>Shelling french almost 2 shots/sec
How did the germans manage to lose nearly as much as french?
More like these?
What is this x-tier, "we wuz tsars" nonsense? I've heard in brief of some insane Russian guy's theory that the middle ages were actually the beginning of history. Is that what I'm looking at?
what's the most aesthetic alphabet?
Armenian is GOAT
Did he know something we don't?
Thanks for explaining what that picture shows. Real quality thread posting skills you got there buddy.
Now my shitty german says its a photo of German POW's watching a movie about the concentration camps. So he's just enjoying the thought of all them dead untermenschen, I guess?
Obvious shoop is obvious
Try harder Mr. Wehraboo
Historically, is there any country and people in the history of the Earth more evil than America and Americans?
In terms of the amount of sheer evil done the award goes to Maoist China.
In terms of the most evil per capita, Pol Pot would be a strong contender.
However these states suffered from war, impoverishment and political instability, in terms of states that committed great evil without any practical need to do so, Nazi Germany probably wins on that count.
As a liberal democracy the US is pretty low down on the list.
So we all agree that the citizens must have the right to have the same type of weaponry as the government to assure that the government does their job and doesn't become tyrannical, but do we also agree that non-government bourgeoisie must have access to special, superior weaponry that the proletariat cannot have to assure that the workers' revolution never rises up and destroys individual liberty?
Well you publicly own nukes as of right now yet you have no control over how your share of those nukes gets used thus the NAP has been broken by the gov. and it's your right to forcefully acquire what is rightfully yours.
Is he the greatest Conqueror in history?
I wonder who would win: Napoleon and Khalid Ibn Walid vs Subutai and Tamerlane, both with cavalry and gunpowder infantry.
ITT: We make odd but plausible predictions about the near-future.
Here's mine: The next epidemic of civilisation will be tinnitus and hearing loss. Tinnitus will be a massive new cause of suicide.
Enjoy being a test tube. Personally I'd never take anything that crosses the blood-brain barrier until it's been used for a whole generation first.
In the spirit of this thread, I predict that current SSRIs have at least one horrific effect that we don't know about yet.
Clearly the superior state.
How can others even compete?
Who had the edgiest/darkest worldview?
I remember reading on /lit/ a couple days ago about some Scandinavian philosopher who's contribution to existential philosophy was the idea that humans were God's way of killing himself. That existence was so burdensome God -- who cannot die, because he is eternal and outside space and time and yadda yadda yadaa -- became man through the Son, just so he could die.
Not for our sins -- just to die. That we didn't kill God, God killed himself because he *knew*.
Any ideas? Also depressing philosophers general
>Who had the edgiest/darkest worldview?
Get your dick out.
That's not that depressing if Jesus didn't know he was God. That God, though he doomed, became an pretty good human being and redeemed humanity in its own eyes. That's not too depressing.
what is going on with Leo I's face here, how could they make his whole head realistic looking but screw up the eyes so bad. he looks like that guy from trailer park boys.
also byzantine or late antiquity thread or something
Why does art from Late Antiquity look so shitty compared to the early Classical era? It's really apparent when you compare coinage as well.
not sure if this is the right board, but I'm having a hard time finding books that provide real-time snapshots of contemporary power dynamics between nations. Aside from CIA world factbook, Federation of American Scientists, and pic related.
For example, there are tons of books on WWII or Ancient Rome, etc that lay out a total survey of the world, troop numbers, types, infrastructure, economy, industry, food production, etc etc. But I don't know of any books or websites that provide that type of compiled information now.
>The bulk of the information isn't secret though. Troop numbers, for example, or how many of what type of tanks each country has.
How can you justify those numbers without the accuracy of providing where/when? Which states would want to keep secret for obvious reasons.
This is all speculation though and I could be and am most certainly wrong. Have you read The Art of War? A bit old and cliche but Sun Tzu gives you numbers you need to conquer cities and what you need...
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How did America go from a small bunch of agrarian freedom fighters and rebels, to one of the most expansive and domineering nations in the known world?
Imagine most of the other players start 40 hexes away, and they're all right next to eachother on a small continent.
Now imagine you start on a huge continent that's almost empty except for some civs still in the ancient age, and you've already gotten past the medieval age. Plus you started with horses AND iron AND saltpeter right next to your main cities. AND you went republic instead of monarchy.
I mean, clearly everyone else is fucked.
The Horned God: primal archetype, or Indo-European deity that spread by word of mouth? Discuss.
Why isn't there much shitposting about Buddhism here? Is it because not many westerners actually come into contact with buddhists, or because it has a more philosophical bent than the other big religions?
Is it because he was right?
In the west it's a religion for emotionally shallow consumerists who change convictions every time they wake up
In the east there are many, many different sects out there and relatively few people actually trained in Buddhist epistemology.
It's also pretty violent in defense of itself in places that are actually Buddhist. There's some militant-ass Buddhists in the world, and there have been throughout history. Western Buddhists irritate me because I feel like they've given up on their own cultural heritage and only feel lost because they've never truly embraced it.
Lets play a game, describe a historical event poorly and/or vaguely, and we attempt to figure out what it was.
>DAD I DONT WANNA BE A CARDINAL ANYMORE GAWD
Prove this wrong.
>implying thats the point
>Let us call this unknown something: God. It is nothing more than a name we assign to it. The idea of demonstrating that this unknown something (God) exists, could scarcely suggest itself to Reason. For if God does not exist it would of course be impossible to prove it; and if he does exist it would be folly to attempt it. For at the very outset, in beginning my proof, I would have presupposed it, not as doubtful but as certain (a...
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Any reason not to get a masters in history at a meh-tier school just for the hell of it?
>will take night classes because muh career
>will be free because muh veterans benefits
>will be mid-tier because muh location
Is there any downside? I can get an MA in either American, European, Slavic, or random irrelevant continent history.
OUTTA MY WAY HITTITE FUCKING SHITS
Ramses is my pharaohfu, he was a badass even if he did leave super exaggerated accounts of his victory at Kadesh.
>you will never leave colossal granite likenesses of yourself scattered throughout the land for people to spend the next 3000 years marveling at
Over the past year extraordinary progress has been made in the field of genetic engineering. What does /his/ think about this? >Is transhumanism an inevitabile and natural step in the evolution of our civilization?
>Will this be used by the (((elites))) as yet another method of control?
Tell me your opinion
The elites have genetic engineering already, it's called Asian wives
The half Asian master race is the future
Why should one be a good person?
But anon, nothing infuriates society at large more than people trying to be good persons.
For example : Hitler. He tried to be a good person and they hated him.
So here you go OP, don't even try.
Otherwise the masses will put your head on a spike for trying to save them.
The new iteration launches on friday 3PM EST, with PVP being disabled for 72 hours after launch!
Year is 1880 AD
(this sentence only if grace hasn't ended yet)
A week long grace period will last until 12.8., friday after launch
Historical RP will be STRICTLY ENFORCED
Towny, Ships, Cannons and Crackshot plugins
Meme recipes, new and old
Pirates not supported!
This server is shit
12 years old kids and weebs
t. playing on the server
We all know that Jews have been expelled out of Europe during the time span of thousands of years.
We are 100% certain about this and take it as a proven fact.
But what we are never being presented proven facts and documents about is the "why?".
I spent so much time in trying to find out why Jews have been expelled out of Europe for so many times over such a long timespan.
I barely found any information at all. In some cases people will even insult you for asking and ask you if youre an antisemite. Simply for asking "why were they expelled in first...
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Because medieval Christendom had usury laws that you could get around by using Jewish bankers.
Because governments tended to flip flop on the issue, you'd have them decide that usury was no longer acceptable and kick them out of a country. This happened frequently when somebody owed the Jews money.
Probably because the first iberians was ruled by kings who was jews. Tarquinius superbus the last jewish king of iberia was overthrown by the iberians who ruled iberia for a couple of centuries. Until sulla the great jewish general overthrew the iberians and exterminated them in the social war. Now jews was running iberia again and a iberian wasnt seen in the region again until it was sacked by alaric and the iberians eventually killed or sent the black jews to palestine. Julius caesar was jewish
Why do otherwise intelligent people fall for pascal's wager?
Because they have no idea about the possibility space or its' infinite size.
It's fucking gob smacking to watch people talk about it without realizing that there's more than two outcome universes.
I've only been on 4chan for about 4 years, I don't post too often.
I spend most of my time on /r9k/, /his/, and /gif/
I've read a lot of bullshit and lies here, why do you trust anons? Especially ones spewing shit about history.
Most things I read on /his/ I know about, yet other shit I don't know about and people are saying some farfetched shit.
Well you're actually doing the right thing. You have to evaluate to the best of your ability using decisional making heirustics forged over time and difficulty.
If it sounds far-fetched...fucking google it.
If you're trying to derail this thread into a holocaust denial circle jerk, or "Sub-Saharan Africans have never done anything/ have had no civilisations that are worthwhile of mentioning you've got another coming m8.
or is it outdated now?
It's best used to understand the way in which he shapes the historical weltanschauung of the 1800s.
Read it not to actually learn, but to get a feel for the paradigm.
And yes, contrarian jerkoffs, I am using those words correctly.
Only Christian apologists/revisionists dislike Gibbon and his near totally credible work "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire". There's literally not a single argument I've seen them use besides "muh snowniggers". Granted that Germanic barbarians had a role to play in Romes fall, the underlying cause was still Christianity.
ITT: post pics about people of the olden days having fun and goofing around
You as you are now are transported to Berlin in 1880 and there is no possible way back. What do you do and who do you become?