10 Greatest Moments in White History

Six great battles, three stunning technological breakthroughs, and one epic voyage of discovery have made it onto a list of ten greatest moments of white history, compiled by the author of March of the Titans, the Complete History of the White Race.

Writing on his personal blog, author and historian Arthur Kemp said that he had been motivated to compile the “top ten” list after being asked by a reader to do so—because no one had created such a list.

Kemp said he first set up a “basic guideline to determine the most significant moments”—and that this guideline was “that the event (‘moment’) must have been significant enough to have affected the present-day world, and not merely be of historical importance.”

For example, he continued, “really great events, such as the Battle of Thermopylae, where the Spartans held off the Persians, did not directly affect the creation of the modern world, and therefore, didn’t make it onto this list.”

Using those criteria, the list was then drawn up as follows:

(1)   The Battle of Nedao, 454 A.D. The Germans—and other Europeans—who had survived nearly 70 years of Hun rule, finally defeated the Huns and drove them back into the East. The Germans, as victors over the Huns, became famous among their racial cousins, with the Icelandic word for German “Thodthverdthur” still translating literally as “peoples’ defender.”

(2)  The Battle of Lechfeld 955 A.D. An Asiatic army organized by the Magyars (NOT to be confused with present-day Hungarians!) was halted in its attempt to invade Europe by a German army under Saxon King Otto I.

King Otto I

King Otto I.

(3) The Battle of Kulikovo, September 8, 1380. White Russians under Prince Dmitri of Moscow defeat the Asiatic armies of the Golden Horde under the command of Mamai. This battle effectively broke the Mongol invasion and occupation of southern Russia, and prepared the way for the European reconquest of all those lands.

Prince Dmitry Donskoy

Prince Dmitry Donskoy.

(4) 1436. The German Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, making the first breakthrough in mass communications upon which almost all inventions since then have relied.

Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg and his printing press.

(5) The Fall of Granada, January 2, 1492: The last Moorish stronghold in Spain surrendered to the victorious Spanish army, led personally by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. It was the first time in 770 years that all of Spain was once again under European control.

The Fall of Granada





The Fall of Granada.

(6) Christopher Columbus sighted land in the Americas, October 12, 1492. Although looking for India, Columbus discovered the Americas, sparking off the settlement of North America which became the USA.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus.

(7) The Siege of Vienna, September 1683. The Turkish Ottoman invasion was defeated and prevented from overrunning all of Europe. The Turks were then pushed back south down the Balkans in an extended war involving almost all of the European nations, only ending in the early nineteenth century when they were finally expelled from their last strongholds.

Sobieski at Vienna

The Hero of Vienna, Jan Sobieski.

(8) The Battle of Navarino, October 20, 1827, was a great European naval victory which gave birth to present-day Greece. This victory spurred on further victories for the European forces on land which culminated in the independence of Greece under European protection in 1830.

The Battle of Navarino.

(9) 1948. American physicists Walter Houser Brattain, John Bardeen, and William Bradford Shockley invented the transistor, a device which laid the basis for the electronic device revolution—including computers—of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

William Bradford Shockley

William Bradford Shockley.

(10) The Apollo 11 Moon Landing in 1969. No technological feat has ever been greater, or more daring.

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The Apollo II crew.


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8 Comments

  1. Very good revisionist re-examination. It’s a mark of great self-confidence to review the past and re-juggle it in a rational way. Renaissance historians did this. So did Victorian historians, though with one omission. I don’t quite agree with the list, but that happens with pioneering work.

  2. Interesting point about the Hungarians. Many people—and not least many Hungarians themelves—think that they are descendants of some Asiatic tribe who invaded Hungary. It is quite a popular myth, but a myth it is.

    All of the archeological and DNA evidence shows that modern Hungarians are related to Europeans, and not any Asiatic tribe.

    “Due to Pál Lipták we know, for almost half a century, that only 16.7 percent of 10th century human bones belong to the Euro-Mongoloid and Mongoloid races. Thus, the unambiguously established European characteristics in the genetic and serological composition of the recent Hungarian population and the lack of Asian markers are not solely due to the thousand years of blending but biologically the populations of the conquest period and St Stephen's Hungary were made up almost exclusively of peoples of European origin.” — (Csanád Bálint, "A történeti genetika és az eredetkérdés(ek)". 2008).

  3. I would also add to the list the discovery of the DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953. This is one of the greatest discovery in history, which created a revolution in the science of medicine. Both of those scientists got Noble prize for their discovery.

    1. Nobel, not Noble. Nobel was a Scandinavian who invented and/or marketed dynamite, which is glycerine trinitrate held stably in a finely-divided mineral until detonated.

  4. Newton’s unification of physics with astronomy? Aristotle who gave us logic? Riemann who gave us higher dimensional geometry, paving the way for Einstein’s theory of general relativity?

  5. I like everything, except for Columbus. How can you not know in this day and age that he didn’t even land in the Americas? He “found” inhabited islands. The Solutreans were the first to land in the North American Continent followed by what everyone knows as the land bridge crossers who murdered off the Solutreans. Then it was the Spanish and French. Then the English.

  6. El artículo es más bien una selección personal del autor, una predilección personal de la Historia.

    Hay unos hechos decisivos, que deben de denominarse mejor aún con éste nombre : la salvación de Occidente :

    – La Batalla de Las Navas de Tolosa ( o simplemente La Gran Batalla, cruzada ) por su gran número de participantes.
    – La Batalla de Viena, por Carlos III ( Rey del Sacro Imperio Germánico, Rey del Imperio Católico Español ) para salvar a Austria y Hungría, mucho tiempo antes del libertador que se menciona, fue un paseo triunfal de los ejércitos del Imperio Español por esos lares en defensa de Occidente.
    – La Batalla de Lepanto, con nuestro caballero cruzado Cervantes, arrancando la bandera verde del Islam a los moros, salvando a Roma, Italia, Dalmacia, Grecia, etc…

    Saludos.

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