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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.

When discussing history, please reference credible source material, and provide as much supporting information as possible in your posts.
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I’m going to post this every day until you remember it
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Red Army Tactics
Was the Red Army "Human Waves Tactic" a myth or an actual fighting strategy? What about the "One person has a gun, one has ammo." Did this only apply to Stalingrad? Or was it a myth?
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I was thinking a lot about religion and it makes more and more sense to me. I have one important question tho, which is the one true god? Unbiased answers appreciated.
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>ancient Romans compared to present-day West Eurasian populations (hotter the color, the higher the similarity)
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The jealous Northern Wei Xianbei Tuoba Princess Lanling and her Han Chinese husband Liu Hui
Everyone's heard the human swine story but not this one. This is found in the Book of Wei (魏書)

When the Xianbei Tuoba Northern Wei dynasty ruled northern China, it was a custom for the Xianbei to receive southern Han Chinese ex-royal defectors when their dynasties were overthrown in southern China and marry Xianbei princesses off to the Han Chinese exiled royals.

When the Han Chinese Liu Song dynasty (劉宋) in southern China was overthrown by the Han Chinese Southern Qi dynasty, the surviving Han Chinese Liu Song princes fled north to Xianbei ruled Northern Wei (北魏) and were granted asylum and noble titles by the Xianbei Tuoba royals. The Xianbei Tuoba Princess Lanling (蘭陵公主) was married to Han Chinese Liu Song prince Liu Hui (刘辉)

Liu Hui discovered his Xianbei wife was an extremely jealous and psychotic woman who demanded strict monogamy from him. As an ex royal, Liu Hui was accustomed to having his way so he had affairs with numerous Han Chinese women including one of his maids and impregnated her.

Xianbei Princess Lanling went berserk, murdered the maid, ripping the fetus out of her belly and stuffing the naked corpse of the Han Chinese maid with straw to show to her Han Chinese husband Liu Hui to frighten him into becoming faithful. Instead of becoming faithful Liu Hui was horrified and shunned the company of Princess Lanling.
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Who was the greatest evil during WWII? Britain, America, or the USSR?
Which nation was the perpetrator of the most heinous acts again peace and humanity during the Second World War?

For me it’s Britain. In 1939 the UK declared war on Germany completely unprovoked (citing a duty to “protect” a manufactured Polish state created after WWI, a state which no longer existed). After being soundly defeated and driven into the Atlantic Ocean, Britain AGAIN refused to entire negotiations for peace in the war they themselves started, even going as far as to imprison Rudolf Hess, a civilian government peace emissary who traveled in good faith to try and end the war.

Britain proceeded to fund all manner of terrorists, partisans, cutthroats, and mass murderers all over Europe (in violation of the Geneva Convention), to wreak havoc on the peaceful people of Europe and German peacekeeping forces.

It gets even WORSE.. The RAF, not content to simply terrorize innocent people by proxy, began firebombing cities and towns throughout Germany, even destroying Dresden, the most beautiful city on earth, and murdering uncountable numbers of women and children for seemingly no reason other than to tickle the fancy of their obese dictator Winston Churchill. I know that the USSR is often considered the most evil nation during the second world war, but I believe that England is responsible for the most extreme and senseless acts of barbarity relative to its small size.

What do you think?
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Greeks are the original Jews
Greeks unironically trolled the Jews and Romans into a war that cost millions of lives.
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What do medieval Slavic armor look like?
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>tfw fell for the humanities meme
>not sure what the fuck to do with my worthless degree
Who else majored in the humanities?
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What period in time did the Roman legionnaire of popular imagination exist in?
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Hey /his/ remembet that time Jefferson was in love with Hamilton and was black?
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>Destroys Persian culture forever
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Friendly reminder that this board is Dixie's territory.
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When will it end?
At what point in time did the first world go irreligious? 1960's? Earlier? And how long will it take 2nd and 3rd worlders to give up on them bronze age memes?
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Is it true that the Irish wanted to stay within the UK (albeit with Home Rule) before Sinn Féin came along?
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Wars and revolutions throughout all of history have only ever been fought for one of two reasons: because the Patricians want power, and because the Plebeians want food.
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Why is the bible so captivating? I mean the story of Jesus is so captivating.
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If Lebanon isn't white, then how come there are indigenous light eyes there?
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Why do central banks aim for low inflation rather than no inflation?

Also, why am I gay...
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Woah... slow down there buddy. It's pronounced "Elsass-Lothringen".
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I miss this little nigga like you wouldn’t believe
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1920s Mexico
What the fuck was everyone on during this time that it caused so much chaos?
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ellie rodgers
why are names in foreign languages not usually translated to english?

You have typical things like Alexander the Great or Charles The Bold or whatever which are translated to english

but then you see something like Aurangzeb Alamgir which looks like jibberish but actually means Ornament To The Throne, Conqueror Of The World which is utterly badass.

I remember even seeing a turkish guy named Bayezid which literally means Thunderbolt.
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Were vikings in any way actually competent fighters, or did they get btfo whenever they faced actual soldiers instead of peasants or monks?
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What's the first interracial couple ever recorded?
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Woke opinion:

If you don't invest in the stock market you have no idea what the economy or the state is.

The moment communists start risking their own savings in the stock market they'll understand just how stupid and childish their ideas are.
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Which president would be the best fifth addition to Mount Rushmore?
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Who were the greater evil, Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan?
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burnt out Iraqi tank 1991
Did the Iraqis have any idea just how lopsided the First Gulf War was going to be? I know that the Americans were expecting a conventional slog with tens of thousands of losses and were surprised when it became such a blowout so I'm wondering what Iraqi expectations were during the war.
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Kara Boga
>I, who am the sultan of sultans, khan of khans, the sovereign of sovereigns, the dispenser of crowns to the monarchs on the face of the earth, shadow of Allah on earth, the sultan and sovereign lord of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, of Rumelia and Anatolia, of Karaman and the land of Rome, of Zulkadria, Diyarbakir, of Kurdistan, of Azerbaijan, Persia, Damascus, Cairo, Aleppo, of the Mecca and Medina, of Jerusalem, of all Arabia, of the Yemen and many other lands, which my noble forefathers and my glorious ancestors - may Allah light up their tombs - conquered by the force of their arms and which my august majesty has made subject to my flaming sword and victorious blade, I, Sultan Süleyman Khagan

>And you are Francis, governor of the province of France ...
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Muhammed and Genghis Khan
Ok, is there anyone in history that comes to being as close of a successful military leader than these two? You might say napoleon, alexander the great or Hannibal but these people were from already advanced nations for their era and already had a good foundation to go on to conquer other lands. But these guys came from tribes and lived in huts and yet accomplished things and dominated nations that were vastly superior to them. You might say that during muhammeds time there wasn't many military expansion but soon after his death you had the muslim expansion.

But how did they do it?
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Jesus vs Christians
The Great Debate
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Explain Fascism
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How true is this?

(The idea of Sabbateans becoming Freemasons and getting basically everywhere.)
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Have leftists done irreparable damage to the publics view of and interest in american indian history by incessantly claiming things such as
>mesoamerican and andean civilizations being superior to european civilization
>gruesome mesoamerican human sacrifice rituals actually being beautiful, serene, peaceful traditions that the victims were all 100% enthusiastic, voluntary participants in
>indian (for instance comanche) massacres of civilian whites, prolonged torture till death of captive white men, sexual slavery of captive white women etc being simply acts of necessary self-defence by otherwise pacifist, defenseless "POC"
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What the fuck were the Seljuk Turks? Were they precursors to the Ottomans?
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American Imperialism
Does anybody have any cool books or sources on America in the 19th century? Sort of a general American imperialism thread.
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/his/ vidya
What are some of the best historically themed video games?
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torture: why are humans like this
>The unlucky criminals would be placed in barrels filled with dozens of starved rats who would eat the flesh off the prisoner. When the rats got full, more rats would be poured in.
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Tasmanian abos
Who are/were the most primitive people ever to live? Post about very primitive peoples ITT. Please don't be racist!

Tasmanian aborigines are my bet. No metallurgy, agriculture and no ability to make fire (they knew how to use it, but not how to make it so if their cooking fire ever went out they had to find another tribe to give them fire. There was an unspoken rule that even enemy tribes will put aside their beef and give fire to someone in need). They wore very little clothing despite living in a cold climate.

Here's a picture. Notice the scarification on their torsos. Also, the dude on the right has really big forearms, they're bigger than his bicep.
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Why do LARPagans steal protestant polemics against the Catholics? And is this the reason why the majority of LARPagans come from protestant countries?
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Post strange and macabre things from history
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History books general
warlord era books
Let's have another thread for history books.

Anyone got some other nice book charts for modern chinese history?
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What is the consensus on imperialism? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Imperialism is largely dead in today's day and age, only monarchies could be imperialistic, republics are forced to use hegemony instead since they cannot outright annex new territory most of the time.
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How did the Italian race produce so many great people?
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Why is this civilization so empty? Where are the monuments, clay tablets, etc.
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Post propaganda posters
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So we all know the kind of shady shit bankers got up to in the 20th century, but what about before then?

I guess the Medicis got up to some shenanigans, but what about the Chinese? What about SSA banking? What about Islamic banking, and Ryukyuan banking? Indian banking? Tell me of the ways of the bank.

Did the eternal Sassoon have any hand in the Amerifat civil war?
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Love how G*rms love talking about Teutoberg but rarely mention these campaigns and even when they do they downplay them
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Is there an inherent right to be alive?
Does being alive confer upon the living an inalienable right to maintain that status?

If so, how does one prove that they are alive?

If not, then is maintaining life a necessary struggle against whatever forces would find the ending of such life more convenient than its sustained existence?

What does /his/ think? Y'all do philosophy, after all, right?
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eskimos and diapers
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how the fuck did eskimos deal with baby diapers in the winter? ive got two babies and its a fucking drag changing diapers all day and these arctic assholes have to contend with extreme weather as well as a lack of resources in the deep winter. so were kids just plastered in shit and piss beyond imagination or what?
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Dagger Stab Myth
How much truth was there to the dagger stab myth?
>Dolchstoßlegende, literally "dagger stab myth") was the notion, widely believed and promulgated in right-wing circles in Germany after 1918, that the German Army did not lose World War I on the battlefield but was instead betrayed by the civilians on the home front, especially the republicans who overthrew the Hohenzollern monarchy in the German Revolution of 1918–19. Advocates denounced the German government leaders who signed the Armistice on November 11, 1918, as the "November Criminals" (German: Novemberverbrecher).
Was it real or was it Nazi propaganda? And if so how do you explain that it existed before the Nazis?
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What would a succesful Kuang Su Restoration have looked like?
Assuming the Dowager was unable to interfere and other opposition from military or eunuchs was put down. Would K'ang have pushed for a socialist state eventually and ended up creating constitutional monarchist PRC? He had some pretty wacky ideas and it seemed like the Emperor was seriously under his influence so he could've actually implemented any of pic related?
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The rule of vendetta meant that when one defeated a rival clan, they completely eradicated ever single member of the clan, including the women and babies.
When defeating enemies on the battlefield, Japs took no prisoners and just beheaded every enemy they found, even the nobles. Why are the Japanese such viscous cunts? Why do we pretend they are generally nice people and not the complete savages they are?
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poland started ww2
>I have held from the very beginning that the Poles were utterly foolish and unwise.
>Neville Henderson, British ambassador to berlin

Now the dust has settled. How can anyone argue that it was anyone other than Poland that started WW2 ?
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What the fuck was his problem?
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Tell me about the different Oase peoples
Wtf were they? From Europe but more similar to East Eurasians. Did they travel to the East or come from there? Also where did haplogroup K2 come from? Why were they so similar to Tianyuan man? Why were they so Neanderthal like? Finally did they really look like pic related?
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How did germans identified a jew in pre-WW2?
jewish vs european women
Ashkenazis are genetically European. There is zero evidence of any recent middle eastern origin. But they are so inbred that they have their own distinct genetic features. Not every Jew looks like the typical Jew, but no non-Jews look like the typical Jew.
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Was he truly a mad tyrant? The most evil man in history? Or was he the great Crusader of Europe against the Red Plague of Bolshevism? Was he, The Führer, Adolf Hitler, in actuality the greatest European of all times?
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Traditional Clothing
>hanfu is nothing but cheap polyester cosplay larping, or modernized "inspired by" soulless imitations
>meanwhile the fucking JAPS have effortlessly navigated between the traditional and the contemporary with their heritage clothes, switching from Euro-American business suits and dresses to kimonos as the occasion warrants
I'll never stop being mad. You could harness my ressentiment and it would provide clean, abundant renewable energy for the entire planet for the next century and beyond.
t. Zhang
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>the greatest conquerors of all time were mongolians
how does this make you feel?
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Why did good, Christian women of late 17th to early 19th Century Europe suddenly start showing their cleavages?

They went from wimples and robes to big white mounds popping outta a shapely bodice.
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Can someone give me a tl:dr on how the fucking vikings of all people became Christians?
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Fact Du Jour: Northern and Western Europeans were irrelevant for the vast majority of recorded history.
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why does Deleuze hate Hegel?
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So this empire lasted for over 700 years and during that time made zero scientific, technological, cultural and philosophical advancements. You could remove it from the annals of history and it wouldn't make a difference to the modern world.
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based nappy
what went wrong?
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Gorilla vs Strongman
Who would win in a fight between a peak male silverback gorilla and an international strongman competition champion like Hafthor Bjornsson?
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Let's try having a /his/ humor and memes thread.
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If gunpowder had never been invented, would monarchism still survive to the modern age?
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What % of atheist people develop some sort of mental illness in their lives?
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How the Sunni Mamluks treated the bodies of the Ismaili Fatimid Imams and their libraries
>Attached to the southern end of the eastern palace was a mausoleum known as Turbat al-Za'faraan ("The Saffron Tomb"), which served as the burial site of the caliphs.[7][4]:57 Even the remains of the Fatimid caliphs in Tunisia were transferred here when the caliphate moved to Egypt.[2] The tombs were eventually completely demolished by the Mamluk amir Jaharka al-Khalili to make way for the Khan al-Khalili in the late 14th century, which gave its name to the surrounding souq area still present today.[6][8] Jaharkas reportedly disposed of the bones of the Fatimid royal family by throwing them into the rubbish hills east of the city.[4]

Before the Mamluks did this, Saladin's Sunni soldiers also trashed and looted the Ismaili Fatimid House of Knowledge and converted Al-Azhar from Ismaili into a Sunni school and mosque destroying countless Ismaili books, scientific instruments and valuables. Saladin's soldiers also tried to rape Coptic Christian nuns who committed suicide when they attacked.
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Why are we still here?

Just to collapse?

Every night I can feel the Bosnians.

Even the Croatians

The Slavs I've lost.

Beneath the human rights I've lost.

They won't stop rebelling

It's like Yugoslavia's all still there.

You feel it too don't you?

We're gonna make the Bosnians pay for what they've done
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The true Middle Way
A warning to the Buddhists on this board. Don't fall for the perennialist trap.
It is likely that the Absolutist religions are indeed coming to the same realizations as each other: the 'I AM' realization, a non-conceptual mental transformation causing the perception of an Absolute, essence of oneness permeating all of reality and rendering multiplicity a falsehood. Such mental transformations do occur, and are the accomplishments of Absolutists.

Buddhism is different than this. The "I AM" realization is the last stand of Samsara. The realization of the Absolutist does not liberate from the rounds of rebirth.

The liberating insight is that of emptiness. Sunyata. Empty of self nature.
The single doctrine which distinguishes Buddhism from the other religions of the world, is Paticca Samuppada, Dependent Origination, and by extension, Shunyata.
This core of the Buddha's teaching is universal to all sects, from Theravada to Mahayana to Vajrayana to Dzogchen. It is the definitive, quintessential Buddhist teaching. The Four Noble Truths, the three marks of existence, even the Noble Eightfold Path (apart from Right View) can be claimed by the other Indian traditions, but NOT Dependent Origination. Dependent Origination is the single most important Buddhist teaching which sets it apart from all others.

Any Absolutist, Essentialist, Realist or Nihilistic interpretation of Buddhism, renders Dependent Origination meaningless. Do not fall for the trap. It is the nature of Samsara that afflicted minds incline towards Absolutism and Nihilism, towards reification, towards objectification.
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Is this an accurate representation of the 15th century Wallachian-Ottoman relationship?
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Is Maus the most honest holocaust literature? Elie basically admitted his books were fictionalized
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Who is excited for the debate?

Christcuck cousin of Bill Nye vs based Paganist
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Is Constantine V the most underrated Byzantine Emperor?
>Came to the throne by defeating his brother twice, proving his merit
>Initiated administrative and fiscal reforms that secured the Empire, enabling it to go on the offensive for the 1st time in centuries
>BTFO Arabs and Bulgars, the latter fled at the mere rumor of his presence.
>Left a full treasury for his successor
>Beloved by the people. Vilified and called the "Dung-named" by Iconodule cucks
>After Pliska, soldiers broke into his tomb and begged his corpse to come back and lead them again
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What are some /ss/ moments of history ?
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Invading Iraq: The Mongol Way
The fall of Baghdad is said to be one of the deadliest days in history, probably leading to the death of over 100,000.

The Mongols brought together a large army from all over Eurasia, the largest army they'd ever fielded. Soldiers were brought in from Georgia, Armenia, Mongolia, China, and even Frankish Crusaders joined in.

The Caliph of Iraq was a dumb mulatto who did not call for help from his Muslim allies. He did not build up his walls. His was given generous terms of surrender but refused them and insulted the Khan. When his armies amassed, he sent 20,000 cavalry right at them, who were quickly destroyed. The Mongols broke into the city in less than two weeks. 3000 nobles attempted to negotiate but were all killed. Then, the mongols killed nearly the entire city, destroying some of the greatest libraries,hospitals and palaces in the world. The water ran black from the ink, and red from blood.

As for the Caliph: Marco Polo says the Khan locked him in a room with treasure with no food or water. I hate GOT but it's similar to something that happened in the show.
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Basque People
Who were/are the basque people who inhabit the land between France and Spain? Is it true they are one of the only non Indo-European peoples inhabiting Europe today?
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When will these niggas release Lepanto? It's been 3 weeks since the last Ottoman video.
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What are your views on Stoicism
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I know it's a pleb war but how do you study WW2?
Staring with entry level general histories.
Beevor? Hastings? What?
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Who the fuck are these people?
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Paki heritage is built on them getting raped by various empires and having some of that dna embedded into their beta heritage
Fuck all of those retards
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What happened in Mongolia during the decades of communist rule?
How different was it from the other communist satellite states?
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List of supreme gods
Hubal, Allah
Dyaus-Pater, Brahman
El, Baal
Anu, Ea, Marduk
Anu, Enki
Dyaus-Pater, Ahura Mazda
Amon, Ra, Amon-Re, Atum, Osiris

Complete the list
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During the Nuremberg Trials, a writer was sentenced to death
>Streicher was not a member of the military and did not take part in planning the Holocaust, or the invasion of other nations. Yet his pivotal role in inciting the extermination of Jews was significant enough, in the prosecutors' judgment, to include him in the indictment of Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal – which sat in Nuremberg, where Streicher had once been an unchallenged authority. He complained throughout the process that all his judges were Jews.

>His publishing firm also released three antisemitic books for children, including the 1938 Der Giftpilz (translated into English as The Toadstool or The Poisonous Mushroom), one of the most widespread pieces of propaganda, which warned about the supposed dangers Jews posed by using the metaphor of an attractive yet deadly mushroom. The publishing firm was financially very successful and made Streicher a multi-millionaire. At the end of the war, Streicher was convicted of crimes against humanity in the Nuremberg trials and was executed.

Fair or unfair?
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Japan's advanced Pornography Culture
Unironically why have they always done this?

Why is this seemingly so prominent and advanced compared to every other nation on earth? What makes the Japanese so lewd??
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>only landed white males could vote
>power was decentralized amongst the states
>a pseudo-aristocracy ended up having the lion's share of power
>serfdom was replaced with literal slavery
Remind me how the American Revolution was "liberal" again?
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Mehmed II
Put aside your deus vault prejudice for one second. He was actually an incredible ruler. The Ottoman Julius Caesar. Given the chance he would have conquered all of Italy easily.
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This fakery is fraudulent
This vile book is hateful and mean spirited and has been exposed conclusively as a hoax but yet it continues to be presented as genuine by hateful people to justify their hate filled bigotry

Vile disgusting fake hoax
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Good historians
mary beard
Thoughts on her work and her view of Rome? Is she a good historian?

Who's your favourite historian?
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Why didn't the native Americans develop advanced civilization?
Why does it seem like Europe was the only continent to Foster civilization?
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When did you realize that Christianity is an ethnic Greek religion?
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>I spent a fuckhuge amount of time creating this ugly shit nobody wants, why aren't people giving me money
>I spent a fuckhuge amount of time mindlessly following someone else's directions and leeching off their intellectual labor with no idea of my own, why aren't you paying me the same as the guy that came up with this first
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What if
What if Abu Bakr II reached the Americas?

What changes in history?
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Matilda di Cannosa > Joan of Arc
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>The decadent & unassimilable hordes from Southern Europe & the East whose presence in large numbers is a direct & profound menace to the continued growth of the Nordic-American nation we know. Some people may like the idea of a mongrel America like the late Roman Empire, but I for one prefer to die in the same America that I was born in.
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Nordicism BTFO in one tweet
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You're in highschool at your first day of the freshman year. This is your class. Who would you sit next to and why?
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Why didn't he just build more civy factories and infrastructure?

Italy can be nearly as powerful as Germany, especially if they go for Yugoslavia early on.
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>In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we’ve discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning. We’ve learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose.

>The symptoms of this crisis of the American spirit are all around us. For the first time in the history of our country a majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years. Two-thirds of our people do not even vote. The productivity of American workers is actually dropping, and the willingness of Americans to save for the future has fallen below that of all other people in the Western world.

Why didn't we listen to him?
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Can we talk about the Fujiwara clan and the power they exercised over court? How did it develop from the mere "suggestion" that the emperor should marry their daughters? What exactly led to the genpei war?
I ponder about the nature of these things.
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What happened to the arabs?
Arabs then was a big deal, creator of great civilization and great empires, ad also that they was the most enlighted nation back then. What happened? Why now they are so pathetic? Why now they loses every war and don't produce everything relevant?
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Europeans aren't spiritual.
Brown people are. Brown people made Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Anyone who says otherwise is a coping Whiteoid
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Psychology and Marxism
How was/is pyschology, psychotherapy and mental illness treated in Marxist nations like the USSR and China etc?

I know that in the capitalist west today, profitability and lobbying influences philosophy heavily with highly politicized 'scientific' guides like the DSM regularly changing to profit the pharmaceutical and insurance institutions.

Going back further the shift away from lobotomies and the shutting down of many institutions when it was revealed how cruel many were marked a major shift in the 20th century.

I'm curious how marxist/communist/socialist nations dealt with this aspect and how their philosophy for treatment was both similar and different from here. Thanks in advance.
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Moroccan clay
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How has America retained so much religiosity in comparison to Europe? It doesn't even have state-supported churches or monarchs, so I don't see why Christianity would remain such a strong influence over there, especially when their own Constitution explicitly makes out the USA to be a secular state.
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Charles the handsome
*continues to live*
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Post bad mockups of famous historical photos.
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Why does Europe follow a semitic religion?
How did a small Jewish sect manage to become state religion of the Roman empire and Europe ended up with what largely is a semitic bronze age religion aka Christianity?
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Why did the Chicano movement fail?
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Why is Teddy so based?
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Post your favorite Anals of History
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I just got done donating hundreds of books on Nordic history to as many schools and libraries as possible. I think it's a really great thing that as many people as possible learn about our amazing culture and history. What are you doing to help and further the cause of public knowledge?
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Explain Gnosticism (Christian)
Basically all that I can gather is these following ideas

1. The God (YHWH) of the OT / Torah and God (The one Jesus talks about in the NT / Bible) are retconned into being two seperate entities with YHWH being retconned into being a flawed or even evil being

2. The true god exists in the form of 30 emanations (think the trilogy) that represent godly and good archetypes concepts and ideas (Idea, Words, Wisdom, Church, Christ, Man etc) with half being male and half female allowing them metaphorically give birth to more emanations

3. OT / Torah god was created due to some mythological or theological event or fuck up that created an imperfect being that couldn’t exist in the whole of the universe (god). So he gets kicked out but if he gets kicked out of god then that must mean somewhere exists for him to be kicked out into thus the universe (our universe at least) exists

4. The OT / Torah god basically gets his memory wiped and believes that if he Dosent remember anything exisiting before him he must be god

5. OT / Torah basically happen the same except the snake is actually one of the emanations of the true god or some shit who convinced humans to eat the from the tree of knowledge to stop them acting like literal animals

6. New Testament is basically the same with Jesus trying to make people woke that his Father (True god) and the Jewish / OT god are two seperate beings

Also some other bullshit about how the false / Bad god has seven bad angels / daemons or some shit that control earth and each planet in the solar system or some shit. Am I getting this right?
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Medieval Europe was the height of civilization.
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Roman Catholicism vs Protestantism
Roman Catholicism:
>Preserved Greco-Roman philosophy
>Invented universities
>Was the only institution in the Middle Ages that promoted peace among other Christian nations
>Forbid slavery among other Christians
>"The bible is open to interpretation bro"
>Played a critical role in the development of Western culture

>Was responsible for pointless religious wars between Christian nations
>Invented bible literalism
>Lied and distorted history because the Catholic Church made enlightenment thinkers butthurt.
>Was responsible for Evangelicalism
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What are the best /his/torical video games of all time?
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Brits and French got blitzkrieg by THIS?
its literally a tractor with machine guns
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Western "historians": The Red Army was shit at the start of the war because of Stalin's ruthless purges. He'd literally throw someone in the Gulag (at best) for making one minor mistake

Also Western "Historians": The Red Army somehow ended up with the single best team of commanders by 1945, as if by magic.

Is it time to admit that this genius saved the world?
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Please name 1 (one) thing this man did wrong
>inb4 killing communists
I said wrong
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Roman Republic divisions
So from what i understand during the Roman Republic there were different political divisions.
Or there were some places that were fully roman others were client states etc.
When you look for a map of the Republic it always just shows on big area that was under Roman control.
Wasn't it a progress from a patchwork of different types of controlled areas to finally during the empire one country.
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How did the race system work in South Africa?
Did they check who your parents and grandparents were like the Nazis?

Because I've heard that you only needed to look white to count as white. So does that mean that white turk or a mixed guy that looked white could count as white?
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How did Aachen, once capital of the Frankish Empire, become so irrelevant?
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Western Zodiac Is Retarded
Did you know that the stars are not even aligned with the zodiacs they are based on?

The positions of the stars in the time of year has shifted since ancient times so your zodiac is a scam.

Here is link to your actual zodiac
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Is it true that if caesar lost the civil war, pompey would become a dictator anyway? if so, why did the senate hate caesar so much, while being ok with an equally strong and influential pompey?
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You ride with Hitler
post old propaganda
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middle ages
when will the "le dark ages" meme end?
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Plato's Philosopher King
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Who was in the wrong here?
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So what’s the likelihood that Hitler was a Rothschild agent?
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Is J2 the civilization building gene?
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Long live the Republic.
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Civil War
A friend of mine told me that the Southern states were already planning to abolish the slavery anyway, that the Confederate commanders didn't own slaves, that Lincoln was a white supremacist and that the Republicans were against racism, while democrats hate blacks.

How much of all of this is bullshit?
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So what exactly happened to the Dorset culture ?
of pre-inuit group of indigenous to greenland , the first ones the norse encountered , mysteriously got replaced by the Thule culture from which all modern inuits descend from .
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