[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vr / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k / s4s / vip / qa] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / asp / bant / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / wsg / wsr / x] [Settings] [Home]
Settings Home
/his/ - History & Humanities

4chan Pass users can bypass this verification. [Learn More] [Login]
  • Please read the Rules and FAQ before posting.

05/04/17New trial board added: /bant/ - International/Random
10/04/16New board for 4chan Pass users: /vip/ - Very Important Posts
06/20/16New 4chan Banner Contest with a chance to win a 4chan Pass! See the contest page for details.
[Hide] [Show All]

RIP Stephen Hawking 1942-2018 🙏

Janitor acceptance emails will be sent out over the coming weeks. Make sure to check your spam box!

[Catalog] [Archive]

File: Herodotus.jpg (2.58 MB, 1739x2100)
2.58 MB
2.58 MB JPG
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.

For the purpose of determining what is history, please do not start threads about events taking place less than 25 years ago. Historical discussions should be focused on past events, and not their contemporary consequences. Discussion of modern politics, current events, popular culture, or other non-historical topics should be posted elsewhere. General discussions about international culture should go on /int/.

/his/ is not /pol/, and Global Rule #3 is in effect. Do not try to treat this board as /pol/ with dates. Blatant racism and trolling will not be tolerated, and a high level of discourse is expected. History can be examined from many different conflicting viewpoints; please treat other posters with respect and address the content of their post instead of attacking their character.

When discussing history, please reference credible source material, and provide as much supporting information as possible in your posts.

File: IMG_2477.jpg (33 KB, 280x186)
33 KB
What do you think of them? Are you one? Why?
201 replies and 30 images omitted. Click here to view.
You can LARP as apache, sioux or half-indian

Mexicans have fought in every war since the Texan Revolution tho
File: Battle of Fort Wagner.jpg (693 KB, 1560x1083)
693 KB
693 KB JPG

Not entirely true. Wagner was so badly damaged in the fighting that the Confederates abandoned it less than two months after the battle (shelling had led the fort to become partially flooded with seawater and it contaminated the fresh water supply.).
The reenactors you meet in bars in st Augustine are based af and take their jobs very seriously. They are also very knowledgeable but them a round of your there and you'll have a good /his/ discussion
>Tuskegee Airman anon appears at WW2 reenactment
>riding a bicycle with a bunch of cardboard taped around it to make it look like a plane
>making a buzzing noise by blowing into a comb with a piece of paper on it

File: 1499134944793.jpg (243 KB, 1280x861)
243 KB
243 KB JPG
Why didn't the British ally with Nazi Germany to defeat the Soviet Union? Why did they find German control of Europe to be more of a threat than Soviet control?
14 replies omitted. Click here to view.
Because when you have an idea, and you become obsessed with implementing the idea, you get upset at people who arent implementing something as effective as your idea, you mentally appoint yourself the responsibility and right to begin running everything
Germany before the war went through a massive military buildup, and their military spending as a percentage of GDP was far higher than the other great powers. Even in 1938 the UK and the Soviet Union spent nearly the same percentage on defense, while Germany's was more than twice as much. As a result, everyone in a 2,000km radius saw them as a threat.
>Fascism was very opposed to the idea of monarchies and aristocracy
But where were they going with this Thousand Year Reich? Hypothetically, after they conquered Europe and eventually the world, what would they want?
who is it?
I explained why

File: 1521323329830.png (232 KB, 879x788)
232 KB
232 KB PNG
>Monarchy will outlive democracy
14 replies and 2 images omitted. Click here to view.
>muh democracy is the best 4ever
Don't worry, when everyone's living in contractual-constitutional states, while many of them will be monarchies, there will be a few democracies then, too.
Communism is not a "system of rule" you mongoloid mutt. Communism is an economic system. A Communist nation can be ruled by a dictator, parlaiment or any other means of governance. Learn something of politics before you try to talk about them idiot.

>Saying that democracy is worse than communism makes you a communist
This is the reasoning of a lower-spectrum autist. If I say Nazism was worse than Communism am I a Nazi? If I say Latinas are less hot than Asians do I love Asians?
File: MuhVictory+.jpg (39 KB, 525x340)
39 KB
>Emperors didn't constantly have to circlejerk about how good they were.
This is a history board, sir.
File: download.jpg (10 KB, 182x277)
10 KB
Society will always favor individuals over more abstract shared power systems. Individuals have potential, they don't have the same level of corruption or baggage inherent in a mature democracy. They can come in and change things that the status que will never touch.
>they don't have the same level of corruption or baggage inherent in a mature democracy
>Using a jingoistic nepotist as an example

File: being good at war.png (227 KB, 641x728)
227 KB
227 KB PNG
Why is Britain so good at "tactical victories"?
15 replies and 5 images omitted. Click here to view.
Because they had a world class navy which gave them a degree of flexibility and mobility that no European power had enjoyed since the Viking Age.
File: 1418845764561.jpg (24 KB, 303x306)
24 KB
>Moore was joined at Astorga by General Romana leading the remnants of Spanish forces and Romana proposed they make a stand. However Moore declined and continued his running away

>at Bembibre on 2 January, hundreds of British soldiers got so inebriated on wine, and not for the first or last time,[52] that they had to be abandoned and were captured or cut to pieces by the pursuing French dragoons.[53]

> French pursuit was so close there was not time enough for Paget, commander of the British rear guard, to complete the hanging of three British soldiers, as an example, for the pillaging a Spanish town.[54]

The absolute state of the british army
not him, but completely re-read his post
he is defending the concept of tactical victories like dunkirk you autism
*the winning army
Because when you have naval supremacy, as long as your troops aren't killed you can redeploy then in near any coastal area and start the war again. That's why, in case you forgot, Britain won both of those wars.

Would England have been more or less relevant over the centuries if it remained under Anglo-Saxon rule? Would Britain have become as powerful as it did? Would Britain even exist?
55 replies and 2 images omitted. Click here to view.
Is this compliment or bad compliment? I don't know who Tolkein is.
He was the author of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Wow what a stupid man
They're international bestsellers
Fantasy books are gay to me. Why fantasize about what's not real? It's gay.

File: meme.png (2.71 MB, 1623x1115)
2.71 MB
2.71 MB PNG
>be Nazi Germany in 1940
>create combat outfit composed of thugs and criminals "convicted of major crimes such as premeditated murder, rape, arson and burglary"
>"terrifying rabble" of "cut-throats, renegades, sadistic morons, and cashiered rejects from other units"
>unit turns out to be an almost comical band of fuckups who were kicked out of every major field command they were assigned to and whose most noteworthy achievement was sadism and brutality that appalled even the most notorious architects of the Holocaust

>be Louisiana in 1861
>create combat outfit composed of “the lowest scum of the lower Mississippi...adventurous wharf rats, thieves, and outcasts...and bad characters generally”
> the worst men I ever saw…. I understand that they are mostly wharf rats from New Orleans, and Major Wheat is the only man who can do anything with them. They were constantly fighting with each other. They were always ready to fight, and it made little difference to them who they fought.”
>unit turns out to be one of the best in the Confederate Army, earning a legendary reputation for being utterly fearless and hard-fighting, becoming the Army of Northern Virginia's premiere shock troops alongside the Texas and Stonewall Brigades

Where did we get it so right where the Krauts got it so wrong?

Did they fear the Southern Warrior?


Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
10 replies and 5 images omitted. Click here to view.
Did you save that post by any chance?

Yep. Got it right here.

>Anne Frank is 9 months pregnant writing her diary about how she fears for her child being born into a world ruled by Nazis
>Negroid SS soldier bursts into her attic
>"muh dik, Jewish bitches, sheeeeiiiittt"
>"No please! I'm pregnant. Don't hurt my baby."
>"That baby gonna come out carmel colored by the time I'm through with yah."
>music from the Mad Max Fury Road trailer begins playing in the background
>"Da fuck?"
>50 men clad in white hoods carrying torches ride over the nearby hill on horseback
>"What's this cracka shit?"
>cries of "yee haw" become increasingly audible

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.

It's basically a mix of Birth of a Nation, Django Unchained and Inglorious Bastards references.
Cool thx
doesn't that support his point?

File: gI5enRD.jpg (583 KB, 1850x1041)
583 KB
583 KB JPG
If Japan had avoided war with Britain and the United States during WWII and focused instead on Dutch, Chinese, and Soviet holdings, it could have achieved its war goals. Prove me wrong.
83 replies and 5 images omitted. Click here to view.
>war with Britain

This is even worse than the other Brit delusions about WW2. Britain in the Pacific was a non-entity.
>If Japan had avoided war with Britain and the United States during WWII and focused instead on Dutch, Chinese, and Soviet holdings

you really think would let Japan build up a nice little pacific empire without getting involved? War with the US was inevitable, why do you think they surprise attacked them?
Alright /his/ riddle me this: what if the bong commander isn't a turbo pleb and doesn't surrender Singapore without a proper fight? Obviously not Stalingrad tier but a determined defence.

The japs seemed incredibly lucky that they won
Wasn't the US planning on getting rid of the Phillipenes at some point? Like it wasn't profitable and all so why didn't the Japs just try to buy it?
File: sn.png (427 KB, 646x1096)
427 KB
427 KB PNG
Why do you even mention Britain as if they had been relevant to the Japanese defeat, when they got absolutly BTFO by Japs?

Your sentence should have been
>If Japan had avoided war with the United States during WWII and focused instead on British, Dutch, Chinese, and Soviet holdings, it could have achieved its war goals.

And the answer is yes

File: 1474565436596.gif (618 KB, 500x344)
618 KB
618 KB GIF
What are the main problems that caused India to lag behind China in terms of industrialization in the 2nd half of the 20th century?

Post-independence India certainly had decent growth, but China's was insane. What happened?
18 replies and 3 images omitted. Click here to view.
File: ChinChong.jpg (146 KB, 529x458)
146 KB
146 KB JPG
Nigger, the era of the 'Mandate of Heaven' is over.
Xi dynasty is gonna become a thing, mark my words..
China isn't interested in having emperors anymore. Yuan Shikai tried to make himself emperor, that didn't work out so good for him.
India's genetic potential IQ is over 90, and most countries with IQs that high are richer than China. If the Indians had run their country even as well as Greece or Portugal they would exceed Chinklandia

File: finland-flag.png (7 KB, 844x520)
7 KB
>Character who's forced to work for the villains because of sympathetic reasons but redeems himself in the end
66 replies and 31 images omitted. Click here to view.
its mild,healthy racism
How new?
>Sweden? He fought in the war, you know. His wife left him when he got back.
>Charles Foster Kane
>Anakin Skywalker
>Seth Brundle/Brundlefly
>Victor Frankenstein
>Michael Corleone
>Thorin Oakenshield
The edgelord of history?

I'll start with an easy one, Boudica - both a colossal piece of shit AND incompetent.
103 replies and 14 images omitted. Click here to view.
This nigga actually fell for the judging historic people by our standards-meme
gassed ethiopians, sent cyrenaican civilians to concentration camps and made the italian airforce commit indiscriminate bombings against spanish civilians while aiding the nationalists in the civil war
File: _329-11-1007_mirror_.jpg (846 KB, 2958x2961)
846 KB
846 KB JPG

Only in the sense that she hid her lack of resources behind her religion.

People harp on her "Suffering is Holy" shit, but what would you rather have her do, say "Lol, sorry senpai, we don't have the resources to lessen your suffering, it's all meaningless"

She never actively denied treatment to anyone when it was available.

Can someone give me the quick rundown on the wars of the roses?
Seems like a really interesting epoch in history
86 replies and 12 images omitted. Click here to view.
No it was john Galt
Game of thrones
>no Normandy
Wew lad
W8 do bobby not killing THE WHOARRRR is what started the war of the roses
Also holy fuck only just realise daemyrs is suppoused to be Edward Vii so will win this war
>Edward VII
I don't think so

Trump is a Scot.

File: comfy.jpg (19 KB, 312x297)
19 KB
/comfy/ documentaries
22 replies and 5 images omitted. Click here to view.
File: bowl-cut-for-days.jpg (33 KB, 600x498)
33 KB

>Did you ever stop and think of what freeing the oppressed might do to the oppressors?

Who the fuck cares?
you've really created an abomination when the society is dependent on slavery, especially by that point. regardless of the true motivations of the power in the north or the average soldier it had to end. party over. you can't own people anymore. time to learn how to not be a fucking barbarian.
Because they are part of the country, and this refusal to open a difficult, long-running dialogue almost dissolved the Union.

Slavery is obviously an evil, but the results are I think worse. Surely no one thinks blacks are well-off being permanent welfare recipients. And the South is widely derided and mocked by coastal elites. It has been a disaster from day one.
File: ww2.jpg (89 KB, 807x605)
89 KB

File: Marcus Aurelius.jpg (137 KB, 479x600)
137 KB
137 KB JPG
Stoicism is making a comeback. What other ancient bleiefs should return?
107 replies and 17 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>only eat two meals a day

You need 3 per day fool.
File: diogenes detail.jpg (38 KB, 400x602)
38 KB
according to some normie health advisory maybe
File: 1520359589932.jpg (9 KB, 225x225)
9 KB
>Why run away, my little Phoenician?
File: 1520635285142.jpg (65 KB, 640x736)
65 KB
Street pick up my dude
Wrong Zeno, mate. You're think of the other Zeno.

File: bucket.jpg (312 KB, 925x801)
312 KB
312 KB JPG
ITT we will look into the biblical story and its meaning, we will compare it to other mythologies and legends and see how it all fits and what we can confirm with the mainstream narrative

Pic related. My theory it depicts knowledge, as those people are the keeper of knowledge, or bringer of that.
The mayan/aztec one seems to depicts quetzacoatl I assume which is said to have brought that for the aztecs.

Göbekli tepe apparently talks about a comet bringing civilization.

In case of the sumerian i suppose it is enki
>Enki (/ˈɛŋki/; Sumerian: dEN.KI(G)𒂗𒆠) is the ancient Sumerian god of water, knowledge (gestú, literally "ear"), mischief, crafts (gašam), and creation (Nudimmud: nu, likeness, dim mud, make beer)

Same role Quetzacoatl took, bringing knowledge, or Satan with the apple. Prometheus who brought the fire very well could be the same enthity, Lucifer. The Kabba in Mecca supposedly contains a meteorite, which might be the one Göbekli Tepe speaks of or Satan that was thrown to earth
but i assume there is more to it

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
16 replies and 11 images omitted. Click here to view.
File: nodosaur.jpg (324 KB, 1900x1268)
324 KB
324 KB JPG
>The most common method of fossilization is called permineralization, or petrification. After an organism's soft tissues decay in sediment, the hard parts — particularly the bones — are left behind.
>Water seeps into the remains, and minerals dissolved in the water seep into the spaces within the remains, where they form crystals. These crystallized minerals cause the remains to harden along with the encasing sedimentary rock.
>In another fossilization process, called replacement, the minerals in groundwater replace the minerals that make up the bodily remains after the water completely dissolves the original hard parts of the organism.

So basically they get buried by some mud which is under water. Assuming a great flood hit them like the one in the bible or the countless other floodmyths across the world, wouldnt that meet the conditions?

>11In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.
>fountains of the great deep
Thousands of years later there is a discovery making it possible those fountain of the great deep actually exist

soft dinosaur tissue discovered on dinosaur bones

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
File: behemoth.jpg (23 KB, 300x252)
23 KB
this pyramid they dug out appearently is 6k years old and on the bottom it has written "the son of the creator comes from here". however since this is a really old language (and this is purely my ignorant assumption) i dont think thats what it says literally, but more something like "son of creator comes here" or something similar basically even back then talking about the messiahs, the son of God, (jesus?) coming to earth.

The Native Americans have legends of a pale prophet that healed the people and teached them. Was this Jesus?

one theory of mine is that the messiah came to all cultures in different forms. In the middle east he came as jesus, Son of God, performing miracles and teaching about the most high.
the nordic and greek myths I feel are distorted versions of the same story, having the most high, God, as the most high god with angel being lower gods.
he came to the nordics as the mighty warrior which was valued among those people (and again son of God) thor
in greece he came again as the son of god, hercules, getting rid of the monsters that plagues them for so long.
in america he came as shaman and healer
and in asia he came as buddha, as a teacher where the people or he himself did focus more on the self and the nature of reality than God and angels and so on.

i know this is pretty heretic, but it would make sense if he would appear as whatever is most respected in those cultures.
>Jesus took them all by stealth, for he did not appear as he was, but in the manner in which they would be able to see him. He appeared to them all. He appeared to the great as great. He appeared to the small as small. He appeared to the angels as an angel, and to men as a man

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
File: Sethos temple.jpg (150 KB, 502x310)
150 KB
150 KB JPG
Pic related, allegedly they overlayered 2 different symbols with parts of the rock breaking away.
But non of the writings mentioned here
show their names like they supposedly were according to the (((debunk))) accuratly
Furthermore the egyptians (or who ever actually build the pyramids) were absolutely precise about everything in their monuments, probably wouldnt just make such poor work. Im not buying it. So I wonder is it depicting the past or the future?

>In June 2002, a 270 million-year-old “hidden words stone” was discovered in Guizhou, China. A crack that formed 500 years ago in a large stone revealed six clearly discernible Chinese characters; the characters represent “The Chinese Communist Party Collapses [Zhong Guo Gong Chan Dang Wang].”


There are fossilized footprints of humans that are 290 million years old

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You post this shit nearly every day on /pol/ stay there and cut the bullshit with this pseudoscience history whatever you want to call it almost all of these have been debunked to be hoaxes and they are at best elaborate conspiracy theories, history is interesting enough without mixing in this fantasy reptilian anunaki pseudohistory bullshit, read books not blog posts and articles from schizophrenic idiots. Ive noticed you take an interest in the ancient near east so why dont you start with A History of the Ancient Near East by Marc van de Nieerop and start really UNDERSTANDING their thought processes and circumstances that lead them to be superpowers of their era, youre not going to figure out shit with this copy paste shit.
File: giant wall 1.jpg (529 KB, 800x529)
529 KB
529 KB JPG
Pic related, shoriah mountains in russia. How were these moved and stacked upon another

>no arguments
k. and i would stay on /pol/ if mods werent faggots. thought i test new waters and see if people here have new information to contribute.

Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.