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the "Five good emperors".
So my absolute favourite period is Domitian-Marcus Aurelius.
It's clearly the best
Too many bad memories...
AKA HISTORY THAT HASN'T EVEN HAPPENED YET
I'll take a bit of pre-war Nazi Germany too, while I'm at it.
Classis A-level stuff. Will never forget that picture of kids playing with stacks of money, as they were cheaper than toy bricks
Looked like fun, if you had the cash
Sub-Saharan Africa, 1956-1994. Cheers.
to help his application/thought process on the whole thing he's taking a three month sabbatical from his job and going there
we keep making jokes about him not coming back
To help my application /thought process I quit my job and spent 4 months in Zimbabwe before it started.
Your friend sounds like a fine man.
(Probably best not to tell him that I've been unemployed ever since)
Me and a friend were talking about going to Kenya, acquiring a beat-up old car and driving down to Kinshasa. Never going to happen though, because a) I'm skint, b) he's now off to South Sudan for probably a couple of years, and c) it's obviously the kind of thing people talk about and never happens anyway. But still...
So not sure it counts
During its reign over China, the Qin Dynasty achieved increased trade, improved agriculture, and military security. This was due to the abolition of landowning lords, to whom peasants had formerly held allegiance. The central government now had direct control of the masses, giving it access to a much larger workforce. This allowed for the construction of ambitious projects, such as a wall on the northern border, now known as the Great Wall of China. The Qin Dynasty also introduced several reforms: currency, weights and measures were standardized, and a better system of writing was established. An attempt to purge all traces of the old dynasties led to the infamous burning of books and burying of scholars incident, which has been criticized greatly by subsequent scholars. The Qin's military was also revolutionary in that it used the most recently developed weaponry, transportation, and tactics, though the government was heavy-handed and bureaucratic.
'today kids, we will be doing the FEUDAL SYSTEM'
'YES!' *fist pumps all round*...
uni was great
particularly the battle for Europe and Eurasia between Christian and Islamic empires.
in relation to urban decline / renewal
Russian revoultion (pre and post....50 yr window either way)
communist china and russia all of last century
Or the late bronze age in Mycanaea
it's a bit mentals.
All like ages ago.