Have Richard Dawkins invented or discovered atheism?
What is the best book to read to understand the economy of Nazi Germany?
Im not really interested in WWII or the wartime economy but rather how Hitler brought Germany out of the depression.
>post yfw the rebels got cucked by General Sherman
Can we have a late Roman Empire thread ongoing? It's a subject rarely discussed on /his/, as well as an extremely interesting period in history to explain the causes leading to the downfall of one of the most powerful (both politically and economically) empires in history.
Why use chariots when they could just ride horses?
What is the true reason for the collapse of the Roman Empire?
I found a nice resource by William Durant
where on around page 803 of the pdf it's got some great details on the economic, political, military, and social causes, but lots of people have debated that Christianity was the downfall, what do you all think?
They were an empire. So the same thing that happens to every empire happened to them.
Eventually you run out of places to loot, and it's all downhill from there. And once you can no longer loot your own youth to force them to loot other places, you hire mercenaries from those places, and then you've crossed the singularity.
Why was it that the Europeans saw it fit to spend over 700 years retaking the Iberian peninsula, but made minimal or no effort to take back, say, Egypt?
After all, Egypt was just as much a part of Christendom as Spain or Portugal before the Muslim conquests. Was it purely for geographical reasons? Was it because the people of Iberia largely did not convert to Islam, and if so why was that the case?
>inb4 the crusades
The Crusades were only a response to Muslims not allowing Christian pilgrims into Jerusalem; if the Seljuks...
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Option A: Spend a fortune on building up a large enough army to sustain an oversee invasion and defend home country.
Spend another fortune building a navy to defend and transport your invasion army.
Option B: Invade neighbors and take their land for yourself.
>You do realize that Europe and Asia are geographically connected, right?
No matter what way you choose to enter Asia, you're going to be confronted with hundreds of miles of swamps, deserts, mountainous regions, and Islamic civilizations where either there will be little to no forage and potable water along the way, or people will try to kill you, so I really don't understand the point you're trying to make.
Why do people on these internet forums call spooks memes?
A spook is a term stirner uses to describe an immaterial idea, concept or construct that "possesses" people to do things they ordinarily wouldn't. Morality, Ideology, Religion, Superstition, Honour, are all examples of spooks.
Western knights were an effective counter to the Mongols who had wrecked the Hungarian and Polish light cavalry in the same way they had wrecked the Eastern lighter cav.
Knights were bretty gud.
Following the same logic that the
Wasn't a true empire could the same thing be said about the Mongolians empire. It seemed to lack centralized power for most of its history
Empire is just the vague translation of the German 'Reich', which can be translated both as "realm" or "empire". It for sure lastet a couple of centuries longer than the Mongol empire, though.
So I have currently started working on my bachelor's thesis and I chose to do it on the Civil War. The catch is that I _have_ to use a primary source for my thesis.
Can anyone make some suggestions for where I can find some valid sources? I.e archives. I have chosen to focus on the election in 1860 and why it was a contributing factor to why the war started. Some sources that may show x votes on this delegate and what not.
Or if someone have some ideas to what else I can focus on that is easier to get primary sources.
I am not american, btw.
Is the "if Hitler was let into art school, there would be no WW2!" meme true?
There's no way something so simple could have changed history so much
Hitler only started getting into radical German nationalism after that, had he been busy being an artist and never went to fight in WW1 he wouldn't have entered politics.
Although in that case WW2 would happen anyway, just with the Soviets on the not-allies side, and Italy (and possibly Japan) on the allied side.
all that exists is a product of our imagination
what we touch, smell, taste, feel, is all the result of mere electric signals that move forth and back in our nervous system.
there's no such a thing as taste, as love, as red or blue, it's all in the mind.
this "objective world", of singular truths and realities that some speak of, is merely a result of the trust one has in his imagination. which i understand as being very, very naive.
Historical entertainment thread
What are some great historical movies/series/games /his/?
Just gone done watching Rome, was pretty good, sucks ass they ended it after two seasons for being too expensive though, had a lot of potential.
Is the Spartacus series worth watching?