Skip to comments."The Slavs were not born to rule but to serve. This they must be taught."
Posted on 05/10/2013 3:35:44 PM PDT by Ravnagora
Painting of Kaiser Wilhelm II by Max Koner 1890
Aleksandra's Note: It never ceases to amaze me how decades, and in this case an entire century, of cataclysmic change can run its course through the world and the history of its nations and peoples, but some things truly don't change. For the Serbs, "Deja Vu" has become a constant common denominator in the course of their history.
This important bit of history from a 100 years ago should serve as a reminder to the Serbs that the passage of time, even a full century of time, really means nothing when it comes to the political realities they face today in 2013.
However, as is the case with taking anything for granted, especially the Serbs, the great and powerful Emperor of Germany was in for a rude awakening...
When His Majesty Emperor Francis Joseph demands something, the Serbian government must give way, and if it does not then Belgrade will be bombarded and occupied until the will of His Majesty is fulfilled. And of this you can be certain, that I stand behind you and am ready to draw the saber whenever your action makes it necessary.
(Excerpt) Read more at heroesofserbia.com ...
I have noticed the Slavs (and the Ukrainians) seem to produce a lot of really pretty girls.
In all fairness, these attitudes prevailed over much of Europe. To paraphrase an expression of the times, “The only way to deal with a Russian is with your boot on his back; and the only way to deal with a German is for your bayonet to be at his throat.”
There was this thing about the Vikings in the Medieval period and they did get around ~ of course they were trading baubles for things of value ~ .....
Exactly what Dems think of blacks and “hispanics”.
Civilization may yet depend on the Slavic Orthodox peoples.
specially femens types wink wink
Some things never change. Battle of Grunwald, 1410
Actually, some things do change:
(by the way, the Lithuanians, and Lipka Tatars, neither of which were Slavs, had a lot to do with the Polish victory over the Teutonic Knights in 1410)
The Ukrainians are also Slavs.
This attitude goes back to 1331 when Wladyslaw the Dwarf was defeated by the Teutonic Knights.
I guess seeing so many hot female tennis players whose names end in “kova” or something similar may have influenced me.
Well this Polish Slav will tell the Kaiser to kindly “Kiss My Dupa”.
For the most part most of the nobles in Spain today have Breton sentences for surnames!
For a variety of reasons most historians give the credit to '"French knights" ~ which simply wasn't the case.
Note, for a very long time the various kingdoms and principalities fronting the Bay of Biscay were what amounted to a regional super power. The differences from their life and that of the people further inland were stark. The modern nation states we know so well were for the most part pastoral or agricultural, peopled mostly by slaves or near slaves ruled over by a dissolute gang of drunken, brawling nobles of unsavory sexual hygiene and behavior.
The Ukrainians have several major ethnic backgrounds but they speak a slavic language and eat kielbasa. That’s all it takes.
Both of those views are news to me. I've always had the impression that the Reconquest was an off-and-on series of battles, fought over centuries, mostly by Spaniards. I see no evidence to the contrary in the Wikipedia account. Do you recall the names of historians who claim that the Spaniards were not responsible?
Ever wonder where it came from?
Here's all you need to look for ~ a noble name with the words for a military assignment in the middle, beginning or end ~ in BRETON.
For instance, a name with SA, meaning flag in Breton, might be linked to LINAS, a word meaning LINE ~ a SALINAS was the knight who held the flag on the left or right of the advancing formation of mounted knights.
Even looks Spanish doesn't it?
Look for almost any name that begins CA, CAR, KA, KER ~ all of them are Breton ~ that 'ker' has to do with a common affectation among Bretons for centuries to refer to 'house of' ~ and then whatever else their name was ~ in Celtic!
Some of the nobles adopted French surnames of course ~ as names of war, the French in those days having a reputation for brutality in combat.
All you have to do is remember that the Google.com Welsh translator does a fair job translating Breton as well ~ which will help you dig your way through Breton and French histories.
Brittany and Cornwall both got out of the country business in the 12th to 14th centuries ~ one of the reasons the English and French hog the credit.
Now, who was a Spaniard? Was it the Moslem noble whose family had lived there 500 years or the farm boy with the big horse and heavy sword from Brittany?
With Christian Spain rolled up to the North Coast (The Dead Coast) by the Moslems (7th/8th century AD), they were sitting ducks for fillubsterers from the rest of Europe ~ who arrived and set up Carvajal, Leone and Castile ~ those were the three kingdoms San Cho Noe I is credited with authorizing as he began his invasion from Cornwall ~ hey, he has a Breton name too!!! WOW! He wasn't a Spaniard 'til he got there.
The common denominator was simple ~ on one side the warriors were Christian, and other side they were Moslem. The war lasted from the 7th century to the 15th century ~ a very long war even by Irish standards, but not by Japanese standards (if you need a comparison).
Sometimes the war went one way and sometimes another. At least once other Moslem invaders came in to make a maor push-back against the Christians because the local Moslems proved too week, or too closely affiliated with the Christians to stick to the islamic rules. During other times both the area we call Morocco and Spain were part of a common culture ~ even today they have a special relationship.
(NOTE: Bieber ~ as in Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar ~ AKA El Cid!)
I was just commenting on the German desire for hegemony over the Slavs. Fritz just needs to calm down. Delusions of grandeur and all that.
When dealing with muawiyah it is always best to be somewhat skeptical. I can’t say there were no Breton fighting in Spain, but I really doubt there were many if any at all. Just an example of what I am talking about: muawiyah says there this:
“(NOTE: Bieber ~ as in Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar ~ AKA El Cid!)”
The problem is that Vivar probably has nothing to do with the Breton. If it is Celtic, it probably has everything to do with Spain’s own ancient Celtic population which pre-dated any Breton on the continent by centuries:
The Celtic Vaccaei were living in the Vivar region many centuries before El Cid. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccaei
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