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There's been more than enough comparing the military of Rome and China. How about comparing them in other ways? For example, which had
>more effective government
>better architecture
>more organized bureaucracy
>better quality of life for citizens
>more influence on neighbors
>more sophisticated culture
>more enduring legacy
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>>356820e
>more effective government
China
>better architecture
Roughly Equal
>more organized bureaucracy
China
>better quality of life for citizens
China for the average joe, roughly equal for upper classes
>more influence on neighbors
Roughly equal
>more sophisticated culture
Highly subjective
>more enduring legacy
Rome
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>>3568203
>we wuz finns n shieet vs we wuz hwans n shieet
Pathetic
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>>3569028
>the People's Republic of China is more like Rome compared to many western democracies
Thats probably because the Roman Republic was a terrible system which relied on corruption to function. We have better democracies in the west now partly because we have records of how bad the Roman political system was.
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>>3569252
>We have better democracies in the west now
>Popular hysteria is the basis of sound government
LMAO!
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>>3569156
>China
Look up the Dujiangyan, the Stone Cattle Road, the Grand Canal, the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, etc.

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>Recommend books

>Get book recommendations

MY RECOMMENDS:
* The Proud Tower
* George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm
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>>3569090

Sleepwalkers is about the origins of the Great War. Starts off with the Serbian machinations, then the various European alliances and political stuff. Then the pace picks up as it goes through the assassination, then July Crisis, and finally mobilization.

The Guns of August deals more with the events of July and August, up until the start of the Battle of the Marne. There's also a chapter about Schlieffen Plan and Plan XVII.

Both are great books, though I personally prefer The Sleepwalkers. I actually suggest reading both - start with the Sleepwalkers to familiarize yourself with the people involved. Then Guns of August for the events after the July Crisis, where Sleepwalkers ends.
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I'm reading The Rise and Fall of Communism by Archie Brown. From what I have read thus far I can say it's an excellent book and it gives you an in-depth analysis of each Communist state, as well as non-ruling Communist parties and the historical background to the divergence of socialism and Communism, and is structured chronologically. Before this I read Comrades by Robert Service, but this one is more in-depth and less Russo-centric in its scope.
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Magicians of the gods
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>>3560925
Update.
Done.
Honestly the second to last chapter (before the review and conclusion) gets the point of the second half of the book across.
Fuck the pope, and fuck religious leaders in general, just believe in Jesus.
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>>3568316
Fagles for the real experience. Pope is Pope.

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My vote is for bubonic plague era Europe. People dropping like flies all around always wondering if you were next, must have sucked
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>>3567368
this
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>>3568063
Nice spacing
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>>3568081
Much more likely it sits in the top 20. Americans don't know how good they have it.
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>>3567004
>be small-time noble
>economy is in the shitter
>isolate yourself as best you can
>all your rich relatives drop dead
>tfw you inherit all their wealth
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>>3567004
Northern Germany during the 30 years war was pretty bad.

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Everybody knows it at heart. Austrians are the real representation of all of the virtues of the Germanic people. """""Germany"""" by contrast, is nothing more than their devolved northern brethren, and certainly not German. Consider for example, the historical origin of """""Germany""""", by Prussia, who were once nothing more than savage baltic tribes, basically forestniggers. Now, forest niggers can be evolved, look at Gaul where a combination of Gaullic virtue, honor, and valor, combined with Roman eloquence, sophistication, discipline, and brilliance produced the greatness of France, but the Prussians never had a chance to be civilized. Modern day """"Germany""""" should be properly renamed into Prussia, and Austria reclaim its rightful title as the real Germany.

Such is the generosity of the French people, so strong its faith in the eternal and
indestructible nature of mankind, that it’s no surprise to see it, in all innocence, trusting in
the eventual victory of humanity, continuing with the student exchange program, as if
Germany were still Germany, the way France is still France, as if the language of the
Third Reich were still a German language that one could and ought to learn—and not the
barbarous stammering and whining it has become ….
No, if French children want to learn German, there is a country where they’ve spoken
good German since the days of Walther von der Vogelweide; and the country is
Austria….
So let people set up a Franco-Austrian children’s exchange! In Austria the children of
France will learn a true, a free German! And their young souls will not have to struggle
with the weight of having seen a country that smells of arson and murder: an un-German
land.—Joseph Roth408
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Austrians are alpine celts though, they don't even look like Germans. Thei language changed because they were conquered by the Bavarians.
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A new pasta?
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>>3568447
Again, its just like barbarians like the Northern """"""Germans"""""", to, instead of responding logically, to go MUH ARMIES, or MUH WARS, motherfukka. It just shows that the Northern """""""Germans"""""""" are incapable of thought beyond crude violence inherited from their Prussian ancestors.
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>>3568391
>>3568409
>>>/pol/
>>>/gsg/
>>>anywhere but here please
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>>3568391
>the second largest city in Austria and the capital of Styria is named Graz (Gratz in old timey German) which directly derives from Slavic 'Gradec' which itself is a diminutive of Slavic 'Grad' (a fortification or castle and later meaning settlement)
100% aryan germanic masterrace

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Two part question.
How much did people drink around the ancient Greece times? Let's say Athens, was it like just reserved for symposiums or were people constantly drinking?

Which history period had the most drinking?
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>>3569161
There wasn't anything liek vodka until 14th century. They only had beer and wine. Also roman soldiers drank watered down cheap wine so it was not uncommon and pretty much everyone who is not slave drank wine.
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>>3569230
You got a point.
Nowdays people tend to stop binging earlier than in the older days.
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>>3569211
You cant have %60 without distillation. Don`t pull stuff out of your ass.
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>>3569185
>Muslims don't drink
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>>3569323
Thanks for the correction anon.
Too bad you can only be a cunt about it, though. How about you actually contribute in a meaningful way, shitstain?

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Why is french philosophy so gay?
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>>3568718
>laughs at your numale ass in Rabelais
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Isn't the "french" part pretty telling? fuck did you expect
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>>3568718
You said gay twice...
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>>3568718
t. Chomksy
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>>3568718
*teleports behind you*

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Let's post some great /his/ (or /his/ related) threads
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>>3567795
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Could 1943 Nazi Germany defeat 1914 Soviet Union
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>>3567664
phoneposting+rabbitposting
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Why didn't Africa develop guys!?!?!?

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What do you think would happen if you told Cortes that his God was false to his face?
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>>3568506
He'd tie you up and have his men garrotte you at the first opportunity.
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>>3568666
Those were better times desu.
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>>3568506
If we were mano amano we would duel to the death, if he had his men I would die a painful death. Death seems to be a constant.

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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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>>3562258

tie between Imperial Germany and the British Empire
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>>3562258
>Which is the greatest culture that had ever existed/exist?
aztec 2bh
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Based sun worshipper

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why nations like poland didn't just build a wall across their borders to recompensate for their shitty geographical position that is hard to defend?
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>>3568045
nighger
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>>3566999
Citation needed. That sounds interesting.
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>>3561568
>You can paint the whole world and call it Poland for all I care, these maps are still bullshit.

These were historical borders of Poland.
Here is a map from before WW1 showing Poland's borders in 1138.
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>>3566989
They’re artificial and made up by communist beaureacrats in a boardroom
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>t. historical illiterate
This >>3568963

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>independent political units
>use the imperial structure to settle disputes and raise armies
why is this so hard?
it was a federation of states, sort of like America was in the beginning
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>>3566736
>>3568473

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:^)
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>>3566736
This map is obviously incorrect, at around 1400 The old Swiss confederation already incorporated Zurich, Bern, Lucerne, Glarus, Zug, the Forest Towns and Uri. Shown are only the Forest towns.
May I ask where you got this map? I'd like to have a word with the author.
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>>3566736
>germans
of course it was
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>>3568558
Implying centralization is a good thing...

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Is it fascism based on fear?
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>>3564586
I was thinking about the Reds in Tuscany.
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>>3568331
>fascism is just authoritarianism

I'd imagine it'd be similar to anarcho-syndicalism with a greater focus on traditionalism and acknowledgement of hierarchy.
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>>3568371
can the meme historians ie /leftpol/ fuck off back to there
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>>3562848
Everything is based on fear.
Capitalism is based on many fears, like the fear of being poor and starving or the fear of being worse than somebody else.
In fascism you fear of being persecuted or not fitting at least the basic ideal of a person, but ao do you in modern society. Any policy is based on a fear ( of persecution, be it state persecution or social pressure).
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>>3568371
so "comies" killing comies

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>Sell Iron Ore to the Nazis throughout the war
>Secretly pass information to the Allies
>Allow Germany to deploy troops through your territory
>Allow British to torpedo your convoys
>As the war ends, allow the allies to deploy troops through your territory as well
Is neutral another term for pussy?
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>>3569120
>>3569151
>Yugoslavia was gangbanged from all sides and Hollands conscripted armies were busy building unfinished fortifications
I like how you ignored Belgium and how you started pretending that the Dutch army was just ignorantly building fortifications and didn't notice the German attack. The Yugoslav army was almost twice that of Sweden, it collapsed in a few days. "it got gang banged from all sides" doesn't explain why it collapsed, neither does it explain the Belgium, Polish, French, etc armies. They all collapsed because of the position they found themselves in.

>Germany could also build up a local numerical superiority in ways they won't be able to in a battle against the northern countries.
Germany did not win due to numerical superiority. In fact the German spearhead composed of armored units was pretty fucking small.

>We need to define the type of invasion if we're supposed to keep arguing this.
At the end of the day it doesn't even matter because Sweden didn't have shit to defend with except lightly equipped infantry.
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>>3569151
>>3569154
Pulling away even greater resources from the upcoming battle of France is a shit idea since unlike Norway and Denmark, Sweden was actually prepared and had a huge army. It may be canon fodder but logistically Germany couldn't have been able to take on Sweden in the same way they took out the other countries of Europe. Germanys small navy cucked itself in the battle for Norway and you intend to not only bring Swedens navy into the fight but also increase the logistical strain by bringing in hundreds of thousands of more soldiers?
Unless the question is 'Could Germany have taken out Sweden instead of Norway?' then Germany doesn't get the quick victory it needs.

Your examples were Yugoslavia and Holland, both of which fell for the reasons I mentioned. I know this is trite but I'm questioning your awareness of actual WW2 history here.
Properly define your invasion of Sweden here or consider yourself schooled.
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>>3569195
>Sweden was actually prepared and had a huge army.
You keep saying this but Sweden was not prepared and did not have a huge army. You have to be literally deluded to believe this line. How many pieces of heavy artillery did Sweden poses? How many tanks did Sweden poses? How many trucks did Sweden poses? How many air craft did Sweden poses? How many surface ships did Sweden poses?

>Germanys small navy cucked itself in the battle for Norway and you intend to not only bring Swedens navy into the fight but also increase the logistical strain by bringing in hundreds of thousands of more soldiers?
What logistical strain? The Germans were not strained in the Baltic. The casualties the German navy suffered were mostly in the north Sea or directly from coastal defenses, not in the Baltic Sea, where the Royal Navy could not intervene.

>Your examples were Yugoslavia and Holland, both of which fell for the reasons I mentioned.
Wrong, they both fell because they were not equipped to deal with 20th century mobile warfare and instead relied on mass conscription. Turns out having X men doesn't stop a mechanized army with air support that can just by-pass and isolate any points of resistance.

>then Germany doesn't get the quick victory it needs.
Yeah, because Swedish rifle men are super human, right?

>Properly define your invasion of Sweden here or consider yourself schooled.
There's no point, you'll just maintain that SWEDEN STRONK and was not impossible to invade meanwhile countries with far larger armies were broken in a matter of weeks.
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>>3569195
Boyhood is thinking two armies met on the grassy plains of BattlefieldTown and the one which was best won the war.
Adulthood is realising context is key.
Have a nice day.
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>>3568390
>No-go zones are part an parcel.
desu no go zones are pretty comfy. I live in one.

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Post everything related to Retro-Futurism.
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>>3568970
>No colony anywhere in the solar system.
>No boots have touched anywhere but Earth and the Moon.
At least we have big TVs right guys haha
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How much would entertainment like Silver Age Legion of Super-Heroes or the various UC Gundams count?
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>>3569278
Basically someone post o'neill cylindes.



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