>long eighteenth century
>long nineteenth century
>short twentieth century
When will this meme die?
What are some effects that Roman colonization had on Britain?
Which civilization was the edgiest? I'd say Spartans
Any Vietnameseanon here? Post and discuss anything about Vietnamese history.
Why was 20th century so extreme? Can we expect the same from the 21st?
The formation of nationstates requiring bloody wars against the old empires. Look at a map before and after WW1.
Advancements in technology and science created a strong sense of linear progress, absoluteness and finiteness in history and politics, hence totalitarian regimes. You can do some crazy shit when you think you're on the right side of history.
What books do I read to have a general pleb's understanding of history?
I'm almost totally clueless about all periods except ancient Greece, so I'd appreciate some good narratives.
Why isn't the World's Fair a thing anymore?
....it still fucking is?
Its nothing novel anymore because we have instant mass media now to advertise shit as opposed to gathering in one place in the world every year to expose new commercial ideas.
If immortality had been attained during the start of human civilization, how exactly would this have affected humany history? Would we be fucked since no one ever dies
Every 20-30 years humans get the urge to "sleep" where they enter a hibernation rock state for double their awake times.
Advances in medicine prolong the awake state but are unable to reduce the doubled sleep time instinct.
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Found about about the Vinča culture from /his/.
They had proto-writing
And the earlist known copper metallurgy
>The Nebra sky disk features the oldest concrete depiction of the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebra_sky_diskcosmos worldwide
What symptoms in the Roman Empire forecasted it's downfall? Where were the internal factors of the Empire that most contributed to the fall?
(also, is it true as they say, that the rampant homosexuality in Rome was one of the symptoms of it's downfalls, or nah?)
The old Roman gods had become substituted by the Christian god, and since the religion itself taught a better life in the next world, it made the present world not worth fighting for.
Christianity effectively broke the spirit of the Romans, who by the 5th century had become but a shadow of their former selves.
Band of Brothers shows the Brecourt Manor assault happening in 10 minutes. Obviously this is due to time constraints. In reality though apparently the fight lasted for 6 hours. Overall the whole thing sounds insane. It's bullshit that Winters never got the Medal of Honor for it. 23 Americans attacking a fortified position of around 60 Germans dug in with machine guns, yet only taking 6 causalities.
How did the Germans lose with those odds from a defensive position? This was Easy Company's first combat experience and they were matched against Fallschrimjagers who I assume were battle hardened. The Americans only lost 6 men... unbelievable.
Why would anyone be a totalitarian/monarchist in this day and age? Men are fallible creatures and anyone with power is likely to abuse it.
what's the most fuckhuge weapon to ever have actually been used?
how heavy would the percussion weapons get?
>what's the most fuckhuge weapon to ever have actually been used?
I'm going to go ahead and say that honor belongs to a Nimitz-class supercarrier.
Yeah, that seems about right.
But more in line with the spirit of OP's question I'd have to say the Kanabō might take the cake; IIRC the largest one is something like 5'6" and weighs ~35lb.
Caligula or Nero?