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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

Long but very engaging: link

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

Everything has to be called something ??
I happen to be "Russ"

Regards
Russ Dunaway

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

Great article. In the spirit of it, I will add a tidbit I picked up in reading:

It took until the 17th century for Britain's population to
get back to its Roman Empire numbers.

The fall of the Roman Empire produced conditions not unlike what we see in post-apocalyptic wargames.

Sobieski09 Nov 2017 2:13 a.m. PST

I'm always entertained by the fact that Czech historians use the term "dark ages" for what we call the "Enlightenment", since their lands were heavily under the Hapsburg heel at the time.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 8:34 a.m. PST

I am always amazed at this idea. How many Technological advancements just disappeared for 500 years+++.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 9:26 a.m. PST

Yeah, seems like some precious historians are/were in willful denial about something that they study in detail.

Good article!

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