1. EmperorTigerstar

    Machiavelli's Ultimate Thesis: Do You Agree?

    Machiavelli with The Prince essentially stated that it is better for a leader to be feared than loved. Do you think that his assertion is true? Does it depend on the case or type of leadership? Did he have it spot on?
  2. A

    Overthrow of Iranian regime our ultimate aim: Turki bin-Faisal Al Saud

    ???? ?????? ?? ????? ???????? ?????????: ???? ????? ??????.. ????? ????: ????? ????? ?????? - CNNArabic.com Ya, Saudis are stupid as that. If they want to (and more importantly could) change regime, keeping their mouth shut is an important part of the process. Iranian response: Why Iran...
  3. P

    Who do you consider your ultimate national villain?

    As a reaction on my previous thread. Who do you consider your country's ultimate bad guy. I think for my country this would be Jan Pieterszoon Coen. Although I don't really agree with that assesment, he is considered a baddy nowadays. It's kind of a dubble standard though since he also made the...
  4. P

    Who do you consider your ultimate national hero?

    If you had to pick one person in your nation's history that meant the most to your country politically, socialy or military who would that person be? My own vote goes toward William the Silent of house Orange-Nassau. He is the founding father of my nation and started the Dutch war against their...
  5. PureNRG007

    What's your ultimate Pirate Ship?

    You can go to any time you choose with the purposes of being a pirate, no era restrictions on ship choice. What time do you go to, and what ship do you choose?
  6. Valens

    Is reason an ultimate criterion for our experience and view of the world?

    Can reason (based on objective logical conclusion) be considered only and highest value of one being and the chief foundation on which we can build our intellect and only valid tool by which we choose our actions in this life? Or you think it's not that simple and there are problems and things...
  7. EmperorTigerstar

    Ultimate Chinese Spelling Poll

    I've decided to try a different poll. You can pick multiple options. Each option will have "round ___" next to it so you know which group they're in. They have every major Chinese name that is or has been commonly spelled differently. Please pick which one you prefer to use for each round.
  8. Thaladan

    Ultimate Military Staff

    I know there are an awful lot of threads about "Who is the best general?" circulating throughout these forums, but they continue to be popular and this is a bit different. The point of this thread is to pick and choose various historical generals and thus assemble the ultimate military staff...
  9. ucanefan

    Ultimate guide to the presidents

    On history channel. What were your thoughts? I've enjoyed so far.
  10. davu

    Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon

    Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce
  11. oshron

    The Bible: Great Truth, or Ultimate Allegory?

    i was typing up a post in another thread and decided that it would probably be a good idea to open discussion about this. basically, is the bible entirely truthful--that is, are all the events described in it historical ones which happened as written or very nearly so--or is it allegorical...
  12. Thessalonian

    War elephant: The ultimate weapon before the invention of cannons?

    This subject has been mentioned before in some threads, but I think it deserves its own thread for two reasons: First of all, it is a good subject for comprehensive, thorough discussion, not just scattered references in various irrelevant threads without proper bibliography, sources etc...
  13. jeroenrottgering

    Could we say liberalism is the ultimate winnar?

    Since the fall of the Soviet Union Communism isn't that big of a threat anymore to the Capitalistic world. China's communism is reducing and North Korea doesn't participate in the world economy. You could say one of the true communistic states that remain is Cuba, but even they are only a...
  14. max96

    The Ultimate WHAT IF Thread!

    The person above will write a question, and the person below will try to answer it(tell what consequences would that had on modern world). When you answer a question, you can write a new one. I will start. Q: What if Ceasar wouldn't been killed? *sorry for my bad english.
  15. Nick

    Ultimate bushwhacker shootout

    Australian outlaw Ned Kelly against Old West bandit Jesse James. Who wins?
  16. Nick

    Ultimate cowboy shootout

    The Earp brothers and Bat Masterson travel to Dodge city to clean up the town. Doc Holliday goes there for another reason: US Marshal Bill Hickok (still alive as he found a wall seat back in August 1876) has challenged him to an all-or nothing game of poker. Meanwhile the James-Younger gang...
  17. wittgenstein

    A historian's ultimate dream?

    This video is highly speculative, but there is nothing wrong with that! The idea is that computer simulation technology is increasing exponentially, eventually a perfect simulation will be created of present life. That simulation can then be run backwards and all the mysteries of the past will...
  18. C

    What is your ultimate goal in life?

    What is your ultimate goal in life? I can remember two times in my life when I seriously asked my self the question “What are my plans for the future?” The first time occurred about a year after high school when I decided I wanted to be an electrical engineer. I had been working as an...
  19. W

    How would you equip your ultimate Medieval warrior

    Favorite Arms & Armor
  20. Belisarius

    The Ultimate civil War?

    The emperor is dead. Using the patented Historum time displacement vortex, six contenders, all competent generals, arrive to do battle each bringing with them 10,000 troops picked from the Roman armies available to them in their own time. Tiberius: A successful soldier leading your pick of...