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2/9/2016 12:35:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/9/2016 4:32:15 AM, BlazingRodent wrote:
What do you think is the dumbest history moment ever? (Including screw ups and dumb beliefs)

Probably Hitler invading Russia. Hitler bombing britian instead of invading it. Japan bombing pear harbor
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2/9/2016 3:56:10 PM
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At 2/9/2016 4:32:15 AM, BlazingRodent wrote:
What do you think is the dumbest history moment ever? (Including screw ups and dumb beliefs)

The Pig War and the Great Emu War.
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2/9/2016 8:51:17 PM
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Gettysburg. When the rebels entered our country they were inside our telegraph network and our railroad network.
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2/9/2016 11:45:50 PM
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I would probably have to say France's reaction (or lack of it) to Germany reoccupying the Rhine. Had France attacked Germany once they occupied the Rhine, then Germany would have lost stability and Hitler would most likely have been deposed, or even killed.

Another mistake was never reading Mein Kampf. He literally laid out his plans in that book.
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2/10/2016 12:17:45 AM
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I'm not sure which war was a larger brain-fart: The People's Crusade or the The Fourth Crusade?
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2/10/2016 1:05:06 AM
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At 2/10/2016 12:17:45 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'm not sure which war was a larger brain-fart: The People's Crusade or the The Fourth Crusade?

Maybe all the Jihads.
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2/10/2016 1:07:17 AM
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At 2/10/2016 1:05:06 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/10/2016 12:17:45 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'm not sure which war was a larger brain-fart: The People's Crusade or the The Fourth Crusade?

Maybe all the Jihads.

Jihad is just arabic for struggle, it barely even has any religious connotation in the arabic language and only becomes religious if called "jihad'l fiasabililah" (literally, "struggle in the way of God". You're basically saying all struggles in human history were stupid.
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2/10/2016 1:10:35 AM
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At 2/10/2016 1:07:17 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/10/2016 1:05:06 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/10/2016 12:17:45 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'm not sure which war was a larger brain-fart: The People's Crusade or the The Fourth Crusade?

Maybe all the Jihads.

Jihad is just arabic for struggle, it barely even has any religious connotation in the arabic language and only becomes religious if called "jihad'l fiasabililah" (literally, "struggle in the way of God". You're basically saying all struggles in human history were stupid.

You know exactly what I was implying.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. - Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Friedman

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. - Friedman

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2/10/2016 1:13:19 AM
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At 2/10/2016 1:10:35 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/10/2016 1:07:17 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/10/2016 1:05:06 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/10/2016 12:17:45 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'm not sure which war was a larger brain-fart: The People's Crusade or the The Fourth Crusade?

Maybe all the Jihads.

Jihad is just arabic for struggle, it barely even has any religious connotation in the arabic language and only becomes religious if called "jihad'l fiasabililah" (literally, "struggle in the way of God". You're basically saying all struggles in human history were stupid.

You know exactly what I was implying.

Jihad= struggle.

Even if I assume the religious connotation, you've still made a vague blanket statement. You're basically saying all religious struggles were failures.
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2/10/2016 2:25:30 AM
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Former NY Governor, Ford VP and presidential aid Nelson Rockefeller pinning down his 27 year old mistress after collapsing and dying of a heart attack during sexual intercourse in 1979 at age 71. The girl was literally trapped under his dead body for 30 minutes
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2/10/2016 9:35:07 PM
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At 2/10/2016 2:25:30 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
Former NY Governor, Ford VP and presidential aid Nelson Rockefeller pinning down his 27 year old mistress after collapsing and dying of a heart attack during sexual intercourse in 1979 at age 71. The girl was literally trapped under his dead body for 30 minutes

How does this relate to history?
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2/11/2016 1:44:14 AM
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At 2/10/2016 9:35:07 PM, Reformist wrote:
At 2/10/2016 2:25:30 AM, walker_harris3 wrote:
Former NY Governor, Ford VP and presidential aid Nelson Rockefeller pinning down his 27 year old mistress after collapsing and dying of a heart attack during sexual intercourse in 1979 at age 71. The girl was literally trapped under his dead body for 30 minutes

How does this relate to history?

History: The study of past events, particularly human affairs.
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2/12/2016 8:15:09 AM
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At 2/10/2016 1:13:19 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/10/2016 1:10:35 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/10/2016 1:07:17 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/10/2016 1:05:06 AM, bballcrook21 wrote:
At 2/10/2016 12:17:45 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'm not sure which war was a larger brain-fart: The People's Crusade or the The Fourth Crusade?

Maybe all the Jihads.

Jihad is just arabic for struggle, it barely even has any religious connotation in the arabic language and only becomes religious if called "jihad'l fiasabililah" (literally, "struggle in the way of God". You're basically saying all struggles in human history were stupid.

You know exactly what I was implying.

Jihad= struggle.

Even if I assume the religious connotation, you've still made a vague blanket statement. You're basically saying all religious struggles were failures.

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2/12/2016 5:05:08 PM
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At 2/10/2016 12:17:45 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'm not sure which war was a larger brain-fart: The People's Crusade or the The Fourth Crusade?

Hahaha, the Fourth Crusade was fvcking hilarious. Venice was literally the only winner; everyone else was screwed over. Enrico Dandolo was a BOSS.
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2/13/2016 7:21:24 AM
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At 2/12/2016 5:05:08 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 2/10/2016 12:17:45 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'm not sure which war was a larger brain-fart: The People's Crusade or the The Fourth Crusade?

Hahaha, the Fourth Crusade was fvcking hilarious. Venice was literally the only winner; everyone else was screwed over. Enrico Dandolo was a BOSS.

Isn't that the guy whose tomb is at Hagia Sophia?
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2/13/2016 9:11:42 AM
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At 2/9/2016 4:32:15 AM, BlazingRodent wrote:
What do you think is the dumbest history moment ever? (Including screw ups and dumb beliefs)

Japanese attack on pearl harbour. Narrowly followed by the Nazi invasion of Russia.
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2/13/2016 12:11:37 PM
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At 2/13/2016 7:21:24 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 2/12/2016 5:05:08 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 2/10/2016 12:17:45 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I'm not sure which war was a larger brain-fart: The People's Crusade or the The Fourth Crusade?

Hahaha, the Fourth Crusade was fvcking hilarious. Venice was literally the only winner; everyone else was screwed over. Enrico Dandolo was a BOSS.

Isn't that the guy whose tomb is at Hagia Sophia?

He, he basically funded the Fourth Crusade when it went broke and used it to annex most of the Byzantine empire and to reclaim a Dalmatian city-state. It was considered one the the most destructive Crusades for Christendom, because it weakened the Byzantine empire considerably.
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2/13/2016 4:09:37 PM
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That battle during the napoleonic era, that I forgot the name of, where Austrian soldiers fought each other and cause massive friendly fire casualties.
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