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Why did America even give a shit by Phineas Fuckingstone - Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:46:22 EST ID:NN93ashj No.56644 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Like what was the point of the cold war? Why was someone else following a different economic system... a threat?
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Fanny Shittingdock - Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:54:50 EST ID:W38+YVX9 No.56669 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>this many communist stallions ITT
Phyllis Chinkinson - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 21:43:56 EST ID:1UXL+6lF No.56714 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>WW1 might be happening all over again.
Lets hope cooler heads prevail.
Wesley Dranderfoot - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 22:08:22 EST ID:slEOrfVs No.56715 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Just saw an interesting piece on VICE on HBO about nuclear weapons.

Two things stuck out:
1) USA is innovating in nuclear weapons including delivery systems. This basically forces an arms race with other nuclear armed nations. It's kind of fucked up that the USA roundly does the very ICBM testing that we chastise nations like Iran and North Korea for doing.
2) They said the US has developed a very small scale nuclear weapon that is highly accurate. They say that having a mini nuke like this actually increases the chances it gets used.

Pretty brutal. Though this could be the start of Cold War 2. Especially if one of these is used in the field of battle. Imagine if the USA starts charging admission to watch rented above ground nuclear testing in 15 years.
Phyllis Chinkinson - Sun, 05 Jun 2016 02:39:44 EST ID:1UXL+6lF No.56717 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wonder how the MAD policy is going to hold up when everyone has nukes.
Archie Blammergold - Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:02:48 EST ID:R447Jg7l No.56719 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Vikings by Shit Suzzlenick - Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:17:16 EST ID:yEdEzxgG No.56393 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are some good resources on the Old Norsemen, or Vikings? Namely I want to learn about their patterns on settlement around Europe. They could have set up a maritime Empire similar to what the British had in later centuries so it seems, so why was that never realized? They conquered enough land to start it.
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George Cropperkick - Tue, 22 Mar 2016 02:24:43 EST ID:Ilt4cK5H No.56599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I do recall that many vikings, following the rise of Christianity and subsequent emergence of "kingdoms" in Scandinavia, fled to less conquered lands like Iceland and Greenland. That seems to suggest that the notion of centralized power was antithetical to their traditional way of life.
Albert Drinnershaw - Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:23:02 EST ID:XFbI7gxA No.56600 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This shit about them never being unified and just a collection of petty kingdoms is sort of true, but have you people never heard of the fucking Danelaw? King Canut the Great?

I guess the reason "vikings" never set up a maritime Empire is because the time that they DID gets forgotten about and not associated with "vikings" because it was, well, an imperial state-building project with all the discipline and large-scale legal structures that don't exactly scream "savage raiders".

Seriously though. A pretty large portion of the peoples we call vikings formed one of the largest post-roman empires in Europe and set up the administrative and legal structure that laid the basis for every successive English and Danish state.
Eliza Sammerworth - Thu, 26 May 2016 13:43:54 EST ID:D58jJhjJ No.56701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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this is semi relevant


>The hard work of dozens of Marina High School students and their woodwork teacher paid off Friday when the group set sail for the first time on a Viking ship they built together.

>Bob Meade, who led the effort and has been a woodwork teacher at the Huntington Beach school for six years, said he has been building ships for years on his own but that this was one of the largest he created and the first he's made with his students.

>Since September 2014, he and his students have studied original Norwegian blueprints for Viking ships — the school's mascot is a Viking — collected money, gathered wood and constructed the 30-foot-long ship behind Meade's classroom.

>The project cost more than $3,500, with most of the money being spent on the plywood and polyurethane. Meade's classes built and sold lifeguard chairs to help fund the construction, and the school's art classes designed and painted the shields.
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pretty cool shit
Fanny Mirryforth - Mon, 30 May 2016 08:33:02 EST ID:/+tLisk/ No.56702 Ignore Report Quick Reply


This is cooler
Samuel Clallyshit - Mon, 30 May 2016 08:52:43 EST ID:EwfT3m0k No.56703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
well, it's also not built by highschoolers, to be fair.

what are /his/'s thoughts on the fucking new reality garbage history channel? by Lillian Suzzlebun - Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:51:47 EST ID:x7WtT6UX No.56597 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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pic related is how I feel everytime I see it
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Cornelius Sambleworth - Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:21:23 EST ID:2LlbMnx8 No.56643 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dude majored in history, he has to make money somehow.
Simon Smallson - Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:23:03 EST ID:6PhWCkVP No.56649 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is true.
Hedda Bladgehood - Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:25:29 EST ID:EnR4mp+i No.56653 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that's from that fountain of jenkum film!!!
Doris Nanderforth - Sat, 21 May 2016 11:29:22 EST ID:wbo9Cc1W No.56693 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Honestly, I'll take Pawn Stars over stuff about aliens and ghosts. That said I have no idea what their programming looks like these days.
Sidney Fimmlestetch - Wed, 25 May 2016 07:17:23 EST ID:yXsWe7+S No.56699 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I honestly didn't mind Pawn Stars too much when it was new. At the time they at least focused mainly on the historical items that got brought in to the shop and it was interesting to see what kind of weird historical shit people found in their attics or whatever and decided to try to sell for money. Being reality TV it of course quickly went to shit but at least it wasn't another show about fucking loggers or aliens.

Where Rich People Come From by Fanny Brirrychun - Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:26:24 EST ID:NPevHm2F No.56658 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Once upon a time, there were two cities. One city had an intelligent, wise man that helped people, healed people, and ordered society nicely. Another city had an intelligent, wise man, that killed his enemies, and surrounded himself with thugs that got a share of the dead people's resources, and everyone had to work for that man.

Then the peaceful man's city got wiped out by the violent man's city. The violent man separated himself from society, and his thugs became soldiers and police and bureaucrats.

That is most human history since then.
Hedda Berrypatch - Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:23:16 EST ID:5ZhO+S72 No.56659 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>That is most human history since then.

Since when, Professor Brirrychun?
Emma Fedgestad - Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:25:51 EST ID:6PhWCkVP No.56660 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is this something from Sumerian times?
Care to give us details?
Ebenezer Duffingtodge - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:06:24 EST ID:WhY2x3bu No.56662 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I see the violent man sent his thugs to bully this thread

Swords brah by Augustus Cemblewell - Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:01:17 EST ID:FyPnrQjn No.56637 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, I want to learn about swords in all their glory. From proper technique, to how they were made and how their formation and smithing changed


Think I'm gonna start with this. Any other recommended reading?
Martin Bommerbeck - Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:31:10 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56639 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Look up Schola Gladiatore on youtube, a channel on (military) history run by Matt Easton.

He's an archeologist who didn't really like digging up Roman urns on construction sites so he ended up trading antique weapons and armour. He also runs a HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) club.

It's really good, because he's someone who actually studied history on a university, unlike most history youtube channels, he actually cites sources and books.

The Nivkh People's "Bear Festival" by Edward Sizzlechut - Wed, 06 Apr 2016 06:27:16 EST ID:M0v1aQOJ No.56636 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Nivkh Shamans also presided over the Bear Festival, a traditional holiday celebrated between January and February depending on the clan. Bears were captured and raised in a corral for several years by local women, treating the bear like a child.[34] The bear was considered a sacred earthly manifestation of Nivkh ancestors and the gods in bear form (see Bear worship). During the Festival, the bear would be dressed in a specially made ceremonial costume. It would be offered a banquet to take back to the realm of gods to show benevolence upon the clans.[29] After the banquet, the bear would be sacrificed and eaten in an elaborate religious ceremony.

Fucking hell, that's a mental ceremony. To think that while all these wild things were going on all over the world, these people were just living the tribal/nomadic lifestyle virtually unchanged for hundreds of years.

Black death in Arabia/India by Fuck Tillinggold - Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:41:50 EST ID:UbbM3HsU No.56607 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm kind of interested in the black death, I guess that's a popular enough topic.
Thing is I always hear brief mentions of how it started in Arab nations and moved west as it moved east, and also hit Persia and India (so I guess Afghanistan too?)

And... you never hear about that. There's so much literature and media about the black death in Europe and it's effects on killing SO MANY people but I've found nothing in terms of what it did to the Muslim world.

Then I was thinking, maybe due to genetic differences (Like how Native Americans were destroyed by smallpox but Europeans carried it without symptoms) ... maybe those middle eastern folks weren't as susceptible and didn't die in such huge numbers, and that's why no one makes a big deal about it?

Or maybe there's just not much info available in English because Eurocentrism.

I have done some searches on the topic and come up with essentially nothing.

Does ANYONE know anything about this, can give me an overview or recommend some books/articles/documentaries/whatever.
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Matilda Susslefun - Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:49:31 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56614 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Eh, no. While I'm not going to generalize the medieval Europeans, there were prominent Christians during the early middle ages, that talked shit about washing yourself a lot - because guess who - the pagan Vikings sure loved washing themselves a lot.
William Bapperfoot - Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:57:27 EST ID:XFbI7gxA No.56615 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Obviously you can't millions of people in disparate cultures across nearly a thousand years, but it's a fact that bathing was not at all uncommon in European towns for most of the medieval period. The Romans were huge on bathing, and left behind an enduring set of public traditions and infrastructure that promoted widespread hygiene among all but the lowest tiers of society.
The fact that fringe Christian ascetics railed against bathing is an attestation to its commonality - you don't need to condemn a thing unless a goodly portion of people are doing it.


Read this, it's very thorough.
Beatrice Firringville - Sun, 27 Mar 2016 17:22:22 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56618 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just because you bath, doesn't mean you're clean. You need proper sewer work to get rid of that filth. You need garbage disposal etc.

I don't think I've ever read anything about Europeans outside people living in South-Europe taking care of getting rid of their filthy bathwater, excrements and garbage.

Do you know anything about it?
Jenny Lightfuck - Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:10:09 EST ID:Tkqef7x1 No.56619 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Well, here is something I've learned from studies of Jorvik (York), is that they had a system for garbage (which is actually one of our biggest contributors to what life was like back then, food, agriculture and stuff), the common practice among vikings was bathing every week and grooming of hair, makeup and accessorising with braids and the like.

The anglo-dudes did also wash, just more like.. Once or thrice a month if you were part of the usual rabble.

If you're from Britiain or Scandi you've mighta heard the word Midden? It comes from the danish mødding, which means garbage. They had a system for domestic crap, and since most the shit they threw were organic they didn't have to worry about the problems -we- face with todays trash.
Nathaniel Crandlehatch - Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:36:18 EST ID:NPevHm2F No.56625 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Black Plague hit a Mongol Horde (not sure which one) as they were outside a Genovese trade city. The Mongols were too decimated to take the city, but catapulted some of their plague-riddled corpses over the city walls before leaving.

That's probably how the plague spread to Europe.

Romia Imperio by Graham Fuckleshaw - Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:48:10 EST ID:SbLL3rxd No.56323 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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All I want is for the EU to dissolve and for the Roman Empire to be reborn. Instead of Latin, spread a language people can actually learn, like Esperanto.

This should be the anthem:

How can we blend modern technology and societal norms with Roman culture?
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Henry Dipperwore - Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:34:29 EST ID:SbLL3rxd No.56339 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A language is a language. Man-made or not.
Esperanto has native speakers, something Latin hasn't had in hundreds of years.
Angus Chunningspear - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 13:55:42 EST ID:RJ4ic01R No.56526 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Some languages sound and work better than others.
And esperanto sounds like shit.

I think we should throw a coin to decide between french and german.
Also the capital should be vienna and only continental europe and mediterranean islands should join.
Esther Grandman - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:06:09 EST ID:6PhWCkVP No.56527 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why are people so polarized when it comes to Esperanto?
I prefer Klingon, personally.
Eugene Blatherwell - Sat, 20 Feb 2016 19:01:23 EST ID:fzaa44hX No.56540 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because it's a Jewish invention meant to destroy local European cultures. And it does sound like Mexican shit.

Augustus Grimstone - Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:42:29 EST ID:AyVfeCOd No.56592 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Its straight up newspeak. A fabricated language devoid of any cultural context or nuance. Its fucking sterile. I don't want more reasons to destroy the interesting nuances of the currently dying languages just cos some fucks cant be bothered learning a language that takes more than a month.

Military History Tidbits and Stories by Bombastus !!HToBa9dh - Sun, 04 Oct 2015 10:34:33 EST ID:XFinykGi No.56165 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Post your favourite tidbits of military history and maybe (but please not) get into angry debates over the politics of war.

>be vietnam
>M16 costs 2x more than AR-15
>top brass reads reports that M-16 excels to AK-47 and AR-15
>buys it up, sends all M16s to nam
>jams all the time with a significant amount of people dying next to jammed guns
>turns out massive Colt lobby to inflate M-16 test results
>soldiers use M16 to kill VietKingKongs to get more reliable AK-47s
>be like arms race when you kill a guy, you get an upgraded gun
>M-16 cost around 3-4x more than AK
>mfw M16 still used today
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Lillian Crockleneck - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 16:12:35 EST ID:yoS4oQiI No.56547 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was at the shooting rage a few years ago. There were two guys, one had an M4 or AR15 something and another had an AK. The guy with the AK would shoot 3 shots and then look down range, and then fire 3 more. The guy with the M4-looking gun would fire 1 shot, then have to clear the rifle then shoot 2 or 3 more and then have to clear the gun.

It was really quite funny.
Jenny Ducklestone - Mon, 22 Feb 2016 06:37:31 EST ID:6PhWCkVP No.56548 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've fired an M-4 many times and never had a single malfunction.
I swear people don't clean/lube their shit.
John Cepperhire - Fri, 04 Mar 2016 04:55:53 EST ID:2maiH/8r No.56567 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>Were you? Of what?

The internet
Eliza Dellerwell - Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:02:24 EST ID:WJ647f/P No.56585 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuckin right on
You forgot one of the tools used to service aks, the duct tape
Edwin Sebberbury - Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:27:02 EST ID:WhY2x3bu No.56655 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what if you just shot it straight up from the surface like a rocket.
nb because old

Greece vs Rome debate / Other debates by Edward Dronnerwudge - Mon, 07 Mar 2016 20:49:46 EST ID:dLt1LZNw No.56573 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Thought you might like this, stumbled upon this debate on the cultural significance of Rome and Greece to the contemporary world between Boris Johnson(Greece) and Mary Beard and found it highly entertaining and interesting.

Personally, I'm just a sucker for Rome so I can't side with Greece.
Polly Gecklespear - Sat, 12 Mar 2016 20:23:38 EST ID:bmbARlua No.56576 Ignore Report Quick Reply
inb4 Boris submits an "edict' to staff ordering them not to disobey or undermine his authority on his position on Greece and then retracts and backpedals wildly to save face.

Mongol Empire Discussion by Faggy Blannerpock - Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:27:04 EST ID:ldRHh9cM No.56395 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Be Mongolians
>Have empire stretching from korea to poland
>Americans only remember you for BBQ resturaunts
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Jack Pepperstock - Thu, 25 Feb 2016 20:22:43 EST ID:FHacsYQJ No.56556 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I wouldn't call "gruesome ways to kill people with germs" medical advances. They also believed weird bullshit like bacteria that manage to infect/kill people would be stronger and so they drained the blood from dead people to extract those badass bacteria.
Jenny Sittingchot - Fri, 26 Feb 2016 15:36:15 EST ID:1zqE+127 No.56557 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've always wondered if thousands of years from now hitler and the nazis will be viewed in the same light as Genghis Khan and the Mongol empire, as the dominant "badass" leader who conquered multiple regions with the whole genocide thing brushed aside.
Nell Bullyhit - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 15:30:58 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56559 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, unlike the Mongols that had a massive effect on the world for hundreds of years, the Nazis basically didn't accomplish anything.

>but V2's and jet fighters!
Hitler didn't believe in rockets, and he didn't even see the potential behind them (hell, just look up how Braun looked back at his time making V2's compared to his time at NASA). And those German jet fighters, they were shit. Just like those electro-hybrid engines Porsche tried to make for the Tiger tanks. And a fucking million other projects that sounded good on paper, but failed because Germany didn't have the resources and brainpower (brilliant idea kicking all those Jews out of Germany retards) to handle the engineering difficulties to turn prototypes in mass production objects.
Cyril Hurringforth - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:00:22 EST ID:UH38+jj5 No.56565 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I heard he also cancelled any research on projects that could not be developed and battle ready within 1-2 years because he believed the war would be over by then
Hugh Mogglespear - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 08:39:06 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah he was a fucking idiot. When you really dig into WW2 history, it's just amazing how the Nazis didn't fucking lose right in 1944 or even earlier.

WHO IS THE BEST KING? by Cedric Gillermire - Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:46:15 EST ID:RZlDnIMx No.56341 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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TELL ME /HIS/, and I will JUDGE YE by YE CHOICE. For me it's gotta be Charlemagne, just saying, but I'm open to hearing other suggestions.
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Lillian Clayforth - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:31:06 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56471 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Charlemagne also had a fuckload of wives and maitresses. IIRC, back then the Church hadn't really codified marriage laws.

One of my ancestors was a rich farmer, and he married a noblewoman from a impoverished noble house that had been on the wrong side of rebellions a couple of times and that noble house traces its ancestry back to some wive of Charlemagne that didn't get any big claims for her children.

When I found that out, I thought it sucked it wasn't a direct lineage but to be honest, such a crooked lineage line is much more interesting, and it shows nicely how for many noble houses, being nobility wasn't that amazing. Just like there was a huge disparity between nobles and commoners, there was a big disparity between lower nobles and higher nobles.
Whitey Pittingbury - Tue, 09 Feb 2016 23:02:46 EST ID:46Ivwr3B No.56477 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Must suck being the midget in the middle. Are they all connected human-centipede style, or just duct tape?
Priscilla Sillerford - Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:01:25 EST ID:sEJZ+FBf No.56520 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il, lodestar of the korean revolution. He was the greateset saviour of humanity.
Jack Clonkinnack - Thu, 18 Feb 2016 07:04:56 EST ID:MzQA4Ad+ No.56528 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Qin Shi Huangdi was a OG nigga, first emperor of China, unified the warring states, initiated the great wall, commissioned the terracotta warriors, mandated a unified currency, initiated numerous public works especially in regards to irrigation and farming, set the stage for China to be the HNIC of asia for millennia.
Emelienegro !2iyFNTAIpU - Mon, 07 Mar 2016 02:58:13 EST ID:a4cvJIZX No.56572 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Inb4 mein Fuhrer

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