imagine you've just inherited this chunk of land, full of disparate people and cultures.
how is it best ruled and what should the government try to accomplish for its people?
what policies make for a successful nation?
Immediately force an ultimatum upon Turkestan: be my cavalry or die.
Convert Buddhists and folk peoples in the south to Orthodox Christianity (that of Ukraine). Support Shia and Sufi Islam in favor of Sunni. Afterwards, make it clear that we Christians and Muslims descend from the same God. Fighting over it is useless.
Finally, unite the area based upon its steppe nomad history. Tell them they must relive the glory of their Scythian common ancestors. Basically, create a neo-Scythian nation-state.
Can you explain to a non-American how the Republican party went from having a slave-abolitionist platform to being liked mostly by Southern rednecks with overtly racist ideologies?
It's funny to see how the Red and Blue states pretty much switched places in as little as 100 years.
yes the party that believes everyone should have equal access of opportunities is more racist than the party that believes minorities cant do anything without the white man giving them a hand out.
Basically during the 60's you had the Civil Rights movement kicking off. At that time, the Democratic and Republican parties weren't quite as solidly "liberal" and "conservative" as they are today: they both contained a mix. However, with FDR and subsequently LBJ rising to the presidency, the Democrats set a new agenda for championing the civil rights movement. This alienated many conservative Southern Democrats (Dixicrats) who proceeded to switch en masse to the Republicans. Subsequently,...
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how is the norman invasion of England relevant? Did it do anything major other than change the English dynasty?
Technologies, arts, and language from mainland Europe began to flood into Britain, since it was relatively isolated before then. It also set up French history through the High/Late Middle Ages, as well as England, because it allowed there to basically be two French dynasties, and two French kingdoms to challenge each other.
Or is everything determined?
Descartes, Spinoza, or Leibniz?
Can Existentialism still exist in a Deterministic universe?
Did I choose to post this?
It's an illusion whether or not "everything" is determined. There's two possible states, causality, or true randomness. Neither constitutes for the "free will" we imagine. We can't even properly define free will, we just throw the term around like it means anything.
>Can Existentialism still exist in a Deterministic universe?
Albert Camus and Nietzsche didn't believe in free will. Only that idiot charlatan Sartre did. So yes, it obviously can.
How did the Muslims conquer so much territory so quickly?
What is Sufi Islam?
Other than George W. Bush, was there a more a failed president besides Richard "Wiretap my shit up" Nixon?
Why suicide isn't accepted in western society?
Because it's your mother's job to kill you. Assbortion for the win!
All I've seen on /his/ is arguments over what race Ethiopians are, or cool stuff about their previous empires, but no one ever mentions that it's literally the birthplace of humanity.
Why is that? Pic related, oldest Homo sapiens skull found in history.
It's because most people are not very interested in pre-historic history. As the name implies, it's not even really history. Humans weren't all that interesting until we started writing symphonies and building cathedrals. It doesn't really matter too much where we came from, except from a biological anthropological perspective.
Majabahit, Khmer Empire, Cham Empire, all vanished the 1500's. What happened?
Moluccas showed up and started a pirate empire of Sorts
Double teamed by Thailand and Vietnam.
Ded by 1400's. Due to Vietnamese State doing unto others what China did to them.
By 1500's, the new kids on the block was Burma (well, not really that new), Thailand, Vietnam, Moluccas, and the Bruneian Empire.
Waffen SS: most dedicated soldiers you'll ever meet, or twisted fucking psychopaths?
Redpill me on Solzhenitsyn.
I am two thirds through The Gulag Archipelago.
What's true? What's exaggerated?
What can be said about the Olmec culture? Also no WE WUZ KONGZ, it derails threads and makes them go to shit.
They were the forerunners for subsequent mesoamerican civilisations
Tell me about haile selassie.
What does he have to do with rastafarianism?
also what is rastafarainism besides dude weed lmao
Dude it's like a serious way of life man, like you don't even know but if you just toke up you'll begin to see bro, shits crazy man but I swear I blaze every day and like you don't even know bro
I'm interested in evolutionary psychology and I want to study it and learn it to the fullest extent that I can.
Where should I start? Where should I go from there?
Do you have a decent understanding of psychology to begin with? Do you know psychology's history as a field? I think that is the best place to start then move on studying research and theory you can apply.