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Did Reagan and Thatcher actually have a special relationship?

Why didn’t the USA help the UK when Argentina invaded the falklands? USA wanted the brits to just take it to the UN and spend fifty years “negotiating” about it while Argentina de facto owned it
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>>13336012
Also US was busy
Also US was so involved in multiple nations and had to balance their stance on things to avoid upsetting allies.
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>>13336001
Did it work?
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>>13335992
What’s interesting is Reagan ordering the invasion of Grenada. It was still technically in the British realm and an invasion of the British commonwealth, and Thatcher called him up to scold him, but ultimately wasn’t going to end her relationship with America over some shithole commie dictatorship.

The Reagan/Bush years really was a golden age in US military performance, a complete reversal of todays bloated and incompetent military constantly barging into messy quagmires. What happened?
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>>13336899
Grenada is an island
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>>13336910
And?

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Thoughts?
Any chance of success or just a desperate gamble?
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>>13336556
>Any chance of success
no, the Soviets had been digging in like fucking mad and going all-out to prepare for the next German summer offensive to avoid getting caught with their pants down like the first two times
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It was either try a desperate counterattack to kill the salient or get destroyed in detail as sitting ducks.
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>>13336556
Gamble. Better than doing nothing that year.

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Suppose a ordinary peasant from medieval, Western Europe, gets lost in the woods and somehow lands in the year 2022. What would his reaction be to? (Par dying of every available disease)
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>"Where the fuck are the nobles?"
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>>13336932
>What are these foul, steel creatures roaring about?
>What are these dark people doing here?
>How are these paintings moving?

>be William Burke
>professional body snatcher stealing dead bodies to sell to medical schools
>eventually graduate to literally killing people in order to acquire bodies to sell
>get caught
>sentenced to death and dissection
>get dissected
>bones put on permanent public display at the med school he sold corpses to
>picrel is how he's looking today
Any other good examples of poetic justice in history?
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*ahem*

Would this be an accurate matrix to classify historical political leaders?
If we think about it, there's 3 separate ideologies: classic liberalism, conservatism/nationalism, and socialism. Everything else is a variant or a mix of these 3.
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>>13335311
Hard to argue with this
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>>13335311
You're basically projecting postmodernism back onto history.
Yeah we now live in a post-ideological era. This is not how things worked in much of the 19th and 20th centuries, though.
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>>13335311
>George Bush and Donald Trump are the same
kek
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>>13336074
>This is not how things worked in much of the 19th and 20th centuries, though.
>fascist machine gun squad
Google Bombacci
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>>13335981
What should I play instead?

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Why does everybody talk about World War 2, but nobody talks about World War 1?
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they do dipshit
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>>13335100
There are a ton of reasons but I think what really makes telling grand narratives of WW1 so hard compared to WW2 is the stakes. It's harder to make the actions taken to win the war compelling when the difference between ultimate defeat and victory is just some redrawn maps and some reparations. For WW2 you have all the pretenses of ethnic annihilation, brutal foreign rule, ideological replacement, etc to work with.
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>>13335100
lol
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>>13335632
>>13335159

>traumatized
The funny thing is most soldiers were sad that the war was over and they would return to unemployment.

When did it all go wrong?
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>>13334582
mexico is a shithole because of neoliberalism and usa sending an armoury's worth of assault rifles to mexican criminals trough the border every day
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>>13329257
2000. It was the perfect institution before their failure back then.
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>>13335847
If it wasn't manned by second-gen retards it would have lasted for fucking centuries, the perfect dictatorship indeed. To be admired for its way of control, if nothing more.
The thousand year party.
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>>13335751
yeah that was the PRI's doing after becoming horrifically corrupt
>>13335847
>t. salinas
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>>13330038
This

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Christian lore is fucking boring
I love reading about Egyptian, Babylonian, Norse, Mesoamerican, Jewish, Celtic, Slavic, Greek gods and rituals. They are just so creative and fun.
And then there's Jesus "hurr, i can like ughhh... cure people from cancer and walk on water, but i also died because people were mean to me ;("
All the cool shit in the Bible happened in the Old Testament.
Prove me wrong
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>>13333637
>Christian lore is fucking boring
Check some Saints' lives
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>>13335701
>add them together you get 666.
Wasn't it 616?

http://archive.csad.ox.ac.uk/POxy/beast616.htm
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>>13335822
Both.
See:
>>13333658
You can spell it a few ways in Hebrew, because Nero Caesar will be a transliteration from Latin/Greek anyways so there wouldn't be any 'right' way to spell it in Hebrew. One spelling gives 616 and another gives 666, both of which are attested by different manuscripts. But the fact that both numbers of the beast come out to the name of Nero Caesar is pretty good evidence that this is who the author had in mind.
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>>13335115
me on the right
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>>13333637
>he thinks Christian mythology is just the Gospel stories
Saint James Matamoros is pure mythological kino, you take that back, sir

Would Brazil be better off if it stayed in a United Kingdom with Portugal?
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>>13335889
Only if the Portuguese Assembly stopped provoking Brazil into independence.
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>>13335889
Would Portugal?
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Yes. Brazil was quite free and decentralized under it.

What do you think of the argument from historians like Eric Foner that Reconstruction was the real founding of the republic?
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>>13335101
>He was Dutch
and he acted like a scheming jew, considering dutch history I wouldn't doubt if he had some jew blood
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In 1840 they very successfully smeared Martin Van Buren as a Northeastern elite when he grew up in poverty, while pretending William Henry Harrison, the scion of an elite Virginia family, was a humble backwoodsman.
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>>13334910
Some Southerners hoped to bring industry to their region but it was difficult when they had little liquid capital. They had a limited degree of success with textiles and Alabama's coal and iron allowed Birmingham to become a steel town.
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>>13335651
What’s even more hilarious is that Harrison was a useless retard who played hide n’ seek with his British counterpart in the War of 1812 and only won fame as “muh Indian fighter” under Jefferson because he pulled off a one-sided ambush when Tecumseh wasn’t around to rally his people. /his/tards used to jokingly love him as a “what if” president, but thank god he died early and we got Tyler instead. Harrison probably would have been the 19th-century version of #46 and had Clay’s hand so far up his ass he could use him as his personal puppet
VGH, what I wouldn’t give for 8 years of the Little Magician
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>>13334840
No he wasn't

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>>13334805
That isn't funny. I hate that 'diverse' London accent. People who really speak like that should be whipped.
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>>13335450
this is the world we live in now, the world boomers chose
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>>13335450
>>13335498
I'm glad that I don't live in london or the UK, but that accent and lang is hilarious to me
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>>13335450
true

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Is psychoanalysis a pseudoscience?
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>>13334045
anon how often did your mother hug you in your childhood?
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>>13333847
No, but your pic is
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>>13333847
It's /x/ for rationals
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Yes with the sole exception of attachment theory. You won't get good /psych/ conversation on this shithole though.
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>>13333847
Yes

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Oh no leftybros....
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>>13327743
but I hate black people though.
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>>13336061
as expected from a troon
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>>13327852
"That wasn't REAL communism" incoming.
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>>13334499
>Peron wasn't a communist
No, he was not, but he had followers who absolutely were and didn't have any problem thinking of Peronism as a communist/socialist ideology, despite him being a Mussolini fanboy and living in a fancy house in Spain for most of his exile.
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>>13336779
And those followers are mostly the ones currently fucking around in the justicialist party.

Their culture is the founding of our Science, Democracy, Theatre, and Health, and Mathematics.

We should write a "Bible" based on their work. Not middle eastern desert nomads.
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>>13335031
i just started reading the iliad. really good. wish i was ancient greek desu
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>>13335031
Would that sideway brush obscure the vision of the soldiers behind?
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>>13335622
implying grandeur is not more important than line of sight
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>>13335543

A classic thousands of years ago is kino cinema today.
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>>13335031
Greeks were cringe
Romans were better
You may now cope

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48 years ago, the UVF killed 33 people with two car bombs - mostly young women and including a full term unborn baby. How much were the british armed forces involved?
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Most accept a level of British involvement. A common tactic for using Loyalists was disruption or escalation; there's the infamous story of some military officials asking them to blow up a Catholic girls school, but with the UDA actually refusing to do so. Anyway, the Dub+Monaghan bombings are thought to have been an attempt to prevent any future versions of Sunningdale/other agreements that contained concessions to nationalists.

I don't remember the full detail off the top of my head but I believe the UDR are thought to have been heavily involved (specifically several officers who were members of both the UDR and UVF) and the British Army were aware of those responsible but didn't go near them. Central to a lot of theories was William Hanna, the UVF's Mid-Ulster Brigade leader who was also a Sergeant in the UDR and also held a rank I can't recall in the army.
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>>13336326
>How much were the british armed forces involved
As much as Italian was involved in explosions in Milano, Peteano and Bologne.
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>>13336377

Loyalists made a few attempts to bomb schools during the troubles and carried out a good few attacks in the South but luckily they were mostly incompetent apart from the Dublin and Monaghan bombings which the Brits helped out with.

>16 September 1970 - A Loyalist bomb exploded in a classroom of Trentaghmucklagh National School just outside St Johnston, a village in the Laggan district in the east of County Donegal. The school was empty at the time. It is believed the UVF were responsible.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Troubles_in_the_Republic_of_Ireland




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