So can we safely say by now that World War 1 was the point where everything went wrong forever?
Are there any powerful arguments against John Locke's posit of the human mind being a "tabla rasa", or have philosophy and psychology pretty well come together to conclude that this is precisely what our minds are at the beginning?
>memers on this board will un-ironically attempt to defend or even justify the Sack of Constantinople of 1204
>"M-MUH MASSACRE OF DA LATINS!"
What did he mean by 'context', /his/?
>it's a Matt skirts around the atrocities committed by the British Empire during the colonial era episode
Why is North Europe so much richer and more productive than South?
Is it because the Southernes don't know harsh winter and never evloved the ability to plan ahead?
>Evolved the ability to plan ahead
Literally ever farming culture ever have had to do that, you mong.
>Less corrupt than Ireland
Recently I was bored and wanted to watch a documentary on England. So I started watching pic related and find it to be great. I know it is trying to push a narrative of >muh anglo-saxons and >muh rule of consent but I enjoy it nevertheless.
So are there any other documentaries like this out there? Especially ones that don't trigger people with a history degree every 2 minutes. Maybe there is even an essential chart or something.
Please keep History Channel and Guido Knopp/ZDF-history tier docs out of this threat.
Is fascism definable?
Fascism is an ideology of absolute etatism, formed around cult of a leader and aggresive youth activism. Ofcourse, because they grow in era when nation state become the norm, they borrow alot from nationalism but reject nationalist egalitarian view that everyone in the nation is equal. The Leader is pinnacle of man, the aggression of party member is an ideal emanating from Him.
>What if Rome had industrialized?
An empire built on slavery cannot industrialize. It could never have happened.
More pictures like this
Which one was smarter?
What are your favorite military marches or traditional patriotic type songs?
I'm a big fan of When Johnny Come Marching Home
>My philosophy is that I should be king
>Suppose there was a magical cave and it was really cool outside of it
Why do we take this guy seriously again?
>Knowing that you know nothing means you are smart!
Fuck this guy!
Why was Britain so irrelevant in wwii despite having all the resources of the largest empire in the world?
All those resources and population yet they still couldn't keep up with German production and man power, it's shocking stuff
Britain itself is a small bunch of islands.
During WWII these islands were blockaded by the Germans making it hard to get all of these resources and men to and from these islands.
Also a large chunk of British overseas territory was attacked and/or taken by opposing forces.
Germany on the other hand was landlocked, and once it had conquered western Europe it was free to move manpower and materials around the continent as it liked.
Britain and it's empire outproduced Germany by close to 2:1 margin.
were Eurasian horse nomads generally scum?
such groups are almost always described as savages by authors from settled groups who interacted with them. chinese and russian sources use 'tartar' and 'mongol' as an insult, Eastern Europeans always describe groups like the Cumanians as thugs who would ride into their territories, trying to steal their stuff, livestock and women. true, horse nomads were always characterised as excellent fighters, but also as lazy (using slaves or subservient groups to do any production), violent, ignorant, disregarding of human life and private property.
their history seems to fit this characterization. nomadic lifestyle generally involved pillaging your settled neighbours. when they created major empires, they just took this mindset to a new level. just read some quotes from Ghengis Khan: his conquests didn't even have any ideolgical basis, he basically said that they are conquering nations, destroying cities and killing millions because they can. and this was one of the more solid nomadic empire. most of them (such as the Hunnic or Timurid empires) just involved an army storming through lands and forcing locals to pay tribute. it's debatable if those even qualify as empires, or just lands raided by a very large and well organized group of brigands.
there is also no known cultural achivement by horse nomads. sure, they cannot be expected to create great buildings, but what about literature or religion? whenever they stayed somewhere for a long time, they quickly adopted local culture (see Ghengis Khan's successors in Persia and China). or look at the Huns: we know pretty much nothign about them, apart from a few artifacts there is no such thing as Hunnic art, we don't even know what there religion was like.
horse nomads really look like the most worthless type of people in history, who only ever managed to destroy or steal other people's stuff while creating nothing.
Why are there never any discussions here about one of the best classicists and philosophers of the 20th century?