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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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Who's your favorite philosopher /his/?
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>>5014835
>>5014836

Fuck
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>>5014826
>bleeds from a permanent open wound once a month
>estrogen predominant
>inferior cranial muscle and bone capacity
>as retarded as other weak; lame, old etc
Might go read some Aris
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>>5014420
You're deriving an 'is' from an 'ought' statement, huge philosophical fallacy.
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>>5014834
That depressed half Thracian faggot is a Chad?
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He's right, you know.

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>all italians had blonde hair and blue eyes before arab rape
>italians apparently never had brown eyes before this despite living in a hot, sunny country for thousands of years
>sicilians (who are apparently not white) only have about 1.3% of non white dna on average, which is the most out of all italians
>make arguments that the roman ruling caste was germanic even though dna testing and frescoes disprove this retarded claim entirely
>claim italians used to be nordic looking even though romans didn't speak a germanic language, hated germanics and thought of them as subhumans, and latin isn't spoken anywhere in scandinavia today
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>>5014813
Was there ever any clarity in the murder? Was Euronymus planning to kill him?
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>>5014871
Euronymus was planning to torture Varg to death
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>>5014903
Found the retard here. Cannot give a shit about autistic edgelords killing each other, but there's absolutely no proof that Euronymous planned to torture your spastic leader to death.
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>>5014224
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>>5013681
>be an immigrant
>live on welfare
>fucking unable to speak french after spending years in the country
Yet some right-wing retards will find him "based and redpilled". Jesus.

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Were they really Romans, or were they just LARPing?
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>>5014900
bingo
I didn't know how to respond to that gracefully but that works.
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>>5014747
They still are extremely jewish in the modern period I think. IIRC Greeks are the people with most scientists per capita, second only to jews. The big difference between greeks and jews is that the greeks had a homeland and were never exiled from it, regardless of occupation status, barring the asia minor population exchange. So the diaspora to western europe and US isn't as big as the jews.
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>>5014747
Jews were the jews of the ancient mediterranean. Stop relating everything to jews idiot.
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>>5014913
population exchange? that was genocide by the turks
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>>5014927
shut up faggot, no it wasn't
holy fuck this board is terrible

How exactly did a literal German whore who slept around get this name? Did the Germans give it to her, considering she hated Russians?
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>>5014857
She undid many things peter the great did to root out corruption.
Also what her late husband did but he was kinda of an idiot.
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>>5014857
>>5014905
Exactly which is why I'm asking why she even got that title.
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>>5014923
Most people with a voice at the time (Russian aristocrats, foreign thinkers and nobles) loves her
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>>5014931
Basically the liberal elite of their time?
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>>5014734
She was called 'the Great' by those who were literate. Interestingly the only literate people in Russia at the time were nobles. Most of them were Catherine's personal fucktoys she showered with priviledges and land and shit when they pleased her well.
So, to them she was a Big Mommy and they called her 'the Great'.
btw. she also had no legitimate claim to the russian throne and usurped it after murdering her husband
Russians were absolute cucks

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Theoretically, who would've won if the American civil war turned into a world war
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>>5014651
I get that the map isn't 100% correct. Seems like it takes place in a scenario where the confederates won their independence. But ignore the faults and explain how a war could've turned out.
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>>5014644
Why is Mozambique on the confederate side?
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>>5014671
I couldn't find any other map. I don't know why. If you find a better and more accurate map please post it.
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>>5014644
I don't know how the Yankees could handle a two front war against a Reb-Brit-Frog coalition, and the other pro-Union powers wouldn't have the capacity to block it
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>>5014644
Why would SEA get involved?

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>Gorō Nyūdō Masamune (五郎入道正宗, Priest Gorō Masamune, c.1264–1343 AD), is widely recognized as Japan's greatest swordsmith. The swords of Masamune have a reputation for superior beauty and quality, remarkable in a period where the steel necessary for swords was often impure. He is considered to have brought to perfection the art of "nie" (錵, martensitic crystals embedded in pearlite matrix, thought to resemble stars in the night sky). Swords created by Masamune often are referred to with the smith's name (as with other pieces of artwork), often with a name for the individual sword as well.

>The Honjō Masamune represented the Tokugawa shogunate during most of the Edo period and had been passed down from one shōgun to another. It is one of the best known of the swords created by Masamune and is believed to be one of the finest Japanese swords ever made. It was made a Japanese National Treasure (Kokuhō) in 1939.

>It is recorded that around the end of the Second World War, the Honjo Masamune was in the possession of Tokugawa Iemasa. Following Japan’s surrender, the Allies demanded that all of the Japanese noble families handed over their collection of swords, perhaps as souvenirs of war.

>Whilst many of the nobles were understandably furious at this, Iemasa, who was the President of the House of Peers, decided to set a good example / act as the voice of reason, and handed over his family’s collection of swords, confident they would be cared for and eventually returned. This included the Honjo Masamune. The Allies, not recognizing its value, promptly melted it down.
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>>5014922

OKAY I AM FUCKING ANGRY NOW THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE
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>>5014922
>The Allies, not recognizing its value, promptly melted it down.

>the Greeks didn't identify human races
>the idea of the "west" was invented in the 700s

Was she right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyaftqCORT4
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>>5009322
>cuntrapoints
>right about anything
lol
"She" has been so thoroughly BTFO on race alone by the likes of Alternative Hypothesis that it isn't even funny
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>>5014921
>race
race is not science, anon. race is pseudoscience.
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>>5014924
Hey, I remember you :^D
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>>5014928
I also remember pseudoscience supporters :)
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>>5014924
Yes, race isn't "science" (nor is it "pseudoscience"), it's taxonomical classification of geographically separated, genetically clustered and convergently evolved human populations whom exhibit different pheno- and genotypic traits. We can call them subspecies too if "race" triggers you, seeing how human races exhibit heterozygosity and FST equal or beyond of many recognized subspecies of other animals.

I finally got the universal appeal of Christianity in the Roman Empire ... I was like /pol/tards saying stuff like, it's a Middle Eastern religion, it's a Jewish cult incompatible with European values, it's foreign, we don't need it, we have our own traditions ... but now I changed my mind, I realized where lies its universality...

It's in the critique of the Pharisee... the Eternal Pharisee is something everyone could identify ... each culture has their own "Pharisee" , and it's an Eternal archetype, the pernicious types that don't get the spirit of the law, but only the letter of the law, and they're greedy and full of schadenfreude.

Every religion has their own Pharisee... Buddhist have them, pagans have them... whenever you have an institution, this type will arise ... Christianity is the eternal and universal revolt against this type.
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>>5014827
And...
>overturning old unjust order
... has nothing to do with its criticism of the Pharisee type?
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>>5014676
You've replaced worshipping God with worshipping the West :D
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>>5014656
nahh m8, /pol/ is full of christLARPers like you
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>>5014875
"The State is the march of God in the world" - Hegel
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>>5014932
Hegel was wrong

Which was better, the Grenada Invasion BDU or the Gulf War DBDU?
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>>5010795

This
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>>5004999
>A Tiger I Tank in Grenada could easily kick the amerimutt's ass
A Tiger I Tank couldn't even kick amerimutt ass in Germany.
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>>4928502
Gulf war participants larping as vets, despite facing less combat than your average Chicagoan is always funny af. Gotta get that ptsd gibs
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>>4945825

Helmets are shit but otherwise pretty good
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>>4981171
These pictures were taken at M.O.U.T city (military operations in urban terrain) at Ft. Drum, NY. It's a small town built for urban combat training. I was stationed there for a few years and trained there regularly.

Who was in the wrong here?
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>>5014410
fpbp
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Kebab
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>>5014403
Somewhat equally wrong. All 3 of them.
Serbs acted like a retards doe. Whats the problem with RS staying in Bosna? Serbs being half of the population will still be in control. Same in Croatia. They could control 1/3 of it if the serbs just stayed there without chimping out and building barricades.
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>>5014403
God.
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As always, watch this series:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDADy9b2IBM

I blame Milosevic, especially for losing his grip on the Bosnian Serbs

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Who is the greatest Prime Minister in British history?
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>>5013817
this
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>>5013788
Peak Revisionism: Neville Chamberlain.
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>>5014063
Patrick Stewart was Clement Attlee?
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Palmerston, of course.
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>>5013817
>not the younger

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Is there anything to fear from a Sino world hegemony? When the American fist finally loosens its grip on the world, will China be any better in taking up the mantle?
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>>5014412
America(west in general)'s based on 2 things:
- Hegelian false flag synthesis
- into war

The amount of capital over 150 odd years routed into this means wars pretty much a certainty unless I missed something. At the very least america will equalise China into the ground with it. Sort of like how Britain did the world a hundred years prior. I hope the planet explodes.
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>>5014627
not so much anymore. chinese labor is now twice as expensive as mexican labor. the only reason it hasn't shifted is the drug war. if the gap continues to widen you're going to see more and more businesses take the risk of moving to mexico. or if america decides it no longer cares about securing global trade now that they have oil independence that would also be good for mexico and bad for china. the us can't just stop defending north america so mexico gets the benefit of security no matter what.
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There is plenty to fear but if you mean a conquering army that subjugates its enemies then no that wont be it.

I want to try to give a bit more of a nuanced look into this. I think most of you are informed but most of China's modern history is one of complete and total failure and humiliation both internally and externally. They went from an age of being the forefront of the world to being the bitch boy to the west, hell even the pirates in Japan fucked them up. This left a gigantic blow to their collective national psyche that produced a mad man like Mao and his crazed fanatics.

Since China's rise, they've chilled out and are only nominally communist. However that blow to their pride still lingers and they seek to restore their perceived place in the world. The chinese have no aspirations to be the #1 power (they know from that jobs a shit job) but they certainly want to be THE eastern power for the next thousand years. This is why they are scrambling in Africa, building that new silk road and bullying countries in the south china seas. They want to narrow the ability for any potential enemy to close the SEA trade routes, reduce the ability to be attacked from the pacific and get a stranglehold over their western borderlands.

They think massive amounts of money, jobs and trade will stabilize the western route and everybody wins (especially them). And they think a mix of carrot and stick will cajole the south east asian states to backdown while America is too distracted. China still has a score to settle with Japan but winning via culture/trade/tech in 100 years is acceptable as well.

Some of this either doesnt affect the west or can even be beneficial in terms of modernizing and stabilizing the central asian nations.

What the west needs to fear is that they are no longer a country of cheap labour. Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent are the vanguard of a formidable tech army and they've had 2 billion people to test their products on without interference.
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>>5014853

These chinese firms have already carved themselves in south east asia and making inroads in India, Africa and South America. They are of course in the west but their investment in them will increase overtime.

What is there to fear is the near prevalence of high tech chinese products that saturate our lives and society. Not all of it is bad, Wechat is great for paying things wirelessly and in that regard the chinese were innovative. But the implications of the social control that happens in China being transferred elsewhere is troubling and it would be troubling if their products and little gadgets are embedded in every little smart phone or smart car out there.

The chinese dont care anymore about world revolution and they dont care if youre democratic or authoritarian... so long as you recognize their power, take their bribe/aid/development money and just give them access to whatever they want. The capacity for them to shape the world through economic clout is undeniable.

China has huge issues themselves, the environment, separtists, growing native resentment in their new vassal states and a very quickly aging population but every other great power is in a worst shape right now.

If the UK for example ends up hard brexiting, you wont wait long until May begins welcoming billions in chinese funds in a desperation to get some economic stimulus.
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>>5014853
>>5014891

To shortly sum up. Trump's trade war is as much an opportunity as a threat for China. A united front with the west and the developing world could contain the Chinese but the going alone strategy has meant that China can very easily work with the EU and other states as a beacon of free trade against America (cue laughter).

It has meant in recent times that China has gotten a great gas deal from Russia, it means Iran will be supplying cheap fossil fuels for decades to come and it means alot of alientated allies will seek to decouple themselves from relying on America and seek not the patronage of another country but at least something to keep their cards open. Australia, New Zealand, Canada and as mentioned the UK are all very valuable targets for Chinese influence.

I'm sure quite a few policy makers in China are scrambling on how best to exploit the rift in NAFTA, the EU and America's shrinking global leverage elsewheres while it still has this opportunity.

You have to make a sitcom of WW2, give ideas of some episodes
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>>4954234
Get off my millenial board, boomer.
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>>5011732
I'm 19 tho.
I am not old.
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>>5014458

thank you



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