In every depiction of society from the middle ages and Renaissance the first thing you notice is colorful clothes, banners, ornaments, architecture and all that. Then sometimes around the 19th century it all seems to be painted in different shades of grey and black; clothes are dark, buildings are minimalist and functional, etc. How did this happen? Is the industrial revolution responsible for it? Capitalism? Nationalism? Simple change in taste? Why is modernity so dark and monochromatic bros?
>>590681 Teen movies do this sometimes. Most memes seen to originate from /pol/ or /int/. The "searching for the honest man" and "building the world's greatest empire" were alright but nothing dabk yet.
Could someone explain the samurai thing to me in detail. So basically, the warrior caste became bureaucrats, and during that time the whole bushido and honor became a thing because they swung only for practice and needed to justify their existence?
Another question about a later time: In the late 18th century, so there all these super-patriots who had different views on how to conquer everything. Is this sort of factionalism where the really dysfunctional relationship between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Ground... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>590638 >Is this sort of factionalism where the really dysfunctional relationship between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Ground forces comes from?
No, that developed later, in the late 19th/early 20th Century. If we're talking about the massive difference in capability between the IJN and IJA during WWII, that arose mostly out of logistical politicking. The IJN wanted all the best resources in order to counter the quantitative advantage the US Navy held, because the IJN's strategic... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>get saved from mongols via ocean luck >Lose against Korea in the same way the mongols lost against Japan in a rash, poorly-planned naval invasion. >Get butthurt and go all isolationist >revel in shit for hundreds of years until America blasts its way into their harbour with ironclads and forces trade. >creates america:asia edition >Proceed to follow the same historical path that the United... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>590558 The Welfare state has made it so that it's entirely unnecessary to leave one for your children. You can spend your whole life looking out for yourself and your carrier, and not have to worry about their future because someone else will be there to pick up your slack.
>Which Native American tribe or band produced the best or most fierce warriors and why was it the Comanche? >Why is life so shitty on modern reservations? >Which Tribe/Bands have the most interesting history/mythology/culture?
Also Native American/First Nations history general?
>>590416 >the best I think the power as centuries goes on is Northumbria > Mercia > Wessex. Penda(Mercia?) is a pretty cool guy, kills a bunch of Bede's favourite christian kings and doesn't afraid of everything.
Wessex rises to the top because Alfred's dad manages to kill all the aethelings(individuals considered king-worthy and therefore a threat to the king) which means his kingdom is a lot more stable when the vikings come rolling in.
Anything by James Campbell is a good start. One argument you should be aware of when reading about Anglo-Saxons is that a lot of the big historians(Campbell included) argue that the Anglo-Saxons ruled a pretty complex state for their time, but IMO they put too much emphasis on the good qualities of the anglo-saxon state because it's their field of study. Paul R. Hyams challenges this point of view pretty well in his book 'Rancour and reconciliation'.
Now, we are all familiar with the paradox of Theseus' Ship, or Grandfather's axe as it is known to some. The dilemma when original ceases to be original when parts are being replaced. Now with the modern medicine and science, we can replace most human parts. When do you cease to be the original you and become a new you? Brain seems to be the final frontier in this case, as we have no idea how it works or how to replace it. And is it even replaceable. Is our mind the product of our brain, or is some ether from the outerworlds?
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The paradox of Theseus' Ship can not ba applied to any living self regulating organism. The human body knows when a part of it does not belong. It has means of accessing this and it spits out shit that shouldn't be there.
It's the future. We have the technology to completely create people artificially, from scratch. A clone of is made of me, perfectly cloned in the physical sence. Then the entire contents of my brain is copied to a computer, and inserted into the clone. What happens to my frame of reference? Will "I" experience the world from two bodies now, myself and the clone? Who is truely "me"? Both the original me, and the clone? The clone is so perfect that not even my family can tell the difference. Am i not then... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>590276 I'd say Manzikert was a symptom of the Empire's problems more than the cause. He fielded an army composed of mercenaries who weren't dedicated to the empire, and he returned from his captivity to a civil war and was blinded. Seems like the situation was pretty bad for the empire in general.
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