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    • #93535
      Anonymous
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      Medieval Hungary was more interesting than France or England, yet this board seems to know little or nothing about it.

    • #93536
      Anonymous
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      Well duh you can’t find out about it from History Channel documentaries.

    • #93537
      Anonymous
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      It was definitely not

      • #93538
        Anonymous
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        It 100% was. There’s a reason I didn’t include Spain, Germany or Italy and that’s because they might actually have an argument.

    • #93539
      Anonymous
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      Keep in mind that in 600 years, Hungary was only conquered successfully by the Mongols under Batu Khan and they survived, England was conquered by Vikings and Normans in one century

      • #93561
        Anonymous
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        Hungary wasn’t even conquered, they were just ass fucked by a very bad raid. It wasn’t like Kievan Rus per say.

      • #93588
        Anonymous
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        Huh wonder what the ottomans are going to do in that map
        Also Hungary had tonnes of foreign kings after arpads died out

      • #93593
        Anonymous
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        Hungary was wiped off the map in the 1500s by the Ottoman Empire. England wasn’t. And they were ruled by foreign kings starting with the 1300s.

      • #93601
        Anonymous
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        Hungary was conquered my the emperor Manuel Comnenus in the 1150s. That event is honestly cooler than all of Hungarian history combined

        • #93602
          Anonymous
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          No it wasn’t. He planned to make the hungarian heir the next emperor resulting in a diplomatic union, but it never happened.

    • #93540
      Anonymous
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      >France
      Wasn’t even a thing. France is a meme state created after the French Revolution, via the destruction and forceful assimilation of local cultures and history
      >England
      Medieval (and modern) English internal politics are like those Latin American soap operas. Everyone knows it’s shit and forgettable, but it still has a loyal fanbase among the normies.
      England’s foreign policy however, tends to be super interesting, shame whenever Bongs suffer some minor defeat they retreat to their island and isolate themselves for a century, or two

      • #93594
        Anonymous
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        >Wasn’t even a thing. France is a meme state created after the French Revolution, via the destruction and forceful assimilation of local cultures and history
        First of all France as a state evidently existed, the argument you’re trying to bastardise is about the French nation but as for that:
        Stop repeating dumbfuckery popular among French historiographers. Somehow this forceful assimilation worked well on Gascogne, but didn’t work so well on Bretons or Elass-Lorraine Germans, but we’ll just pretend that the French nation is a product of forced assimilation of perfectly distinct and separate identities that just happened to be administered by one government by sheer luck and its success or the lack of it has nothing to do with any kind of connections that may have been there beforehand.

    • #93541
      Anonymous
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      >more interesting than England
      True
      >more interesting than France
      Nope

      • #93542
        Anonymous
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        Name one existential threat faced by the French during the Middle Ages

        • #93543
          Anonymous
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          The French?

          • #93547
            Anonymous
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            Too right

      • #93544
        Anonymous
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        Other way around, dummy

      • #93559
        Anonymous
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        medieval french history is boring unless it involves the english(100 years war, angevin empire)

    • #93545
      Anonymous
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      Based and reality pilled

    • #93546
      Anonymous
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      Post some good (english language) sources about it then. I’d like to learn about it.

      • #93548
        Anonymous
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        Pal Engel is the only one that matters

        • #93549
          Anonymous
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          Is "The Realm of St Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895-1526" a good starting point?

          • #93550
            Anonymous
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            Yes

            • #93551
              Anonymous
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              Neat I’ll give a download. If I like it I’ll buy his book since it’s not too expensive on Amazon.

              • #93552
                Anonymous
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                You won’t find anything more comprehensive in English.

                • #93553
                  Anonymous
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                  It certainly seems comprehensive given that date range and how big the book is. Honestly $30 on Amazon seems cheap for this.

                  • #93563
                    Anonymous
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                    That’s a quarter of what I paid for it and it’s maybe my most treasured book

        • #93554
          Anonymous
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          This is the only negative review for it. Is the translation terrible like he says or is it still enjoyable?

          • #93557
            Anonymous
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            It’d have to be really bad for me to be put off. You’d be surprised how badly written some academic stuff is.

            • #93558
              Anonymous
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              I’m all too aware of that. You’d like to think people who deal with books and papers all the time would pick up on good writing habits after a while.

              • #93566
                Anonymous
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                If you want good writing read Horthy’s autobiography if you want good history read Pal Engel.

                • #93570
                  Anonymous
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                  Seriously though if you want stories you haven’t heard of Franz Joseph then you should read Horthy’s autobiography.

          • #93562
            Anonymous
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            It’s not that bad, but it is very much academic. Probably a pop history fan like most Anglofrancoids.

    • #93555
      Anonymous
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      Because Hungary isn’t relevant in the modern day.

      • #93560
        Anonymous
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        They’re constantly in western news.

        • #93565
          Anonymous
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          no they aren’t and if they are its only to complain about their PM

          • #93568
            Anonymous
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            >if they are
            Hungary is 100x more relevant than any of their neighbors including and especially Romania who are occupying half of Hungary.

            • #93596
              Anonymous
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              100 x 0 is still 0

            • #93598
              Anonymous
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              Right to self-determination is not occupation.

              • #93599
                Anonymous
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                Palestine has no right to exist. Good to know.

                • #93610
                  Anonymous
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                  The fuck are you talking about? What you’re saying is more like Finland or Estonia doesn’t have the right to exist, they should be part of Russia.

    • #93556
      Anonymous
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      >OMG muh Hunyadi

      • #93576
        Anonymous
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        >muh bathory
        >muh zrinyi
        >muh janos pannonius
        >muh arpad and kurszan
        >muh st istvan
        >muh nagy lajos
        >muh the black army
        >muh bethlen gabor and the principality of erdely
        >muh two mongol invasions
        >muh kurucs
        >muh huszaria

    • #93564
      Anonymous
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      In the 14th century it was certainly up there in terms of power, being the top gold producer in Europe at the time, with export oriented economy and a strong army.

    • #93567
      Anonymous
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      How did it unravel so hard after Mattias Corvinus?

      • #93569
        Anonymous
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        Just baffling incompetence at Mohacs. A truly needless engagement compounded by reckless command of the army.

      • #93600
        Anonymous
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        Just baffling incompetence at Mohacs. A truly needless engagement compounded by reckless command of the army.

        >Mohács
        FYI, Mohács was just the endgame. While it’s true that Hungary was declining after Matthias’ death, the scarier thing was how the Ottomans were gaining power faster than expected. It also didn’t help how the Black Army rebelled and had to be put down.
        Everyone knew a catastrophe was at hand even before Mohács, since Hungary didn’t receive military aid by the West. The mood among the nobles before the battle was pessimistic at best. We know this because there are plenty of letters, where nobles who got called into battle say their farewells to their family members and urge them to leave the country.
        The battle was a suicide mission, an all-or-nothing attempt. While it is honorable, how nobles didn’t run away from the battle and certain death and this lived up to medieval knighthood, chivalry only gets you this far. The real catastrophe was how the country lost most of the leadership and intelligentsia, those who were needed the most in the future political turmoil.

        • #93604
          Anonymous
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          The real catastrophe was the king dying without an heir, starting a civil war in Hungary. If that didn’t happen Hungary probably could have gotten away with becoming an Ottoman tributary instead of getting partitioned.

          • #93605
            Anonymous
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            Which king are you talking about because this wasn’t something unprecedented in the Kingdom of Hungary? The difference as you touch on was the extermination of much of the nobility simultaneously.
            And I certainly wasn’t discounting the Ottomans in any way in my description of Mohacs if you’ll read those 2 posts I made again. We basically said the same thing regarding the Ottomans in fact.

          • #93606
            Anonymous
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            It got partitioned because the state collapsed and the translyvanian pretender cowardly allied himself with the ottomans than accept hapsburg dominion

            • #93611
              Anonymous
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              >translyvanian pretender cowardly allied himself with the ottomans than accept hapsburg dominion
              Szapolyai was a bigger melanoid than that
              >Ally with the Ottomans
              >Make a deal with the Habsburgs: they get Transylvania after his death if they recognize him as king
              >Habsburgs agree
              >Szapolyai has a bastard son
              >He goes back on his word
              >Turks make his snotty-nosed brat their puppet
              >Country divided into three parts
              Fuck this cocksucker. A Habsburg Hungary united with Transylvania would have been far better at holding its ground against the Ottomans than a country ripped into three

        • #93609
          Anonymous
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          A Hungarian (Orban) was literally instrumental to the Ottomans conquering Constantinople, think about that.

          • #93613
            Anonymous
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            What’s your point?

          • #93624
            Anonymous
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            So fucking what, do you think we give a shit about the sob story of Byzantines?
            >A Hungarian mercenary bombed our walls, muh Orthoshit Christianity’s holy city has fallen waah
            Who gives a fuck? Crusaders sacked Catholic cities and waged wars against the Byzantines too, not only the saracens. Venetians went full melanoid, besieged Constantinople and turned it into a puppet kingdom, severely weakening it in the process. Byzantines had interfered in Hungarian internal politics 200 years earlier. Christian French attacked the Habsburgs, preventing them from liberating the Balkans from the Ottomans. 200 years later, Christian Bongs and French allied again with the Ottomans this time against the Russians.
            We don’t give a damn about Constantinople. It was just another piece on the chessboard of Europe that got knocked down.

    • #93571
      Anonymous
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      >On their way back home, the Hungarians accomplished a military performance, which was never even tried by a land army in the history. Having no ships, boats or any kind of watercraft, on 29 June 900,[36] they "embarked" on a sea campaign against Venice. As Chronicon Sagornini of John the Deacon writes that with their horses and "leather ships" to attack first the cities from the coast, then also the city of Venice itself.[35] The "leather ship" here refer to an animal skin (goat, sheep, maybe cow) tied up to form something like a huge bota bag, filled with air, tied on their horses sides, which helped the warrior and his horse to float, with which the Hungarians and the warriors of other nomadic societies usually used to cross rivers.[36] They first attacked and burned the coastal towns like Equilio, Cittanova, Fine, Capo d’Argine, then tying the filled animal skins to their horses, they crossed the waters of the Lagoon of Venice, and sacked the island town of Chioggia, which was a part of the Dogado (homeland of the Republic of Venice).[35] Then on the day of the martyrdom of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (29 June), on their "leather ships", they tried to enter Rialto and Malamocco, but before they reached the islands, on the place called Albiola the doge of Venice Pietro Tribuno met them with the Venetian war fleet, forcing them to retreat.[35] Although they lost this unusual sea battle, the Hungarians achieved something what was never done by a land army: attacking islands lying in the sea. And although the attack from 29 June was unsuccessful, they succeeded in the attack on the island of Chioggia. This attack was not a violation of the agreement with Berengar, because at that time Venice was not part of the Italian kingdom, but was an autonomous republic under Byzantine influence.[43]

      • #93577
        Anonymous
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        If that isn’t the most chad shit I’ve ever heard god damn

    • #93575
      Anonymous
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      >France
      Nah, France is quite interesting.
      >England
      The most overrated history of any nation.

      • #93580
        Anonymous
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        >The most overrated history of any nation.
        How?

        • #93597
          Anonymous
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          Because burgers are obsessed with it (since they’re just feral englishmen)

    • #93582
      Anonymous
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      To this day I’m upset that neither Matias nor Hunyadi were able to keep shit together long enough for more decent campaigns against the Ottomans. They both proved they could win against them, and yet the fate of Hungary was never changed.

      • #93595
        Anonymous
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        Two Romanians couldn’t save a kingdom of hungypsies

    • #93583
      Anonymous
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      >indobros…

    • #93584
      Anonymous
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      oh no no no

    • #93585
      Anonymous
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      How come so few Magyars changed tbe langauge of Hungary and left so many larpers? Battle of pressburg was cool btw

    • #93586
      Anonymous
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      only ones who could beat the HVNGARIANS was their cousins from mongolia?

    • #93587
      Anonymous
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      >feudalism but not really, also WE ROMANS NOW
      >more interesting than development of absolutism and parliamentary democracy

    • #93589
      Anonymous
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      >look up Hunyadi on wiki
      >It’s full of citations that he was of "Romanian stock"
      >Suspiciously too much
      Sus?

      • #93591
        Anonymous
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        AMOGUS

    • #93592
      Anonymous
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      No one cares about gypsies. Also they got annihilated by Turks

    • #93603
      Anonymous
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      I’ll bite, in what is it more interesting?

      • #93607
        Anonymous
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        As I mentioned, neither France nor England faced a threat like the Mongols or Ottomans. The Norman Conquest doesn’t even compare.
        The stakes were always much lower

        • #93612
          Anonymous
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          And? Why would that make them more interesting?!

          • #93614
            Anonymous
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            Why would it be more interesting than two countries that had to invent fictional characters like Arthur, Robin Hood or Joan just to cope?

            • #93616
              Anonymous
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              Joan existed

    • #93615
      Anonymous
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      >this is what anglos perceive to be an existential threat
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Culloden

      • #93617
        Anonymous
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        >Did you hear about the thoughtful Scotsman who was heading out to the pub? He turned to his wee wife before leaving and said, ‘Jackie – put your hat and coat on lassie.’

        >She replied, ‘Awe Iain that’s nice – are you taking me to the pub with you?’

        >‘Nah, I’m just switching the central heating off while I’m out.’

      • #93618
        Anonymous
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        >Dougal was a typical Scot. His wife Janet had just died and he wanted to place the least expensive death notice. He went to the newspaper office and wrote on the lodgement from, “Janet died.”

        >The clerk explained that there was a minimum charge and he could have five words. Dougal added three more words: “Janet died, Toyota for sale.”

      • #93619
        Anonymous
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        >Alisdair Biggar, a Scotsman, applied to join the New York City police force.

        >The inspector glared at him and asked, ‘How would you disperse a large, unruly crowd?’

        >‘Well,’ replied Alisdair thoughtfully, ‘I’m no too sure how ye do it here in New York, but in Aberdeen we just pass the hat around, and they soon begin to shuffle off.’

    • #93620
      Anonymous
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      Bump

    • #93621
      Anonymous
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      Kingdom of Hungary was so Slavic that German chroniclers in the high medieval ages refered to it as a Slavic country and in middle of 18th century it was said in Diderot’s Encyclopedia that "Magyar language was a Slavic dialect and therefore related to languages of Bohemia, Poland and Russia." In the year 1787 only 29% of Kingdom of Hungary were Magyars. All you need to know about Kingdom of Hungary but Magyars won’t tell you that.

    • #93623
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >some wild steppe churkas history
      >interesting
      Pick one.

    • #93629
      Anonymous
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      Hungary: survived Mongol invasions

      England: conquered by pic related

    • #93630
      Anonymous
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      Write your History in English if you want English speakers to know of it.

      • #93631
        Anonymous
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        Good point. I noticed Hungarian history is very lacking in English forms, the English wiki says very little, probably because very few Hungarians speak English and are interested in translating to English. But even Bulgarian history is much more available in English than Hungarian history, not sure why this is to be honest. Like King Geza II defeated a major Byzantine invasion of Hungary and there is no Wikipedia article of the battle

        • #93632
          Anonymous
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          From what I’ve gathered Hungarian histories are usually translated into German. Pal Engel himself is a German speaker.

          • #93633
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Also most of the primary sources are in Latin, not Magyar.

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