Why do monarchs and monarchists still exist? I can't possibly imagine a justification for this.
If god is obsolete, then so are monarchs. Nobility is a waste of space.
We don't like you Whiggish faggots on /his/, please go back to whichever board spawned you.
>Implying the world is completely logical
>Implying modern western forms of government are so much better
Power will rest in the hands of those who can seize it from someone else and then hold onto it. In some cases those people are feudal nobles.
Why didn't christian monks develop a unique fighting style after fending off countless viking raids? Y'know, like the Shaolin monks did?
Shaolin monasteries relied on themselves for protection of their lands since Chinese secular, bureaucratic patrons would come and go without much guarantee of continuity or a supranational organization that can administer and defend it from afar with top-down political influence.
Christian monks however could reasonably rely on aristocratic patrons, landed families, and generations of knightly houses or free city militiamen to protect its interests. And if they couldn't, there was the network of bishops and...
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Opinions of those who've finished it?
I just finished the second essay, and I'm quite impressed with it.
Where do I start learning Latin? I''m looking into Wheelock atm, but I've heard it's bad for reading more than paragraph-long passages
Why doesn't the US use the metric system?
Fahrenheit is a much more specific way to measure temperature which is deemed necessary due to the wide diversity of extreme and moderate climates within America.
This problem could be solved if Americans just learned to use decimals, but let's leave it at that.
For other measurements, America was already too accustomed to the pound/inch/whatever system to change it and unlike other countries, wasn't pressured to change for trading purposes for whatever reason.
He is the most influential figure of the 20th century by a mile. Defined essentially all politics of the 20th century.
When did Egypt stop being a great civilisation?
What are some of the greatest political slogans?
What's your favorite historical weapon in terms of aesthetics?
I'm a big fan of the matchlock arquebus personally. I like the whole pike+gunpowder era. Any transitional period where new weapons are being introduced but some of the old ones retain their usefulness for awhile is cool
ITT: Little-known military engagements
Europa Universalis 4 thread!
Also seen another thread about Teutonic Order. Anybody ever play as them? Wanna give them a try.
Take it to /gsg/ m8.
In the event this thread doesn't get deleted, as TO you just have to lick Austrian balls until you can join the
Once you're in, you're set. When Poland declares war on you, gang rape them until you can destroy their union with Lithuania, and spend the next two centuries making them your bitch.
What historical events can we learn the most from?
why do people love this guy so much?
Philosopher or sophist? What's /his/'s opinion on this guy?
He strikes me as someone who wants to live in fairyland. Although he's a good speaker and has some pretty good ideas, what he says doesn't seem to reflect real world plausibility - a bit similar to communism in that one respect.
So Communism gets the old adage treatment of being good in theory but awful in practise. Now perhaps this is correct, but that isn't my point.
My point concerns how Laissez-Faire Capitalism is treated. Why is it not treated in a similar manner to Communism amongst the minds of the tortured masses? It is a good theory, but in practise it doesn't work (see: C19th United Kingdom).
>it didn't work in the 19th century United Kingdom
You mean like when they repealed the Corn Laws and Irish people weren't dying in a famine because they could import food?
Or do you mean how quality of life changed dramatically from the beginning of the century to the end of the century?