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Who is Romes True Successor?
« on: August 11, 2018, 01:16:43 PM »
So on faceplant I frequent a page called Roman SPQR Posting. It is generally a site for jokes for roman history lovers, but does get into historical discussion also.

While history buffs in general on there are rather conservative or neutral, the place is being crowded by antichristian/antiwestern SJWs recently who claim The Rashidun Caliphate was romes true successor.

Seems to me the byzantines were romes true successors (at least in the east) and the muscums were their bitter enemies.

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Re: Who is Romes True Successor?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 12:39:09 AM »
So on faceplant I frequent a page called Roman SPQR Posting. It is generally a site for jokes for roman history lovers, but does get into historical discussion also.

While history buffs in general on there are rather conservative or neutral, the place is being crowded by antichristian/antiwestern SJWs recently who claim The Rashidun Caliphate was romes true successor.

Seems to me the byzantines were romes true successors (at least in the east) and the muscums were their bitter enemies.

The so-called Byzantines were not Rome's successors, they were the actual Romans. After the fall of their empire in 1453, the Ottoman Turkish Empire has succeeded them; a Christian empire was replaced by a Muslim empire. But, it is probably not that simple, because the Roman Empire was divided into Eastern and Western, and the Western part fell much earlier. So, probably, the Vatican is the successor of the Western Roman Empire, and the Pope is actually the Roman Emperor, while Turkey is the successor of the Eastern Roman Empire, at least while they are still keeping the city of Constantinople in their hands. Some others also claimed to be the successors, in the West it was the Holy Roman Empire, and in the East it was the Russian Empire who declared themselves the Third Rome.

This is a controversial topic, because while many dream of being a part of a glorious empire, in reality the most people saw the Romans as their oppressors, and wanted to get rid of them. For example, here in the Balkans, many romanticists dream of the return of the "great Orthodox Christian Byzantine Empire", they just don't want to see the reality that the Eastern Roman Empire has always been a bitter enemy of the Balkan nations, as much as the Vatican was in the West. We want to liberate the city of Constantinople, but, in reality, maybe it is better to have Muslim Turks as the enemy, than to have a Christian empire as the enemy once again.
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