> Genghis Khan's empire was the greatest of all time!
> It was larger than any other empire ever!
What do autistic fucks like this not understand? Do they not realize that most of the steppes were unpopulated, barren wastelands that were essentially inhospitable?
If the United States legalized polygamy, would the Mormon church go back to their old family doctrine?
Yes. And if the U.S. reintroduced segregation, they'd go back to their old racial doctrine as well.
Around Mormons, never lower hands.
ITT: We discuss the greatest empire in history.
How is it that the vast majority of cosmological arguments throughout history are about divine conservation and yet almost no one discusses divine conservation but rather pictures all those arguments as talking about "the beginning of the universe"?
I think most people think the universe as being self conserving, that is it seems complete in itself. They think of God like a clock maker who after making and setting the clock allows it to run on its own
whats some mind blowing philosophy? im sick of being a nihlist.
So /his/, what would be good examples of Pyrrhic Victories?
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People who stood up for something.
>no finn will ever stand up against swedish hegemony ever again
Which Goths are best Goths? Visi or Ostro?
Which one eventually contributed more (in terms of culture, architecture, customs etc) to the countries that they'll be integrated into? (Spain and Italy)
>Visigoth in Hungarian is Vizigót
>Save for a missing accent that literally means "Water Goth"
>I didn't know it came from the foreign name
>I believed they were a naval Germanic civilisation untill my late teens and it sounded fucking interesting
>Turns out they...
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Around what time, historically, did people start identifying more as individuals than as a family or community?
I believe it relates to the rise of urban cultures, coming and going the urbs grew and shrunk.
Not to say cities didn't have group identity, tutelary deities, etc.
But only within those massive population concentrations people could feel "outside" the monkey-sphere. Then, regular group dynamics, like those you may experience in small groups (your office, your clan, your tiny tribe), start to PERHAPS become something else. And even then, not usually.
>"Sexual decadence led to the fall of Rome"
Augustine seemed to think sexual decadence induces decline. But I don't know how decadent Christian Rome was.
Native American culture and history discussion thread
>What do you think of current Native Americans living on reservations across the United States?
>What do you think of the European conquest of the Americas?
>What does the future have in store for natives?
The old testament plagiarized the Gilgamesh epic.
What are your thoughts on this?
How influential has Anarchism been as a political movement?
Has there ever been an Anarchist state?
Anarchist state is an oxymoron. This oxymoron isn't used except by people who don't know the first thing about anarchism. Do yourself a favor (if you really care to learn about it) and abandon this thread, and go read some anarchist writers: bakunin, kropotkin, etc. You won't get anything of value out of watching a bunch of arguing anonymous retards who also don't know shit about anarchism.
Why does Northern Ireland exist? Seems like it would make more sense for the whole country to be united since it is in fact an island.
How would society today be different (more or less advanced/progressed) if the Middle Ages just... never happened? Nearly a thousand years of history just gone.