What's with the influx of Religious discussion?
I'm not against it or anything but did something trigger this?
Its quarantined from everywhere and now we get to deal with it.
I like it actually. If I witness this board dying because of it I can go back to 8ch /his/ and tell them how nothing has changed.
Who were the warring nations of the Seven Years War?
Prussia vs Austria, France, Russia and Sweden in Europe
Plus Britain cowardly outnumbering the French in North America to steal their colonies while they were busy in Europe instead of helping its ally Prussia
Ally Britain, feel the pain
Can someone on /his/ enlighten me on the history of anti-Jewish sentiments and why they've historically existed? It seems like me a ethno-linguistic minority like Jews have always been blamed as a scapegoat for Western problems.
"They (the Jews) work more effectively against us than the enemy's armies. They are a hundred times more dangerous to our liberties and the great cause we are engaged in. It is much to be lamented that each state, long ago, has not hunted them down as pests to society and the greatest enemies we have to the happiness of America."
Source: Maxims of George Washington by A.A. Appleton & Co.
As the American colonies rose in revolt against political oppression occasioned by the attempt...
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Do you think where you're from should dictate the potential intelligence behind your opinions?
Take pic related for example. We are on fucking 4chan. Do we still have the right to be taken seriously?
Opinions should be judged by the opinion itself, not where the person is from. The intelligence of a person usually draws them to certain places. That's why you generally get more intelligent posts from certain boards over other ones.
Start with the obvious.
is ancient Sparta the best example of a meme state?
Athens is best remebered for some of the brightest philospophers and the creation of a new political system
what's sparta best remembered for? a battle they didn't even win and killing babies
I'm a new-ish Catholic.
Can someone explain why so many Catholics on the internet hate Vatican II?
The Catholic Church has been infiltrated by multiculturalists
Why do societies value humor? Why is humor considered a good thing?
Humor can be used to feel out how some members of the society felt about how things were without having to read long critical essays or criticisms of the government or some other institution. It can also be used to as a form of escapism or in some cases a defense mechanism from highly stressful environments.
What made the great depression so much worse than any other economic downturn?
An economy way more dependent an credit and international trade that moved faster than policy makers knew had to deal with. Bank runs and panics were no longer local but national and increasing tariffs did nothing to stimulate domestic business but shut down global trade. Governments really had no idea what policies could effectively mitigate these things
I may be wrong, but it seems to be the first major crash, so there was an element of expectation in the 2008 crash that there wasn't in the Great Depression. Without the element of expectation, it's harder to rally together solutions, assure the public, and fix the problem.
You gotta help me /his/
I started reading some philosophy (loving it desu) but I keep going back to vidya and shit
How is one supposed to stopped wasting time with vidya and devote one's time to learning and studying?
>claims to love it
>can't be bothered to do it
Yeah, you're just pretending to like it because it makes you seem smarter/better to yourself. You're actually just lying to yourself and don't really want to do it, afterall. If you loved it, you'd be doing it.
What should he have done?
Also if he succeded, what would his little Empire be called today?
Princedom of Rome?
In the end he probably would have gotten rekt by any major european power with enough interest in a divided Italy or by a large coalition of italian states. He pretty much made enemies everywhere, and many people were also pissed off by the ways of his "uncle", the Pope. What you ask, is like asking what would have happened if Napoleon succeded or Hitler won WWII; it is an Uchrony. From this point on, everything could have happened.
There isn't a general language thread, so I made one.
Which ancient languages have you studied/are you studying now?
I have a pretty decent grasp of Old Norse and am getting ready to start Sanskrit. Any resources you can recommend for the latter would be much appreciated.
>Any resources you can recommend for the latter would be much appreciated
If your native language is english, then I can't really help you much with what book would be good for learning. Monier-Williams seems to be the go-to dictionary. William Dwight Whitneys "Roots" is a must-have if you are serious about learning and translating. "Sanskrit Syntax" by Speijer should also be useful, my professor said, but haven't...
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There's been a lot of talk about which European discovered America first, but how come the native Americans never found their way to Eurasia, or Africa for that matter?
That is true, however, they were
1) An maritime power with an established presence on Iceland and Greenland before they made the relatively short jump to the continental portion of North America.
2) They didn't stay & didn't venture further south then their initial landing sites.
But to your original question once again:
What possible reason would civilizations in the Americas have for sending ships out into a seemingly limitless body of water?
Christians, how do you reconcile that there is only one god, but your god was originally part of a pantheon of gods? Why was your god ok with worshipping other gods for so long?
Orthodoxy teaches that the OT was revealed incrementally to pave the way for Christ. Serving the whole thing up on one plate would have been unpalatable to the early Jews, who were probably polytheists as you say.