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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.

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Why, oh why was this mistake allowed to happen? How humiliating must it be for chinoids that the Taiwanese and fucking Japs are the ones keeping their writing system alive.
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They will never not be salty that American English is replacing British English as the global standard thanks to hollywood trash films.
Is there any advantage to logographic writing? It just seems like autism to me
There is no disadvantage, as speed of writing and reading is the same.

It has a rather considerable advantage: different speaking people can understand each other, if they use the same writing, whereas with phonetic alphabet it is not the case, and you have to learn written and oral language from top to bottom

You can make character puns.
>It has a rather considerable advantage: different speaking people can understand each other, if they use the same writing

That assumes that all the users are using related languages.

Was there ever sword that represented Christ himself? I've seen a few paintings that depict him holding a sword but I am not entirely sure if an actual sword was ever mentioned in the bible.
>lower class
Yeah there was a sword but its been lost since battle of Hattin.
Shame, but any idea what it would've look like?
Normal looking with a hilt of solid gold and studded with rubies.

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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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We all know why.
this tbqh
Puerto Rican Scuba Divers.
I think 3rd gen Italian immigrants

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It all started in the 3rd century bc with the Nabataeans kingdom in south Levant it was small but effective the nabataeans are the ancestors of levant Arabs they spread across the south and later the turned in a Roman province and allies
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But Rhomania's best emperors were Romanian.
Greekshits just ruined it.
yeah, Justinian sure was an idiot, huh.
He basically just did whatever Zeno wanted prior to rebelling
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>*Piano riff*
>Yeah, Balkans, we're still fuckin' with you
>Still waters run deep
>Still Cesar and King
>'53, nigga, guess who's back
>Still, still doin' that shit, Rome?
>Oh for sho'
>Check me out

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>The king's palace or court is a square, and is as large as the town of Haarlem and entirely surrounded by a special wall, like that which encircles the town. It is divided into many magnificent palaces, houses, and apartments of the courtiers, and comprises beautiful and long square galleries, about as large as the Exchange at Amsterdam, but one larger than another, resting on wooden pillars, from top to bottom covered with cast copper, on which are engraved the pictures of their war exploits and battles

Why do people seem to think all of Africa was mud huts and cannibals before European's arrived?
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blacks have an average iq, when not allowed near europeans or their inventions, of 70-75. They are a harbinger of plague, the fall of nations and genetic pollution. Egypt fell immediately after its first SSA dynasty.
>retards think retarded things

Pretty sure cannibales never made up the majority of any region ever maybe some small islands you'd be hardpressed to find to find larger societies that practice cannibalism outside rituals
Thought afro asiatics were closer to europeans than to blacks?
Okay this is epic
Kek Egypt was conquered my many foreign entities throughout it's history. Nubians were not the first and certainly not the last.

How terrifying would it have been to be a soldier in east africa and get raided by the maasai?
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the PIE expansion across Eurasia was conquest, they genocided the natives of the British Isles, Scandinavia, Balkans, and Iberia you fucking retard. The Khoikhoi used to range from Atlantic coast of South Africa to the Indian Ocean now they are basically found only in the Kalahari in large numbers and are heavily mixed everywhere else. Kys you disgusting demon
Maasai don't live Chicago
Oh so the exact same as almost all colonialism?
>Fuck off. Bantu expansion was no more a conquest than the PIE expanding across Eurasia.
literally the greatest instance of mass murder in history lmao
>literally the greatest instance of mass murder in history lmao

No it really wasn't there litterally wasn't even that many people in africa for it to be anything like that

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Anyone remember this eerie video on a Vietnam tunnel rat? It was I think in low quality and black and white. It was an old man talking about it.
Who lit a flame up your ass?
You've made two dozen posts consisting of nothing but "nu-uh" after being thoroughly corrected. You're a waste of time.
Holy shit, this is terrifying.
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>Water barriers
>Usually, by holding your breath, you would come up on the other end.
>Sometimes, however, a dead end awaited.

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The corvus wasn't too revolutionary. It stopped being used because it made the ships incredibly hard to maintain at sea (see their insane losses outside of combat because of their complete lack of maritime knowledge). If it was revolutionary, it would have remained in use outside of just a small time within the First Punic War. But your thinking is right, it was a land based culture's solution to the naval problem.

Their dominance of the Mediterranean mainly came from land conquest. And the grain trade was predominately carried out by Rhodians and other non-Latins. Just because the Mediterranean was important for maintaining their empire, doesn't make Rome a thalassocracy or anything. They relied on other cultures to keep the process alive.
It's insane how quickly Australia went to borderline CCP colony after dropping the White Australia ACT.
It's hilarious how pissed the Hong Kongers in Hongcouver are they loath mainlanders.
They were fine with swarming the province but when other Chinese do it's a crime against humanity.
I hope our Anglosphere brothers can resist the Chinese swarm, i love the Aussies too much for them to suffer under their rule.
Victoria will probably be western Canada's last white city at this rate.
Carthage was a merchantil empire but by any metric is was a pure naval power since their fleet wasn't a big deal and they relied in mercenary armies to do everything from north africa to Hispania.

A better example of my claim being wrong would be the Peloponnesian War since Sparta won that one but it had more to do with Athenas' autismo t b h

Real naval empires were the Dutch, Portugal, UK, US.
>Their dominance of the Mediterranean mainly came from land conquest.
You think Britain got its empire by ships alone?
You think the Portugese empire was established by bombarding coastal cities?
I think think OP's criteria involves how the empires are run as much as how they expand
You’re an absoluta retard, The Roman empire had several bases for its fleet which always patrolled its water and it was used to fight pirates as far as the Res Sea. Rome had the biggest port ever seen before, it relied on grain shippede from over seas since the time of the punic wars, when Roman authors would tali about the idillyc lost life style of the primitive man they would almost always mention the lack of ships to sail around the sea, because every man reading could relate to the dangers of sailing. The main way to travel and carry merchandise was by ship, they managed to control the whole Mediterranean with their ships and of course they were helped by their subjects and allies like all empires but what they did, complete control of the Mediteranean and black sea, was never achieved again. Sea travels were so frequent in the Roman empire that the number of wrecks dating to that period remained the highest until the early modern age, most prominent cities were located by the coast. They absolutely DID expande by sea conquest along with land conquest, sea the First Punic War, the battle against the Illyians, Macedonians, Ligurians, and all the pirates, the Armoric Veneti Gauls, the decisive internal sea battles such as Atium or those against Sextus Pompey

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The great king Charlton Heston of the HRE was the greatest monarch of the 1300s
He Was probably surpassed by some random italian prince
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Which one?
Robert de Niro

What even was the bronze age lmao
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>In human genetics, a human Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup is a haplogroup defined by mutations in the non-recombining portions of DNA from the Y-chromosome (called Y-DNA). Mutations that are shared by many people are called single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).[2]
It's passed from fathers to sons in a straight line, this means that if your ancestor had R1b, all his male descendants will also have R1b.

Same with mtDNA but for females.

Here you can see how diverse are female lineages compared to male ones. This is due to competition between males to breed with females. In pastoralist and agropastoralist cultures men from outside the clan were not allowed to breed with local women. They also have a tradition of kidnapping foreign women and taking them as their brides. Most men from such clans can trace their ancestry to a single ancestor who lived few hundreds years earlier.
Also, it's possible they spread the earliest strains of the bubonic plague.
based as fuck
Daily reminder that haplogroups are pseudoscience
higher dosage of redpill in their veins

Why are Protestants so genocidial?
Protestants are Christians that act like Jews.

How many white people died because of him?
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the target you're looking for is thataway ---> ((( )))
Define "white". :^)

>please play fuck fuck games so I don't have to admit my hero killed more white people than those scary brown people ever will!
8 million, because non-Germans aren't white

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What does /his/ think of Margot Frank?
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Jewish faces scare me
a cute
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Not Anne-tier cute, but cute all the same.

What's that picture of her in the upper left corner?
I've been wondering guys...

We talk so much about how Anne Frank would be pregnant and what not if the Confederates had won the Civil War... But what would happen to Margot if the South had triumphed? Would she be spared a terrible fate or have we not come to an agreement on that?

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