Tuesday, September 30, 2014

History: The Year is 1438

I've uploaded year 1438 to the TSP Wiki...


Here are some one liners...

The Pope, the King of France and Washington, D.C. -- Since Rome can't implement Church Reform, the King of France will do so in France. I also write about sending tax money to Washington DC and the knife-wielding Whitehouse intruder recently tackled by an off-duty Secret Service Agent.

The Inca Empire Begins -- After being attacked by a neighboring tribe, the Incas rise from their sleepy valley and establish an Empire.

The Pope, the King of France and Washington, D.C.

The Papal Schism (or Great Schism) was a split within the Church by factions seeking reform. The Church has been reunited by Counsel of Constance, but the issues that caused the split in the first place continue to boil under the surface. For example: King Charles the 7th of France has formed a special French synod to push through various reforms in the French Church that he knows will never be implemented in Rome. Mainly the King wants control over the tax money collected by the Church and he wants a say over who the Church appoints as a bishop. Frankly, no French King would take kindly to the Pope appointing an Englishman as a bishop to France. [1] [2] [3] [4]
My Take by Alex Shrugged
Putting the best face on the King's actions... King Charles probably didn't want Church taxes to be thrown down the rat hole called "Rome" any more. (Even the Pope can't maintain control over Rome.) This is similar to what many States like Texas think when they send their tax money to Washington, D.C. and get very little in return except more demands and no prospect of any reform in the future.  
A note on violent crime: Rome in the Middle Ages is like Washington, D.C. is today. Recently (Sept 2014) a knife-wielding intruder, Omar Gonzalez, entered the Whitehouse and made it all the way to the East Room before being tackled by a Secret Service Agent who happened to be walking by. (Not checking an alert. Not on patrol, but clocking out and heading for home.) If the Whitehouse is not safe then there is NO SAFE PLACE no matter what the statistics say. Statistics jump to near 100 percent when a guy with a knife walks through your front door and all you are holding in your hand is your... five fingers.[5] [6] [7] [8]

The Inca Empire Begins

In the early 1200s, a warlord conquered the tribes in the valley of Cuzco (a valley in present day Peru) and became the first Inca ruler. They have remained in the valley until now. Now the Incas are in a panic as 40,000 Chankas have come to destroy them but Prince Pacacuti has not panicked. He manages to beat back the attack and kill over 22,000 of the Chanka. The Incas have discovered that they are strong. They will move out of the valley and become an empire in an amazingly short period of time. By 1450, construction of mountain retreat of Machu Picchu will begin. [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]
My Take by Alex Shrugged
The stories about the Incas seem more like legends. For example, the first Inca ruler was supposedly the son of the "sun god." Nevertheless, the expansion of the Incan Empire was unexpectedly swift once they emerged from that valley. They developed a knowledge of irrigation and that may have put them in a superior position compared to other tribes but given how vicious and strong the Chanka tribe was, there must have been a more substantial reason for the Inca victories.

This Year in Wikipedia

Year 1438, Wikipedia.

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