Why did Napoleonian armies used a Shako instead of using real helmets ? I'd think it's a question of resources but the Shako is quite complex to produce without offering any real protection.
To elaborate on this, why did modern steel helmet take to long to become mainstream on the battlefield ? Even the german army, which has the reputation to be the most modern one in the world in 1914, didn't have those before WWI.
Steel helmets didn't really become necessary until heavy artillery came into the picture. The chances of a musket-ball hitting you in the head is close to zero, and a steel helmet wouldn't have done jackshit to protect you (most musket balls were 40 or 50 caliber by today's standards)
Steel helmets are mostly to protect from fragmentation caused by artillery.
>Why did Napoleonian armies used a Shako
Command and control.
Also the fact that most battles in the napoleonic wars were decided by charging after a single volley, and this allowed them to scare the enemy more.
Wow, I didn't know musket ball were so powerful, I'd had thought that modern rifle had more perforing power. Still, the Shako is completely impractical, heavy and difficult to make. I guess the fab was really important at the time.
Ok, but putting a useless burden on your soldier seems very impractical to me
Is it true that African Americans are physically superior because only the healthier ones survived during Atlantic Slave Trade, causing bottleneck effect?
I honestly think this is ridiculous but I need proof.
>true that African Americans are physically superior because only the healthier ones survived during Atlantic Slave Trade, causing bottleneck effect?
No, because genes don't work that way. You need 1000's of years for significant genetic differences to appear among a population.
Kenyans are great long distance runners because they are tall and (some) live at high altitudes. West Africans (where most slaves came from) have more muscle mass on account of the rampancy of malaria in the area. Sickle cell disease is an adaptation that renders one all but immune to malaria but harms vascular health. To adapt to this natives evolved more explosive strength instead. The West Africans who don't have sickle cell disease are typically good athletes.
Do you even know what a bottleneck effect is? Let's do a really simple example. Let's say we prevented every single person with blonde hair from reproducing. Would there be a change in the rates of blonde hair for the next generation?
I have to get my purse, could you please look after these 3 legions while i am gone?
If Atheists and Theists were honest with themselves, they would be Agnostic.
I find it so irritating when an Atheist talks down to a Theist. Neither of them has evidence to prove his point.
In this universe, we are a tiny spec.Our planet is like a dust particle in comparison to the rest of the universe, and yet Atheists think they know for certain there's no God? Fuck off.
Agnostics are the only group of people who are honest and rational with the current scientific knowledge we have.
The man who say "I don't know" when faced with...
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The problem with most atheists is that they only really look into very shallow and superstitious concepts of God.
The problem with many theists is that they follow a shallow and superstitious concept of God.
If Unicorn-deniers and Unicorn-believers were honest with themselves, they would be Unicorn-agnostic.
I find it so irritating when a Unicorn-denier talks down to a Unicorn-believer. Neither of them has evidence to prove his point.
In this universe, we are a tiny spec.Our planet is like a dust particle in comparison to the rest of the universe, and yet Unicorn-deniers think they know for certain there's no unicorns? Fuck off.
Unicorn-agnostics are the only group of people who are honest and rational with the current scientific knowledge we have.
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Is there any records of what Native Americans, Chinese, Indians, Persians, Japanese etc thought of Europe? For example Did the Chinese know of Rome and Medieval Europe? What did Native Americans think of Europeans on first encounter?
>For example Did the Chinese know of Rome
Yes. Rome and the Eastern Roman Empire/Byzanties is called Daqin/Fulin.
>and Medieval Europe?
Chinese took the word of the Muslims and called everyone there "Folangqi." From the Arabic "Ferenggi," meaning "Franks." Byzantium is the limit of fucks China gave about Europe during medieval times.
What is existence? What the fuck are we doing here?
>What is existence?
A meme made up by humans that fails to address the way things are and posits unfounded claims about the way things could be.
>What the fuck are we doing here?
Whatever you want fampai
Why didn't the Union or Confederate army engineer Revolver rifles? Simple extremely reliable battle tested gun with a repeating action that would have given them a massive advantage during the war?
They could have trained soldiers to work on these guns and relode faster the the guns they used in those times and at a faster rate and both types of guns would probably cost about the same to produce.
ITT: We pretend like we're 14 and have just discovered history. I'll start.
Don't you guys think that the collapse of the Roman Empire was the worst thing to happen to Europe? If it wasn't for those uncivilised barbarians, we could be living in space by now. Also, fuck Christianity.
Whatever became of letters like Þ or ð? Why did we ever stop using them? Not just in English but also Scandinavian languages.
There have been so many threads on nihilism and how you overcome it, people mention buddhism, nietzsche etc.
but seriously, do you really "overcome" nihilism?
for me it seems, that everything after nihilism is just made up, something you try to get yourself into, but you still know you're a nihilist in your heart.
Hey /his/, OP here, I have an In-class essay on the Arian controversy and the Nicene Creed. It shouldn't really be very difficult but there are two smaller parts of the essay im having trouble nailing down.
"What are the implications of this on Christian life?"
"Are there any political motives behind this?"
What do you guys think?
The only political motive I know is that Constantine just wanted this shit settled.
I'm pretty familiar with Arianism. Before I answer the questions you've posed, I would need to understand what you mean by Arianism.
The reason being that Arianism is often misunderstood by many scholars, and so the implications of Arianism aren't easily understood because people don't know what Arianism was even saying.
What will be the next genocide?
Is this true?
Is Bosnia really the true successor of the Caliphate?
What are the oldest ethnic groups? I know Armenians, Jews, Persians and Japanese are up there, but what are some others?
>old ethnic group
They're fairly recent, more recent than both the Han Chinese and Koreans. If you're interested, look up the Yayoi and Jomon peoples, although be warned that the topic is highly controversial due to contemporary relations amongst the East Asians.
Alright /his/ redpill me on pic related. Was he good or bad?
As a Mexican I know a lot of people who hold him as the greatest man ever, but I've read some things that make him look like a total hypocrite. What do you think?