Would a fully cloned human being have a soul?
What exactly made John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough such a great military commander? I hear people talk about him like he was one of the greatest commanders to ever live. What did he do to warrant such respect? Did he have any equals in the time period? Eugene? Spinola?
he repeatedly strategically and tactically outmaneuvered his opponents beating them so badly that the french king once thanked one of his later generals for not having lost as badly as his predecessors.
and he did this while having to manage a multinational coalition with competeing objectives and requirements.
he was a master of marching and logistics and won most of his battles by fairly crushing exchange rates
blenheim he had 52000 men and 66 guns against 56000 and 90 guns and took losses of...
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>and he did this while having to manage a multinational coalition with competeing objectives and requirements.
Britain's military history in a nutshell
Form and manage coalitions to beat France
or germany, britains foreign policy as a general rule has been to prevent any single power arising in europe that could threaten britain, and to keep trade open with as much of europe as possible.
Whenever you read about early art history, there's always a huge chapter devoted to ancient Greek column style. WHY? What is so fucking important about whether a column is Corinthian or not? Is it a conspiracy? Nobody cares about this shit.
Historians are obsessed with what was left behind, not necessarily what is or was important. That's why the Renaissance gets it's own chapter in history books when it was just fucking paintings and sculptures, it left stuff behind for historians to obsess over.
Try reading some early Japanese history. Not even art history, just regular history. 10 000 years of pottery with ropes on it and nothing else, because nothing else was left behind.
Was he really a bad guy?
Personally, I find Goebbels, Himmler, Dirlewanger, and Eichmann much scarier people than good ol' Adolphin here. But then again, they probably wouldn't be in charge without him, so who knows?
Hitler was a terrible military general and he destroyed Germany.
>So James told me "Fuck this, i want to become a king in Borneo" and he didi it! The absolute madman!
So here let's discuss the Kingdom of Sarawak and the circumstances that led to it's creation.
Any one here an Oob autist?
Im trying to find the actual composition of the 5.(schwerer) Kompanie of a Panzergrenadier battalion 1943 or 1944. Can't find shit on the internet and I have no books on the matter.
I already went to the pages like wwiidaybyday and lexicon der wehrmacht.
Alternatively, post if you have it, the OoB of the PzGren-Division Grossdeutschland closer to may 1944.
Also post panzergrenadier panzergrenadiering or any other OoB from german units or shtaty from the soviets; the most descriptive the better.
Nazi Germany vehicles are the shit.
Choose your poison, from best to worst
What was the historical basis for the Serbs genociding the Bosnians in the 90s? Shouldn't the Serbs have been more interested in genociding the Croats given the Ustase and all that?
My impression was that the Ottoman occupation of Serbia was fairly hands off all things considered and that most of the janissary business was in Albania and so on.
>Shouldn't the Serbs have been more interested in genociding the Croats given the Ustase and all that?
Remember that WW2 Croatia included Bosnia, and that Bosnian muslims participated in the whole thing.
I nominate Douglas Haig, the Butcher of the Somme. His arrogance killed hundreds of thousands of British and French soldiers for nothing. Then called it a "Glorious Victory"
>worst general of WW1
>Not the Spaghetti Grinder himself
Why dont we have a tread where we show amazing painting/pictures of war and after war?
Posting this gem.
Woe to the vanquished.
In life the conqueror takes all.
Why were eunuchs so often vilified in traditional Chinese historiography?
Because they came to hold a lot of power in the court, had a hand in all sorts of intrigues and were pretty self serving in general.
It actually has nothing to do with the fact that they're eunuchs, if another group composed of people with intact benis and balls did the same things they did they would be vilified as well. You couldn't criticize the Emperor for being a weak kuk of course.
Weren't they made eunuchs so they'd be more trustworthy? Because they couldn't start their own dynasty's and nepotism would be less of an issue?
Maybe it was a machismo thing. They weren't quite men but still had a lot of power and that raised a few alarms?
Is this accurate?
Finally living my childhood dream and taking my first year of Greek and Roman studies at the University of Victoria in September.
What should I expect?
Also, university and education thread, I guess. Post yours, share stories/experiences.
"Just remember anon, a university is just like any other corporation. You need to be on the lookout for lies at all times, especially from your professors" - paraphrase of my Native American studies professor, he was right.
Nice one OP. What are you planning to do after college? Academia? If you're not planning to get a job in a field related to your degree, I'd advise you look into working part-time (so you can have a good few months of work-experience on your CV by the time you graduate) or learning a marketable, in-demand skill so you can easily find a job out of college and avoid the period of NEETdom that many anons find themselves in. Apparently employers value months/year of work-experience more than degrees even if it's in a completely pleb-tier job because it shows you had your shit together enough to work somewhere and not be fired.
Ok all you philosophy hipsters, who's the philosopher you really enjoy and think had some great things to say, but just never got the recognition they deserved?
Santayana for me, I find his materialism coupled with his intense love of the arts and humanities really appealing. I have a feeling that if modern popular atheism has followed his lead rather than Russell, we'd be better off.
Who are some others? I want some great, not as well known, dudes to read.
I wanted to share some of my writings which pertain to the nature of humanity and the people we hate in the world.