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16 APR 2012 at 3:31pm

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I came across this article today and tought for sure there would be some discussion in this thread. So, is this a surprise to anyone? It was to me. I thought the Daleks were Britian's greatest enemy.  



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16 APR 2012 at 3:33pm

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I always thought dental plaque and gingivitis was Britain's greatest enemy. 

 


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16 APR 2012 at 3:46pm

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Beckham's shrilly girl-like voice is also considered an endangerment to The Crown.

 


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16 APR 2012 at 4:18pm

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Have you eaten their food?

They do not need enemies.


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17 APR 2012 at 12:20am

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Originally Posted By bbmike (16 APR 2012 3:31pm)

I came across this article today and tought for sure there would be some discussion in this thread. So, is this a surprise to anyone? It was to me. 

 

Yeah, I'd never have predicted Washington would tak the #1 spot.  I was sure either Rommel or old Boney would be it. 

 

 

 


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24 APR 2012 at 6:34pm

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Bonaparte would be a strong contender, but Washington with his perserverance and the fact that, you know, he ultimately won --witha huge assist from the French--with huge consequences for the British Empire probably tips things his way.



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28 APR 2012 at 4:17pm

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Funny, one of my old college professors went on and on about how horrible Washington was. His military analysis was always a bit suspect, though. At my university, military history was always treated as an abused step child. I had a strong feeling that my liberal (all of em) professors hated that aspect of history. They felt more comfortable talking about any aspect of history dealing with any minority group from the perspective of social history. Not one course offered in my 4 years there had anything directly to do with military history.



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28 APR 2012 at 9:35pm

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It may come as a surprise that there are some "Liberals"

or people who have harboured some "liberal" thoughts who have

a keen interest in history military or otherwise. Even have been soldiers.

Since when is "liberal" a catch-all insult for people who disagree with

"conservative" agendas ....and vice versa?

I think Washington is a good example being surpassed only by English cooks.

A world without the Good Old USA is pretty hard to imagine.......

I mean really!!  Some kind of "Canadistan" extending all the way down to

Mexico?? And a semi-independent Native American nation in the middle?

There is a book, the author I cannot remember, entitled "For Want Of A Nail"

or "All For The Want Of A Nail" or something like that

about North Am after a failed revolution.  It is fascinating reading

cheers


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28 APR 2012 at 9:39pm

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Sorry "For Want Of A Nail" Robert Sobel 1973

Last published by Greenhill books

There is a cool wiki entry


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28 APR 2012 at 10:13pm

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Originally Posted By danlongman (28 APR 2012 9:39pm)

Sorry "For Want Of A Nail" Robert Sobel 1973

Last published by Greenhill books

There is a cool wiki entry

 

Looks interesting. I added it to my Amazon list. You might enjoy "Without Warning" by John Birmingham, a novel (first of three) which postulates what happens to the world after the U.S. and most of North America is taken out by an unexplained phenomena in 2003, leaving Seattle, Alaska and Hawaii intact along with most of the military (which is preparing to invade Iraq). An interesting read if you enjoy alternate history.

 


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28 APR 2012 at 10:32pm

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Before I look...... what happened to Edmonton?

If I am dead I do not know if I want to read about it....


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29 APR 2012 at 12:45am

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Originally Posted By danlongman (28 APR 2012 10:32pm)

Before I look...... what happened to Edmonton?

If I am dead I do not know if I want to read about it....

You, ummm....might have been travelling to Vancouver? Heh, NO SPOILERS!!!  

 


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29 APR 2012 at 9:45pm

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Originally Posted By danlongman (28 APR 2012 9:35pm)

It may come as a surprise that there are some "Liberals"

or people who have harboured some "liberal" thoughts who have

a keen interest in history military or otherwise. Even have been soldiers.

Since when is "liberal" a catch-all insult for people who disagree with

"conservative" agendas ....and vice versa?

I think Washington is a good example being surpassed only by English cooks.

A world without the Good Old USA is pretty hard to imagine.......

I mean really!!  Some kind of "Canadistan" extending all the way down to

Mexico?? And a semi-independent Native American nation in the middle?

There is a book, the author I cannot remember, entitled "For Want Of A Nail"

or "All For The Want Of A Nail" or something like that

about North Am after a failed revolution.  It is fascinating reading

cheers

 

It doesn't surprise me that liberals might have an interest in military history. What I said was that all of my history profs (who happen to all be liberals) hated the subject. If you sensed some resentment in my post, it was because I recieved one-sided education. If you feel "liberal" is an insult, thats more your baggage than mine. Just because I recognize liberal beliefs doesn't mean I'm conservative or that I think liberals in general are wrong. I never really understood why "liberal" became an insult.



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29 APR 2012 at 10:36pm

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When I was in University back in the last century I had a very interesting

Anthropology prof.  She had the nerve to suggest that although the southern

herd of the american bison was driven by extinction by the Americans the

northern herd was done in by the idigenous peoples who by that time were

well equipped with horses and guns.  Her reasoning was that while there were

some tens of thousands of native hunters on the Canadian prairies, there were

until after about 1880, very few european Canadians.  Maybe a few hundred hunters

in all.   What an eruption of outrage that caused.  I thought she was going to be lynched

for a while.  The seventies were an interesting time.


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