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>Most historians agree the official version from the US government — that the bombs were dropped to force an early surrender and saved up to a million American lives from a bloody invasion — is far too simplistic.

>Mr Tanaka said it was a criminal act under international law.

>"Also, morally it was wrong. So they have to find some non-legal arguments to self-justify the conduct, that they annihilated 210,000 civilians," he said.

What does Japan Mean by this ? Didn't they commit mass killings ?
Were too much ?
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>>7578854
because japs would rather annihilate their entire population before they would surrender.
the allies were willing to oblige.
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US only killed 42 civilians in both cities, everyone else fled. It was purely a strategic bombing and the japanese followed pamphlet instructions to save themselves
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>>7578915
>leftists don't care about the bombings in Germany because leftists don't care about the bombings in Germany
Stunning analysis as usual from the intellectuals of leftypol.
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>>7578999
Most non-retards don’t care about the bombings in germany because strategic bombing was something everyone did in WWII and wasn’t a warcrime.
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>>7578999
>>7578807

>MUH LEFTISTS

r/thedonald at it again.

>tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people subjected themselves to castration in order to work in the Inner Court

How the FUCK did so many people willingly go along with this?

I honestly think I would kill myself if I lost my dick and balls. And yet for literally THOUSAND of years the Chinese emperors had people lining up out the gate to get it done so they could work for the Court.

How? Why?
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>>7575823
It’s more that they kept them on them to keep them safe. They believed that if they kept them safe and intact until they died, they would have them restored when they entered the afterlife. If they didn’t, they would be eunuchs for all eternity
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All you have to do is lie!
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>>7574746
>I honestly think I would kill myself if I lost my dick and balls.
Your brain on atheism.
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>>7578307
Well, assuming you’re not a gay man that enjoys receiving anal

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>Fred, the last ship's cat in the Royal Navy, once received a disciplinary notice for "disgraceful behaviour" at a fishmarket.

Why wasn't he court-marshaled?
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>>7578924
Knew all the right fat cats and big fish.
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>>7578924
Because he would be incapable of properly defending himself at a hearing.
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>>7578924
Why do cats love fish so much?
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>>7578962

It's the smell...
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>>7578929
heheheheh
>>7578935
no fun

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Was he really that terrible a leader, or did history just give him a bad rap?
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>>7570427
From a pragmatic point of view, I think it's fair to say he has overall done more good than bad. He ended feudalism in China, he promoted industry, he provided basic ammenities and services to the citizens of China, he insured China's independence and he did all this with minimal if any foreign aid. There is a saying popular among the Chinese: "Mao was 70% good and 30% bad." He also made women and men equal (arguably a good thing). His Cultural Revolution's motive was also righteous in my opinion. Were it not for the aforementioned event, footbinding and other cruel practises would still probably be widespread in China.
Of course Mao was still a rather despicable human being, his anti-nature viewpoint and poor foresight caused millions of fatalities. But western media has unjustly demonized him and exaggerated his wrongdoings so much that it's just annoying.
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>>7573830
Was he though? His greatest achievement was an enormous retreat, while impressive it had a fierce attrition.
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>>7576995
Anyone can industrialize retard, China was busy having fucking wars. There easily could've been a group that didnt kill millions by being retarded, and China just installed Capitalist oligarchs to exploit the masses for all their pointless sacrifice anyway.
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>>7577009
The entire point of the retreat was to survive to restrengthen forces in friendlier areas. Even if all but 50 people died, it wouldn't matter because once you got to the base you had free reign to recruit.
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>>7578952
I'm just not particularly convinced that makes him an "Excellent" general. Maybe good.
I'm more convinced of Guevara but I'll be honest I'm not an expert on guerrilla wars.

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https://www.persee.fr/doc/cmr_0008-0160_1991_num_32_4_2296 (in french sorry,use deepl and be patient if you want to read it it's really interesting.)
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>>7577916
>leadership positions
What counts as a "leadership position"?
The head of the Cheka was a Pole and his two lieutenants were Latvians.
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>>7577946

the spouse of felix (head of cheka) was jewish tho.
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>>7578575
Fuckhole of leader isn´t leadership.
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>>7578593

two wiwes ,two jewish
damn that felix loved kazhar milkers

first one : julia goldman sister mikhail liber (jewish activist of the bund)
second one : Sofia Dzerzhinskaya
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>>7577946
>>7578642
Based Felix is regarded as Polish National Hero since he killed both Russians and communists.

What do you know about Benin?
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>>7578960
Ebin:D
But on a serious not I only know about early 8th and 14th century earth works builders who lived in the south of the country and Some stuff about Dahomey. mostly Organization of Urban societies, Palace structures and how they were kinda assholes.
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>>7578960
Dahomey was meme state getting shat on by its neighbors till it got shat on by the French

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Why did Asian-Americans, Irish-Americans, and Indian-Americans manage to get themselves out of abject poverty while African-Americans didn't?
>inb4 muh inferior genes
pic unrelated
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>>7575111
>be oppressed, separated into ghettos, and denied or education or given inferior education for centuries
>be not very upwardly mobile
>nope this is pure coincidence, clearly they are just genetically inferior lmao no one's fault but their own :^)
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>>7578847
>>be oppressed, separated into ghettos, and denied or education or given inferior education for centuries
so were jews and yet they somehow managed to outsmart whitey every single time and are known as history's puppetmasters
niggers are literally niggers
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>>7578862
Jews weren't denied education.
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>>7578870
>this guy is allowed to post on /his/
>this guy is allowed to vote
read a book or two before making retarded statements
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>>7578862
See the difference in Jews actually had some autonomy in the ghettos. It more like the period after Jewish Exodus, if you believe the Bible.

>*causes Great Depression*
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soulless Protestant
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>balances the budget

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Was he as bad as history claims, or is he a victim of being Flanderized by the victors?

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What made them so mad in the 20th century?
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>>7578863

Everyone was mad during the 20th.
But japan was another level of mad.
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>>7578863
>ottomans go from powerful and respected empire 500 years ago to a shitty corrupt state on its last legs
>japan goes from a feuding shithole to an ascendant military power that BTFOs the russian navy, then the british and american ones before america finally strikes back

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So were nogs naturally around in some places in north africa, or did the arabs import them through trans-saharan trade routes?
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Both

My great grandfather was black and couldn’t recall having slave ancestors
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>>7578783
AYO HOL UP, SO YOU BE SAYIN....
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This thread is going bad ...
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>>7578750
someone post the Libyans torturing niggers
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>>7578750
Herodotus mentions the presence of 'Ethiopians' in Ancient North Africa.

Why does Urdu language sound more similar to some mongoloid languages rather than Iranian ones?

Were Pakistanis influenced by Mongols?
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>>7578215
>The successor state goes this way - Mughal India ----> British India ----> Republic of India,
What about Marathas?
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>>7577646
Indian is way worse.
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>>7578679
Marathas are cunts.
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>>7578706
Weren't they they last hindu empire? What went wrong?
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Feet

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Hello, fellow hominins!
Want to go make tools and keep them for later use?
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>>7578299
>Zhang
But I'm from South East Africa, my fellow hominin.
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YO LIL DONNIE
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>>7578415
LOOK AT HOW I ATE THIS MAMMOTH’S FROZEN PIECE OF PISS I BET YOU FEEL PRETTY SMART NOW HUH LIL DONNY DO YOU DO YOU HUH HUH HUH?!
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>>7578415
>>7578432
I bet ya'll niggas dont even have sagital crests lmfao
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>>7578295
So this is how the average Celtic man looked

Do we have a documented idea of when Atheists began spewing their garbage? I mean, who looks at Creation and humanity and concludes there is no meaning, no God, no soul, except a total retard? How come athiests always have to have a military ideology supporting them (like Communism)? Why aren't there "athiest nations"?
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>>7575731
The only people who are truly non-religious are agnostics. To believe that there is no God is to have a firm belief on the nature of God. God is not is just as religious of a statement as God is. A debate between a theist and a Christian is just as much a religious debate as one between a Christian and a Muslim. Only agnostics are incapable of participating in such a discussion.
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>>7578726
Your just speculating about the nature of god.

If god was too appear in the sky and fly about, no athiest would deny its existence.

But thats not going to happen is it?
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>atheism is just another religion lmao
no
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doesn't the existence of so many religions around the world disprove the existence of gods?
If there was a god, there would be only one religion, or branches of the same religion, and this religion would have to be as old as humans and not only 2000 years old.
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I don't think people are stupid for believing in God.

But people who think that only idiots wouldn't believe in God? Those people are not only stupid -- they don't even understand the meaning of faith. God help them.

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>German plan in 1914 is Napoleon's Ulm Campaign
>German plan in 1940 is Napoleon's Ulm Campaign
Lmao austism
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>tfw all pawn openings start roughly the same way
Fucking autism amirite?
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>>7577164
That's not why the Ulm Campaign succeeded. The pawn opening was only the beginning, the rapid gigantic wheeling encirclement that is the rest of the campaign is the main point.
>The Ulm campaign was a series of French and Bavarian military maneuvers and battles to outflank and capture an Austrian army in 1805 during the War of the Third Coalition.
>The French Grande Armée, led by Napoleon Bonaparte, comprised 210,000 troops organized into seven corps, and hoped to knock out the Austrian army in the Danube before Russian reinforcements could arrive. Through rapid marching, Napoleon conducted a large wheeling maneuver that captured an Austrian army of 23,000 under General Mack on 20 October at Ulm, bringing the total number of Austrian prisoners in the campaign to 60,000.
>The campaign is generally regarded as a strategic masterpiece and was influential in the development of the Schlieffen Plan in the late 19th century.[4]


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