So, it turns out that the A-bombs did not force the Japanese to surrender, and thus were not necessary.
In fact, the Soviet threat played a much more crucial role in forcing the Japanese to surrender.
It has been established that the A-bombs were dropped on Hirosima and Nagasaki mainly because:
1. The US had spend millions (that's a fuckload of money for the 1940's) on the Manhattan project that was kept secret from the US citizens (the Soviets knew about it). If the Americans ever found...
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Do words have meaning?
That smirk on her face makes me think she is lying to us
Why do most modern historians seem to dismiss all forms of honor, selflessness, and nobility of spirit?
Every good deed, or nice word, or service is assumed to have a shrewd political or economic motive, and if it doesn't then it's clearly a sign of lunacy. Is it really so hard to believe that great people in the past actually did some things out of the goodness of their hearts?
>Western Society demonizes suicide
>Eastern Philosophy welcomes death
What the fuck am I supposed to do?
I don't want to be part of a world founded on death, lies and blind competition.
If I kill myself, it means my enemies won, and I'm a pussy.
If I live, it means I give into capitalism, corporatism and years of deceit constructed by more lying assholes.
How do you cope with life?
life kills you eventually anyway and it does it for free
stop being so impatient wait for a while and you will suicide by natural causes
its not like your time is valuable to you anyway by the sounds of things
Get out of the house, smell some roses, build or fix something with your hands. Realize that the world you're talking about is just another construct in your head you can discard for a few hours and then come back and re-examine with a more sober, critical eye.
What does the average Chinese know about the histories of the Greeks and the Romans?
Do they know pretty much nothing just like the average Westerner knows pretty much nothing about Chinese history?
Well they had legends of Da Qin (Rome), which was seen as a sort of mythical counterpart of China mirrored on the other side of the world. The average peasant would probably know about as much about Rome as medieval peasants would have known about China.
I think that reflects the attitude of the time of trying to use China as the yardstick for everything.
This is by no means bad, in any way. It's just interesting. Then again, I might be more sympathetic to China due to my fetish for asian girls.
ITT: We analyse the theological beliefs found in popular media.
>The Legend of Korra is literally Nestorian.
How legit is Myers-Briggs and Jungian Psychology?
I just had mine done for school and it's eerie how similar I am to the stereotype of my mbti. Is there any good reads on how to function as a person with INTJ because I feel like a fucking autist.
>How legit is Myers-Briggs and Jungian Psychology?
Not even a little bit. Even when it was fashionable, it was dismissed by academics. Now, 100 years later, only kooks pursue it. A lot of what is commonly called "New Age" mysticism is derived directly from Jung.
Is Hungary the most butthurt country about its territorial loses?
Let's settle this shit.
Are they Christian?
Aut inveniam viam aut faciam
I shall either find a way or make one
What happened to Britain after the Romans left? Why did the Island go from Romano-British to Anglo-Saxon?
Britain experienced a series of migrations/invasions in the centuries following the Roman retreat. The Angles, Normans, Vikings, etc. all had their turn raping and pillaging the land. However, native Britons are probably still the majority ethnic group in the isles. The invasions had more cultural, rather than genetic, implications.
>he invasions had more cultural, rather than genetic, implications.
But that's wrong
I'm starting to learn about the history of the Roman Empire but at the moment I don't really know where to start
I know the basics e.g. kingdom->republic->empire, the story of Julius Caesar, Constantine and the split etc, but besides that I am relatively ignorant
tl;dr explain Roman history to me like I'm five
I'm trying to learn about the Romans too, can anyone recommend any books the gives a good overview before I study in greater detail?
Is there anything more cringey than "ironic" "religions"?
Ego linguam latinam disco sed ego amicos non habeo. Ego amicos cupio.
Can we talk about modern Macedonia, seeing how its independence was about 25 years ago?
I am interested in the origin of the Macedonian people and nation, and that one is sure to be further in the past than the official country anyway.
Well, after the WW2, Yugoslavia started to promote the idea of the uniqueness of the macedonian people and remove any bulgarian self-determination.
Although the said self-determination somewhat became diminished after the second balkan war and the ww 1.
As genetics go, the today macedonians are mainly of slavic descent mixed with what was left of the original population before 6th century.
As of today, they try to define themselves by separating from their neighbors as they are considered a...
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