Tell me about the Austro-Hungarian empire
Is it just me or is it hard to take a /his/ board seriously when no one really posts sources at all?
Do religious people have an argument for why they believe in their specific deity/religion, and not any other, other than "I believe it, therefore it is true" ?
Reason I'm asking is that there was a place and time in history when there were people who literally believed Zeus, Poseidon, or Thor and Odin were real, and yet we now call that "mythology".
It varies from religion to religion.
Islam says it's because the Quran is so elegant that is has to be from god
Buddhism is basically because you know it in your heart.
Christianity bases everything off the resurrection.
I'm not sure about other religions.
Did Hitler really say he and the German people were oppressed by the West?
This cartoon seems to point to that, and he was mocked for it.
If he did say it, were his accusations legitimate?
This seems to be the strategy of Islamists.
Is belief in god a choice?
Is luck real?
OP's pic is not clover, but Oxalis.
Clover is this pic. The leaves are not heart shaped.
>the world is shit because of unstable third world nations
>which are mainly caused by the shenanigans of the Cold War
>which happened because Russia embraced communism
>which happened because Russia was in a crisis trying to modernize after left behind by Western Europe
>which happened because of the divide between East and West in Europe
>which happened because of the separation of the churches
>which happened because of the separation of the Latin and Greek parts of the Roman Empire and subsequent fall of the Latin part
>which happened because of over-stretching and invading Germanic tribes
>the world is shit because people in societies without a social safety net or adequate medical care tend to breed like rabbits
>the abundance of these societies was partly caused by the shenanigans of the Cold War but mostly caused by the fact that industrialization and liberal democracy are an anomaly in human society
>the Cold War happened because Germans fucked up Europe, and Russians can't stop sucking despotic dick
>which happened due to complex...
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Why didn't the Romans ever expand towards the North? Nothing worth conquering? They knew that there was stuff deeper into Africa. Why didn't they bother expanding towards Ethiopia? Why was it always Persians they tried to fuck with?
>Why didn't the Romans ever expand towards the North?
>Why didn't they bother expanding towards Ethiopia?
no point, its just desert
>Why was it always Persians they tried to fuck with?
They were enemies
Actually I think it was Augustus that tried to conquer Arabia Felix but failed.
Nubia was between friendly and subordinated and Ethiopia became friendly after christianization.
There was nothing worthy in the north of Europe or south of the Sahara apart from the aforementioned ethiopians.
Which empires treated conquered peoples the best? Which treated them the worst?
Most empires lasted long enough that different people got very different treatment.
For example, the occupation of the Philippines by the US, and the occupation of Japan were only two generations apart, but they were very, very different occupations.
The Mongols would probably massacre you if you hadn't surrendered the second you contacted them.
>Which empire treated conquered people the best
Achaemenid empire (few slaves, religious freedom throughout the empire, allowed jews to return to Judea)
>Which Empire treated them worst
Spanish Empire (enslaved natives, introduced inquisition, imported slaves)
Do people really fear what they don't understand or is that false?
Why do bolshevists and egalitardians always claim to represent "the working class" when it fact it's always been workers and farmers that have suffered the most throughout leftist reigns in history?
Just a few examples from history:
- The Khmer rogue systematically exterminating the rural farmer and peasants worker population in cambodia
- The kulak farmer caste within Ukraine getting exterminated during the holodomor by the soviet bolshevists
- The vendeé farmers being slaughtered mercilessly in countless massacres during the french counter-revolution
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>The vendeé farmers being slaughtered mercilessly in countless massacres during the french counter-revolution
That was only one part of France. The rebels were the ones who initiated conflict, anyway.
I think Stalin did far more than Hitler did.
Germany already had industry and infrastructure, Russia didn't. All Hitler did was raise Germany like a phoenix out of the ashes, Stalin however, created a superpower from basically scratch.
Gold is universally considered highly valuable. But why? Just because it is shiny? Are humans really that superficial in their thought processes?
Post all of your best history memes, /his/
Hello /his/ I am looking for textual criticism of the Bible and perhaps the Quran, though that's probably not very common.
>pic unrelated, just something I want to read eventually
>Contradictions and Vile Utterances - Zoroastrian Critique of Judaism.pdf