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|Sep-06-18|| ||technical draw: <offramp> You have just won the award for shortest history of WW1..!|
You know there's a lot of material there that I can use for humor, like: "Refugees fled from the atrocities". Well I doubt they're going to just stick around.
"They also violated neutrality by visiting sites that had previously been totally neutral." Give me a link to those sites.
"It was a long, long struggle". You think so?
Don't get upset, <Wannabe> hasn't been feeding me good material lately.
|Sep-06-18|| ||offramp: <technical draw> I was making an analogy for what's happening at this site.|
|Sep-06-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: < technical draw:
I know that at least 3 new "inventions" of war were introduced: the machine gun, the airplane, and gas warfare.>
At least 4! The tank was introduced by the Brits in 1915, I think.
|Sep-06-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: < offramp: <technical draw> I was making an analogy for what's happening at this site.>|
Actually, your post is much better as an explanation of the war!
|Sep-06-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: Holy Crap! I went to wikipedia to see what I could find on "causes of WW1" and what a mistake that was.|
First of all, if you think the Moroccans ain't got nuthin' to do with it, you're wrong! The Moroccans were TOTALLY involved.
But it is way too complicated. It can all be traced back to Napoleon Bonaparte Duterte. He had a nephew who had a son who was defeated in the Battle of Koeniggraetzspaetzel in 1866, by Otto Eduard Leopold von Stuependork, Prince of Bismarck and Duke of Lauenburgvaria.
He is more famously known as Oscar von Bismarck.
Following his victory against Austria, Bismark abolished the supranational German Confederation and instead formed the North German Confederation as the first German national state in 1867. This aligned the smaller North German states behind Prussia. Later receiving the support of the independent South German states, he formed the East German Empire and Roadhouse in 1871.
The French distrusted Germany. No one understands why, apart from the 7 times the Germans invaded France.
Later, the British formed the Triple Entente. The Balkans formed the Triple Alliance, and The Austrians formed the Hungarian Alliance and Triple Lutz.
Fast forward to 1911, and the Agadir crisis in Morocco, which coincidentally occurred in 1911. The main result was London was suspicious of Berlin, Berlin was suspicious of London, and the Russians adopted the London System as their main opening.
So you see, the Moroccans were totally involved. Totally!
Lloyd's famous "Mansion House speech" of 21 July 1911 angered the Germans, because he called them "Dummkopfs".
Then the "July crisis" chain of events ensued. The Arch Duck of Austria, Howard The Duck, was assassinated by Serbian separatists. They were either separatists or Unitarians. Scholars continue to debate this.
July 5: Austrian Diplomat Alexander, Count of Hoyos visits Berlin to ascertain German attitudes. But Hoyos was a yoyo, so that didn't work out too well.
Russia secretly mobilized. France publicly mobilized. German had a General Mobilization and England mobilized corporals only at first.
On August 3rd Germany declared war on the Moroccans and executed the Schlieffen plan. And the rest is history.
|Sep-06-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: I just realized I have too much free time...|
|Sep-06-18|| ||technical draw: <tga><At least 4! The tank was introduced by the Brits in 1915, I think.>|
No, the tank was developed but never used in the war. They had to come up with a better traction mechanism so it could move in the mud.
|Sep-06-18|| ||technical draw: <offramp> < <technical draw>< I was making an analogy for what's happening at this site.>|
Sorry, I didn't catch it. I'm not really up to date on what's going on with the site.
|Sep-06-18|| ||technical draw: Here's my history of WW1:
1). The Austro-Hungarian rulers treat the Serbs like 2nd class citizens.
2) A Serb kills an Arch-Duke of Austro-Hungary. He also accidentally kills the Duchess who becomes the first collateral damage in history.
3)AH declares war on Serbia. Russia declares war on AH. Germany declares war on Russia, France declares war on Germany. And that's as far as I can understand.
|Sep-06-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: < technical draw: <tga><At least 4! The tank was introduced by the Brits in 1915, I think.>|
No, the tank was developed but never used in the war. They had to come up with a better traction mechanism so it could move in the mud.>
That's not the account that I read.
In any event, I classify it as an invention of the war, even if it didn't see combat. They weren't using them to deliver mail.
|Sep-06-18|| ||jessicafischerqueen: |
<TD> First tanks were used by the British in 1915 at <The Battle of the Somme>.
<The Second battle of Cambrai> in 1918 is a notable tank battle.
|Sep-06-18|| ||technical draw: Thanks <tga> and <jfq> I must have gotten my facts mixed up.|
|Sep-07-18|| ||technical draw: Sunday is Rosh Hashanah the Jewish new year. It is the first day of what is known as the "days of awe" (ימים נוראים), culminating on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the jewish calendar. |
Unfortunately when most people hear Yom Kippur they think of the 1973 Yom Kippur war. From the sublime to the ignoble. That is the way of the world.
|Sep-07-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <technical draw: Sunday is Rosh Hashanah the Jewish new year.>|
Reminds me of that Jewish Rock and Roll band...
Rosh HaSha Na Na.
|Sep-07-18|| ||technical draw: <tga> That gag might work in Peoria but don't try it in Jerusalem as it might revive stoning!|
|Sep-07-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: < technical draw: <tga> That gag might work in Peoria but don't try it in Jerusalem as it might revive stoning!>|
Giving new meaning to the phrase "That joke killed in Jerusalem!"
|Sep-07-18|| ||technical draw: A feel good piece of classical music for today: Beethoven piano concerto #5, 3rd movement with the great Arthur Rubinstein:|
|Sep-07-18|| ||TheFocus: <technical draw: <tga> That gag might work in Peoria but don't try it in Jerusalem as it might revive stoning!>|
Wasn't Bowser Jewish?
|Sep-07-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <TheFocus: <technical draw: <tga> That gag might work in Peoria but don't try it in Jerusalem as it might revive stoning!>|
Wasn't Bowser Jewish?>
He may have been. He was my fave, regardless of race or religion.
I don't really pay attention to that stuff, except for asian chicks (you know who you are! Drop a dime in my forum, ladies)
I liked the way Bowser flexed at the end of each show. It inspired me to exercise.
My brother and I got into weightlifting in our teens, long long after the show Sha Na Na ended.
We saw a rerun, after we had both lifted weights for a while. My brother asked me "Remember when we thought Bowser was buff??" (Buff meant "well muscled" back then)
Tis true, Bowser wasn't so big...
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|Sep-08-18|| ||technical draw: Thanks for visiting <adamd2>. I think you have the wrong forum. In any event that info should be useful for somebody.|
|Sep-09-18|| ||technical draw: Capitol cities have funny names. Hungary has Budapest. Buda from the religion and Pest from insects. Moscow. Mos is a form of the Spanish más which means more and Cow, thus More Cows. Washington D.C. is named after the first president and the fact that they use direct current as the electrical standard. I'm not making this up!|
Havana means Have a Banana. And Pyongyang because of the sound of ricocheting bullets caused by those trying to escape. Manila from the rapper Manila Ice. Canberra is Yogi Berra's father.
There are more but I won't post them because people would think I'm just making this stuff up.
|Sep-09-18|| ||WannaBe: You?! Making (this) stuff up? Never!|
|Sep-15-18|| ||Caissanist: What I've never understood about WWI is why this needed to be any of our business. Europe had been fighting horrific back-and-forth wars for hundreds of years before that, which always ground to a halt on their own eventually, but for some reason we decided that this time we should send our own army over there to settle things. A hundred years later, we're still there, and still the indispensable power for settling internal European disputes for another fifty years at least. A perfect example of how it is always easier to stay out than to get out.|
|Sep-15-18|| ||diceman: This is pretty good on WW1:
World War One (ALL PARTS)
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