THE VIKINGS IN IRELAND 795–1014 Part I

I am reading a short novel right now about the Vikings in Ireland so I found this fascinating.

Few places suffered more at the hands of the Vikings than Ireland. For the best part of 200 years the Vikings systematically milked Ireland of its people to supply the slave trade, yet, for all their military success they failed to conquer and settle in any territory besides a few fortified coastal enclaves. This is […]

via THE VIKINGS IN IRELAND 795–1014 Part I — Weapons and Warfare

Know Your History: The Invisible Hand of Conquest – How Smallpox Defeated Armies, Toppled Empires & Changed History

Getting a Big Picture understanding of how contagions have shaped our history can put things in perspective.

 

“Its presence shaped the fate of North America fully as much as any bullets, blades or bayonets.” By John Danielski THE CORONA VIRUS is not the first contagion to threaten the stability of civilization. Throughout history, disease has often functioned… Read more → The post The Invisible Hand of Conquest – How Smallpox Defeated Armies,…

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THE IRISH HOLOCAUST NO ONE MENTIONS

Know Your History Folks.. The Truth is Out There!

 

It is estimated that deliberate starvation, slavery and the expulsion of the Irish (and Scottish) peoples in fairly recent history led to a 50 percent loss of population. If this is so, these two nations suffered a population loss far worse than did the Slavs under Jewish Bolshevism or by Germany that suffered a 13 million loss of population following World War II on account of Allied policy.

via THE IRISH HOLOCAUST NO ONE MENTIONS — THE ETHNIC-EUROPEAN

More Proof that the Government is Altering Our History of the Civil War

All part of the Govt. Plan to Control the Future (By Controlling the Past).

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FORT SUMTER & SLAVERY

Based on the article “Revisionism” by Andrew P. Calhoun, with an introduction by Diane Rufino

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love history and how much time I spend reading and researching historical events. I don’t want to read some liberal historian’s take on history or some progressive professor’s view of history. I want to know exactly what happened, why it happened, and the conditions, the views, the cultural norms, the customs that defined the particular time period. I look to primary documents and recordings/documentation at the time of the event, by those who were involved, who were affected, or who were witnesses.

For example, I know for a fact that the Civil War (the War of Northern Aggression; aka, the War to Prevent Southern Independence; aka, the War Between the States) was NOT started over slavery and Lincoln did not initiate hostilities with the South…

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Ancient History: Time to Re-Think the Historical Record

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Romans Landed in America and Sent Ambassadors to China

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Fascinating stuff.

If you are a History lover like me, it is things like this that keep you motivated to keep digging and not accept the status quo.

Be sure and watch the attached video below.

Captain Kirk takes us on a wild ride through some events that IMO prove civilizations and cultures that we thought were isolated from the rest of the world had contact with one another through trade and commerce.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

Military History: Was The Russian Military A SteamRoller From WW2 Until Today?

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Joseph Stalin supposedly claimed that “quantity has a quality all its own,” justifying a cannon-fodder mentality and immense casualties. The problem is, Stalin never actually said that, but it fits our stereotype about the Russian military so neatly that everyone believes he did.

When it comes to war, Russia is commonly perceived as favoring quantity over quality and winning mainly by overwhelming its opponents with hordes of poorly trained soldiers. You can hardly find any account of Russia’s wars that does not use terms like “hordes,” “masses,” and even “Neolithic swarms.” Quantity, it is believed, made quality almost irrelevant.

German generals propagated the myth of a Red Army comprised of faceless masses of troops, motivated only by NKVD rifles at their backs and winning only through sheer force of numbers. Many Western histories accept this view, and it is standard fare in Hollywood, notably in the 2001 Enemy at the Gates.  The story was also standard fare during the Cold War, when the intelligence community frequently overestimated the quantitative side of Soviet capabilities while belittling its quality.

True, some analysts argued for a more nuanced approach. For instance, Michael Handel in 1981 wrote that “To claim that the USSR is emphasizing quantity over quality in military equipment is to foster a dangerous misconception” [emphasis in the original]. We also know that the “missile gap” and “bomber gap” were artifacts of faulty intelligence analysis.

However, when you crunch the numbers, it turns out that Russian superiority has not been as great as most people believe. In fact during World War II, the U.S. Army often had about the same numerical advantage over its enemies as did the Red Army. A better understanding of the past might shift our perceptions of the present.

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