ITT Why did the Austrio-Hungarian Empire fail?
Will the Habsbergs ever return?
Looking at you Karl.
>Why did the Austrio-Hungarian Empire fail?
Multiculturalism doesn't work in modern countries, also only guy who had chance of holding it togather got serbed
>will Habsburgs ever return
I hope not, they are inbreed faggots
I'm 6 months away from my HS graduation and plan on getting my Phd in History (Haven't decided on a field yet).
Now i'm not expecting an Indiana Jones style of history with lots of traveling and exploring anceint ruins. However I also know that it won't just be me researching the same books everyday.
What I wan't to know is if going into History at all is worth it; before I plan on shipping out from HS.
No. You have yet to actually practice history yet. High school doesn't really prepare you for it. Take a couple of history classes (you'll have to for basic studies anyway) before you decide. But if you're not going to teach or go to law school, it's a waste.
What caused Japan to side with the Axis powers? I can't imagine it had much to do with actual political ideology. Did Hitler ever acknowledge Japan or meet with Hirohito? Also, I remember seeing on /his/ not too long ago about how Hirohito was evil which I always thought was weird because, if I remember correctly, he wasn't tried for any war crimes (at the request of MacArthur).
What does /his/ think of Leopold II of Belgium?
Also why is his name never among Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc?
Was he the smartest man to ever live?
Because poxy image limit.
Can we have a reasoned, rational debate about this and the numbers killed?
Personally I have no doubt 10,000's even 100,000's died in labour camps from starvation and typhus, but this idea that 6 million jews alone were exterminated mostly though gas chambers (that there are zero surviving examples that have been proved to be used) is pure fantasy. Purely from a logistics standpoint the idea of setting up racial "extermination" camps seem infeasible and counter productive to the German state in the middle of a life or death war for their very survival.
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There are literally tens of thousands of accounts from survivors, Allied soldiers, locals, and camp guards exactly how the conditions were and how they were exterminated methodically. Go read some of that before you you come posting stuff that you read of of /pol/ inforgraphics before you shit up the board next time
>Inb4 but the Allies forced all those Germans to give those accounts in collaboration with DA JOOS to make da Nadzis look bad!
I tried to have a discussion about this on multiple occations. But pic related is what happens.
So I am not going to try and argue about this anymore, but I'll just leave this comment Adolf Eichman made after he was captured.
>'I called my men into my Berlin office ... and formally took leave of them. 'If it has to be', I told them, 'I will gladly jump into my grave in the knowledge that five million enemies of the Reich have already died like animals.'
Nobody is claiming that the Jews were exterminated mainly through gas chambers. The primary agents of death, as in all concentration camps throughout history, were disease and malnutrition. That carrying out an operation like the Holocaust in the middle of a world war was counter-productive is certainly true; however, I don't think the sort of person who blames an entire ethnic group for all of the ills in the world and tries to exterminate them all would be swayed from their course by mere logistical difficulty.
Post your favorite philosopher.
>The often told story of how Turkey was one of the only countries to come to the aid of Ireland during the Great Hunger will be the focus of a new movie, “Famine.”
>At a time when Ireland was enduring the terrible loss of a million dead and the mass exodus of a million more during the Great Hunger the story goes that the Ottoman Sultan, Khaleefah Abdul-Majid I, declared his intention...
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Many foreign people worked at Topkapi Palace. One of the physicians there was Irish. That could've been the reason, who knows
But if it was, it wouldn't be strong enough considering the empire itself was undergoing a terrible economic crisis
You're not related to any famous people of history, are you anon?
Who do you main, /his/?
Who here /credentialed/? I'm a fourth year in International Affairs with a history minor among others. My focus is Middle East studies and American foreign policy to the MENA region. I'm able to carry on a conversation about history, but never speak authoritatively unless it relates to something I just read or listened to.
/his/ already feels like one of the most educated boards on the site. Lets keep that up. I got the idea from the "flair" you can get on /r/askhistorians and /r/askscience, just interested who studies what and how credentialed they are.
I'm writing a novel based on a trade ship crew during the colonial era and there many adventures, what are some must knows of colonial era? I was thinking of having free african slaves in my crew but would that be historically accurate?
>going the inclusive, non offensive route
Please don't. Be accurate, be gritty, call them colored folk. Remember Mel's quote about his own character in The Patriot:
"I would have made him a slave owner. Not to just to please audiences is a cop-out."
does /his/ think that King Arthur was a real historic figure or just a legend and why
Also general English history thread
Let's talk about the little we know about the some 190,000 years humans were alive before the Neolithic age. You know, ancient artifacts, interspecies loving in Africa, Europe, and Asia, other species of humans, why we're the only bipedal apes alive, etc.
Pic related, Venus of Willendorf, some 28,000 years old.
So who built Gobekli Tepe? What was its purpose? Was it the same culture that built Catalhoyuk?