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(ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Post by Aszev » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 15:42

This thread is for quick questions related to the forum topic; Post your question and hopefully receive an answer here.
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Not a question, just like the idea.
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Post by Darkgamma » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 17:28

Why did Emperor Dusan of Serbia die suddenly? Apparently he was poisoned, but this is highly unlikely because the Balkans were at peace then. The Byzantines decided to back him, too, and the Bulgarians had their troubles cut out with Byzantium.
Might there be an alternative theory to his death? (other than some guy saying he caught malaria or smthing)
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Post by eldin raigmore » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 17:43

Why have the best mystery stories and crime novels been coming out of Nordic and Scandinavian countries recently?
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Post by Darkgamma » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 17:45

eldin raigmore wrote:Why have the best mystery stories and crime novels been coming out of Nordic and Scandinavian countries recently?
They have gotten angsty because somebody gunned down people [/pseudoscience]
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Post by Ear of the Sphinx » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 17:52

How would world look today if Atlantis existed and didn't fall?
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Post by eldin raigmore » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 18:24

Milyamd wrote:How would world look today if Atlantis existed and didn't fall?
Odds are there wouldn't be a Gulf Stream, so the British Isles and Northwestern Europe would be a lot colder.
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Post by Darkgamma » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 18:25

Milyamd wrote:How would world look today if Atlantis existed and didn't fall?
Greek steam machines in the 1000s, Nuke power 1250-1500, World War between Greece and China, 1625, Space Station, 1700, Moon Landing 1750, Mars landing 1820, aliens 1821

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And Space Vikings in 1850
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Post by cybrxkhan » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 18:51

Darkgamma wrote:
Milyamd wrote:How would world look today if Atlantis existed and didn't fall?
Greek steam machines in the 1000s, Nuke power 1250-1500, World War between Greece and China, 1625, Space Station, 1700, Moon Landing 1750, Mars landing 1820, aliens 1821

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And Space Vikings in 1850
Push that back a few centuries or millennia, actually.
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Post by Darkgamma » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 19:09

cybrxkhan wrote:
Darkgamma wrote:
Milyamd wrote:How would world look today if Atlantis existed and didn't fall?
Greek steam machines in the 1000s, Nuke power 1250-1500, World War between Greece and China, 1625, Space Station, 1700, Moon Landing 1750, Mars landing 1820, aliens 1821

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And Space Vikings in 1850
Push that back a few centuries or millennia, actually.
Actually, it's quite likely that it would happen a few centuries back. Greek steam machines, 500s
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Post by Ear of the Sphinx » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 19:18

First Moon spaceflight would be still Apollo. :-|
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Post by Darkgamma » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 19:20

Milyamd wrote:First Moon spaceflight would be still Apollo. :-|
No, it's Apollon now! Remember that, in althist, languages don't evolve!
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While browsing around the internet, I found this native american calender. Upon doing more research, it seems it's called a Cisllaq, but I haven't been able to find anything else about it.
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Post by Curlyjimsam » Sun 02 Oct 2011, 20:04

Darkgamma wrote:Why did Emperor Dusan of Serbia die suddenly? Apparently he was poisoned, but this is highly unlikely because the Balkans were at peace then. The Byzantines decided to back him, too, and the Bulgarians had their troubles cut out with Byzantium.
Might there be an alternative theory to his death? (other than some guy saying he caught malaria or smthing)
I know nothing about Emperor Dusan, but even in peacetime a ruler is going to have enemies, so it's conceivable someone might successfully poison him.
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Curlyjimsam wrote:
Darkgamma wrote:Why did Emperor Dusan of Serbia die suddenly? Apparently he was poisoned, but this is highly unlikely because the Balkans were at peace then. The Byzantines decided to back him, too, and the Bulgarians had their troubles cut out with Byzantium.
Might there be an alternative theory to his death? (other than some guy saying he caught malaria or smthing)
I know nothing about Emperor Dusan, but even in peacetime a ruler is going to have enemies, so it's conceivable someone might successfully poison him.
My research lead me to believe that his nobility loved him being alive, as him being dead would get, and did get, his son on the throne. Urosh then proceeded to split his kingdom apart and give parts to the nobility, thus retaining no power. The respect the aristocrats had for Dushan kept Urosh alive, too. He is speculated to have died of some disease he caught during the battle of Maritsa.

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Post by eldin raigmore » Mon 03 Oct 2011, 22:14

If the defenders of the Alamo had known to build walls with smooth sides facing the enemy do you think they could have held out better?
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Post by Micamo » Fri 14 Oct 2011, 04:54

Is there a name for animistic spirits that in the religion have slowly gained distinct names and personalities and thus have become more akin to minor deities?
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Post by xinda » Fri 14 Oct 2011, 04:57

eldin raigmore wrote:If the defenders of the Alamo had known to build walls with smooth sides facing the enemy do you think they could have held out better?
They also needed to angle the walls outwards.
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Post by eldin raigmore » Fri 14 Oct 2011, 18:45

xinda wrote:
eldin raigmore wrote:If the defenders of the Alamo had known to build walls with smooth sides facing the enemy do you think they could have held out better?
They also needed to angle the walls outwards.
Explain?

I assume you mean vertically, that is, the top of the wall would lean over the attackers?

Or did you mean the corners?

Medieval and earlier fortresses tended to be "star"-shaped; corners were acute and alternated convex-concave.

Which one didn't they do? Which one would they have had time to do even if they'd known how?
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eldin raigmore wrote:
xinda wrote:
eldin raigmore wrote:If the defenders of the Alamo had known to build walls with smooth sides facing the enemy do you think they could have held out better?
They also needed to angle the walls outwards.
Explain?

I assume you mean vertically, that is, the top of the wall would lean over the attackers?

Or did you mean the corners?

Medieval and earlier fortresses tended to be "star"-shaped; corners were acute and alternated convex-concave.

Which one didn't they do? Which one would they have had time to do even if they'd known how?
The first. It isn't necessarily feasible, but does it not work?
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