Why didn't warring countries from hundreds of years ago just send one guy into the opposing country to start wildfires everywhere? They'd be screwed without trees, and any villages near the forests would be unable to put out the blaze.
>go to beach
Tell me something about Poland during WW2.
Were they really brave and strong despite getting rekt in the same time span as France?
Westerplatte defence looks fucking amazing, pic related.
Pretty cool, hadnt heard of that till now
Battle of Hel is neato, the last pocket of Polish resistance outlasted the rest of the army by several weeks by turning the peninsulla they were on into an island
Ill be posting some more last-stand type battles
Forgot pic and link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hel
what exactly is the deal of (christian) priests? are they supposed to have a special channel with god? why are they necessary?
ITT philosophers who remind you of yourself
For me it's Nietzche - intelligent, nihilistic, and with a wicked sense of humor.
This is me. Literally me. No other philosopher can come close to relating to me like this. There is no way you can convince me this is not me. This philosopher could not possibly be anymore me. It's me, and nobody can convince me otherwise. If anyone approached me on the topic of this not possibly being me, then I immediately shut them down with overwhelming evidence that this philosopher is me. This philosopher is me, it is indisputable. Why anyone would try to argue that this philosopher is not me is beyond me. If you held two pictures of me and this philosopher side by side, you'd see no difference. I can safely look at this philosopher every day and say "Yup, that's me". I can practically see this philosopher every time I look at myself in the mirror. I go outside and people stop me to comment how similar I look and act to this philosopher. I chuckle softly as I'm assured everyday this philosopher is me in every way. I can smile each time I get out of bed every morning knowing that I've found my identity with this philosopher and I know my place in this world. It's really quite funny how similar this philosopher is to me, it's almost like we're identical twins. When I first saw this philosopher, I had an existential crisis. What if this philosopher was the real me and I was just another pleb. What if this philosopher actual became aware of my existence?
How did people in the past deal with the cold? I live in the UK and struggle to deal with the winter weather even with modern advances such as insulation and advanced coats. I can't imagine what it's like in Russia today let alone hundreds or thousands of years ago.
M8 they didn't wear cotton and that sort of shit.
Oh and they weren't little bitches
>The nation of the Suevi is by far the largest and the most warlike nation of all the Germans. They are said to possess a hundred cantons, from each of which they yearly send from their territories for the purpose of war a thousand armed men: the others who remain at home, maintain [both] themselves and those-engaged in the expedition. The latter again, in their turn, are in arms the year after: the former remain at home. Thus neither...
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Without Lend Lease, the Soviet Union would not have been able to win over German. WWII was not decided in Stalingrad and Kursk, it was decided in Detroit.
Eh. We have this conversation once every 3 days.
Yeah it helped, but if the Soviets lost the battle of Moscow in 1941 before any help arrived, then well, the lend lease would have been pointless.
How were the Achaemenids able to keep an empire this massive for 2 centuries?
The biggest empire before the Achaemenid empire was this, comparatively quite tiny.
There wouldn't be an empire that would eclipse the Achaemenid empire in size until the Arab caliphates, more than a millennium later.
Well their were a lot of internal divisions within the empire. The Persian kings wasn't called the king of kings for no reason. I think that the system was was kind of like a glass at then end of the table. It wouldn't fall on its own but it on its own but the slightest push would.
>where everything went wrong
>where everything went wrong
Eden rejecting the proposed Franco-British Union in 1957 for favour of establishing the EEC, which paved the way for a Franco-German cooperative institution in Europe, and isolating Britain from both Europe and the former Empire.
Daily reminder he did nothing wrong.
He was too harsh to the peasants but too lenient for the Creole vampires that formed Mexico's nascent aristocracy. He had no base of support and it was just a matter of time before he ended up against a wall.
So what is a post secular understanding of god?
>The Supreme God is total collective subconscious of man. Eternally with us, shaping our actions, but also something we can tap into
>Lesser Deities function as the Platonic forms representing idealized states. For instance Kali and Mary are both representations of the idealized mother
>Stories about Gods are how our subconscious mind relates to itself and the rest of the world.
The New Testament tells Christians that eating blood is prohibited (Acts 15:29). This is not just a carry-over from Mosaic Law, but an article of Noahide Law (Genesis 9:4). Roman Catholics say that this prohibition ceased after that Apostolic Age, and was only discipline, but the Orthodox say it did not. The burden of proof is on the RCC to show that it did cease, and considering it is part of the NEW covenant, this assertion is rather questionable.
This might seem like a pointless law, and void due to Christ saying all animals are clean. But it's not. The reason...
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>you are partaking of COMMUNION with the animal. Communion is only to be taken with the Body of Christ.
kek. but the flesh of christ is a part of the ritual of communion, not something that goes with it. regardless it's a silly argument. only reason you can't drink blood is that it has magic juju reserved for use by god
Both the Body and Blood of Christ are required. The RCC forbid the laypeople from partaking of it for several hundred years (on the grounds that the bread was both the Body and Blood, and the wine was both the Body and Blood), but that was never the case in the Orthodox Church. The blood is communion with the life, the flesh with the living body where there is blood present.
Anyone have any recommendations on any introductory books to learn more about medieval japan? I'm particularly interested in the creation of the state and the military history of the country. However most of the stuff that I've found doesn't seem to be well suited for a beginner, such as authors like Thomas Conlan or Karl Friday. Thanks.
The main problem is that there aren't many GOOD sources in English academia, especially if you're thinking about Sengoku-Jidai when referring to "Medieval." Absolutely do not read Stephen Turnbull. His books are riddled with problems and inaccuracies and are also repetitive. He often regurgitates the same things from book to book.
Some books I'd suggest are Hideyoshi by Mary Elizabeth Berry and Sekigahara 1600 by Antony J. Bryan. I don't know if they are the best for beginners but they do give you a lot of information.
samurai-archives.com is not a bad site for some background/basic information on certain notable figures like Nobunaga, Shingen, Kenshin, etc.
I've been warned about Turnbull being a bad source. I've seen that George Sansom has some texts that are recommended for beginners, but are by no means ultimate sources on the subject. What do you think of his work? I'll look into Berry and Bryan although I know that Hideyoshi is another book that may require some pre-requisite knowledge.
The year is 1888, you are Wilhelm II and you just became the Kaiser of Germany.
What do you do?
Négociate with France to split Belgium, annex Austria, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, in exchange for alsace.
Create a strong continental alliance with Italy and France. Say fuck you to the anglos russkies and turks.
Where do we go when we die?
Saved go directly to the New Jerusalem; lost go to Hades to wait for their trial. Trial day, they lose and get hucked into a burning lake of fire.
Both are eternal outcomes, as we are eternal beings.