Is this the most embarrassing military defeat in History?
>So great was the shame, and the ill luck thought to adhere to the numbers of the Legions, that XVII, XVIII and XIX never again appear in the Roman Army's order of battle. The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest was keenly felt by Augustus, darkening his remaining years. According to the biographer Suetonius, upon hearing the news, Augustus tore his clothes, refused to cut his hair for months and, for years afterwards, was heard, upon occasion, to moan, "Quinctilius Varus, give me back...
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Why did Jews get Israel after WW2, /his/?
Bad UK policies, people wanting to screw the UK, nazi germany and those jew refugee ships sinking made the world few bad for the jews.
Also, >>8396, Zionists were much more competent at terrorism than Muslims.
Was rapid, post-WW2 decolonization in Africa, Arabia and Asia a mistake? Considering the wealth of nations such as SA and Rhodesia, which kept colonial structures (somewhat) in place, and the instability and poverty that occurred elsewhere, would it have been preferable to keep the colonies, and slowly pull out over say, 50 years?
Ever since racial theory was thrown out of the window it became hard to make a good point for people staying under the rule of some foreigner group.
It would just keep on hogging resources while the population would be as unwilling as ever.
I read a book on the African decolonisation processes a few months ago. It really did seem that it was just the Africans' anger at the idea of a slow orderly withdrawal which fucked them in the end and left them in the hands of corrupt dictators in artificial countries.
Even if they were able to militarily defeat the US Navy somehow, did Imperial Japan ever have enough actual manpower to occupy and pacify the whole West Coast of the United States on top of occupying China and Southeast Asia?
ITT: We post historical leaders who would have been ashamed of their countries if they saw them today
Can it be fixed?
/his/ humour thread
How come Mussolini never got the same success as Hitler? Why didn't Mussolini get a cutting edge military to kick British ass? I would say he could, at least a good navy!
Let's discuss this great empire.
It was overshadowed by Roman state, but it was pretty interesting.
How does this make you feel?
Favourite British Monarch and why?
Post old flags that don't exist anymore.
Is someone else here studying/interested in it?
I'm the middle of studying it actually (casually studying it I should add). My main focus at the moment is the Cuban Revolution. I'm reading a book on modern revolutions, and one thing that is sticking out to me is how prevalent communism and socialism is in unifying the revolutionaries, and to be quite honest, I really don't understand what those words mean.
Now we have a board, can we improve the resources document, add resources to any historical topics such as books, videos or podcasts. Hopefully we can catalogue a lot of resources so it could be stickied.
Who's your favorite dictator /his/?