Why is Lyndon Johnson not primarily remembered as one of American history's greatest monsters? He slaughtered 60K of his own men and a million Viets for no other reason than to sate his own vast ego. And that's just the beginning of his catalog of sin.
Obviously the Vietnam war was a fucking mistake, but this is directly comparable to the Iraq War, except only around 4K-5K of american soldiers have died due to the war but nearly one million Iraqi men and women civilians have been slaughtered due to an illegal war for an oil company.
Other than that, LBJ served his people and passed the "Great Society" bill, started the War on Poverty, the Head Start program
His achievements that are good massively outweigh his bad, although Vietnam was one of the...
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his domestic policies were a+++, his foreign policies on the other hand...
very hard to come across a president who is great on both. The only ones that comes to mind are FDR, Clinton, and Obama. Although, they each have their flaws, domestically and foreignly.(?)
Was this an genuinely important historical event?
How the hell did anyone want to fight back in the age of line infantry? The thought of being in the first rank frightens the fuck out of me, the casualties must have been sky high for the guys at the front without mention of cannonballs smashing through several ranks of people as well.
Fuck WW1, this was the most brutal type of warfare.
The most brutal would be ancient or medieval I think. Mostly because medieval would be fairly even until one sides shield wall broke, and then it would become an actual slaughter as one side just butchered the retreating forces.
Medieval would be brutal too.
At least with guns (especially before rifling) you had no way of knowing who you had actually killed
Any Ethiopian history fans?
Any works you can recommend on them?
Ah, perfect! I was looking for Ethiopian works. Ty :3
This is a bit old, but if you're interested in Aksum; http://www.dskmariam.org/artsandlitreature/litreature/pdf/aksum.pdf
This is more concerned with modern history, though it also goes over ancient and medieval times: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.374.313&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Also some Zagwe; www.musik.uu.se/digitalAssets/9/9640_NegashAll.pdf
>A system of government in which all adults have a vote in electing representatives. This means that people's interests are represented, stands as a safeguard, bad leaders can be easily replaced and mandates that any leader must prove his/her ability at administration, ability to make connections and deal making before achieving power
>Authority is in the hands of a guy who got the position by being a member of an inbred family in accordance to arbitrary rules regardless of competence or virtue because one of his remote...
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>Why do we still have people who think the latter is any good?
Because it was rule by ministers,that usually thought on a mid to long term basis. Democracies just think in the short term,leading to major fuck ups, just to win elections.
Who were the Anglo Saxons.
NOT as in, what did they do.
But as in, where did they come from.
Who were they before they were called Anglo Saxons? What is their ancient history? Did they have connections to ancient Romans/Greeks?
Basically what were they called and where did they come from before they were considered Anglo Saxons?
Anglo Saxons hail from modern day northwestern Germany and southwestern Denmark. They probably both originated in Denmark because the Franks set up shop in what is now the Netherlands after having been pressed out of northern Germany by the Saxons.
>Did they have connections to ancient Romans/Greeks?
If they did, only through trade. The territory of Angles, Saxons and Jutes did not border the Roman empire directly, only some foederati.
How do Pope-cucks defend indulgences?
If the flanged mace was so good at penetrating armor, why would anyone ever pick a falcion over it?
If the falcion was so good at killing unarmored peasants, why would any man-at-arms meant for battlefield combat every carry one?
I'm aware the typical infantryman carried a pike, but why was there such diversity in side arms? I gather that opportunity and chance played a role, but if a man had a choice, why do so many misconceptions exist on subjects that hollywood has not (to my knowledge) ever touched on directly?
Let us discuss our piety and faith in the one true God.
We are now on day 4 of Ramadan. How's that fast holding up?
What's the deal with Zizek? Is he a serious philosopher?
Do any actual historians listen to this guy? Or is his audience just video game playing manchildren who think that history = wars? Is that why he's so popular on this board?
I'm just curious whether he has any credibility outside of 4chan. I've never heard anyone mention him offline but I've heard actual historians talk about John Green's history videos in a positive way.
Give me one good reason not to descend into hedonism and try to fulfill my life to the fullest (in a way that doesn't hurt anyone)
What is the most important non-religious book ever written?
Depends on what society you ask.
>Journey to the West
While spiritual, not entirely 'religious'.
Basis of western entertainment
Not a book, but still extremely important
>Art of War
Need no explanation
Sure there are many more, but these could be considered the staple of the non-religious human canon.
I know that some pretty evil ideologies like fascist and colonialism existed in the past, but was there any evil religion that done more harm than a good?
Hey. So I've played CK2 and Victoria2 a lot, and tried a few other paradox games. Are there any other good his-related games? Not necessarily as immersive as these, just games that transport you to a different, historically accurate era.