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Forum: The Books 12-04-2017, 12:35 PM
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The closest thing the European Middle Ages had to...

The closest thing the European Middle Ages had to "specialized shock troops" were the armored knights, especially in the 11th-12th centuries when there was very little that could oppose their charge...
Forum: The Books 08-13-2016, 10:59 AM
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Tyranny and dictatorship have always made use of...

Tyranny and dictatorship have always made use of puppet states, from the Warsaw Pact right back to the "Friends and Allies of the Roman People" (i.e. puppet kings), or the "allies" of the League of...
Forum: The Books 02-02-2016, 09:37 PM
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Well, there wasn't anything especially new about...

Well, there wasn't anything especially new about "guerilla warfare." In the 18th century the British called it "Indian tactics," formed the green-clad Rodger's Rangers to employ it vs the French,...
Forum: The Books 01-14-2016, 06:48 PM
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The connotation I think has everything to do with...

The connotation I think has everything to do with whether one is displacing other people to build your colony; nobody seems to think that talk of a possible Mars colony is evil!
Forum: The Books 12-13-2015, 08:25 PM
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The line verbatim reads "Shagrat brings the...

The line verbatim reads "Shagrat brings the Mithril Coat and other spoils to Barad-dr, but is slain by Sauron."
Forum: The Books 12-13-2015, 01:29 AM
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Well, except Tolkien actually did. In the...

Well, except Tolkien actually did.

In the (so far) unpublished Chronology of The Lord of The Rings, Tolkien noted that Shagrat brought Frodo's mithril-shirt and Sam's sword to Sauron, and Sauron...
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