Why Dont You Use Modern Names For Cities Who Was A Capable Commander in WW1 I OUT OF THE TRENCHES

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another great war special episode of Out of the Trenches where I sit here the chair of wisdom and answer your questions and comments about the First World War Richard Dumpees writes, I feel like you should call Lithuanian cities like they are actually called in English instead of Polish Vilnius and Calais instead of Vilna and Kovno. I understand that most historical sources refer to it that way, but that’s because the Lithuanian culture was so obscure. I think it’d be a lot more respectful to refer to the aforementioned cities as Vilnius and countess well. This is actually an impossible thing to give an answer to that won’t upset somebody but we do get asked this a lot So I will try. Many cities in Europe do not have the same names that they had a hundred years ago.

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be because they’re not in the same country as they used to be. This might be because ethnicity has either changed or a former minority has become dominant, but that’s the way it is I most often use the names as they were a hundred years ago and as they’re referred to. In most sources I referred to Istanbul as Constantinople L’viv as Lemberg st. Petersburg, as Petrograd and so forth oddly enough no one has complained about any of those ones.

The Only People That Have Actually

complained. Are I think from the Baltic States now I’m not trying to be disrespectful when I’m sorry if you take it that way but um see Levin for example, is in the Ukraine today and it’s something like 80% ethnic Ukrainians now but a hundred years ago it was in the Austro–hungarian Empire was the capital of Galicia and was about. and only 20% Ukrainian I refer to it in the show as Lemberg now that doesn’t seem to offend anybody but um Countess is now the second largest city in Lithuania and has over ninety percent of its inhabitants are ethnic Lithuanians, but and this is going by Russian census figures from the end of the nineteenth century. Lithuanian made up only 6% of the population back then and it was called Cava No it was part of the Russian Empire Interestingly about a third of the population at the time was Jewish. So maybe technically I should be using the Yiddish name for it.

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you are right in your room mark that Lithuanian culture was pretty obscure and it’s cool. It is not today, but if the Lithuanians only made up six percent of the population and there were several times as. Many Russian people living there then and all the original sources call itNK] no I don’t see why I should give it the 2015 name Since this channel takes place a hundred years in the past. Having said that recently when I refer to Cove no or Vilna I also give them their modern names pretty much because people keep writing it about it. So I say both no gun fun writes Indian crew.

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leader primarily with a note of censure in summary. Despite exis successes at blank and blank. He was still an arrogant and perhaps racist man who blundered and got thousands pointlessly killed. Is there anyone in leadership on any side of the war that you can wholeheartedly endorse for excellent leadership or to look at another side of the question if a leader had achieved all his objectives. objectives with a minimum of losses to his side, no tactical errors and treated enemy civilians kindly and their soldiers humanely? Would you approve of him that’s a hard question would I approve of him.

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the right word since this is a war that killed loads of people and any good leader did that especially well to the enemy and any bad leader did that especially well to his own men or civilians, but the net result was kind of the same Mackensen’s I guess that German General von Mackensen is I think the military leader that comes closest to what you’re going for in my opinion. I mean it didn’t matter where his forces were from what country they were from he led them very well and when Serbia was overrun. For example, he didn’t stick around to mess with the civilians and the remnants of the Serbian army. He said well we did what we came to do I’m out of here Jim Jim Jim am I the only one who thinks of Carmen Sandiego when watching this thing yes all right well that’s all for today, but if you’d like to see how Mackeson kicked off his great success against the Russians, You can see that episode right here you guys will put that in right Don’t forget to subscribe to never miss out on the action see you next time.

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Richard Dumpees writes, “I feel like you should call Lithuanian cities like they are actually called in English instead of Polish Vilnius and Calais instead of Vilna and KovnoIndy Neidell: “This is actually an impossible thing to give an answer to that won’t upset somebody but we do get asked this a lot So I will try. I most often use the names as they were a hundred years ago and as they’re referred to. In most sources I referred to Istanbul as Constantinople L’viv as Lemberg st.& Petersburg, as Petrograd and so forth no one has complained about any of those ones. The only people that have actually complained.& Are I think from the Baltic States now I’m not trying to be disrespectful when I’m sorry if you take it that way but um see Levin is now the second largest city in Lithuania and has over ninety percent of its inhabitants are ethnic Lithuanians, but um Countess is Now the second…. Click here to read more and watch the full video