>have 5 exams
>have 1 essay
>classmates go crying on facebook constantly about how they got to study hard and how they are failing uni
>i look into it
>mfw its possible to sum up one subject on one and half page of A4
When did education became so shitty? Where are the times when university students could speak 5 languages and knew whole books from memory?
Quantity is important for modern industrial society. Not everyone can be a genius, but the average person can be educated enough to fill out the many menial but still important positions in science, healthcare and tech that don't necessarily require you to be a luminary but do require you to have an idea of what the fuck you're doing.
What made the Latvian SS Legion so successful?
They, along with the other Balts, faced sure annihilation at the hands of the Soviets, while the Germans and bigger eastern Euros might be cucked, but not erased off the map. That's why you still had Forest Brothers operating in those countries until the 1950s.
The last unit of forest brothers in Latvia put down their arms in 1960. Individual forest brothers remained in the woods much longer, the last one came out in 1996, three years after Latvia was independant again.
is this the biggest fashion meme in history?
What was the real deal with knights and knights errantry?
The modern view paints every single knight to have ever walked the earth in the middle ages as being a cross between a serial killer and a village rapist, and while that's obviously true in many instances does it really represent EVERY knightly order across the entire span of the medieval era?
>The modern view paints every single knight to have ever walked the earth in the middle ages as being a cross between a serial killer and a village rapist
Keep in mind that the Western nobility basically all died in WWI and don't exist to defend themselves against the plebs/bourgeoisie anymore.
How about we let a knight comment on the issue?
Ulrich von Hutten, a late 15th - early 16th century Knight of Empire, comments on his life:
>Such is the lot of the knight that even though my patrimony were ample and adequate for my support, nevertheless here are the disturbances which give me no quiet. We live in fields, forests, and fortresses. Those by whose labors we exist are poverty-stricken peasants, to whom we lease our fields, vineyards, pastures, and woods. The return is...
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What went wrong?
8th panel is the best period, btw.
>building a country on an indian burial ground
Has anything really ever worked?
Why did the Ottomans miss out on the Renaissance and Enlightenment if it all was happening right next door?
Muslim ban against depicting the prophet derphamed in art.
Bled over into a complete shunning of art in general in favor of calligraphy.
They had their own cultural renaissance in the 16th and 17th century which produced a lot of Ottoman poetry and architecture, and periodically hosted European artists at court, but the Ottoman aristocracy and middle class did not know Latin and there wasn't much of a market for Latin texts. The diplomatic gap between the Porte and the rest of Western Europe kept both at arms length of one another, limiting mutual cultural exchange to ambassadors at court.
certainly bigot acts like the ban on printing and general rise of Islamic fundamentalism after Selim helped but IMO main cause was differences in demographics compared to Europe.
My English is shit, read Halil İnalcık for more.
I grew up in the protestant church and as such am vastly undereducated on the history of the church - all I know is what I've researched myself, which isn't much.
Anybody know anything about this country and how it got where it is today?
I saw this flag on a polandball representing the American (as in, future USA) colonies before they revolted from the crown. I haven't found much info that validates the artist's choice in flag. Was there a general flag or flags for the 13 colonies or all of the North American colonies while under the empire? If you have anything about the colonies that would become America specifically I would be grateful.
What is the point of languages when all cultures are fundamentally the same?
All cultures value happiness, money, success, family, and good looks - really, the things which makes it essential for us to survive and reproduce. I don't see how learning a new language can open your eyes to a new culture. You can read translated works anyway.
(Btw I'm talking about a not so useful language such as a language that is rarely spoken by locals in your area)
ITT: weird and/or forgotten about conflicts
How much incest was actually going on in the Roman Empire?
Most (probably all) of the stories that involve some Roman fucking their siblings or mother are slander, but are there any accusations of incest that were actually true?
I've sometimes thought there must have been kind of a 'hyperstition' effect where they were accusing each other of it so fucking much it must have affected the baseline rate by making it seem kind of normal and maybe even a bit cool if all these literal Emperors were doing it. But there's nothing concrete.
WHO DF UP
>lecturer makes you watch Extra History