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[deleted] t1_j0g96k5 wrote



jam-and-marscapone t1_j0ger3g wrote

If a tree didn't grow that year, neither did crops. So Attila girded his loins and headed West.


War_Hymn t1_j0hqlg3 wrote

But it doesn't explain the Hunnic incursion into Europe in general. Attila's people didn't originate from Hungary, they invaded and took the land from Magyars other groups.


ImOnlyHereCauseGME t1_j0h92hf wrote

A tree is probably more qualified than half the “independent researchers” online honestly


Gl0balCD t1_j0hbwdg wrote

When you pull samples and see that every tree had less growth x rings ago, you can determine aspects of weather.

Weather can have a huge impact on war. D-Day occured when it did because it was a clear day. Vikings spread from Scandinavia because there wasn't enough fertile land to go around. Napoleon in Russia. Similar theories exist for the bronze age collapse. The seas around Cape Horn meant that controlling the Cape of Good Hope was crucial for controlling global trade.