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why is a child slave the most expensive kind of slave you can get
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Because you get an entire lifetime of work out of them and they're a blank slate to train into anything you want.
They're not, they usually went two for one, unless it's a young girl. Your most expensive slaves are healthy dudes with skills: blacksmiths, translators, stone masons..
I imagine some great bidding wars happening over young blonde girls, a lot of Roman aristocratics wouldve paid good money for a hot gaulic pleasure slave.
Besides that though your most valuable slaves are going to be skilled adults, some of the best artisans and teachers of the ancient world were slaves as young men.
you all forgot about gladiators, the prize fighters of their era, and most of them were slaves
they traded them around all the time, in groups, for other slaves
they would go for millions in todays money, the price of 60+ regular slaves
Future value. Also less depreciation

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why allies betrayed poland?
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>Germany begins to amass massive amounts of troops on border
>massive radio activity
>multiple german breaches of polish airspace
a hurrr buh germans mobilized a large part a der miwitawy an made plans to kiw off pole civiwians in one day, make a sense right????
Poland also actively sabotaged any attempt at early anti-German sanctions and Repercussions.
Because Russia was in possession of all of Poland's territory and refused to play ball. It didn't help that the two biggest war hawks towards Russia (Churchill and Paton) were voted out and killed respectively. This left the pro Russians without opposition so they decided to fuck up and lose the peace.
Because the allies weren't really in any position to strong-arm the Soviets and their gains in the East.
All refusing them would achieve is cause a diplomatic break-down prior to the war's end.
>for which no evidence exists

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why do late roman aestethics look so primitive?
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That's a big shield.
didn't the world get colder for some centuries?
the climate changed as well, start wearing trousers
Christ, imagine how apocalyptic it all must’ve felt. The guns gangraping in the north, barbarians invading all over, the empire collapsing, the climate collapsing, China in the middle of the most destructive civil war of its existence. I wish I could’ve lived then, just to see hell with my own eyes

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Patreon early-access for the new Historia Civilis vid
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>the patricians kept winning
Wow its almost like the whole system was rigged or something
Not really it's kind of hard to explain but Romans had to acquire Dignitas and Auctoritas for themselves in order to best their peers. The best way to describe it would be prestige. For a Roman it helped to have ancestors who achieved the consulship and various other offices. Caesar is a good example his family was down in the dumps so he used Marius, who was related to him by marriage, instead to achieve some Dignitas for himself and it worked like a charm. On the topic of consular tribunes the tribunes of the plebs were mad and humiliated that the plebs kept voting for the patrician candidates rather than the plebeian candidates who happened to be tribunes of the plebs. It really damaged their egos. Honestly the office of Tribune of the Plebs is a poorly described mess. It was a necessary office but damn it caused a whole lot of unnecessary damage due to it's overly broad powers.
>la benis
Why is he so cringe?
>high-budget historical drama show
And yet they still look like such shit/presented so badly that I'm perfectly fine with literal flash animations as an alternative.

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Come on, /his/! Keep the book general going!
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There are several works of fiction suggested, but each are notable for american history.
Alexander was a mummies boy whose mum killed Philip II because Philip was going to make another son his heir. Alex proved Philip right by destroying everything Philip had made with three words "to the strongest"
I guarantee an american made that
Currently reading the biography of Wilhelm II by Lamar Cecil. Just now starting the chapter on the reign of Friedrich III. Thoughts?
Wtf? Why? Why do Europeans think we do everything?

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How did Republican Spain function? What was life like?
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I read it a while back but don’t remember much apart from the military stuff.
Spain change of GDP (above)
Spain GDP (below)

Thr big changes are the war 1936-39, the end of economical isolation 1960, and the entrance in the EU 1986
And the 2008 recession, of course
it looks like soft fabric good luck
Picture a trash can. Now picture said trash can but on fire.
That is how they functioned.

Is there any period and place with superior aesthethics than the West during the late 1800s and early 1900s?

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Not to make this autistic but I'm curious to see if people have anything related to the U.S. military between 1870-1914 before the Great War. WWII is obvious a beaten horse, and modern military while interesting, has been done a million times and it's a meme. But I rarely see anything related to the U.S. military between the 1870s before the Great War.
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>That time the army adopted a rifle specifically because it couldn't accept stripper clips and it ended up getting dabbed on by the Spanish Mauser
Irish American ballad about losers enlisting in the post Civil War army
What's wrong the Krag?
Besides the Spanish-American War, it was just a lot of minor colonial spats, mostly related to maintaining the U.S.'s sphere of influence in East Asia and Latin America.



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Here's the Philippines Campaign Medal.

How come humanity can land on the moon but can't figure out what the other half of humanity wants?
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True but u said it like its a bad thing
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Stop putting pussy on a pedestal and focus on yourself. You will be much happier in life.
She kinky?
>humanity can land on the moon
This is why I'm fine with preferring guys

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Post interesting Islamic architecture.
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This is why nobody likes /pol/.
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I don't like Islam but I accept that they have some beautiful and interesting buildings.
Are you proud to be a nigger?
It's a shame because this was a good thread until someone decided to ruin it with their autism.
>But most people don't call them as christian architecture
Because "most people" aka whites have an at least basic understanding of the difference between those, unless he/she is some hipster taking art history classes or actually cares about history no average American could tell you ANY differences between Persian and Moroccan culture, its all just sandnigger to them.

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There's the original 1800's gold rush miner, and then the much later 1900's gold rush miner. My field of research is particularly regarding War Production Board Order L-208 which immediately stopped all resoursing of mining operations and rerouted said resources to war efforts. This order put almost all placer and lode gold mines out of business, and the claims went un-worked for some time.

After the war some claims got up and going again for sure, but many did not, with only about 10% of mining operations resuming after the war, which then themselves slowly closed doors. This leaves an enormous amount of gold in the California and Oregon areas completely ripe for the pickings, especially with modern technology which can get our machinery into much more complex situations than ever before.

Rewinding back to WWII it is my field of research to categorize which benefactors purched which claims, or has made new claims where old ones were such as to bookmark land for completely unregulated gold removal. If you thing gold miners are above corruption...buddy, they invented corruption.

Just trying to follow the golden rule: what was the cause of WWII? Did a private investor see a potential trillion dollar industry just chillaxin' in CA's creeks and streams?
Now, in 1952 there was an acceleration from almost 2% of what placer mining had been to well over what it ever had been before, and in a single season most of CA's placer mines were exhausted, producing 3.7 million plus troy ounces of gold in a single year. If my suspicion is correct and that a small number of individuals were behind this upsurge in mining during the spring of 1952 then a select few people became obscenely rich.

Marching forward to the present day we have Alaska. Alaska's been farmed for gold since the 1700's, and probably by the Russians before that. America's most important current event in the mining industry was just approved this year of 2019 to begin construction in Alaska on a number of dams, one measuring over 400 vertical feet, to execute Pebble Project: the largest American gold mine ever.

WW2 was caused ultimately by the Treaty of Versailles & the Nazi Party's use of it on the Atlantic Front & by Japanese expansionism in the Pacific Front, not by greedy businessmen.
The official narative has over a hundred million people dying to pay for the life of some religious buttface no one had ever heard of before, but hey...yeah. no need to look closely. you're right
>The official narative has over a hundred million people dying to pay for the life of some religious buttface

Welcome to humanity, we are even shittier than your /x/ tier fantasies, which is why you subconsciously dive into those fantasies in the first place.

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I'm having a lot of trouble finding the correct word to describe my political position:
>Democracy is a failure because the average voter is a retard that does absolutely no political research and it always boils down to populism (mob rule)
>Monarchies were a failure because of succession wars and ocassional bad leaders
>Facism is a failure becuase of corruption and status quo bullshit
>Meritocracy doesn't work because the meritos will vote for their own interests only
>Socialism/communism is bad because it discourages global competition and crashes the market
What exactly am I? I think it would be good to have a test to vote, like an IQ test, but those can be skewed. What should I think? I'm so divided on the pros/cons of all these poltical systems
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What are the incentives under socialism/communism that would encourage cooperation. So far it looks like most forms suffer from the prisoners dilemma...the rational choice isn't the best choice. (Not to say capitalism doesn't have it's own prisoners dilemma)

Very much this
Only if i'm allowed to make it.
This would break a part of the system designed to balance minority views and majority views. Mob rule is a thing as much as neoaristocratic powers.

Many of the safe guards originally built into the system have been diminished or discarded...eliminating the electoral college seems like eliminating another one of the balances of power, why should anyone believe that a continuation would make anything better?
Why not restrict some of the powers of the federal government over the states and let the local concerns dominate their geographical interests?

That would solve a large portion of the problem, and allow two very different areas to get along.

That seems more ideal than letting one group dominate over another. Let the Libtards be tards, and the Conservatards be tards, in their own areas.

Germany and Japan should get punished more for their atrocities

Instead we are seeing rise of new far-right and Japanese still denying their atrocities

No offense but are Japanese and German scum of the Earth?
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Japs should be exempt on the basis that they had only left their medieval period only 100 years prior.
You cannot expect a country undergoing such radical transformations in such a short timespan to behave ethically.
ok ching chong man
Germany as a nation is committing suicide by replacing its population with sand people and constantly self-flagellating. Japan on the other hand does get away with pretending like they did nothing wrong during WW2, and a lot of people even go so far as to portray then as victims in that war.
The Japanese got off too lightly in WW2, the same for the Turks in WW1. The devil emperor and his entire family should have been hung

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What's supposed to be the moral to the tower of babel story?
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The 65 IQ race can be selected to have a higher average IQ via Eugenics. You can mix with them after that.
Is he the only "god" around ?
God's Universe rests on the wills of the souls that he controls. Without them he is nothing.
The moral is pretty clear desu. Don't try and surpass God. By building the tower they were striving to be greater that God because they were not doing it for God's glory.
>calling a sky-elevator (which has plenty of practical value) dumb and whimsical

I’m going to post this every day until you remember it
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You don't remember me, but I remember you
I lie awake and try so hard not to think of you
But who can decide what they dream?
And dream I do
I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you
I have to be with you to live to breathe
You're taking over me
Have you forgotten all I know
And all we had?
You saw me mourning my love for you
And touched my hand
I knew you loved me then
I believe in you
I'll give up everything just to find you

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The motherfucker can barely post this shit everyday
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Woke up to the sound of pouring rain
The wind would whisper and I'd think of you
And all the tears you cried, that called my name
And when you needed me I came through
I paint a picture of the days gone by
When love went blind and you would make me see
I'd stare a lifetime into your eyes
So that I knew that you were there for me
Time after time you there for me
Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand, I remember you
Through the sleepless nights through every endless day
I'd want to hear you say, I remember you oh oh
We spent the summer with the top rolled down

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>anglos chimp out just because Santa Ana won't let them have slaves


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