Did the Ottomans contribute anything of value to the areas they conquered?
Can we have a thread about Musafa Kemals reforms and modernisations of Turkey? I know that he changed the language and calendar etc.
What was life like for the average person in Nazi Germany?
Similar to any other european life. Exept they had modern health campaign such as "cigarettes are bad for your health ! Even the fuhrer stopped smoking" and of course anti jewish propaganda.
The common mistake is to believe germans were different from us in the way they handled their population.
Diabolisation of nazism is still strong nowadays but in fact even america liked the national socialism movement before the war.
Let's start an east appreciation thread. Artwork, statues, architecture, etc... I'll start
Painting from 10th Century China
Replica of the Pagaruyung Palace built in Indonesia in the 1600s
If he hadn't been overthrown and killed, would he be regarded in a much more positive light à la Napoleon?
Why were all Jacobins ugly motherfuckers?
The complexity of vedic Sanskrit literature suggests a large and highly organized civilization.
Areas of Hindu influence such as Angkor and Prambanan has magnificent structures, with similar designs suggesting there was once large structures in India from which they were modeled from.
How likely is it that the turbulent history of India including the Islamic invasion has erased traces of a grand civilization and temples?
>The complexity of vedic Sanskrit literature suggests a large and highly organized civilization.
Well there's rarely an Indian Empire. Most of India's default existence in history consists of Culturally Similar yet Disimilar states fighting each other.
Most pooinloos I meet online are nationalistic as shit, and defend that Vedic India was the greatest and most advanced place in the world, and had technology not found anywhere else.
Is this true to an extent, or are they just WE WUZ VEDAS?
>yfw you realize that Luther was right and that Cathocuks are actually polytheists who will burn in hell forever
>only the King James Version of the Word of God can save us from the Satanic cult of Cathislam
>hurr im an idolater who worships himself because of how different I am from the Catholics
>I spend all my time fostering division between Christians by sneering at people with doctrinal differences when I could be spending it praising God
How were armoured cars used and deployed in WW1? From what I imagine surely the terrain and the combat wouldn't really allow for these old cars to be driving around in.
Early tanks mostly got bogged down, but they were used largely like they are today; as cover for infantry and clearing mg nests and other entrenched positions.
Later they used to carry large hay bales to help tanks cross trenches.
>ywn explore the world in the 15th century in your 9-mast, 440' treasure ship, giving and receiving extravagant gifts at all corners of the earth
>ywn be Zheng He or any of his 28,000-man crew
for what purpose
holy shit that chink tub must have rolled in heavy seas, and the structure must have come under some strain. also: slow as fuck. i'd be interested to see if it could replicate the journey to north america against the gulf stream.
they demolished everything in sight and travelled from Nanjing to Mogadishu and Mecca. The only reason the technology didn't spread is that they were only built for 30 years or so, until confucian ministers decided the money was better spent on agriculture. Not sure how the Indian Ocean compares to the Atlantic tho
Other gigantor ships incoming:
Thalamegos, 377' long and 66' high, an early catamaran (twin hull) commissioned by Ptolemy for him and his wife alone.
is the following statement true or false? why?
>Biblical Criticism has proven the bible to be a product of many different authors, most like not the ones named (Moses, Luke, Matthew etc), and many of the events of the OT and the NT are unlikely to have ever happened. Jesus was probably a very different figure from the one presented by tradition and Higher Criticism has proven false many claims of the established Christian tradition.
picture of sweaty fat young man with bad acne and pubes for facial hair dressed all in black and placing his hand on the brim of a 1940s style hat in preparation of a tipping action.jpg
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Not really Marxist per se but very "Marxoid".
>implying North-American academics can into dialectics anyway
Does she deserves all the praise she gets or she is just being pushed as an ancient feminist icon?
Does it really matter if the praise is warranted or not? This isn't even something that would be interesting to discuss, it's just lame gay subversive shit talk.
>Brings women and children to Sack London
>Has som 100,000 soldiers against the Romans 10,000
>"Lets attack in a frontal assault on an open field against an enemy who's entire military culture was built to counter such a scenario
>What could go wrong :DDDD
>Gets utterly rekt with the Romans barely suffering any casualties.
Seleucid tier leadership at best.
>Slavery was fundamental to the social, political and economic order of medieval Ethiopia. Racism in the territory was traditionally mainly directed at the Nilotic ethnic minorities, as well as other individuals with similarly pronounced "Negroid" physical features. Collectively, these groups are locally known as Shanqella or barya, derogatory terms originally denoting slave descent, irrespective of the individual's family history.
Slaves in Ethiopia, 19th century.
Historically, the Shanqella constituted...
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>Agincourt actually happened
Are there any other historical events you find unbelievable even though they're true?
What are you doing my son?
Didn't Marcus Aurelius fuck the empire over by taking the senate out of Rome and making it travel with him which in turn somehow allowed people later on to claim to be emperor and start civil wars much more easily?