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For a safe and secure society
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I am the Senate!
when the Emperor does it it's not illegal!
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It's treason, then.
he will make it legal

Name a country with a more uninteresting history
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I'm Welsh, and even I'll admit that we never did anything.
Nice flag though
Are you serious?

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From an humanist viewpoint, is homosexuality acceptable?
Don't bring religion or /pol/ unless is it relevant society-wise, thanks.
I'm genuinely curious of what you think are the consequences of accepted homosexuality in society.
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you know you can just float on water here on earth with less difficulty and the same lack of harvestable resources
Animals have sentience as well but not sapience. And how do you account for the fact the homosexuality is fairly common in the animal kingdom?
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>mfw i just realized i'm living on a giant surfboard
As long as they're not the ones starting world wars

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Because nothing major is happening right now.
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>The Humboldt Forum will incorporate two existing museums, the Ethnological Museum of Berlin
That shit is so fucking retarded. The existing ethnological museum, while located at the outskirts of the city, is pretty massive and still in good shape. God, what an absolute waste of ressources better spent elsewhere
That's post-modernism. Good pics though, keep posting.
>whatchu want?
>just dystopia my shit up
>say no more, f.am
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Nah. That's all the good ones I had about modern architecture.
This one is very nice though it is interior design more than anything
learn to see the beauty in everything

Is nationalism dead?
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It's dead in the west, especially in the anglosphere. I think instead we will see larger transnational movements due to the increasing connectivity of the internet. Radical Islam is one example.
What is going on in this drawing?
Looks like a mix of several time periods of Polish history desu.
The german bugaboo has passed to poland. A hundred years hence we will hear of poland invading neighboring countries to reclaim ethnic polish land
>Slav squatting
Top kek

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If God exists then what created God?

>inb4 God created himself

Not an argument. And besides, that's basically the exact same stance as atheists who say the universe was created out of nothing.
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There's a needed if op make the cuestion.
Also, we can't deny something only because we can't had a prove of them. God is something like these, we can't affirm or deny anything of him.
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>I own a pink dog with a cat's tail.
>Y-you technically can't disprove that statement, therefore it's true!

God and the atheist nothing are the same, ie an infinite, uncreated creative power
> i beilive in chi
if you experience God, face to face, you will know it, and you will call him by his name
once you get a direct experience, all the description of God will suddenly make sense
words can't bring you closer to that experience
they can only give you an idea of "what" God is, same way they can give an idea of color to a blind person
by telling you metaphors and telling you what it isn't
but that idea will be wrong ...at best it'll be a pointer to something you don't know

>I don't believe in chi
>I know what chi is
pick one

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>Archaeologists in Germany have discovered a 9.7 million-year-old set of fossilised teeth they say could trigger the “rewriting" of human history.
>The dental remains were found by scientists sifting through gravel and sand in a former bed of the Rhine river near the town of Eppelsheim.
>They resemble those belonging to “Lucy”, a 3.2 million-year-old skeleton of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia.

>Their characteristics resemble African finds that are four to five million years younger than the fossils excavated in Eppelsheim.
>"I don't want to over-dramatise it, but I would hypothesise that we shall have to start rewriting the history of mankind after today," he said.


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Let's not forget haplogroups that somehow perfectly trace human migrations.
Impossible, this leaves no room for Yakub.
Yeah. Think this is /thread for me.
See you guys around in other threads.
what the fuck are you talking about? Did the phrase hominin confuse you? Maybe the classical definition of hominid is more your style.

>The earliest hominin fossils are from Africa

Not any more.

>there is an "ape-like" tooth in Europe
it's not defined as "ape-like". The teeth resemble very closely those of "Lucy" or Australopithecus afarensis, except they are 5,000,000 years older.

>While the molar shares characters with various other taxa, the canine reveals intriguingly potential hominin affinities: its lingual outline is clearly diamond-shaped; its ratio of lingual height / mesiodistal length is within the range of Australopithecus afarensis, Ardipithecus ramidus, Ardipithecus kadabba, and females of Pan troglodytes. The relative size of the canine, i. e. the ratio of the buccal heights of C and M1, is similar to those of e.g. Dryopithecus sp., Ankarapithecus meteai but also Ardipithecus ramidus. Both, reduced size and shape of the canine likely indicate that the new species from Eppelsheim had lost a honing (C/p3) complex already ca. 9.7 Ma ago. From all information gathered up to now, the question arises, if the newly discovered Eppelsheim species may be related to members of the African hominin tribe.

lolling at your damage control
journals and shit, idk

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Before guns were invented, was armed combat with swords really painful?
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not as painful as being riddled with bullets
I'd say no less painful than a firearm. I mean old firearms fired kinda large balls that stuck in your body.
Modern armed combat with swords apply anesthetics agent on contact making it painless?
for you
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Actually swords were considered more merciful than say bludgeons, axes, and war-hammers.

When noble was being executed they usually did it with an expert swords man while those not so high up (or the lord didn't like them) they'd get the axe which didn't always work on the first attempt.

Oh and being beat to death with a mace by internal bleeding due to broken bones... Well that was just a shitty way to go.

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Why did Muhammad love to fuck little children so much?
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>i don;t know what a marriage is.
ill wait for you guys to pull out your fedoras
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>muh aisha
this demonstrates the kaffir's confusion and lack of understanding when confronted with the wisdom of Allah
how about sources?
>In Medieval and early modern European societies, the age of marriage remained low, with documented cases of brides as young as seven years, although marriages were typically not consummated until the girl reached puberty (Bullough 2004). Shakespeare’s Juliet was just 13, and there is no hint in the play that this was considered to be exceptional. The situation was similar on the other side of the Atlantic; Bullough reports the case in 1689 of a nine-year-old bride in Virginia. At the start of the nineteenth century in England, it was legal to have sex with a 10 year-old girl.” [2]

I'm not even that guy but holy shit, this argument just makes westerners look like massive hypocrites
if you say its not okay for him to fuck aisha you're a dumb faggot

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So, what happened exactly? What happened when Jesus died? Was his body stolen or not? Was he really resurrected?
>So, what happened exactly?
Some dude emulated Socrates but with egalitarian principles.
>What happened when Jesus died?
Romans put down a troublemaker and made the mistake of creating a martyr.

The real question is, why did his followers ascribe miracles to his legacy on scripture, when followers of Socrates (like Plato) didn't?
Even with previous prophets like Zoroaster (who lived in the time of Cyrus) there was never any documents claiming he performed miracles, and I believe the early texts about Moses don't ascribe any other miracles than talking to God, either.

So what is the reason for this change? Previously, Euhemeric principles led to transition from famous figures into god-worship because oral tradition was still dominant (hence stories grew into myths). Famous figures either became (half-)gods (performing miracles, like Hercules or Theseus) or remained normal mortals. After the Greeks and people like Herodotes and Thucydides, people comitted more to paper and more rigorous fact-checking became a thing.

However, because Jesus was a figurehead in a community that was still not at this stage of civilization, his legacy again grew into miracles. But his ascension to godhood was stopped because the romans existed at the same time, and DID keep records.

Monotheism was on the rise in these communities (possibly influenced by the east after the Persian invasions of Greece), so proclaiming Jesus a half-god wasn't really an option. The only way to deal with the miracles was to proclaim him the one son of God, and this idea caught on and was transmitted to history by the Roman Civilization.
It was consumed by his disciples, the origin of the Eucharist
he was resuscitated being taken down from the cross (he wasn't there that long) and said a final goodbye to his disciples before going (back) to India, which is where the Wise men from the East had taken him in his childhood.

Resuscitation and resurrection are pretty much the same word.

His tomb is in Srinigar.

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Which is the greatest culture that had ever existed/exist?

Also, the cultural powerhouse in Asia/Europe in your opinion.
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>Middle East : Persia

Also Finns
Well, you forgot 中国
Inca culture
Sumerian, egypt is pretty cool but too autistic for my tastes

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Which ancient warrior would win in a 1v1 duel to the death? A 16th century knight or a Samurai from the same period? Assume they're about equal in skill and experience for the sake of argument.
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Not dead, just somewhat antiquated
armor has weak spots. Because a samurai is better with his sword he might be able to hit them easier
the line between ashigaru and low ranked samurai is really thin. there is probably a bigger gap between low ranked samurai and high ranked samurai
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These may be very late examples (~1490) and they're pretty much the transition from gothic to maximilian style but enough proof for me that it did happen. Augsburg and Innsbruck armourers made lots of obscure pieces for the high nobility such as rotating collar sallets and grand bascinet/sallet hybrids.
And then there's the alla tedesca style; italian export armors with gothic features for customers from germany and austria. I wouldn't be surprised if they were sometimes made with an armet instead of a sallet.
The "kastenbrust" armors from 1420-1450 were sometimes worn with armets too; I doubt they just dropped that kind of helmet entirely when the transition to the "gothic" style happened.
>because a samurai is better with a sword

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What went wrong?
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But my unimportant interpretation of some irrelevant concept must result in a schism/war.
Seems legit
>hey slavs here's the bible
>wow cool
>you have to learn latin tho
>ummm no they don't?
>yes they do!
>no, chill out bro just translate that shit
>whatever, I'll translate it for them myself
>bro wtf
Christianity went from a desert to a lot of different places. You can't expect a religion to remain uniform after that.

China in the early to mid 20th century was a divided shithole of poverty, corruption, and warlordism, like Africa today, it's why they were such easy pickings for the Japanese. However, the Communist Party was able to use ideology and military strength to forcefully unify all the disparate regions, peoples, and languages across a vast area to create a true national identity and implement a single common language. After some missteps by Mao, the strong central authority under Deng was key to implementing the policies allowing for industrialization and the economic miracle.

Bearing all that in mind, would it be possible for this same path to development and world relevance to be followed by Africa as well, that is, unification under a single powerful dictatorial bureaucracy and state capitalism?
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Actually no wait they need an African Qin Shi Huangdi.
Literally no chance unless it was done India-style
Maybe you can get an india-ish union, though you should get arabs out of it at some point(pakistan and bangladesh)
What a mess.

Start with unifying one country.
Because the Eternal Bantu doesn't want unity
He wants domination

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Gods... I hate Gauls.
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pretty good. Baktria is and always will be max comfy.
Racemixing is fun when you do it with equals.
>they removed unit mass from the game
Every fucking time. It exists and plays a role in the game. DEI even has maluses for formation breaches. You can legit form blocks and push through thinner lines and break enemy formations if you have the troops that are able to do that on a longer fight.
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>play as Julii
>take northern italy and then gaul
>hispania comes next
>turn on the other houses
>take Italy for myself, pursue Brutii through greece
>Southern Europe is mine
>so many troops in garrisons my economy is in shambles
>can't remove garrisons cause the cities will rebel
>cold war with the Scipii in North Africa
>can't expand
>slowly begin to fall apart
>that anon's just bad

Or I play on higher difficulty levels, or maybe I played the game before you did and things have changed. However, peope used to post webms in total war threads about how ridiculous roman infantry was, only people that didnt know had never played AGAINST the romans since they all chose to play as rome. A roman infantry unit used to be
-nigh invulnerable to missiles, even from behind. An entire unit of archers firing all of their volleys into the backs of a single cohort couldnt even take out half
-nigh invulnerable to hammer and anvil strikes, the heaviest cavalry in the game couldnt make a legionary cohort rout from multiple cycle charges, again all of this had webms made about it
-pulling out of combat with a cohort would merit virtually no casualties, you can break them off as soon as they get tired and easily pull them back, cycling your front line in this game so the infantry are always fresh means the roman infantry are utterly unstoppable in that mod. Like I said, theres no way it HASNT been patched by now from all the shit they got about it, I doubt any of you have played the version Im talking about.
Let me give you a comparison: A cohort in attila total war in testudo formation will take about as much damage from the front as a legionart cohort in DEI will take from the back with no testudo, at leasts thats how we tested it back then in /twg/ to prove how ridiculous it was, since the romaboos that played it enjoyed being OP

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