What's the most interesting period of history, /his/?
Why were the Jews kicked out of Spain?
What's a good book about the history of cannabis? Not just since prohibition began, I want to read about the whole history of the plant, from antiquity through modernity. Books focusing on the history of hemp are fine, too.
Drug history thread, I guess.
Most people don't know that Mexico is the only country in North America to have a monarchy. Mexico became independent from Spain as the Mexican Empire. From 1821 to 1823 it was ruled by Augustine I of Iturbide. It was overthrown by Santa Anna. The monarchy was reinstated from 1863 to 1867 by Maximilian I of Habsburg. It was overthrown by Benito Juarez. Do you think Mexico wouldn't be the so ducked up as it is today if it had maintained a similar system of government as Japan, England and other countries?
Chill out bro
I'll attack the Rebs when I'm good and ready
Dude, if you don't hurry up we'll miss a golden opportunity to crush the rebellion
What does /his/ think of the IRA?
Bit biased cause my family was heavily involved.
But they had very legitimate reasons early on, they were completely right to fight for the establishment of the republic.
For me it only becomes mucky with the issue of violence around northern ireland.
However it has to be said that many of those involved where from northern ireland, and were actively being oppressed. Violence can be expected of the alienated and oppressed.
But it is hard to say that all of the violence in regards to northern...
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So which one would you put on your tombstone then /his/?
Atheist here, but I would have the eagle as it best represents myself, and my beliefs, and the county I love.
>being an atheist and wanting to be buried
what a fucking waste of space, just get cremated.
Also it is hilarious that you feel too intelligent for religion yet still fall into basic traps like nationalism.
Ali is loved by the Shi'a, the Alawites, the Druze and the Sufi. He is respected by not as loved,arguably, by the Sunni. Yet none of the Mohamed's Sunni successors have a cult following in other Islamic sects.
Shi'ism is a political position.
The Alawites and the Druze aren't Muslim. Look at their beliefs rather than the "Islamic theme" they "syncretised" with their beliefs, and you'll see what I'm talking about.
Why does Hell exist?
I mean if we were created by a loving God and for making a mistake we are condemned to an eternity of torture then what the actual fuck.
Note: Christians can't claim there isn't a Hell because according to the Apostle's Creed and Christian tradition Jesus actually went there to free souls, and Muslims can't claim there isn't a Hell either because the Quran is full of vivid descriptions of it.
I'm into war and the strategies that have been used in those wars. Should I just grab random history books or do you guys know any specific, good literature on this topic?
Please no Sun Tzu The Art of War.
If you're into World War 2 there are literally billions of books written by and about the german tank commanders. Almost all of them use primary (and thus obviously biased) sources.
Try Erich von Mansteins "Lost Victories". Although beware, he holds on to the now disputed theory that "had Hitler just left the generals to it, the germans would would have won".
Forgot this, sorry;
Furthermore the Byzantines wrote a number of military manuals on the subject. These are all situational of course and deal exclusively with how to fight the enemies of the Byzantines and nothing more. The most famous is the Strategikon by some dude named Maurice.
Machiavelli wrote a book called the Art of War which I haven't read. It supposedly deals with the specific situation in Italy during his lifetime.
>Zizek in his talk on state with varoufakis
>"We *sniff* maasht tayk eeeen de reffyoojeesh, and so on and so on, but they must be told that they tolerate gays, Jews, right of women, and so on and so on"
>people celebrate banning gay rights
I just received my dna test back from ancestry, is there a way I can use this to discover my ydna?
Why is the US so 'weird' when it comes to coming out as an atheist?
It's literally a non-issue in the rest of the developed world, but in the US they seem to have a genuine prejudice against it, similar to homophobia. They have conventions, support group,s and what they refer to as 'civil-rights' actives pertaining Atheist rights.
Why is this?
I'm not an atheist btw, just curious about this.
What do you think of the 80s?
How come the best movies and music came from that period?
It's impossible to have a full understanding of history. Most people only have a passing understanding of a few things related to their nation's history. Even expert historians usually just specialize in a certain area of history.
In this thread, describe an area or even in history that you barely know anything about to the best of your ability, and an "expert" /his/torian will elaborate on it with a reply.
>describe an area or even in history that you barely know anything about to the best of your ability
A positive view of the Confederacy persisted in the US (compare to, say, Nazis in Germany) because a lot of people don't mind racism and still relate to their cause to this day.
>a full understanding of history
The problem is there are always two sides to history, you'll never truly have a full understanding since people tend to fall to bias and sources are almost always biased
I know a good deal about the Middle Ages but fuck all about Antiquity