>>489466 Well considering how those regions were all owned by Europe at one point and still retained their own unique cultures and languages, no, European culture has spread as far as it ever will. However, Europe will continue to influence non European nations in ways that allow non European countries to retain their traditions.
TIL Socrates' wife was kind of an hysterical bitch. Like most women, according to Plato.
> After a short time he came and told us to go in. We found Socrates > recently released from his chains, and Xanthippe—you know her—sitting > by him, holding their baby. When she saw us, she cried out and said the > sort of thing that women usually say: “Socrates, this is the last time your > friends will talk to you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I always forgot people thousands of years ago were people too, it's interesting to see these traits that all cultures seem to share because of our innate humanity. I love these sort of things, does anyone have similar stuff?
Yea I've read this dialogue and it was not hysterics. Her fucking husband was hours away from being executed and she was crying and experiencing emotions, which they viewed as a womanly thing. Later when the men present tear up, Socrates basically told them they were acting like women and this is why I sent away the others.
>>489183 >Africans never mined Diamonds. Why the fuck would they? It is a shiny rick with absolutely no practical value. Are we seriously judging a culture on whether or not they have the exact same culture as us to the point that they need to believe a rock in the ground with zero use needs to be mined, just like we believe for some reason.
>>489183 >Why the fuck would they? It is a shiny rick with absolutely no practical value. Diamonds have tons of practical uses but even then, they've started using them industrially in the 70's or something like that.
I've been wondering something. If a western nation like say, Germany, was given the task to erase every other single non-western nation of the world, could they achieve it? or would they be massively stumped by China and Japan? I mean that the USA and other european nations wouldn't intervene and let Germany go through with a world-wide holocaust.
How different would the world be if the Sahara stayed green? Ever couple of thousand of years, the Sahara suddenly goes back to being a fairly wet savanna, and the most recent of these event ended about 5,000 years ago. Would Eurasia be even more connected with Africa?
>>488798 >Would Eurasia be even more connected with Africa of course.
the greatest civilizations arose from fertile regions like Mesopotamia, or the Nile. If, for the sake of argument, the Sahara region were as green as your pic, it would have been Mesopotamia x 50. That's a huge fucking area there, i mean, the size of that empire would be even unrealistic. Just look at the shit that Italy or Spain is.
I mean, I cannot get over how fucking green the Arabian peninsula is,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
But, if for whatever reason this did happen, then civilization would have probably seen more North African civilizations/states arise due to the increased capacity for agriculture. Rome (If it ever comes about because we're talking about a massive change at 7,000BC) would certainly focus on North Africa and the African interior far more than Europe proper. Carthage (Again, if it even comes about) might also have been more than just covetous Semites and instead been a vast expanding agricultural power. The Bantu... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>488830 >how does that get irrigated? It doesn't. Arabia used to naturally look like that.
> And then when any sufficiently advanced polity finds this shit out it's basically gg no re for Africa. Not only would African populations be more spread out (making colonization easier) but there would be far more untouched land. Imagine what the Ottomans (Or worse, the Chinese) would do to get their hands on this territory. It would make whatever the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Everyone agrees that our experiences and environment play a role in our cognitive development, but that's where the ageeement stops. Do you think that genetics aren't as important as experiences in defining personality and behavior, or do they rule us? I think, also, there is some disparity between HOW each plays its role. Do genetics implement the specific personality style, or do they develop certain abilities and properties through which a personality style forms?
At 10:00 p.m., a salty army corporal led his four-man tank-killer team made up of Ōmagari and two sailors. They kept to the shallow trenches as they moved slowly towards the ambush zone. Ōmagari admired the NCO's ability to keep them together in the darkness. Around 4:00 a.m., they arrived at the ambush site to the smell of decay. Dead bodies, in various stages of decay and dismemberment, carpeted the ground. The moonlit area was a killing field. Some of the dead were felled by flamethrowers that burnt off their flesh to expose glistening bones. The corporal whispered... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Before getting into his own position, the NCO crawled over piles of the dead to check on each man. He squirmed up next to Ōmagari and whispered, "You stand out like a sore thumb, sir. You don't look dead." Ōmagari wasn't selling it as a corpse. If the flamethrower tanks spotted him they would torch the whole group. The corporal instructed Ōmagari to smear blood on his face, and cover himself with intestines and organs. Ōmagari balked at coating his body in the guts of his countrymen. The NCO... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Lets talk about Southeast Asia and its history. I mean, It has to be interesting seeing how the area is the worlds largest melting pot of culture, religion, ideology and politics from china and India, the Middle East and in the later years Europe. >What happened there before influence from china and India came in? >What are some notable civilizations and culture, what are some minor ones? >How did they feel about their neighbors through history? >What happened before the colonial era? >What happened when the colonial era kicked in? >How bad were the dutch really? >Who else came to collect the spice? >What was the Angkor Wat?
>no external threats >no real need for unity >limited contact relatively advanced civilizations (Chinese, Japanese, Mainland SEA empires) >numerous linguistic, cultural (and with the arrival of islamic missionaries) religious differences
No surprise that nothing really notable happened on the islands which are now referred to as the Philippines.
Beside the colonial lines established by competing nations, how were the African borders established? For an example, why wasn't french Africa just one massive state in the middle of east African instead of some artificially made states with questionable borders? I mean it clearly wasn't made by cultural lines, and the Belgians had no problem with doing the former, save Rwanda and Burundi.
>>488232 French West Africa wasn't just one massive colony, it was a federation of eight colonies. French Equatorial Africa was as well, except every colony within the federation existed as an independent colony before it's creation.
Also, this map is confusing. Why is Namibia coloured orange for Germany, but Tanzania, Togo, Rwanda, and Burundi are not? All of them were under German rule at one point. If this is going by who ruled it at the time of independence,it is still wrong because Namibia was under South... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>488232 Geographically speaking it would be somewhat difficult to control land masses near the Sahara or Congo (the vastness of it all is just too troublesome). Based on the map it seems Coastal regions were of some importance (think of what's on the other side of the pond). The Nile probably had something to do with it as well, but besides that I have no idea.
He would probably just live in a fancy house in New Orleans and then nothing would happen and he would be remembered the exact same way he is now UK relations with US probably would not be affected, especially since the people in Britain were actually pretty sympathetic to Napoleon when he was captured and wanted him to live free
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