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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 did Germany and Japan ally with each other? By all accounts it seems like there was minimal coordination between them. What was the point honestly? What did one another gain by allying with the other?

Honestly it seems like it proved detrimental to the Germans because Japan hastily attacking Pearl Harbour drew them directly into the conflict.

Can someone mind clarifying or elaborating on the relationship between Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany? There’s not a whole lot on Wikipedia either...
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Okay, neonazi.
they werent allies
the allies needed, rather the brits and amerifats, a clear evil
that was the axis
they didnt share shit with eachother they didnt coordinate nor did they try to somehow link up somewhere
yes there was a submarine mission bringing a tiger to japan but basicly that was it

nazis looked down on the japenese and the japanese were anglophiles
>a submarine mission bringing a tiger to japan
Wuh... Disassembled? Can an early submarine even carry that much weight?
Yes really the communists started their world domination take over in 1917 bud which led directly to WWII it ain't up for debate
Oh I love the bait of this board

Give me one reason why slavery is wrong.
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honestly I’d like having a qt house slave to do stuff for me. Pretty much I have no more qualms about owning a slave myself.
>Stanford Prison "experiment"
This guy gets it
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Blacks were better off as slaves. At least they didn't went to prision or had to kill eachoter to eat.
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That's how you get zombies you fool

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Why was he so afraid of blacks?
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What are talking about? He was good friends with Bonzo
Why is his son so based?

hahaha epik ass meme dood XDDD
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so what is Reaganomics
and why did it hate black people
They were open-carrying assault rifles in California.

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Here to post more photos and stories if anyone is interested.
General info:
>58 mostly inexperienced volunteers decide to enter the city of Vukovar in Autumn of 1991 (Sep 27) during the greater serbian aggression on croatia before encirclement to help other volunteers and civilians stop the advancing communist and serb forces from slaughtering them all and pushing further into a newly-established democratic state of Republic of Croatia
>the unit was immediately thrown into heaviest urban battles to boost morale, as they were seen at that time as zealous freedom fighters
>lose all mortar shells in the first two days and proceed to fight with barely enough ammunition, often in hand to hand combat, causing heavy casualties to the enemy
>destroy tens of tanks and APCs using a single WW2 AT gun and captured RPGs
>have to deal with rebel serb civilian collaborators often pinpointing mortar strikes on them from behind their backs constantly
>suffer more than 50% of KIA casualties, with every surviving member of the unit being wounded at least once
>half of the unit manages to escape from the destroyed city in a single breakthrough, the wounded ones get taken out of the hospital and executed by serb paramilitaries and yugoslav state troops, breaching geneva convention
>the remaining troops get integrated into newly-formed croatian guard units and continue the defense until 1995

Also have some written battle memoirs I can translate.
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>ancestral homeland

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How true is this?
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what is there to disprove
It's all ramblings
it's like asking to disprove

>but it's clearly objectively false to talk about WW2 as *the* foundational myth of the post-war order, given that it has no particular bearing on or valence for the Cold War

both the ruling powers were informed by ideologies of anti-imperialism, anti-racism, etc., and both used the historical reputation of nazism to associate their opponents with nazis, i.e. 'red fascism,' 'amerikkka,' etc.

>the consequences he deduces from it are wildly overstated

overstated, but not entirely inaccurate. as far as foundational myths in the contemporary west go, i'd say that ww2 is the big one.

>I think, to the extent that there's a problem with the myth, it's largely the belief (quite common, and by no means exclusive to this instance) that things can be settled forever, that a myth can remain unchanged and define society over the course of many generations.


if you don't want to then why are you posting itt?
That's not what you said before. You claimed that Western Europe denies its dealings with the Nazis and that Communism is the true evil. I argued that's contradictory, since the West does acknowledge its dealings with the Soviets. That's unrelated to the European allies claiming to have played a more major role in the defeat of the Nazis; nothing to do with it at all. And besides, it is a mainstream line of thought to adjudicate a large part of the credit to the Soviets, and not among small academic fringes.
Because I had to read what OP's image is
And I like reading replies

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When his empire fell apart on his death, how did the Chinese manage to unite again while Alexanders heirs didnt?
Because the Qin Dynasty and Alexander's Empire are two different fucking things. For starters Qin Shi Huang unified a people who were beginning to see that they belonged to a singular civilization. Prior to Qin's conquests, all Proto-Chinks desired unification after literal three centuries constant, total warfare between the Feudal States, with literally all major Philosophies that emerged during this period screaming that the only solution to the chaos was the unification of the Proto-Chinese realms under one mega-state (hence "All Under Heaven").

Meanwhile Alex' Empire consisted of diverse civilizations that had absolutely no affinity with each other. Not to mention the successors of Alexander's Empire were absolutely not interested in reunifying the whole thing either, they treated their piece of the pie as their personal property after all as Basileos.

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How is this shit fair?
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Franz Ferdinand literally planned to do so, but the reatarded slavs killed him lmao
This shit makes very little sense for comparison to today. I guarantee you the average Swiss back then didn't live with the same quality of life as the average Nigerian. Clearly not adjusted for PPP.
You underestimate how poor the world of 1890 was. Switzerland's life expectancy back then was actually lower than 2019 Nigeria's, for example
from what I recall the swiss were the only ones who ate dogs and cats in Europe as part of their culture, because they were always starving

Do you believe there will ever come a time where our modern views on gender equality are reverted back to the traditional belief of a chauvinistic society where women have few freedoms?

I think this is often a topic we overlook at just how differently women are treated in our modern society compared to ever before. Never have women had such personal liberties and freedoms through history, this is a first. It don't see a way in which our society could consciousnesly revert back. Even the most conservative of politicians view women as our equals now and there has been prominent conservative female politicians, such as Margaret Thatcher.

Is this trend global? Even in notoriously chauvinistic societies, like in the Middle East, women are slowly but gradually being granted more rights than they have before. If the likes of Saudi Arabia want to attract more international business like they plan, then they'll gradually have to change their societies views on women.

So, is this it? Is the future for women worldwide to be granted equal rights as males? Is there even a possiblity of their rights being taken away?
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Absolutely. Which is why I don't buy anyone who whines about male discrimination ITT. Male discrimination for them is only an excuse to attack women and ignore women's problems. "Women get their own parking spaces that's discrimination" well chump, there's a perfectly good reason for that discrimination, women don't want to get raped by men like you and having dedicated parking spaces in well-illuminated spaces where you can't easily assault them helps that. Do you want men to have their own parking spaces too, or do you want a easier time assaulting women?

All who complain about men facing discrimination ITT superficially complain without looking at the perfectly valid reasons why that "discrimination" is in place. I'd understand if they were asking for men to be treated equally, but no, what they really want is women being harmed and kept down.
We won’t consciously revert back. We’ll be forced to when society collapses as a result of our parents’ hubris and the malice of the Enlightenment thinkers who pushed for this change.
Everywhere anon don’t be coy. Yes I’ve had sex
>oh no I can't rape a woman in a parking lot as easily as before, help I'm being discriminated

I can see why social democrats dominate politics.
>genetic failure
Absolutely not. I expected more from a /his/storian. It’s obvious that the oligarchs did everything in their power to gradually erode society to the point where people don’t even want children. It’s deeper than you think, anon. The majority of men who are complaining are average, employed bachelors. In any other time that was enough. Calling them genetic failures is a failure on your part to confront the discussion in ernest

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NicoNico historians just btfo'ed Robespierre
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what the fuck is "NicoNico" and why the fuck should i care.
Japanese YouTube.

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Why was he so edgy?
Like many atheists he grew up in s protestant household, Lutheran in his case, then he saw the lies and rebelled against religion as consequence.
His early life? I feel like this question is impossible to answer and he was just meant to be

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Is this true?
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>the white chick smiling at him at the end
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White women really just can't resist
Are there any African movies I should watch?
Guimba is a personal favorite of mine


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Post and talk about language here. What languages are you learning?

I have a question if anyone knows. Did various romance languages develop thier various ways because of differences in the tribes that invaded Roman territory or is there some other factor? Like how did Occitan develop differently from French or Spanish

pic unrelated
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I'd love to learn the big European languages:


Maybe Icelandic and Latin plus Ancient Greek. Currently learning Italian via Duolingo in preparation for a trip to Italy.
Italy is a lot of fun. I went there for a couple weeks in 2018, so I learned some Italian in advance.
I’d recommend Spanish and French before all just for being the third and fourth most spoken languages in the world. You’ll get the most traction there
Here and there I'm stumbling on some word and just don't know whether or not the liaison should be applied. For example: "dans une(..)". Should I pronounce the S?
I want to learn many languages but I'm lazy af brehs
what do

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Not even a frog
I cant see anything
This says a lot about society
is this loss

Did you ever fall in love with a girl depicted in a painting, /his/? I really like belle epoque girls. Post your artful waifus.
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Not that I know off, but public hair was considered vulgar and lewd so it wasn't included in paintings
was a shame she was a fucking whore like every other woman
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Not really my waifus but I find this painting cute, it represents the friendship between Italy and Germany if I remember correctly

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