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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.

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.

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Anyone tried this?

Was thinking about giving it a whirl but don't want to waste my money if its just bullshit.
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>>2560696
Kinda related. I did ancestry.com and it was pretty good. If you think knowing your genetic ancestry is worth 99$ than go for it.

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When the founding fathers wrote the freedom of religion into costitution, did they mean to include atheists?
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>>2562215
>atheist prayers

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School me on the Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period.
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Cao Cao did nothing wrong.
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>muh benelovence
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I would like this a lot more if every bit of media associated with it didn't use dumb fantasy armor
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>>2561750
it is a shit, not nearly as interesting as the japs and their clans
>>2562181
dont even bother, its boring as fuck in substance

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When did you realize he was actually the bad guy?
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>>2561157

The territory went to his generals, and those lands helped shaped the world for a long time.
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>>2561092
Yeah and we aren't in those days anymore faggot
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>>2557862
>Dunno why the sculptors made him look like a pretty boy in the other ones

Because the Greeks were big fans of the ephebe
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>>2560112
>Macedonian Barbarian
Oxymoron.
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>>2555202
THIS

He destroyed Zoroastrianism

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Why did this small region produce 99% of human accomplishments?
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>>2558971
>independently

sure.
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>used to think China invented lots of things
>all the constant chink butthurt on /his/ made me start looking it up
>turns out they literally only invented gunpowder

fucking kek
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>>2546480

High genetically-determined intelligence.

Relatively small area with lots of navigable water, but also broken up by lots of rough and complex terrain features - this encouraged the development of a mass of small societies trading and fighting with each other, thereby experimenting a lot, rather than of big monolithic empires that would fixate on one approach to existence and stagnate.

Temperate climate, not too cold or too hot. Weather just rough enough to force people to innovate, but not so rough as to force them to spend all their energy fighting the elements.
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This map gives me feels of how cozy the Mediterranean region could still be today if Islam and Arab niggers hadn't ruined half of it.

Just imagine we could be master race bros with Anatolians and Levantines, Mesopotamians and Copts.

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/his/ memes
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>>2560408

Ha ha I get it! Your filename says elephants but the story is obviously ant-sized. The juxtaposition is a work of art. Bravo!

This is definitely YLYL material
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>>2560124
>polandball

really made me think
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Why do leftists hate white people?
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because the left champions and favors victims, as they would depend on the state, and white people can actually handle their own shit and prefer to be left alone.
white people are seen as aggressors
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They don't, other than a few "intersectional" knobs who have no actual power and some FBI plants intended to divide and conquer groups like Occupy and BLM. You should go back to your containment board.
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>>2561691
what a loaded question, what people and events are you actually referring to when you say "leftists"?
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>>2562107
/lefypol/ detected
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Why do retards post /pol/ threads on /his/?

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Thoughts on the BBC documentary '1066 a year to conquer'.
I was able to get 10 minutes in before I quit.
>Harland and his forces constantly called Vikings
>'Danes another force of Vikings conquered England in the 8th century'
>typical mail coithes without any padding or actually being tied on
>calling the 3 claimants warlords and not claimnants or prospective kings
>claiming William had fought for his title since he was 7, despite being content with his regent council often changing
>shitty live action footage which is repeated at least twice in those first 10 minutes
Overall just a documentary for normies
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I'm noticing England making documentaries and works on the 1066 dual invasions like this and The Battle for Middle-Earth mini-series. I wonder if we'll ever get a big budget film or TV show that accurately depicts the race for England between Harold, Harald and William? I'd kill to see the English resistance such as Eadric the Wild, Hereward the Wake and Earl Waltheof given screen time.
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>>2557316

not much of a contest then
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>>2560272

Moors aren't KANGZ. They are Arab, Persian, Tuareg, et cetera. Yes, there were African elements but they were vastly the minority. The advisor being African is doubtful at best.

Just another excuse for British media to have KANGZ in every show and movie these days.
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The BBC really has gone to complete shit. I still remember when they produced good documentaries, now it's just America tier.
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>>2562195
Moors was used in the Middle Ages to refer to blacks, not ethnic North Africans.

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What was the worst ivention in the history of mankind?
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>>2550482
>what are nukes
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>>2561898

I like to call them "nukies" :)
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>>2561856
Kek
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>>2561690
Degenerate

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>>2561699
Not even art
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the poster above me is baiting. dont give him the (you)s he craves
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Why was white bread such a relative luxury in the past? Was wheat really that expensive? All sources indicate that only aristocracy and rich people ate white bread lin larger numbers while commoners mostly ate ones made from rye and oats.
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>>2557952
Praise god when it allows you moral high ground on anonymous image board, revert to atheism when it's time to prance around your voodoo wine plots MUH TERRRRRRIOORRR THE SOUL OF MY ANCESTORS MAKES MY WINE & BEER TASTE GUUUUDDD LOL FUCKING AMERICANS WITH NO SOOUUULLL
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>>2557962
Are you having a brain aneurysm, DeShawn?
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>>2557972
>le allcaps = MAD meme

Praise god when it allows you moral high ground on anonymous image board, revert to atheism when it's time to prance around your voodoo wine plots MUH TERRRRRRIOORRR THE SOUL OF MY ANCESTORS MAKES MY WINE & BEER TASTE GUUUUDDD LOL FUCKING AMERICANS WITH NO SOOUUULLL
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>>2554244
If you don't have to cook the food, it's a luxury meal.
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>>2555571
Hhahahha no. Food and air.

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I thought the meme "Hitler did nothing wrong" was a joke until i watched an eye-opening 6 hour documentary which outlines the true story of Hitler's rise and events through WWII (see "The Greatest Story Never Told").

>Germany was screwed over at the end of WWI (which Germany had won) by the treaty of Versailles (see "the stab in the back")

>War of 1918, communist Jews from Russia use Germany's weak state and try to overthrow the government, sparking a civil war

>Hitler created over 6 million jobs in 2 years and made the greatest economic recovery in history

>Jews made up 2% of the German population yet comprised over 50% of media, 70% of judges, and nearly 100% of the banking system

>Hitler was compassionate towards Jews by agreeing to let them immigrate to Palestine with all of their assets from 1933- start of WWII (see the Haavara Agreement)

>Poland started WWII by inflicting atrocities on ethnic Germans inside Poland (see Danzig Massacres)

>Russia and Germany invaded Poland together but the allies only waged war against Germany

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>>2561787
correct. Nazi Germany would have collapsed into the greatest economic crisis the world had ever seen and taken all friendly countries with it as soon as they ran out of room to expand
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>>2560072

But why did the Jews get Israel tho?
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>>2562178
it can be good, but if you've studied a topic in depth you often find the articles leave out important parts, although I guess maybe that's my fault for not expanding the articles
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>>2562189
ironically enough the balfour declaration was made because of an antisemitic belief that it would score GB good boy points with the global jewish conspiracy and they would get better deals from banks
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>>2562178
>Man, this website is so much better than what my educators portray it as.

I just had to abandon a reply here because I didn't find the German navy memorandum from 1928 which said the capture of Norway's coast was crucial for the next war, there was a short German text saying that this was the number one cause for the attack, not the iron ore.
There still is much more in books than on Wiki/online...

What made the Duke of Marlborough a particularly great commander?
People talk about him like he is on the level of Napoleon or Caesar or something.
Is it just Britibongs obsessing over their only semi relevant commander?
Or was he really that good?
And if so, why?
As far as I can see he had one great battle (Blenheim), that was won pretty much entirely because of the bravery of Eugene and the resolve of his men
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>>2561850
Well, /his/ contains more than one brit...
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>>2561865
but rebelled at the idea of being forced t tae arms against him.

the allies owned the french in the northern theatre, and the british got the closest thing to a desirable outcome that was possible fr them after the death of joseph I - at which point allied victory meant the union of the austrian and spanish crowns a outcome at least as undesirable as a bourbon on the throne.


>>2561376
still hasnt been answered BTW.

no citation of british troops being bad n the battlefield, badly led ocassionally, and badl supplied sometimes, but never being fund wanting on a battlefield
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>>2561838
All this post does is expose jealousy desu
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>>2561891
Yep
The British jealousy toward France that is hard to detect on /his/ due to lack of flags
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>>2562125
never understood why the english shuld be thought jealous of the french, scornful yes, contemptuous frequently, pitying frequently, but jealous?

the english beat the french, they amassed a larger empire, more wealth, a far larger modern global influence and a far more profound influence on the course of human destiny, all the french have in which they can claim is slightly better cooking, and a short corsican who lost

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Does anyone else feel like they'd genuinely enjoy being part of a mass movement?

The pageantry and spectacle,the sense of purpose and being part of something greater than yourself, the community, the feeling of invincibility. You look back at these rallys in Germany and Russia and understand why it was so seductive.
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>>2560157
Of course I feel it OP.

Which is how I can defend myself against it.

>mfw incorporated the Shadow

Feelsgoodman.
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>>2561736
kek
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join army
spend 1 hour standing up
my feet hurt, i am thirsty, the sargeant told me that if i move he will beat me


and then make this thread again
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>>2561799

>join army
>comradeship
>get fit
>get to kill people

Was there a downside?
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>>2561736
That's actually quite true.

Almost all of them are starving for the tiniest moment to reunite and establish an islamic empire/caliphate .



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