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Last post by The Brain - Today at 02:22:29 AM
Quote from: FunkMonk on December 05, 2022, 08:21:18 PMIn my recent history graduate studies I took a seminar on World War II and I was pleasantly surprised that there wasn't anything like studying orders of battle or critiquing the decisions of individual commanders. It was mainly reading and discussing the war's impact on society (and vice versa), race, economics, how soldiers experienced the war, and how nations remembered the war.

It was a good course  :)

What did they say about the causes of the war, how the war could have been avoided, and what made the winning side win?
#42
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#43
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Last post by Syt - Today at 12:15:56 AM
I guess I get what they were going for (you have everyone represented = legitimate government), but opposing ideologies in government together should be more of an issue than "laws take longer" (unless they up the enactment time to multiple years). Opposing ideologies in government could also give additional radicalism for those pops ("We have to work with THEM????") - the effect should be none/low at small divergence, but grow exponentially the higher it is.
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Last post by Valmy - December 05, 2022, 11:49:16 PM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on December 05, 2022, 11:48:01 PMIn England a booster shot is called a borcestershire shot.

Stolen from interweb.

 :lol: Ok that is pretty great.
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Last post by Valmy - December 05, 2022, 11:48:12 PM
Damn. Banned for Christmas by your own mother for a little prank.
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Last post by Admiral Yi - December 05, 2022, 11:48:01 PM
In England a booster shot is called a borcestershire shot.

Stolen from interweb.
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Last post by viper37 - December 05, 2022, 11:46:38 PM
r/meirl - meirl
#48
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Valmy - December 05, 2022, 11:44:15 PM
Quote from: FunkMonk on December 05, 2022, 11:29:31 PMSo much so I took his course on Civil-Military relations a couple of semesters later.

Ooooh. Now that is a juicy topic.
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Last post by FunkMonk - December 05, 2022, 11:29:31 PM
Quote from: Valmy on December 05, 2022, 11:20:19 PM
Quote from: FunkMonk on December 05, 2022, 08:21:18 PMIn my recent history graduate studies I took a seminar on World War II and I was pleasantly surprised that there wasn't anything like studying orders of battle or critiquing the decisions of individual commanders.

I am amazed you thought it would be looking at that stuff, given my own experience with history graduate school and what Oex mentioned above. I would be shocked if it WAS about that stuff. Now granted those kinds of primary sources are really important because so much of what we think we know about a war is often colored by propaganda and self-congratulatory memoirs of generals. Much of what nations remember about the war are lies and a close study of the actual military campaigns can help untangle that and help correct the often politically damaging long term impacts of that propaganda. But that kind of intense study of primary sources is something that takes years of work and is beyond a graduate studies seminar.



Yeah, I quite liked the seminar and the professor. So much so I took his course on Civil-Military relations a couple of semesters later.  That was quite a lot of fun too :D
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Last post by Valmy - December 05, 2022, 11:20:19 PM
Quote from: FunkMonk on December 05, 2022, 08:21:18 PMIn my recent history graduate studies I took a seminar on World War II and I was pleasantly surprised that there wasn't anything like studying orders of battle or critiquing the decisions of individual commanders.

I am amazed you thought it would be looking at that stuff, given my own experience with history graduate school and what Oex mentioned above. I would be shocked if it WAS about that stuff. Now granted those kinds of primary sources are really important because so much of what we think we know about a war is often colored by propaganda and self-congratulatory memoirs of generals. Much of what nations remember about the war are lies and a close study of the actual military campaigns can help untangle that and help correct the often politically damaging long term impacts of that propaganda. But that kind of intense study of primary sources is something that takes years of work and is beyond a graduate studies seminar.