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    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...
  2. M

    What are the longest lasting dynasties in Asia?

    What were the longest lasting dynasties in Asia?. 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 dynasty...
  3. M

    The longest lasting middle eastern and African dynasties.

    What were the longest lasting dynasties in the Middle East and Africa? 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...
  4. Robert165

    What is the longest military conflict in very broad terms

    What is the longest 2 countries or 2 armies or 2 groups fought on again and off again battles or conflicts? My definition would be any type of violent conflict as long as it is ongoing with up to a 25 year break in hostilities. I'd say it would need to be armies, even small armies, fighting each...
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    What was the longest continuous military campaign, ever?

    What was the longest military campaign ever? To allow ancient and medieval history to qualify, when modern military organization didn't exist but campaigns certainly still happened, We will use one of two definitions for military campaign here: A series of military operations intended to...
  6. M

    What area was ruled by the Roman realm the longest?

    Rome was traditionally founded in 753 BC. By 756 AD Rome was part of what would become the Papal States and militarily dependent on the Franks and not the Roman Empire in the East. So that makes Rome under Roman control for about 1509 years, minus about 57 years from 476 to 533, or about 1452...
  7. Futurist

    Longest military alliances in history?

    Other than the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance (1373-present; see here: Anglo-Portuguese Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) and the Auld Alliance (1295-1560; see here: Auld Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ), which other military alliances existed for an extremely long time (as...
  8. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: The Longest Day

    “The Longest Day” is a movie about D-Day that was based on the nonfiction book by Cornelius Ryan. I thought it would be interested to see what Hollywood added and altered from the book. Here are some statements about events in the movie, try to determine if they also appear in the book...
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    The Longest Day (1962)

    Vladimir1984 has begun a thread on D-Day, and as I could not find one about this particular film, here it is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Longest_Day_(film) I have seen this thing at least a dozen times. I wonder what the general impression of the members here might be (those who have...
  10. M

    What is the Longest lasting Empire in History?

    Title? Is it Rome? Ottoman? Britian? China? Iran?
  11. Jhangora

    Manas : The Longest Epic

    Epic of Manas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia UNESCO Recognizes Kyrgyz Epic of Manas | Arts & Ideas | The Moscow Times Darkestrah - ?????-????? (Manas-batyr) excerpt - YouTube
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    Longest Lasting Nations/Empires

    What do you think? You can make your opinion on -Dynastic Rules divides Empire?(for example Han and Qing are sometimes seen as Seprate nations despite both being called "Chinese") -Culture(the Eastern Romans are seen as not Romans) Law reforms divide empire?(for example French Revolution ends...
  13. Belloc

    Why did Portugal hold onto its colonies longest?

    Portugal held onto its overseas colonies in Africa longer than any other European power. IIRC, the last Portuguese colony to gain independence was in 1974. Is there any particular why Portugal was able to hold onto its colonies longer?
  14. AlpinLuke

    Money with longest history

    I was wondering, which is the money in history which has lasted most? I mean, the money [currency unit] with the longest history. The first one which comes to my mind is the Roman Sesterzio [from semis-tertius]. It was introduced in the monetary market in 211 BCE and it was no more produced in...
  15. M

    What is the longest gunpowder could have been held off?

    In our time by around the 15th century gunpowder became a relatively common tool on the battlefield. What if it's knowledge however was held off? what if the knowledge from china didn't reach europe when it did? what would be consequences and also how long could it have been until we saw it...
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    The Top 10 longest descending royal families of the world

    List the Top 10 longest descending royal families of the world with the timespan of descent?
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    Longest lasting leave of absence in the British army in the last 50 years

    Exactly what it says on the title... what has been the longest leave of absence in the Royal Air Force in the last 50 years? Or what is the legal limit for a leave of absence from the Royal Air Force?
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    Continuity of civilization and Chinese identity

    i summed up my feelings about chinese identity and continuity issues in another thread. http://www.historum.com/asian-history/8578-korean-descendants-conquered-china-17.html#post1202751 The "liturgical language"(not exactly religious in china's case), classical chinese, known in chinese as...
  19. Maia

    Longest reigning monarch in history?

    I know of none that can beat En-men-lu-ana of Bad-tibira, who reigned for 43,200 years sometime prior to 2900 BC. En-men-lu-ana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Panchen Lama of Tibet has been reigning continuously since the end of the 14th century, through 11 successive reincarnations...
  20. AlpinLuke

    Longest less known national history?

    I was just thinking to Switzerland. The core of the confederation had created in 1291 CE. So this country is more than 700 years old. Despite this, on history books [at least in Italy, which shares a long borderline with Switzerland, btw] the Swiss history is almost absent. Is this not a...