I am interested in the prevalence of German language as lingua franca among non-German nations of Dual monarchy. How common was it for your average Hungarian or Slav to speak German, and with what proficiency? Are there any good sources and books on this?
I might be mistaken but I think that the Croatian peasantry usually just spoke Croatian. The aristocracy and the middle classes were probably fluent in Croatian and German. Still though, that meant that no more than ~5 % of the whole population spoke German. Nevertheless the Croatian language had and still has a lot of germanisms.
https://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanizam (incomplete list of Germanisms, in Croatian)
What does it mean to be Semitic? I usually just think "jews" when I hear Semite, but what about the rest of them? Was Carthage Semitic? Is current north Africa Semitic?
A person who speaks a semitic language, mostly arabs and jews.
Or a people supposedly descendant of the legendary biblical Shem, son of Noah. Again mostly arabs and jews. But also people of that area that doesn't exist anymore like Akkadians or Phoenicians (but not sumerians).
2000 years from now, do you think America will be remembered as fondly as Ancient Rome is today?
Depends. If it's still there, then it'll be remembered like China: whatever its past legacy will be tainted/improved by 2000 Year old America (i.e. Everything Imperial Chinese did equated with communism by dumbfucks).
But if it breaks then only the component states will remember it like Rome.
Post maps! Historical, modern, alt-history, lets fill some folders.
>I will start by dumping some maps from
The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography which I found via Gutenberg Project
So what do you guys think about it?
What are the most famous real weapons, as in still existing today, in existence?
Take this little story how I realized my old elementary teacher decided to use Machiavelli's "The Prince" to control us
>reading the prince for fun and ohs.
>"it is better to be feared than loved if you cannot be both"
>wow sounds cool
>thinks about it and flashback to 4th grade
>teacher in beginning of year was nice
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Recommend me some good court trial movies or books, /his/
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>this trigger /his/
>freed arabic tribes from the romano-persian opression
>freed Middle east and North africa from eastern roman and pan-persian sassanid opression, taxes, endless wars, slavery
>freed Iberia for wizigoth germanic nigger tier rule because they were called to
Muslims arabs did literraly nothing wrong.
>''People have this [type of behavior] because of [theory]''
>''But I don't''
>''Y-yeah w-well you're just an o-outlier! Or maybe y-you do and y-you just don't r-realize it!''
Please tell me why I should take soft sciences seriously, I'm all ears.
What are your thoughts on how developed would be the 15 sisters (countries) if there wasn't USSR in first place?
>tfw history repeats itself
Mozart was not very popular during his life though. Beethoven achieved a measure of success at least.
Your comparison would have to be about shitty hipster styles of music that caught on 40 years after they were developed.
I never said he was unknown or some shit, just that he wasn't the height of popularity like hair metal was. Obviously he was well-liked enough to make a moderate living for most of his life, but he never really reached "superstar" status.
What is unique about European civilization?
Get comfy edition
I've heard there's a lot of love for Orthodoxy here. Time for some Vatican domination.
Can you decipher Indus script?