What went wrong?
WAS IT JUSTIFIED ?
Happy birthday to this legend!!
As Sunni Islam has survived, possibly even thrived, without a Caliph, an office that had been a feature of the religion pretty much since its founding, do you guys think Catholicism could survive, mostly as it is, without a Pope?
without holy see? i think some of the practises might lose some legitimacy (though they wouldnt necessarily stop completely, but i think change). i think it would break into smaller groups probably as well.
We would not survive.
In the past few hundred years, Lutherans have split into over 40000 different protestant denominations. This split was allowed to happen because there was no one to stop it. No one to arbitrate disagreements in scripture or tradition.
Aside from stopping fragmentation, the pope also acts as a living voice for the Church. This voice allows us to interpret new information correctly, and reconcile that with our faith.
i dont think theres necessarily much wrong with breaking into smaller groups but if they are really small sometimes you get some nasty hierarchies with otherly charismatic and weird pastors whatever which can't get put in line.
What are your thoughts on this man and his legacy?
Ruined Russia and Eastern Europe as well as far-left politics worldwide. A right-wing military dictatorship probably would have been less harmful.
Also he in general strikes me as a prick. Him and his retarded goons idolized Robespierre but he would have had their heads off within a year considering the shit they pulled. He sold out his ideals to keep his ass-backwards 'revolution' alive. I understand the idea of compromise now leading to ultimate victory later but look how that worked out in the end.
Because Russia used to be such a wonderful place before the revolution.
And let's say Russia was ruined, putting the blame on an old beardy german fuck for writing some books is absurd.
So besides "White" ethnic-nationalism...what are some other phony and cringey movements throughout history?
Can one stop being a nihilist?
No, but nihilism is not a depressing position but a life-affirming one. Nothing in life matters! All those worries and guilts and desperate yearnings, trivial and irrelevant against the reality of Cosmic indifference! This is a wonderful thing, it frees us from the mind-prisons that shackle so many people and allows us to find meaning in our lives without worrying that we're valuing the "wrong" things.
You can build off of it, but you cant "stop being one" if you truely understand it. People who claim its a phase or say they have just decided to disregard it are either:
A. People who never really understood it and just want to participate in discussion
B. Delusional weaklings who would rather live in a fantasy than in reality
ITT: We name historical figures (preferably from the early and mid-20th century) who are either somehow still alive, or lived way past the time period they're associated with.
Võ Nguyên Giáp (d. 2013)
Madame Chiang Kai-shek (d. 2003, endorsed George W. and witnessed 9/11)
Lazar Kaganovich (d. 1991, last Old Bolshevik and nearly outlived USSR)
Vyacheslav Molotov (d. 1986)
And of course pic related
>(preferably from the early and mid-20th century)
I always hear how in ancient times people hardly ever lived to old age but given how many historical figures from olden times I see with birth to death dates which show they lived to their 70s or sometimes later, I want to say that everyone is just fooled by the high child mortality rates, but if someone lived past childhood they were generally likely to have a good lifespan barring events like famines or plagues.
a favorite of mine is Pepi II, a pharaoh of egypt in the 2200s BC who came to the throne at the age of 6 and lived to be 94. He reigned for such an obscenely long time that when he finally did die nearly all of his children and grandchildren were already dead. He had been an inept demented relic for so long that his governors had been doing all the real work in the kingdom, amassing more and more control over their local regions, so when he died most of them declared independence. The old kingdom of Egypt completely collapsed just a few years after his death leading to a dark...
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Are they overrated?
Now I'm no expert on the hussars in particular so but generally, and not considering meme/propoganda reputation for obvious reasons, if you develop a reputation as a fighting force like they did it's usually for good reason.
>Pilgrims suck at farming
>Local indians show them how to farm
>next harvest, they have a whole bunch of crops
>decide to throw a feast to celebrate their thankfulness and decide to invite the indians that helped them
>fast froward to today, every rainbow haired liberal arts major has to ruin the holiday by not shutting up about how thanksgiving was about evil white christians murdering 1 bajillion indians for fun and...
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When History and Humanites are no longer being taught by revisionists, and most humanities students are forced to take minors that will actually get them a job, instead of whining.
So likely never.
Why is it called the religion of peace if it has mainly been spread through war?
any human civiization with the means will spread their empire through war inevitably. this is how many religions and cultures have grown. muslims conquered people, and subsequently the populations become muslim. it's no different in many other cases around the world. humans breed war at an almost constant rate.
He did nothing wrong?
What was so great about Reagan?
He showed the world how badly Anarcho-Capitalism would fail if allowed to run it's course.
He correctly predicted that the Soviet system was on the verge of collapse and that prolonged confrontation would push them over the edge.
Literally everything else he did was some form of cancer, but he did in fact make a really ballsy call when it came to that.
How do you know you're a history buff? I sure *like* history but how do I know I can classify myself as a buff?
What's the point in trying to identify yourself as a "history buff"?
Does the title mean something special?
Isn't it enough to just appreciate something without a special title just because you are more interested in history more than others?
Honestly, I just want a quick word to describe myself and I don't like the idea of calling myself something I'm not sure I fully am
It's easier to say "I'm a history buff" over "I really, really, really like history"
Why did the British even create this country?
Who philosophical tolkienite medievalist christo-pagan anarcho-monarchist here?
and a bim-balloo bally-hoo to you as well me hearty
I would but it only works on paper and not in the real world ://///
I'm not a commushit but I thought it was pretty interesting and impressive that Allende built a bunch a computers and networked them in order to make a planned economy.
How come Soviets didn't do something similar?
What kind of martial arts did Roman Legionaries use? How would I train like one of them?
Mostly drill I would imagine, supposedly they would practice with weighted swords and shields for stamina.
These were soldiers, not martial artists. And while plenty of them could hold their own, that kind of stuff was probably passed down informally and once lost can never be recaptured.
They did not really train in martial arts. They mostly trained weapons. Every soldier could do every duty since they trained in all of them. Even camp jobs were interchanged often to make sure no one was unreplacable.
What is the best way to learn?
Blue, green, red or white /his/?
Green seemed like the GOAT choice desu
What are some other absolutely insane periods in Human History?
Times when nothing made any sense
When did "democracy" become such a buzzword? As if its good for its own sake. A sacred cow of political theory here in the west.
I can't hear democracy being venerated without thinking its just a cheap appeal to the masses, the verbal equivalent of flag-waving.
>The politicians are in power because of the people's vote.
>The politicians spend a lot of effort hammering it into peoples heads through propaganda that their right to vote is very important and sacred and should never be taken away from them.
Why does the house of Bourbon-Parma have the Byzantine standard on its coat of arms?
Would Asian countries dominate geopolitics? Who would be the superpowers?
This question is redundant. Europe was destined to become a world hegemon because of it's geography, unless in this hypothetical timeline you kill off Europe's population or have the entire continent get invaded or some shit. In that case I would say the world would be several hundred years less advanced than our timeline, the powers of Asia had no incentive to explore the new world and no means to kick off an industrial revolution.
Was this show ever good enough to watch even as a parody of history?
Be honest and fair.
Yes, I agree the second season is complete faggy garbage.
>Was this show ever good enough to watch even as a parody of history?
Not even close.
It's an ok show if you enjoy the humour, but the only way the characters are connected with the nations they're supposed to represent is the name (which is often even misspelled due to translitteration).
Cato the Younger & Cicero
>Be half Jew
>Attend nazi rallies
>Use Jewish slave labour for Hitler's war effort
What was Erhard Milch's endgame?
Why was the execution of the Rosenbergs so controversial?
They essentially gave the Soviet Union the atom bomb and endangered the lives of billions.
Clumsy, corrupt process that at the time must have clearly appeared to be Red Scare hysteria. Add onto that how barbaric the death penalty is, and it's not difficult to see it as government officials trying to frighten the American public into deferring to the national security apparatus.
>At a secret meeting on February 8, 1950, twenty senior government officials met to discuss the Rosenberg case. Gordon Dean, the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, stated: "It looks as though Rosenberg is the king pin of a very large ring, and...
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Tell me about Kissinger. Specifically, how much of a part did he play in military overthrow of Allende?
>Buddhism isn't a religion. It's a philosophy.
Who's the shortest person known as The Great?
I would assume the shortest would be someone in Southeast Asia. The Mongols were slightly taller than the other Asians in the area so not them but i'm sure there's some Khmer Emperor called "the Great" or something like it.