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"/his/ - History & Humanities" is 4chan's board for discussing and debating history.

Welcome to /his/ - History & Humanities

This board is dedicated to the discussion of history and the other humanities such as philosophy, religion, law, classical artwork, archeology, anthropology, ancient languages, etc. Please use /lit/ for discussions of literature. Threads should be about specific topics, and the creation of "general" threads is discouraged.

For the purpose of determining what is history, please do not start threads about events taking place less than 25 years ago. Historical discussions should be focused on past events, and not their contemporary consequences. Discussion of modern politics, current events, popular culture, or other non-historical topics should be posted elsewhere. General discussions about international culture should go on /int/.

/his/ is not /pol/, and Global Rule #3 is in effect. Do not try to treat this board as /pol/ with dates. Blatant racism and trolling will not be tolerated, and a high level of discourse is expected. History can be examined from many different conflicting viewpoints; please treat other posters with respect and address the content of their post instead of attacking their character.

When discussing history, please reference credible source material, and provide as much supporting information as possible in your posts.
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ITT: Your primary ethnic makeup and favorite areas of history.

German / Irish, HRE and Kaiserreich history.
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oriental music starts playing
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What even was the bronze age lmao
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What is the most horrifying method of torture in history?

Pic not related.
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Did he out-jew the jews?
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How did equestrianism turn from the most manly thing possible into something dominated by roasties and thots?
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Who are gypsies and where do they come from?
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Most of /his/, believe that the American Civil War was a historically more significant event which had effects on global politics than the German Wars of Unification
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was he the most chad Roman emperor?
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Why is it so hard to write a good female character?
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>Jewish man sincretises some ideas already floating around, creates a revolution in thought
>his ideas however seem to be too rigid
>non-Jewish guy steps up, partially revises origonal ideas, makes it less dogmatic
>ideas gain even wider popularity

How many times this pattern repeated in Western thought? Examples:
>Jesus/Paul or Constantine
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Why those countries still use the cross flag when they are the less-christian countries in the world ?
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Çengiz Han was Türk
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>Can't understand that capitalism being bad doesn't prove that socialism is good or better
>Sometimes literally promote shitty ass countries like the USSR, China and even North Korea
>Other times say their system was never implemented
>Other times use countries that are ultimately capitalist like in Europe to promote their shit
>Their arguments often essecially consist of "look here poor people. my system have no poor people therefore it gooder" or just in general pointing to something bad, speculating that it wouldn't happen in their retarded system, and consider that to be a satisfactory demonstration
>Basically have no real fucking examples to point to other than their fantasized societies as virtually all progress made towards mass poverty alleviation happened because of capitalism
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Why is Christianity so beautiful bros

I still don't understand how people can disagree with it if they are trying to be objective and don't have an agenda or are driven by carnal pleasures. Its beauty and Laws alone prove God. You don't want to live in a world without it.
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Why was New York City so violent from the 1960s-1980s?

What made urban blight so much more pronounced here compared to other American cities?

And how did it clean up so quickly afterwards from 1990-2000?
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Did the Chinese used naked soldiers against Vietnamese female warriors?

Trưng sisters
The Vietnamese account of the war between the Vietnamese Trưng sisters and China's Han dynasty.

When China was ruling Vietnam in the Han dynasty the Vietnamese Trưng sisters started a rebellion raising a Vietnamese female army of 80,000 soldiers and thirty six female Vietnamese generals. The Vietnamese Trưng sisters and their thirty six female generals defeated the Chinese first liberating their own village. They then captured 65 cities and citadels across Vietnam after defeating the Chinese armies. The Trưng sisters became queens of an independent Vietnam for three years after driving the Chinese out.

Vietnamese female general Phùng Thị Chính fought her battles with her baby in one hand and a sword in the other killing Chinese soldiers with it. Another Vietnamese female general Phật Nguyệt was said to have caused the most terror to Chinese soldiers. All of the Chinese soldiers were male.

The Han dynasty sent Ma Yuan to reconquer Vietnam. Vietnamese traditions say the all Chinese male army commanded by General Ma Yuan stripped completely naked to fight the Vietnamese female army of the Trưng sisters. Ma Yuan allegedly told his soldiers that whoever could capture the Trưng sisters alive could take them as their wives.

The Chinese men were ordered to strip naked to surprise and shock the Vietnamese women. At first the Trung sisters were shocked and faltered back as naked Chinese men charged towards them but they and their female generals regrouped and made a stand. The Trưng Sisters and their female Vietnamese generals and army fought fiercely cutting down and killing thousands of naked Chinese men as they charged. They cut the heads off thousands of Chinese so the heads and naked corpses piled up. The Chinese army was larger and endless waves of Chinese soldiers kept coming to attack them so the Trưng sisters decided to fight their way out of the battle cutting a path through the Chinese army and committed suicide by jumping in a river.
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How does China keep control of so much people and land?
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Why do anti nordicists propagate the lie that nordics can't cope with the Mediterranean sun. Nordics tan very well and have skin tones exactly corresponding that of ancient murals, a golden color as opposed to the brown color modern meds have.
Those pink people that are posted are probably Irish
This is why ancient paintings have gold skin and gold hair
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"At a lodging place on the way, the Lord met Moses[b] and was about to kill him. 25 But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’ feet with it.[c] “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me,” she said. 26 So the Lord let him alone. (At that time she said “bridegroom of blood,” referring to circumcision.)"
>be a fetishist desert genie
>trick some dumb beduins into believing your a God
Uuuuh I'm God, Abraham! Yes I am. Now gib foreskinnnn!
>live off their yummy, tasty unwashed foreskins
>come personally get it when Moses fails to deliver his
People died for this.
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How did Hezbollah defeated Israel ?

One of the most modernize and powerful army on earth lose a war with poorly equipped Arab shia militant force ?
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Whites and Asians can't into religion.

Ever notice how all of the world's top religions come from the middle east and India? Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism. What is the cause of this? Why are brown people so based at coming up with strong religions? Meanwhile all white pagan shit got wiped out for being inferior and Asians are the same way with Buddhism.
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Jack Johnson the boxer
His name was Jack Johnson.

>Just a poor Afro American.
>Learns how to box.
>Gets quite good at it.
>Starts KOing white boxers left and right
>Butt hurt white racists spectators literally jump in the ring, ignoring all rules, and try to revive the unconscious white fighters.
>Referee tells him he shouldn't smile after beating a white man.
>Starts having public affairs with white women in a time when such things were unthinkable.
>Both he and the white women are warned against it.
>Warnings go ignored.
>Stuffs rolled up newspapers in his briefs whenever in public so it has an conspicuously large bulge to make white men extra salty.
>Starts dating semi-famous white female celebrities.
>Carrys them across the country fucking them.
>An entire law is passed just to stop this from happening (the Mann Act).
>Looks white people dead in the eyes with a broad smile plastered on his face in a time when being anything but timid before a white person could be interpreted as disrespect and get you lynched.
>Has a long undefeated streak.
>Racists get so angry they practically force a great white boxer out of retirement just to put the Black bull in his place.
>White boxer gets back into shape.
>Money is negotiated and match scheduled.
>Huge anticipation to the fight.
>The entire country wants him to lose.
>Match begins
>Beats the Great White Hope like he owes him money.
>Famous novelist Jack London,livid, looks at unconscious white boxer and calls him a race traitor.
>Butt hurt white racists go across the country lynching random black people out of spite.
>A posthumous presidential pardon was granted on May 24, 2018, by Trump.

You can watch a documentary about him here:
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Why were the central powers unable to exploit the resources of the newly founded countries in eastern europe following the treat of brest-litovsk and use them to win the first world war
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What did Caesar do to earn his first Triumph which he turned down?
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Who's your favorite Christian in history?
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What are some lesser-known weird historical incidents?

Take for example when a bunch of angry townspeople decided to hang an elephant that had trampled some people in pic related. Can you guys think of some other good ones?
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Did American soldiers mass rape in occupied Japan or is this propaganda?

american soldiers japanese women wwii rape
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>reinstates absolute monarchy and reconciles with the Catholic Church

How can one man be so based?
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Bildschirmfoto 2019-02-17 um 13.55.25
How did the Jews do it?

This has to be the most spectacular military victory in modern history.
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jesus christ





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Hello /his/, few questions:

1. I understand the ideological underpinnings of lebensraum preceded the Nazis and WW2. Can someone with more knowledge go more in-depth on the German desires to expand eastward? Why were the Nazis so sure that Germany could never survive unless they expanded eastern Europe?

2. I've read that were was a fairly deep feud between the Junker class and the Nazis, the former believing the latter to be trampling upon their aristocratic privileges. Again, can anyone provide more info on this?
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So who was Jack the Ripper?
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So /his/, who was the most evil person to ever live before the twentieth century?
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On the 1918-1919 German Revolution

Did it have any chance of succeeding at bringing Communism to Germany, probably leading to workers' uprisings throughout the world in all capitalist nations? Was it the most crucial turning point for capitalism's existance to this day?
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Is it true a Hungarian shepard once became king of Prussia?

according to this Hungarian folk tale, it happened.
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Was he framed for the serial murdering of children?
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What is alchemy about?

inb4 /x/

On /x/ they just make shit up.

I'm asking here as the subjects of philosophy and spirituality pertain to the humanities as well.

Also I mean alchemy as a philosophical and mystical path, not as proto-chemistry and metallurgy.
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When I perceive a slice of pizza I am struck only with ideas of a pizza-like fashion. For instance, the appearance of cheese, the smell of tomato sauce, and the feeling of hot grease. Nowhere in these ideas is to be found anything material. Of course if there are ideas, then there must be minds to perceive them, so we can see that, as empiricists, we really only need two ontological commitments: ideas exist and minds exist.

Great, so that's out of the way. Now we must ask wherein the source of these ideas lies? After all, given the consistency between my ideas of the world and the apparent consistency between my experiences and the experiences of other minds, it stands to reason that their must be some common source behind them.

Maintaining the ontological simplicity that we already have, there are three possibilities. First, the source of the ideas is my mind. Second, the source of these ideas is some other idea or ideas. Third, the source of these ideas is some other mind.

The first possibility is implausible, for I do not have the mental capacity to imagine the whole world, yet ideas of the world exist even when I'm not think of them. As well, I cannot help but notice that I have no power to change the ideas the strike me. I cannot force myself to perceive a pizza in the way that I perceive my keyboard in front of me. So I am not the source of the ideas.

The second idea is unhelpful since it opens us up to an infinite regress with no real explanation in sight.

That leaves us with only one possibility, that the source of these ideas is some other mind. A very great mind, in fact, that would be capable of imagining all of creation at once. But what could such a mind be besides God? There is nothing else it could be, therefore God exists.
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Do men have more individuality and creativity than women? Is this along with the sexual repression of women to ensure procreation the reason why women have been treated like chattel through out history?
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History vs Bible

Why is there no historical records from what is said in the bible?
for instance, in Exodus, There was no such records in Egypt saying there were Jewish slaves or the miracles that is described in the bible.
And how in Genesis 11 claimed that Babel meaning "confused" when in reality it comes from the Babylonians and it's actual definition is Gate of God.
What I also found interesting about Babylonians is that they were the civilization who created the 7 days in a week even before the Jews. the Jews just took its influence from the Babylonians.
If you dig deeply about Zoroastrianism (which is older than Judaism) , you'll find that they believed in the end of the world and believed that a new world will replace it and all the people who done good deeds will be resurrected.

Any more contradictory of the bible?
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Name a bigger thot.
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Who is the most evil white man in history?
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What does /his/ think of Margot Frank?
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If you were born into a prominent Patrician family in the late Roman Republic, what would you do to save it?
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/His/ Meme Dump

Post history memes. Bonus points if you poached them from here.
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Do you think fedoras genuinely don't believe in God or are they just rebeling against their parents?
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Life in the middle ages

Sometimes, I wonder if the harshness of life in the middle ages is a bit exaggerated.

>Repression by nobility
>Shit medicine and medical practice

Often, at least in pop history, they make it out as though living in the middle ages was nigh impossible. There was a huge population boom in the high middle ages if I remember.
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Italy 1920-1945 thread

Thread for discussing Italy during 1920-1945, specifically the kingdom of italy under fascist regime, however the lead up to the regime or the following years after 1943 are fine to discuss too. Here are some general ideas for what to discuss however you can discuss whatever you'd personally like to mention
-Political actions
-Life under the regime
-Performance in war
-Fascism and it's correlated phenomenons like the art movement futurism
-Air force
-Libyan and Italian occupations

We can also talk about related topics like their relationship with Nazi Germany, Austria, Japan, and other countries but try not to go too much into that.

I will also try to post interesting pics related to the subject at hand.
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Why isn't Scipio talked about in regards to be the greatest of all time, like Hannibal is? Not only was Scipio undefeated, but almost all of his battles were against opposition generals who were talented themselves
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How was history distorted to minimize the Greco-Roman heritage of Palestinians? It's sick seeing what my government is allowing happen to whites by orientals. I mean even if you look at the term Israel, it's of Semitic origin. Palestine is Indo-European, a quick glance at history shows that Palestine is actually the last remnant left of the Roman Empire.
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does anyone actually watch this stuttering mongoloid's videos?
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Is Third World immigration into Western countries a direct consequence of the Nazis losing WW2?

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There's no way any of you Christcuck LARPers would actually wait until marriage to have sex if you could get a girlfriend. But you can't.
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Swedish """Empire"""

>innocent Poles
>innocent Germans
>innocent Russians
>innocent Norwegians
>innocent Fins

What the fuck was their problem?
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white guy reading the quran
Is it dangerous to read the Qur'an?

I've heard if you read it there's a very high likelihood that you'll convert to Islam afterwards.
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Who is the true heir to the Mongol Empire?

According to Wikipedia, Alim Khan was the last descended Khan.

Any other pretenders from the Golden horde or the Yuan Dynasty?
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Do Assyrians deserve our sympathy?

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Why did Southern Han fail to reunite China and was defeated by the Song?

Why did Southern Han fail to reunite China and was defeated by the Song who reunited China instead? They looked like the biggest Chinese state after the Song.
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Chinese and Malay eunuchs castrated in Vietnam

The Lê dynasty of Vietnam had Chinese and Malay eunuchs in it's imperial palace. Over 100 Chinese young men from the Ming dynasty and an unknown number of Malay young men from the Malacca Sultanate were castrated by the Vietnamese from the 1460s to the 1490s as their ships were blown off course into Vietnam leading them to be captured.

>Chen Yi, chief steward guarding the pearl-beds of Guang-dong, memorialized: "People from Nan-hai County were blown by the wind to the country of Annam, and there they were made to serve as soldiers by the king of that country. Later they escaped and, on returning, advised that over 100 Chinese persons whose ships had been blown there, had been detained and castrated or imprisoned." The memorial was sent to the Ministry of Revenue, which requested that despatches be sent to grand coordinators, grand defenders and other officials requiring them to prohibit soldiers and civilians from going abroad as merchants or having private dealings with fan countries, and also requested that the soldiers guarding the pearl-beds be instructed to devise means to prevent such contacts. This was approved.
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Alfonso de Albuquerque

Tell me about this guy. How did he earn the name “the Portuguese Mars”?
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Were the Japanese internment camps justified?
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Why is Nobunaga always seen as some sort of standard villain in Japanese culture?
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At what point did mountainniggers stop being a threat to civilization?
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This man was legit a White King in Malaysia, beloved by his people.

Why have you never heard of James Brookes, White Rajah of Sarawak?
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>During the time of Napoleon Bonaparte’s and the French conquest of Egypt, Muslim women were taking off their Hijabs in a sexual manner to seduce the French. Then the streets of Egypt were filled with Muslim women with their French boyfriends.

>Muslim men were already mad that Napoleon was taxing them to death to fund his own empire. But seeing their Daughters and wives proudly parading around with the French soldiers set them off. Then the Muslim men started a revolt, but it ended in failure because Napoleon brutally suppressed it by bombing Mosques and executed every Muslim who was involved in the revolt

27:05 explains it all

Why was Napoleon so wild?
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why are there so many ottoman apologists on /his/?
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Massive Cock Presence

Big Dick Energy and Massive Cock Presence moments of history
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>btfo by Lysimachus
>btfo by Rome
>btfo by Carthage
>btfo by Sparta
Ah yes, truly deserves to be in the same conversation as Hannibal and Alexander
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the trinity

>1 + 1 + 1 = 1

how does this make sense to christians?
Obviously there are either three gods or one there and I don't see why they make such a big fuzz about it. How can jesus have conversations with god the father if they're the same person? Was it the holy duality before jesus was born? (IE just the father and the spirit) also what the fuck is the holy spirit ?
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How did the Ottomans regulate concubinage and slavery?

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Why has Palestine been ruled by foreign conquerors for the past 3500 years?
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How come they speak an Indo-European language?

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*gassed his own people*

>bu but he was secoooolur!
>he hated Israel bbased
>he hated America, bbased fuck democracy

*loses a war*
Why do retards worship him again?
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rebel yell
Assuming the CSA survived the war as an independent entity, how would it develop? I assume it's economy would be on the brink of collapse, so they'd have to do something fast before the whole endeavor fell apart. Would they emancipate the slaves? If so, when? Culturally and militarily, would they take after the Union, Great Britain (who would almost certainly have had to come to the rescue and end the war), or someone else?
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Why has Tunisia been continuously ruled by foreign conquerors for 1,800 years

Tunisia has continuously been ruled by foreign conqueror invaders for 1,800 years with not a single native Tunisian ruling themselves for that time. From 814 BC since the Phoenician Carthaginians invaded and conquered Tunis to the Romans, Vandals, Eastern Romans, Arab Umayyads, Aghlabids, Fatimids, until 1049 when the Berber Zirids declared independence, Every single one of those people were foreign invaders who violently conquered Tunis.
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As a middle class American male, is Islam worth learning about? I know knowing about it
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10th century Arap BTFO by Pagan Turk

laughing black man
>Turks do not clear of excrements and from urine, and do not wash from the sexual uncleanness and (do not do) other similar things. Turks do not do anything with water, especially in the winter. Turkish women do not cover from their men and from others of them, and also a woman does not cover anything of her body from anybody of the people. And really, in one of the days we stopped at a Turkish man's house and sat down, and the wife of this person sat together with us. And, talking to us, she opened her "fardj" (vagina) and scratched it while we looked at her. Then we closed our faces and said: "Allah, Forgive me!" The husband of hers laughed and said to the translator: "Tell them, - we open it in your presence and you see it, and she protects it so, that there is no access to it. It is better, than if she would cover it and (at the same time) would concede it to somebody"

Literally BTFO
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Why did medieval Europeans believe Muslims were polytheist?

Medieval Europeans believed Muslims worshipped a trinity of Muhammad, Termagant, and Apollo. Where did the idea of Termagant come from and why did Europeans think Muslims worshipped her and Apollo?
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Muslim genocide against Hindu Pandits in India's Kashmir in 1989

Muslim invaders committed genocide against native Hindu Pandits in Kashmir in 1989.

>The Hindus of the Kashmir Valley, a large majority of whom were Kashmiri Pandits, were forced to flee the Kashmir valley as a result of being targeted by JKLF and Islamist insurgents during late 1989 and early 1990.[4][5]
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What's their story?
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Did Al-Andalus and the Balkans have a Golden Age under Islamic rule?

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Thoughts on the Kingdom of Iraq?
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Was there much rape during the Vietnam War
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Barbary Wars

Why did Algerians and Turks get BTFO so hard?
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Tibetan massacres of Kazakh Turk Muslim refugees in 1930s and 1940s

Kazakh ASSR
In the 1930s a famine broke out in Soviet Kazakhstan causing many Kazakh Turk Muslims to try to flee to British India by crossing via Xinjiang and Tibet.

The Tibetans under the 14th Dalai Lama's regency massacred thousands of the Kazakh Muslims when they tried to flee from the Soviet Union to India across Tibet in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Tibetan soldiers robbed the Kazakh Muslims and gunned down them and their families or used swords to butcher them. The Tibetans viewed Kazakh Muslims as their traditional blood enemies to be killed on sight with no mercy. The Tibetan army later killed American CIA agent Douglas MacKiernan in 1950 because he was dressed like a Kazakh Muslim and they killed Kazakh Muslims on sight.

The Tibetan attacks against the Kazakh refugees are on p.192 of this Turkish document

The surviving Kazakh stragglers who managed to escape the Tibetan slaughters of their people reached the Tibetan border with British India. At first the British border guards viewed them as hostiles and opened fire. The Kazakh survivors were later admitted into British India. Indian Muslim princely rulers like the Muslim Nizam of Hyderabad state paid for the Kazakh's expenses in their refugee camps. After partition and independence in 1947, the Kazakhs relocated to Pakistan. Some Kazakhs moved onto Turkey since Turkey granted asylum to Turkic Muslim peoples. The Kazakh survivors of the Tibetan massacres still live in either Turkey or Pakistan today.
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You're welcome.
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I maintain that this man was responsible for the complete loss of American air parity in the Philippines. And I am willing to defend this position.

And I hold that General MacArthur is unfairly vilified for the defeat in the Philippines. I am also willing to defend this position provided it is understood that I have absolutely no love, or even respect for the man.
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Why did the 14-16th century AD have the most aesthetic clothing?

E.g. Great Ming, Byzantine era Roman Empire etc
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/ACG/ Afro-Centric General

Lets see how this turns out edition

Common misconceptions about the blacks cleared up:

>Africans were illiterate
Africans had dozens of scripts pre-colombus

>Africans never built complex structures
There are many examples of advanced African architecture, the moors are responsible for most of the castles in Spain

>There were no great African empires
Egypt, Mali, Yoruba, Aksum, Nubia, these are just a few great African Empires. Mali contained 500,000 square miles of land

>Africans were stupid
The first measure of count, though primitive (something like a bone with tally marks in it) was found in Africa. The Greeks went to Egypt to study, from which you can deduce they were intelligent people

>Egyptians weren't black
Lol Greeks and Romans weren't white

Notable Afrocentric researchers
>Dr. Ivan van Sertima
>Chancellor Williams
>Cheikh Anta Diop
>John Henrik Clarke

This will probably be a shit show, but if we can take it upon ourselves to keep an /ACG/ active at all times, we can change the narrative on this continent
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are white americans the most similar looking to ancient romans ?

Think about it , white americans are very ethnically mixed , with ancestry from all over europe . Rome during the roman empire was heavily mixed also , with people from all around the empire migrating to rome . Thus its safe to say modern white americans are what the ancient romans looked like ?
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>tfw Shitler ruined Fascism

It's not fair bros. Oswald and Mussolini didn't have any of his retarded extreme views on race.
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Caesar Painting
Who would win in a direct battle between Caesar and Alexander?
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After thousands of years Greeks are still the most red pilled Europeans.
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>causes nazis to piss themselves
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How does Emperor Maximilian establish a lasting Mexican Empire?
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This man became president of the Philippines in 2016. He's been vilified by the media (especially the western media), to the point that he's been portrayed unfairly. That's partly due to his fault of course, but the western media has painted only bad news of him and almost never the good parts.
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Who is in the wrong here?
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Bolshie Ethos

1 Man, 1 Problem

0 Man, 0 Problem
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Celts in Galicia, Spain

What does /his/ know about Celts in Galicia? All I know is they left a bunch of traditions, and some stone work, but what about them? I know nothing. Please enlighten me.
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>hitler knocks out france
>do nothing
>hitler almost knocks out GB
>send them some blankets
>hitler about to knock out ussr
>do nothing
>some rice farmers are about to take your colonies
>pull every stop to maneuver, provoke and starve them so they have no choice but to attack you so you can rescue your oil fields

Can you imagine how WW2 would have been if instead of starting a war on the pacific for no real reason the US would have sent Patton and his 3rd army to Europe to steamroll Hitler overnight? The total destruction of Europe and even the holocaust could have been avoided if not for this pussy.
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gudako cry
>reading about anglo bomber command
>some gunners bodies were so badly minced and mangled they were flushed out with hoses
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The ancient Macedonians were a distinct European people, conscious and proud of their nationality, their customs, their language, and their name. The same applies to the modern Macedonians today.

The ancient Macedonians regarded the ancient Greeks as neighbors, not as kinsmen. The Greeks treated the Macedonians as foreigners ("barbarians") whose native language was Macedonian, not Greek.

The Macedonians spoke their own native language which was unrecognizable by the Greeks. The very label barbarian literally means a person who does not speak Greek. Though Alexander spoke also Greek, loved Homer, and respected his tutor Aristotle, there is much evidence that he hated the Greeks of his day, just like his father Philip II. Philip had razed to the ground the Greek cities on Macedonian territory (including all 32 Greek cities in Chalcidice) and enslaved their inhabitants. Alexander the Great thoroughly destroyed Thebes.

His Asian empire has not once been described as "Greek", but is correctly called Macedonian for he won it with an army of 35,000 Macedonians and only 7,600 Greeks, and similar numbers of Thracians and Illyrians who were all forced to fight with their Macedonian overlords. The overwhelming number of Greeks however, 50,000 in total , had however, distinguished themselves on the side of the Persians and fought fiercely till the end against the Macedonians. For instance, at the battle of Granicus there were 20,000 Greeks, out of which the Macedonians killed 18,000 and the 2,000 survivors were sent in chains to Macedonia.(Quintus Curtius Rufus,
Roman Historian) Arrian
(Ancient Greek Historian

The Campaigns of Alexander)specifically speaks of the "old racial rivalry" between Macedonians and Greeks that characterized this battle. At the battle of Issus, there were 30,000 Greeks on the side of the Persians to fight Alexander.
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King Leopold II was kind of a dick

When you colonized the Congo, killed 10 million people, enslave the country, and chop off their hands but people feel bad for you because you where the little country that got invaded by the Nazis
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oy earthling remember the 22 trillion of crap people butchered
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What's the most deadly combat role in history?

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/his/ mom

Hey guys my mom got recently interested in /his/tory and asked me to give her something to read. I don't know what to give her because she is interested in intrigues and things like that ( which i hate ) while i read about mostly violent things. To be clear anything you post here is fine as long as violence isn't main focus and period is irrelevant.
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How did the "Women were more powerful and respected under paganism" meme start?
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>Fighting house to house/room to room with k98
>Only certain teams are outfitted with sub machine guns
>Panzers useless in the streets
>Stukas unironically bomb their own side

Uhh, Hans?
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Should I read Anne Frank's diary?
I'm interested in the testimony but I'm also scared I'll fall in love with an inaccessible person again :(
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How did all the people in history come to peace with their own mediocrity? All the great generals, genius scientists, intellectual philosophers, and great statesmen, but here you and I are, being the insignificant 99.9% who will be forgotten. How did they handle that kind of sadness? How did French Empire soldiers #21,146 deal with the fact that he will always be outshadowed by his commander?
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Would Sweden have become the main player in Scandinavia if it didnt have a huge extension in Finland? If say the Norwegians conquered Finland instead of Sweden, would Norway be the main protagonist?
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why do we have human right?
was it written in the fabric of spacetime? no exactly so fuck off
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Do you think Caesar always intended to seize power in Rome, or was his hand forced when he knew he’d be arrested if he didn’t?
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In Confucianism, if your parent died, you would have to remain abstinent and mourn their death for three years.

How could people have followed such a stringent and nonsensical belief system?
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Why do Europeans look so different to white Americans?

Europeans just seem to have more character and unique features, while Americans usually just have a boring generic look.
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What non-HEP physics field should I specialize in?
I gave up on HEP. It's too competitive and not very exciting atm.
Which (exp or theo) fields should I look into? I have a very good formal math education (double major) but not afraid of experimental physics, either.
I want something that is currently exciting.
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le medal man
What was his name again?
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Most retarded thing you've seen on /his/

thanks obama jfk
For me it's either
>Roosevelt was a Communist
>The Iraq War was a defeat for the US
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ITT: Good men who made terrible mistakes

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How many times in history were the opressed minorities unambiguously victorious? How many times in history did the opressors get rightfully punished for the sins they have commited? Its beautiful. A single tear is running down my cheek as Im typing this. Its truly one of the most just and righteous things that have ever happened in history.
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What are some things that were once considered valuable historically and/or culturally but have since become relatively worthless?

Pic related is all I can think of.
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Why were the Irish treated so poorly in the US for such a long while?
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Do you know people that speak Occitan ? Is there Occitan yellow vest against French government ??
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JUST moments in history

>be henry v, king of england
>born in the era of the hundred years' war
>go to france to press your claim on the throne
>inflict humiliating defeat on the french against overwhelming odds at agincourt
>get the king of france to give you his daughter's hand in marriage and proclaim you his heir, setting the stage for a united kingdom of england and france
>die of dysentery while on campaign fixing your brother's fuck-ups before you can inherit the title
>all your work crumbles to nothing
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Japs find the burger carriers first, send out their famous full-deck strikes, two against Enterprise and Hornet, and the other two against the Yorktown. All three burger carriers sink.
At this point, you find yourself transported into the body of Yamamoto Isoroku. What are your next steps in order to ensure a Japanese victory?
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Hitler is technology

Hitler is technology. Why was Germany so much more technically advanced than other countries? Most inventions and technological innovation from the Cold War period has its origins from Nazi Germany.
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Who are some underrated Romanians?
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In the 1930s, you had Hitler in Germany, Stalin in Russia, Mussolini in Italy and Hirohito in Japan. Were people seriously worried about the future of democracy? Did people believe that the ideals of the enlightenment and French revolution were behind them with all these totalitarian dictators running around and that strongmen were the future of the world?

It seems trivial to think about now, but there was a time when the idea of a liberal democracy was in danger
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Why is Marx buried in London?
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How were Yugoslav partisans so successful, while they fought Germans, Italians, Hungarians, Bulgarians, Albanians and like half of their country at the same time?
Is it terrain?
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taft & henry
This thread is dedicated to the biggest guys in history.
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Instead of asking how Hitler could've won WW2, why don't we ask how Tojo could've won WW2?
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Why have Muslims been unable to get their shit together for the past 300 years?
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Seeing this thread >>6156353 , I now understand that this board has no clue about history whatsoever. Pathetic, really...
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>Brutally massacres and gulags every anarchist and Bakuninfag in the entire country

Heh. Nothing personal, an-tards.
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Could Greece have taken over Italy after Italy tried to invade Greece if the Germans wouldn't come to destroy my beautiful white country in WW2?
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This civilisation is finished

Someone should make a doomsday countdown when humanity is finished

The CO 2 numbers are fact. The CO 2 latency period of decades is fact. The Methane numbers are fact. The feedback loops are fact. The melting ice is fact. The ocean and land temp increases are fact. Exponential as a mathematical concept is fully understandable. Global dimming is a fact. The baseline is 1750, not 1850 and we are easily past 1.5 C and already very near 2.0; actually 4.0 in the Arctic where it really matters. There are known temperature numbers for decline and failure of agriculture which we are now flirting with. The world population continues to grow as does the use of fossil fuels. The 6th mass extinction is factually underway. Literally nothing of a meaningful nature was done 40 years ago when it mattered and nothing is being done or will be done even now when it is too late. Human beings will vanish from this planet in very short order, probably years.
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ontological argument

do you believe Anselms argument? if not what counter do you have for it?
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What was West Germany politics like?
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Caspian Sea
Historically, what has happened here? Why has this sea been so irrelevant to Eurasian history compared to the Mediterranean and Black seas, despite its enormous size?
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What era had the best aesthetics?
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Jewish confederates

How much influence did the Jews have in the confederacy
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>be early Christian
>worship Jesus
>remember you’re only supposed to worship God
>okay, Jesus is God
>but the Father is God and Jesus isn’t the father
>remember you’re supposed to be a monotheist
>okay Jesus and the Father are both the same God
>but they’re not the same person
>paint yourself into an inescapable theological corner
>spend centuries trying to rationalize it
>give up and mumble “muh mystery”
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He summons you.

"Hello anon I've heard you have been withholding strong criticisms of my leadership from me and the party...

well what do you have to say anon?
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Nile civiliaztions

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In honor of black history month. Has the nile been the most influential river in human history?
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Who would win in a fight?
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