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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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How did Britain conquer the whole entire world, but they couldn't conquer this tiny little island right next to them?
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>>9915146
because we didn't conquer the whole entire world flamer baiter
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They did. All of Ireland was under British rule for a time
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>>9915146
The Saxon fears the Irish BVLL
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>>9915146
Are you retarded?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tudor_conquest_of_Ireland
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Cunningly, the Irish decided to inhabit an island which is mostly bog land, while the English chose to focus on open field battles.

how did a sea representing less than one percent of the global ocean surface give rise to civilizations that would produce most of the world's cultures and religion?
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>>9915213
They couldn't even go to Sardinia back then.
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how would ocean that doesn't border land produce any culture at all??????
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>>9915213
But the Persian Gulf isn't even in your OP image.
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>>9915386
Basado
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>>9915213
I always thought Greece was always a fairy-tale level of absurdly perfectly-spaced islands, peninsulas, and relatively-sheltered waters to allow ancient nations to develop at hyperspeed.
On the other hand, reading something like The Odyssey from a modern perspective and seeing this enormous epic about a dude and his entire military force getting lost for six gorillion years in relatively calm waters about the size of Lake Michigan is a little absurd.

Historically speaking, why did nobody want to accept Jewish refugees in 1930s? They were mostly middle class, educated, westernized. Even Americans said: "No, thanks".
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>>9915889
t. Shekelberg

Nah jk that's a pretty good point
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>>9915922
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW8TxOwYte0
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Ireland put them in their constitution in the 1930s. Ireland's fucking crazy though. They refused to recognise the USSR until the 1970s, long after the US and UK and everyone else. They didn't do it because they hate commies. They did it because Russia and Ireland had revolutions around the same time, and when Ireland sought Russian recognition as a nation, Russia got scared about trade prospects with Britain if they agreed. They also refused to recognise WWII as a war, so they called it The Emergency and claim that ended in the 1970s too.
I don't know why they wanted to write in the Jews, but even if I did, I don't think the reason would make much sense.
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>>9915827
>They were mostly middle class, educated, westernized
This isn't true. Most Jews were country bumpkins.
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>Hey.... uh, fellas.
>Isn't it a little hypocritical to talk about "All men are created equal" when there are so many Enslaved Persons in these Colonies?
How would the Founding Chuds have reacted if someone dared to point this out to them? Would they have lynched such a person on the spot?
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>>9915832
Niggers arent men, but despite chugging estradiol by the handful, you always will be.
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Some would agree in private but no one was willing to split the country at that time over the issue.
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>>9915832
All men are created equal. Not all men are raised in equal circumstances.
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>>9915840
Based
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>>9915832
Many of them did point out this hypocrisy and spoke against it. The idea that the founders were unified in all things is a myth. Many of them would have torn out each others throats given the chance.

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What was wrong with colonialism?

Muslims enjoy raping children as did their prophet Muhammad did to 9 year old Aisha and the various rape gangs of Britain defended by leftists (facts are not "bigotry"). Chinese practiced foot binding. Indians widow burning. Natives sacrificed people to their gods and started "mourning wars". Africans happily enslaved each other to sell. Mongols razed entire cities to the ground. Why do they get to lecture those who bested them in honorable combat about "morality"?

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe we can learn from other cultures, like the Mongols. Had we wanted more land to settle instead of just tea, sugar, nutmeg... the world would have far less poverty today. Imagine if Somalia was like the Australian outback with a small number of miners and ranchers extracting the resources with the aid of modern technology instead of overpopulated with most living a miserable impoverished existence.
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>>9915895
>I didn't say X, I said X!
ok, anon
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>>9915124
Yet retards like you will complain about people talking about Africa as a whole, before talking about Europe as a whole.
You people are perpetual hypocrites
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>>9915924
>In non-western/traditional empires, all subject peoples are able to avail of the same opportunities as the people of the Imperial power.
A statement that doesn't preclude
cases of discrimination. But by and large that was what happened considering how subject peoples tend to rise high in trad. empires whereas none did so in colonial empires.
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>>9915937
>A statement that doesn't preclude cases of discrimination.
>all
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>>9915933
>Yet retards like you will complain about people talking about Africa as a whole, before talking about Europe as a whole.

Retards like you don't know retards like me, so quit projecting.

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What is the Holy Spirit in the Trinity? Aren't the Father and the Son also holy and also spirits? I know that the Son incarnated in a material body but wasn't He a spirit before that and after that too?
Why are they called Father and Son? It is my understanding that all three of them are eternal so how can one be a father of another, and if that is the case, what is the Holy Spirit in relation to the other two?
Are all three of them omniscient? It says that Jesus said that only the Father knows when He will return so does that mean that the Son and the Holy Spirit don't know everything? Does the Father know everything? Is knowledge divided between the three of them? My intuitive instincts would tell me that the Father, at least, knows everything.
To what extent are they three different beings? We usually think of Christianity as monotheistic but the Trinity is also described as three different beings who each are God.

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>Lusitania sinks
>German diplomats sends a communique to the US government that they will provide reparations to the families. and organisations that lost family and goods on the Lusitania as well as a payment to the US government at the end of the war as long as they don't enter the war on the allies side
Could a deal like this have prevented the US from fighting in ww1?
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>>9915031
Germany in WW1 had a fascinating habit of looking at everything from an exclusive military lens, even when a political lens could have warned them the decision they were considering might make their military objective harder.
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>>9913883
>That never existed
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>>9913883
>That never existed
Do germaboos really?
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>>9913821
Probably not. American banks loaned a shitload more money to the Allies than to Germany, so the banks were going to push hard for war no matter what
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>>9913821

reparations doesnt bring the dead back

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>>9913055
>terrorist ways
Catholics committed terrorism too:
-Crusades
-Spanish Inquisition
-Colonialism in the Americas and Philippines
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>>9911972
Ah yes, the one winning the war and not making bitter threads on 4chan is the seething one
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>>9915815
>Colonialism in the Americas and Philippines
Yes because the priest was doing the colonizing. First two is fair game, but colonizer is a stretch.
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>>9912172

Why were their schnozzes so big?
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>>9912502
Je...Italians.
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>>9912502
who is this anyway?
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>>9912502
that dude is on some serious uppers
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>>9912514
((( semitic )))
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>>9912514
bigger brains need more air

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>>9913535
Dumbass, you'll get instantly caught because the clothes won't fit you properly.
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>>9913485
IDK if you'd get to just sit around for that long
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>>9912672
What tab is that on the left of the tab you were on?
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>>9912672
>reddit
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>>9910552
swim away no wait nevermind

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Okay I kinda got destroyed in that last argument, however...

John 1:1 says εν αρχη ην ο λογος∙ και ο λογος ην προς τον (nomina sacra)
και (nomina sacra) ην ο λογος∙ 2ουτος ην εν αρχη προς τον (nomina sacra)

since the definite article can also be used to show possession in ancient greek, how schizo is it to guess that this verse is actually saying:
"and God's was the word"

If you actually are a classical language student please clarify thanks.
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Bump
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>>9915867
The definite article can show possession if it's A, used as a pronoun, and B, in the genitive case. Neither of which are true for this verse.
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>>9915890
What has to be in the genitive case the possessor or the possessed?
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>>9915912
The possessor.
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>>9915920
Thanks

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Are postmodernism and continental philosophy a gateway to degeneracy?
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>>9915910
>but the main concept of post-modernism is the deconstruction of classical cultural values.

The main concept of post-modernism is to deconstruct everything that the modernists said will fucking happen, you idiot.
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>>9915910
>post-modernism is against both reason and myth

What is it about then? What will follow after it?
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>>9915706
actually yeah? wtf
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>>9915921
>What will follow after it?

moral nihilism duh
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>>9915921
There I'm talking from a social standpoint AKA the social impact it generates. It's not hard to guess what follows after that.

How can people still believe in God in 2020?
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>>9914667
I'm not
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>>9911113
Garrison made Christ-chan pics? Wasn't that some flip creation?
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>>9914667
Not the guy you're talking to but you are clearly seething like mad because nobody is buying your Christian crap.
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>>9914667
This dude claimed a talking snake wasn't ridiculous. Lmao
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The state of modern society convinces me that the religious wisdom from the past really was divinely inspired to give us a chance at tard wrangling ourselves, because we have none otherwise

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Absolute kino.
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Tradcaths are really obnoxious aren't they? Actively turning me off from Catholicism.
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>>9908367
He should of thought about the consequences of breaking the law before he committed crimes against Jesus's church.
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>>9911723
>getting a divorce is heresy
based
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>>9909061
This would be a sick burn if catholics also didn't have a large scale rape problem.>>9909938
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>>9914392
The difference being that the crisis became a catalyst for a new reformation within their community, while Catholics have the same old 'don't ask, don't tell' policy to their problems.




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