Who is the Sponge Bob of history?
Intelligent, Nihilistic and with a Wicked Sense of Humor? Gustavus Adolphus.
Why did the christians forcibly convert and persecute the pagans but not the jews?
Why did pagan communities cease to exist while jewish communities didn't?
>Why did the christians forcibly convert and persecute the pagans but not the jews?
1. THE ENTITY DOING THE PERSECUTING, AND CONVERSIONS, WAS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
2. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS JUDEOCHRISTIAN.
3. BEING JUDEOCHRISTIAN, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS AN AGENT OF ABRAHAMISM, HOMOLOGOUS TO JUDAISM, THEREFORE IT WOULD BE INCONGRUOUS TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO GO AGAINST AN HOMOLOGUE.
what the the fuck was her problem?
What was the differnce between a knight of a chivalric order and a normal knight?
They would wear special decorations into battle, and would abide by certain codes of honor that normal soldiers didn't abide by. For instance the Knights of the Golden Fleece had a rule forbidding retreat, and routinely expelled members if they did not follow it. You would have guys kicked out and going on pilgramages to repent that they would eventually die on because of how ashamed they were.
For the individual there's very little difference. Historically, most knights were just like the snobby, uncaring bullies with enough resources to act like big men. Exceptions to this were generally notable and romanticized. Basically, just like today, most to-do people were dicks who made some showing when convenient.
How come the Japanese managed to become so socially and civilly developed during the Tokugawa shogunate despite completely blocking themselves off from the outside world. They seem to have been essentially a society with medieval technology yet the administration and complexity of at least the Victorians.
Their financial institutions were good by their technology standard but nowhere near Western Europe. Several countries in Western Europe still have debt from I believe the 17th century. Now as far as I can tell Edo Japan had few joint-stock companies, less usage of bills of exchange, no stock market etc etc.
What did happen during their isolation is that information from outside Japan still flowed in through the Dutch and the merchant class in Japan grew in prominence. Whereas they...
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Samurais were the ruling class at that time. But basically they were not aristocrat but warrior. And their culture was based on zen Buddhism whose ideal was simple life. So they didn't build gorgeous palaces nor collect arts. Instead they sat on a really tiny hut and sipped bitter green tea.
Was June 22, 1941 the bloodiest day in human history?
There were some low tens of thousands killed on the first day of Somme.
That would require for over 150k thousand dead during one day of the Brusilov offensive alone.
As in roughly a sixth of all casualties (not just dead) during the three-months long offensive.
I doubt that happened.
So I found out my family comes from pic related, in at least 1796
Where was this? The German Reich, Prussia, or the Holy Roman Empire, or was it neither of those things and something else entirely?
If Hitler had allied with Chiang Kai-shek instead of Japan, could he have won the war? Was victory even possible in his position?
Why ally with china when japan onviously was stronger? Also, the chinese were incompetant and relied on foreign powers for military supplies. Japan already had its sights set on China, so its the only viable alliance
>siding with a government that is fighting not only an external force (the more powerful Japanese) but also an interior force (the CCP)
You would have to be retarded.
It would only have meant that Chiang Kai Shek would have had a more miserable existence than OTL.
Why do people believe that God is something complex?
If you read the main holy books. It is clear that God did not create universe and does not control all directly, he is the Cause of everything. Not a creator. God is the reason that the first "domino had fallen". The First Cause should be the easiest phenomenon which only can be, not a most complex.
MOST PERSONS AT ANY TIME IN HISTORY ARE EITHER ILLITERATE, OR MENTALLY IMPAIRED TO SOME DEGREE, OR BOTH, THEREFORE THEY ARE UNABLE TO COMPREHEND METAPHYSICAL, OR EVEN COMPLEX PHYSICAL, CONCEPTS.
ALSO, CONSIDER THE AFOREMENTIONED BESIDE THE FACT THAT IDEOLOGICAL POLLUTION IS ALWAYS A GIVEN, WHICH CORRUPTS THE PRINCIPLES OF THE IDEOLOGICAL SYSTEM, AND OCCLUDES TRUTH WITH FALSITY.
which nations existed before the Spring of Nations?
most people considered themselves to be "local" or "just from here", yet some clearly recognised the existence of what we would eventually call a nation, eg. the Swiss
Primož Trubar, the Slovene protestant who wrote the first books in the Slovene language, wrote of his "beloved Slovenes" in the middle of the 16th century.
The song of Roland a poem written in Old french, i think this is one of the oldest text where the franceis (french in old french) are mentioned
Various Italian writers such as Dante and Machiavelli wrote and expressed a desire for an independent Italy free from foreign domination such as that of the German Habsburgs and the Papal States.
Emperor Constans, who was known for starting up intimate 'relationships' with the burly and handsome "barbarian" hostages in his court.
Sounds like a pretty cool guy, desu. Would definitely be his friend so I too could gain access to those burly Germanic husbandos.
What made "the greatest generation" so great? My theory is that it was having to grow up during the depression, that struggle made that generation better people. Human beings need struggle and every generation since has been "worse" because they lack that struggle.
Just a theory I want your responses to
I always thought it was because they fought in World War II and the whole, "Nazism was the greatest evil known to man and we defeated it." thing.
Did they do anything comparatively great besides that?
That's literally it.
And it's bullshit.
The Nazis were a dictatorship that tried to wipe out a few peoples. Woo. We've had tons of those. Some of them succeeded.
Only difference is the Nazis are recent.
'great' and 'better' are all so subjective.
Let me ask you this, is your life without struggle? Do you go through life experiencing no problems at all? Just because you are not suffering for extreme financial deprivation doesn't mean you don't know what suffering is. Every human being on this planet has suffered in one way or another.
Suffering creates compassion. The greater the suffering the greater the compassion. But do you NEED to suffer to be compassionate?
Who were the good guys and who were the bad guys?
Have there been any wars fought with the population of one of the countries not knowing about it?
I don't mean little covert operations or random raiding either.
Top historical Memers thread?
My vote goes to Catullus