vodean wrote: If the CFS was not that large and threatening, the BWAC would not have been called. I have seen maps where in 1884 the CFS was almost the same size as the DRC...
Stop looking at fake maps like that. That´s completely ridiculous and unhistorical. Read books on history instead of staring at erroneous amateur maps you found on the internet.
..anyone can make a map and include claims that doesn´t reflect officially recognised history or reality. It doesn´t change actual history.
i dont think that you can reasonably say that this map or Brown are either misinformed or evil.
What are you talking about? The Brown map is obviously misinformed since it has factual errors.. but evil
? What do you mean? An error is an error - actual history should be your source, not any roughly extrapolated maps sourced from the internet. The ppl behind the brown map made mistakes but i don´t think it was on purpose so how can it be "evil"?
I actually think the Brown map is quite impressive even though I found mistakes within seconds. Unfortunately their feedback link seems to be broken.
This map is:
a. incredibly detailed including battles and year-by-year expansion
b. accurate as far as any map possibly could be: there are conflicting historical accounts.
detailed, yes quite.. but once again; since it has errors.. definitely not
as accurate as it could be.
Going with my example (which you are ignoring..) there are no historical accounts for the CFS conquering Katanga in -86 because it didn´t happen until five years later.
Where is your "conflicting historical account" that says Katanga was conquered in the eighties?
Give me a source for that - an actual historical account.
choose to think that this map is BS if you want, but its pretty damned accurate, and a great source
never said it was BS and i agree it is "pretty" accurate regarding most things.. good for general basic reference but far from "as accurate as possible".
I guess you are not very accustomed to using source criticism or similar.
vodean wrote:Also, being that you are in sweden (or your IP records you as being there), you seem to be one of the evil racist white people you are complaining about so vehemently.
I said nothing about that faulty concept called "race" - I don´t believe in it. You are the racist here dude.. read my post and what you quoted again.. you are inventing little things in your head, kid.
Genetically I am less than 25% swedish.. and if you think they were as responsible for evil colonisation as the latin, anglo-saxon, main germanic etc world then you are very uneducated. People are people - their personalities are not shaped by the amount of melanin in their skin. Grow up, kid!
racist theories further.. Is Obama 50% "evil racist white"? Was Bob Marley also 50% "evil racist white"? I don´t think so..
You are 100% ridiculous and a racist.
Now, give me that source for CFS conquering Katanga/Garanganze/Yeke kingdom in the 80:s or shut up. Either way - drop your racism. It´s really stupid. Grow up.
EDIT: actually.. don´t bother answering.. (it would be impossible to give a truthful answer without admitting you are wrong so you might as well drop it)..
I´m backed up by all serious historians on the matter so I really don´t care about what some racist kid has to say.
Let´s not spam thebisonking´s thread.