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Tell me everything you want me to know by Polly Nicklefuck - Sat, 19 Nov 2016 19:38:35 EST ID:3zNoMkNy No.56988 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey, /his/, I live in Iceland so I feel distant from other countries. Most people here are informed, I think.. But I'm not sure whether it was my parents being separated/ dad in jail/ mother being completely ignorant of all problems in the world
But I never learned anything truly about the world. I'm 20 and in 2014 I asked my formed boyfriend the question "What is a fascist?" he was shocked having me not known what it was, as well as not knowing anything about North Korea
I felt angry myself that I didn't know these things and entered a class completely based on WWII, but it was intended for complete history nerds, so I went about deep details which usually people wouldn't even know about Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin.
However I still don't feel in place here. During the American elections I got pretty scared that WWIII might happen, because I've gone into way deep shit about how incredibly awful WWII was, and I know nuclear weapons are probably wayyy worse now than during Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but I calmed down and don't think/hope not that Trump will be going near that.
I also have been reading about ISIS, the Al-Quaeda, even tried to read some of Islam but all of which I did just sounded exactly like the bible, although I know it isn't, they worship Allah, and things are fucked in their beliefs although I want to find out exactly what their religion bases itself off, and what ISIS stands on
I want to understand what's going on in Syria and how to feel about refugees, I know they are being off limited in every country, even here in Iceland, and just what we could do for them, why everything is happening in the world..
I know my country is very small and insignificant to the outer world, but I really want to know whats going on, because it is happening, its real and thus it is important, and I will keep coming here to try to get a fix over whats up, but I'd also like it if you guys could help me gather more info, comment about it, or even drop me links, whatever it is.
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Thomas Pellerchet - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:05:06 EST ID:ueQZvpy5 No.57132 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57130
>>57131
>if you don't agree with muh socialism you're a stormlard!

Can't I hate both of you monkeys in peace? nb
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George Chupperbanks - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:23:20 EST ID:a4RgRtBV No.57133 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57132

Never said anything about "agreeing with socialism" you dork
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George Clayson - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:22:53 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57134 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57132
No one is accusing you of being a Stormfronter. I accused you of being a fucking stormfront immigrant.

If you don't know the proper catplanet, that just proves that you're a fucking stormfront immigrant.
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Caroline Higglekid - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:33:10 EST ID:JgLSnCXL No.57135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56988
It's tough to say what's going on, as the internet has ceased to be a way to accurately acquire info (in my opinion). There is quite a bit of misinformation, as has always been. Check out the Katyn Massacre. The soviets murdered the heads of the Polish army and this information was suppressed in the west because we had to be behind Russia for economic and military reasons. They tried to pin it on the National Socialists at the Nuremburg trials and they all lol'd. So yeah, I'd go with Sherlock Holmes in that your mind has only so much space, don't tax it and your sanity attempting to make sense of heavily suppressed current events while a league of idiots bleat on your ear. History will tell us what we didn't do.
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Thomas Mimmerfire - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:53:37 EST ID:JvKHliQV No.57136 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57135
>the internet has ceased to be a way to accurately acquire info (in my opinion)

Nah, you just gotta know how to vet sources as credible or not.


Local Buried Treasure by Sidney Fomblelock - Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:19:28 EST ID:6Jk/Rj9V No.57108 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So lately I've been Indiana Jonesin, looking up lost treasures to be found.

For instance, near me in Illinois, USA, there's supposedly gold hidden in a place called the Sweetin Mansion.

Guy built a mansion around the time of the American Civil War. When the war broke out, he didn't trust banks to hold his earnings, and so hid his stash somewhere on his property. Later on he broke his neck horseback riding and his stash was never recovered.

Folklore says his stash is in a cave guarded by ghosts and rattlesnakes.

I'm thinkin about checking it out.

What treasure legends are around you?
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Jarvis Clozzlelock - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:48:20 EST ID:+Y0H01EZ No.57110 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57108
It's not exactly local, but I've heard a lot of people talk about Confederate stashes of gold and money that get dug up fairly regularly in the path of Sherman's March to the Sea.
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Phineas Cligglehidge - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:02:55 EST ID:9EmCHdWO No.57111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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There was a very successful outlaw gang in Florida 100 years ago and a lot of their money was supposedly stashed away in the swamps and/or woodlands. I suspect a lot of people who would look have been deterred by the dangers and general unpleasantness. And maybe I just hate fun, but I'm pretty sure that most outlaws who came into a lot of money and kept doing outlaw shit for years on end probably just spent what they could hold on to and gave away what they couldn't for good will and favors.
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Lillian Peshway - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:02:33 EST ID:4s7lwCBr No.57116 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Supposedly Jean Lafitte hid a great treasure in the swamps south of New Orleans that nobody ever found, but with the coastal erosion, I wonder how much is findable anyway
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Cedric Grimfield - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:11:47 EST ID:wVlCXJBU No.57122 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here in Arizona we have a large mountain range that separates the inhabited phoenix metropolitan area from uninhabited desert wilderness called the Superstition mountains. Legend has it a dutch miner found a huge vein of gold and hid his stash somewhere in the mountain range. I have heard different versions of the story but usually people say he told his sons where it was on their deathbed, but they could never find it, or that he died before telling them the directions, or whatever. I've hiked around there a few times but never found any treasure. People been lookin for years though for the lost dutchman's treasure.
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Hamilton Sodgewill - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:26:00 EST ID:FisBRQum No.57123 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57122
A lot of people die out there. Mostly from the terrain and elements, but a lot of murders too.


Christ's Cut by Faggy Sasslestack - Sun, 06 Mar 2016 13:01:52 EST ID:wFiqczKy No.56569 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Did Jesus have a Jewfro or an Afro?
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Matilda Crundledodge - Sun, 29 Jan 2017 23:35:21 EST ID:swlAdxHJ No.57056 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Finally, a chance to show off my pic of Baby Black Jesus
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Fuck Pinderspear - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:11:01 EST ID:fWsCsdbU No.57117 Ignore Report Quick Reply
All that matters is that his education came from the east
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Oliver Sinningpone - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:25:21 EST ID:YEmgtMe4 No.57119 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>57117
>All that matters is that his education came from the east
Word?
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Fanny Fuckingworth - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:05:05 EST ID:wVlCXJBU No.57120 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57117

u do know Lamb was a satirical work of fiction right?
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Oliver Puggleburk - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:33:19 EST ID:mSizdWFT No.57129 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57120
Soooo fucking good though. Need to reread nb


Looting lol by Jarvis Clozzlelock - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:43:55 EST ID:+Y0H01EZ No.57109 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, I live in an area with a lot of historic sites for the United States--loads of maneuvering and raiding and fighting during the Civil War, some action in the Revolutionary War & 1812, plus the fact that Europeans have been in the area for 400 years. Unfortunately, a lot of important shit gets paved over all the time. Battlefields being turned into subdivisions and shopping malls. I got a nifty metal detector for Christmas so I think I'm gonna snoop around a wooded area at the junction of two local roads behind a gas station later this week. According to some local records during the Civil War a group of Confederates and Union troops skirmished at that road junction. There's another road nearby that something like 50 generals marched troops on during the War I'd like to search. Keeping in mind none of this land is parkland if you get caught relic hunting on protected battlefields they fine you, lock you in jail, & confiscate your metal detector & the vehicle you drove in on , have any of yall ever gone out and tried to gather relics?

I know it's trespassing but these are basically bum-infested thickets waiting to get turned into another strip mall and it feels wasteful having that history get lost, you know?
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Walter Geffingstock - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:46:48 EST ID:YEmgtMe4 No.57112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>it feels wasteful having that history get lost, you know?
Digging up artifacts without going through the proper archaeological methodology destroys any historical value that the items had. Without very carefully recording things like exact coordinates, soil stratum, soil type, etc. you've stripped the artifact of its temporal and special context, which are needed to establish historical context. This is why dig sites are so specific with their grids and boxes. So while leaving it in the ground might let some historian dig it up later or maybe not, digging it up yourself will definitely waste the historical value of whatever you find, at least in an academic sense.

I mean, post-Revolutionary American artifacts aren't exactly shedding light on some dark and mysterious part of human history and I'm certainly not going to cry over the loss of what will likely be Yet Another Bullet in the American historical record, so do whatever. But just know that every time you find something, some archeologist out there is silently shedding one single tear.
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Oliver Wadgekut - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:28:02 EST ID:C0s92n5H No.57113 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57109

I've been looking into metal detectors for this reason.

The thought of treasure speaks to a place in my spirit that rejoices at the thought of discovering something new, or rediscovering something long lost.

Historical accuracy aside, relics are about the only thing I would ever be proud to decorate a room with. Aside from monetary value, I could see myself placing quite a sentimental value on artifacts I recovered from the field.

And a modest find would make a hell of a bar story. I mean, are you really going to regret searching for some long lost treasure or better yet, recovering something that others can only imagine seeing for themselves?

It's the call to adventure. A dream of fortune. And in the end, what's a few lost trinkets going to matter to anyone?
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Polly Fullernick - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:19:37 EST ID:ueQZvpy5 No.57114 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57112
This. Never forget your actions are not in a vacuum, and other people will follow your lead if you let them. One bullet is nothing. A thousand idiots with metal detectors trampling over historical sites is not nothing. Europe has huge problems with treasure hunters ruining old Roman ruins or neolithic dolmens trying to hunt for gold.
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Cyril Widgenut - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:11:39 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57118 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57114
>searching for gold in neolithic dolmens

Just when you think people can't get more retarded... they do.
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Shitting Murdwater - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:19:30 EST ID:M+lZDv5i No.57121 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In cases where the area will be destroyed it sounds more okay to do, considering the above, with this clip about similar practice archaeologists called salvaging: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/damnation-desert-goddess-remembers-arizonas-glen-canyon


How reliable is historiography? by S\Gh0st\ - Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:17:53 EST ID:ywx7469d No.57044 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sometimes I get a little paranoid about this. Do all historians have evidences about they're afirmatives?
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Phoebe Fonkinhood - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:50:45 EST ID:TuA6Cd+C No.57070 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57069
Is your shift button broken? No? Then how about starting a new sentence with a capital letter? How dare you lecture someone while using such sloppy punctuation yourself.
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Basil Bingerforth - Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:42:38 EST ID:4Js4gPGR No.57071 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57070

You ended your question with a period.
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Rebecca Crockleford - Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:23:07 EST ID:FvOh3MvL No.57072 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57071
It was a rhetorical statement?
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Clara Wunningmedge - Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:58:56 EST ID:oibmao9Y No.57105 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57070
>>57071
>>57072
Children, children, settle down.
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William Grimman - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:50:00 EST ID:4Js4gPGR No.57106 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57105

I was just fucking with him

I don't even know what histiography is.


Worst battles in human history by Lydia Bamblelat - Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:46:23 EST ID:CwlDQeu1 No.56482 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm in a pretty soul crushing mood today and I've been thinking about the battle of Passchendaele. All factors considered is there a worse battlefield in human history? Will the world ever see such horrors, like those witnessed by the men in the general vicinity of Ypres during the war? 24 hour shelling, machinegun lines, snipers, chemical attacks and corpses everywhere? By comparison the highly mobile combat led in WW2 seems like a dream to me. Am I missing something?
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James Dropperlock - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:51:38 EST ID:NvbwrLRd No.57038 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57004

Because most of it wasn't recorded.
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Isabella Crudgewuck - Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:58:57 EST ID:8wyB/NwZ No.57041 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56512

what a lot of people also dont know is as the germans were steamrolling into mother russia, stalin ordered a mass relocation of millions of people and a rebuilding of industrial areas and basically did the same shit the u.s. is famous for in ww2, but on a much grander scale and over more years
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Archie Brabblebanks - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:46:55 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57046 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57037
Talking about weird historical exploratory shit.

Iceland was discovered by the Greeks during Antiquity. They never landed there, because they saw it as a pile of frozen rocks, but they did discover it. Some Greek explorer from Marseilles (which was founded as a Greek colony, not a French city) sailed from Marseilles all along the coast of West and North Europe until he reached polar ice and turned back.
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Reuben Habblestone - Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:43:34 EST ID:vClVXRJl No.57047 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57046
Considering it was uninhabited until the Vikings that is interesting. Though I guess it's kind of irrelevant because the Greek and Romans would have never settled there, it really was just a pile of frozen rocks. Ireland was too rainy, far, wet, cold, boring and populated with savages as it was. Nevermind Iceland.
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George Ferryfid - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:40:25 EST ID:M+lZDv5i No.57066 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56496
The Pacific theatre of WW II is kinda the opposite but related, it takes true bravery to charge to death. With the Japnanese doing banzai attacks from well-fortified positions instead of holding out as long as possible. Their best fighter pilots trying to kamikaze a battleship instead of staying alive to fight again.


Periods which need more exposure? by Thomas Gunningshit - Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:53:53 EST ID:mHFutvZ2 No.56963 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Medieval Byzantium certainly doesn't get enough credit
>stole silk from China
>greek fire
>essentially bought the huns off as permanent mercenaries

What periods do you think need more exposure? What times do you think its important for the average person to know more about?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaZK-WqZMB8
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Fanny Pushdit - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:44:48 EST ID:YEmgtMe4 No.57009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56963
Ethiopia, and the Horn of Africa in general. They have one some of the oldest recorded histories in the world, had a pivotal influence in all three Judeo-Christian religions, and created some absolutely stunning architectural wonders. And yet nobody in the West ever talks about them or cares to look into them.

Also, archeology in Nigeria needs a serious shot in the arm. Seriously, the place is like a condensed petri dish of human culture and artwork like few other places on earth. Between Nok, the bronzeworks, the walls of Benin and Sungbo's Eredo, Ile-Ife, nsibidi and the Ekpe secret society, the possible "Lost Tribe" connection to Israel, the over 500 languages spoken, all leading to their rapid rise to become the economic behemoth of Africa, the country is a potential goldmine of archeology just waiting to be discovered. And that's just the stuff we know about with what little has been done so far; it's mind-boggling to imagine just how much more archeological treasure and knowledge could be unearthed from that relatively small corner of the world.

My hope is that if both countries develop and grow as rapidly as they are now then they can start to become safer and more amenable to archeologists and tourists. But certainly, based on what we already know about them now, it's a shame they don't get more exposure.
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Edwin Bonkindetch - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:45:47 EST ID:oY5SR2vX No.57016 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56970

i think in its most early primitive stage, items were moved tribe to tribe until they reached the end of the line. once this ricocheted back to its source, the concept of trade probably became more solidified and maybe gave rise to nomadic traders
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Phyllis Brunkinham - Sun, 25 Dec 2016 17:30:22 EST ID:ZG4s1pP5 No.57031 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57009
I've been to the horn of africa and it's an utter shithole. Nothing of value
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zxz - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:07:05 EST ID:hJDXnZvF No.57039 Ignore Report Quick Reply
ancient colombia and mexico

all the old world shit is greeeat and all,

but people in central and southern mexico and colombia were doing mushrooms and dmt for thousands of years. no one gives a fuck though thats the part thats so mind numbing to me.

art is cute and all but what can you actually experience and take hold of or apply from these other places. theres very little that you can turn in to your own experience.
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Hamilton Brugglebury - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:48:56 EST ID:pjKBi0qU No.57040 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57039
>no one gives a fuck though thats the part thats so mind numbing to me.
Because that culture was so thoroughly raped, there's so few people around who truly know and very, very scarce records. This was deliberate. Destroy all knowledge of these peoples because it was inferior to the glorious might of Spanish Catholicism.

I had this super hippy dippy sociology professor in college. He told us this story about how he was doing research in South America (he did his dissertation on Liberation Theology) and he rode up to a group of very rural people on a horse with his companions. And they had never seen a white man before, and so appears this man with long hair and pale skin and they think it's Jesus Christ himself. Pretty whacky stuff. But yeah, the reach of the Spanish Empire was long my friend.

But beyond the Drugs dude. Like in Peru, the Incans were literally the Roman Empire with a massive sprawling connected empire of roads and cities (i think it was more complicated politically). So they got fucked cause they got there late. This was like, an ongoing process in the 1500s. It's not like Ancient Egypt where these ruins have been


Tell me everything about America + (Soviet) Russia + Middle East by Jack Hillyhall - Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:00:45 EST ID:asXAvW71 No.56601 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm trying to discuss ISIS with my friends and family, but eventually we always seem to hit some sort of dark spot of ignorance. Questions like:
  • Why is ISIS about religion, unlike Al-Qaeda?
  • Why did America create Al-Qaeda and ISIS? Why is influence in the ME so important?
  • Why did Iraq invade Kuwait, and why was it important enough to cause the Gulf War?
  • Why was the US buddies with Saddam? Why did the relationship go south?
  • Why does the US fear Iran so much?
  • Why did the USSR invade Afghanistan?
  • What possible gain could there be in turning the ME communist?
  • Why does Israel exist?
  • What's Clinton's role?

This is just a fraction of all the questions I have. Please don't feel limited to just answering these questions. I'm really trying to understand the current situation and how we got here. I'm also looking for a good, mostly OBJECTIVE documentary on the subject (possibly impossible to find?)
Really, I'm just looking for an outline of the past 60 years of history, simple enough for anyone interested enough to ask the question to understand. I realize I could just google it, but most of the times the reasoning they provide is as dry and unhelpful as "it was a in response to this event".

I know this is asking for much, but face it, ya'll fuckers love history enough that you'll enjoy telling me everything you know. you enjoy telling ignoramuses like me what's up.
Tl;DR: read the title and do it.
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S\Gh0st\ - Sun, 25 Dec 2016 10:50:42 EST ID:cnjBxcGC No.57029 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, Al-Qaedas ideals are strongly linked with anti-imperialism: The institution was created first as a war front against USSRs troops in afghanistan. After that, as USA decided to help Kuwait against afeghanistan, Al-Qaeda turned against the uncle sam, wich in the past was its ally and financier. As you can see, Al-Qaedas ideals are more political than religious, although the bastards are not secular.
I would say that their goals are not as evil as their methods.
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S\Gh0st\ - Sun, 25 Dec 2016 10:52:01 EST ID:cnjBxcGC No.57030 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56601
Well, Al-Qaedas ideals are strongly linked with anti-imperialism: The institution was created first as a war front against USSRs troops in afghanistan. After that, as USA decided to help Kuwait against afeghanistan, Al-Qaeda turned against the uncle sam, wich in the past was its ally and financier. As you can see, Al-Qaedas ideals are more political than religious, although the bastards are not secular.
I would say that their goals are not as evil as their methods.
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Augustus Shakelock - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:20:38 EST ID:ERYmyDk/ No.57032 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56601
Don't forget the Opium!
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Safe for adults, safe for kids, safe for animals, safe for livestock, safe enough to convert to your favorite concentrates!
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Nigel Clandleshaw - Tue, 03 Jan 2017 18:17:33 EST ID:bNT6UmHB No.57033 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I see people just guessing in this thread.
If you want to understand M.E history then you have go back to the imperialism days. After the imperialists left, the area was carved up with no regard to the original national, ethnic, religious factors. The countires became, and still are, primitive authoritarian system of governance. That's about early-mid 20th century shit. A lot of your questions are small time which is kinda bad if you want the bigger picture.
>Why is ISIS about religion, unlike Al-Qaeda?
Do you mean what were the factors to it's ideological birth?
A severe lack of education, poverty, a prominent religions role in the M.E, reactionary radicalization because of foreign interests.

>Why did America create Al-Qaeda and ISIS? Why is influence in the ME so important?
America indirectly created Al-Qaeda, it wasn't the number 1 intention. The U.S armed the mujahideen against the U.S.S.R. Then the mujahideen turned against the U.S. because of general involvement in the M.E (support of Israel, economic and military influence). ISIS was created by the same source of people, the militant religious radicals from the 80's and 90's , all the while radicalizing new and younger people.

>Why is influence in the ME so important?
Why is the influence in Asia or Europe so important? Because it's territory. There's still east vs. west mentality.

>Why did Iraq invade Kuwait, and why was it important enough to cause the Gulf War?
Iraq was authoritarian, it was only natural to start wars for economic and power gains. He also waged war on kurds and Iran. This is what authoritarian systems do.
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Samuel Chaddlestone - Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:34:05 EST ID:UqesEraZ No.57034 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57033
Good post, Nigel. Excellent work.


I Sincerely Believe... by Ernest Binninghotch - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:05:48 EST ID:gG9f1duV No.57013 Locked Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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It seems that throughout history, there have been more mass rapes, sexual slavery and forced breeding done to white people by Muslims than the other way around.

Others say that this is not true, but they only say this because they do not have the emotional strength to admit it. But you might know. So if you can, please prove me wrong.
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Molly Fankincocke - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 17:26:03 EST ID:4RNy1lDa No.57021 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57020
Are jews white?
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Edward Sunnerfield - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:45:20 EST ID:fVshiL/m No.57024 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57019

They didn't have a lot of people across the world though. They usually looked for local allies who did all the dirty work for them and just a few soldiers and policemen to keep up the law.
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Isabella Bammerfetch - Thu, 15 Dec 2016 06:12:13 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57025 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57020
>No such thing happened the other way around; in fact, there is no evidence that Crusaders raped women en masse.

Hahahahahaah, are you retarded?
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Alice Chorrylark - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:23:13 EST ID:UpNsw6rc No.57027 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>57013
your question should be on yahoo
ignored nb
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Ian Blubbleman - Sun, 18 Dec 2016 07:35:16 EST ID:pACIDeoi No.57028 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Even IF what you're saying were true (which I don't think it is), let's make out a big of atrocities Christians have done

Colonized the just about the entire fucking world
Killed hundreds of millions (over a billion maybe?) through enslavement, ethnic genocide, famine, war
De-industrialized and intentionally underdeveloped nations all over the globe
Supplanted countless local cultures, forced capitalism upon everyone, tried to force Christianity on everyone
Is more or less the reason why the world today is in such a dire, perilous shitty state

I could go on. Equally, I could make a big long list of the positive contributions to humanity that the West has done, and I could make a similar list about both aspects for Muslims. The point is that you can't make sweeping generalizations with no context or facts and expect it to hold up as an argument or people to actually take you seriously. I don't even know why I'm trying, there's pretty much nothing anyone will say that will make you change your mind. You might act like you're willing to "discuss" but in actual fact you're just an uneducated tool.


Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf by The Boat - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:03:29 EST ID:SqGhCnYX No.56996 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I just watched over this weekend all of "the Great War"s week by week one hundred years ago in the First World War youtube videos, and I must recommend them because of the high documentary level quality and the details of how each week of the War unfolded.

https://m.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar

One of the most interesting people from the war that even I didn't know much about was the Austrian Cheif of the general staff
Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf

Specifically his consistan overestimation of the Austrian-Hungarian ability to wage war. I suppose he wasn't that different in that respect from the likes of Italian General Luigi Cadorna. But Hotenzndorf really couldn't see that economical the Hapsburg Empire was incapable of supplying and supporting a modern army.

Does anyone have more info or books about him to recommend? Especially if they have to do with operational planning and the logistics of the Austro-Hungarian war effort?
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Edwin Foggleford - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 02:00:57 EST ID:GBTnxtdM No.56997 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh yeah, total buffoon. It's interesting when you begin to see Indy get genuinely frustrated by him at one point. Does he not launch like, a fourth assault into the carpathians in winter or some shit? It's terrifying how clueless nobles were able to get themselves into such influential positions back in the day. That applies to all WW1 armies but the A-H specifically.
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The Boat - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:30:16 EST ID:SqGhCnYX No.56998 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Three attacks into the carpathians in winter with cardboard boots and summer uniforms, to rescue the garrison of 100,000 at the fortress of premesyl they lost in those attacks 800,000 men... this was modern war <gravity laden pause>.

Yeah isn't this show great? He seems to get frustrated with herzedorf and Cadorna the most.


Axis victory in WWII. by Cyril Fodgehall - Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:28:39 EST ID:WsaYJeul No.56866 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is the most objective assessment of how an Axis victory would have been in the post-war years?
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Phyllis Gummleridge - Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:51:16 EST ID:AF8FGi+H No.56899 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56897
Good to know we have an expert. Opinions by practicing historians on the outcome of those plans is rather less certain.
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Cyril Sucklehutch - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:54:37 EST ID:8hSk1rC9 No.56902 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56875
Just pulling this out of my ass, I haven't looked at any numbers, but:
Suppose Franco joins the axis, invades Portugal. Germany/Italy launch invasions of Gibraltar, the Azores, and Canary islands. Those bases are used to raid allied supply ships.
Italy sends troops to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq to help them throw the Brits out and invade Palestine and Egypt from 2 fronts.
Axis now have total control of the Mediterranean and can send enough supplies across to take Africa's west coast, the allies no longer have the bases necessary to get around the cape.
Middle East doesn't fall, European Axis doesn't have oil problems.
The allied assault on Africa fails as they can supply far fewer troops than the axis and can't attack from Egypt.

Suppose Japan doesn't attack the US, opting instead to concentrate on China and pacific colonial possessions.
With Axis control of the middle east, there's a very direct supply route for the Japanese to send rubber to the the axis for steel, middle eastern and Balkan oil.

When Barbarossa starts, both countries have fewer troops to dedicate, but fewer supply/production issues and are much closer the USSR's industrial base.
Japan can now enter USSR from two fronts, one in west china aimed at the Urals, one in the east that just captures USSR's eastern coast.
Iraq invades Iran, opening up another front with USSR.
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Eugene Finningwork - Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:34:06 EST ID:a9WtbNjd No.56982 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56902

Why would Franco invade Portugal? They were pretty much fascist and only waited for a decisive defeat for Britain to join the axis.
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Fucking Hublingshaw - Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:52:16 EST ID:wbo9Cc1W No.56984 Ignore Report Quick Reply
First I need you to objectively explain how an egotistical drug addict who demanded final say on all military decisions despite being shit at it, wins a world war?
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Polly Clibblesudging - Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:09:48 EST ID:HXj7PgQx No.56987 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56866
US probably would be speaking German right now.

-Said every fucking person ever.

Ugh, so annoying.


Musketmen by Graham Mavingridge - Sun, 02 Oct 2016 19:47:46 EST ID:KCDGi4tU No.56914 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So in the 17th and 16th century muskets used a matchlock or wheellock mechanism to fire and therefore took a long time to reload, leaving the musketeers vulnerable, so they needed Pikemen to protect them. My question is- why didn't they just attach the pike underneath the musket and turn them into Piketeers?

I mean if you attached it underneath the musket with hoops, you could move the pike along so the musket was at the centre of gravity when you fired it. And obviously if it got to close quarters you could just us the pike like a pike.
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Hamilton Goodshaw - Mon, 03 Oct 2016 21:53:48 EST ID:TL6DdA5o No.56919 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because evolutionary pikemen were rapidly becoming obsolete. They were able to hold off cavalry that attacked with sabres but once the horsemen switched to shooting at infantry formations with their pistols the pikes just took useless casualties and it was considered a better option to have more muscets than pikes.
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Graham Blathercocke - Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:25:53 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56925 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56918
This.

Bayonets aren't good at all. They're dumb unwieldy slow unbalanced short spears. They also weigh down your gun, and make it harder to aim. They make reloading harder.

That's something they don't teach in videogames.

The only reason why bayonets became commonplace is because spears and pikes stopped being used. Suddenly an unwieldy bad slow unbalanced short spear became a lot better. Because it no longer had any competition.

Another point is that in the 16th and 17th century, all musketeers had their own sidearms, typically a sword and a dagger. So if they found themselves in a melee, they'd drop their gun, and use their sword.

But as the 18th century progressed, soldiers armed with guns became less professional, and more like retards with a gun. Replaceable retards with a gun. And no one is going to spend money on making swords worth more than a retard with a gun. So it became economically viable to just stick a knife on a gun, and give it to some retard and tell him to shoot other retards.
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Jack Blonkinhock - Sat, 08 Oct 2016 21:51:26 EST ID:bw6ZNCus No.56931 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56925
Well the first bayonets were plug bayonets that sat in the barrel of the musket. It still amazes me they didn't work out that was a bad idea right from the very start.
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Cornelius Shakebury - Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:33:24 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56940 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56931
It does make sense from their perspective.

One of the main reasons why bayonets make for such shitty weapons, is that they're misaligned.

The thrusting blade doesn't line up with the general line of the weapon, making it imbalanced and a liability in melee combat. That unbalance will result in slower attacks and bad accuracy, and someone with an actual spear, or a sword can capitalize on that immediately, since they have much better balanced weapons.
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Augustus Sudgepet - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 01:38:58 EST ID:BBViIOJc No.56976 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56916

yeah your strength or adaptability are irrelevant when it comes to timing, whenever a threat is advancing, a defense/counter must be executed simultaneously. with mixed arms you may have less of each weapon available but there is a greater time range of group readiness and less openings of vulnerability


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