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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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Good books to learn about and understand Otto von Bismarck?
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Bump.
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diabeetus
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Iron Kingdom
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>>6805847
He wrote many books.

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The killing of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and his son is truly a tragedy. Their killing was a crime, a crime that preceded the rest of the crimes and genocides that would begin in the 19th and 20th centuries. No "Emperor" like Napoleon or Republic, can emulate the glory of the French Monarchy.
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>>6805089
Having Austrian and prussian armies on frances border was an existential threat,fleeing towards those armies at night in disguise was evidence of treachery.
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>>6803201
it was the nobles fault for not wanting to pay taxes
rich people not paying taxes led to shit like fall of western rome and the terror yet you still see bootlickers
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>>6806315
No, treachery was the ones who were making revolution against the King. Is not illegal for the King to call upon his allies for help.
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>>6804074
The Fr*nch canaille, everybody
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>>6806325
History has almost always been the story of a leader and his people against a petulant spoiled and idle nobility. That stands true today.

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>Bloody wars and stupid ideas.
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>>6802934
Rules are for the poors
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>>6804854
>And then things got worse.

Good one,
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>>6802937
God bless you
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>>6802934
just fuck my shit up
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>>6802934
This guy wants this so he takes it

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I feel like I am christian only because of fear
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>>6806255
Actually, fear is the beginning of wisdom. It's like being hit by your father growing up. First, you will not do things because of fear. But then you'll be able to understand why they are wrong. And if you get rid of that intervening step, you'll never get to that understanding. But, of course, such simple argument convinces many such people. If they had the humility that takes courage to accept that they are human beings and not just ratiocinating machines (as this dipshit >>6806256 thinks with his false courage) they wouldn't be so lightly deceived.
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fear is in the body, its an emotion - its a signal that your DNA-matrix sends out if it senses that its in danger.

the monad is eternal, break free from this reincarnation pain-pleasure matrix and rejoin her.
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>>6806362
bullshit. either life has meaning or it doesn't. you accept what you are or you will never be fulfilled. rejecting one's humanity is a false enlightenment and a turning one's back on all ordained purpose
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>>6806369
dont say i didnt warn you
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>>6806374
warn me about what? what you're saying is wrong. it's not any enlightenment, just a joke. it's trash

You probably get this question a lot, but I don’t normally browse here so I’d like to hear your take. Was WW2 Churchill’s or Hitler’s fault? Is it true that Hitler only wanted to retake German-speaking land, and possibly go to war against the USSR, or did he have plans to expand in Europe as well?

Pic unrelated.
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>>>/pol/
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>>6806368
Hitler put the Western powers in a position where they could not justify aiding him against the USSR regardless if Stalin meant to invade central europe, and he did indeed intend to do just that.

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You're the tavern and this guy slaps your boyfriend's ass. What do?
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Does not look Greek in the slightest. Look Germiod. Probably some kind of slave. I will put him to death.
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>>6806358
That isn't very nice.
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>>6806358
Looks Macedonian at least. Mostly Greek if a bit of a backwards Monarchist.
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>>6806359
No I'm not so cruel. I will recompense his monetary value to his owner.
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>>6806350
read more, very common in the mythological explications and historical commentary on Thebes, Sparta, Athens
>>6806345
see above, cope is pathetic there is no way of denying its relative cavalier ubiquity in their culture. fags revel in it and its annoying that doesn't make it a fabrication.

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Isn't it weird just how big and 'futuristic' the recent past was? I like to look at every historical period first from the perspective of the one that came before it and the last 100 years just seem straight out of science fiction to me. I understand that that association is like putting the cart before the horse but I'm just in constant awe at the things that came about before I was born. Planes, super weapons, mega cities, virtual information, it's all just nuts I can't shake the comparison from where we were 25 000 years ago to where we were 25 years ago, even WW1 and 2 feels like some ancient legend because of just how titanic they were. I don't know what this feeling is but I want to make a thread about it and just gawk at how strange and incredible and out of this world the 20th century was.
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its not sustainable
im not talking about climate change but the materials we use will simply run out fast
how long did it take to get here? about a hundred?
and in another hundred we wont be able to maintain this
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>>6806336
we aren't any different from any other star or galaxy or coastal cliff, we've got to get too big for our boots eventually, that's just how things move in this universe
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>>6803780
So little automation. Or at least so little glass cockpit.
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Imagine how the people who invented explosives would react to seeing bombs that could level whole cities.
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>>6806370
We don’t know that yet. That’s what makes it exciting.

Could Britain have used the War of 1812 to annex part or all of the United States, or was that too impractical?
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Get any Paki BUTTFLUSTERED with these 4 simple words:

BATTLE
OF
NEW
ORLEANS
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>>6803936
If the British hadn't run pograms against their Jewish populations back in the 1600s, could the UK have discovered Jewish physics and the atom bomb by 1812 and turned Baltimore into radioactive cobalt and glass?
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OH NO NO NO NO NO
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>>6803936
>IN 1814 WE TOOK A LIL TRIP
>ALONG WITH COLONEL JACKSON DOWN THE MIGHTY MISSISSIP
>WE TOOK A LIL BACON AND WE TOOK A LIL BEANS
>AND WE BEAT THE BLOODY BRITISH IN THE TOWN OF NEW ORLEANS
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only thing worse then americans larping how they 'beat the british' is how italians larp they 'beat the habsburgs 3 times and liberated their compatriots'
at the end of the day the americans and italians were tertiary theaters of little relevance to the opposition

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is it true that islam must protect christianity and judaism until the end of times?
what is the muslim end game?

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>>6800514
MacArhur wanted the nuke the Manchurian neck to create a radioactive barrier and drop a substance on the North Korean border to create another barrier. He didn't advocate bombing cities with nukes.
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>>6799843
cus those who were in the Romanov dynasty are dead cunt and the slavboomers got their nostalgia specs on
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>>6800145
>Slavs
slavs had nothing to do with it
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>>6805867
>history blatantly showing that communism doesn't work
if you think communism doesn't work, you don't understand the purpose of communism
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>>6806371
>if you think communism doesn't work, you don't understand the purpose of communism
Fucking this. Communism functioned perfectly.

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> ABSTRACT: There is ample evidence of sexual relations, from rapes to what appear to be relatively symbiotic romantic partnerships, between white slave masters and black women in the Antebellum South. Much rarer were sexual relations between white women and black slave men, yet they too occurred.
> Using an intersectional socio-historical analysis, this paper explores the factors that contributed or may have contributed to the incidence of sexual encounters between elite white women and slave men, the power dynamics embedded in them, and their implications in terms of sexual consent.
> The paper demonstrates how upper-class white women who engaged in these relationships used sex as an instrument of power, simultaneously perpetuating both white supremacy and patriarchy.
source: http://www.inquiriesjournal.com/articles/1674/sexual-relations-between-elite-white-women-and-enslaved-men-in-the-antebellum-south-a-socio-historical-analysis

Discuss
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>>6805171
I don't think they were the ones buying them, they were probably wives of slaveowners who wanted sex with them for whatever reason.

There was actually one individual white woman who was so enamored with a black slave that she willingly chose personal slavery in order to be with him. The laws didn't explicitly forbid black-white intermarriage at the time, but they did say that the spouse of a slave would become a slave themselves, or something to that effect.

I can't remember what page, but it was mentioned in Degler's "Out of our Past".
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>>6804892
I think the funniest book like that I can recall from my uni days was one that claimed that Afrikaner stepdads molesting their white stepdaughters were "ackchooally" doing so to recreate Apartheid dynamics in the household
>sample size: 5
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>>6805054
interesting
makes perfect sense given that through history white women were the primary race mixers, sold as sex slaves all through north africa and eurasia, makes sense that the trend would continue even if the men tried to suppress it, this is probably also ignoring all the forced abortions and infant killing from jealous white husbands
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>>6802216
>Much rarer were sexual relations between white women and black slave men, yet they too occurred.
Speaking of this, did Catherine the Great really fuck horses?
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Posting racial fetish shit should be a bannable offense. Seriously, fuck off and die. I have yet to see a single legitimate source in this thread.

Post them.
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>>6795786
literally the worst painting ive ever seen
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>>6804179
fucking philistine kys
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>>6804286
wtf is that monstrosity dear God there is so much wrong here
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>>6791600
/his/ and /pol/ have the worst taste in art I've ever seen, leddit plebs aren't this visually impaired jesus fucking christ
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>>6793104
>>6793238
Before you try to sell these you have to learn about Jews!

Why does the West keep trying to force democracy in the Middle East? It clearly doesn't work so why not just let them have dictators?
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we arent trying to force democracy, we're trying to establish more control over the states there in order to be better pursue our economic and military interests and it just so happens that human rights and democracy is a great excuse to go in and fuck shit up
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Saddam had already proven himself a wildcard with the Invasion of Kuwait and his existence was only so guaranteed as the West would have him. Had he kept himself to his own imaginary borders he (or his designated successor) would still be in power today. 9/11 was a lucky fluke that gave America the public will to do the deed.
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>>6803788
Yeah nuking your neighbour will definitely be an ecceptional idea
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>>6805087
>Kaplan
Sounds like a kike name
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>>6806083
He thinks you're a mutt, i guess.

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>mmmmmmmm garum, una delicia
Did romans REALLY do this?
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>>6805638
You can go ahead and say 'gook sauce' is no good, but then you obviously haven't tried the real thing.

There is no 'who knows what' in the 'gook sauce'. Its three ingredients:
Water, salt and anchovies.
And the stuff will give food new dimensions.

Denying yourself quality food items because of racism is just retarded.
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>>6804610
>umami
Get out
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>>6806280
Get back to /pol/ with your pathethic we wuzzin

Origins of foods are awesome and interesting, and an Italian should be the last to spout.

If not for cross--cultural culinary exchange half of your cuisine doesn't exist you cunt.
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>>6806307
Not that poster, but whats your problem with umami?
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>>6806287
My dad drinks this stuff from the bottle.


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