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Historian 14/04/24(Thu)14:37 No. 14274 [Reply]
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Ugh, Germans got screwed out of history, we should be living in a German America and a German Europe, but no... those filthy UK used them to keep the entirety of central and eastern Europe occupied

Someone should do something about that...


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Historian 14/06/17(Tue)22:27 No. 14335

>>14334
They're listed as American Indian.

It's probably just stereotypical southern rednecks, who say they're Mericun because they live in perpetual ignorance (and fear).


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Historian 14/06/25(Wed)17:20 No. 14341

>>14274
Actually, Spain was the first modern European state, and it was the pressure it made over the rest of Europe what forced the others to unify themselves as well. Then everything went to shit because two good rulers in several centuries.

Germans actually did pretty well overall.


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Historian 14/07/22(Tue)19:36 No. 14350

>>14341
yeh, they're doing pretty well again, too. For the last couple years, they've been having to take increasingly extreme measures to avoid such a massive imbalance of power in their favor that they destabilize the rest of Europe.

Their economists are trying to avoid the extreme conditions that led to political activism and uprising a century ago, but much of it seems to be inherent and unavoidable in the people and culture.

Once their swinging social and economic pendulums both happen to align on one far end of their spectrums, shit will get interesting.




I don't understand Historian 14/07/12(Sat)21:36 No. 14347 [Reply]
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Imagine, that the Cold War ended with the victory of the Soviet Union. What would they do? Of course, tried to weaken their enemy. For example, to split the country. Encourage separatist sentiment, especially where they are. For example, in Texas. They have organized a "democratic" from the U.S. department of Texas and texans have announced a special, non-US people, unlike the yankees and dixie. However, everything turned out the opposite. And Ukraine for Russia - as Texas for USA. Which is taken from russians and now explain to them that their ukrainian "texans" - a special nation that has nothing to do with their russian "yankees" and "dixie." Of course, they will make an attempt to include Ukraine back into their state. Why would they need to think otherwise?


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Historian 14/07/20(Sun)20:36 No. 14349
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Both sides lost the cold war. As long as it was running, both US and Russia considered themselves as winning. They both got the runaway military spending they wanted by providing each other with a boogeyman to point their fingers at.

When soviet union collapsed (which it was already doing culturally, even without the added effect of cold war spending bankrupting it), both sides lost their objectives.

But, ever since, our own neoconservative thinktanks have been openly about calling for another cold war. While they're quick to call everyone paying taxes and getting access to medicine or education "socialism", they see everyone in the country paying taxes for blank cheque spending on the private military & defense companies they represent a "good investment". For a while, they were hoping to spark the next cold war up with China, but China already has short-term and long-term plans on how to deal with USA, and we're both happily going down that road as it is. Ter'ism was the next stand-in, but it's been unpopular and unprofitable, because they're just shitty fucking poor people with nothing impressive to take destroy. India's the next big economically viable contender down the road (& brazil after them), but they're easily 50 years out and no one wants to wait that long. John McCain, who could have been our current president, hasn't been bashful about longing for a return to the Cold War with Russia, and Putin openly shared his desire for the same in front of the entire UN. ...and Russia really doesn't have the $ to do it yet. ...this is why their continual cozying up to China economically has everyone paying attention. China minces no words about considering us a convenient economic ally of the moment, and their #1 military enemy long-term. A couple more big deals like the last one between Russia and China go well, and we may have our able and willing boogeyman back.

So, the cold war never really ended, it's just been on hold while we await round 2. When it's seen among the wealthy elite of both our countries as being this profitable, it shouldn't be long til it's up and running again.




Historian 14/07/03(Thu)21:19 No. 14343 [Reply]
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Are animals less than people? This video answers that question.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoZUSPZ1P1k


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Historian 14/07/09(Wed)07:16 No. 14346

I thought /be/ answered that question.


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Historian 14/07/20(Sun)19:59 No. 14348
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less what than people?

Accomplished? Self-destructive? Worthy of life? Irrational?

Your question is incomplete, OP.

Also for hours of entertainment, google "Catholic answers do animals have souls?" and enjoy the mindblowing stupidity of people trying to simultaneously rationalize their attitudes toward the animals they love keeping around the house and the ones they eat and bulldoze into extinction.

...without a shred of animal behavior research or study cited, as usual.




Historian 14/02/07(Fri)01:14 No. 14140 [Reply]
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is there any decent pseudo-historyfic of what would have happened if the Confederacy won the civil war to the point of WW1?


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Historian 14/06/08(Sun)07:15 No. 14319

>>14318
>indigenous
>WHITES
Pick 1. You can't have 2.


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Historian 14/06/10(Tue)02:14 No. 14321

>>14231
>Not that the agricultural south would have ever won against the industrialized north,

What are you talking about? The civil war was very close up until the end, when Lincoln decided to throw in the emancipation proclamation to make the war about slavery (when it was originally about states' rights). If he hadn't won Antietam and made the proclamation, European powers could have very easily gotten involved on the side of the South (because that was where the product was coming from). On paper, the North had many advantages, but IRL it was different.

Think of it in terms of the American revolution. Britain is to the North as the American colonies are to the South. On paper, America had a completely inferior army to Britain, worse tech, unstable manufacturing, and the fight was on home soil. The difference between Britain and America was larger than that of the North and the South. The reason America won the revolution was because they cared more than the British, who were ambivalent. This was similar to the civil war because Lincoln knew that the United States could not split, because it was forbidden in the constitution and because "united we stand, divided we fall". No one but him really cared about this though. So he pulled the smartest move in history and made the civil war about slavery, which finally convinced the North to start caring. Without that and the brutal war tactics of Sherman (and the Anaconda plan) the South was very dangerous competition.


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Historian 14/06/10(Tue)08:47 No. 14322

>>14321
>about states rights
The right of states to declare that their citizens can own slaves?

Yes, that's so much different than saying the civil war was about slavery.




Historian 13/09/03(Tue)21:19 No. 13908 [Reply]
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ITT biggest war criminals
inb4 hitler, himmler and other's well known guys


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Historian 14/04/20(Sun)06:30 No. 14272

>>14271

Being a head of state like Churchill or Roosevelt is analogous to being a ship's captain. The actions of your subordinates are ultimately YOUR responsibility. Harris and LeMay envisioned and executed campaigns that were just as ruthless and evil as anything the Nazis or the Imperial Japanese military committed...but the generals couldn't have done so without the approval of Franklin and Winston. Ultimately, it is THEY who have earned the condemnation of history.


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Historian 14/05/10(Sat)22:34 No. 14290

>>13928
there was a knight in the Holy Roman Empire who was beheaded for massacres of a town ("Actions which he as a knight should have prevented")...he was killed by his own side. Im guessing there was such morality throughout history.

Also, depending on the era the chinese engaged in honorable combat and didnt necessarily try to wipe each other out (this was before Qin Shi Guang Di)


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Historian 14/05/10(Sat)22:37 No. 14291

>>13970
>>Actually what the allies did was return what had been meted out to them previously, but escalated to a scale that axis powers couldn't match.

The allies 'accidentally' bombed German cities and the Germans retailated. In Poland the Germans offered a surrender before attacking.




Historian 12/06/29(Fri)20:35 No. 12695 [Reply]
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What does /hi/ think of Huntingdon's Clash of Civilizations theory?

Does it actually hold any water to you?


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Historian 14/04/11(Fri)16:35 No. 14259

>>12695
based north mexico (Hermosillo to be exact) is in the north american area, which is fitting because you can't seriously compare the north of mexico with the rest of mexico culturally. yay


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Historian 14/04/20(Sun)04:11 No. 14268

>>12699
this


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Historian 14/05/10(Sat)22:28 No. 14288

>>12695
Argentina and Chila are pretty muh white countries wo they would be the 'Western World'.

Also Haiti/Jamaica is part of 'aFrican civilization'

>>13764
>>13742
this isnt the map huntington uses actually.

>>13131
hmm?




Historian 14/04/29(Tue)06:54 No. 14276 [Reply]
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Sorry, didn't know where else to put this other than under "culture".

Some of you may be familiar with websites which host entire series and movies; Rainertamayo.com in particular brazenly hosts full videos right there, no redirects or searching through links- one click and a full episode in a youtube player.

I am curious, by what virtue does this site survive? It makes no pretense to redirect or aggregate in the style of tvduck, etc. With the times as they are, how can a website simply host this material itself unmolested? Is it some way the site is configured to defend itself, like the pirate bay's dancing from server to server? Is it a current lack of initiative on the part of powers that be? On that note, what is the current state of this struggle to control media? After SOPA and PIPA were defeated to much fanfare, it seems like the war has been.. under-reported.

What type of person is compelled to maintain a professional site such as this or the pirate bay? Do they really believe in freedom of information or do you think it's a more base, anti-authoritarian compulsion? Surely one begets the other.. pic unrelated
/ramble


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Historian 14/05/02(Fri)08:37 No. 14278

Anyone can put up a website. Anyone can register a domain.

The reason these sites survive is because the various media cooperatives (MPAA, RIAA, IFPI, etc.) are not aware of their existence.


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Historian 14/05/02(Fri)08:57 No. 14279

>>14278
Ok let's keep it on the down low, shhh!!

Lately all Gorillavid's stuff is being taken down, it bums me out cus they used to be very reliable.


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Historian 14/05/08(Thu)02:44 No. 14282

Basically the MAFIAA have paid technology companies that are down on their luck and desperate for work to write and maintain web crawlers that do the same thing Google has done for years... walk from page to page indexing pages and content and links all across the internet and back again.

If it's placed on a publicly accessible website, or a private site which they've infiltrated (because people talked about that private site on public websites), then their custom web crawler locates and identifies content and reports it back to their masters.

The only way for sites to stay under the radar is not to talk about shit in public. Otherwise it's just a matter of time.




Historian 14/02/02(Sun)22:12 No. 14123 [Reply]
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What would happen if theoretically, all the states of the united states became city-states?

Temporarily removing all prescence of the United States from the world-wide stage, until the individual states who still wish to continue that effort must fund it. This would give states who wish to focus on growing the economy and not contributing to causes they have no control over, maybe?


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Historian 14/03/30(Sun)06:51 No. 14235

>>14232
that explains so much


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Historian 14/04/14(Mon)09:00 No. 14262

>>14123
The United States is annexed by a world power.


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Historian 14/04/17(Thu)21:57 No. 14264

>>14262
Indeed, the US wpi;d become South Canada in a matter of months.

They'd have to kill off much of the people living there, but oddly enough nobody would care what happens to those self-centered antisocial assholes.




Architecture general Historian 14/04/02(Wed)03:01 No. 14239 [Reply]
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Discussion about historic buildings.
More to what I want to know, the GPO Dublin, essentially where the English buck was stopped by Mikey C and the boys, has three statues atop it: Hibernia, Mercury and Fidelity.
Problem is I cannot find any trace of "Fidelity" as a deity or otherwise in mythology or historic beliefs. The statue in question appears female, has a dog at its feet and a key in hand, It's my oppinion the statue is actually Hecaté (Goddess of Poison, witchcraft, household blessings, actually quite suitable for Ireland), what think?


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Historian 14/04/02(Wed)12:43 No. 14240

Fidelity is probably a representation of Penelope.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penelope

Penelope and dogs are idealized faithful companions.




Historian 13/12/01(Sun)00:05 No. 14047 [Reply]
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They say the winners write history


who is writing our current history?


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Historian 14/03/08(Sat)06:42 No. 14201
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The Jews


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Historian 14/03/11(Tue)13:54 No. 14208

>>14201
The muslims. Wait, no, I mean the moral majority. Actually, it is the degenerate homos. No, the BLACKS! In truth, it is women.

OP, I'll assume you refer to contemporary history. Then it seems obvious that it is in large written by the US and western Europe. I'm sure many Asian and African countries have their own cute histories, but at least up until very recently they did not how the academic nor political clout to get their stories counted. For instance, remember how Japan at one point had the world's 2nd largest economy and was predicted to overtake the US as number one eventually? Still, no one gave a shit about their historians. Because there was around 500 million US soldiers posted all over their little islands that made any claims they forwarded impotent.


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Historian 14/03/25(Tue)19:53 No. 14220

>>14201
This




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