Re: look out! long-haired gun loon!

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 18:21:32 -0500

Dwayne wrote:
> Hi
> > It's amazing how the Cold War, the nuclear era, was one of the most
> > peaceful periods in Europe's entire history. It still is peaceful,
> > apart from some fringe areas like Yugoslavia that don't have anything
> > more advanced than primitive artillery, and a bad distribution of guns.
> I think that phrase should read "was one of the most peaceful periods in
> Europes entire history *since the Roman Empire*. Peaceful periods in
> Europe tend to not last a generation, Europe was at peace for quite a bit
> longer than that in the first couple of centuries AD.

I don't know if we know enough about martial conditions at that time to
develop a good opinion. Of course, I would still think that it is
entirely possible, as the ROman's combat tactics allowed them to
overpower the less well developed people's of Europe, and technologies
like advanced steel, architecture, etc were state and guild secrets.

			Michael Lorrey
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