Why were the Germans able to so quickly sweep into France in 1870 but have such a difficult time in 1914?
Be honest, you're just jealous you didn't think of it edition
>The former head of drawing at the royal academy
I wonder why she got fired. Maybe because she can't draw for shit?
All of this po-mo art is just shitty conceptual art.
It tells a message and can be conveyed just as easily by written form. Which means it's easy to write about. Which gives critics a job. So of course they rate the hand that feeds highly.
And the masses feel ripped off because they rightly detect that you don't even need to experience the art work to understand what it's about.
You need to look at a Cezanne to experience the painting, not hear about it as gossip.
Why isn't it acceptable for men to have long hair in modern times like it was during the middle ages and the renaissance?
To some extent, in most social circles you can get away with it probably. If you're applying for a job it's a distinct disadvantage though. Even if it is well maintained and not gross, the guy with a high and tight will always look more clean cut.
The perception of long hair as more casual/not formal is interesting I think.
Adolf Hitler, for whatever bizarre reason, emigrates to the United States after World War 1 and never pursues any political career or goes back to Europe ever again.
Who becomes the driving force in postwar German politics in his absence?
Whar if Russia had never expanded? Would they have been conquered? Would the various peoples east of russia throughout Siberia and whatnot have established their own states or would they just have been conquered by someone else? Would Russia be far less influential and powerful than it is now?
How long did it take for modern infrastructure in Western society to reach the levels of the Roman Empire at its height?
Depends for what. Early Middle Ages for roads, late Middle Ages for bridges, Enlightenment Era for running water.
It's also need related. Before Enlightenment Western cities weren't very large (usually smaller than Roman cities), and running water wasn't a necessity.
A man gives you a machine that allows you to transport to the shoes of a soldier fighting in World War 2. You are allowed to choose any nation and will survive. The only trade off is that when you come back to the modern times you will forever remember everything you saw. Who do you choose?
American WW2 dogfighter. In reality that's some scary fucking shit that I'd almost definitely die doing, but the prospect of guaranteed survival definitely changes things. Maybe be one of the dive bombers, just so I could get the thrill of making that terrifying god damn noise.
What nation was the most successful as removing Kebab and why was it Poland?
scientific language thread
if latin is the language of science and greek is the language of mathematics, then should sanskrit be the language of engineering?
In sanskrit, two people can independently arrive at the same name for a newly invented object because words almost always represent properties of objects rather than being labels that serve as symbols of objects as is conventional for human languages.
How did the Casta system come to its end and how does its legacy affect former Spanish colonies today? How did/does it affect daily life in Latin America?
>How did the Casta system come to its end
>how does its legacy affect former Spanish colonies today?
In my country, "whites" still control the government, own most land and have better opportunities at pretty much everything.
It was never purely put to effect. All the autistic categories were not used and/or well known and, in the end, more basic divisions ruled the day to day relations.
You cannot really say it came to its end, literally all the latin americans I've met were extremely racist and natives still are in the lowest step of society while most of the old high class is white.
Post any interesting/crazy/weird/funny historical facts here.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson: friends, rivals, then friends again; 2nd and 3rd presidents of the United States respectively; two of the five members of the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence (which Jefferson wrote most of); generally considered two of the most important founding fathers, and the last two surviving.
Both died July 4th, 1826 of natural causes in their home states of Massachusetts and Virginia. It was the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence...
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Adolf Hitler was a fukin hippie smashing young fruelines from the hills and smokin the refer. Some bitch made a song about it..when they arrested him he even said he was a Patsy before Jack Ruby killed him.. He did nothing wrong.
What was their biggest mistake?
What's a good History and/or Philosophy podcast I can listen to?
Is truth a spook?
Can truth control you? Can you serve the truth to the detriment of your own self?
Hello. Can anyone recommend some good Christian speakers ? Preferably on Youtube or if they have a radio show maybe. I'm looking for Orthodox or Catholic speakers who are interesting and intellectual. Thank you.