"In the various US Conflicts since May, 1942, including Korea and Vietnam, no US Marine Combat Unit has surrendered!"
The rise, fall, and slight but hopeful rise again of Akron.
"Trump to award Medal of Honor to Vietnam veteran, 80 - who saved 'countless lives' during one of the bloodiest battles of the war 50-years-ago - after being rejected 10 TIMES for the accolade"
"10 times" for a rule that maybe makes sense in general but sounds like it surely should have been relaxed in this instance.
For sure, the bit about the Boston Tea Party--scroll down about halfway--was nothing I heard in my history classes.
Given a conjectured Jewish population of several million during the Roman Empire, this is one heck of a population "bottleneck".
James Stone, an insurance executive, follows with an interesting, speculative paper on how the population diminished so much compared to its size in the Roman Era. He concludes as follows:
It is, in the end, the triple combination of carnage at the hands of crusaders and like-minded messianic populaces, attrition during forced exiles, and murder compounding the effects of the Black Plague that seems the most likely explanation for Carmi’s otherwise inexplicable bottleneck.
When all is said and done, religiously inspired violence over a protracted period cannot be discounted as the most potent contributor to the Ashkenazi bottleneck.
And what accounts for the times and places of "religiously inspired violence"? This paper suggests bad weather played a key role.
"Five centuries ago, the world’s longest rave took place in Strasbourg – a ‘plague’ of dancing that was fatal for some. What caused it?"
An instructive story.
Argues that this is yet another instance of British propaganda migrating down to historical truth.
I'll second this.
According to this, the famous deadliness of the Thirty Years' War wasn't quite so big a deal.