Who was the best Naval commander in history? I nominate Chester Nimitz. What he did simply could not have been accomplished by any other Naval commander in history. What do you guys think makes a truly good Naval commander, and how is it different from that of an army commander?
What do you honestly think Nimitz did that was so special? Not much really, US leadership in the Pacific left a lot to be desired compared to other theaters of war. Don't get me wrong, he was OK, but he's guilty like all the rest of failing to incorporate economics into the broader war strategy. Only 4% of carrier strikes were targeted at Japanese merchant shipping but they did 13% of the damage.
It's just stupid reading about how admirals and even guys like LeMay prolonged the war for months by completely ignoring this issue.
What do you think about Chomsky /his/?
Pretty good ideas and insight into linguistics though tends to be far too abstract sometimes.
Still much better and far easier to understand than this guy though.
How can you know which one is right?
What type of cross was Jesus of Nazareth most likely crucified on?
It is commonly accepted that a sign stating "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" was affixed above him, so this seems to discredit the idea that it was a tau crucifix (pic related)
The Jehovah's Witnesses claim he was crucified on a crux simplex, or just a simple stake. The Orthodox Church asserts that a bar was placed beneath his feat so as to support his weight (which is where the Three Barred Cross comes from)
So which is most likely?
Is morality subjective?
Lets discuss this man /his/.
ITT: The Pacific War
From Burma to the Aleutian Islands, there's so much to discuss about the Pacific War
Analytical or continental philosophy?
Could Hitler have achieved his Lebensraumy dreams if Poland was allied with the USSR instead of Britain and France?
Churchill would have needed to have died before the invasion to prevent Britain from entering the war regardless. A strong Germany was a clear threat to the imperial England and Churchill never shied away from war.
There are people on /his/ right now, that unironically believe nationalism existed in any form, prior to the 19th century when it started.
Well, nobody ever said nationalists were smart.
When did last names came to be? Are there any cultures without last names? IIRC Atatürk made a reform where everyone in Turkey had to get a last name. Was there any country where they had some other identification structure or none at all?
What exactly do you mean by last name? Are you including references such as x from y and/or z son of y? If you don't include the latter then Island is a prime example of an existing country which does not uses last names.
Poland, a country the fraction the size of France, with a fraction of the economic, industrial and military power, was attacked by Germany AND Russia and resisted for over a month.
Poland had no tanks, no modern air power, barely any artillery or anti-tank guns, and was terribly outnumbered. They had no allies and no help.
They resisted for 36 days.
France, a huge, leading military power, had Char 1-B tanks markedly superior to German machines, fuck-ton of artillery, lines of heavy fortification, modern fighter planes, and endless blowjobs from Parisian whores.
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>Poland had no tanks
They also made use of French built R 35s
> no modern air power
PZL 11s, 23s, and 37s.
> barely any artillery or anti-tank guns
They had well over a thousand field guns; I'm less sure about ATGs, but most armies would field similar numbers of each.
>France lasted 35 days
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THREAD ON THE GREATEST AND MOST BASED COUNTLY ON EARTH.
I WRITE IN CAPS BECAUSE I AM A YELLING JAPANESE MAN
>Now [Bohemond] was such as, to put it briefly, had never before been seen in the land of the Romans [that is, Greeks], be he either of the barbarians or of the Greeks (for he was a marvel for the eyes to behold, and his reputation was terrifying). Let me describe the barbarian's appearance more particularly – he was so tall in stature that he overtopped the tallest by nearly one cubit, narrow in the waist and loins, with broad shoulders and a deep chest and powerful arms. And in the whole build of the body he was neither too slender nor overweighted with flesh, but perfectly proportioned and, one might say, built in conformity with the canon of Polycleitus... His skin all over his body was very white, and in his face the white was tempered with red. His hair was yellowish, but did not hang down to his waist like that of the other barbarians; for the man was not inordinately vain of his hair, but had it cut short to the ears. Whether his beard was reddish, or any other colour I cannot say, for the razor had passed over it very closely and left a surface smoother than chalk... His blue eyes indicated both a high spirit and dignity; and his nose and nostrils breathed in the air freely; his chest corresponded to his nostrils and by his nostrils...the breadth of his chest. For by his nostrils nature had given free passage for the high spirit which bubbled up from his heart. A certain charm hung about this man but was partly marred by a general air of the horrible... He was so made in mind and body that both courage and passion reared their crests within him and both inclined to war. His wit was manifold and crafty and able to find a way of escape in every emergency. In conversation he was well informed, and the answers he gave were quite irrefutable. This man who was of such a size and such a character was inferior to the Emperor alone in fortune and eloquence and in other gifts of nature.
Let's settle this: was Anna Komenena dicked by Bohemond?
Name a historical civilization that no longer exists and some sort of law it had that was innovative for the time.
Golden Liberty in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, first modern example of democracy.