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  1. Tolkien was a writer. In his universe thoughts...

    Tolkien was a writer. In his universe thoughts and words are more powerful than actions. Sam might have physically carried the ring but as he learned from the orcs who captured Frodo that Frodo was...
  2. Thanks for the quick answers. Looks interesting.

    Thanks for the quick answers. Looks interesting.
  3. Russia's economy has improved massivly under...

    Russia's economy has improved massivly under Putin and as noted they have the equipment. Don't see why this is unrealistic. And demographic decline actually means you have more money available as you...
  4. Can Anyone Recommend a Popular Science Magazine?

    Basicly a journal of contemporary scientific achievements. To be read as entertainment but still explaining the principles of the scientific work. Good websites would be also nice.
  5. Rudolf I of Habsburg who acted as one of the most...

    Rudolf I of Habsburg who acted as one of the most loyal commanders of Frederick II in Swabia and Italy. Then reestablished Germany after the Interregium winning the biggest knight battle in the...
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    Important! Poll! If one defines discovered as the first who...

    If one defines discovered as the first who traveled there by sea my vote goes to ancient Egyptians. I think the stories about seafarers from the east among the Mesoamerican Civilications point to...
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    Three legions in 9 ad in Germany. Plus atleast...

    Three legions in 9 ad in Germany. Plus atleast the same amount of roman troops in the followup battles. Anyway don't see the difference between the loss of the legion in one battle or due to campaign...
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    Detailed book about the fight of his grandson...

    Detailed book about the fight of his grandson with the papacy:...
  9. Many accounts of Roman emperors might be...

    Many accounts of Roman emperors might be blackened or enhanced by political partisans. Another famous account is Caligula's planned Germanic invasion in which he supposedly only advanced to the...
  10. The enslavement of the jews in egypt is set...

    The enslavement of the jews in egypt is set during the Hyksos period. A time when warlords and migrating tribes fought over the remnant of the decaying Egyptian realm. Like other eras of civilication...
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    The main reason modern dutch and german are...

    The main reason modern dutch and german are different is that modern german is based on Thuringian. If it was based on Low Saxon the difference would be minimal. The german areas closest to the...
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    Suebi split into the Alemanni led by the Semnones...

    Suebi split into the Alemanni led by the Semnones who evolved into Swiss, Alsatians, Badener and Swabians. The Lombards merged into Northern Italy. The Marcomanni who incorporated significant Boii...
  13. The eastern german army was taking care to keep...

    The eastern german army was taking care to keep continuity with former german armies in dress and symbols. The russians even wanted them to build up a strong submarine force according to tradition....
  14. German medieval history is a bit distorted by the...

    German medieval history is a bit distorted by the English 19th century practice to replace German events with less important English ones. With a conflict against a Germany becoming more likely this...
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    True! I always thought the story of Henry the...

    True! I always thought the story of Henry the Lion betraying him which backfired and let to his own downfall would make a good plot for a movie.
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