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This board is dedicated to the discussion of history and the other humanities such as philosophy, religion, law, classical artwork, archeology, anthropology, ancient languages, etc. Please use /lit/ for discussions of literature. Threads should be about specific topics, and the creation of "general" threads is discouraged.

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Why are Anglos so weak at warfare?
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>>3270966
>Why are Anglos so weak at warfare?

Don't mind me, just defeating Europe.
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>>3270984
>An*loshit

Oh, look, it's the t*rk again.
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>>3270966
>Now you understand why they hide on their island.
>Somehow became the largest empire in world history

What?
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Reminder that there was a time where 1 in 4 people in the world were British subjects
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>>3272594
>1 in 4 people in the world were British subjects
>using a Koren comic as pic.

It's almost like Anglos really are asking to be displaced.

Why are Brits larping as Anglo-Saxons(germanic people) if they don't even look the part?
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>>3272613
Welcome to reddit

edit: thanks for the gold kind stranger!!!!>>3272613
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>genetics autism
North-west Europeans are so genetically similar that labels like "Celtic" and "Germanic" based off genetics alone are irrelevant. Culture, language, identity and history is what matters the most. Now that doesn't mean that, say, an African can be "Anglo-Saxon", but when choosing between labelling English people as Germanic or Celtic, the only reasonable option is to label them Germanic.

Keep in mind that the British Isles and much of Europe as a whole are genetically almost identical to the populations that lived there thousands of years ago, even before the Celtic language was spread to the British Isles. Really it makes just as much sense to call Brits "Bell Beakers" as it does to call them Celts.
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Modern English people are largely descendents from the Anglo-Saxon invadors.

Also, Brythonic and Gaelic tribe were genetically similar to the Germanic peoples due to the same Corded Ware origin.

https://youtu.be/_iVdy0s8ARE
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>>3272621

>Corded Ware
>Gaelic

Amerilard education
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>>3272512
Because it's part of their country's history?
Also those noble's masks look cool, that's always an important part of LARPing.

choose only one
why?
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>>3268481
The Great Hymn to Aten found in Ay's tomb
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>>3268438
Canaanite religion

HAIL MOLOCH
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>>3270662
overrated
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>>3268438
Well, considering the pantheons have equivalents in the other, and the Greeks and Egyptians were both aware of this, I'd say you don't really have to choose.
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>>3268496
It's quite likely that Homer never actually saw Mt Olympia (or mainland Greece for that matter.)
For most Greeks it was just where the gods lived, not a place to visit.

Is he only seen as a bad guy because he allied with Hitler?

Is his reputation really warranted?
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>>3272608
He's actions in Ethiopia and reputation surrounding his ideology would still doom him

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Do we have a /his/ version of this meme?
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>>3271002
Because of this, the meme watered down from the absurdity of Chad never hearing a song in his life to just Chad doing the opposite of what Virgin does and it's become really hit or miss.
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>>3269887
Nietzsche actually read all of Hegel when he was 20.
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>>3269896
t. Mobutu
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>>3267257

Vexilology thread. Post favorite historical/contemporary flags and OC if you have it.
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https://portlandflag.org/good-flag-bad-flag/

Is this a good guide for a newfag?
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>>3271441
Fuck, beat me to it. Here's a flag I found on /pol/ for a hypothetical "white-nationalist black-nationalist alliance".
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>>3271448

2:1
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>>3272020
It's funny because the essential idea that the races should have their own nations is entirely compatible, it's just a matter of them pissing each other off with racial slurs all the time and claiming the same territory.
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>>3272588
Nothing that gassing the cultural marxists, utilizing marxist rhetoric to prey on racial groups, couldn't fix.

Which god from a past polytheistic society is best god? And why is it Glycon?

>Slightly related: https://youtu.be/377Qjg0Fxog
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>>3272392
>Which god...

YOU MEAN "DEITY", NOT "GOD"; THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD: THE ABSOLUTE BEING.

NO DEITY IS BEST BECAUSE THE CONDITION OF DEITY ENTAILS IDOLATRY, AND IDOLATRY ITSELF PRECLUDES EXCELLENCE.
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>>3272392
I need me some more info on Glycon. The wikipedia article is pretty barebones.
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>>3272416

nah he means god

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Who was the biggest Chad in history?
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>>3263074
Cyrus the Great isn't a Chad.

He's the star athlete good grades student who was friends with everyone he met.
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>>3261686
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Subutai
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>>3269483
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Socrates.

Is it possible for a leader to be democratically elected by a means other than votes?
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>>3271196
>I mean you try having a lottery system expand out effectively into a nation the size of the U.S.
If the Pony Express could get a message across America in only ten days, then it wouldn't have been impossible for some backwoods farmer to be brought to Washington for their inauguration within two weeks.
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>>3270626
But all the greeks that voted were relatively wealthy (they had property rights at least) and powerful. Very few people actually had a say. And with less checks on power, people could just censor annoying people by having them exiled or poisoned.
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>>3272559
>But all the greeks that voted were relatively wealthy (they had property rights at least) and powerful.
Might be true in Sparta or Corinth, but in Athens every male over who had two Athenian parents was expected and even paid to participate in the voting process.
>Very few people actually had a say.
Anyone could give their opinion in the assembly, though of course aristocrats whose parents had paid good money for them to learn how to orate would run their mouths.
>And with less checks on power, people could just censor annoying people by having them exiled or poisoned.
They wanted to be able to kick out people who annoyed everyone with their inflexible demands or where just too power hungry, that's why ostracism was a thing.
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>>3272576
Athenian males with two Athenian parents were a tiny minority, was my point.

And people could killed for wrongthink, like Socrates was.
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>>3272587
The population of Athens varied considerably during the
classical period, with significant losses due to war (and ac-
companying plague) and emigration. We must distinguish
between the population of adult males, who alone had the
right to participate in government, and the entire population,
including women, children, foreigners, and slaves. There
may have been about 60,000 adult male citizens in the fifth
century, before the Peloponnesian War, and about 30,000 in
the fourth century. The entire citizen population, including
women and children, might have been 160,000 in the fourth
century. To this must be added about 25,000 resident aliens,
and at least 200,000 slaves.

http://homepages.gac.edu/~arosenth/265/Athenian_Democracy.pdf

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>>3272177
Bomber Harris do it again has been a German anti-fa meme longer than this board has existed
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>>3272244
its time to make that meme great again
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Reminder.
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Dresden didn't happen but I wish it did
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>>3272504

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Scouts report that these guys are coming to invade your barony.

What do you do?
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>>3272435
That plan is going to get you and all your subjects horribly killed
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>>3272486
How so?

The Mongols are not some invincible force as some people like to think. All they are is just a large force of cavalry with missile troops combined, they can be beaten and were beaten in open battle, you just have to have the tools to do so, and put them together properly.

Granted I'm no military man myself, so I'd probably most likely fail on the grounds of being unable to properly organise an army of tens of thousands under battlefield conditions.

If that's what you mean then yes, I'd probably get everyone killed.
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I guess I would play my knowledge of the country in my favour. I would hide all peasants behind castle walls and some of my forces to make them think we're all cowering behind walls while most of my men hide behind dense forests, caves and the sort. Then I guess I would start gorrilla warfare, taking them by suprise buttsex and make my men sally when needed. But then again, the mongols were so many in number i doubt i would have a chance.
Or maybe just use pikes and longbowmen against them while ambushers hide behind trees.
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>>3271018
since i'm in holland I would build on top of mounds with stakes and flood the area. next thing i'd do is recruit a fuckload of archers and train/breed dogs

this should deter them
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Solar eclipse is at hand so I pretend to be a shaman holding the power to block out the sun.
They'll ne scared and instantly grant me their leadership and all the ripe females for my superior shamanic sperm.

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Why do today's gangsters lack the honor that the old school gangsters had ?
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>>3271655
1) your ideas of "honor" are probably silly cuckoldry
2) gangsters aren't honorable
3) the differences in behavior and culture you perceive are mainly, shall we say "diversity"
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why do you assume they were honorable? they may dabble with romantic pretense for their ego's sake, or perhaps others recounting the stories might, but they sure as hell didn't. it's not the sort of industry that rewards honour or loyalty. criminality rewards ruthlessness and strength. i say this as someone who's spent far too much time around criminals of varying status, they suck man lol
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>>3272557
*weren't i should say pardon me im really tired
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>>3271711
They absolutely weren't. The whole bushido thing was pretty much invented in the late 19th century or there about.
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>>3271709

>tfw "whiteness" means american

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If Hitler hadn't gone into art or politics, what do you think he would have been like as a philosopher?
He had a very unique and interesting worldview based around the concept of struggle and seems like he could have been another in the long line of German continental philosophers.
Could he possibly be thought of as a type of Continental philosopher who sought to find or create meaning collectively through ethnic volkish nationalism as opposed to existentialist individualism from guys like Nietzsche and Stirner?
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>>3270635
We already have the answer for this question because Hitler was already a fucking philosopher
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Yes, he would be a continental philosopher like Heidegger or Foucalt.

They all have a peculiar love-hate relationship with the "natural". To manipulate the natural world effectively world one must embrace cold unforgiving natural selection and logic. However any notion that science can explain one's own psychology and motivations or even influence them is considered literal heresy, by both the left and the right mind. Hitler never questioned his hatred of the Jews and surety of Aryan superiority. The left stubbornly hold to the clean slate theory and the bias towards blaming capitalism for flaws in human nature. Very different conclusions, similar reasoning.
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>>3270635
Hitler, philosopher? The greatest kek ever. Ever read Mein Kampf? Hitler was real retard and idiot. Just this bullshit with "Aryans" proves it. He was strong street politician though, could make inspiring speeches during rallies, which was enough to win authority at that times. Initial success of Nazi Germany was due to general German discipline and efficiency, not due to 'talents' of this asshole.
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>>3271098
Mein Kampf wasn't meant as some honest philosophical treatise or anything, it was a political move first and foremost.
There's much better and more honest insight into his actual views based on his personal conversations with other Nazi members. For example, in public Hitler would talk about how he was a Christian because to admit to not being a Christian would have been politically suicidal, although in private he didn't believe in Christianity whatsoever.
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>>3271215
>can't be an atheist because atheism is for materialist commies
>can't be Christian because it glorifies meekness and compassion
>can't be a pagan and worship Odin either because that's for pathetic nerd LARPers like Himmler and would be ridiculed in modern age

How did Hitler resolve this.

Is there any reason to for an infertile man to live? I'm thinking I might kill myself. Having children was my only dream in life.
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>>3267392
To sum up what a good number of other people are trying to tell you here OP... You are capable of contributing to the human race in more ways than just having kids. But if having children is the only ambition you ever had then you've got another problem entirely and you're a waste.

If you don't want to be a waste then get on with life and contribute value of some sort, the things you do in life will ripple forward and influence other people around you, even well after you're dead. Those contributions will probably be small, unappreciated, and have consequences you'll never understand or be thanked for, but those contributions will matter nonetheless. Plenty of philosophers and scientists never had children but the things they accomplished still have effects that outlived them, and isn't that a kind of reproduction in itself?

Don't kill yourself, do something with your life.
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Kys
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>>3267445
Kill yourself then
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>>3267437
Just b yourself!
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>>3267392
Honestly, just kill yourself. If you can't conceive of a satisfactory life beyond spawning new genetic offshoots and attaching your self-worth to the idea that they'll carry on your legacy after you waste decades on cleaning up after their literal shit and mistakes and indoctrinating them with your memes, then you might as well just put yourself out of your misery now.



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