>smack dab in the middle of everything at any period you care to look

>smack dab in the middle of everything at any period you care to look
>combined, bigger than ireland, cyrpus, crete, rhodes, gotland, malta, s*c*ly, etc etc
>produces one notable manlet and some coal thats it

I don't get it. If geography dictates history they should have been a BIG DEAL. What went so wrong?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Geography doesn't dictate history, God does.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >corsica
    >small island
    >produces greatest man ever lived and greatest woman ever lived
    I kneel

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sardinia and Corsica weren't inhabited until the 15th century, when maritime technology was good enough to allow people to sail the open seas. Until then they were just sailing along the coast, so it's natural Sardinia and Corsica were never reached because they are in the middle of the sea.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Memories

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The discoverer of cephalosphorine-based antibiotics was Sardinian

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Brotzu

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Brotzu

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Its not a shit on Sardinia thread its a why weren't they more relevant with absolutely OP geography.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not that OP of a geography

        Corsica is a barren wasteland with no resources and almost no fertile land since it's basically entirely a big mountain emerging from the sea.

        Sardinia has better arable land and mineral resources but no navigable rivers of considerable size, and it is too distant from the mainland

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >smack dab in the middle of everything at any period you care to look
    that's a bad thing, not a good thing.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The nuragic culture is pretty rad:

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    This.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Pic didn't take.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >combined, bigger than ireland

    That's factually wrong

    Sardinia = 24,090 km2

    Corsica = 8,722 km2

    Sardinia + Corsica = 32,812 km2

    Ireland = 70,273 km2

    So, Sardinia and Corsica even when combinered are not even half the size of Ireland, which isn't exactly known to be particularly relevant itself.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There’s not munch activity on those islands for most of history. A few wars that just resulted in a change of authorities.

  10. 1 month ago
    Roman_Larper

    Sardinia was important for the Romans, but not because of gold (there was a bit of silver, but not much), high demographics (population density was very low) or even crucial metals (some tin, copper, barely any iron), but lead. Lead was the cash cow of Sardinia; unfortunately, you can't arm or fund an empire on lead exports on people who don't use it, and those who DID decided to administer the island themselves (Punics and Romans)

    • 1 month ago
      Roman_Larper

      The island had also barely any infrastructures until the modern era except for some huge ports. For example, Godas tried to make himself King of Sardinia but was utterly crushed when the Vandals landed smack in Karalis and killed him because there was literally nowhere on the island he could flee ttothat the Vandals wouldn't land first by sea.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >very little silver
      There was actually a considerable amount of silver, to the point that the Sardinian town of Iglesias produced 10% of the silver circulating in Europe during the early 14th century; the Roman poet Solinus famously stated: “ ‘India for ivory, Sardinia for silver, Attica for honey”; a Greek scholiast on Plato’s Timeus dubbed it the island of silver veins

      • 1 month ago
        Roman_Larper

        that I didn't know. I'd always assumed Metalla (and its surroundings) was exclusively mining lead since it was a major lead production center and admittedly a concentration camp and lead poisoning would just kill off your undesirables faster.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >on people who don't use it
      What do you mean? Lead was used extensively in Bronze age Sardinia, and some Sardinian artifacts repaired with lead clumps date even further back in time: to the copper age.

      Sardinian lead artifacts and ingots have also been recently identified in many Eastern Mediterranean Bronze age sites.

      In this picture: some lead ingots discovered in a bronze age Sardinian site.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They caused the bronze age collapse that time and then retired, to rest for a while. Pray their rest doesn't end soon

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People think the sherden people were part of the sea people. They came from sardinia so these guys helped cause the bronze age collapse. And terrorized the eastern Mediterranean. Just so you know.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      EEF attempting to destroy civilization again

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >One
    It has two notable people involved in the french revolution.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For most of history it would have taken decades to get there

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They put maggots into cheese

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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