name a single more powerful man
Anyone here read The Decline of the West? Chilling stuff. Oswald Spengler predicted the fall of communism in Russia and its rise as a world power, the rise of egalitarianism and cosmopolitanism in the West, falling birthrates and massive immigration as a result, and even WW2 - specifically how Hitler would lose it, before it even began. He died in 1936.
I think it's bad that his works are not well-known.
Everyone on /lit/ knows him, I haven't gotten around to reading him yet but i like his quote i read on wiki about western man being a proud but tragic figure as it'll never reach the heights it aims to reach.
Every time I try to talk about him on /lit/ I either get no replies or get told to go back to /pol/.
Spengler was mainly a traditionalist, and while he supported Hitler he disagreed with his racial policies. Note that in the quote in this pic he doesn't literally mean race, "race" to Spengler meant "culture"
He was absolutely right on this.
Look at Sweden, they have not seen war since 1814 and became pacifist and weak in spirit and fighting prowess. Now they preach basically giving away their whole country to foreign refugees, surrendering without a fight, their own worst enemy being themselves.
The West has to break out of this stagnant decline of pacifism, international law, globalism, political correctness, supranational entities like the EU and NATO if it is to survive, especially Europe.
Who really started ww2?
I blame Britain desu, senpai
Hitler plans for Danzig were pretty top tier
Apparently it's not history.
What is the single most influential culture in history?
Post about historical facts and events that are generally not talked about because not many know about them.
The epithet "the Great" comes from the Persians, in the literal sense of them being "big," because of their station.
So, when people call him Alexander the Great, they're saying he was a big guy, 4 u
Italy and Austria fought the first major sea battle with ironclads in 1866.
who killed these men
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What would you /his/torians consider as a "good" and at least mostly historically accurate video games
given due to the free nature of games most games focus on the end result being accurate more than the means.
However some games are undeniably focused on portraying some historical events correctly or at least portraying...
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I prefer ages of empire 2, as it had just enough freedom to play and create unique armies and combinations but not too graphical in such that it made my old comp lag.
I still play this game a lot though
So which legion was best legion, /his/?
What is the official band of /his/?
I'm trying to create a tier list for Roman Emperors. Can /his/ help me out?
Why does Nietzsche strawman the Gnostic perspective of the material as the Christian perspective of the material?
Because most fedoras lump all of Christianity into one cluster fuck.
which never works because they usually then just pick the easiest christians to refute (the anti science baptists) and say all christians are like this.
Why don't people regard the Bible as a reliable historical source?
Regardless of whether or not you believe contents, it's still a documentation of what people thought of at the time.
The Bible is most likely as historically accurate as can be expected for a work of the time
However, you can't really cite it as a source because it contains material other than history itself, true chronicles of history shouldn't contain a significant amount of religious rhetoric and/or claims
Because it's an anthology that collects ancient myths and less ancient genealogies and slightly more recent letters spanning around a 2000 year period written by over 40 people in 3 languages. You have to evaluate each book independently as a historical document.
What is your favorite Italian city state?
I like how they became known as the land of backstabbing diplomats as they were seen by both the HRE and France as their puppet and just had to choose the side that would not kill them.
My family is from Trieste though.
Were the Nazis ideologically left-wing or right-wing?
Today our left-wing politicians in particular are constantly insisting that their craven-hearted and obsequious foreign policy necessarily results from the disarmament of Germany, whereas the truth is that this is the policy of traitors [...] But the politicians of the Right deserve exactly the same reproach. It was through their miserable cowardice that those ruffians of Jews who came into power in 1918 were able to rob the nation of its arms.
Adolf Hitler said Nazism was syncretic ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncretic_politics )