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[–] Spar7an 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

who were the Saxons and why are they terrifying?

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[–] GibsonRB5 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

White people. We're really really chill until we are pushed to the brink. After that we're historically the most destructive force on the face of the earth. Think of the term "gun nut"

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[–] klongtoey 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

they were crazy germanic warriors who played saxophones as they charged into battle

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[–] NuclearTrashMan 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

The Saxons were a group of early Germanic tribes located in what is now northern Germany. They were one of the peoples to conquer much of Britain following the fall of the Roman Empire, and eventually commingled with the Angles (hence the term Anglo-Saxon). This led to the first English kingdom.

The reason they are terrifying is they were notable warriors (and often considered barbarians for their pagan beliefs). During the rule of Charlemagne, they were a constant thorn in his side, raiding along the Rhine pretty much anytime he was distracted with other matters. They refused to convert to Christianity and join the growing Frankish empire, until they were decisively conquered by Charlemagne and underwent forcible baptism and Christian conversion (many historical pagan sites and artifacts were also destroyed during this time). In England (called Angle-land), they resisted viking conquest. Moreover, the King of Wessex defeated Eric Bloodaxe (a prominent viking invader) in 954, consolidating the disparate kingdoms into one land under Anglo-Saxon rule until 1066 and the Norman invasion.

TL;DR - Saxons are barbarian badasses that kick ass and take names.

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[–] ThePieAssassin 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And one can also add to this, a lot of the US comes from this line heritage.

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[–] Voat_a_Goat_Mamma 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Think patient, cunning, watching, waiting, and hating for decades until the perfect opportunity or turn of history strikes to kill. White folks be a certain kind of crazy.