Thursday, February 4, 2016

A discussion of intermediate cartridges

Yields the quote:  "fighting in one of the countless conflicts that dot the bloody timeline of European history during the 19th Century."

But the 19th Century was a remarkably bloodless a peaceful time, says I!

We can't both be right.

Well, actually, we can. 

Lots and lots of little dustups, lots of proxy wars from from Europe proper, so, lots of blood, yes.

But nothing like the continent wracking Napoleonic wars or WWI.  Peaceful.   Compared to what happened the century before and the century after.    At least in Europe.  In Asia they  had the biggest war maybe ever.

It's a relativity thing.  Just ask Einstein.


Comrade Misfit said...

Um, the Battle of Waterloo: June 18, 1815. 60,000 dead.

The French Invasion of Russia: June 24, 1812 to December 14, 1812: Over half a million dead.

Overall, the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) resulted in over four million dead, probably considerably more.

The first part of the 19th Century wasn't exactly peaceful on the Continent and on the seas around it.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Right. 1815-1914. The 'century' didn't stick to the accepted double ought numerals, but...

And hey, the 100 years war wasn't 100 years long either.