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True fact: American Communists played a notable role in the struggle against slavery.
From Philip S. Foner biographical introduction to Friedrich A. Sorge's "Labor Movement in the United States":
>The Communist Club of New York was not only the first Marxist organization in the Western Hemisphere; it was the only socialist (and labor) organization that invited blacks to join as equal members. Its constitution required all members to "recognize the complete equality of all persons—no matter of whatever color or sex." The club was also in the forefront of the struggle against slavery, and its members played an important role in mobilizing the German-American workers in opposition to the "peculiar institution." ....
>By 1860, these workers had become committed to a radical antislavery position. Moreover, men like Weydemeyer, Douai, and members of the Communist Club, including Sorge, formed a significant force in the Republican Party, seeking to push the party in a more radical direction, particularly in the direction of favoring the total abolition of slavery.
>When the Civil War began with the attack on Fort Sumter, most of the German radical organizations disbanded because the majority of their members enlisted in the Union forces. The New York Communist Club did not meet for the duration of the war since most of its members had joined the Union army.
Can anyone name any famous Medieval European people who were heavily critical of religion or even Atheist? Preferably ones that existed before the Age of Enlightenment.
I can think of a few Islamic ones like Al-Ma'arrim, Ibn al-Rawandi and even Al-Razi I suppose. But funnily enough I can't think of any Europeans that lived in a similar period who were equally or more critical of Christianity like they were.
Am I just ignorant or were there really not that many of them?
Did this man unfuck the PRC?
You cannot point me to one single thing Mao did wrong.
Hey /his/. I was thinking about learning an ancient language that isn't Latin or Greek.
You have any suggestions?
What other ancient languages have big enough corpus to justify it? Some kind of Chinese or Sanskrit maybe.
>tfw no huge corpus of Punic texts from Carthage library
Thanks, Scipio, we could have been exploring the galaxy right now.
ITT: We discuss Latin American dictators
Favorites? Craziest? Worst?
Is it morally wrong to cause a fictional person to suffer? If you create a world and people of fiction is it immoral to make them suffer even though they only exist in the minds of you and your audience and not the physical world?
Is this all philosophy amounts to?https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchhausen_trilemma
This is where we end up?
How does one reconcile the death(or laclthereof) truth? Is Camus the only way out?
Interwar Albania: http://z13.invisionfree.com/eRegime/index.php?c=805489
>Experience the excitement of being a notable person in 1930s Albania.
French Revolution: http://z13.invisionfree.com/eRegime/index.php?c=813588
>Relive history by playing as a real-life character during the French Revolution. Help lead France to her destiny and succeed where your character failed. Watch out for the guillotine.
Syrian Civil War: http://z13.invisionfree.com/eRegime/index.php?showforum=965
>The game focuses on events from January 2014 onwards. Players have an option of joining in as either ISIS, Kurdish fighters, Assad's forces or the opposition. They can choose their own faction within these groups if they want to.
>>Experience the excitement of being a notable person in 1930s Albania
Is /his/ familiar with the graffitti from Pompeii?
Here is some gems:
II.7 (gladiator barracks); 8792: On April 19th, I made bread
VII.9 (Eumachia Building, via della Abbondanza); 2048: Secundus likes to screw boys.
VII.12.18-20 (the Lupinare); 2175: I screwed a lot of girls here.
VII.12.18-20 (the Lupinare); 2192: Sollemnes, you screw well!
VII.12.35 (Vico d’ Eumachia, small room of a possible brothel); 2163: The warmest hello to Saenecio Fortunaus,...
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>"There is no beer in Palestine and therefore one cannot survive there"
t. Leszek the White, Duke of Poland, asked by Pope Innocent III why Poles don't want to join the crusades
I just found this head badge for my bicycle, should I paint it red or white?
How were nobles punished for crimes? Were they punished at all? Can't seem to find any info on this shit.
Have women in Europe historically been oppressed, privileged or a mix of both?
>Have women in Europe historically been oppressed, privileged or a mix of both?
Yes. (Anderson, Bonnie S. and Judith P. Zinsser. A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present)
What a vacuous question.
How many failures and suffering is it going to take before communists admit their system is shit?
They will never admit it. Just now there was a guy saying the holomodor was capitalism's fault in some thread out there.
You have to understand that commies think they have a higher moral ground. Their entire personality is based on that. It's not easy to let this go.
What can you tell me about the Tiger tank?
Was it pretty much invincible?
Yes, if it was lucky enough to get to the front line without breaking transmission, running out of fuel and not getting bombed on a route, if enemy used only medium tanks, shot only at its frontal armor from at least 1km and had no numerical superiority, then yes, it was pretty much invincible.