What wars had the best mercenaries and what mercenaries fought for the noblest cause?
The Rhodenisan mercenaries in the bush war for both
Shame they lost and we have the Zimbabwe of today with all that stolen white land
>What wars had the best mercenaries
my choice would be Swiss mercenaries during late middle ages and Renaissance
>and what mercenaries fought for the noblest cause
if you count money among the noble causes, then all of them
>"Uh, we don't want this piece of shit but we'll take it anyway to deny the soviets"
>Take her to america
>Toss two nukes at her
>She survives with only minor damage but eventually sinks because of a little hole the americans didn't fix because of a little bit of radiation
Why are americans such barbarians, also, post cool ships and talk about her
My favourite sub desu, Surcouf, named after a french corsaire
let's discuss about how scumbag and admirable were both of them
Soviets couldn't into economics and stagnated until their collapse, not particularly admirable.
Should /his/ add flags to posts?
Thousands upon thousands of religions have existed throughout human history. Today, there are around 20 religions that are considered to be "major" religions. These religions are further divided in hundreds of subgroups.
Is it not naive to believe that yours is the correct one?
>Is it not naive to believe that yours is the correct one?
THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION IS RATHER: "IS IT NOT IGNORANT TO PRESUME THAT THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A 'CORRECT RELIGION'?" THE ANSWER IS "YES".
RELIGIONS ARE NOT "CORRECT", OR "INCORRECT", BUT RATHER AUTHENTIC, OR FALSE.
What are some good alternate-history books/shows like pic related?
I started reading pic related, was a bit hard to follow at first but seemed interesting enough
read all the southern victory stuff, guns of the south, in the presence of mine enemies, and a couple other I don't remember
gonna try man with the iron heart after I finish rise and fall of the third reich
Can we think without language?
Discuss historical fashions, lads.
Lets start with one of my favorite jacket style, the belted back. This ad is from the 1940s. The men are wearing a sporty jacket with a half belt. This style derives from earlier Norfolk Jackets, the grandfather of the sport jacket, and has their tradition in hunting gear.
Here is an early 1930s Palm Beach double breasted suit I own with a belted back.
Here's the National Recovery Administration tag, dating this garment from between 1933 and 1935. The NRA was part of the National Recovery Act, one of the policies enacted by FDR during the Great Depression.
Discuss the events leading up to and the ramifications of the Sykes-Picot agreement
I think that /his/ should have flags, thoughts?
What do Jews believe in?
Are they just sitting around waiting for the messiah? Heaven? Hell?
What is their main book? Old Testament? Talmud? Cabala? Zohar?
What is Judaism all about?
hey /his/, was the deadliest warrior show accurate?
It was a fun show and they did bring in weapon experts, but they would always have something live experience or something like that for fights.
I started to doubt the integrity of the show with the episode that said somali pirates could beat a columbian drug cartel
To celebrate the new board, I thought it would be cool to have a fun thread where you post historical stuff you bought. Primarily historical texts if you have them, but fiction set in time periods of your choice, and miscellaneous items related to history are cool too.
Pic related, a recent purchase I got at my university's book sale. Has a great amount of pictures in it both in black and white and color, and was a steal at two bucks. Also got a collection of Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs as well, some great stuff.
I got this in the Afghanistan Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World's Fair.
Who would you consider to be the quintessential "Great Man" of human history? For me, it would have to be Julius Caesar.
Caesar managed to be one of the most brilliant politicians of his era, a phenomenal writer and orator, and perhaps the greatest general of the Ancient World (if not of all time).
Usually when I hear of great men, they are usually super adept at one main task: warfare. Alexander the Great was an absolutely phenomenal tactician and highly charismatic, but not much else.
From the Yukon to the Pampas, post Native American art and architecture.