What events would you say undeniably changed human civilization overall, from past to present?
It's a broad question, but one I can't stop thinking about.
Wars has existed since the beginning of everything. OP means an actual world event.
Sure: I would say WW2 would have been a changer: it got people to migrate to England, Australia, America and if it wasn't for WW2, inventions and people today would not exist.
Feudalism and liberalism aren't substantially different. Manorialism was a social safety net arrangement precisely identical to the welfare state minus some cosmetic differences.
The idea that feudalism was lords mercilessly exploiting serfs in exchange for nothing, rather than a slightly different version of the liberal state, is based on biased accounts from anti feudal historians.
The Peloponnesian War.
Was it the first war fought for no good reason at all?
Why did the ottoman empire vassalise the crimean khanate and get into countless wars with the poles and russians for them ?
>want to destroy Golden Horde once and for all
>fail once at battle of Vorksla
>Hate them even more
>Some decades later manage to create Crimean Khanate by putting Lithuanian Tatar on the throne
>"This will just do"
>Not a century passes by and Crimeans start raiding you and getting you into wars with Turks
Why has the base of support for communist movements and revolutions historically been illiterate/uneducated peasants and unskilled laborers? Is communism dependent on the ignorance and stupidity of the masses to succeed?
>communism preaches the death of the upper class in favour of the lower class
>why do members of the upper class not support it?
>why do members of the lower class support it?
Also, plenty of educated people were marxist back in the day. Today almost none are.
>Why has the base of support for communist movements and revolutions historically been illiterate/uneducated peasants and unskilled laborers?
These are the people communism seeks to help.
>Is communism dependent on the ignorance and stupidity of the masses to succeed?
That and people who know what they're doing at the helm, which is what the Pseudo-Marxists of today think they'll be when in reality they'll be one of the first to be torn apart.
The Nine Tribes of the Sea Peoples
I have recently found myself infatuated with the practice of foot-binding in China. I find the painfulness of the initial procedures a major turn-off, but the aesthetics of the final product amazingly attractive. Oddly, I am not even disgusted by photography of the unwrapped lotus feet.
This practice pervaded life for women in China for so long, yet there is no real agreement on why the practice started. I have read at least three different versions of the origin of foot binding in China in studying the custom.
Am I the only one who finds this...
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Do you have an odd, out-dated historical standard for beauty that you find attractive?
>>Massive French powdered wigs?
Why did they want people to confess? Couldn't they just light their asses? As if it made the slightest difference.
Because unlike Lenin, Stalin was very conscious of taking the moral high ground. The Soviet Union is the freest, most humanitarian country on earth, so when you liquidate people it's only because of their crimes as proved in a fair trial.
What was the true intention of the crusades?
Did the Templars find some relic?
Do you like cute girls?
>Cannibalism during the siege of Ma'arra
>Peter the Hermit ruining everything
>Pointless murder, rape and looting of the European countryside because the entire thing was so unorganized
>Muh holy war
>he thinks the bible is a valid source for historical discussion
Does languages get better and more effective as time goes and they evolve?
So /his/torians who are your friends from the past?
> Implying Jesus wasn't edgy as fuck
He's basically a classical era Linkin Park.
>Thomas Jefferson's bedroom
why would he ruin a perfectly good hallway like this?
Who the fuck are these people?
Why do they live here?
Where did they come from?
Why do they write weird?