Why didn't anyone help fight in Rwanda? Why did the world allow a genocide to happen?
There was Roméo dallaire a french canadian who was in charge of the UN or ONU peace keeper . he wrote a book named "j'ai serré la main du diable " wich mean i shook the hand of the devil. Deep shit nigga
>search the catalog, no navy thread
What are your favorite individual ships? What is your favorite historic fleet? What are your favorite battles and battle strategies?
Also, what ship is the most kawaii and why is it the Russian 'Novgorod?'
>What are your favorite individual ships?
motherfucking dreadnoughts. NAME A BETTER SHIP. For single ships, HMS Dreadnought, for paving the way.
>What is your favorite historic fleet?
Probably the US 5th fleet, also known as the Big Blue Fleet.
>What are your favorite battles and battle strategies?
Leyte Gulf, featuring the above US 5th fleet, because it was completely fucking balls to the wall.
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/his/ what's your favourite Italian City State?
Mine is the Most Serene Republic of Venice.
>mfw taking a special topics Venice course this term
When the arabs had their African slave trade, did they tap into existing networks or introduce what was later replicated and appropriated?
In some ways it was institutional.
Blacks for labor/domestic shit. Asians, Franks, Romans for sophisticated shit. Slavs & Central Asians for military purposes.
Though the Barbary states didnt give a shit
Which of the Greek city-states is your personal favourite?
I like the Thebans the most, but that might be a hipster choice.
Phrygia because of their hats and because of the antics of King Midas.
What was the classical religion of Ancient Rome like, in practice?
Did they literally think Zeus/Jupiter lived ontop of a mountain and threw lightening or was it allegorical? What were the practices? Were there sacred texts or was it more of an oral tradition?
They definitely believed in the gods, but they weren't really dogmatically faithful as a modern person would understand faith. They believed the gods required certain rituals and respect, but not much else besides that. It wasn't important to spread the word of Zeus or Athena or whatever, as much as it was important to make sure there weren't any dead birds in Athena's temple and that the statues were in good condition.
It was actually a collection of sects focused almost exclusively on making sure that the gods were never pissed off.
What I mean is that in many theistic religions, there's a focus on constant worship, whether the gods were happy or not. In the grecco-roman sects, worship happened seasonally unless you felt the gods were pissed at you and then you worshiped extra hard but, for the most part, you lived your daily life with a belief of the gods and just a general hope that they wouldn't shit on you.
A front line soldier on the western front in ww1 vs a front line soldier on the eastern front in ww2
Which was more horrible?
West in WW1 obviously.
Eastern front in WW2 was brutal and cold in winter but otherwise normal combat. No mustard gas, no being trapped in the mud, no running out over barbed wire straight into machine gun and mortar fire and getting mowed down by the thousands every day or getting your face blown off by a shell.
How did this cluster-fuck even function for as long as it did?
They were damn good at incorporating peoples with different cultures and religions into their empire. Even nations that weren't conquered outright were still pressured into contributing to the sultan's armies. At one point they forced the Byzantine emperor's son (who later became emperor) to help the sultan conquer one of the last independent Greek cities in Asia Minor.
Not that it was a multicultural paradise or anything, but no nation was too odd or too resentful to avoid being incorporated into the Ottoman war machine.
Is alternate history welcome here?
Do you follow the Intentionalist or Functionalist school of Holocaust historiography?
I haven't done much research at all, but I'd call myself a Functionalist. Hitler was too opportunistic for anything else to be likely, and his establishment of the sort of shifting hierarchy of underlings who tried to anticipate his desires and show him fait accomplis again argues for Functionalism.
I'm new to /his/ and I'm wondering
Is there a consensus greatest General of all time?
And how do you separate that out from all the surrounding social, economic, cultural, demographic, etc factors? Napoleon by any objective measure had "bigger" battles than the other two I mentioned, but does that make him a better general? The mongols conquered more land, but you could argue that they didn't face the same caliber of opposition.
Any military endeavor has a whole host of interlinking details, of which generalship is only one of them, and arguably a one of lesser importance. Does...
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Will English ever be replaced as the global lingua franca?
English has only been the lingua franca for a relatively short period of time and the countries responsible for making it so are in decline. Latin is the most 'successful' language in history.
What is the significance of this Rock? Why do the British have rights to this Rock? What is the symbolic gesture of possession and representation?
>What is the significance of this Rock?
Provides a base for control over a large swathe of area.
>Why do the British have rights to this Rock?
They don't, they're thieves.
>What is the symbolic gesture of possession and representation?
"We can take your land by force, and there's nothing you can do about it.".
Israel/Palestine/Judea/Caanan aside, has there ever been another country occupied so many times? Greeks, Romans (and then Byzantines), Moors, Ottoman Turks, British, even the Israelis had a go during the Suez Crisis.
What is the appeal of Egypt anyway? I know it's in a part of the world where East meets West, but is that really why it's so well fought over?
I just finished pic related to get a very low level understanding of general Greek history. Where should I go from here? Just whatever interests me or is there a good next step to take if I want to know more about Greece?
WE WUZ FEELOSOFERS 'N SHIT
Check out VDH's "The Western Way of War".
And you might want to also look at "The Greek Myths", by Robert Graves
Neither of them are a systematic Greek history, but both give a lot of insight into a lot of Greek day to day life and social organization.