europe

  1. DrStrangelove987

    How did the HRE, with such a confusing, intricate and complicated system of governance last for 1000 years? [No, Voltaire quotes are not necessary]

    Exactly what the title is asking. The History of The Holy Roman Empire is an extremely confusing and intricate system of politics, how in the hell did it last for as long as it did. Reminder; I better not see any Voltaire quotes in your responses.
  2. Imperia

    Mixed Eugenics?

    We know that in the West the idea of superior race spread in the 19th and 20th centuries. With the division of Africa and neo-colonialism to bring "civilization to these territories", with racial segregation in the US, with the encouragement of racial bleaching in Brazil, and the Nazis in ww2...
  3. SenatorIncitatus

    How would Europe changed if the soviets took Warsaw in 1920?

    In 1920 the Soviets pushed into Poland, putting in risk the existence of the country. But because of Stalin, who at the time was the political commissar of southern polish front, the troops were split (putting too much forces on the Lvov front), this event with logistical problems, let the...
  4. J

    Europe vs Asia in 1500: Military and Technology comparison

    From what I found there are several comparison of European and Asian military during the 16th century, however most of the military compared appear mostly in the later part of the 16th century like Japan and the Mughal Empire. Comparison of the Ming, Mughal and Japanese militaries in the 1590s...
  5. J

    Europe vs Asia in 1500 AD in military capability and technology

    From what I found there are several comparison of European and Asian military during the 16th century, however most of the military compared appear mostly in the later part of the 16th century like Japan and the Mughal Empire. Comparison of the Ming, Mughal and Japanese militaries in the 1590s...
  6. L

    Emperor/ruler famous for being near death many times

    This is just a quick doubt I have. I remember hearing somewhere there was a Roman/Bizantine emperor who was famous for being in near-death situations many times during his travels and champains. I just need the name, it seems like my wording is not good but I can't find that in Google. Thanks...
  7. Imperia

    Competition created the West

    Competition in Europe arose after the fall of the Western Roman Empire when West Europe was divided into small and medium-sized nations that ceased to be provinces of a unified empire to turn the future colonial empires that conquered the world. My question is the West conquered the world...
  8. 2

    Catalan counties after the fall of the Marca Hispanica and before their union with the Crown of Aragon, were they independent?

    Very specific cuestion: What was the political status (read: hierarchy) of the Catalan counties after the fall of the Marca Hispanica and before their union with the Crown of Aragon?
  9. Futurist

    A book about Europe's "danger spots" in the late 1930s

    Here is a very interesting book by Bernard Newman about the "danger spots" of Europe in the late 1930s: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.121442 The final edition of this book appears to have been published shortly after the Nazi conquest of Poland in late 1939--as evidenced by the...
  10. M

    What Were the Longest Lasting Dynasties In Europe?

    What were the longest lasting dynasties in Europe? If part of a dynasty's length was legendary, when was the division between the legendary and the historical periods of the dynasty? If answering, be sure to distinguish between the length of time a dynasty lasted as a ruling or reigning...
  11. J

    Christianity in Europe.

    As a non believer i would be interested to know your opinions regarding Christianity and if it 'civilised' Europe or would we have been better off without it? Maybe we would still be carrying out human and animal ritual sacrifices today and worshipping our Pagan Gods if it wasn't for the...
  12. Incendio

    Why there were fewer wars in 19th century in Europe?

    Which are supported reasons that there were fewer wars in 19th century in Europe compared to previous centuries after Napoleonic Wars? 18th century and especially 17th century were known to have lots of wars. After the defeat of Napoleon's French Empire in Waterloo in 1815, there were a long...
  13. Y

    Peak Qing and Mughal Scientific and Engineering Innovation versus Europe

    For a long time the extreme success of the west in the 19th and 20th centuries has been used to push an underlying narrative that the west succeeded to such a degree because western culture was inherently superior even for centuries prior to their world domination. That's how we (in western...
  14. A

    Estimates of ancient population size/density in Europe.

    Does anyone have info on population sizes and densities in Europe, say from the Bronze Age onwards?
  15. Futurist

    How potent of a force was republicanism in Europe before WWI?

    How potent of a force was republicanism in Europe before World War I? I know that France, Switzerland, and--starting from 1910--Portugal were republics. However, what about the European countries that were still monarchies before World War I? Were there large-scale republican movements in any...
  16. R

    Europe is not a continent

    After all these years, I am just now learning this. I was watching a lecture by Dr. Joy Degruy and she had everyone define the textbook definition of a continent and then she showed how Europe doesnt fit that definition, yet, the point is those who brutally conquered the world are able to just...
  17. Darth Raidius

    Best European commanders of the ACW era?

    The notable commanders of the American Civil War (1861-1865) are held in high esteem, not least by Americans, with generals like Lee, Grant, Sherman and Jackson enjoying much praise, sometimes to gross exaggeration. While I do not doubt their military competence, it does make me wonder; why...