1. gustavolapizza

    standing rock protest

    anyone is following it? any tought?
  2. notgivenaway

    Could medieval kingdoms have maintained standing armies?

    They typically didn't have them but could kings have had armies that were maintained in peacetime without using feudal bondage?
  3. DeadCorn

    Anybody know what this Eagle is Standing On?

    Hey, anybody know what this eagle is standing on?
  4. L

    Why was America's standing Army so small in the early 20th Century?

    Was it because they didn't have to fear an Invasion and they felt maintaining a large army in peacetime was an unnecessary expense?
  5. P

    Oldest standing section of Great Wall?

    I was reading about the Great Wall today and I came across a section built by the State of Qi in the 6th century B.C. Is it authentic/oldest section? It is very impressive solid masonry construction
  6. Futurist

    Did Russian Tsar Nicholas II make a mistake by standing up for Serbia in 1914?

    As for me, my own answer to this question is an unequivocal Yes. Russia wasn't prepared to fight a long war with Germany in 1914 and thus shouldn't have been willing to fight a war with Germany in 1914 by standing up for Serbia. Indeed, even if the outbreak of World War I would have been delayed...
  7. M

    Buildings standing after the atomic bombings

    I am interested to know which are the buildings that were still standing (until today) after the 2 atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tried Google for information but there doesn't seem much available other than the dome in Hiroshima...
  8. V

    What was the oldest standing Greek temple?

    And what was it's age. From my understanding the temple of Apollo at Delphi. But when exactly was it built? All I can find is one sources that states: The temple of Apollo was first built around the 7th c. B.C. by the two legendary architects Trophonios and Agamedes. Temple of...
  9. C

    Standing for parliament in 18th century Britain

    I am currently reading William Hague's excellent biography of William Wilberforce, but have got stuck. Hague is discussing Wilberforce and William Pitt the Younger wanting to enter parliament as MPs, in the 18th century. Herewith some extracts from the book. "Two individuals as famous as...
  10. Aya Katz

    Why did the constitution provide for a standing Navy?

    Looking at the United States Constitution Article I, Section 8 provides in part that Congress shall have the power: "To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water; "To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use...
  11. Toltec

    Standing with Stone

    The excellent documentary series has been put online free by its producers in HD. YouTube
  12. Emperor Trajan

    How is Cuba still standing?

    On January,1 1959 the Cuban Revolution came to an end and Fidel Castro took over. From April 17-19, 1961 the Bay of Pigs Invasion happend and failed. Fidel Castro then cut off trade with the United States sending Cuba into a huge economic fall. When the Soviet Union fell in 1991 Cuba had not big...
  13. AlpinLuke

    Hieroglyphs: mummy. Laying or standing.

    In the usage of the hieroglyph of the mummy in ancient Egypt we can note a certain "jump" around the XII dynasty. In fact until that period the mummy was usually represented laying down on a bed. While from that moment also the version of the standing mummy appeared. Which were the differences...
  14. Wenge

    The Chinese People are Standing UP!

    On October 1st 1949 the Chinese people prostrated themselves before the emperor mao. Four days ago they started to get off their face and have at least risen to their knees. Jiayou Zhongguoren. Inside Wukan: the Chinese village that fought back...
  15. Brisieis

    If Any Place Could Still Be Standing?

    If any of these ancient places and landmarks could still be standing today for us to explore and research and admire, which would it be? I gave a handful of ancient wonders, I know there are many more places we would love to wonder at.:)
  16. Magnate

    Last man standing!

    Lets say the whole world arsenal of weapons disappeared. And everyone went mental and started to invade each other and their only weapons were their fists. What country would win? What nationality would you fear to meet in a "Mano a Mano"? And what nationality would you fear the least? My...
  17. fangqingming

    We are standing on the turning point of history.

    how do you think about the topic? i feel the world are losting control ability. Natural disasters ,wars, and inflation,etc. :rolleyes:
  18. Nick

    Five historical people you DON'T want to see standing at the foot of your bed

    Here's my list. Who are on yours? 1. Ronnie Kray 2. Josef Mengele 3. Procrustes 4. Ed Gein 5. Genghis? Vlad? Ivan? No, someone REALLY f*cked up. I give you the evil Nazi clown: