>>537083 After Tito died, a rotating presidency was set up and ethnic tensions of old reflared. The Serbs turned Kosovo and Vojvodina into autonomous regions because of all the ethnic minorities there, which gave the Serbs 4 seats in the presidency (the also have Montenegro). In response, the other republics began to become more secession minded, which caused a feedback loop that pitted the Serbs against the other groups. This tension was strongest in multi-ethnic Bosnia, and eventually war broke out when Slovenia, Macedonia,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Imagine Lebanese civil war, but with less fractions, more coordinated ethnic cleansing, foreign power interests ( because its in Europe ) and perhaps the best pillaging of any socialist country in their transition to a democracy ever. In the privatization that followed every ex-yu state was sacked. Criminals were given military equipment and former communists have split up in new parties. So, 26 years after the star of the war, imbeciles and now sons of imbeciles govern each of the states with massive and extremely porous goverment administrations. Of course, Slovenia didnt... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>536938 Brest-Litovsk was even worse. Any if Germany had won ww1, you bet your ass there would have been massive annexations, a fourth partition of Poland, and generally the rule of Empires continuing in Continental Europe.
In the face of attacks by Vikings, Magyars, Arabs etc. the Carolingians had to decentralize authority to local lords who used this as an opportunity to build up their own power and could resist the central power of the state.
>barbarians come >they burn and loot our village >can't defend ourselves because we're pisspoor peasants >suddenly a big guy appears >he's rich, has an army and horses >he offers to defend us if we hand our village to him and pay him taxes >agree
Can we have a thread about the greatest military leaders and feats in history? >Favourite generals >Favourite military feats Hannibal. Throwing pots filled with venomous snakes into the boats of his opponents.
Well, it is a long story, but there are tons of factors which played into the whole thing.
Believe it or not, but Germany always has been extremely militaristic before WWII, coming from the Holy Roman Empire, being a broken mess of a country for as long as everyone remembered before WWI, being involved in territorial struggles between landlords for way longer than any other European state. That was interconnected with the small man in Germany being extremely small on the grand scale, always suppressed and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>536820 > Did the Nazis look 'evil' when they came about? For a lot of people. A lot of people can't even accept today that something as horrible happen, just like there was a lot of people doubting what the Red Khmer did truly could have happen.
What strikes me as weird is that Christianity was soundly defeated, from an intellectual point of view, by the greatest minds of the 18th Century, yet Christians are so deaf to the arguments that atheists have to keep repeating them over and over to this day, and Christians still force them to keep running over them again and against and again.
Christians just retreat to a point where they are untouchable in philosophical terms and then sneer at atheists because "lol ur so dumb u think u can prove god doesnt exist". When in reality the "god" they are arguing for is little more than a philosophical abstraction at this point, and certainly has fuck all to do with the god of the Bible
this has been the real victory against religious types, to push them to a point where they can no longer claim that the creator of the universe is giving them instructions on how to live without being laughed out... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What specifically about the Civil war? Do you have an actual word limit rather than an arbitrary page limit?
Have the best books on the subject anyway:
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, James M. McPherson http://libgen.io/book/index.php?md5=4F44168A3708AC01C7D6246339EB67BA
The Civil War: A Narrative, Shelby Foote http://libgen.io/book/index.php?md5=180825286F509637549F19B0CFA0E185 http://libgen.io/book/index.php?md5=CDC917810C8C354F32ECD93F2ADC9C74 http://libgen.io/book/index.php?md5=A335836A20C6AF4399B0014568FAB7A5
>>536692 Bit awkward, then Shelby Foote's work would be great for it, considering it is a narrative history of the Civil war, though for obvious reasons you'll have to tone it down considering he wrote three volumes on it, focus on all the major events of the war, and their impacts, some other reading I remember using when I wrote an essay relating to the Civil War a few years back The Confederate Nation, 1861-1865, Emory M. Thomas http://libgen.io/book/index.php?md5=94d4ec19c3452dbf91206d4ec1990acf
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>evening has fallen on the land and fog is starting to cover the fields and forests >you ride through the open gate with your two guards and the gatekeeper salutes you >"I kept the gate open for you, my lord. I thought you might still arrive this day." >"That's good, you may shut it now", you say >you ride to the stable and dismount >as one of the guards knocks on the door, a stableboy quickly opens it >"Have the horses fed and watered", he tells the young boy as you walk away >you walk through the empty courtyard and enter through a door >in the great hall a servant girl approachess you >"My lord, you've returned. Supper is ready if you are feeling hungry." >"That's good. Has the lady eaten yet?" >"No, my lord." >"Very well, have the food brought here. I'll dine with her. Have the men fed as well." >a door in the back of the hall brings you to a comfy room with a hearth, where a beautiful woman greets you >she hugs you and says: "I thought you'd have to stay another night there. It's good you didn't." >her golden hair smells good as it brushes against your cheek >she let's go and asks: "What did you decide with the duke? Will the building of the ships start?" >"Yes", you tell her. "We'll have the men start working as soon as the harvest has ended." >she smiles >"Come, supper is served", you tell her as you return to the hall, where the servants have laid bread, pots of stew and wine for you to dine on >"Your son has send word" your wife tells you and pulls out a small piece of parchment >written with scrawly letters, the future lord tells of everything he has learned squiring for your neighbour, good friend and colleague >soon after you've finished the meal, you retire to the bedroom, where your wife soon follows you >she starts removing her dress, smiling seducively >as you make love to her, you hope for a brother or sister for your son, who will rule these lands after you're gone
>tfw you will never be a lord in late medieval times
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