ITT: battles which can be summarized by one word - JUST
Do Christians, Muslims and Jews Worship the Same God?
I'm a Christian (Biblical Unitarian) and my girlfriend is agnostic.
I've never been the best evangelist. We've had good, long talks about God and faith and all that. She'd love to have the faith I have, but she's a hard sell and the crux of her skepticism makes for an interesting discussion topic:
Aside from the notion of eternal life, what does Christianity offer someone who is content with the life they're currently living?
Muslim here: it's not about benefits like that. Either she believes that God is the truth, and everything it comes with, or she doesn't. Start there: does she believe in God, simple yes or no.
ITT people who should've won
Can you educate me on infamous Wehrmacht tactics in WW2, /his/?
I mean I know 'Blitzkrieg' which is striking the enemy unexpectedly very hard and to rush in as fast as possible to avoid getting into a trench war like Europeans did in WW1 (correct me if I'm wrong).
But besides that is there anything else?
None of their manuals or handbooks contained the word Blitzkrieg and there's really no coherent doctrine of it. Guderian said it was the Allies that came up with it.
What was called Blitzkrieg was the latest in combined arms.
Infantry, tanks and aircraft were coordinated and deployed all together.
Only the Germans began the war with radios in every tank. They needed this technology to actually support all of this theoretical stuff.
Heavy tanks like the tiger along with motor infantry like the waffen ss allowed for extremely concintrated force, the best strategy of the Germans was to punch through two points in a line then encircle a pocket of men who would surrender or starve.
Play hearts of iron 3 or watch sone videos of it.
Ask more direct questions and I'll try to answer
Except that the heavy tanks like the Tigers didn't exist when the Germans were on the offensive and their actual offensives were done by using their armor and motorized elements as exploitation forces, not breakthrough forces.
You might not want to get your idea of tactics and operations from video games.
Why does no one mention the British Empire?
How can something that happened so recently have been totally forgotten?
Do Americans not mention it because of the fall, meaning that they will also one day fall out of power and become unimportant?
Do British not mention it because it would hurt too much to acknowledge what they were then and what they are now?
It seems so strange for something so huge to have totally fallen out of the picture. It's like if in 100 years no one will know that America went to the moon. Not that "it was faked!"...
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we aren't taught about the empire in school really.
we're told we had one, all we learn about in school is why the nazis were evil, 2 roman emperors and stuff about communism. GCSE history was a huge mistake
>Why does no one mention the British Empire?
who do you talk to? I grew up hearing people laugh about the sun never setting on TBE. I forget the comedian who has a skit about the Falklands being the 'strategic sheep raising island.
makes you think
>be a philosopher
>make up a completely unfalsifiable but humorous possibility
>get paid for it
>"How DARE you insult the philosophical GODS? Are you trying to make this board a CYBER NORTH KOREA?!"
Wew lad, philosophy will be seen as a sham (inb4 "but science iz philosophy"). And that's not me making a lofty claim. That's me refuting the much loftier claim that the common man cannot reason and has not reasoned and has not perfectly figured out everything that has passed through the journals of philosophy
Was the Sasanian Empire (Pre-Islam) really as evil as the Romans made them out to be?
Post your rare Mcbrides
I have a few. Was there an earlier thread I can see?
Such beauty. Why do so many troglodytes resist the aircraft of the future?
>The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both
Was he right /his/?
Just look at the "left" in Western nations. Slowly stripping away everyone's rights in the name of equality. Can't hurt someone's feelings on the internet in some nations. The police will show up and put you in prison.
Post what you got, ideally with an explanation, either in the filename or in the post.
Don't let me down, /his/
Pic related was the main bar of the Shanghai Club (now restored to its former glory as the Waldorf Hotel on the Bund, it's absolutely magnificent).
The higher you were up in the colonial foodchain in Shanghai, the closer you sat to the window. Sadly, this place was turned into a KFC one point, but I'm pleased to say that's its a real pleasure to visit these days.
More from Shanghai during the International period.
Note the Sikh policeman, this was a big thing in many British colonies.
How can I prove/disprove that Saul of Tarsus existed?
Draw a shitty historical MS Paint drawing
Have people guess what it is