better ban him!
- Aug 31, 2006
the graphic is really neat...
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Are you entirely sure? Wasn't the Meji Restoration in the 1850s/1860s when Japan modernized and industrialized its infrastructure and military?Mmmmh. Beyond the beaten-dead-horse point of the Sakoku being an NI for an highly Innovative Japan as well, will their almost complete modernization before the Sakoku be modelled? I can't see a way for Japan to have armies as modern as the European ones in 1600, as they wouldn't border a core province as needed to westernize - but they did, and in many fields because of parallel progress, not mimicry.
Yes, it modernized once and for all in the 19th century; but there had been an heavy push toward modernization between 1570 and 1620, ended by the politic of Sakoku used as a NI, that had brought Japan (or, better, the Shogunate and the Daimyos) to a level more or less equal to Europe. The Battle of Sekigahara, in 1600 was fought with a great use of the so called "tanegashima", the Japanese matchlock, and a quarter of the invasion army sent in Korea were arquebusiers. The country closed itself to external influences later on, but that period had given Japan a chance at becoming a modern Pacific and Asian power three centuries before schedule.Are you entirely sure? Wasn't the Meji Restoration in the 1850s/1860s when Japan modernized and industrialized its infrastructure and military?
Thinking it's a typo, it's spelled Bordeaux in French, English and Swedish, so don't see anywhere you could've gotten the extra "u" from.I've seen it quite a few times now: Bourdeaux. What's with the extra u? I've never seen it spelled anywhere other than Bordeaux.
It's not a mistake.I've seen it quite a few times now: Bourdeaux. What's with the extra u? I've never seen it spelled anywhere other than Bordeaux.