Were there any 19th century unification movements in Scandinavia, as there were for Italy and Germany? If there were, why didn't any of them succeed? Were the countries just too different from each other, having unique languages and all?
Scandinavia is a big place, big enough to have separate entities. When you look at Italy, it's sort of obvious that it should be one country, the same with the general Germany region. But the Scandi nations have been separate for centuries and generally across geographical lines. Finland is on its own, Denmark is a peninsula of its own, only Norway and Sweden could possibly merge and they do have a closer history but they are generally separated by a mountain range, well, Norway is the mountain range, Sweden is the flatter part.
What did he do right?
i don't care what he did who he killed his personality makes up for it
he's the embodiment of what dictatorship should be all about
I'll rephrase my question. How would South Africa have looked today without the introduction of apartheid, /his/?
And the Vela incident was totes SA and Israel blowing up a nuke in the desert, right?
That's a better question. Good work.
Given equivalent Anglophone countries that went through less formal apartheid, like Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, or Victoria much of the happenstance of the era still would have gone on with a nod and a wink from a blind bat. Probably a greater "anti-communist" angle too with everyone knowing exactly what communism meant.
Of course this wouldn't happen. Had the Crown or the Crown's representative illegally blocked apartheid...
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Queensland, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, or Victoria were majority white
>there are people on /his/ who think that Napoleon didn't save the French Revolution
How can you live with such ignorance?
Bonapartism is the synthesis of monarchy and revolution. The ultimate solution to the illnesses of our time.
Napoleon was far above and beyond a mere saviour of the revolution. He in fact saved the entire world, the world simply hasn't realized it just yet.
This thread was made in the name of Napoleon III, the most Gracious, the most Merciful.
Did nothing wrong?
Bane for his nation?
I'm watching The Musketeer and I was wondering about this era in French history. Are the rapier fights realistic? The French seem to have been pretty badass but what the fuck happened? Today they are a bunch of faggot baguette eating pussies.
What is truly the musketeer culture?
The French have, since the end of the Hundred Years War, consistently been overwhelmingly strong in terms of military and economy. This never actually stopped. Even after WW2 they were still fighting for colonies. The dumb myth that the French are cowards is American because they didn't support the Afghanistan/Iraq interventions, and didn't join the coalitions. Now something bad happens to France and all of a sudden the government has their élan back and goes straight into bombing shit.
>he French seem to have been pretty badass but what the fuck happened? Today they are a bunch of faggot baguette eating pussies.
Near every thread about othwer nationalities like this is posted by an American, by some fat walt that takes some sort of personal pride in the achievements of others that share their nationality.
>I just saw Vikings, they were hella cool, what happened?
When did people begin to address the American Revolution as such? I know for a fact the term 'revolution' was restricted to the astronomical domain until around 1789, so it couldn't have been contemporary. Was it a retroactive naming after the French Revolution? But who started it and why?
So, we're steeped in asymmetrical warfare right now but...
Who were the best guerrilla fighters in history?
I'd argue it would be either the Vietcong, Afghan mujahadeen or IRA but... I feel like it might actually be another movement. Thoughts?
Why isn't the Seven Years' War considered the first World War?
>Spanned multiple continents
>Involved the great powers of Europe
Didn't touch the whole world. The majority of Asia and Africa weren't involved, unlike in WW1 and WW2, where they were either massively involved (China, Japan, Ottoman Empire) or involved via colonial proxy (India, African colonies, Islamic world).
Am I remembering right that the Seven Years War was very important in that it caused or led to the American and thd French Revolutions? And rippling on to Napoleon, the new country USAs actions and so on.
Why is Jesus always depicted as a white man?
He wasn't very brown skinned.. more towards white.
Tell me the story of how it came to be and how it became what it is now.
I truly do not see Pakistan surviving another century or so given its volatile support and terrorist sponsored activities against both Iran and India which surround it on either side.
Its creation was a mistake.
How was Napoleon able to hold control of so many countries before his abdication?
I know he often put his family members in power within foreign countries, but couldn't those people subjected to him still rebel? If so, did they not because they actually supported him?
Also, Napoleon general thread.
All of Europe was used to being ruled by asshole royals who didn't give a shit about the peasantry. Why would they rise up against the dude supposedly liberating them from the royal assholes?
What went right?
What is the most important war in history? Is it WW2?WW1? The Napoleonic wars?The hundred years war?
Xerxes invasion of Greece.
The entire Greek foundation for most of western civilization's intellectual notions: Mathematics, civics, philosophy, literature, the works, all stem from Greece.
It was the Persian wars that woke the Greeks up to the outside world, got them moving, and provided an influx of wealth when they started bringing in Persian plunder that provided for a lot of it.
Why do we take continental philosophy seriously again? I just can't trust something that makes so many baseless assumptions. Where my Analytic bros at? Philosophy should side with maths and science not forget all the personal opinons?