How did Slavs expand so quickly and replace everyone to the point of taking over half the continent?

How did Slavs expand so quickly and replace everyone to the point of taking over half the continent?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Germanics went west in droves, post-Huns Eastern Europe was really empty and not re-populated until after 10th century.
    Remnant of the existing cultures merged with the newcomers who imposed Slavic language and the mioxture gave rise to new populations, like the Prague and Sukow cultures.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why didn't germanics take advantage of the land instead of leaving?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Roman lands were better

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the Slavs were stronger.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Why didn't germanics take advantage of the land instead of leaving?
        Couldn't compete against the Slavs.

        Roman lands were better

        >Roman lands were better
        Some of the best lands are in East Europe too, other peoples simply couldn't outcompete the Slavs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Slavs defeated them whenever they tried

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Slavs were so hungry for Big German wiener that they would rape them to death with their mouths.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Steppe Scythians and Turkics as well as their Slavic slaves had forced the Germanics to flee.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Germanics went west in droves
      Weird how the Slavs took over the German lands right afterwards, almost like they were being pushed west ...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Poland was heavily populated by Goths just before Slavs moved in. It must have been conquest.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        doubt

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    slavs are the arabs of the indo-europian caucasian race
    and arabs are the the slavs of the semitic caucasian race

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You need to pay more attention. There is a common theme in european history of cultural/linguistic expansions and retractions. They seem to have occurred every 500 years until the Christianization era.

    The Celts did the same thing. Celtic burialgrounds and treasure troves are found in isolated pockets as far north as Jutland, as far south as Greece, and as far east as the Caucasus. Next were the Germanic groups. They were found as far southeast as Crimea, as far northeast as Finland, and as far southwest as Iberia. The Slavs merely followed in stride.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You didn’t explain anything

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Slavo-Celtic Germanics are the European Race. Compared to the Mediterraneanoid race

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Map is misleading because the expansion to the north and west is more likely to be areas that were already native slavic. There's like zero records so who knows though. South slavic expansion is the main one to happen in a burst. Expansion to the pontic steppe will not happen until 1000 years later.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No chaim, Poland was inhabited by Germanic-speaking people.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No chaim, Poland was inhabited by Germanic-speaking people.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >10th century
        >Great Moravia
        >Slovaks as an entity
        lmao, pipe down janko

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Slovaks as an entity
          they are descendants of Nitrianie tribe

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Dnieper–Byzantium river route
          >Nordcuck
          incel fantasy. The Slavic Varangians literally killed all the Scandinavian settlers in northern Russia in order to control this business.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's 10th century slavic expansion started somwhere in 6th.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remember that these slavic lands, except as you got closer to the west, weren't heavily populated even by Slavs, like others have said it was shitty land so you had a broad smattering of Slavs thinly scattered around these areas with an itinerant way of life, suited to the harshness.
    So you had a population already spread over a large area living an itinerant life, once their immediate surroundings became more settled more spread further away.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most of the balkans were severely depopulated following the hunic invasions, the german migrations, and the plague of justinian
    Slavs weren't affected a lot because they were primarely a rural agrarian people who simply walked to new places to farm, but the romanized cities of the balkans were hit hard, and since in ancient times cities had negative death to birth ratios, the main source of urban growth was migration from rural areas, and so, over time the slavs eventually became the majority. The only exceptions were Ragusa and the pastoralist vlachs

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >and since in ancient times cities had negative death to birth ratios, the main source of urban growth was migration from rural areas
      That's interesting, never knew that
      I guess it's a trend that's continued up until today where rich urban people have less children than poorer/ rural people, although now we're running into the problem where countries are overwhelmingly urban and therefore on average are shrinking in population (minus immigration)

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they were there already

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Simple, they take their Pripet Marshes with them whenever they go and no one but them can live on them.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >MARCH OF THE TITANS

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can you link the PDF so I can have a dark bg, I'm not reading that bright shit
      I got this as PDF

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i am not yer google bish
        http://www.google.com/search?q=march+of+the+titans+pdf

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >part 2

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They weren't that relevant and numerous until the 1800s. Potato allowed them to breed in harsher climates.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Potato allowed them to breed in harsher climates.
      Potatoes caused an explosion in the numbers of all northern Europeans.
      especially Finns and Scandivans.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Potato allowed them to breed in harsher climates.
      Potatoes caused an explosion in the numbers of all northern Europeans.
      especially Finns and Scandivans.

      >HURRRR slavs = russians
      Most Slavs live in temperate or even Mediterranean climates. No need for potatoes like a snowBlack person.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Apart from the Croats, none of the Slavs live in a climate suitable for people.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ukraine has the same climate as France
          Poland has the same climate as North Germany
          Czechia has the same climate as Austria
          Serbia has the same climate as Hungary

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Ukraine has the same climate as France
            No. you're madless, winter temperatures of -20C are typical for the central regions of Eastern Europe.
            in the west this only occurs in certain parts of norway.
            >Poland has the same climate as North Germany
            >Czechia has the same climate as Austria
            >Serbia has the same climate as Hungary
            yes, it's comparable.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Serbia has the same climate as Hungary
            Hungarians are geneticly slavs and serbs aren't human

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Agreed on both however that wasn't the point

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you want to prove that someone lives in climate suited for humans don't use people from the same group to prove your point.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            So you're saying that Hungarians aren't human?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Slavs are human albeit a very low form of human
            Serbs are turks so not human

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Looks like the average magyar gypsy thougheverbeit.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >magyar gypsy with cyrillic serbian text
            Radu Țiganescu pls

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They still do, if Russia completely defeats and occupy Ukraine who ironically are Slavs themselves who knows what theor plans will be

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kuban and Crimea were also majority Slavic in the beginning of the XX century, but Kosovo and Greek Macedonia lost the Slavic majority.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How old were you when you realized Russia just makes up ethnicities to justify future invasions.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Svetovid

    Slavic expansion proves that I2 is the greatest European haplogroup. R1a is semi-okay, not great but not horrible to have.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Poles and Eastern Slavs are more Slavic than the Balkanites. even Nikola Tesla (the most outstanding Serb) was R1a.
      cope.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >replace everyone
    They only replaced the elites and the language spoken by the peasantry.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean if you're western european you may believe this kind of stuff along with tons of other stupidity.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The first man in space was a Slav, by the way.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's a Finno-Ugric if I ever saw one

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        guy from Smolensk. there is no Finnish admixture at all.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          First of all, people were commonly re-settled across vast distances during the Soviet period. Second, most of European Russia was inhabited by Finno-Ugric tribes before russification. Finno-Ugric is not necessarily Finnish.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            [...]
            [...]
            Unrionically thought he was German.

            Germans never have that eastoid bloated cranium.

            he is an ethnic Russian from the northwestern region on the border with Belarus.
            we can say that the whitest Russians live there, since they do not have any Finno-Ugric/Asian admixture, mainly Slavic and a little Baltic origin.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You do not know where his ancestors came from within Russia. Also Baltoids are quite chinky and not entirely European. And if this is as white as Russians get, well... (I don't actually believe that though, for example Medvedev is significantly more European than Gagarin)

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            idiot, read Wikipedia, his home village was renamed in his honor. his father was a carpenter and his mother worked on a dairy farm.
            In addition, the Balts and the Slavs are still different, it’s just that specifically in his region and neighboring Belarus there is some admixture of Balts.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He still looks fingoloid. Medvedev looks like an actual Slav.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I have the impression that you cannot be part of modern Russian government without having israeli roots.
            but yes, Medvedev does not look foreign, just like Gagarin.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's a Finno-Ugric if I ever saw one

      guy from Smolensk. there is no Finnish admixture at all.

      Unrionically thought he was German.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Germans never have that eastoid bloated cranium.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Superior breeding, colonization, and conquering efforts, they further offered full amnesty and integration to their vanquished enemies - a unique feature among barbarians, according to the Romans.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Slavs didn't conquer anything. Huns, Avars, Khazars, Bulgars, Magyars were conquerors. Slavs just kinda showed up everywhere and outbred everyone, pretty much like gypsies.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think that germs fled from the Slavs to Western Europe like cowardly dogs. The huge Slavic bear–killer is the real reason for the massive germ migration to Roman lands.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How would that play out? Why would the other peoples allow Slavs to occupy vast agricultural land to support their population growth? Why would they tolerate their expansion and encroachment on their lands? I have in mind the Balkan and Carpathian regions in particular.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Severe lack of control over own's territory
          Whenever you see lines on any map of the migration era, bear in mind that's usually where any given people has presence, not necesarily control.
          Pannonia and the Balkans in this time were pretty much in anarchy, where roman or german control was limited to where they had soldiers or urban garrisons, with the rest only being under nominal control, if not, a bunch of semi-deserted villages and towns without ownership. Thus, a band of Slavs that managed breach the borders could settle in any rural region, and as long as they evade or defeat the main army, could stay there as long as they wanted, meaning that dislodging them became incredibly difficult

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Schizoidberg

    Running from Avars/enslaved by Avar Khaganate.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Slavs didn't conquer anything. Huns, Avars, Khazars, Bulgars, Magyars were conquerors. Slavs just kinda showed up everywhere and outbred everyone, pretty much like gypsies.

      The real question is how were they able to sustain it. Slavs werent the first nor were they the last to conquer eastern Europe. In fact for most of its history eastern europe was just a sparsely populated space that would rapidly be filled and depopulated by nomadic steppe cultures. You had the Huns, Avars, Mongols, Scythians, Sarmatians, Maygars, Turks frick even the Indo-Europeans themselves. As far as I know, the Slavs were just the first group who were able to truly populate the area due to the fall of the Roman Empires borders and the instability it brought with it. When the Avars and Mongols came they simply didnt have the population to assimilate them (although in all honesty I dont really know how the slavs were affected by these guys);

      Meanwhile:
      >Menander Protector:
      >"(...) about the fourth year of the reign of Caesar Tiberius Constantine, some hundred thousand Slavs broke into Thrace and pillaged that and many other regions. As Greece was being laid waste by the Slavs, with trouble liable to flare up anywhere, and as Tiberius had at his disposal by no means sufficient forces, he sent a delegation to the Khagan of the Avars. (...)"

      >Daurentius is the first Slavic high-chieftain to be recorded by name, by the Roman historian Menander Protector, who reported that the Avar khagan Bayan I sent an embassy, asking Daurentius and his Slavs to accept Avar suzerainty and pay tribute because the Avars knew that the Slavs had amassed great wealth after repeatedly plundering the Byzantine Balkan provinces. Menander Protector (trans.1): “What man has been born, what man is warmed by the rays of the sun who shall make our might his subject? Others don't conquer our land, we conquer theirs. And so it shall always be for us, as long as there are wars and swords are forged.”

      The Slavs were the only barbarian people to not just defeat Rome, but permanently conquer Roman territories, and the Avars arrived some 50 years after the Slavs started invading and pillaging Rome, and were weaponized as Foederati against the Slavs by the ERE, and failed at stopping them. You're confusing them for the Gepids and Ostrogoths who were Hunnic vassals/allies who elongated their skulls and shit.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

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          cool charts
          this is the way

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The real question is how were they able to sustain it. Slavs werent the first nor were they the last to conquer eastern Europe. In fact for most of its history eastern europe was just a sparsely populated space that would rapidly be filled and depopulated by nomadic steppe cultures. You had the Huns, Avars, Mongols, Scythians, Sarmatians, Maygars, Turks frick even the Indo-Europeans themselves. As far as I know, the Slavs were just the first group who were able to truly populate the area due to the fall of the Roman Empires borders and the instability it brought with it. When the Avars and Mongols came they simply didnt have the population to assimilate them (although in all honesty I dont really know how the slavs were affected by these guys);

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Maygars
      Magyars, that gy is pronounced like j, so they are actually Majjars
      >muh jars

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >svetoshit posts

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    obligatory

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >We went from we wuzzing Alex to beating Alex
      Meds

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The rapid expansion and demographic dominance of the Slavs in Eastern Europe can be attributed to a combination of social, environmental, and political factors. The Slavic expansion began in earnest during the early medieval period, around the 6th century AD. Population pressures and migrations were partly triggered by the movements of other groups, such as the Huns, Avars, and Germanic tribes. As these groups moved westward and southward, they displaced existing populations, creating opportunities for the Slavs to move into depopulated areas. The Slavs were predominantly agriculturalists. Their farming techniques, which included the use of the heavy plow, were well-suited to the rich, fertile soils of Eastern Europe. This allowed them to sustain large populations and expand their settlements rapidly. The Slavs were highly adaptable and could thrive in various environments, from the forested regions of Eastern Europe to the steppes. Their flexible settlement patterns enabled them to spread across diverse landscapes. During the early medieval period, the political landscape of Europe was highly fragmented. The collapse of the Western Roman Empire and the ongoing conflicts among the Byzantines, Avars, and various Germanic tribes created a power vacuum in many regions. The Slavs were able to take advantage of this fragmentation to expand their territories. The Slavs were not only adept at agricultural expansion but also at forming strategic alliances and utilizing guerrilla warfare tactics. They often allied with other groups, such as the Avars and later the Bulgars, to enhance their military capabilities and secure new territories. As they expanded, the Slavs often assimilated with local populations rather than simply displacing them. This cultural assimilation helped them integrate and solidify their presence in new areas.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      (cont.)
      The Slavic tribes were opportunistic, seizing moments of weakness among their neighbors. For instance, they expanded into the Balkans during the periods of Byzantine weakness and into Central Europe during times of internal conflict among Germanic tribes. The shared Slavic language and cultural practices helped maintain a sense of unity among the diverse Slavic tribes, facilitating coordination and cooperation during their expansion. In summary, the Slavic expansion was a multifaceted process driven by a combination of demographic, environmental, military, and political factors. Their success in spreading across a significant portion of Europe was due to their adaptability, strategic alliances, agricultural productivity, and the fragmented political context of the early medieval period.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is the difference between Slavs and Balts besides an early merge of lingustics. They are different, I get that, but are definitely much closer culturally and linguistically then Celts and Germans are.

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