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Old 08-08-2019, 08:11 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Armies sent off to war with inferior equipment and arms usually lose. Italy's was some of the worst.
It's also pretty demoralizing for the ones with the inferior equipment.
One Fourth of July a bunch of us kids were at a park late at night having a bottle rocket war with these cheap bottle rockets with bent sticks and fast wicks, half of them didn't go off at all.
These older guys showed up with expensive Roman candles and started shooting them at us. We tried to return fire but were out-gunned. One of our friends was a wee bit of a fat boy, slow reflexes, was stooped over trying to light a bottle rocket and got hit in the side of the head by a Roman candle. My brother was getting pi**ed and said, " lets go get our BB guns."
I told him they probably had shotguns in the trunk of their car and our best move would be to go home. So we did.
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:13 PM
 
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Lololololololol

I bring up the christianization of Rome leading to its demise and you quote Napoleon and Hitler. Itís is factually correct that the Christian ideologies practiced by Rome limited their ability to control and dominate their territories using previously established techniques.
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:30 PM
 
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Just to give Italy some credit:


Arditi (from the Italian verb ardire, lit. "to dare", and translates as "The Daring [Ones]") was the name adopted by Royal Italian Army elite special force of World War I. They were the first modern shock troops and have been defined "the most feared corps by opposing armies"


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arditi
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Old Today, 10:07 AM
 
Location: San Jose
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Itís is factually correct that the Christian ideologies practiced by Rome limited their ability to control and dominate their territories using previously established techniques.
This statement is complete nonsense and is not backed by any historical or factual data and analysis.

1.) Rome begin to experience mass turmoil during the Crisis of the Third Century, which occurred over a hundred and fifty years before Rome officially accepted Christianity as a state religion. You can't make the claim that the religion ruined Rome's ability to rule when it had been experiencing instability for centuries before Christianity emerged as a dominant influence.

2.)If being Christian effected their ability to rule why did the Eastern half of the Empire then proceed to last for another thousand years?
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Old Today, 02:23 PM
 
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Lololololololol

I bring up the christianization of Rome leading to its demise and you quote Napoleon and Hitler. Itís is factually correct that the Christian ideologies practiced by Rome limited their ability to control and dominate their territories using previously established techniques.
How about some "facts" to back up this quite suspect quote?
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