What is your most favorite period in history?
The Enlightenment. The American and French Revolutions specifically.
Definitely the Bronze age. It must have been so cool to live at the beginning of history, back when people knew so little about the world and everything was mysterious. There were very few established rules and social mores compared to the medieval period. You could have multiple wives, get drunk, fuck an animal, hire a prostitute, etc and there were no philosophers yet to tell you that you were a degenerate. Plus everything was primitive so everything was easy: like you could just make a living making pots out of clay and that was all you had to do. War was too simple to kill...
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A Roman legion v. One MG 42 implacement.
What y'all think about the Muslim Conquests?
They're whitewashed by history to make the Crusades look like violent and aggressive acts instead of the self-defense it truly was. Nor is the sheer barbarity of their invasions discussed what so ever as it's terribly politically incorrect and may upset someone's tummy.
What does /his/ think the Voynich Manuscript is?
What does /his/ think about the ethnogenesis of Romania? Does the official romanian theory stand? Or was Roesler right?
Romania interests me a lot but there does not seem to be much written about its origins (In English at least). I really want to know how the Latin (and eventually Romance) language managed to hold out in that area once Rome withdrew.
I'm actually romanian, but any country would exaggerate some of their feats while intentionally omitting others, so /his/ seems a good place to ask, much better than /pol/ and their memes
What would the world be like if Islam never started or wasn't able to spread?
Just post some interesting images.
What made Europe so sucessful in colonizing the world?
/his/bollah, I was wondering, is Israel the actual jewish homeland? I am a jew who has never been to Israel, so I am a bit biased, but I have a few unanswered questions:
Do jews have a right to return?
Are the jews of Israel in the wrong? Or are they occupying objectively Arab land?
Was the 1947 partition plan a fair division?
Was the six-day war justified?
>/his/bollah, I was wondering, is Israel the actual jewish homeland?
Jews and Palestinians are related, the Palestinians are basically the Jews who never went into diaspora and converted to Islam and were assimilated into the larger Arab polity. Is it the actual homeland of the Jews? Homelands are decided by the ability to hold them really, there is no such thing as a homeland if you cannot hold it. So it is what the Jews say it is if they can make it so.
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Which country has the nicest historical sites/buildings?
What do you guys think about this guy? Just started listening and it's nice, but is it accurate?
There are answers on this by various historians online. The general consensus is that he's entertaining and mostly accurate but he's not the one you want to turn to if you want in-depth knowledge about the subject. He's a good entry-point for history enthusiasts and generally interesting to listen to. That said, I just bought The Fall of the Republic from his site and I'm enjoying it so far.
He's great. He brings a lot of passion to the table and is pretty entertaining. He also draws good conclusions and is pretty accurate for an amateur historian (which fortunately, he seems to have the humility to never forget he is).
he cites his sources a lot, and reads many straight quotes. He will mention if he was forced to rely on only a few sources in a section (because of language or other constraints). HE often mentions what biases his source might be bringing to the narrative (such as Chruchill's account of the Gallipoli doonbogle is somewhat damage control)
Except for some of his analogies, I can't see where you could fault his accuracy very much.
Never believe anyone entirely, always double check what someone says.
Moralism is objectively retarded
the world biggest superpowers history have see got there through methods which would label as inmoral
such thing as a christian or nationalistic society cannot exist, it would be detroyed by societies whom leaders take no pride in such ideas
prove me wrong
Who killed Hoffa, /his/?
One of the former members of his mafia did an AMA on reddit I wanna say around a year ago. He stated that the body will never be found. One of the main theories that goes around here in new jersey is that we has thrown into a wood chipper
Could anything in history accurately be attributed to what we know as "evil"?
Are there any such people who are "evil"?
Anything monarchy related or done by religious spearheads. If someone had a plan, gained political power and influence, while commiting atrocities to get in that place and later to secure it, that person is not evil, because they think they are in the right and just.
How will history remember Rhodesia? If at all?
For what it's worth, I don't think that Rhodesia will be remembered much at all. Instead, it will be twisted by white nationalist /pol/ types like Dylann Roof (pretending that Rhodesia was an all white country so they can masturbate to the idea of a race war) and communists (who will wrap it up as part of the broader narrative of anti-colonialism, which is a bit ironic seeing as Mugabe was funded by the Chinese, so it's sort of colonialism in the first place).
Most people don't give a shit or don't even know that it existed. The only people who really discuss it are permavirgin neckbeards on internet forums, sort of like this one.
I do enjoy reading about Rhodesian SAS putting the beatdown on a bunch of retarded Africans, though.