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"/his/ - History & Humanities" is 4chan's board for discussing and debating history.

Welcome to /his/ - History & Humanities
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.
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based taleb does it again
Is greater access to goods worth losing agency at a familiar and communal level?
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American Settlement: One Wave or Many?
Were there human migrations into the Americas before the supposed "Natives" filtered in through Alaska? If so, who were they more closely related to?
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>be US president
>get executed by commies in your car
>be Vietnamese president
>get executed by commies in your car
Was the Vietnam war cursed?
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What are the best books from people who fought or was key in WW2?

Does something like 'Storm of Steel' exist but for the second war?
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Muhammad is a schizophrenic and a pedofile
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Is 'social degeneracy' a real phenomenon or is it just evolution?
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Which goddess do you praise, /his/?
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/his/ books
What are some required reading for /his/? I think this is a no-brainer.
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Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia thread, here I will post photos with her
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Proto-indo-europeans were ugly asiatic steppe hapas and incels
1512710325604 Yamnaya
Proto-indo-europeans looked similar to modern white incels and had small asian penis. That's why they had to rape to get pussy and murder much better looking med farmer chad men. Looks like pie spread was the first incel uprising.
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>buys an estate in East Pomerania
>in late 1944
was the man retarded? Why would he do that?
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Haiti, what went wrong.
Did Haiti ever stand a chance, did Jean-Jacques Dessalines doom it when he ordered a massacre? Was it doomed from the start because nobody would trade with them? Did damage to the country caused during the revolution doom it?
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Should eating human flesh be justified during a famine?
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>be me
>be white
>show up to local Hindu temple on Sunday morning
>old Indian man chanting rapidly in Sanskrit at the front, 10 others Indians sitting crosslegged in front of him
>I sit on a chair at the back
>Indian man keep chanting and comes to me
>moves me to the front for some reason, never stops chanting
>sit cross legged at the front with other Indians
>he's still chanting rapidly
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Marius or Sulla?
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why did every ancient European culture fetishized these people?
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Is society declining because we abandoned the Good Book?
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Which historical figure is your favourite? For me, its Tatiana
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Is there any difference between the Idea, Monad, Brahman, and other such visions of the One or is it all more-or-less the same?
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Acts of Union
Britain map
So why wasn't Ireland part of the first Acts of Union in 1707?
How would history be different if it had been?
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>mfw I realize I’ve been posting on /his/ for four years.
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If you were the chancellor of Germany in the Weimar Republic, what steps would you take to reestablish Germany as a great power after WW1? Ofc assuming you're not a racist/genocidal warmonger and interested in peace and prosperity.
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imperial japanese flag
Holy fuck, what a load of shitters. All hype, no end product. Maybe the most overrated military of the 20th century.
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Historical political cartoon thread.
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Why are yankees incapable of admitting that the Civil War was fought primarily over States' rights?
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Y Africa bad
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What qualifies as fascism? Which conditions must a government or political party exhibit before they can be classified as actually fascist?
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>It is February 25th in the year 3955 BCE
>You live in the city of Uruk

How do you go about your daily life ?
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What group did red hair originate from?

Why is there such a high incidence of red hair in the British Isles? What about the Udmurts?

Was it some ancient Indo-European tribe?
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Daily reminder that the Crusades were retaliation against Muslims.
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French nobility during revolution
were there good nobles who did nothing wrong and cared about peasnts/were popular between them?
if so, what was their fate?
did they still get executed or mob let them live?
was those famillies surviving revolution succesfull later?
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Was Jesus talking directly to the Fedora when he said this?
Blessed are those who recognize they are spiritually helpless.
The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Blessed are those who mourn.
They will be comforted.

Blessed are those who are gentle.
They will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for God’s approval.
They will be satisfied.
Blessed are those who show mercy.
They will be treated mercifully.

Blessed are those whose thoughts are pure.
They will see God.

Blessed are those who make peace.
They will be called God’s children.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for doing what God approves of.
The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

“Blessed are you when people insult you,
persecute you,
lie, and say all kinds of evil things about you because of me.

Rejoice and be glad because you have a great reward in heaven!
The prophets who lived before you were persecuted in these ways.
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I know that a commoner could become a knight by impressing his lord on the field of battle enough to be knighted by him, but how could a serf become a man-at-arms in the first place so that he'd be in a position to impress said lord and thus become a knight?
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>hey girl, are you Belgian? Because I'm about to violate your neutrality.
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How do you lose an entire legion?
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I am Justinian, and I was born into this world, just like you: a world of unceasing war and endless terrors, but with a nation of men at its heart, a bastion of hope and courage: the Empire. Led by the craven, torn apart by the greedy, weakened and exposed; forever on the defense. But no longer. Now, we unite to purge the evil that dare confront us. Follow me, and we will banish the barbarians. I swear this, as your Emperor!
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What are your thoughts on free will and the existence of the Self
Are we free to make decisions or is everything already predestined?
Are we just a collection of atoms or is there something about us that make us more than that? Is the human self, the soul, the consciousness or whatever you want to call it real? Is believing that the soul is real a religious belief since it is not actually backed by any empirical data?
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Which was the greatest dynasty of China: Han, Tang or Song?
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You there! Tell me your worst history joke.
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How does this rank among the top ten most humiliating moments in history?
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Can YouTubers ever be on the same level as academic historians?

>Also all forms of government throughout history were Socialism.
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Mishkan Under Heelstone
Supreme Governor of the Church of England ORDERS and Archbishop of Canterbury
ORDERS the Beating, the Torturing, and the Killing of UK Pre-Schoolers and
UK Babies who are enroute to Save the Ark of God Almighty (1985).

Was that "A good Idea for Them"?
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I miss the small standing army ;-;
>YWN live in pre-imperialist America
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I rarely see this talked about here, so let's have a thread for historical museums. What are the best ones you've been to? How about the worst?

I just visited the American Museum of Natural history. It was severely disappointing, 75% of exhibits were random dioramas and the rest were just native american artifacts in cases. The Field Museum in Chicago was much more impressive, and the Oriental Institute in Chicago as well has a really great near eastern collection. Yale's museum is pretty good for a university museum as well.
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never forget
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I don't know much about history.
I just read about Louis XVII of France and cried. What a sad story.
What are some other sad events from history you'd recommend looking into?
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Creationists btfo
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5,200 Greeks vs 2,641,610 Persian mutts

How did the Greeks manage to win?
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>The Regular Army of the United States on the eve of the Civil War was essentially a frontier constabulary whose 16,000 officers and men were organized into 198 companies scattered across the nation at 79 different posts. In 1861
How was the army so weak and pathetic? Wouldn't they have been totally fucked if the British had one day decided to retake their old shit?
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post your favorit battle scene
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>Best ruler is someone who doesn't want to rule

Is this meme true?
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What Neo-Nazi group is the most worthy of being considered the true successor of the original Nazi Party?
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Yes, I read simplified Wikipedia pages on different historical events and ideas and then read more into the details that interest me later, how could you tell?
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Joining Orthodoxy
How do I join?
I checked some local churches near me and some say that to join I need an Orthodox sponsor or godparent or something. Wtf??
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why modern Koreans look nothing like pre-modern ones?
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Westernization and Dutch Studies
jap marpat kimono waifu
Why didn't the nips adopt the peg joint? It is blatantly superior to their complex wedge based carpentry. It can't be a technological issue, because constructing a hand drill is a trivial task with foreign knowledge.
I understand that western contact was limited to a few port cities, but why is it that the only things that spread were food, locks, and Jesus? What am I missing?
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Is using /his/ bad for your romantic life?
Magnum Opus
>be me talking with friend about how to get a gf
>she says for me just to be myself and since im going after one of her friends she thinks its a good idea
>so i go up to the gril and make convo
>shes indian so i pull out some haplo group charts in an attempt to prove indians are white.
>I have maps of where the haplogroups are, indo-european languages, and other relevant info
>she seems interested at first but then gets a worried look on her face and says she has to go
>talk to friend from earlier and she says not to worry about it and try again
>black girl i want to date and friend says to go for it
>try to make a convo and try to flex my /history/ knowledge and talk about the civil war
>talk about how lincoln was a tyrant and talk about how the CSA was the misunderstood hero of the war
>she calls me racist even though i denounced slavery in my speech
>I try to show her pic related but she just storms off
Am I doomed to continue down this path?
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Ireland has no claim to Ulster
>800 years under British rule
>ethnically more scot than Irish
>mostly want to stay with UK
>doesn't speak Irish

What real claim does the Republic have other than "it's the same island as us :D"

When the English invaded Ireland was not a United nation, so you can't even say Ulster was stolen from Ireland.

There's just really no rightful way for Ireland to have Ulster at this point.
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Has there been moments in history where a entire army continued fighting after a defeat like the delaz fleet. I know that the Anti-communist resistance in Poland counts as one.
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What does /his/ think about black history?
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Why did Poland reject this?
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france relief
What is the best country in the world again?
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>Backward mountain people, Greeks' retarded cousins
>One day, some dude makes them go HAM and they spread Hellenic culture far and wide, forever changing the course of history

>Backwards desert nomads from some obscure corner of the world, bordering several major civilizations for millenia yet rarely important enough for them to conquer
>One day, some dude makes them go HAM and they spread Arabic and Islamic culture far and wide, forever changing the course of history

>Backwards bog people conquered and Germanified, their state a forgettable vestigial remnant of the Crusader era
>In a relatively short amount of time, they go HAM and becomes the cultural and administrative hegemons of the Germanosphere

Who's next? What relatively obscure people of little note will be the next to go HAM and make their mark on history?
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Why does Europe have so few Protestants? I was surprised when I realized this
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What should I read, in order to understand the history of Scientology?

Cults* are interesting.

>*or whatever the appropriate term is
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Black America's link to Egypt

I would like to know. Are African Americans related to the Ancient Egyptians in any way? Even if it's very small, I want to know.
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Sack of V*nice, 1503
>Eager to avenge the legendary betrayal of the crusaders Byzantine troops spared no-one as they descended upon the once-great city of V*nice. The mission of the imperial generals has always been clear, all patrician families must be stripped of their property and honors, and the treasures that were once stolen from the city of the worlds desire must be returned.

>As the time came for the descent of Byzantine armies upon the City of Water, things turned more hideous than anyone could have imagined. A lifetime of warfare does not foster kindness in anyone and with commanders eager to see the city burn, byzantine soldiers embarked on a several days long campaign of devastation and plunder of churches, palaces and even the V*netian arsenal.
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>Aryan = Ancient ethnonym for Indo-Iranian language speakers

>19th century European racialists: WE WUZ ARYANS N SHIEETTTT

Why do people still persist in labeling Non-Indo-Iranian language speakers (i.e Europeans) as Aryans? There's literally no historical record of anyone other than Iranians and Indians calling themselves Aryans
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Historically, what can you tell me about Anglo-Saxon culture?

I have recently found out that they are my ancestors.

Also, why would an American score closer to ancient English samples than actual modern English people?
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>Whoever, for devotion alone, not to gain honour or money, goes to Jerusalem to liberate the Church of God can substitute this journey for all penance.
Why doesn't the Pope make such declarations anymore?
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What prevented servants from killing their masters in their sleep?
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he was alright
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When will this autism stop, /his/?
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Why are yout posting in Tik threads when you could be watching Lindybeige?
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annefrank (2)
>ywn nightbomb krauts in Anne Frank themed bomber
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centurion copia
How the fuck did the imperial legionnaire became obsolete ?

after the diocletian reform (284)
why they all started to look like gay ass barbarians
they were obliged to look that gay
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Why did they invent this? What are its largest achievements throughout history?
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Why'd he suddenly choose to commit treason after such a long and distinguished career?
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Which one would Hitler prefer?
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>Ceausescu's frequently denounced Hungarian Imperialist ambitions on Transylvania, he was convinced of the existence of an international Magyar conspiracy aimed at depriving Romania of Transylvania
>Ceausescu believed up until his death the revolt against his rule was not orchestrated by pro-democracy activists within Romanian society, but rather by foreign agents and Hungarians out to topple his regime. During his own trial Ceausescu stated to his accusers, “I hope that you do not also work for the foreigners and for the destruction of Romania.”
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Mein Fuhrer... Steiner
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When did intelligence agencies as we understand them start taking form? I know they were a major component of WWII; were they a major component of WWI and nineteenth century wars?
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Hey bros I need a quick (but serious) answer please. Who was the coolest, most interesting and charismatic medieval European king?
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Which sciences do you think that will be considered as pseudo-science by humanity in the future? I say psychology and everything concerning haplogroups for sure.
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This weird ring
My brother found this ring when they went treasure hunting, anybody have any idea from what is this?
We think is from a cult from what it seems
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Why do ye hate on jews?
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You're now aware that the HRE and the USA coexisted for 30 years.
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Why is nixon cemented in pop-culture as the go-to evil president?
Why is he so hated?
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>this guy walks into the forum and slaps your ass and tells you that he's going to add you into his proscription list unless you agree to live with him in his villa and become his lover for life
what do?
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Why did the Cholas invade Indonesia
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Why doesn't the Western Block have any alternatives to this type of thing?

Is it proof that Capitalism really is soulless? All the famous music produced was pretty much corporate swill. Nothing really to positively represent culture. Meanwhile the Eastern Block had a bunch of really catchy nationalistic and folk tunes that you can envision a group of blokes singing in a bar or parade.
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What’s the most efficient system of government in history?
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The french revolution was by far the cringest moment in history, thank God Napoleon was born to save the world from it
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seiba smile
>read history of crusades
>european and mongolian christians teamed up to liberate the holy land and btfo muslims
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Why wasn't the Christian westernised Philippines a superpower?
It is the belief of westerners that being Christian and westernised will make make countries a superpower compared to their non-Christian, non-westernised neighbours. Why was the Philippines, the most westernised Christianised country not a superpower after independence?
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Jewishness of Bolshevism - So what?
Why exactly is the Jewishness of the Bolsheviks treated so negatively by rightists that it results in attempts to falsely label gentile Bolsheviks(noticeably Joseph Stalin) as Jews and as if it were a bad thing?

If anything, it represents a model of a historically oppressed (Pale of Settlement, models) ethnic minority taking arms not to empower just themselves, but the country in general. The Romanovs were a Germanic dynasty forcibly dragging the East Slavic peoples into a pro-Serbian struggle against the Hohenzollerns. The Romanovs and their state represented the greatest threat to Ashkenazim Jews through the destruction of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Jewish people didn't ask for their adopted Polish-Lithuanian homeland to be robbed from them by the Romanovs.

Why did the Romanovs imperialistically conquer Jewish communities in the first place and then have pro-Romanovs complaining about the natural and inevitable consequence?
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>Kiev Encirclement
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ITT: hilarious stories about famous (or not so much) historical events/people.

For example that story about this Finnish soldier on Pervitin but anything funny/interesting/outstanding in any ways goes
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What do you think his peace plans were?
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I miss her...
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Who was the most based?
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How closely related are Iran and Pakistan genetically?
Iranian living in England here. I've never done a DNA test and while my skin is much lighter than Pakistanis i notice that my features in particular my facial features are very similar to a lot of Pakistanis i know and see. I have similar build/structure to them. My nose, hair texture, beard density, lips, mouth area, etc is very similar to how Pakistanis look. Even when i train in the gym and build my body, the muscle bellies and muscle development looks extremely similar to the Paki guys that i train with. There are clear similarities in the structure of my build and bones to the Pakis that don't exist in white men for example. My wrists are pretty much identical to most Pakis i see whereas European guys tend to have thicker wrists.

However, having said this, I have seen some Iranians and Pakistanis who look nothing alike. The Iranians looked more like Cypriots or Turks while the Pakistanis looked like dark Indians and Bangladeshis so i don't know whether i am just some outlier or what.

So what are the studies/research on this? How close are Iranians and Pakis in terms of their genetic makeup?
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Can someone please redpill me on the Transnistria War
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Imagine a world where the Plantagenets won...
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Is there any other time period that even comes close to being as beautiful and interesting as renaissance Italy?
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>watching documentary about the Knights Templar on YT
>at one time look down in the comments
>"Abstergo", "better call the Assassins", "where is Ezio"
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>The Bolsheviks and muh Stalin never supported homosexuality and wer-OH!
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Are men expendable?
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>John, count of Armagnac fell in love with his younger sister, Isabelle. She was said to be one of the great beauties of her time. He had two sons with her, after which he sought approval from the Pope to marry her. The Pope refused.
>Undeterred, the Count bribed a papal official, Antoine d'Alet, Bishop of Cambrai, to forge a papal bull allowing the marriage. A few months later, the Count and his sister had a third child together, a daughter.
>Tried in absentia in 1460 before a parlement of Charles VII, he was convicted of lese-majeste, rebellion and incest. Forces were sent to capture him but he escaped punishment by fleeing to his cousins in Aragon. Though he pleaded his case in Rome, the couple were separated and the sons declared bastards and barred from inheritance.
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Mehmed II
Mehmed II
How were religious minorities treated in the Ottoman Empire under Mehmed II? What happened to the Orthodox Priests left behind in Constantinople after its fall?
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Why did Germany try to take over the world twice?
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what year , the romans stopped to be the legionnary of the common imagination (like pic related)

300 ?
284 ?
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Why is fair hair and eyes and skin most common in the regions with the highest Yamnaya similiarity when the Yamnaya themselves were dark featured?
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Is this accurate, /his/?
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Are people from Brittany truly British? Seems so
Brittany average vs. individuals from the british isles and brittany as well as other regions of france.

they overlap greatly, seemingly moreso with the british than other regions of france. Closest to the welsh and cornish celtic britons it seems.
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which ruler ´/general/politican/etc was the most decadent and depraved ever??

all welcome but bonus points for romans
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ITT: Post hilarious quotes from history books/articles
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Were the Minoans ethnic Anatolians, or had they already been hellenized by the time they established their civilization?
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>"If you want peace you must prepare for war"
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Was he really the bad guy?
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Otto von Bismarck
"Destroy the Austrians. They're not Germans."
What in the fuck was his problem and why did he hate the Austrians so much?
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Dimitry Yazov - last Marshall of the USSR - dead
Dimitry Yazov, the last Marshall of the Soviet Union, died today. Joined the Red Army at age 17 in 1941, fought at Leningrad and in the Baltics, led the Soviet retreat from Afghanistan and orchestrated the 1991 coup, threatening to nuke Kubinka.
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How easy it it to get a Turkish person in th emovies ? How easy is it to notice this struggle and to be nice to it,. no ones angry and no one wants a war. All someone does and can is just drive around. It's not that difficult to make everything equal. Someone well known in th e media industry has no idea of ever representing a Turkish person ? All around the world, just let them win and watch it, no one will touch you... Whats the problem ? with anyone Turkish ? Were past the past. Its really not that hard, someone anyone, retweet this, do something make everything colorful, make everything equal, this is the time ! Make someone well recognized. Whatever happens happens. Make them appear good if theres a problem. The past is the past and jesus is in the quran, notice that and talk about it, be hopeful about it, and be whatever to it.
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What are the origins of sumo?
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>tfw descendant of chalcolithic steppe nomads and not nerd agrarian f*rmoids
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Why do commies still push for communism if their attempts always end up in starving people and genocide of political oponents?
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Why do some Lebanese dress as Churkas/Cossacks?
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Why were they still using swords in Ww2?
Not trying to sound like a dumbass but these guys surely fought with them right? Wouldn't a bayonet on a gun be more useful than having a sword?
>Don't have to switch between weapons which would cost perhaps deadly time
>Less training required
>By this point easier to produce than swords
Please someone tell me.
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These two swap places in history, how does this affect history of America and the world?
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Someone can explain me why these Turks betrayed and fight against their own people and country to the dead? To protect Constantinople, I'm too lazy to make too much researchers
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madness philosopher
hello everyone
this is my first thread in this board, please teach me your insider memes, i will be posting here everyday from today onwards because the board looks nice, i have BA in english philology btw
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Isn't it kind of crazy to think that governments and citizens of large European nations once used to unironically believe they were fighting a world wide war against Jewish communist freemasonic democratic capitalism?
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