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Postby Jansen » Tue May 13, 2008 2:10 am

wobnam wrote:Hey, don't give any germans credit for Vikings ;)

You mention Istanbul, jokkna; I guess most Americans who don't already know will be surprised to learn that Vikings also went across the Atlantic Ocean to America 500 years before Columbus.


Ya, and luckily they didn't kill, maim, enslave, and start the series of events that would bring about the end for several native civilizations in the Americas like Columbus and his band of idiots did!
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Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Tue May 13, 2008 11:11 pm

Jansen wrote:
wobnam wrote:Hey, don't give any germans credit for Vikings ;)

You mention Istanbul, jokkna; I guess most Americans who don't already know will be surprised to learn that Vikings also went across the Atlantic Ocean to America 500 years before Columbus.


Ya, and luckily they didn't kill, maim, enslave, and start the series of events that would bring about the end for several native civilizations in the Americas like Columbus and his band of idiots did!


Not to get off topic or anything ( :roll: ), but I have a few things to say on the topic. Not that I am justifying it at all, but slavery was a world-wide practice, and completely acceptable back then. And if it wasn't Columbus, it would have been someone else.
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