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211  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: How could Germany have won the war? on: March 02, 2013, 08:50:56 am
The last items would also have been huge.  Had their propaganda machine been used to turn some soviets against Stalin they could have had much help from the local populaces.

But even had the racial persecution and the export of scientists occurred and the US got the bomb about the same time, if they were not at war with Germany and only Japan and England had fallen, a nuclear US I think would live with a non-nuclear Germany had Germany spent some effort and propaganda on the US citizens convincing them that Germany had no beef with the US and that it was just a european thing.

Had it not, the US would have been delayed less than the Germans would have been advanced.  It was not just a few top level nuclear scientist the Germans were short of, it was the huge huge resources put into actually producing the bomb.  The Germans were really not that close at all to making a bomb.  Perhaps by 1950 they could have one.  Look how long it too the Russians and they stole the plans from the US and had the raw materials and manpower to produce what was required.

I think you could script a game plan for Germany starting in 1935 that makes them master of the world if Hitler could get into power maybe using some fascist philosophies early on then once in power cut that crap out and concentrate on winning wars.  Very scary if Hitler could have suppressed his end goals until the war was won.


I agree that the goal would be to squeeze out England, more subs and more planes like you said at the right moment before the US got involved was critical.
212  Other Forums / General Discussion / Re: Texas declared independence from Mexico today in 1836 on: March 02, 2013, 08:27:05 am
ABWorsham, so your natives helped beat the Mexicans off then lived or rather died to regret it.  The natives around here were promised the Michigan area by the British for helping the colony of upper Canada ward off an American invasion.  So how did that native nation of Michigan work out for them? 

A friendly poke at Garg.... I'm no racist but I don't mind giving the natives a few bucks a month just for being native and the losers of their lands.   Kinda like screwing some guys wife then buying him a beer later because you kinda feel a bit guilty.  Prepares for the incoming western volley!  grin
213  Other Forums / General Discussion / Re: Man swallowed by the Earth. on: March 02, 2013, 08:19:55 am
Earth Science 1F90 at Brock University was known as "rocks for jocks".  I was in computer science so neither a rock head nor a jock head, but it did fill my context requirements.

Limestone does have a tendency to dissolve and form caves and sinkholes......
214  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: How could Germany have won the war? on: March 02, 2013, 08:14:22 am
It is a good list.  I didn't pick simpler tanks only because big attrition tank battles occurred in Russia and by this time the end was already assured.  Even if the soviets fell in 1942 it would be to late to take out England and the deadline to win all out in Europe was by the time the atom bomb had been developed.

Germany producing more subs in 1944 then in 1935+36+37+38+39+40 tells a story.  Even 91 in 1945 was more than all the years of 35-39.

Taking out England first before the US got into the war.  Then letting Japan and the USA duke it out while Germany takes out Russia as Japan loses.  The US gets the bomb, defeats Japan and leaves Germany alone.  Very plausible.

215  Finding Players / Events / Re: FMGC 2013 - Gaming Convention - GTA CANADA on: March 02, 2013, 07:52:24 am
I suspect the issue is with the sympatico.ca domain I was using.  Would be interesting if anyone out there had a @sympatico.ca domain email out there to try and register.
216  Finding Players / Events / Re: FMGC 2013 - Gaming Convention - GTA CANADA on: March 02, 2013, 07:06:31 am
Jeremy, if you were considering a different web hosting company I would suggest you look at:

http://www.actioncorporation.com/

or as I now see they are:

http://www.reactioninternet.com/

I grew up with the owner, we both got into software writing at 14 in the early 80s.  Price is one metric, performance and offerings are another.  Paul is among  the most intelligent people I have met and one heck of a drummer!
217  Finding Players / Events / Re: FMGC 2013 - Gaming Convention - GTA CANADA on: March 02, 2013, 06:52:49 am
Ah yes, I see that page now.

Just a suggestion.  On the fmgcon.com/ main page, it would be helpful if there was a obvious specific link that was for the site registration and another obvious link for the event registration.

Perhaps my confusion was a result of my bit of brain injury I got a few years back.  Before that when writing software and user interfaces I would have beta testers use it and ensured they had zero experience with the user interface or software operations before hand.  As a developer you live the creation, what seems obvious to you is not so obvious to a complete newbie to the project.

I was looking for registration first, then and only then did it seem obvious to me to click the convention discussions link.....as to discuss you have to register to the site!  Yeah, maybe me being a bit too linear in thinking!  I registered for the event but got no 'user name' in that process so was a bit perplexed.

218  Other Forums / General Discussion / Re: Texas declared independence from Mexico today in 1836 on: March 02, 2013, 06:35:46 am
Interesting facts witt!

I find it fascinating that the army of Mexico could not conquer the nation of Texas in the late 1830s and most of the 1840s.  No wonder 75 years later they didn't want to take on not only the army of Texas but that of the United States during WW I!

I always appreciate reading your factoids!
219  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: Military History's Best Loser on: March 02, 2013, 06:27:33 am
Right IL, I did use the word attack from Carthage when talking about the war launched by Carthage.  Really, you are that anal about specific usages of the word attack and war etc but even with your masters degree from stanford you were claiming Hannibal was born in Turkey.   It seems obvious to me and everyone else you are using this thread as a platform to attack myself and Garg.

IL, you really need to make a new thread devoted to whatever it is you are really fighting about.

I have to agree with aequitas et veritas.  This thread is about Military History's Best Loser.  Please do not use this as a forum to continue your personal hostilities between myself and you and Garg and you.  You chimed in to personally attack my position and I still don't know what you are disagreeing about in what I said.

Until you can politely explain to me exactly it is that I said that you feel is incorrect I am going to ignore you in this thread and allow it to return to what it was really intended for.  Military History's Best Loser Disagree, but don't be disagreeable about it.  Everyone else who disagrees with me can do so politely and we can debate and agree to disagree, what is it about you that prevents that from occurring here?
220  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: Military History's Best Loser on: March 01, 2013, 06:00:26 pm
Last Jack, I agree, getting the elephants over the alps was more of a feat then getting them across the sea.  However, Carthage didn't have control of the sea or have much of a navy in the second punic war.  But I do agree with you, alps crossing more impressive.
221  Other Forums / World War II History / Re: Military History's Best Loser on: March 01, 2013, 05:56:51 pm
Perhaps we need to go back to the basics and define WAR and BATTLE and CAMPAIGN.

WAR
1. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.
2. a state or period of armed hostility or active military operations: The two nations were at war with each other.
3. a contest carried on by force of arms, as in a series of battles or campaigns: the War of 1812.


The two nations were Carthage and Rome.

Those nations primarily were based in different continents with a sea between them.  One nation launches a war on the other and the nations have a sea between them.  I do not count Spain as an integral part of Carthage, it was a colony and on net took more resources from Cartage then it provided Hannibal.


Battle
1.a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces: the battle of Waterloo.
2.participation in such hostile encounters or engagements: wounds received in battle.
3.a fight between two persons or animals: ordering a trial by battle to settle the dispute.

Campaign
1.Military .
a. military operations for a specific objective.
b. Obsolete . the military operations of an army in the field for one season.
2. a systematic course of aggressive activities for some specific purpose: a sales campaign.
3. the competition by rival political candidates and organizations for public office.


The overseas war that Carthage launched on Rome started with a campaign launched from a base/colony in Spain where many recruits were gained and many battles occurred.

See, IL, the problem is you don't know meaning of basic words.  But again, you were sure Hannibal was born in Turkey so its no wonder big words confuse you.  Please consult a dictionary before engaging in a battle wits with me as you are poorly armed.
222  Finding Players / Events / Re: FMGC 2013 - Gaming Convention - GTA CANADA on: March 01, 2013, 02:35:30 pm
I wonder if that was me?  I did get my paypal confirmation.  Yeehaw!  But it seems it is not a registration for the site itself which I have not had time to fully investigate.
223  Other Forums / General Discussion / Re: Did Skynet and the Terminator start off as something this cute and cool? on: March 01, 2013, 09:17:09 am
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction. - by Aesop.


BigDog four-legged robot now sports throwing arm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21630212
224  Other Forums / General Discussion / Re: US versus China for world position on: March 01, 2013, 08:31:51 am
Witt, it was at +1 and I made it +2, so there!  lol
225  Finding Players / Events / Re: FMGC 2013 - Gaming Convention - GTA CANADA on: March 01, 2013, 08:28:12 am
I'd fight Mike Tyson for lots of money too!  Not that Most Holy is like Tyson, Holy's voice is rather deep and impressive.
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