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  1. B

    Confederate failure to make Lee commander of all forces

    IMO the biggest reason the Confederacy lost the war was the failure to make Lee commander of the whole Confederate Army. Davis the West Point graduate tried to manage the war himself. Also, the Union did a much better job of putting talented generals in charge late in the war.
  2. Futurist

    Did France ever make a serious attempt to acquire Sardinia?

    Did France ever make a serious attempt to acquire Sardinia? Due to Sardinia's central location between Corsica and Algeria, one would think that France would have been interested in acquiring Sardinia. However, did France ever actually make a serious attempt to do this? Any thoughts on this?
  3. Darth Raidius

    Can you make Italy great for once?

    Italy has become the laughingstock of World War II for their performance (or lack thereof), but did they truly have to be? Imagine that you are the head of the Italian Armed Forces, promoted as early as 1922 immediately after the fascist takeover. Mussolini grants you supreme authority to...
  4. C

    Did Lend Lease Make Pearl Harbor Possible?

    I was watching the "Winds of War" recently and there's a scene near the end where Admiral Kimmel, a few days after the Pearl Harbor attack, blames the surprise on a lack of patrol planes which in turn was caused by lend lease. The character says the US gave so many planes to Britain and the...
  5. Eye of Woland

    Does voting make a significant difference?

    There are really 2 questions here: whether it is important to vote in elections, and whether voting in said election makes a significant difference to how the country is governed. Different countries adopt different voting systems so PR may help a government be more representative of the people...
  6. R

    Does modern technology make Cannae like defeats almost impossible for modern armies

    Basically Cannae or the Teutoberg Wald or Lake Trasimene happenes because of the fog of war and information assymetry, but modern technology like satellites, is this impossible for an army with modern equipment because commanders can see everything the enemy does in real time, thus making...
  7. M

    With advance of body armor, can horse cavalry ever make a return?

    Title PLA cavalry still train with sabre in hand for tradition. New plates like level IV armor can stop multiple hits from 30 caliber rounds. With this, can cavalry ever come back?
  8. Menshevik

    Pro-gun control people, how would you make gun control work?

    I suppose I fall on the side of being one of the pro-gun people. I definitely believe in some amount of gun control, but I think I it should be less control and restriction as opposed to more. I want to challenge my beliefs and how I think about the subject, so, I'd like to hear from those of...
  9. H

    Pro communist people, how would you make communism work?

    Like if I wanted more ram or a new graphics card for my computer, how would I get those in communism?
  10. Voltaires Hat

    How does studying history make you feel?

    Anymore when I read almost any history, of any place, period, or topic, I get an overwhelming sense of connection with the past, the present, and my place in the cosmos. When I get too deep into my day to day worries and concerns I'll sometimes forget the bigger picture, but reading history...
  11. Futurist

    Did the Soviet Union make a big deal about the Soviet-Polish border in 1921-1938?

    Did the Soviet Union make a big deal about the Soviet-Polish border between 1921 and 1938? Basically, I know that Germany made an extremely massive fuss about its border with Poland in the interwar era, but I don't know if the Soviet Union likewise made a big fuss about its own border with...
  12. Futurist

    Theoretically, did it make more sense for the U.S. to ally with Germany in World War

    Theoretically, did it make more sense for the U.S. to ally with Germany in World War I? I mean, I am well-aware of unrestricted submarine warfare and the Zimmerman Telegram. However, had the U.S. allied with Germany at the start of World War I (or even later on, as long as Germany did...
  13. Futurist

    If the U.S. enters World War II in 1939 and France still falls, does the U.S. make pe

    If the U.S. enters World War II in 1939 and France still falls, does the U.S. make peace with Nazi Germany afterwards? Also, for reference, there are two good PoDs which could result in the U.S. entering World War II in 1939. First, Woodrow Wilson's stroke in late 1919 could kill him, thus...
  14. F

    Let us say we decide how to make a historical film..

    Then how should it be? Topic, time, persons, more "documentary" or more fiction? I have some ideas(no, I have no connections with the film industry of any kind, so it is purely imagination or "daydreaming"), but they are all for debate, so it is possible I may change my mind completely if there...
  15. Futurist

    Did it make more sense for Imperial Germany to ally with Austria-Hungary or Russia?

    Did it make more sense for Imperial Germany to ally with Austria-Hungary or to ally with Russia (if it had to choose, that is)? Basically, the way that I see it, here are the benefits and drawbacks of these approaches: Ally with A-H: Pro: -You get to be the dominant partner in this alliance...
  16. Zbigniew

    Why USArmy did't make a copy MP 44?

    Why USArmy fast after the war did't make a copy MP 44 Sturmgewehr (I mean general idea "assault rifle" - automatic carbine with a intermediate cartridge)?
  17. N

    How can one make the ancient history into a conversation about modern concerns?

    The title is the essay question that I want to ask, I have no idea where to start, so I want to know if anyone have some ideas about how to answer a question like this? By the way, this essay question is derived from T.C. McCaskie: "Historical interpretation is a discursive conversation about...
  18. C

    Loss figures for Gaugamela confuse me

    According to the sources only a couple hundred men were lost on the Macedonian side, but also according to the sources, the Macedonian left wing almost crumbled. How exactly do battles work that on the one hand, the fighting 'becomes dire', but in the end only a dozen men are dead? Is it that...
  19. M

    500 BC: Time-Traveller teaches Ancient Greece and Persia to make Gunpowder Weapons!

    In the date, January 1st, 500 BC, a Time-Traveller goes back to the Ancient Past to teach both the Greeks and Persians how to make and use Muskets and Cannons He spends three months in each city teaching its inhabitants: -Babylon (Persia) -Athens (Greece) -Sparta (Greece) -Pasargadae...
  20. RidiculousName

    Did Boomsticks Make Large-Scale Democracy Viable?

    If modern firearms had never been invented, would most people still be bowing to aristocrats instead of bureaucrats? It seems like with the invention of gunpowder prompted a dramatic shift in governments around the world from pseudo-absolute constitutional monarchy to pseudo-democratic...