What are some of /his/ general book recommendations that a lover of history would undoubtedly enjoy?
Will bump with a number of the books that I would recommend to others.
First Book, an excellent account of what combat at Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme would have been like.
So the other day I decided to pick up Thus Spoke Zarathustra, not sure who the translation is done by but fucking hell.
This entire book reads as smoothly as a river of bricks, getting through even a single sentence is clunky and a struggle for me.
Is this something commonly complained about, or did the translator just fuck up horribly?
Was National Socialist Germany actual a socialist country?
"We don't say to the rich 'Give to the poor', we say 'German people, help each other'. Rich or poor, each one must help thinking, there's someone even poorer than I am, and I want to help them as a fellow countryman."
-The H man himself
Is this map and the popular concensus of the size of the Mongol Empire legitimate or is this the result of historians just fluffing up the Mongols accomplishments?
why was he hated during the war? why is he loved now?
post your maps and shit bros. Also, what are some good alt history books? Is there a list like this, but with books?
That was shit desu senpai
Were they right?
Obviously. Empathy is an evolved trait, and the source of all morality. The fact that it's even a question whether religious barbarism is the source of human decency illustrates the profound stupidity of the religious mind.
>sends Lenin to Russia to start a civil war and get them out of the war and free up his eastern front
>communicates with the Irish and they start a rebellion against the british instead of joining them in fighting Germany
>tells Mexico they can have Arizona and New Mexico if they attack the USA
what a slick son of a bitch. How did he lose the war? And why do edge lord germanboos praise an autist like Hitler instead of this guy?
Because he was personally responsible for a number of foreign policy mishaps like the Kruger Telegram and the Daily Mail interview that revealed the emperor's intellectual extravagance, his incoherent regard for facts, and a complete lack of political moderation and balance combined with an excessive urge towards display.
Were the Confederates the bad guys?
No. Lincoln was a tyrant. States should be allowed to secede. Also, anyone who says "lol the CSA would be a third world shithole today" are off base and ignorant. Theres no way to tell what it would be like today. It could very well have been just as good if not better than the USA by today.
ITT: We discuss the greatest empire in world history.
Why were they so based /his/? Could they have civilized the world if not for the stinky German "war machine"?
You don't really get to use quotes as an attempt to deride something when that something ground the entire continent to a halt twice, Anon. Even if they lost.
That said, the british were pretty based. But "civilizing the world"? Nah, not even close.
>have a system of law that allows independent corporations to exist and be safe from arbitrary taxation and government interference
>be close enough to continental Europe to pick up on new ideas but far enough away that any semi-competent defender can hold off an invasion
>have massive collieries and iron mines right near each other
Of course, the whole corporation thing actually...
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I hear Pope Benedict XVI was an amazing theologian, and talents were overshadowed by his lack of charisma.
What theological contributions has Benedict XVI made? Has he written anything that a lay person can understand?
I don't know about his theology. I do know he did far more to investigate and stop the sex abuse things going on the Church (long before he was Pope and continuing to after he become Pope) than anyone else, yet the media made it seem like he was turning a blind eye.
>I hear Pope Benedict XVI was an amazing theologian, and talents were overshadowed by his lack of charisma.
You heard wrong.
He wrote a book about Jesus that was full of errors when compared to the Bible.
The fact that Josef Mengele never got what he deserved is one of the biggest injustices in history.
>In 1923, it read: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
>In 1954, in response to the Communist threat of the times, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words "under God," creating the 31-word pledge we say today.
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>Was it to teach those godless Marxists a lesson?
>Did it work?
In the sense that it helped brainwash entire swaths of generations of Americans, yes.
Luckily that shit didn't work on me though.
It might have hurt patriotism. I remember I knew a lot of kids that thought the phrase made the pledge meaningless. On the other hand I doubt it seriously made people more religious or give second thoughts to Communism. I think overall that means it's a net lose.
Which Christian martyr had the worst death?
St. Lawrence had a very unenviable death.
He was slowly roasted on an iron grid, but apparently he still had the balls at one point to say "I'm well done. Turn me over!"
He became the patron saint of cooks and comedians for that.
Getting flayed alive is fucking awful.
>Pontius Pilate hated Jesus and wanted him crucified