Was Jesus an avatar of Vishnu?
No, Jesus never mentioned Vishnu.
Vishnu is just another imposter.
Who was he?
If 'history was written by the victors,' why is Marie Antoinette generally received sympathetically while Robespierre (and other revolutionaries) are not?
Is there any truth in this?
How come France lost the Algerian war?
The same way every material power loses every asymmetric war. Costs involved in fighting the weaker party are too high to be worth the goal conceived.
In particular, the use of torture to break resistance cells was viewed as abhorrent and killed a lot of French support when further hostilities broke out.
Because a great film had to be made.
But really, this.
So, was Roosevelt as great as they say?
I watched a Ken Burns documentary and it practically said he was Jesus himself. Thoughts?
There's this war that happened in South America that I can't seem to remember the details of. I think Colombia was involved. It was notable in the fact that like 80% (or some obscene amount) of a country was killed. Am I remembering this wrong or did something like this happen? What was this war?
Paraguayan war. Between Paraguay and Brazil (mostly). Some estimates put the adult male population dead at 70%, although from what I gather (and I haven't studied the period much) modern estimates seem to think that was a bit exaggerated.
However, the Pope did allow a temporary institution of polygamy to help the population recover, so yeah.
"The Civil War was fought in over ten thousand places, from Valverde, New Mexico and Tullahoma, Tennessee, to St. Albans, Vermont and Fernandina on the Florida Coast. More than three million Americans fought in it. And over six hundred thousand, two percent of the population, died in it."
Any other god-tier historical docus like this one?
Let me put it this way.
In 154, before the Three Kingdoms civil war, the Han census reported 55.4 million people.
In 280, when the Jin Dynasty had (more or less) clawed their way into re-unification, the population was at 16.1 million.
So, over 70% of the country gone.
Truly, was there a more hellish point in human history?
How were women treated in Nazi Germany? Was there any major differences in their treatment than in other European nations?
Pictures of League of German Girls welcomed
They were definitely more encouraged to do athletic shit and to stay fit and stuff, but in terms of everyday life they were pretty much relegated to the usual female jobs of the time such as teaching or nursing, and the traditional role of raising the children
EITHER HE WAS A "FEMINIST", OR HE "BELIEVED THAT WOMEN WERE EQUAL TO MEN"; CHOOSE ONE.
REGARDLESS, ADOLF HITLER NEITHER WAS A "FEMINIST", NOR DID HE BELIEVE THAT "WOMEN WERE EQUAL TO MEN" OR VICEVERSA; "FEMINISM" IS BASICALLY FEMALE SUPREMACISM, AND A FORM OF EXTREME SEXISM, AND MALES, AND FEMALES, ARE CERTAINLY NOT MUTUALLY EQUAL GENETICALLY, BIOLOGICALLY, PHYSICALLY, PSYCHOLOGICALLY, NOR SOCIALLY, BUT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON UNESSENTIAL FACTORS LIKE GENDER,...
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Let's discuss languages. Which languages sound similar in your foreign ears. Which languages sound best, worst, etc.
Native English speaker here - Dutch and Danish for me sound similar to me. German and the other Scandinavians do too, but to a lesser degree.
Once I learned German in school, the other Germanic languages really sound similar to me. Romance languages sound foreign to me, and once you leave Indo-European languages... forget about it
Sounds the best?
English spoken, Slavic languages singing
Sounds the worst?
Arabic. Not even an Islamaphobe, their language is just so harshly spoken
What does /his/ think and know about the greatest pre-european american civilization?
I get he was one of the greatest Roman Emperors in history, but did he really have to be a Debbie Downer?
Were women in past uglier than today?
And don't get me wrong, I don't mean le curves and that bullshit, but mainly face, teeth, etc.
Yeah I know this is difficult question.
Yes. Kind of.
I don't know, but when I look at old photos of famous and beautiful women pre-1950s, they were all supposed "gorgeous and to die for", yet they all kinda looked lumpy and homely.
They had nice smooth skin, and symmetrical features, but nothing extraordinary. Compares to the likes of Scarlett Johannson or Jennifer Love Hewitt, women of past were downright butterfaced.
How did Generals and Kings lead from the front of an army and not die? I know it's a big moral boost but there's also a big risk seeing as you're in the front lines and could get fucked up by a stray arrow.
What was the actual point and how did they guard against against the general/king getting sniped?