Re: Why did the Uzumaki scatter. Were they friggen idiots or something?
You must be uninformed about the examples you gave me because all they do is work against your opinion. Classical history is one of my favorite interests/hobbies. So I'm pretty much aware of those events and its details.
Originally Posted by Honord Sage
First. The Trojan war is, at the very least, semi-mythical. And according to Greek tradition, Aeneas and the Trojans rebuilt Troy. So they didn't flee or scatter or whatever. Virgil (a Roman) was the one that came up with the Aeneid (the "fleeing" of Aeneas and company) story long after.
Secondly. Constantinople wasn't really destroyed. In other words, Constantinople wasn't wiped off the map like the Eddy village. It was captured. But there were people (mostly Greeks) who did flee from the city. Yet Lo and behold, guess where they fled to. To Italy! Why Italy? If you read up on the Eastern and Western Roman Empires and the Hellenic colonization of southern Italy and Sicily you'll understand why you've erred by bringing this up.
Secondly. The "Fall of Rome" wasn't anything sudden and dramatic. It was more of a decline than a "Fall". Some even call it a transformation rather than a "fall". Rome was eventually captured by some Ostrogoths or something like that but there weren't huge numbers of refugees involved. By then Rome's population was dwindling anyway. I think you may have meant to refer to the "Sack of Rome". There were some scattering involved there. The Visigoths sacked and looted Rome long before Ostrogoths finally captured Rome and deposed Romulus Augustus. After that event Romans did flee the city. Not really because of the attack itself but because of the blow to Rome's economy. And lo and behold, guess where many of them fled to. A substantial number of Romans fled to Africa. In fact, substantial numbers of Romans (especially veterans) were already migrating to Africa, even before the Sack of Rome, because of the economic and cultural prosperity that region was enjoying at the time.
There are more examples like these throughout history. People dont just scatter to random places after such events. The point is that losers of war do scatter after an event but they'll eventually coalesce in one or several places where they feel safe, familiar, and economically confident. Konoha was supposed to be that safe place for the Uzumaki's.
Lol...This is clever +rep
Originally Posted by D3A
lol...I doubt that there was a coalition of several villages whose sole purpose was to eradicate the Uzumaki's. Its possible but doubtful.