What would have happened to the Allied leaders and generals and key people if Germany had won WWII? Would there have been a "Nuremberg" style of trial or something like that? What crimes would they have been charged with?
Literally the only way this could have happened is if they magically got access to nuclear weapons technology by 1942. Implausible scenarios are dumb. Its very difficult to even imagine what an Axis victory would look like.
>>680366 I could see the german high command wanting to keep the western leaders as puppets while hitler would want retribution, it would probably cause an internal power struggle and likely lead to a cold war style scenario happening after hitler's eventual death.
If you accept that moral is about "what you do" with the resources/power that you have (in benefit of society) as in Kant, then suicide is a "waste" and not morally acceptable. Given that our current moral standard is completely derived from Kant, I say the answer is yes.
What would Europe be like today if Germanics never existed? Would the Roman Empire have fallen? Would the West-East schism never have happened? Would the Reformation never have happened? Would there have been no WWI or WWII? Would Europe be untied against the Turk?
>>680014 If Germanics never existed then Germania would have been conquered and romanized with the Romans pushing further north and into eastern Europe as a part of their imperialistic desires.
The Roman Empire would have fell much earlier and to a different opponent. First off, remember that the fall of the WRE was not chiefly due to barbarians, but to a large number of factors. Some like economic issues and lack of men won't happen thanks to Germanics not existing while some like civil wars and incompotent rulers... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Racism is just a byproduct of herd mentality. When the white herd looks at the black herd and vice versa they feel what is comparable to two alien civilizations meeting. By sectioning themselves off into genre and category the herd limits itself, becoming trapped in a state wherein it no longer takes in new information and stagnates.
There is no need to war on racism and bigotry, as it cannot progress into the future. Justice must only be reserved for times of truly dire consequence.
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>>679889 You need to get over the generalized opinions. You know what invalidates your argument? The fact that there are plenty of ignorant people in all walks of life. Or that there are plenty of people all across the world of every race, ideology and creed that possess a thousand times more information than you and I.
Pick up a book and stop bein such a fuckin stupid cunt.
>Are wars justified? According to the definition of Clausewitz, war is simply another realm of politics. So yes, they can technically be justified under the same considerations as any other political decisions.
>Do you believe wars contribute to the expansion and evolution of humanity as sentient species in a short span of time? Not particularly. They answer questions, but the questions are usually political rather than philosophical.
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Is it just me, or has very little philosophical ground been made since the latter half of the 20th Century? What famous philosophers of the likes of Descartes, Plato, Nietzsche, Locke, etc. can be named since 1950? Has humanity reached a philosophical dead end? What "new" thoughts are there to be had?
It's exactly true. The US State Department was full of communist sympathizers at the time. In 1946 when the Nationalist Chinese were close to pushing the commies up and out of Manchuria, Truman sent Marshall to China to force them to sign a cease fire and make a "power-sharing" agreement with the commies. This saved Mao, who used the year of peace to reaarm with Soviet weapons from the North as well as Japanese weapons from Manchukuo, which they consolidated under their control. Of course the commies had no interest in power sharing and when the fighting broke... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I truly feel that it hindered the South's economy by making them overly reliant on agriculture, cotton in particular. They could have become more industrialized like the North if they didn't support slavery, and when the public turned against the idea of slavery, it caused the Civil War, the war with the most American casualties.
The South would've been reliant on agriculture no matter what. The year-round factory work required for an industrialized economy was unviable in most of the South prior to air conditioning because it was just too fucking hot and humid.
>>679477 Slavery wasn't the mistake, it was, as you said, being too reliant on agriculture. Slavery would've actually died out on its own had the south opened factories and diversified its economy.
Once again, the abolition of slavery was because of an ignorant north not understanding how anything outside their little industrialized cities works, and thinks it can apply its rules and methods to the world at large. Not that this is specifically unique to yankee culture, but it seems to happen a lot with them,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
They still exist in Northern Ireland, they were mostly forcefully relocated there from Dumfries and Galloway which was the most hardcore presbytarian region at the time and also pretty distant from the rest of Scotland, so they were probably culturally distinct already.
>>679475 Well, there's Scots and there's Scots, y'see, and some of the Scots are Scottish and some are Irish, but some are Irish and some are also Scots, and there's the Irish Scots who are Irish and the Scots Irish who are Scots, not mention the Irish Scots Scots who are Scots Irish and the Scots Irish Scots who are Scots, except when they're Irish, in which case they're also Scots.
A cult has a central structure that exists to profit the leaders of it, and practices designed to extact profit for the leaders of it, ala Mormonism and Scientology.
A religion has either never had such structure or it has atrophied to the point where no single group of people can profit directly from it, and there are no practices that exist solely to generate profit for the cult leader(s), ala Buddhism, Christianity, or Islam.
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