Napoleon is overrated.
He was a pussy-worshiping kuk who got lucky a couple times fighting Italians and coalition forces.
He censored the press, he was a despotic monarch who put his stupid family in positions of immense power, and marched millions under his command into senseless death cus he couldn't bully Russia to stop trading with Britain.
I used to think he was cool, that is, until I really read about him.
>East Germanic languages are ddeeeeaaaadd
Why the hell didn't the Gothic languages take root in Iberia and the northern Italian peninsula? Why is an entire section of the Germanic language family gone forever? Wasn't it enough that pure Anglo Saxon English was raped by Norman latinates?
Why are northern aboriginals (say the Coast Salish) so dark skinned? Vancouver is the same latitude as Luxembourg, but the indigenous populations look completely different.
I am really curious about the historical reasons for this, was it due to recent population movements? Climate?
Philosophically illiterate fag here.
Is there any philosopher I can read that justifies conservative values, family values, honoring family values, patriotism and this kind of thing? Pic somehow related.
There is a mod for mount and blade:warband called floris. Like mount and blade it attempts to be allegorical to history.
It focuses on battles between 20-800 soldiers and pic related is some of the units one of the nations can have. How close to medeivil nation was this one?
Is there a philosopher who puts great emphasis on collective spirit and loyalty to one's society? I'm currently reading Mr. Spookbuster and would like to see the opposite side of the coin.
I read Leviathan. However, it doesn't really have much to do with ethics. He does a nice job of proving why society is necessary, though. I also read Locke (Two Treatises of Government).
Hobbes is more about loyalty to a sovereign than society itself.
What OP is asking for is really the orthodox position when it comes to political philosophy (ie we are better together than apart), so there is an element of it in almost all political philosophies.
The furthest you can get away from Stirner's egotist shit would probably communism I guess, so you could say Marx is the opposite end of the spectrum.
Redpill me on this war /his/. Would Iraq still be considered the bad guys if they didn't break the geneva convention and used chemical weapons?
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Explain to me how giants can exist in every single ancient mythology?
Also explain how giants have the same origin, being a result of Heaven copulating with Earth?
Was there ever a more glorious/romantic style of combat?
It's crazy how this shit started
>As Dickson had predicted, initially air combat was extremely rare, and definitely subordinate to reconnaissance. There are even stories of the crew of rival reconnaissance aircraft exchanging nothing more belligerent than smiles and waves.
>This soon progressed to throwing grenades, and other objects - even grappling hooks. The first aircraft brought down by another was an Austrian reconnaissance aircraft rammed on 8 September 1914 by Russian pilot Pyotr Nesterov...
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Which city has the best collection of art?
no. all of its art was basically looted by france. the uffizi has some great stuff admittedly, but it is small relative to the british museum or the louvre. its the architecture is influential no doubt, but a lot of it makes no sense with all of its churches stripped of all of its fine art and most of medieval florence demolished after risorgimento baka. and a lot of its buildings can be seen in three days or so, very provincial imo
Would you have fought for your country in WW2 if there was a choice in doing so and you wouldn't have been just forced to do it anyway?
What non-English language has the best and most original thinking taking place with it?
Is it Hebrew or Chinese or something else?
I disagree that Chinese is one of the best, it's actually pretty bad because its structure lends itself to a lot of misunderstandings.
Anyone who speaks a little mandarin thinks right away "hey, won't this structure cause people to be correcting themselves to others all the fucking time?".
And you know what? It does.
What was Jesus' endgame? Did he sincerely wish to create a more just society or was he trying to rid Israel of Roman rule? Was his nonviolence a way to criticize belligerent Roman policy?
Also, do scholars believed be called himself the Son of God, or was this an embellishment by his early followers?
Trinity didn't exist, nor did people believe Jesus was the son of God, for around 3 centuries after Christ. Eventually people decided they wanted to deify and worship him and built a whole doctrine around it because thats what humans are naturally inclined to do.
How was life in Tibet before the chinese took over?
Why did Africans never domesticate Zebra's, or any animal for that matter?
Imagine how terrifying an army of Africans riding zebras and giraffes would be. They would have had a huge advantage had they put in the effort to domesticate certain African wildlife.