What is your favorite obscure autonomous or semi-autonomous state?
I got to go with Britanny, Burgundianboo nerds can smd
Most paternal lineage is britainic, but originally french Huguenots from Brittany. Can confirm minor nobility/at least land owning wealthy ancestprs in the distant past.
Never really bothered looking much into Breton history being that I am more enamoured with Ancient History.
So what can you tell me Breton-lover
What does /his/ think of Stalin?
the results of the poll were unexpected...
still i can partially agree with mass murdering his own people since they were russians - but ukrainians and some others around probably didn't deserve what they had.
> tfw mongols will never conquer territory again
Was this the most influential event of the 20th century?
>Alexander's conquests laid the foundation of the Roman Empire
Why is this meme history? Or is it just a gross oversimplification?
Meaning piled upon meaning, layers upon layers.
Jewish religious and historical text reads like a hall of mirrors. Numbers, symbols, geometria, ancestral traditions and customs rising out of deep Old World history.
The Jews seem to be some of the most significant people ever to walk the Earth. Most conspiracy theorists have some special place for the Jews embedded deep within their lore. Most modern political ideologies have some twist to accommodate, explain, or otherwise deal with the "Jewish Question".
How to make sense of it all?
TL:DR description of hundred years war? Any good movies, shows, games, comics about it?
How could they have avoided it?
daily reminder to do it for him
Why it took so long to develop a halberd? You would think that an axe on a long stick would be one of the earliest weapons ever made but nope. People were so retarded back then.
No, it wasn't needed until the high/late medieval period.
It's actually quite an impracticable weapon, its off balance, heavy and difficult to take full advantage of while in formation.
OK, so we all know the question "what if the wrong side won World War II?" but I ask you, what if it's really that the wrong side won World War I?
Why did the combined might of The British and French Empires even struggle slightly to defeat Germany? You have the population of Canada, India, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, and Morocco, against Germany and Austro Hungary. This isn't even mentioning Russia. The Ottomans struggled to hold back the revolt too.
Why wasn't this shit over in months?
They were up against Germans thats why..
What's /his/ opinion on Effective altruism?
>Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement that applies evidence and reason to determining the most effective ways to improve the world.
Basically, Effective altruism is the no bullshit-attitude toward charity. Doing volunteer work at a dog shelter, for example, may feel fluffy and fine and Instagram-friendly, but it's less reasonable than taking a job in finance, making the $$$ and donating it to well-thought-out causes...
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Could we get an old picture thread going?
Swords were utter dog shit and the fact that people wasted money on them proves that everyone pre 19th century was nothing more than an ape. Battles were all about spears, polearms, bows that sort of thing the shitty meme weapon was only a sidearm which was used maybe as a toothpick at most
>inb4 muh 1v1 combat
yeah because that's what warfare is all about right? Mortal Kombat tournaments. Swords were to weapons what Miley Cyrus is to music.
Nice bait. But we all know that katana was the real kind of the battlefield.