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who is history's most successful military commander?
Half of the last thread was complaining about my shitty OP image, so let's try again. We clarify what we mean by "God" when we ask the casual question "Do you believe in God?" By the end, it should not be a meaningless question.
>List ALL attributes
>List all relevant faiths
>Clarify comprehensibility and whether it's able to be defined
To those who studied ancient history at university (whether just a degree, masters, PHD etc.): what was your capstone essay topic, or to those who pursued higher research, your major thesis topic(s)?
Or to those currently studying, what do you think your topic will be?
I did mine on the role of pets in the Roman household (focused primarily on Empire).
I don't study history but that's interesting, care to share some of your findings?
I'm not finished with a degree, but the last research project I did was a 250 word essay on the nature of emancipation in Brazil and the United States, and why the less democratic government was able to come to a more peaceful resolution.
Wasn't ancient history, but I did one on ratios of pilots and aircrew being trained vis a vis airframe production and why all the major powers "overproduced" planes that they didn't have people to actually fly.
Is any type of anarcho society possible?
Have there been any anarcho societies in history we can look at?
UDA or IRA?
PUP - marxist loyalists for the win. also: david ervine was a sound bloke.
Is there a scenario in which nativeamericans(incas/mayas/etc)
Could have won against european people?
Or even in the best of circumstances(maybe if they were more developed, etc), viruses and illness would have always played a determining factor in conquist?
Highly doubt the europeans would have had the logistics to beat them if they didn't all betray eachother and help the invaders. If they had allied and fought them together, no chance we would have succeeded that early.
>Top Three Roman Emperors
>Favorite Roman General or Consul
>Are you a virgin?
3. Septimius Severus
When and why did America stop having public intellectuals?
It used to be that the American public debate was between intellectuals who could talk in depth about political and philosophical issues, the way debate still works in France today. Instead it has become nothing but comedians parroting one-liners that were written for them for the purpose of entertainment.
It's not like public intellectualism was ever actually good. People parrot the opinions of those presented to them as experts. France has less right to lecture the Anglosphere about politics and philosophy than the average Francophone thinks.
>public debate was between intellectuals who could talk in depth about political and philosophical issues, the way debate still works in France today.
As a citizen of the french republic I have to say this : lol.
The USSR in 1989 had a population of 293 million. Now, Russia has a population of 143 million.
Japanese "comfort women"
Were they real, or is it all just typical Korean lies and exaggeration?
What's even worse was the equivalent in Russia for the German army. An estimated million babies were born by German soldiers and Russian women.
People always talk about how horrible the Russian soldiers raping German girls was, which it was, but people don't see the Eastern front.
Why do guys in medieval style paintings always look chill or high or on something?
everyone drank beer instead of water
also grain fields were full of wild plants, ergot and psychedelic mushrooms which would get swept up in the mix by peasants who had to labor all day dawn to dusk during the harvest season and didn't have the time or energy to pick out just the healthy wheat/barley/oats/rye
Do you really imply everyone was high and drunk during medieval ages?
Do we even have a democracy?
The Greece saw the aristocracy, the rule of an elite, as a positive contrast to the democracy, because they saw democracy as nothing more than the rule of a mindless mob.
Later on the meaning changed and democracy was viewed upon as the rule of the people. In the positive meaning of having everyone share a piece of the political power cake, as opposed to a minority hoarding all the power.
But what do we have today? Is it a democracy or is that just what we would like to believe? And are we supposed to view it as worth keeping...
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>The Greece saw the aristocracy, the rule of an elite, as a positive contrast to the democracy, because they saw democracy as nothing more than the rule of a mindless mob.
t. Greek aristocracy
Should I read War And Peace? Would you recommend it? I've read that the author doesn't consider it a "novel", since it becomes a philosophical discussion later in the book.
What do you think /his/? Have you read it?