1. M

    Worst dictators in your opinion

    Although this topic has probably been discussed a million times, I would like to hear which dictators from the year 1900 and until today people think is the worst. In this discussion saying Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini or Pol Pot is not allowed, since these will surely be the ones dominating...
  2. Dose

    What is your controversial historical opinion?

    This doesn't necessarily mean hot-button issues that will get everyone angry (although you're free to post those as well!), but I'm more interested in opinions you hold about history that fall outside of conventional or the "agreed-upon" historical narrative.
  3. P

    What is your opinion on Gloryholes?

    Are they a right or an illegal impropriety?? Or should it depend on the culture? Do any Italians have an opinion on this?
  4. World History Fan

    In your opinion, who was the best First Lady of the 20th century?

    And why do you think so? For me it is Eleanor Roosevelt. She really modernize the role of First Lady. She brought increase awareness too a lot of social problems I will say it is hard to pick just one First Lady from the last century as the best. There were a lot of Great First Ladies in the...
  5. BlackViper

    Vauban's Opinion about the Siege Strategy of Turin

    In 1706, Marshal Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban, a master of siege techniques, volunteered his services for the French siege of Turin. He was turned down due to his age, but he still gave his sagely advice which the commander of the operation, Louis de la Feuillade decided to ignore. Vauban...
  6. gustavolapizza

    in your opinion what are the reasons why the Korean war is a forgotten war?

    question as in the title. you never hear of the korean war, only time you hear about korea is because of North Korea but almost everyone ignores what happened in korea after ww2 and during the 50'. bigger amphibious operation than d-day. bigger bombing campaign than during the whole ww2. A...
  7. D

    an american opinion about the war of the camisards ?

    Hello.During the war of succession of Spain (1701-1713) a big huguenot revolt takes place in the Cevennes,mountains situated in the south of France.The revolt began in 1702 and was stopped in 1705,excepted for little guérillas who fought until 1710:20 000 soldiers and civils killed. Were the...
  8. F

    How did public opinion on racism change so drastically between 1945-1970?

    I have made posts similar to this, but I thought I would rephrase it to get see if I could find the answers that I'm seeking. Prior to World War II, Europe and the United States were obviously very racist places. The worst of which being Nazi Germany. By 1965, both the USA and UK had passed...
  9. B

    The influence of political correctness on our grasp of history in your opinion

    How in your opinion has of the recent fashion of political correctness and the social justice warriors phenomena change our view of history (if at all)?
  10. WhatAnArtist

    What was the public opinion on the European colonial empires like?

    This has been fascinating me recently, the fact that the great European colonial empires lasted until so (relatively) recently, in some cases lasting until the 1960's and 1970's (as with France and Portugal), within the same lifespan as my parents. It's somewhat surreal, since the age of...
  11. Marcellus

    Your opinion about Cassius and Brutus

    I have always considered them the scum of the scum, paying pardon with treachery and death But I know people who consider them martyrs of the Roman Republic, putting their love for the values of the motherland above minor feelings, as gratitude to a man who destroyed centuries of democracy by...
  12. Futurist

    Your opinion of Nursultan Nazarbayev?

    As for me, on the whole, Positive; indeed, while I generally dislike dictators (for multiple reasons), Nazarbayev actually does appear to have done a lot of good for Kazakhstan. :)
  13. S

    What, in your opinion, is the most likely case for Pelayo of Asturias's background?

    Pelayo/Pelagius was a Visigothic nobleman who allegedly spearheaded a rebellion against the Muslims of Cordoba, who had conquered the Iberian Peninsula. They eventually relented and allowed him to keep the rugged northwestern territory of Asturias, not wanting to deal further with "thirty...
  14. P

    Who, in your opinion, was the most notable Indologist?

    Of course, there is Megasthenes (Greek of antiquity) and Al-Biruni (the great medieval Persian polymath who had Indology, and Egyptology, among numerous other fields under his belt.) But I mean somebody more contemporary. Who, in your opinion, is the "Joseph Needham" (Sinology), of Indology?
  15. Solidaire

    Erich Ludendorff: your opinion

    Surely one of the most important commanders of WWI that played a very important role in the outcome of the Great War, but also a very controversial figure that greatly influenced politics during the early decades of the 20th century, up to his death in the '30s. Allegedly, the main source of the...
  16. K

    Historians, what's your opinion on this Ancient Greece alt. history quest?

    https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/magna-graecia-a-city-state-quest.17910/ This is how Cetashwayo described the quest in a nutshell: Magna Graecia is a quest set in some part of Italy (you'll find out eventually) in the year 490 BCE, and as said you will be playing as the citizens...
  17. Solidaire

    British referendum: Historum's opinion

    With the referendum approaching in a few days, I was curious to see what members think about Britain's choices. Let's have a forum poll, including separate options for British, EU citizens (not British), and non-EU citizens. PS: I have no problem if this poll was merged with the ongoing...
  18. Shtajerc

    Franz Joseph I - Your Opinion

    Like the title says, what do you think about Franz Joseph, Emperor, Apostolic King etc etc 1848-1916? All the things he has seen in his life time, lived through, what he did, what kind of man is he in your eyes? Feel free to vote in the poll and also elaborate your opinion.
  19. JoanOfArc007

    What is your opinion on Joseph Stalin?

    What is your opinion on Joseph Stalin And before making your choice folks, consider the allies of WW2, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Poster_russian.jpg http://www.greanvillepost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Churchill-and-Stalin.jpg...
  20. WhatAnArtist

    What period of history or historical figure makes for the best story?

    By story I mean exactly that; a series of events told in a fashion that is meant to entertain or excite. Disregard many important things we usually consider when discussing history like the morality of the events or actions, the success of them, the legacy of them, the lessons of them, etc, and...