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Both swords and spears were widely used throughout antiquity and the middle ages.
Why did certain armies prefer one over the other?
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Plenty of armies had spears as primary weapon and swords as secondary.
>Why did certain armies prefer one over the other?
Firstly, Such as?
Secondly, did they really?
I feel like this has to be analized on an individual basis.
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Sword and spear both are two battle weapons, which are made of specific service. But when someone compares these two weapons, it becomes a bit tough to answer which one is better. In some circumstances, a sword might go well because of its shorter length and easy carrying design.

However, a spear is well known for its better reach and your opponent can be easily defeated even when he is riding on a horse. In this article, we will go through every possible point regarding sword and spear and will try to find out how one of them is better than the other one.
sword is superior metallurgically until you get to the more complex polearms and even then swords just kept going
Yes a good sword is solid metal with some stuff added. The long cutting edge must be designed properly and keep a consistent angle. Its material and heat treatment more important.

A spear is just a stick like a pike or has a small metal head and easier to produce. No heat treatment works as does a rapid heating and quenching. It pokes holes because it is a point and you have to be incompetent to mess up its function.

Spears have range, but are also large and hard to travel with and change direction in formation. Most common length swords are sidearms allowing for doing anything else with your hands until a weapon is needed, but still being readily available.

Armies often used both.
Axe heads and spear heads can be made in small forges more easily than long swords, and then be attached to readily available wood. Swords needed larger forges and more fuel and time to properly produce.

Why did Spanish America break into a million pieces, most of which were smaller than the viceroyalties, but Portuguese America remained united?
Brazil had a monarchy.
Moorberian shitskins can't build a functioning society.
Hispanoamerica was fragmented by revolution and a shitload of local warlords and aristocrats trying to gain/keep power.

Lusoamerica kept itself a little more stable through institutional governamental continuity and defeating local revolutions.

What was his problem? Was he a crypto-muslim? Was he corrupted by the remaining Sicilian muslims?
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He had relations with the Ayyubids before his crusade which is how he was able to gain Jerusalem through negotiation. Contrast this to him treating Outremer and Cyprus like shit. Just look at how he treated his wife Isabella the heiress of Jerusalem.
Because the people of Outremer were retarded opportunistic scumbags, the clergy themselves agreed that they themselves were responsible for the destruction of the Crusader States. It was a hub for the most greedy and troublesome noble families such as the Lusignans.
>opportunistic scumbags
literally just described Frederick
>What was his problem?
He was a King in a time when the Pope wanted to rule the world.
>was called the antichrist by his contemporaries

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Are there any other countries that were never conquered?
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>Balkanoid shitflinging
>king of serbs because he conquered the serbs in 1377
except in which case he would have dubbed himself king of Serbia not SERBs delusional fucking retard
>Tvrtko also adopted the symbolic name Stephen in order to associate himself with the Nemanjić kings; his successors followed suit. Tvrtko, in fact, at times completely omitted his birth name and used only the honorific
literally a catholic croatian from croatian house of kotromanovic

he conquered serbs of hum, and later to justify his plans of conquering serbia he was legitimizing himself by association with nemanjic

you know all this, and yet you are here and you seethe
Tvrtko quite literally left out his own birth name in favor of Stephen such was the love for his Nemanjic lineage
>he conquered serbs of hum, and later to justify his plans of conquering serbia he was legitimizing himself by association with nemanjic
refuted by svetovid Tvrtko was the king of Serbs not Serbia
cope and seethe croach Kotromanici were a Serbian dynasty and Tvrtko the king of Serbs
>he loved us brooo he conquered us but he loved us so he is a serb lel he's a serb ok
time for bed turk bro

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RIP the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church
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I don't like the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church, but what they mainly did was to bring church laity back to a 5th century level of understanding language, as though people still spoke and understood the same Latin used by the church at the time the Western Roman Empire was still extent, and even after that into the 6th and 7th centuries to varying and gradually diminishing extents, until the common population started to have too much trouble understanding the Latin of the church, the laity using the beginnings of modern languages instead. Why do modern ultra-traditionalist Roman Catholics not want to ultimately return to the early Christian tradition of understanding the language used in the church?
retarded revisionist reading. "Protestantization." sorry you don't get your gold thrones anymore and "based Christendom". that was never what it was about though.
I never claimed that. However bringing god to man is retarded, as it should be the other way around which is what the Catholic Church did for most of its history. I personally don’t like some cargo shorts wearing Protestant mega church americhud pastor
I think it's like, oh no I hate modernism(tm) and modernism is anything from when I was born onwards, so obviously ~20 yr old epic tradcaths spouting racial slurs want to go back to whatever they think is not-modernism(tm).
>RIP the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church
>Why yes, I am a youth searching for an identity who just so happened to have recently converted/'rediscovered' my faith. Why do you ask?

The Americans and British built 19 camps in west Germany to house captured German soldiers.

Was this brutal? Are the allies hypocrites? Redpill me.
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Those Kr*uts deserved much worse.
Gonna sneed and cope? Dilate maybe?
Win the war yourself next time if you want revenge. Getting saved by big daddy murrica doesn't count.
Well, what else were they going to do with surrendering troops?

You can't let them go, or they're likely to return to the battlefield and fight you again. And you can't recruit them into your own army because they're likely to betray you as spies and saboteurs. And you can't just execute them, because that's a war crime.

Keeping prisoners of war incarcerated until the end of the war (or until they're ransomed back in a prisoner exchange) has been common practice since the middle ages.
Should have fire bombed the camps. Fuc the germans.

>muh heritability
Almost no trait is heritable. Heritability is just genetic disorders, everyone talking about genetics is an autistic retard and your studies are autism.
Height is just obesity at age ten. Iq is drug use or whatever. There are other traits like income that are heritable, that cause this correlation, and twin studies are useless because by the time you're adopted all these factors matter.
It's easy to find these environmental factors and correlate them with any trait, even in an experimental way (eg duration of drug use affects fractional anisotropy and autism), you're just a lazy retard saying something is "80% heritable" because you didn't read.
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also im trans and take pozzed loads every day
if you say otherwise you're jidf
also gdp = coal
Ahy would JIDF give a fuck about tourism and Stalingrad? Kill yourself you mentally ill faggot
so why dont black africans give birth to Swedish looking people if heritability is random?
Because melanin is one of the few traits that is heritable.
A better question is why there's no one with white skin and no genetic disorders, and negroid features, because only melanin is heritable.
was your comment also genetically heritable?

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How did the UK slowly evolve into a democracy over the centuries while every other European power had to go through some revolution to achieve democracy?
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Because common law and capitalism is inherently more democratic than civil law and commerce limited by the monarchy.
Charles I was killed. Charles II restored the throne.
Nobody cares much about the Regicide because Cromwell was basically still a King in all but name. Charles II was also extremely popular and beloved by the people, so the Interegnum was simply seen as a bad few years before the Merry King came back and restored normalcy to the realm.
UK had a revolution very early on, too early to become a full blown republic (due to the nature of how people thought in the 17th century).

It created a system with checks to ensure neither side went too far within the system, creating stability and eventual prosperity.
They underwent what the rest of Europe experienced later on first. They became very centralized for a feudal kingdom, then the same centralized structure collapsed a few times because sometimes they had bad kings. Eventually the nobles and the burghers wanted some basic proto-constitutional rights, then the reformation happened and they had revolutions, all that stuff, and so forth.
>Charles II was also extremely popular and beloved by the people
True, but at the same time it's not that hard to become the beloved ruler when you're basically the liberator who came to power after the guy who banned dancing/Christmas/fun in general and enforced his religious dogma with a national network of spies/secret police.

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I have noticed that Capitalists/Libertarians/Laissez-Faire advocates and people of that sorts have no clue about what Freedom is. They advocate for some sort of abstract "freedom" but that is not actual freedom, and they seem to not realize this obvious contradiction in their heads.

Many people think that freedom is the concept "I can do whatever I want". So this is "raw" freedom, however this sort of freedom also contains it's exact opposite in it. Because if he can do whatever he wants, then other can do it too, which will limit his freedom to do it. And also his own freedom can be used in such a stupid way to limit it.

So this alone disproves Laissez Faire, because the mere freedom to do something will be used against that freedom eventually. The small businesses that grew out of a Laissez Faire economy, are now multi-national megacorporations which lobby for more regulations to destroy their competitors. The same freedom they grew out from, is now turned against others. So it's funny when Libertarians want to go back to a Laissez Faire economy, not realizing that these megacorporations had funded and created the entire government that is now used to take away that freedom, and if we would somehow reset the system, the same would happen all over again. The first successful business would just become the de-facto government. Ancap versions are even more silly, the businesses there would just become like City-States and obviously prohibit any challenge to their authority.
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Some of them just think we need to routinely recycle and start civilization anew. In this way, their system works forever.
His mouth probably smells like death
>society grows decadent
>burn it down and do it again
this here, is IT.
Cops disproportionately kill whites controlling for density.
>corporations created the idea of liberty
Well I'll be dipped

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>tfw the war of Austrian succesion was the straightest woman in the world fighting against the biggest aids ridden faggot cocksucking homosexual ever known in history
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Frederick was a loser who was saved because the Russian tsar at the time was a Germaboo otherwise Prussia would have been fucked
many old women are like that though
>invite every fucking heretic and blasphemer in Europe to Sansucki
>proponent of le "greek love" with young servants all over the palace -> sodomite
>start a world war
>god STILL gives him a free pass so Hitler could happen
Shows how much the Jews messed up
Everyone called him a faggot
Also he looks and dresses like a faggot

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How powerful were the Dahomey Amazons?
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Stanley's infamous expedition paid numerous native Africans an advance sum to accompany them and serve as guides, also arming many. They were the first to desert upon being harassed by tribesmen.

They simply had no reason to stick around and had no loyalty to colonial powers.
Well, in the case of this battle >>12158206 the warriors of Porto-Novo had much better reasons to fight this war than the French did
They were the ones Behanzin wanted to massacre/enslave
The Dahomey Amazons were effectively the sex slaves of the Dahomeyan king, but being a royal sex slave in a primitive African kingdom was a genuine privilege and high station in life. They were his bodyguards, like Qaddaffi's women "special forces". They were very good at massacreing unarmed African tribals and taking them as slaves to sell to whitey, or at killing white sailors and merchants who refused to pay up for their slaves, but as an actual military unit they were, predictably, jokes, that disintegrated the minute uniformed Europeans with rifles appeared.
You have a problem
Please seek help
I support woman's rights and civil rights, but sometimes you just gotta vent about how black women act.

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>USSR enters negotiations with Finland regarding exchange of territories
>Paasikivi who drives the talks think it's a good idea and would avert a potential conflict
>Mannerheim, practically the commander of Finnish armes forces thinks it's a good idea because relinqueshed areas couldn't be defended anyway and it would avert a conflict with USSR
>Stalin and Molotov think it's a good idea, both write how it would avert a conflict
>Winter war, Finns lose territory, russkies lose men and nobody wins shit
WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED? Did democracy just fail and let populists parlament drive Finland into an unwinnable conflict.

>Inb4 Stalin wanted to conquer Finland
Debunked by mainstay Finnish historians and those who specialize on USSR like Kotkin. Also, USSR was free to conquer Finland after the war but never did. Huh....

Why were Africans so primitive?
I will read about African history and find out about interesting civilizations. Like the Yoruba with Ile Ife and Oyo. They made some nice sculptures and had cities…. And I think "finally, an African people that aren’t backward". But then I look at pictures of their "houses" and it’s pathetic. They literally lived in mud huts.
It’s like everytime I find an African tribe that had something interesting going on for itself, EVERYTHING ELSE about them is primitive and ass backward
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Arab Colonialism didn't spread all over the globe. European Colonialism has a more significant impact than Arab Colonialism even today. Arab Colonialism has no affect on me whatsoever.
>even today. Arab Colonialism has no affect on me whatsoever.

It does affect me but that's because I live in an area they're currently colonizing (Paris)
Paris is not being colonized.
It is, although the arabic colonists are starting to lose ground to the subsahran ones

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Is there any point in asking this question? I realise it depends on circumstances. If Einstein had been born 10,000 years ago into a family of hunter-gatherers how would not have come up with General Relativity.
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Newton wasn't even regarded as the smartest guy in England at the time, that was Sir Christopher Wren.

mobile link!

take ur pick. he contributed major works to mordern mathmatics, physics, engineering, laid the foundaiton for computer science

bro did so fuckin much, list is too freakin long
Some dude who did nothing remarkable and died without anyone ever knowing he was the smartest human
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Europe in 1444. Look at Central Europe.
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>fr*nch islam bootlicker
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Oh no no non no meme informed /his/ trannies, we can still dilate back from this, right???
A united state isn't a good thing you braindead nigger. Decentralization is always a good thing.

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