Pitch me a sitcom involving these three men
Captain Blackladder, petty captain Percy and the shoeless brute O'Balders are mistaken for French war hero's and promptly given high courtier functions at the French court.
The short one is a huge brown-noser to his higher ups and treats his company like shit. The captain has been to battle many times and is a level headed wise man. The Irishman is the fool, a drunk, a comedic relief character. However he is incredibly strong. This trio of men who would likely never have met now have to run a campaign against........ You guessed it. The Turks.
What is the most 'groundbreaking' event to occur in Europe that many people don't know of?
I don't know what you mean by groundbreaking, but the wars in Yugoslavia are rarely ever talked about and they are pretty much irrelevant to anyone living outside those countries. Which I find kind of sad because there was a lot of misery and suffering during those times that noone remembers, then again maybe it is better to forget.
Not too many people have heard of the Magna Carta which was a charter agreed upon by KIng John of England in 1215. The Magna Carta (Great Charter) essentially laid down what we know today as, "Rule of Law." Some of the physical document we have today is damaged but there are sections on the right of a fair trial, justice by jury and other civil liberties. Not only did it change Europe but it affected the entire world as parts of the document have been echoed in The United States Bill of Rights, The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the ECHR. I would say...
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Any historical nations or people you fanboy over really hard and you're not entirely sure why?
For me it is the Seleucid empire.
Peloponnesian wartime Greece.
How does /his/ feel about Oswald Spengler and his two volume tome "The Decline of the West"? Are his ideas that earthshattering or just a reiteration of the same pessimistic opinions since time immemorial?
What's your favorite WW2 battle/campaign? It's Operation Barbarossa for me.
It's kind of funny because Bagration started at the same date as Barbarossa and not only was it successful unlike Barbarossa, it pretty much destroyed Germany as a fighting power in the East. Kinda like what Barbarossa was meant to do to Soviets.
Could have Spain and Portugal ever united? Because for an outsider it seems plausible.
> similar languages
> same religion
> reqonqista was unifying factor
> they would both benefit from unifying colonies
> it was possible with Castile and Aragon
Alright /his/, give me your best historical memes.
Is mob rule democracy or anarchy?
ITT: We evaluate the KMS Scharnhorst.
Can somebody give me a tl;dr of Dugin's philosophy, Neo-Eurasianism, and why he wants to band chemistry and physics?
Was the roman imperial cult anything more than empty propaganda?
You factor in Roman Ancestor Worship and its not. Your dead Emperor automatically becomes a fucking God of your state.
Ancestor worshipping states are big on deifying their dead Emperors. Parallel Rome to similar trends in Imperial China and it makes sense.
How did the sovereign citizen movement get started? Why has it persisted so long and doesn't seem to be affected by it's 0% track record in court? Have there been any scholarly works on the phenomenon?
Its literally magical-thinking applied to the concept of law
No seriously, these people think if you do certain rituals and write down certain sigils and runes in red ink it will absolve you of the law because reasons
Your real question should be why does magical-thinking seem to be so omnipresent in human societies?
How did cavemen clip their toenails and shave their beards?
if they bothered at all they probably bit their toenails off.
Don't know about the beards or when scissors or razors came about. I doubt they went for the clean shaven look but beard length might need trimming after a while
Toenails sort of self-manage when you're barefoot and out in the wilderness, at least with the small ones. For the big toenails, a rock with a small chipped edge is good for scraping the sides and preventing hangnails.
Source: lived primitively in the woods for three months.
What can science tell us about morality?
Morality is relative. Moral is just a electrical impuls which goes through the neurons in you brain. We are just atoms moving through time and space.
The universe doesn't give a fuck if you have killed someone. You just moved atoms.
Science is an expression of our ability to rationalize.
Our ability to rationalize is limited by the fact that we are simply monkeys able to do math.
imagine this metaphor: science is all about studying the skeleton. Your are asking "What can the skeleton tell us about the skin?" It can tell us some things, but you need a whole different way to study the skin.
if you consider philosophy and metaphysics and theology sciences, then this question is pointless. These are fields of logic and scholarly pursuits, but you can't measure most topics...
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A live body and a dead body contain the same number of particles. Structurally, there’s no discernible difference. Life and death are unquantifiable abstracts. Why should I be concerned?
June 26, 1944. What if this was the situation on the Eastern Front, and the Western Front happened historically up to D-Day? Can Germany win the war from this position?
Note: Moscow and Stalingrad are both fairly securely in German hands. Finland was lost to the Soviets.
No. The krauts are weak down near stalingrad where they can actually exploit a breakthrough and their one local superiority is up north where they'll run smack into fortress leningrad and those miserable forests. Maybe if they withdrew a few and tried to cut off that bulge in the center they'd do some damage (with a clip!!!!), but assuming the soviets have a stacked reinforcement table those krauts are probably done
pic related. I just hope those guys up north aren't all leg infantry
-t. experienced wargamer
>going for random pockets
>not making a kill drive to Leningrad