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Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

Excellent point - and something that has been missed by most

8 years, 3 months in History & Heritage by MarchDub 118 Replies 10,083 Views 1 Thank

Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

As a mod I expected you to give better direction that you did on this thread - the issue that I asked you to clarify as the OP and mod was what was the point in this thread? And before you claim the higher moral ground here, acceptance goes both ways - and I saw very little of your acceptance t

8 years, 3 months in History & Heritage by MarchDub 118 Replies 10,083 Views 1 Thank

Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

There you go jonnie- still trying to 'win' your points. Sad... I'm off of this

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Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

Jonnie you pushed and pushed to get my OPINION on the Lynch - you got it , you don't like it and now you have your argument full blown going. I am going no further with this absolute nonsense with you. It is childish in the extreme and frankly as a mod I think you ought to know and behave better

8 years, 3 months in History & Heritage by MarchDub 118 Replies 10,083 Views 2 Thanks

Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

Well to quote what you posted: I didn't read the entire Lynch thread but the question was not what would have happened under differing conditions i.e. if Lynch had a bigger army by planned recruitment or if Ireland were able to make a deal with overseas help and was that feasible etc. but what woul

8 years, 3 months in History & Heritage by MarchDub 118 Replies 10,083 Views 1 Thank

Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

Well, you haven't said what will be accepted - that is the point. And I did ask... I refer to my post above and also this ; This is what jumped out at me - This is a blatant distortion of what I - and others - have said on this issue. And it willfully ignores the finer details of the discussion

8 years, 3 months in History & Heritage by MarchDub 118 Replies 10,083 Views

Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

I think this thread is an excellent example of when you pose a question based on opinions and ask people to just join in with no aim whatsoever at any resolution - we are just going around in circles, with a blatant twisting of what has actually been said in order to what, win debating points? It's

8 years, 3 months in History & Heritage by MarchDub 118 Replies 10,083 Views 1 Thank

Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

Pardon me but I must point out that you are now speaking absolute nonsense - when did I EVER on this forum ask for a shut down on inquiry???? And when did I EVER advocate a non examination of the historic record? And when did makey up truths, wild assumptions based on uninformed opinion stateme

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Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

So what was the purpose of posing the question on a thread in the first place? Just to argue about it all - if your view is that there is no definitive answer, therefore no position that the forum will take - no as you say, yes or no answer? And if there are no guidelines, no yes or no then what g

8 years, 3 months in History & Heritage by MarchDub 118 Replies 10,083 Views

Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

Well the point that I was making in support of CDfm's comment is that it was not something plucked out of thin air - the issue of Lynch as posed in the thread HAD a firm basis in history and historic reality. He DID consider the issue of using Irish troops and put it out there that this was a possi

8 years, 3 months in History & Heritage by MarchDub 118 Replies 10,083 Views

Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

I personally don't give a tinker's what you want to call it, or any other thread - using one past thread as some kind of 'evidence' for going forth is meaningless. The question for me is do we want rubbish discussions based on fiction passing as history, and my answer is no, I don't. But I detect

8 years, 3 months in History & Heritage by MarchDub 118 Replies 10,083 Views

Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

Good point. You are right - I'll have to look up the use of what wording was used at the time. I think it was something like 'crossing the border'... And I think that that is exactly the point about the 'what ifs'

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Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

Yes, it was indeed. A point I was going to make myself - I can very well remember Lynch going on TV and suggesting/hinting at an invasion of NI. There was HUGE talk about it at the time amongst just about everyone that I knew. Friends, workplace, family, all taking about a possible invasion by our

8 years, 3 months in History & Heritage by MarchDub 118 Replies 10,083 Views

Counterfactual history- Does it have a place on the History forum?

Well what about this that you posed..? It's not your intention to make any decision?... yet the opening title of this asks specifically 'does it have a place on the History forum?'. So I think you really have to give an answer to the question you yourself asked as a mod

8 years, 3 months in History & Heritage by MarchDub 118 Replies 10,083 Views 1 Thank

Suez Canal Crisis 1956

That's an interesting point, I agree, and not to be ignored - but it never actually developed into a full blown war, remember 'war' meant WWII to that generation. And on that note at the time there was concern expressed that the European powers "were at it again' and WWIII was just about to start.

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