Lets talk about Southeast Asia and its history.
I mean, It has to be interesting seeing how the area is the worlds largest melting pot of culture, religion, ideology and politics from china and India, the Middle East and in the later years Europe.
>What happened there before influence from china and India came in?
>What are some notable civilizations and culture, what are some minor ones?
>How did they feel about their neighbors through history?
>What happened before the colonial era?
>What happened when the colonial era kicked in?
>How bad were the dutch really?
>Who else came to collect the spice?
>What was the Angkor Wat?
>no external threats
>no real need for unity
>limited contact relatively advanced civilizations (Chinese, Japanese, Mainland SEA empires)
>numerous linguistic, cultural (and with the arrival of islamic missionaries) religious differences
No surprise that nothing really notable happened on the islands which are now referred to as the Philippines.
Beside the colonial lines established by competing nations, how were the African borders established?
For an example, why wasn't french Africa just one massive state in the middle of east African instead of some artificially made states with questionable borders?
I mean it clearly wasn't made by cultural lines, and the Belgians had no problem with doing the former, save Rwanda and Burundi.
French West Africa wasn't just one massive colony, it was a federation of eight colonies. French Equatorial Africa was as well, except every colony within the federation existed as an independent colony before it's creation.
Also, this map is confusing. Why is Namibia coloured orange for Germany, but Tanzania, Togo, Rwanda, and Burundi are not? All of them were under German rule at one point. If this is going by who ruled it at the time of independence,it is still wrong because Namibia was under South...
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Geographically speaking it would be somewhat difficult to control land masses near the Sahara or Congo (the vastness of it all is just too troublesome). Based on the map it seems Coastal regions were of some importance (think of what's on the other side of the pond). The Nile probably had something to do with it as well, but besides that I have no idea.
good question IMO
Scenario: Napoleon, following the defeat at Waterloo, escapes across the Atlantic to the United States.
He would probably just live in a fancy house in New Orleans and then nothing would happen and he would be remembered the exact same way he is now
UK relations with US probably would not be affected, especially since the people in Britain were actually pretty sympathetic to Napoleon when he was captured and wanted him to live free
Can someone who has actually studied Nietzsche give me a quick and dirty guide to becoming Ubermensch?
How does one know if they're a pseudo-intellectual or not? How does one become an intellectual?
Will Prussia ever return
>implying Prussia ever left
>implying the German Empire wasn't just Prussia with expanded borders
>implying Wilhelm didn't hold all of the power himself and that "Prussian Constitutionalism" isn't just faux absolute monarchy
I've heard and seen the name come up in relation to Ancient Egypt, but was there anything culturally significant about the Nubian Kingdoms other than their interactions with the Ancient Egyptians? Also, how did the Nubians manage to rule Egypt for a time during the Middle Kingdom?
Contrary to popular belief upper Egypt and lower Nubia have a common origin.
The paintings and reliefs you see of the two in relation to one another in Egypt is highly symbolic, both share a common East African and North African stock.
Beyond that they are first and foremost both a Nile riverine culture, more than any other neighbor they are most alike.
I find people talking about that dynastic era of refutable Nubian rulers ignore the very interwoven nature of two peoples.
Oh and Beja still exist today in Sudan and until the Ottomans still worshiped the Egyptian deities.
What man has done the most to promote world peace? Effort doesn't count, only results.
This guy just made things worse, right?
How far did it set us back?
Was the average roman soldier equipped like this? Seems like full plate would be expensive for a foot soldier. Or is this just a Hollywood meme?
Why do people continue to contend that communism has never been tried before in debates around the practicality of the ideology? Surely ubiquitous and expedient backwards slides into petty despotism is evidence enough of the instability inherent in handing power over so much to so few.
Perhaps it'd be more appropriate to say that communism has never been accomplished before? This I fear will be seen by Marxian intellectuals as the praise of what could be, rather than the admonishment of what couldn't be that it is.
Communism has never been tried because it's IMPOSSIBLE to try that
Unless we'll have some kind of apocalypse which will destroy all civilizations, ideologies and doctrines except the communist one.
>Philosophy is dead
Why did he say this? does he realize that discussing the reason philosophy is dead is in itself philosophy?
What led to the Korean War? What was the unified Korean peninsula like before it?
What attempts have the countries made towards reunification?
it was taken over by japan in the early 20th centuary before that it was sort of isolationsit.
the war started when the communist north wanted to reunite the country which have ruined attempts at unification indefinably until something major changes in the political climate
>What led to the Korean War?
The southern section of the korean party over selling it's organisational levels (We'll have taken Seoul before the tanks reach it).
>What was the unified Korean peninsula like before it?
Heavily industrialised in the North (to japanese levels). A japanese wage slave labour camp.
>What attempts have the countries made towards reunification?
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Is /his/ Yorkist or Lancastrian?