your opinion on this youtube channel is the information reliable? also where can i find good tier world history documentaries
reminder that language isn't real
Does any other empire come close to that of the ancient Finns?
>protip, none do
Why is it the case that so many high profile intellectuals consider philosophy as "useless"?
Is there such a thing as a necessary evil, fellow /his/torians? Honest answers please, I'm genuinely curious as to your opinions.
What was the transition to firearms like? Was it swift? Any milestones in terms of battles won with firearms? Seems like an interesting time in military history that is often overlooked.
This is a topic that I've studied a lot, but it's difficult to answer. Your question has a global scope, and depending on the country, the widespread adoption of firearms could have taken place over hundreds of years. How do you say when a country has transitioned to firearms? When they're first implemented into the army, when they make up a certain percentage of the soldiers, or when they've displaced every other individual weapon?
Good point. Perhaps limit my query to Europe and count "transition" as when combat began to be focused around firearms, like the rise of pike and shot formations. Really I'm just asking about how, why and when firearms took over European warfare.
>how, why and when firearms took over European warfare.
I would have loved to have been part of the companies deployed to sub-Saharan Africa with the first Maxim machine guns to deal with the local spear-chuckers.
Oh, the comedy...
Be honest now: How many of you play grand strategy games? Did you go into them because of an interest in history, or did you develop an interest in history partly because of them?
I came and stayed for the memes
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me! I'm a huge World in Flames addict.
>Did you go into them because of an interest in history, or did you develop an interest in history partly because of them?
It's kind of cyclical for me. I think it very first started with the games, as my dad had my aforementioned vice in his basement and I started learning to play, which prompted me to study WW2 to try to figure out what the hell I was supposed to be doing, and that in turn led me to other things.
What could you tell me about Celt society? Why were they so warlike? Was it a part of their religion? A necessity?
I don't know much about the period or the people, but I was under the impressions the Celts weren't particularly warlike. I mean, sure, they raided, but so did everyone. They were pretty average in terms of aggressiveness, or so I thought.
>Why were they so warlike?
Pretty much every bronze/iron age tribal civilization thingy was like that. What's life worth if you can't annually raid your neighbors?
I heard the medieval Welsh still had laws telling them to wage war at least once a year, though this could also just have been some bullshit.
Explain why in the thread. Please provide more information than "makes the most sense" or "the other ones are retarded"
Btw this is a Christian thread, "other" would refer to non-fundamental forms of Christianity like Mormon or Jehova's Witness, not Atheism or Buddhism.
who is the best pharaoh in Egyptian history, and why is it Thutmose III?
>"Its appearance does not answer to our ideal of the conqueror. His statues, though not representing him as a type of manly beauty, yet give him refined, intelligent features, but a comparison with the mummy shows that the artists have idealised their model. The forehead is abnormally low, the eyes deeply sunk, the jaw heavy, the lips thick, and the cheek-bones extremely prominent; the whole recalling the physiognomy of Thûtmosis...
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Are there any instances of historical figures admitting that they were, in fact, evil instead of trying to rationalize themselves into good guys?
Can we talk about this? More and more and more and more, sex and reproduction are being completely severed in public consciousness. Sex might not always have been about reproduction, but it was always associated with it in our minds. And all reproduction came from sex. But more and more and more sex and reproduction are seen as almost antagonistic, and things like artificial insemination are becoming more common. I think gay marriage is the big thing, since it completely destroys marriage as an institution and public symbol of sex as the source of family.
Are any of...
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I believe it's the natural progression of human evolution. If we have the means to create superior beings (which these designer children inevitably will be), someone will do so. Natural selection will do its work over a period of time, and soon sex and the genitals will be solely associated with pleasure.
>Does anyone worry about this eventually happening? All babies will be designed, natural babies will be frowned upon.
What would the Church's position on this be?
It sounds revolting but might not necessarily be 'sinful'
Is there a single philosophy which isn't ultimately an appeal to emotion?
Why do /pol/ and /his/ discredit emotions? It almost seems like they're almost in denial of having them, despite the fact that emotions regulate and filter what information comes before the persons "logic" and "reason" kicks in.
I think these people associate themselves with the ideas in their minds, which are not their own. I think they're at least a tiny bit inauthentic.
Bunny has read many books and has learned many, many things about history. Ask Bunny anything, and Bunny will do best to answer your questions.
The USSR in 1989 had a population of 293 million. Now, Russia has a population of 143 million.