'The First King'
It looks like King Tomislav' s monument is getting new plateau around it. The two guys working on it were kind to explain. At first, I thought that the monument sunk into the ground but it's not the case.
King Tomislav was the first King Of Croatia, crowned in 925. Mind you, it was a thousand years before 1925. I didn't make a spelling mistake. :D King Tomislav is far from an undocumented legend. He was a historical figure whose achievements were mentioned in many documents of the time, including several written by the Pope.
He fought off hostiles coming from the north and east. Namely Hungarians and Bulgarians, who were both grand military forces at the time. After Bulgarians occupied Serbia, they were defeated and stopped in their further advance by King Tomislav. At the time, Bulgarians were mighty force feard even by the Byzantines themselves. One may say that Croatia was a strong military power of the era.
Back then, people fought with heart, steel and flesh, not with drones, cyber attacks and unmanned tanks (already developed), like today. Wars became first person's shooters and we became Lords of Our Armchairs and Kings of Broadcasted Replay. Unfortunately, wars are and will always be about killing people regardless of the technology used.
Wars were always the number one vehicle for advancement and progress, however silly it may sound. The human race has a peculiar trait. We tend to use our brains for inventing new things when there is a fair chance we might use it as a weapon against a fellow human. More or less every bit of technology used today was first developed for military purposes. So sad, but true.
The way it's going, maybe someday, say 1100 years from now, a top rung gamer, will also have a monument. :D
It's time of peace. Enjoy your day! :)
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