soviets would retreat deep in...
  17. Andronikos

    Was there a conspiracy by ancient Jews & Christians to defeat or control Rome?

    Friends, Let me beginning by declaring that nothing offensive to either people or religion is intended by this unusual and bold question I raise. My aim is to search after possible proof of a deep conflict and deadly rivalry between ancient Jews and Christians (who later separated), and the...
  18. P

    Main factors for German defeat in WW2?

    I'm doing a project in school and I've chosen to do "Was the USSR was the most significant factor in the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War?". The main factors I've highlighted are as follows: The USSR German strategical and military mistakes The Allies If anyone has any better...
  19. T

    Would the death of Lloyd George lead to a British defeat in ww1?

    Exactly what it says on the tin. In OTL the HMS Hampshire was an armoured cruiser en route to Russia in 1916 when it was sunk by a German submarine. Several important officials were killed by the sinking , including the Minister of War, Lord Kitchener. Suppose Asquith had decided to send some...
  20. A Vietnamese

    Could Vietnam defeat Thailand?

    Could Vietnam defeat Thailand if they invade Thailand after defeating Khmer Rogue and neither America or China interfered?