Yo /his/ what are some battles in history which are just like whoa dude, like major upsets where one side should of clearly won but ultimately lost? Im fascinated when you see old ways of fighting just completely outdone by the advancement of technology those times you just see the most horrific casualties and battles and losses for both sides. And how they change tactics to make it more fair at all levels. Pic related.
Is Gettysburg really related to what you seek? A numerically superior Union force held good ground and the main assault of the Confederates was not particularly well organized. Does not sound like an upset to me, or a scenario where the losing side should have clearly won.
Cannae is a pretty classic example. They should have been able to arm that mass of legionaries with canoe paddles and bludgeoned the Carthaginians into submission, but nope. Out strategy'd.
And the casualties were something special, too. Like that many people weren't killed that quickly in battle again until like WW1.
All the more astounding that those hook-nosed bastards came back and won in the end, the absolute madmen.
How the fuck did they do it?
No seriously, how did they pull it off? I understand that the entire country had been basically blown to shit, but even then how did the guys in charge manage to completely rewrite history and do everything they did, turning 1953 into Oceania's Year Zero? It really is quite a feat in this modern age.
That doesn't really explain how they managed to brainwash 25 million people into believing the father is the eternal leader even in death and that his son was born under a double rainbow. Also that they can blow up tanks by punching them.
implying majority of people are brainwashed.
most are repressed by the military, thats why many try to escape every year.
dont get me wrong I'm sure a very large portion are indoctrinated to a point nearing brainwashing but it would be nearly impossible to fully achieve this across an entire population.
Time to play a game.
>Find a clever image for your choices.
Don't be too mad if you disagree with another's choices. Explain yourself.
What were the various sackings of Rome like? (Gauls, Vandals, Visigoths, Ostrogoths)
What was it like for the civilians living in the city? Was there ever a time when barbarians killed off all the civilians? What was the rest of the empire's reactions?
what did you think of it?
Who was the greatest single combatant to ever live?
Anyone else /deist/ here?
How many historical figures were paedophiles?
Muhammed is the only one I can think of.
>Enforced islamization across Pakistan, introducing a blasphemy law and public whipping
>Armed radical militants (Hekmatyar's gang of thugs) and built an entire network of Jihadi schools across the region
>produced weapon-grade plutonium and uranium and lied to the international community about his country's nuclear program
Why did the US support this guy again?
What do you guys think about the Black Paintings by Francisco de Goya? I thought they were pretty interesting desu. This is my favorite
Do you have any meaningful commentary?
Or do you just think they're pretty pictures that are
Was there really any reason for you to post other than to say 'this is my favorite meme painting, I like it'?
Fellow Catholics, who did you pick as your confirmation Saint and why?
I was thinking of picking St. James the Greater
St Augustine of Hippo advocated converting heretics and Donatists by coercion. He denied that God would be so evil as to predestine people to eternal damnation and yet he inconsistently claimed that God predestines some not all to everlasting life which amounts to saying the same thing. This dollop of hypocrisy and hatred and blasphemy was at the root of his theology and his spiritual life which shows that if he is a saint Karl Marx has more right to be one. Augustine believed that the doctrine he believed as a Manichaean...
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St. Augustine because confessions essentially converted me.
So, was this guy a redhead? Apparently the only source is a Muslim guy that didn't even see him.
Daily reminder. It was the MIDDLE guard that broke during their advance at Waterloo, not the Old Guard.
Ney was probably the bravest general in that era
Dude took part in bayonet charges and shit
/his/ picture thread
Constantine Palaiologos... had a hard life
Byzantium will rise again!