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......... and other explosives had never been invented missles, nitroglycerine, etc. How do you think history would be affected? what would armies look like?, what sort of technological advances would have been made? how what would technology be like today?. Post your thoughts and be realistic.

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  Quote xi_tujue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Aug-2008 at 23:23
we would have light sabers and energy shieds :p
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Swords are way cooler.


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  Quote xi_tujue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Aug-2008 at 07:48
what?
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  Quote Balaam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Aug-2008 at 07:54
Didn't I make a similar thread way back in the day which when looked upon now its quite shameful to read?
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  Quote Count Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Aug-2008 at 19:59
This is a serious speculative thread.


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  Quote Slayertplsko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Aug-2008 at 20:18
Originally posted by Count Belisarius

This is a serious speculative thread.


Yeah just like the other ones...and what is this?!
Originally posted by Count Belisarius

Swords are way cooler.


How does it (even slightly) support the speculation about present-day weaponry if gun powder were unknown?? Judgements of this kind simply don't belong to 'serious speculative' discussions.



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  Quote Count Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Aug-2008 at 16:44
If gunpowder had never been discovered I'm thinking that we would still have heavy cavalry that would be col to see the hussar and the klibanophoros, and archers, I wonder if we would have planes? What sort of technology would we have?. One more thing, God I love this site!!!!Big%20smileBig%20smileSmileSmileClapStarApproveLOL  

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Without gunpowder, a million things would be impossible.
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Like what?


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  Quote Balaam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Sep-2008 at 09:55
If gunpowder had never been discovered my work would be so much harder.
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  Quote Count Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Sep-2008 at 15:40
So what do you think the world would look like?Smile I think we would still have the cataphract I'm not sure about the knight he might still be around but this time as a professional soldier because feudalism is outdated. It would be way cool to see the american revolution wihtout gunpowder I think it be cool to see American longbowmen and horse archers against the redcoat pikemenClap 

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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 15:48
Originally posted by Count Belisarius

So what do you think the world would look like?Smile I think we would still have the cataphract I'm not sure about the knight he might still be around but this time as a professional soldier because feudalism is outdated. It would be way cool to see the american revolution wihtout gunpowder I think it be cool to see American longbowmen and horse archers against the redcoat pikemenClap 
 
 
Still have cataphracts?  No way.  Especially since the introduction of laser surgery.  They can be removed in same day surgery. Wink
 
 
 
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  Quote pikeshot1600 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 15:50
Originally posted by red clay

Originally posted by Count Belisarius

So what do you think the world would look like?Smile I think we would still have the cataphract I'm not sure about the knight he might still be around but this time as a professional soldier because feudalism is outdated. It would be way cool to see the american revolution wihtout gunpowder I think it be cool to see American longbowmen and horse archers against the redcoat pikemenClap 
 
 
Still have cataphracts?  No way.  Especially since the introduction of laser surgery.  They can be removed in same day surgery. Wink
 
 
 
 
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  Quote Count Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 16:15
Originally posted by red clay

Originally posted by Count Belisarius

So what do you think the world would look like?Smile I think we would still have the cataphract I'm not sure about the knight he might still be around but this time as a professional soldier because feudalism is outdated. It would be way cool to see the american revolution wihtout gunpowder I think it be cool to see American longbowmen and horse archers against the redcoat pikemenClap 
 
 
Still have cataphracts?  No way.  Especially since the introduction of laser surgery.  They can be removed in same day surgery. Wink
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by pikeshot1600

Originally posted by red clay

Originally posted by Count Belisarius

So what do you think the world would look like?Smile I think we would still have the cataphract I'm not sure about the knight he might still be around but this time as a professional soldier because feudalism is outdated. It would be way cool to see the american revolution wihtout gunpowder I think it be cool to see American longbowmen and horse archers against the redcoat pikemenClap 
 
 
Still have cataphracts?  No way.  Especially since the introduction of laser surgery.  They can be removed in same day surgery. Wink
 
 
 


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So Es what do you think the world would look like without gunpowder?


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