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37 minutes ago, bishopburn boy said:

The Roman......kept failing to win it all and built a couple of walls ( these were the ONLY defended teritory  on the northern Roman borders ) 

they gave it  a pretty good go, mind - had no idea that Agricola's campaign took him as far north as around Elgin  !

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16 hours ago, MixuFixit said:

Here's a fun relevant question: what nation on earth has won the most wars?

Switzerland. 

by remaining neutral and lending money to all those other idiots who want to fight each other they now enjoy a fine standard of living. 

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4 hours ago, welshbairn said:

The Angles must have been hard b*****ds to get the country named after them, thought there were far more Saxons never mind the Celts.

They did so well because they had both clever b*****ds and hard b*****ds in their ranks- The Acute Angles and the Obtuse Angles. 

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I've been to France several times but never Paris, so can't comment on it, although it's possible Magee et al might be suffering from this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_syndrome



As Archbishop of Bordeaux you’re clearly biased on these matters.

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The Roman name for the Island , was Britannia ( hence the big island was great Britannia and the wee one lesser Britannia ) given they kept failing to win it all and built a couple of walls ( these were the ONLY defended teritory  on the northern Roman borders ) 
 
just to keep it all spot on 
What did the Romans ever do for us??

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8 hours ago, Herman Hessian said:

 had no idea that Agricola's campaign took him as far north as around Elgin  !

Aye, lost heavily to Bon Accord in the Battle of Pineappleade.

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1 hour ago, MixuFixit said:

It was France btw

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The country with the most battles won is France with 1,115, followed by Britain with 1,105 and the United States 833

I demand a recount!!

This is only battles, WHO won the wars?

Edited by SlipperyP

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3 minutes ago, SlipperyP said:

I demand a recount!!

This is only battles, WHO won the wars?

 

Hmm thats a fair point - I don't know the answer to that one

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4 minutes ago, MixuFixit said:

 

Hmm thats a fair point - I don't know the answer to that one

Well it looks like your Sunday is fixed, get on it!

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 2nd most disappointing country to visit must be India for me.  I didn't get sick, though the food was ok, but the overall experience was very poor.  Heard good things before I went also.  Travelled all over for 5 weeks, was meant to be 8 weeks but cut it short.  

1st was Australia, sorry, just meh.  Stayed there for 4 years when I was younger and at primary school.  Went back when I was travelling the world.  I didn't get on with the people very well...

As for @Stellaboz saying Bangkok, how very dare you.  The place is a shit hole, smells and is 3 times more expensive then where I live for everything, I totally agree.  Next time come stay with me..

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On 20/04/2019 at 08:26, Tynierose said:

I forgot that you supported Rangers before defecting to Hibs.

Truly a repugnant individual.

I didn’t think Throbber supported anyone. Reminds me of the guy at school who didn’t like football but tagged along with it to have friends. 

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On 20/04/2019 at 08:57, Tynierose said:

Oh that's a cracker.  I was initially thinking European with all those conflicts before moving over to Asia.

Would China count with all their conflicts or would they come under the auspices of all the ancient provinces? If not France.

I've recently finished reading Conn Iggueldons series on Genghis Khan, a very good read.

Also by the same author the War of the Rose's series is tremendous.

 

 

Haven’t read the War of the Rose series but his Julius Caesar and Ghengis/Kublai Khan books were very enjoyable. 

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I didn’t think Throbber supported anyone. Reminds me of the guy at school who didn’t like football but tagged along with it to have friends. 


I am significantly less interested in football compared to 10 years ago, nowadays it’s mostly just an excuse for a few beers and a few hours out the house when I go to games and maybe 5’s twice a month.

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Before I went to Paris, one friend told me that it was the most majestics city they had ever been to, while another told me it was a fetid, stinking dump.

After going, I decided they were both right. The beautiful bits are absolutely stunning, but it was properly filthy in many areas as well. Far more so than London. Getting to live of confit duck and good wine for a few days made up for it though.

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Magee in sounding like a mad racist shocker

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Before I went to Paris, one friend told me that it was the most majestics city they had ever been to, while another told me it was a fetid, stinking dump.
After going, I decided they were both right. The beautiful bits are absolutely stunning, but it was properly filthy in many areas as well. Far more so than London. Getting to live of confit duck and good wine for a few days made up for it though.
This sums it up really. The touristy parts are absolutely stunning but you don't have to be far away from those areas to see some right shitey bits.

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I'd say Bangkok but I didn't have high hopes before going. Same with Marrakesh, fucking hole full of swindlers.



Bangkok was exactly as i expected and as people had told me it would be, not sure why anyone would be disappointed with it as it’s well known for being a full on, in your face, obscenely hot, rat infested shite hole. The most disappointing part of my visit there was that I never got to see a ping pong show and spent much of my time there in the hotel room watching episodes of Jonathan Creek on the iPad as my girlfriend found the city too terrifying. I did eat a scorpion though which was nice.

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