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Music Bernd 09/07/2020 (Mon) 15:53 [Preview] No. 39873 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Since the previous thread is autosäging, here's the new one.

This little faggot is making covers for all kinds of popular music.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=0Gd-jNKhTC8 [Embed]

Previously Venezuelaball posted some songs of a sludge metal band, Acid Bath. Managed to put my hands on some of their songs. Here's a couple I liked.
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Bernd 05/01/2024 (Wed) 06:32 [Preview] No.51938 del
New The HU album! Rumble of Thunder!
https://youtube.com/watch?v=st1KfcXyKx0 [Embed]
Yet to listen all the songs.

Bernd 05/01/2024 (Wed) 06:39 [Preview] No.51939 del
Breddy gud in acoustic.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=-DjDmMB-eBg [Embed]

Bernd 05/14/2024 (Tue) 07:58 [Preview] No.51981 del
Excellent album, Scrawl by Scrawl:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=CkyfFkUG_pY [Embed]
I can't imagine what genre is this. Some kind of experimental perhaps? Some kind of crossover?

Bernd 05/28/2024 (Tue) 13:54 [Preview] No.52007 del
Molotov: Karmara
https://youtube.com/watch?v=dRqifexE32I [Embed]
Came across it by accident.

Bernd 05/28/2024 (Tue) 13:56 [Preview] No.52008 del
Ska-P: Gato Lopez
Mexican ska.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=IVZCarH-5g0 [Embed]

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Real News Thread Bernd 01/15/2022 (Sat) 20:51 [Preview] No. 46125 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Volcano Hunga erupted near Tonga, causing tsunami all over the place. Japanese news full of it. Lol at countries with seashores.

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Bernd 05/26/2024 (Sun) 19:19 [Preview] No.52002 del
Moved this thread here.
This one with Italian IP posted about this on other boards because an absolutely inconsequential event noone actually cares about has to be hyped during EU elections campaigns, even on imageboards.

Bernd 05/26/2024 (Sun) 19:46 [Preview] No.52003 del
Thanks, Benjamutt.
For a moment it looked like this board had an automated censorship system like the ones in tranny mafia reddit. But it looks like some people just have lots of time and automated notifications instead.

>an absolutely inconsequential event noone actually cares about
You talk only for yourself, faggot. Don't speak for others.

Bernd 05/26/2024 (Sun) 19:53 [Preview] No.52004 del
Some German rightoids, rechtsradikals, and V-mann chanting ausländer raus is nothing new or revolutionary. Are you gonna post they drink beer and eat bratwurst next?

Bernd 05/26/2024 (Sun) 20:48 [Preview] No.52005 del
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You are the not revolutionary one, human resource for the banks.
Just watch and learn. Or just stay compliant for the rest of your life, regardless of who rules. In both cases, you're wasting your breath, the future is shaped by those who act.

Censorship doesn't erases the person. You faggy jews really can't understand this. Reality is coming.

Bernd 05/26/2024 (Sun) 20:58 [Preview] No.52006 del
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What censorship? The message is up. Moved to the place it belongs, into the news thread.
>Or just stay compliant for the rest of your life,
<mocking for not taking the bait of your incitement and pile upon the jingoism
>future is shaped by those who act.
<calling for violence, fighting words
You sound like a prime glowy. Especially considering on other chans you posted with other flags.
Go away Mr FBI-/BfV-man.

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Jolly Christmas! Bernd 12/24/2019 (Tue) 13:32 [Preview] No. 33383 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
We lacked in such thread.

No snow. Getting used to it but everything looks awful and dull.
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Bernd 01/18/2024 (Thu) 00:48 [Preview] No.51531 del
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>Spent Xmas ill...
>But was okay considering.
Hope you're better now though bernd

Bernd 01/19/2024 (Fri) 08:14 [Preview] No.51543 del
Fairly good, thank you.

Bernd 03/29/2024 (Fri) 15:32 [Preview] No.51828 del
Easter is here, Good Friday today.
Looked up a bit of folk believes, and traditions related to this particular day within the greater holiday of Easter, which actually starts 40 days before, with the Great Fast.
One group of customs is a type of health conjuration, all related to water, more specifically to fresh stream/brook water. Most often is bathing in it, washing oneself, just face or fully submerging in it. Sometimes done at early dawn. It could help with various ailments, give beauty, or just health in general. It should help with animals too, either the through should be filled, or the animals has to be led into the water. I like the one where girls seek out places where willow trees grow next to the water for bathing in it results in long, thick, healthy hair (on their scalp).
Christianized explanation of this power of brooks: when the soldiers led Jesus, they pushed him into the Cebron/Kidron river.
Another group is the so called "Pilate burning". A literal act is when they burn a figurine made of straw, which they name either Pilate of Judas Iscariot. This has some derivatives. Sometimes they beat the strawman before burning. At places a child was chased around the courtyard and if he got caught, he got beaten. At one place the priest hit the step leading to the altar with the Bible, and the congregation beat the benches with sticks. The custom of Pilate burning should be known in other ex-parts of the Habsburg monarchy - Austria, Czechia, Poland, Croatia, etc.
Banishing pests - such as rats or cockroaches - can be done on Good Friday. There are taboos, such as butchering chicken or plowing must not be done on this day. There are places where they light fires, sometimes young men jump over it, in some regions they hold vigils at these fires. It was also customary to treat the day as if someone from the family died, and act accordingly (like dress in black/dark clothing, cover mirrors, etc.)

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Those bernd know if there's a site that lists all Easter traditions around the world? Could be interesting

Bernd 04/28/2024 (Sun) 16:56 [Preview] No.51933 del
>site that lists all Easter traditions around the world?
This does not exists. Wikipedia has lots of things but missing even more. And they have biased editing too, they just skip what it doesn't fit in the picture they paint.
What I wrote above for example is specifically for Good Friday, and I found in a Hungarian Catholic lexicon.

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Bernd 11/01/2018 (Thu) 21:34 [Preview] No. 20411 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
ITT: post interesting sattelite images and what's notable about them.

These are shots from Rondônia state, where human settlement is strikingly clear. Highways -most notably, the BR-364 flowing SE to NE- and their evenly spaced perpendicular side roads flow deep into the jungle, with deforestation, cattle herding, agriculture and urbanization (roughly in this order) following suite. This leaves a light green (mostly composed of pasture) grid dotted with gray points where lines meet, overlaid on a dark green matrix. Few other places have so many clear, sharp edges that can be easily seen from extreme heights.
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Bernd 02/02/2024 (Fri) 20:37 [Preview] No.51606 del
Forgot the link:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=h42QVfrUVFw [Embed]

Bernd 04/27/2024 (Sat) 03:10 [Preview] No.51926 del
This and their other video on Saharan circles was just what I yearned for, I wish they'd do more on this format.

>It's surprising that there are places on this Earth, where people can just get the idea and move to a remote place and create their own settlement noone knows about, and live in relative peace, on their own.
You can find private ventures founding new settlements on newly deforested land less than 50 years ago, but those made every effort to connect themselves with the rest of the world. To be fair, Anosibe Ambohiby isn't a closely guarded secret, they have to sell their crops and buy consumer and capital goods and some or most of this trade necessarily happens in the nearby villages. Given enough time and insistent interviews, the film crew could have gathered at least superficial information on Anosibe without entering the massif.

This blog post makes important questions:
> Haubursin’s excellent video opens up many more questions. I’d love to learn more from the farmers of Anosibe Ambohiby – how did they negotiate access to the land with nearby villagers and the cattle grazers used to free rein in the crater grasslands? How do they manage the free-burning pastures fires that must annually come close to their new orchards? Do they have connections to a trustworthy citrus merchant who regularly buys their oranges and lemons? And finally, what is the impact of their new-found internet fame? Will it bring more settlers seeking out the volcanic soils and plentiful water? Will it bring government services or the tax man? Will it bring dahalo cattle rustlers and thieves?
They even filmed cattle on the road to the village, and another notable piece of evidence is the village elder's story - he got to know the area while trading cattle. I saw no fences but that land did belong to someone, no matter how loose property claims may have been. And Anosibe's settlers must have had a good degree of pooled wealth to invest in buying land in the area, they are successful cash crop producers after all.

One of the video's themes is the inaccessibility of certain locations from the Internet. But being unlabelled is the default state for the entire planet. Urban areas are the exception, you can expect Google Maps to name just about every single street. Rural areas have no streets but they do have equivalents to neighborhoods, and those are hard to find on the Internet. I know one such case easily accessible by a state highway, with a sign on the road and well known by locals, and yet Google has no trace of it. You might find such places by downloading massive PDF maps or shapefiles from government databases.

Bernd 04/27/2024 (Sat) 03:15 [Preview] No.51927 del
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The vegetation on the right bank of this stream was mostly deforested , while the left bank is mostly intact. Usually you'd expect deforestation on both banks at the valley floor, with patches of intact jungle preserved at the hilltops.

Bernd 04/27/2024 (Sat) 10:45 [Preview] No.51928 del
>happens in the nearby villages
According to the video they sell it in that one town. Which makes sense as probably that's the center of trade with a market where people form nearby villages go to sell their stuff and buy whatever they need.
I'll read the article later.

>that land did belong to someone, no matter how loose property claims may have been.
The land can be privately owned or by the state. If the state lacks the resources to keep track of whatsgoingon, or lack regulations and people can squat anywhere perhaps they really can just settle and produce what they need.
For me its hard to imagine for I live in this bureaucratic shithole EU, and semi-authoritarian shithole Hungary. For example we have a law that says I can spend max 24 hours anywhere in the woods at one place, and can't erect permanent structures. Maybe Madagascar lacks such law. Could be /out/ist wet dream. Who knows.
>well known by locals, and yet Google has no trace of it
I concur with the implication that while we have the unprecedented power to look at any place in the world, or get information just about anything, this also creates the illusion of all-knowing and makes us blind to massive amount of information that really exists. Language barrier is still there no matter of auto/AI translators, and possibilities to get certain information in governmental databases - which might or might not be accessible online even for the locals - is slim.

Bernd 04/28/2024 (Sun) 10:18 [Preview] No.51930 del
Read that blogpost here >>51926 and I suspect it's a Madagascaran practice of land development to let communities to form themselves, let inner migration free to occupy and cultivate previously seldomly used lands, turning the unused means of production (the land, the soil) to be put to work and naturally allow growth without state investment.
I do suspect there is a merchant in that nearby town who deals in wholesale products and buy fruits and who then exports it.
There is still that chapter from the book he links to be explored or directly the laws of Madagascar. I'm not sure I'll go to either direction.

Webm thread #3 Bernd 11/15/2021 (Mon) 00:20 [Preview] No. 45569 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
New webms thread. Old one is here >>17541

Just had to make a new one
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Bernd 03/01/2024 (Fri) 08:38 [Preview] No.51718 del
I don't think all Bernds would be enthusiastic about it. But there probably are a handful of instances when they did something cool.

Bernd 03/01/2024 (Fri) 08:39 [Preview] No.51719 del
*and worthy to remember.

Bernd 03/08/2024 (Fri) 00:01 [Preview] No.51739 del
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Mayb we can choose what to show and who to feature. Some bernds prefer to keep to themselves.

Bernd 03/08/2024 (Fri) 11:08 [Preview] No.51743 del
Also most of the escapades might not be glorious.

Bernd 04/26/2024 (Fri) 01:13 [Preview] No.51917 del
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>Also most of the escapades might not be glorious.

Ack bernd but that's the entire appeal of KC. Assbergers, srs discussions and the occational mishaps that life gives us. We can't just cover bernd highlights in life. We gotta document Alle!

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/kc/ humour thread Bernd 12/15/2019 (Sun) 22:31 [Preview] No. 33133 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Cause I didn't find one
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sage Bernd 10/30/2021 (Sat) 22:45:41 [Preview] No.45419 del
This is cringe

Bernd 01/10/2022 (Mon) 16:55:23 [Preview] No.46094 del
How do you catch a rabbit?
Sit in a bush and imitate the sound of a carrot.

Bernd 04/17/2024 (Wed) 16:40 [Preview] No.51898 del
Yvonne the Terrible

Bernd 04/17/2024 (Wed) 16:44 [Preview] No.51899 del
I think I should have expanded on this joge. Liek:
>My mother-in-law is called Yvonne
>I just call her Yvonne the Terrible

Dutch bernd Bernd 04/26/2024 (Fri) 01:06 [Preview] No.51915 del
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Yes a punchline for a joge needs a story first bernd

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Bernd 11/12/2019 (Tue) 22:58 [Preview] No. 31619 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hi Bernd, consider joining this Bernd dedicated board
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Bernd 03/16/2024 (Sat) 15:32 [Preview] No.51791 del
I'm being really srs now. That chan needs better moderators or more users active in reportings

Bernd 03/16/2024 (Sat) 15:34 [Preview] No.51792 del
That site gets hit by the same type of spam that hits this chan too. How curious

Bernd 03/16/2024 (Sat) 18:05 [Preview] No.51793 del
Probably mods check on the board not too often.

Many chans have trouble with the same spam. For many years now. This is the sad state of things.

Bernd 04/11/2024 (Thu) 19:41 [Preview] No.51884 del
nice board fren

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I mean they're probably doing their best, but they probably can't handle everything. At least they get rid of it

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Blengo and 3d modelling thread Bernd 08/23/2021 (Mon) 16:08 [Preview] No. 44822 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Ok, dedicated thread is opened.

Major update with the ship, I have to get used to modifiers again. I run into problems. Solved it but was fiddly.
Also I really don't like that baby blue water. Something has to be done, but not a priority. Many, many details and possibilities to add, still wanting to keep it simple.
I did not want to overcomplicate the boat neither, so no rigging just for the jib or how the triangle sail is called, so it don't levitate in the air.
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Bernd 03/30/2024 (Sat) 07:50 [Preview] No.51834 del
Impressive. So the rig with the model more or less works. Shoulders need some working on?

Oh well.
Spoilering is tricky. I have to retest it because I don't remember at the moment. I think the big checkbox needs to be checked all the time, and only those small which images need spoilering.

Bernd 03/30/2024 (Sat) 16:17 [Preview] No.51836 del
Yes, I fixed the shoulders as well as some other issues. To make the rig I had to merge vertices at a further distance than I normally would as it would not let me make the rig with Vertices too close. I didn't notice until afterwards but that ruined the mouth and navel, so then I had to fix that but in doing so even more issues came up with faces that were facing outwards thinking they were facing inwards and refusing to be corrected when I tried so I had to do more work to fix that so I could paint them again. Somewhere along the line that failed to translate into Unreal when I re exported it and so now she has red marks on her lips. I guess what I would have to do is reunwrap it in Blender to get the image texture fixed.

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Sadly I can't give suggestions or tips on how to form such model. I chose to model Capn. Bernd as a lego figurine for a reason. Each limbs are separate meshes themselves.
>now she has red marks on her lips.
Looks like a chink with big teeth.

Bernd 04/01/2024 (Mon) 19:34 [Preview] No.51848 del
I think this ship looks /comfy/ and homely in a possibly nostalgic r low poly shot of way.

I wounder how easy would it be o make a pseudo-3D game with still screencaps of 3D assets in RPG maker? Like Donkey Kong on the SNES.

sorry for Tor posting and replying to something a bit old, just wanted to show my love for that ship. Have a great day, Bernds!

Bernd 04/06/2024 (Sat) 19:34 [Preview] No.51870 del
>I think this ship looks /comfy/ and homely in a possibly nostalgic r low poly shot of way.
>how easy would it be
In case of RPG maker I guess a lot depends on the creation of assets. If it goes well, the rest is given by RPG maker. Okay writing is another thing.
>Like Donkey Kong on the SNES.
On RPG Maker?

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20rh August State Foundation Day Bernd 08/20/2018 (Mon) 06:19 [Preview] No. 18586 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A year passed and again this day commemorates the foundation of Hungary, this is 1018th birthday. We celebrate this national holiday with listening to politicians mixing irrelevant daily politics into historical events in the morning and watching fireworks in the evening. Budapesterners can witness the procession of state founder Saint Stephen's Holy Dexter. Also all the local communities have their own little celebrations.
This is the third time I make this thread, and I won't post much, maybe I'll post something about what happened today - if anything interesting - later.
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So, while the revolution and war of independence was still ongoing they formed a government around Kádár, and when the Soviet intervetion begin they started a broadcast saying that Nagy Imre (the PM during the struggle, faithful communist himself, Muscowite but not part of the 5-man clique and had troubling social-democratic deviations) was weak and counter-revolutionaries sidetracked the reform movement. They are essentially labeled the revolution as a reactionary counter-revolution - since communists appropriated the term revolution - and said this is why they had to form a new government, and then this government asked the help of the Soviet comrades. On November 7th Kádár and his govt. arrived to Budapest. Fights were went on to the 11th.

The Reprisal was essentially a political murder spree in a legal coating.
Random executions basically started right after the new government came with the Red Army. During the revolution the political police, the AVH was abolished, members fled to the Soviet Union, and they came back, employed again in the state apparatus, mind set on revenge. The Red Army supported them, their local commander was a KGB general.
By 1957 March-April, the legal foundation was laid, but not by the legislation, but by the central committee of the party which issued statutes in the name of the government. They simplified the penal procedure, condensed it to the quickness of martial law. New judiciary bodies were set up entrusted with the retribution.
They were quite busy. They found 26-27 000 people guilty. 470 people got death penalty, 372 were executed by them (some execution were done outside the legal framework). Over 20 000 were sent to prison, and another 10-15 000 were gulaged. Over 200 000 people made the choice to emigrate.

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The era of Reprisal is usually considered the years between 1956 and 1963. But cases went on beyond that, verdicts were made at least to '66. But '63 was the year of the first general amnesty, when many were pardoned. Many rot in prison up to 1974.
Couple of interesting things to note.
In '57 December, they surveyed the work, and the Minister of Interior, Biszku Béla, pointed out, that "the numbers of physical extermination is relatively low". So they reopened the case of hundreds of people who served in various armed bodies of the state (from police, through prison guards, to army), stating their sentences were unproportionally light compared to their crime. 26 were got capital punishment.
Lot of people who participated in the fights against the Soviet forces were treated as common criminals and sentenced for attempted murder or murder. They were imprisoned as such, and 144 were executed as such. In relation to this those who were politically persecuted in 1989 got rehabilitated, the "common criminals" had to wait til 2000.
Biszku Béla was accused of various crimes after 2010, even war crimes, but all cases were dropped.

15th March, Revolution and War of Independence of 1848-49 Bernd 03/15/2024 (Fri) 14:37 [Preview] No.51786 del
During our discussion of this national holiday, the name Metternich came up a couple of times. What do we know?
Apparently Metternich is an Austrian rock band formed in 2016.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=mPAREt9aMUg [Embed]
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Okay, this probably not it.
We are, of course, talking about Prince Klemens von Metternich, Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Austrian Empire, the great opposer of revolutionary movements, and the counterweight in the Habsburg Court that prevented any meaningful change from feudalistic order, whose actions to keep the lid forcibly on the pot of boiling water just hastened the emergence of a new revolutionary wave. Some might call him close-minded, some clear-sighted. He was one of the most influential person of his day and age, probably his greatest work was the redrawn Europe after the Napoleonic Wars, although he wasn't the sole author of it.
I don't want to present a biography, read Wikipedia for that. I just want to acknowledge his work that led to the Revolution (and War of Independence) which he was not part of since he was forced by the Viennese to resign two days prior to the events on Hungary. But again while it wasn't entirely his own construct, he made a great pair for Emperor and King Francis in his absolutist politics. And then he became one party in another duo - with Franz Anton von Kolowrat - which replaced the weak Ferdinand to hold the reigns when it came to real governing.

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I skimmed couple of stuff on the internet, flipped couple of pages of books and I got the impression that while he was a diplomat to the bone, who wielded words like a sword, and was a schemer, a central figure in the Court's intrigue he did believe in traditions, in the conservatism of his era, in Christianity (despite being a womanizer apparently), and the enlightened absolutism (although Francis' absolutism was way less enlightened than some previous notable monarchs). He probably wasn't really a cynic, but he thought about the new ideas as silly fads of the youngsters or some such. Most importantly he did not felt ill towards Hungarians or the Kingdom of Hungary - unlike the Czech Kollowrat.
I found his comments to various people about his visits of the 1925-27 Diet (the Hungarian legislation) amusing. Lemme quote him:
actually forces me to change my language and my robes. I have to speak Latin and dress like a Hussar, and the only liberty which I take on this occasion is a refusal to wear moustaches
Fun depiction of Hungarian noble fashion. And:
Today I am traveling back and forth between the two capitals, happily no farther from each other than two London suburbs; in one I am a German and in the other a Hungarian; a strange fate.
The two capitals he meant Vienna and Pozsony (Pressburg), where the assembly assembled in those years.
He did fear Hungarian nationalism tho, but not liberal and socialist notions. Even in case of the moderate Count Széchenyi, he felt suspicion and utilized the secret police to shadow him, just in case. His views also blindsided him, for he saw that the Hungarian nobility as a whole was even more conservative than himself (he even considered the Estates of Hungary as a support of the king), but never considered that the rest of the society will demand a change, with the leadership of couple of key figures from the reform-nobility.

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Couple of more things I wanna note.
It seems Metternich was fond of the extravagant lifestyle a politician of his stature enjoyed - and to keep that up he spent a copious amount of money, both from the imperial treasury and from loans. He was indebted to the Rothschilds throughout his life. Those guys however don't give just money not expecting more in return, but if someone is broke but in high office they surely accept "favors" in return.
Related to this. After he was forced to resign on 1848 March 13th he took his family out of Austria and traveled to London. Their stay was entirely financed by loans, this time besides the bankers he also got money from Czar Nicholas I. It is obvious he preserved his foreign contacts (aristocracy everywhere was all related anyway) and influence, and kept open lines. I bet later for the Russian intervention of 1949 he extended his influence and lobbied. Holy Alliance and all that.
Lastly it is not easy to tell his actual role and actions. As above noted he put the secret police on Széchenyi, but his main area was foreign politics and Kolowrat held the interior matters. Does this means that actually Kolowrat decided to watch Széchenyi? However Metternich was the senior, he was the Chancellor after all, he could have a say in anything. On the other hand it is noted that Francis took Kolowrat to counter Metternich, and they remained competitors forever.
It's obvious that the Court was full of intrigues, and as I noted in this thread it was also full of cliques and the courtiers had their own interests and belonged to various cliques depending on these interests. They tried to play to others to gain advantage and favors, gain more prestige, power, and access to the treasury. One thing unified them tho: they all had an interest to keep the current order , because their existence and the continuation of their games depended on it.

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Syria Thread - Salty Stoltenberg edition Bernd 05/25/2023 (Thu) 08:51 [Preview] No. 50296 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Previous threda: >>48765

A new thread, a new offensive.

In Sudan fights continue, it seems largely thanks to the Rapid Support Forces cease-fire violations. Millions of people is getting displaced, guess where will they end up? Now that the situation is Syria starts to get normalized and people from refugee camps can return. I wonder on who's payroll on RSF is.

In Syria the situation is much the same. Except now Israel and the Hezbollah fights over the Palestinians. The first one don't need those people, just the land under their feet, the second one just wants to kill Jews.

On the Ukraine the AFU's counteroffensive is roaring. I cannot hear it due to the liveuamap only showing Russian action. But at least the Deepstate map shows nothing as well. How will they be able to tell people that this much promised offensive is on? Well I saw one article writing about the "tactical encirclement of Bakhmut, now the Russians are in trouble". Anywhere where the front is not perfectly straight one can claim there is an encirclement, but okay. Whatabout Avdiivka?
Here's a cool article from Reuters contemplating about the capture of Bakhmut.
Don't worry they establish right at the beginning U.S. Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin and NATO alliance head Jens Stoltenberg, and all the western experts say it's nothingburger. And they are right in a way, the high ground at Chasiv Yar and the ridge which separates Bakhmut from the chain of towns with Kramatorsk and Sloviansk are more important. But since god knows how many Ukrainian fighters were torn into pieces (I guesstimate it between 25K and 100K, maybe I'll make a post about how I reached this) Bakhmut was a very important battle.
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Bernd 02/19/2024 (Mon) 08:09 [Preview] No.51672 del
There is some movement between Orikhov and Tokmak near Robotyne. Now in reverse direction.
Youtube mappers and sitreppers noted yesterday that the Russians might have started an offensive in Zaporozhia oblast too.

Bernd 02/20/2024 (Tue) 20:04 [Preview] No.51675 del
>It seems that facility isn't that strongly fortified to hold, or perhaps there is no good route to supply anyone there.
It used to have the O0542 road and another one from Orlivka. They must've abandoned the coke plant because Russian pressure was unbearable, the local garrison had been hollowed out to reinforce other areas and/or general confusion had taken over their forces in the area.

Bernd 02/20/2024 (Tue) 20:31 [Preview] No.51676 del
I suspect that the northerly road is a dirt path (like the "second road" to Avdiivka) along a gully. Soggy to borderline boggy.

In the past couple of days I had the feeling the Ukrainian army is done. It's retreat from now own. More cracks will follow and they'll have to fall back, and then from elsewhere to avoid encirclement. And then there will be very little prepared lines at all. And then Ukraine will be "demilitarized".
The AFU run out of trained men (especially experienced), weapons, and ammunition. It is still a relatively capable army but not for the task this size anymore.
Then perhaps NATO involvement will happen, and some of the NATO countries will enter Ukraine to establish a security zone in the most Western areas. Perhaps they'll cite humanitarian reasons, for there will be another flood of refugees that the control of Kiev breaking down, and people can leave.
I can't say I can support this with hard facts. The freshly occupied patches of lands aren't significant enough. It just seems more rapid this year.

Bernd 02/20/2024 (Tue) 21:50 [Preview] No.51677 del
>In the past couple of days I had the feeling the Ukrainian army is done. It's retreat from now own. More cracks will follow and they'll have to fall back, and then from elsewhere to avoid encirclement. And then there will be very little prepared lines at all. And then Ukraine will be "demilitarized".
I think it's still far too early for that. Russia has been clearly winning for the past few months, and yet it can only manage slow, incremental territorial gains at a high cost. If it tried to mass troops for a "big arrow offensive", there would be no element of surprise and any deficiencies in officers, combined arms coordination and so on would become apparent. So slow advances like those taking place right now will continue, but maybe they'll happen in wider sectors of the front.

Bernd 02/20/2024 (Tue) 21:52 [Preview] No.51678 del
It is not a big arrow offensive what I described.