Fellow /his/torians, what do you think of the possibility of a third world war in our lifetimes? What kind of impacts would it have, who would it be fought by, possible catalysts, etc.
I for one am greatly intrigued by piecing together world history to sort of a "big picture" way of viewing. That by divining and recording the past, we can determine the future by tracking the path of human development.
I can't help but feel this would be a war centered around the U.S.A as that is the prominent superpower on the planet and has been for quite some... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
It'll spell the end for Russia as we know it, and hopefully the United States and China can finally divvy up that sweet, sweet Siberian land with all its timber and mineral wealth. I'm willing to bet we'll get another space race out of it, too.
>>670465 But what if something is developed that renders nukes useless? I'm not even talking about some super secret future weapon or shield I mean just espionage and sabotage which likely isnt very hard in current day US of A. I mean if you caused just the right amount of social unrest in the US it would have huge reverberations across the globe, you don't even have to directly fight America anymore just engage it in proxy wars and force them to waste billions on some sandniggers wearing jordans in the desert.
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>>670421 >Was there ever a perfectly secular country?
To a degree. Most modern nations working on a religion institution's dogma but the term "religion" is so hilariously vague that it cannot be said very clearly that their mainstream doesn't work off of something that could be considered a religion in some essence.
The Jews who are descended from the Khazars are also all descended from the people who once lived in what is now Israel.
The ones you speak of in North Africa follow the religion of the people of Judea before the diaspora, while most modern Jews follow the Rabbinical tradition, which started a few hundred years after the diaspora, so it's a little younger than Christianity.
>The köçek (plural köçekler in Turkish) was typically a very handsome young male rakkas, or dancer, who usually cross-dressed in feminine attire, and was employed as an entertainer.
>The youths, often wearing heavy makeup, would curl their hair and wear it in long tresses under a small black or red velvet hat decorated with coins, jewels and gold. [...] They were said to be "sensuous, attractive, effeminate", and their dancing "sexually provocative". Dancers minced and gyrated their hips in slow... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
opinions on great man theory? it seemes too simplistic but when i read about extremely unprecedented events, like genghis kahns conquest and hitlers rise to power it just feels like thats whats happening
I tend to think that the 'structure' or the the collective situation of all the people within a country tend to dictate the overall direction the course of history takes, its more that certain people end up adjusting the margins
But then consider a Prussia headed by Bismarck versus a Prussia headed by Willy
You'll get a vastly different courses run by the state depending on if its run by an diabolical mastermind versus a histrionic
>>670288 I'd tend to believe it given that even the great men will eventually fall or falter. Hitler went mad, Napoleon stopped being so aggressive and quick thinking, Alexander and Genghis Khan just straight carked it. While I recognize correlation isn't always causation, most of these do have a traceable pattern
>Your country >A small snippet (tale, poem, song etc.) of your country's mythology
I'll start: >Ireland >The Salmon of Knowledge
>According to the story, an ordinary salmon ate nine hazelnuts that fell into the Well of Wisdom from nine hazel trees that surrounded the well. By this act, the salmon gained all the world's knowledge. The first person to eat of its flesh would in turn gain this knowledge.
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>It particularly devastated Paraguay, which suffered catastrophic losses in population—some claim that almost 70% of its adult male population died—and was forced to cede territory to Argentina and Brazil. >70%
Agnostic with no axe to grind one way or the other here but I have some honest questions about the 'argument from morality' for God that I hope some kind anons, from either side of the argument, will answer.
I fully appreciate there are other ways to formulate it but the way I keep seeing it given is...
1) If objective morals exist then God exists. 2) Objective morals do exist. 3) Therefore God exists.
My questions are....
a) Is it true? Do objective morals exist? And can we say that 1) is true i.e. is it true that if objective morals... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Can we have a late Roman Empire thread ongoing? It's a subject rarely discussed on /his/, as well as an extremely interesting period in history to explain the causes leading to the downfall of one of the most powerful (both politically and economically) empires in history.
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