>there are people on /his/ who think that Napoleon didn't save the French Revolution
How can you live with such ignorance?
Bonapartism is the synthesis of monarchy and revolution. The ultimate solution to the illnesses of our time.
Napoleon was far above and beyond a mere saviour of the revolution. He in fact saved the entire world, the world simply hasn't realized it just yet.
This thread was made in the name of Napoleon III, the most Gracious, the most Merciful.
Did nothing wrong?
Bane for his nation?
I'm watching The Musketeer and I was wondering about this era in French history. Are the rapier fights realistic? The French seem to have been pretty badass but what the fuck happened? Today they are a bunch of faggot baguette eating pussies.
What is truly the musketeer culture?
The French have, since the end of the Hundred Years War, consistently been overwhelmingly strong in terms of military and economy. This never actually stopped. Even after WW2 they were still fighting for colonies. The dumb myth that the French are cowards is American because they didn't support the Afghanistan/Iraq interventions, and didn't join the coalitions. Now something bad happens to France and all of a sudden the government has their élan back and goes straight into bombing shit.
>he French seem to have been pretty badass but what the fuck happened? Today they are a bunch of faggot baguette eating pussies.
Near every thread about othwer nationalities like this is posted by an American, by some fat walt that takes some sort of personal pride in the achievements of others that share their nationality.
>I just saw Vikings, they were hella cool, what happened?
When did people begin to address the American Revolution as such? I know for a fact the term 'revolution' was restricted to the astronomical domain until around 1789, so it couldn't have been contemporary. Was it a retroactive naming after the French Revolution? But who started it and why?
So, we're steeped in asymmetrical warfare right now but...
Who were the best guerrilla fighters in history?
I'd argue it would be either the Vietcong, Afghan mujahadeen or IRA but... I feel like it might actually be another movement. Thoughts?
Why isn't the Seven Years' War considered the first World War?
>Spanned multiple continents
>Involved the great powers of Europe
Didn't touch the whole world. The majority of Asia and Africa weren't involved, unlike in WW1 and WW2, where they were either massively involved (China, Japan, Ottoman Empire) or involved via colonial proxy (India, African colonies, Islamic world).
Am I remembering right that the Seven Years War was very important in that it caused or led to the American and thd French Revolutions? And rippling on to Napoleon, the new country USAs actions and so on.
Why is Jesus always depicted as a white man?
He wasn't very brown skinned.. more towards white.
Tell me the story of how it came to be and how it became what it is now.
I truly do not see Pakistan surviving another century or so given its volatile support and terrorist sponsored activities against both Iran and India which surround it on either side.
Its creation was a mistake.
How was Napoleon able to hold control of so many countries before his abdication?
I know he often put his family members in power within foreign countries, but couldn't those people subjected to him still rebel? If so, did they not because they actually supported him?
Also, Napoleon general thread.
All of Europe was used to being ruled by asshole royals who didn't give a shit about the peasantry. Why would they rise up against the dude supposedly liberating them from the royal assholes?
What went right?
What is the most important war in history? Is it WW2?WW1? The Napoleonic wars?The hundred years war?
Xerxes invasion of Greece.
The entire Greek foundation for most of western civilization's intellectual notions: Mathematics, civics, philosophy, literature, the works, all stem from Greece.
It was the Persian wars that woke the Greeks up to the outside world, got them moving, and provided an influx of wealth when they started bringing in Persian plunder that provided for a lot of it.
Do you guys believe in god? If yes, why? If no, why not?
When did you come out of the atheist closet?
>Do you guys believe in god?
I was never raised with religion. And when I studied it in school I just couldn't buy it. Most of my theology professors were atheists as well, and the one Catholic admitted it's most likely nonsense but he needs something to hang on to so he took the existentialist "leap of faith".
Felt a bit like watching a kid take santa seriously. No offense to believers.
Why do we take continental philosophy seriously again? I just can't trust something that makes so many baseless assumptions. Where my Analytic bros at? Philosophy should side with maths and science not forget all the personal opinons?
Christianity just isn't doing it for me. I love god but I can't accept Jesus as a savior and the bible for the most parts kind of silly if you look at it literally.
I want to have beliefs that take from Christianity paganism and buddhism.
I just want a religion but abrahamic ones are so bad.
Try Stoic texts in lieu of Buddhism and see what you think of it. The writing is a lot better and there are less mystical claims.
You know the drill by now, /his/
Catholic with deep respect for the Orthodox faith here. How do you all feel about the quickening talks of communion once again between our faiths? I, for one, am very excited. This could really be a unifying force between East and West Europe. If Pope St. John Paul II was able to help end the Cold War (which he did, in my opinion), the end to this conflict will bring peace and the furthering of us true followers of Christendom, as opposed to the heathens, heretics, and unbelievers of this world.
How do I into mysticism?
What exactly is mysticism?
What's the purpose of it?
It depends, really. The Catholic Church views Orthodox Sacraments as legitimate and valid, and most Orthodox (with the exception of some conservatives) likewise, and the Orthodox Church still recognizes the Bishop of Rome as the First among Equals, so the Church's aren't as far out of communion with each other as one would think. The problem is just that in Orthodoxy, doctrine and dogma cannot be changed, for any reason, ever. Therefore, the idea of a "Doctrinal compromise" or a Doctrinal "halfway...
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