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Mongol during Genghis Khan can quickly assimilate conquered population into its army. They were very keen on absorbing artisans and engineers. They started with a heavy knight and horse archery force, but they became a multi-racial, multi-arm army as they expanded. I think the key to understanding why Mongol had so much success at that time was 1. how they ...


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How did the US/South Vietnam lose the Vietnam war? The question really ought to be why was the US actually fighting a war in Vietnam. After all, they posed no direct threat to them, there being no land border with them - in fact, the land masses are separated by 12,000km! Why they were there has to do with colonialism and racism; this was a right that was ...


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During the first attempted Mongolian invasion of Japan, fighting mostly occurred on land, just after Mongolian landings. Only local landlords were there to fight, and they did not manage well. In this video we can see that Japanese fought on the beaches, but this is from a movie, probably not that much historically accurate (Mongols are using Naffatun is ...


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As has been stated also by others, the real cost of a navy was not the construction cost, but the operating cost. According to Thucydides, the operating cost in 5th century Athens amounted to one silver talent per trireme per month, which is approximately 25 kilograms of silver per month. This is mentioned in Thucydides VI, 8.1 when in the spring of 415, ...


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