Can art threads be a thing here where we just post and talk about art?
We used to have them on /lit/ but that's pretty much done now.
Why do they look so Asian?
What are the biggest blunders in history?
>somehow manages to fuck up diplomacy with Britain
>doesn't renew the non-aggression pact with Russia, so Russia allies itself with France
>invades Belgium so Britain enters the war against him
>what is diplomacy
>mfw fighting half of Europe helped only by Austrians (shitty at war) and Turks (shitty at everything)
>not even soldiers just pirates
>avoided combat prefering to attack undefended targets
>when they fought they lost majority of time
>run away on multiple ocasions
>muh brave warriors
What the fuck? Hell even among pirates they were pussies if you compare them to the guys from golden age of piracy.
The same could be said of most people.
Going against stronger or equal forces is dumb most of the time.
What did the medieval Yoruba cities look like? Architecture, politics, etc.
I don't know why someone thought it was a good idea to discourage generals in the sticky. They are essential for minority interests. Must be one casual fucker who conceived that.
For example this thread could be part of a wider non-Eurasian civilisations general.
Which is it, /his/?
There are some theories that say that consciousness is the act of several parts of the brain communicating and debating with itself, instead of just merely reacting to external stimuli
My money is on funtionalism. Conciousness is *probably* a mechanism to help us survive and preform the same tasks all other mammals on earth effectively. But from that we birthed existentialism, which comes with it's own sleu of problems.
But with that being said I could also see it being a quantum thing, or simply the conciousness exists in another dimension of sorts that we just can't discover yet. I believe fully mapping the brain will give some powerful insights. Ultimately whatever we think is probably wrong, and we will never be certain of anything. I...
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Red and blue ball sitting on table.
Me: which ball will I pick up next?
God: <names a ball>
Me: <picks up the other ball>
Does this thought experiment prove future reading is impossible?
Was American imperialism a bad thing?
ITT: inaccurate but good /his/ films. I'll start.
Does religion (Christianity especially) hold back science?
Occasionally. But I wouldn't say that Christianity is especially guilty of this. If anything, for long periods of time, Christianity actually HELPED spread knowledge and scientific understanding. Even today, the best research comes from nations that are or were Christian. And compared to, say, Islam, Christianity as a whole is positively pro-science, even if there were(and still are, for some people) some sacred cows like Earth being at the center of the universe.
The churches have done much to foster scientific progress, but I wouldn't say that's a direct result of Christianity, rather the institutions having enough money to create/maintain/fund educational facilities.
ITT: the three things in history you would change if you could.
>Byzantium wouldn't fall to the Turks
>Scotland and England wouldn't unite
>the Sima family never usurps the Cao family so China doesn't go under the Jin dynasty which lead to the Wu Hu uprising and subsequent growth of nomadic steppe powers which prevents the Xianbei, Shatuo Turks, Khitans, Jurchens, Mongols and Manchus from ever becoming powerful
Post your favorite flags ITT. I like flags with eagles on them. They're really a noble bird.
This is my favorite French flag.
While we're at it, what's the historical reason for this?
I really like the flag of the Republic of China.
Has India contributed anything valuable throughout history? Do they have anything to be proud of?
no poo comments pls
Which school of tank design is superior?
The russian durable, easy to produce, easy to drive, easy to repair tank or the german heavy, powerful, expensive and complicated war machine?
Does this logic also applies to other historical weapons, like the crossbow-longbow comparison, and the spear-sword one?
Also talk tanks, I know next to nothing so I'd love some links and such to light reading or videos.
Quantity beats quality with tanks every time. A tank is really just a cannon on tracks. It's only meant to withstand infantry fire. But it can't even do that now that TOWs exist. Basically you can't build a tank with armor strong enough to withstand fire from another tank.
>Let's align the cannon with the chassis
>Surely that will make target acquisition fast and easy!
Claim your /his/ waifu before someone does
Literally have this picture printed out, cut and posted above my dorm bed (among other things)