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What is the world's bravest nation

Discussion in 'World History' started by Fox Mccloud, Jan 17, 2005.

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  1. TrailblazingScot

    TrailblazingScot I was kittenOFchaos

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    Historically our population hasn't always been so comparable. Most of our history has seen our population dwarfed by that of France.

    Don't mistake the demographics of the last 100 or so years with the majority of English history.
     
  2. TrailblazingScot

    TrailblazingScot I was kittenOFchaos

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    Nah, that is France you're thinking of ;)

    Britain tows the line more often than not - well at least since Suez.
     
  3. Verbose

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    Make that 250 years or so.:)
    The British margins were beefed up by both empire and industrial revolution from around 1750.
    French birth-rates started dropping around 1850.

    And I wasn't thinking about how the UK compares to France in the first place. Plenty of smaller nations around.:cool:
     
  4. blindside

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    Out of curiosity why do you put the Americans on this list? I'm not trying to downplay America since I am American but it seems like (atleast in the past half century) that America runs when things get bad or hire other people to do it.
     
  5. Adler17

    Adler17 Prussian Feldmarschall

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    I reread this period in books to be sure. It was in 1306 when Lotietek became king. He wanted to change the positions in Pommerania and parts of Western Prussia (Danzig). The local nobles were not keen about these changes as well as big parts of the population. Therefore they asked the Brandenburger and Teutonic Knights for help. So they came to liberate Pommerania from a tyrant. I was not very accurate the last time I have to admit but it was never Brandenburg or the Teutonic Order to be the agressive power you try to show. Also in these days murderers and treacheries were common throughout Europe...

    Adler
     
  6. Squonk

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    First of all, Eastern Pommerania = "Western Prussia", though the name of Prussia for this region is unapropriate in general, and especially before XV century, when it started be called Prussia.
    The tale about nobles and population asking Brandenburgians and Teutonic Knights for help is bull****, especially that, as I've mentioned, Teutonic Knights appeared later, on a plea of Polish king, and as enemies of Brandenburgians. Also, if local nobles invited Brandenburgians, they wouldn't have opposed them, and they did - as unsuccessful Brandenburgians siege of Gdansk shows. It is some German attempt of excusing their invasion.
    Brandenburgian claims to Eastern Pommerania came from the mentioned not realised transaction exchanging Misnia for Pommerania.
    As for treachery, I do not recall Poland attacking Germany, or killing some German prince. Or any other foreign prince/king.
     
  7. mastertyguy

    mastertyguy I'm tired!

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    Quebec is the best. We are not a lot, but we are the best.
    Don't count Celine as one of ours, but we gave Jean Coutu.
    And DUGPDCV "Dans Une Galaxie Près De Chez Vous"
     
  8. Dark Khan

    Dark Khan this is Afrasiab

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    there are no bravest nation at all.oh i how can i forgot sure it is sperms they gave their lifes for a goal and only one will survive they knew this but they won't stop it is bravery yes the greatest of all
     
  9. PrinceOfLeigh

    PrinceOfLeigh Wigan, England

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    England: We get slaughtered by the Aussies at Cricket, Rugby League, Tennis, Rugby Union, Swimming and any other sport you can think of (bar football) and yet we still go back for more!
     
  10. ANDL33

    ANDL33 ROFLXZ

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    Canada because I live there :) and also they are one of the few countries willing to go and do something about other countries and their genocidal leaders *ahem* Sudan *coughs* but not really because suicide isn't a very honorable thing to do, it's just a coward's way out of reality. Well in my opinion anyways. Damn Japanese and their Kamikazes......
     
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    ANDL33 ROFLXZ

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    *but not really Japanese
     
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    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Keshik TJ's Daddy

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    Scotland. The men wear kilts, for God's sake!
     
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    What about Jules and Jacques Villeneuve?

    BTW: We're the bravest, naturally. I'm still waiting for Quebec to fight their way away from their "opressors".
     
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    1)I know that Czechs never fighting in modern times as defending their country, but they never forsook other countries in dark times.
    2)Jews for their history, but not for today.(!)
    3)Germans for their immunity to wanted fight againist all world in ww1 and ww2 with relatively small forces. In this also Korea, Vietnam and Japan. And Ethiopia and Serbia brave fight againist Italians.
     
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    1)I know that Czechs never fighting in modern times as defending their country, but they never forsook other countries in dark times.
    2)Jews for their history, but not for today.(!)
    3)Germans for their immunity to wanted fight againist all world in ww1 and ww2 with relatively small forces. In this also Korea, Vietnam and Japan. Yugoslavia and Ethiopia brave fight againist Italians was also fight for not serfdom.
     
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    superisis His Highness' dog at Kew

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    and the occasional rock weilding child *cough*
     
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    I say Malta, they have held off a huge Ottoman invasion, all with that little weiner island you can barely see on a map.
     
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    I say Malta, they have held off a huge Ottoman invasion, all with that little weiner island you can barely see on a map.​

    Those were the Knights of St. John, who showed equal courage in Rhodes in beating off a siege by Mohammed II in 1480, and in 1522, outnumbered 200000 to 7000, held out for six months and were allowed to leave by Suleiman the Magnificent, whence to Malta for the next epic siege in 1665.
     
  20. admiral-bell

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    canada. brave enough to join just wars , but not the unjust
     
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